Loved and Forgiven

Note: NLT = New Living Translation is used on all the scriptures unless otherwise indicated.

God loved us first…then He forgave our sins to bring us back to Him through His only Son, our Lord Jesus!

Such an amazing grace. Even when we are sinners, Christ died for us!

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From Sinner to Saved to Changed to Delivered to adopted Son of God!

Sinners Saved

Romans 5:8 New Living Translation
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

1 John 4:9-10 New Living Translation
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love–not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

We are doomed to death but He saved us. We are condemned from the start. But thank God! By the hearing of His message, the Word, by moving us to accepting His Son, we are redeemed!

Romans 10:17 New Living Translation
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

Mark 16:16 New Living Translation
Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.

  1. 1 John 2:23 New Living Translation
    Anyone who denies the Son doesn’t have the Father, either. But anyone who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
  2. John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
  3. Galatians 3:26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

It’s a harsh reality. Refuse and be condemned. Do you have any idea where you will be condemned or how?

Acts 2:38 New Living Translation
Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

No repentance, No turning to God, No baptism, No forgiveness of sin = No gifts from the Holy Spirit.

Acts 16:31 New Living Translation
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”

Romans 10:9 New Living Translation
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1 Corinthians 12:3 New Living Translation
So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 1:18 New Living Translation
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.

Mark 8:38 New Living Translation
If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

Romans 1:1 New Living Translation
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–the Jew first and also the Gentile.

1 John 3:24 New Living Translation
Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.

1 John 4:15-21 New Living Translation
All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 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. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.

1 John 5:11 New Living Translation
And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life. I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

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If you believed and accepted Christ, He will live in you and you will be a temple of God.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?

2 Corinthians 2:15 Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.

Romans 8:9 New Living Translation
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)

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Towards the Family

Ephesians 5:25-28 New Living Translation
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself.

1 Peter 3:7 New Living Translation
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

Colossians 3:18-21 New Living Translation
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.

Ephesians 6:4 New Living Translation
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6 New Living Translation
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Deuteronomy 11:19 New Living Translation
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

Isaiah 38:19 New Living Translation
Only the living can praise you as I do today. Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next.

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Towards the People

John 8:47 New Living Translation
Anyone who belongs to God listens gladly to the words of God. But you don’t listen because you don’t belong to God.”

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 10:12 New Living Translation
Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him.

1 John 2:5 New Living Translation
But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.

1 John 3:19 New Living Translation
Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God.

1 John 4:6 New Living Translation
But we belong to God, and those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has the Spirit of truth or the spirit of deception.

Questions

1 John 5:5 New Living Translation
And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

Romans 8:32 New Living Translation
Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?

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The Greatest Commandment, Towards Others

Galatians 5:14 New Living Translation
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

James 2:8 New Living Translation
Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 John 4:11 New Living Translation
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

Matthew 7:12 New Living Translation
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.

Luke 6:31 New Living Translation
Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

Romans 13:8-10 New Living Translation
Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. For the commandments say, “You must not commit adultery. You must not murder. You must not steal. You must not covet.” These–and other such commandments–are summed up in this one commandment: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

Galatians 6:2 New Living Translation
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

Galatians 5:14 New Living Translation
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Doughnuts, Towards Others

Levicitus 19:18 New Living Translation
“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Proverbs 20:22 New Living Translation
Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

Doughnuts, Towards Ourselves

James 4:11 New Living Translation
Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you.

James 1:22 New Living Translation
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

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Be Kind, Be Merciful

Proverbs 11:17 New Living Translation
Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you.

Matthew 5:7 New Living Translation
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Matthew 18:33 New Living Translation The words of the master
Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’

Ephesians 4:32 New Living Translation
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12-13 New Living Translation
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

James 3:17 New Living Translation
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

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Control & Overlook

Proverbs 19:11 New Living Translation
Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

Proverbs 14:29 New Living Translation
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 New Living Translation
Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.

James 1:19 New Living Translation
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.

Romans 14:1 New Living Translation
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 New Living Translation
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

What You Might Miss

John 3:36 New Living Translation
And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

Matthew 7:24 New Living Translation
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Proverbs 12:7 New Living Translation
The wicked die and disappear, but the family of the godly stands firm.

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Towards Our Loving Father to Ourselves

Luke 6:36 New Living Translation
You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.

Ephesians 5:1 New Living Translation
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.

Matthew 5:47-48 New Living Translation
If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 7:11 New Living Translation
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.

Psalm 84:11 New Living Translation
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

1 Timothy 6:16 New Living Translation
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

John 1:18 New Living Translation
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

John 6:46 New Living Translation
(Not that anyone has ever seen the Father; only I, who was sent from God, have seen him.)

John 14:7 New Living Translation
If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Exodus 33:20 New Living Translation
But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.”

Towards Others : Vengeance is of the Lord’s

Romans 12:17 New Living Translation
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable.

Romans 12:19 New Living Translation
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD.

1 Peter 3:9 New Living Translation
Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 New Living Translation
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.

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In Every Opportunity, Towards Others

Galatians 6:10 New Living Translation
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone–especially to those in the family of faith.

Proverbs 3:27 New Living Translation
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.

Luke 6:35 New Living Translation
“Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked.

Proverbs 25:21-22 New Living Translation
If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat. If they are thirsty, give them water to drink. You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you.

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Blessing Others

Romans 12:14 New Living Translation
Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.

Luke 6:28 New Living Translation
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you.

Matthew 5:44 New Living Translation
But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

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Matthew 5:9 New Living Translation
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

Philippians 2:14-15 New Living Translation
Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

1 John 4::7 New Living Translation
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

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Proverbs 3:12 New Living Translation
For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

Psalm 94:12 New Living Translation
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.

Job 5:17 New Living Translation
“But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin.

Lamentations 3:39 New Living Translation
Then why should we, mere humans, complain when we are punished for our sins?

Hebrews 12:5-6 New Living Translation
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the LORD’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

Hebrews 12:11 New Living Translation
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

Revelation 3:19 New Living Translation
I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference.

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The GODly

Proverbs 10:3 New Living Translation
The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:25 New Living Translation
When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

Psalm 31:23 New Living Translation
Love the LORD, all you godly ones! For the LORD protects those who are loyal to him, but he harshly punishes the arrogant.

Malachi 3:18 New Living Translation
Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”

Psalm 34:9-10 New Living Translation
Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.

Psalm 37:28 New Living Translation
For the LORD loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.

Psalm 84:11 New Living Translation
For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.

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Everything We Have is a Gift

John 3:27 New Living Translation
John replied, “No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.

1 Corinthians 4:7 New Living Translation
For what gives you the right to make such a judgment? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a gift?

James 1:17 New Living Translation
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

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The Love of the Father

This is an entirely big topic to talk about. However, you may not experience or comprehend His love unless you open your mind and heart, and your whole being to Him, and let the Holy Spirit of the living God fill you, and the Lord Jesus to reign in every aspect of your life.

John 14:23 New Living Translation
Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.

John 15:9-13 New Living Translation
“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

John 16:26-27 New Living Translation
Then you will ask in my name. I’m not saying I will ask the Father on your behalf, for the Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God.

Romans 5:5 New Living Translation
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 New Living Translation
As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation–a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth.

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Romans 12:3 New Living Translation
Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

Romans 1:21 New Living Translation
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.

Hebrews 6:4 New Living Translation
For it is impossible to bring back to repentance those who were once enlightened–those who have experienced the good things of heaven and shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the power of the age to come–and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.

2 Peter 2:20-21 New Living Translation
And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.

Luke 11:26 New Living Translation
Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before.”

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The Unforgiveable Unpardonable Sin. BEWARE!

Matthew 12:31 New Living Translation
“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven–except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven.

Luke 12:10 New Living Translation
Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Mark 3:28-30 New Living Translation
“I tell you the truth, all sin and blasphemy can be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven. This is a sin with eternal consequences.” He told them this because they were saying, “He’s possessed by an evil spirit.”

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About Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14 New Living Translation
“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Luke 7:47 New Living Translation
“I tell you, her sins–and they are many–have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

2 Corinthians 2:10 New International Version
Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,

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Prayer Points

Acts 26:16-18 New Living Translation Saul’s conversion to Paul
Now get to your feet! For I have appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and witness. You are to tell the world what you have seen and what I will show you in the future. And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

2 Corinthians 3:14 New Living Translation
But the people’s minds were hardened, and to this day whenever the old covenant is being read, the same veil covers their minds so they cannot understand the truth. And this veil can be removed only by believing in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:4 New Living Translation
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6 New Living Translation
For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:18 New Living Translation
Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.

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Prayers

1 Thessalonians 2:16 New Living Translation
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say.

Romans 15:5-7 New Living Translation
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory.

Ephesians 1:18 New Living Translation
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called–his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

Ephesians 3:16 New Living Translation
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13:14 New Living Translation
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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The 30th of January 2017

Woke up late. Cyril is having a fever since last night. We prayed for him on different times. The Lord’s healing is upon him now. He is up and about when I left home at past 9:00pm.

I went to the office, signed some docs, bought paper towels, bought lunch, paid the utilities, bought some groceries, ordered pizza for Czarina Joy.

By the time the pizza arrived, we’re ready to eat. We celebrated Czarina Joy’s 17th Birthday. We have pizza, mojos, chicken and cake. 🙂 All glory to God.

After dinner, we prayed. Chloe James present this time.

The Lord’s mighty hand moved mightily.

All glory to our living God!

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The 1st Shabbat Night of 2017

We are still in awe of the last Shabbat of 2016. It was full of new experiences to the majority of the members of CLSF Paco House of Prayer. See the old post here.

This night is expected to be exciting.

Ate Yollie wrote something for reading. It was given to her by Ate Eda.

“Äko may sakit ang pakiramdam ko, attack lang ng enemy…pero alam ko na makakareceive ako ng healing as we do our shabbat night”

“Ito yung purpose natin bakit tayo nagsha-shabbat”

After the Tzedakah, an opening prayer by Ate Yollie:

‘Lord, we thank you. We thank you so much as we start this year 2017. Salamat Panginoon na we can celebrate shabbat. We honor you at this time, father God. We thank you for the benefits of shabbat. We thank you na hindi lamang nare-recharge ang aming spiritual batteries but also you strengthen our divine connection with you. And thank you for that benefit that we will have a taste of paradise as we do this shabbat this day. We welcome you, Holy Spirit. Be the one who direct and inspire us tonight…even the songs that we will sing kayo po ang magbibigay sa amin ng direction. And pati po yung aming sharing time kayo po ang magdirect nito, Holy Spirit. We give this time unto you, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”

Kuya Eli and Ate Au lead the Shabbat Prayers.

Ate Yollie: “Lord, we thank you this offerings. Let this be the fund for the needs of the center….kayo po ang magmultiply ng blessing sa lahat…in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”

Ate Yollie while blessing the Children: “…lalong-lalo na po ang malalim na relasyon nila sa inyo, lalo nyo pa pong palalimin, iinspire, ienergize na gawin po ang lahat ng mga nararapat upang mas makilala po nila kayo. Lord, we just speak blessing Lord, dito po sa last year ng kanilang semester. We pray Lord, that you will bless them sa kanilang thesis, bigyan po sila ng guidance, and that you will be glorified in each one of them. We give you back all the glory in Jesus’name.”

Proverbs 31:10 declared by the students for the wives and their mothers.

Psalm 128 was declared to the Husbands and Fathers – including spiritual fathers.

Ate Yollie: “Sa monday merong Nazareno. Sabi may threat. Pagpray natin kasi ang daming tao nyan. Yung possibility na may mangyari. Kaya Lord, kaya sabi ‘may you see manila prosper, and be kept safe, especially on Monday – the day po ng Nazareno. Hindi lang sila maawaken spiritually, but also keep them safe. At tsaka wala pong mangyaring terrorists attack. Lord, we charge your angels. Yan ang pinakamahalaga. Open their eyes and spiritual understanding, to the truth na mali ang kanilang ginagawa at kailangang madirect….In Jesus’name we pray. Amen.”

We then proceeded to singing of songs -in worship:

We do not have a guitar this day.

These are the numerous songs we sung:

  1. Times of refreshing Here in your presence 🎵 No greater blessing Than being with you 🎵 My soul is restored 🎵 My mind is renewed 🎵 There’s no greater joy, Lord 🎵 Than being with you – Lead by Ate Au. She just prayed for the group afterwards.
  2. 🎶 You are beautiful beyond description, Too marvelous for words 🎵 Too wonderful for comprehension..- Started by Ate Eda
  3. I’ll stand with arms high and heart abandoned 🎵 In awe of the one who gave it all .🎵 I’ll stand, my soul, Lord to you surrendered all I am is yours…🎶
  4. 🎵 I love you, Lord 🎵 And I lift my voice 🎵 To worship you, O my soul rejoice. 🎵 Take joy my King 🎵 In what you hear 🎵 May it be a sweet, sweet sound in your ear. 🎶
  5. Come Holy Spirit, fall on my now 🎵 I need your anointing 🎵 come in your power 🎵 I love you, Holy Spirit, you’re captivating my soul 🎵 and everyday I grow to love you more 🎵🎵 I’m reaching for your heart 🎵 You hold my life in your hands 🎵 drawing me closer to you 🎵 I feel your power renewed 🎵 Nothing compares to this place 🎵 Where i can see you face to face 🎵 I worship you in spirit and in truth…- Lead by Elijah
  6. Holy Spirit you are welcome here 🎵 Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere 🎵 Your glory God is what our hearts long for 🎵 To be overcome by your presence, Lord 🎶 – Lead by Ate Cora
  7. The more I seek you 🎵 The more I find you 🎶 The more I find you 🎵 The more I love you 🎶 I wanna sit at your feet 🎵 Drink from the cup in your hand 🎵 Lay back against you and breathe 🎵 Feel your heartbeat 🎵 This love is so deep 🎵 It’s more than i can stand 🎵 I melt in your peace 🎵 It’s overwhelming 🎶 – Lead by Khaye Anne
  8. 🎵 All I want is just to know your heart and would you keep me here until were one…🎶
  9. My soul sings 🎵 My soul sings 🎵 My soul sings 🎵 How I love you 🎶

Ate Myles prayed a short prayer, then we greeted each other:

” God loves you! May the peace of God be with you always! Shabbat Shalom!” 

What happened next is an anointing. We all lined-up, as instructed by the Holy Spirit. Elders first. Diego was first among the students and Cyril was last.

Ate Myles prayed for Ate Yollie and Kuya Joe:

” Lord, we release your blessing. Let there be…wisdom, double-portion of anointing. Let there be rejoicing in their spirit, and may they see the harvest, the fruit of their hands. So Lord, continually bless them O God, in all the things that they need physically, spiritually O Father. Thank you so much that you have given us leaders O God. Lord, thank you for Kuya Joe. for Ate Yollie, even for TJ and Joshua and Elijah. Thank you, Lord for this family. Lord, embrace them O God with a full blast of blessing that is coming from your throne o Father. Thank you, in Jesus’ name. Amen!” 

Ate Yollie: One last song of rejoicing sa Lord!

Ate Au lead: Shout to the Lord all the earth let us sing 🎵 Power and majesty praise to the King! 🎵 Mountains bow down and the sea will roar at the sound of your name. 🎵 I sing for joy at the work of your hand 🎵 Forever, I love you! Forever I’ll stand🎵 Nothing conpares to the promise I have in you 🎶

Ate Myles prayed: “Lord, we seal all the prayers, and all pronounced blessings, the giftings, the promises you have given to each one of us. Let it not be taken by the enemy but by the blood of Jesus, seal it O Father. Father, we rejoice in your goodness, we claim all of this, claim it O God, and it will come to pass. I even pray Lord, dun sa food na kakainin. Maging strength po ito ng katawan namin, at pagpalain mo po ng todo todo ang nagprepare nito. We give you glory. We give you praise, O God. Thank you for your presence. In Jesus’ name, Amen”

We then partake of the meal. Ate Yollie ordered a pizza. I did prepare a rice meal.

Sharing started as soon as everyone is settled.

I started the sharing, followed by Diego. He mentioned John 15 about bearing fruit – the fruits of the Holy Spirit. My wife, for the first time, sang songs for the glory of the Lord! Scripture Song Isaiah 43:1-3. She also mentioned Luke 13 about a woman who was set free from her infirmity. Diego mentioned Galatians 5:22. Ate Au shared the healing on her leg pain. Jthan mentioned something about new things – about looking forward to every shabbat now. Ate Yollie mentioned something about the Taste of Paradise. I related how I saw everybody looked like a candle with the flame for our head. Ate Cora shared something about Cyril’s gift, a small harp! Ate Yollie talked about the youth being unleashed during the last CLSF Worker’s Camp. Diane shared a verse from her quiet time: 1 John 3:10 and John 1:39. Kim shared about his struggle on his quiet time. He also said that we Should establish ourselves in the Word of the Lord. Kuya Joe closed the shabbat with a prayer.

All glory to God, the Almighty!

by Mar Marilag 01/12/2017

 

 

The 5th of January 2017

It’s already 10:40am. I’m on my 3rd cup of coffee. ☕☕☕ I just had my lunch and it’s so good.

However, my day started late. 🙂 Late at work. I didn’t hear anything from my alarm. Sun is already up when I get up. Funny…very funny.

Coffee Counter as of 1:18pm … 4 – ☕☕☕☕

2 Owl Coffee / 2 French Roast w/o Sugar

Went to Madocs. Wife and kids went ahead of me.

We expect to have the cast on her left foot remove.

By about 4:00pm, the Doctor called us in. After a few questions, he removed the cast. Fast and smoothly done.

All glory to God! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Our great joy on the way out of the hospital.

We took a ride to Robinsons Manila then straight to home.

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After a nice dinner, I wrote an update of a blog long overdue.

Add 1 more ☕ over the 4!

All glory to God for this wonderful gift!

by Mar Marilag 01/05/2017

 

The 3rd of January 2017

We woke up early. We had a simple breakfast of bread and coffee. Off we go to CLSF Central for the Bow Training Orientation Batch 2.

We arrived a few minutes past 9am. Then the worship started after a few words from Pastor Joel of IFP (Intercessors For the Philippines).

It was a free-flowing worship in spirit.The leader just waited upon the Lord for instructions and He never failed.

We were set free from entanglements on our feet. We were allowed to dance freely and take away all the seats. There was also a renewal of vows for all the married couples. My wife Cora saw me in white american suit with white rose on my chest, while she in a long gown, holding a bouquet of white roses! How I wish I could see what she saw.

Then an orientation about the Bows role in these end times.

Pastor Rene lead the intro on Angels Training.

There was a confirmed intruction for all the Pastors and Leaders to wash each others’ feet. We did.But it was all after the Covenant Signing. A Spirit-lead ceremony guided by the angels with the Lord on the Stage. Each one signed a golden blank book with a golden pen. We are to sign our name and our commitment as Bows for the Arrows of the End Time Armies. It was a very organized ceremony. The angels would, for some select Pastors, give something or send a message. One was given healing. We didnt know she was undergoing chemotheraphy. One was given something for his maintenance. Pastor Peter was given a sandals. Pastor Eric, a conductor’s wand. Pastor Ed, an end-time Crown!

It was a mighty move of God for this batch.

After the giving and closing message by Pastor Ed, we ended at past 3:00pm!

Me and wife then took a ride home. Ate a late-lunch at Chowking Kalentong, bought food for Cyril and Czarina Joy, then straight home.

Here now, at home, having ☕, and writing this blog.

Our God is really an awesome God. His clear instruction earlier is to follow the move of the Holy Spirit. Not what we want. Not what we thought of. It’s all about the power of the Holy Spirit in our daily life. As an intercessor, it’s of utmost importance for us to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying. He is not just our Lord, but also our Wonderful Counselor. He guides and reveals to us the things of God. With Him present in all we do, we can be assured of victory.

To God be the glory.

by Mar Marilag 01/03/2017

2017 WORD

The verse that the Lord is telling us for this year.

Ephesians 3:20-21

New International Version
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

English Standard Version
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Berean Study Bible
Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

It’s not just how the verse is translated. More importantly is how are we to make sense of this verse in our life. What possible way can we benefit from it?

The Apostle Paul in this epistle is simply giving back all the glory to Him, our Father in Heaven thru Jesus our Lord. He, however, inserted a quality or characteristic of our loving Father, the God of all creation.

The message ought to be clear to us.

  • God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask
  • God is able to do immeasurably more than all we imagine
  • God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask
  • God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we might think
  • God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask
  • God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we think
  • God is able to do infinitely more than all we ask
  • God is able to do infinitely more than all we imagine

There might be a big difference on word choices for each translations but the same is true for all: GOD IS ABLE.

  1. IMMEASUREABLY = Incapable of being measured. Limitless!
  2. INFINITELY = Having no boundaries or limits; impossible to measure or calculate.
  3. ABUNDANTLY = More than adequate; oversufficient, abounding

God’s ability applies to 2 things here:

  1. ALL we ask. Including what we might ask. Yes, even the possibility of your asking is accounted for. You might, but then, you didn’t ask. See just how great our GOD is?!
  2. ALL we think. Including what we might think.Yes, even the possibility of your thoughts. You see, sometimes, you may just not thought of something that you should have.

Now, what will you be asking the Lord in prayer?  What will you be thinking of? Careful not to doubt. He knows. He sees. He understands.

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In other epistles, Apostle Paul wrote the following verse, a cross-reference to the one above:

2 Corinthians 9:8

New International Version
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

New Living Translation
And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

English Standard Version
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Berean Study Bible
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Underscoring and italics are mine for highlighting the point.

No doubt about what the Word of the Lord is saying. It is now up to us to believe. Let God who is able, hear our prayers and let our thoughts reach Him. He never fails for His love endures forever!

All glory to God! Amen!

by Mar Marilag 01/02/2017

The 2nd of January 2017

I had a 2-pc pancake and hot chocolate breakfast at McDonald’s Adriatico. Then I asked for a newspaper.

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It just seem unnatural. It’s been a long time since I read a broadsheet hardcopy. I used to just read the news on their online websites and on news portals. This just seemed so unnatural but it’s really nice to read again – the way reading should be – then. Hahahaha.

Today is a Special Non-working Holiday and I am at work. That somehow seemed funny.

One thing about reading a newspaper – it’s full of opinions. When it should be reporting just news based on gathered truth – it’s filled with opinions. We all are entitled to that. I have my opinions too. But being a Christian, it’s also important for me to see through the opinions if they are even confirmed or validated by God’s word. Tough job indeed.

After work, I went to the groceries. Bought some things. Head home. Rest for a bit. Cleaned the room with my Cyril and Czarina. Cooked hungarian sausages. Had dinner. Spent some more time chatting with my wife. O yes, I also cleaned the rags.

Will be praying and retiring to bed after.

All glory to God!
 

 

Shabbat Night To Remember

It was an extraordinary Friday night.

I would normally get home past 6:30pm coming from work at 5:00pm. This night, I am already home more than 10 minutes before 6:00pm. The road seemed to open up. I already knew the direction of this night since morning. I have a very nice expectation. But then the Lord’s ways is very much above our ways. I had to make sure the floor is very clean. I had to send an instruction to leave the shoes near the door.

By past 7:00pm, the Shabbat Dinner meal started. It’s a series of spoken prayers and blessings to all present. I made an entry during the blessings of the children. What we have in this group are spiritual children of the Leaders.

The Lord gave His direction. His very own Word.

Numbers 11:23 New American Standard 1977

And the LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORD’S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”

The version I used is worded as follows: The Living Bible

“When did I become weak?”

I asked the group as the Lord would. The Lord is asking them: “Meron bang mahirap sa akin? Mayroon ba akong hindi magagawa?

After these very powerful words from the Lord, Ate Yollie told a story about Father’s love…and then an outpouring of God’s love for each other as we greet ‘Shabbat Shalom – may the peace of God be with you always’.

It was a totally different greeting of peace…

Then, the flow moved to worship, instead of the meal.

(one of the few chances I was lead to take a picture)

The given song was from Ate Yollie. O Come All Ye Faithful. Form there, we flowed…sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is guiding us to sing.

There was even some pure revelation on the meaning of the words of a song.

Then, the Lord’s presence engulfed us. The mighty move of God is very much apparent. It was a free-flowing worship to our God. And the Lord’s glory manifests…

I saw the covering wall of fire interconnecting each person in the room – and a candle-like fire on each head. We were simply flowing in the worship of our God. Freely expressing our love to Him who graced us with His Holy presence.

  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 New Living Translation
    For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

It was really an extraordinary Friday. We normally end a Shabbat Dinner – including the worship – in an hour or even less. But this one, took a very special long time. Not that it concerns us. What is really more important is the soaking in the Lord’s presence. We ended the worship a few minutes before 9:30pm and the meal after at 10:30pm. There was an spontaneous sharing of experiences. God be glorified!

  • Psalm 89:15 New Living Translation
    Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

Indeed, these people present were called – and responded to the call.

  • Bernard shared that we are reminded to pray…pray…pray. He related the experience they had on the 1st Tindig.Na ‘panghawakan nyo yung experience nyo sa GIA
  • I followed. I have to tell them what I saw that they may be edified. We were all covered in huge blinding light. Surrounding all of us, is a wall of fire – inter-connecting on each head, and showing a candle-like fire on each head. It was an awesome sight. It was a glorious presence. The King of glory entered and we were all covered in His glory.
  • My wife Cora shared a touching story from a book.That God is a sovereign Lord…He is in control. She also saw Arrows. Nagbabagang arrows. She also told the group ‘na.dedelight ang Lord sa pagworship nyo
  • Khaye Anne started. She related how the Word of Number 11:23 made an impact to her. She also shared about the first time she felt ‘nawala kayong lahat’. Her message was to “Fix our eyes on the Lord”...that whatever situation we are to face we are untouchable in the presence of God.She reference Exodus 13:25
  • Kim, for the first time, had a vision. 2 visions! He said that “we are really in the process” referring to their group. “Continue what we have started.” He also referenced 2 Tim 2:21
  • I interjected: Hindi pare-pareho ang gifts ni Lord sa bawat tao.
  • Kuya Eli: We are one body of many parts. Di ka dapat maintimidate. We are created in His image. Pursue natin ang gifts sa atin.
  • I interjected: God is a God of Order. Our worship – we are a sweet smelling aroma.Nilalanghap nya ang aroma na ito ng worship. The Bible is the Word, and the Word is God. See John 1:1
  • Ate Yollie: Re the vision that Ate Cora saw – a jar of water being poured on us. “Love is like a liquid that is being poured on us on our head…and that love is melting everything inside us“.
  • Ate Cora: A broken spirit, and a contrite heart, you will not despise.”Minsan down ka, open mo heart mo kay Lord. Na anuman ang every black or dark spot sa heart mo, tunawin ito. The Lord is good. He respond kung ano man ang situation mo.”
  • Ate Yollie: With regards sa gift, alam mo bang di ako nakakakita ng vision? impression lang tsaka nakakarinig. Pero walang vision. Bihirang bihira. Yang gifts, depende yan sa Lord. Kung ano binigay sayo, dun ka mag.excel. It will not make you a less of a Christian kung di ka nakakakita o di ka nakakarinig.
  • Kuya Eli mentioned 1 Corinthians 13.
  • Ate Yollie: “Ang gifts magpupush yan ng yabang sayo kung di mo sasabayan ng character development – dun papasok ang love na nadedevelop sayo.” Kailangan balanse ka ng love at tsaka ng gifts.
  • Richard shared being taken to outer space. He even saw the stars. But the message to him is that his worries are but specks of dust compared to God’s plan in his life. He also saw the group in the throne-room. He saw the light in the hearts of each one. That the light glows more as the worship continue. He was reminded to see all that happened in his life – all that was given by God as a blessing to him.
  • Elijah felt the heat of the fire. He shared Romans 8:1 as a reference when it comes to chains or strongholds that binds us. “Re unholy alliances – cut it off
  • Ate Yollie interjected: wag magpapa-late sa worship
  • Diego shared what he felt. He said that the warmth or the heat from the wall of fire is from the Lord’s embrace. When the Lord came, He embraced each of those present during worship. “Isa-isang binigay para mabuo ang wall of fire”. “He released the glory to all of us. As he released His glory, yung spirit of wickedness, hardness of heart, dark clouds, evil spirit – natunaw.” He also mentioned how the words of Numbers 11:23 reminded him na walang impossible sa Lord. “Hindi dapat ma.break itong bond na ito kasi yung nabuo na wall dapat magsamasama pa rin…sa lahat ng na.eencounter natin. One thing, we should not take this for granted – itong annointing of love. Dapat bukas ganun pa din ang level ng love natin”. Stay on the path of light.
  • Ate Yollie: Love casts out all fear. Love covers a multitude of sins!
  • Jthan shared about the heat. ” mainit, promise!” He wanted to join the group on the floor (when everybody kneeled and prostrated) but he can’t jut stop playing the guitar. But when he did let go of the guitar – the worship moved to an even higher worship – in spirit. He shared how they as a group, leveled-up the way they worship. 
  • Kuya Eli: Keep the fire burning.
  • Bernard: Sobrang sarap sa presence ng Lord
  • Glyzel: During the worship song ‘You are Worthy of it all’ – She felt ‘na ako ang gagamitin nyang instrument para ma.save buong family ko’
  • Cecille: “Ang blessed ng batch namin – naging part kami ng Tindig.Umabot ako sa part na ito dahil sa pagsave sa akin ni Lord” Anywhere pala, pwede mangyari ang open-heaven.
  • Justine:”Buong worship, my heart was filled with an attitude of gratitude.” He related how great our God is for using Ate Au. “God has been so good to me that He surrounds me with His love
  • Psalm 16:11 TEV. You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.
  • Psalm 90:8 TEV. You place our sins before you, our secret sins where you can see them.
  •  Acts 2:28 TEV. You have shown me the paths that lead to life, and your presence will fill me with joy.

The sharing was so freely moving that after each sharing, the elders would give some words. This is important for better understanding. This is where the experience of the elders come handy. This is where the new ones learn something new!

A few days after, my wife Cora confirmed the exact look of the wall of fire, the candle-like fire on each head, and the position of the people present. Wow! How wonderful and awesome is our God? This is a mighty work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit allowed my wife to see exactly what I saw.

I closed  the shabbat with a few words and a prayer.

Dinner Meal is well deserved at this time of the night – after a couple of hours in the presence of the living God.

  • Galatians 5:13 New Living Translation
    For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Indeed, all glory to God who loves us all with a great love! There is none like the Lord in all the earth. He is God. He is Lord. Let us allow Him to rule and reign in our hearts, our mind, and our lives.

by Mar Marilag 01/05/2017

…and we didnt get to have a picture of the group after meal. 😇

 

 

 

 

 

RULES RULES RULES

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I don’t know who wrote the rules above. There must be a good basis for it. I think it best to see what is written in the Bible about it. If it is good, do it. If it is right, and good, hurry and do it!2-timothy-3_16-17.jpg

  • DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN – Do anything that is good – as long as it is good. I guess it has to start with having the desire to do it, and learning how. Doing good is also doing what is right. However, when you know the right thing to do and you did not do it, you sin. James 4:7. New Living Translation
    Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

    • Isaiah 1:17 New International Version
      Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

      New Living Translation
      Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

    • Titus 3:14 New Living Translation
      Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.
    • Psalm 34:14 New Living Translation
      Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
    • 1 Peter 3:11 New Living Translation
      Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
    • 3 John 1:11 Berean Study Bible
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
    • 1 Timothy 6:17-18 New Living Translation
      Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
    • Titus 3:8 New Living Translation
      This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.
  • IN ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN – In every thinkable, known ways, according to your ability. Be HOSPITABLE. GIVE. SHARE. RESCUE. SAVE. Be PRODUCTIVE. HELP. DEFEND the cause. FIGHT for the right.
    • Hebrews 10:24 New Living Translation
      Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
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  • TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN – the NEEDY, those WHO ASK, to the POOR, those WHO ARE HUNGRY, those WHO WANT to BORROW & the HOMELESS.
    • Matthew 5:42 New Living Translation
      Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.
    • Ephesians 4:28 New Living Translation
      If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
    • Luke 3:11 New Living Translation
      John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”
    • Isaiah 58:7 New Living Translation
      Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
    • Proverbs 24:11 New Living Translation
      Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.
    • Psalm 82:4 New Living Translation
      Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
    • Hebrews 13:2 New Living Translation
      Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
    • Romans 12:13 New Living Translation
      When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
    • 1 Peter 4:9 New Living Translation
      Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
  • IN EVERY PLACE YOU CAN – No matter where you are, where the people are and where the need is.manila-slums
  • AT ALL TIMES YOU CAN – Yes, in every opportunity, however small, as the opportunity presents itself.
  • AS LONG AS EVER YOU CAN – As long as your strength allows you. As long as the opportunity keep coming.

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1 John 3:10 New Living Translation
So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.

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All glory to our Almighty Living God!

Why We Need God

Let’s be very candid about this.

We all need God. We all need His only Son, our Saviour. We all need Jesus.

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Here’s my Top 10 Reasons Why:

  1. We need to stay with God and honor Him!
    • Psalm 50:23 New Living Translation
      But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

      • Jonah 2:9 New Living Translation
        But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.” 3-9-10
  2. We ought to be Holy – for He is Holy and this is His will for us!
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:3 New Living Translation God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

      • Ephesians 5:17 New Living Translation
        Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
  3. We need to show love – for this is His command. Love is merciful and full of compassion.
    • Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
    • Matthew 9:13 New Living Translation Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
    • 1 John 3:23 New Living Translation And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 
    • Proverbs 21:3 New Living Translation The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. 
    • Micah 6:8 New Living Translation No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. 
  4. We need Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. Only God can give us this.
    • James 1:5 New Living Translation If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 
    • Proverbs 2:6 New Living Translation For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  5. We need God’s grace to enable us to do what we cannot – to do good and not sin!
  6. We are sinners and we need to be saved. We need forgiveness, and only the offended God can pardon us.
    • Romans 3:23 New Living Translation
      For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
    • Acts 2:38 New Living Translation
      Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  7. We need to change, and that is possible only by union with Jesus Christ our Lord! We need to belong to Him and become one with Him. Where there is no change in a person, there is no real union with Christ.It’s all about living a new life with Jesus Christ as the reigning King, and Lord, of our life.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 New Living Translation
      This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
    • Romans 6:4 New Living Translation
      For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
  8. We need power and strength. Only God can give this. All and everything we need comes from Him. He is the Creator of the heavens and of the earth!
    • Isaiah 40:28-29 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. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
    • Psalm 147:5 New Living Translation
      How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
    • Psalm 68:35 New Living Translation
      God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
  9. We ought to be joyful, and prayerful and thankful to Him! Prayer is communion with our God, our loving Father. We may not be able to thank Him if our heart is not filled with joy, but we are commanded to give thanks. Life in Christ is not about feelings or emotions. It is about the power of God in our life, His Holy Spirit.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New Living Translation
      Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
    • Philippians 4:4 New Living Translation
      Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
    • Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation
      Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
    • Ephesians 5:20 New Living Translation
      And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Ephesians 6:18 New Living Translation
      Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
    • Colossians 3:17 New Living Translation
      And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
  10. We ought to believe in Jesus for us to have an eternal life.
    • John 3:36 New Living Translation
      And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
    • John 3:16 New Living Translation
      “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
    • John 3:18 New Living Translation
      “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.
    • John 5:24 New Living Translation
      “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
    • John 6:40 New Living Translation
      For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.
    • 1 John 4:9 New Living Translation
      God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
    • Ephesians 2New Living Translation
      But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

They may not be in the best order of idea but they are the essentials.

Glory to God!