October 17 2005
Hey everyone just a quick note. Feel free to leave any comments or
prayer requests. Also if you have any questions,comments or concerns
you can contact me 3 different ways.....
1. aim- indaword247
2. yahoo- livin_in_da_word
3 email- email@example.com
Please feel free to IM me even if you just want to chat I am here for you....
May GOD bless you in everything.....
October 17 2005
NIV Teen Study Bible, Revised (New International Version)
I am going to start a study on the Book of Revelation. The book of Revelation is a profecy that has yet to be fullfilled. Here are some facts i found in my bible (see above).
* the apostle John wrote this last book of the bible
*he was over 90 when he wrote it
*John was given his vision of Jesus on the prison island of Patoms
*He was exiled there by the Emperor Domitian for being a Christian
*Revelation shows you that GOD will surley triimph over evil.
Here is a interesting intro to the book.....
"Sometimes when you dont understand a hard word, do you just ignore it and read on? Well you can't ignore the hard words in this book of the bible. There are just too many of them. And too many strange imigaes: stars fallingin the ocean and rivers turning in to blood. What does it all mean?
Even though Revelation uses diffcult images and symbols, the message of the book is clear: This world will come to and end. Jesus will come back, and he'll punsh evil. No matter how hard Satin and his forces struggle, Jesus will win. Then all will learn that both heaven and hell anr real, for ever and ever.
Revelation 1:9-18 (New International Version)
One like a Son of Man
9I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man,"[a]dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Wow what a vivld picture of Jesus, how wrong are we to pain such a squed picture of Him in our minds. As children we learn that Jesus is meek and mild. How wrong are we to paint such a squed picture of Jesus in our kids minds. I think that Jesus is a meek person, but that is not the only way He is. Jesus is a meek but strong and powerful person. In the end He will win over Satin. We need to see Jesus in a diffrent light, as who he really is. Our savior and our friend and as the most powerful person in the world.
Revelation 1:13 Daniel 7:13
October 17 2005
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
Today I had my 1st encounter with a potterrs wheel, and that wasnt the easyest thing. At 1st i was doing good I got my clay centered and it was good but then my clay got too dry and started to break off. So I stoped for a moment had re-wedged my clay. And got back on to the potters wheel. I was doing even better I got good centering and started to open up my clay but then my walls were too thin and in the end broke away.
How much is that so like our walk with GOD? We dont read the word or pray and we fall or "break" away from GOD but then we get "re-wedged" and come back to GOD, but then we end up with little faith and turn to mush. I can see that so much in my walk with GOD. I have too little faith. We need to stick with GOD no matter what because he wants to mold us to be more like him although its hard, as like my experence on the potters wheel, if we just have more faith, or myabe a little more "clay, water, and pratice" He will mold us in to the people He wants us to be.
If you havent accceped Jesus as Lord and/or have no idea what I am talking about LEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or IM me with AIM or YAHOO. May GOD bless you always.
October 17 2005
1Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water's edge. 2He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3"Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. 8Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times."
9Then Jesus said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
10When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. 11He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables 12so that,
" 'they may be ever seeing but never perceiving,
and ever hearing but never understanding;
otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'[a]"
13Then Jesus said to them, "Don't you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14The farmer sows the word. 15Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. 17But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 18Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. 20Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a cropâ€”thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown."
Mark 4:12 Isaiah 6:9,10
Thats some good stuff huh? I think that everyone can describe themselves as one of the soils. I know I can. In my own life I think that I am so busy with this or that, that the true message of what i read gets lost or the fact that I just dont take time to spend with my Creator. How sad is it that we dont take time to do that. I see it so much in diffrent way that GOD DOES want us to spend time with HIM. He loves us with an everlasting love, a love that we can't be able to describe. And how is it that we repay him, we put GOD on hold as we go about doing earthly things.
Romans 12:1-2 (New International Version)
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Godâ€”this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will isâ€”his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:1 Or reasonable
Its as if we would rather be transfomed by the things of this world rather than by GOD. He is our Creator HE and only HE knows what is best for us. Yet we let all the junk or the world enter our lives. How do you know this you might ask, well I know because I see it in my life and as well as the lives of people around me. We need to quit letting the things of this world transform us and start letting GOD transform us through His WORD and PRAYER!!!!!!! Think of how much better off we would be.
If you dont know what it means to have a realationship with GOD, I would like to talk to you and explain to you more, email me at email@example.com. Have a BLESSED day.
October 17 2005
1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. [a]
2 Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman's wife. 3 She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."
4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. 5 "By all means, go," the king of Aram replied. "I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents [b] of silver, six thousand shekels [c] of gold and ten sets of clothing. 6 The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: "With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy."
7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, "Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!"
8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: "Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel." 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha's house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, "Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed."
11 But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.
13 Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, 'Wash and be cleansed'!" 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, "Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Please accept now a gift from your servant."
16 The prophet answered, "As surely as the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing." And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.
2 Kings 5:1 The Hebrew word was used for various diseases affecting the skin-not necessarily leprosy; also in verses 3, 6, 7, 11 and 27.
2 Kings 5:5 That is, about 750 pounds (about 340 kilograms)
2 Kings 5:5 That is, about 150 pounds (about 70 kilograms)
WOW! How humble was Naaman, to go and do a simple task of that and laying down his pride and obeying GOD! How offten does GOD tell us to do something as simple as "washing in a river" or maybe talking to the "loner" at lunch? One main thing that I find in my life that keeps me from GOD is my pride. When GOD tells me to do something and I know it's in his will and I totaly say that, oh I am too good to go tell that person about GOD why do I want to be seen with them. We just need lay down our pride and follow GOD.
If you don't know what it means to follow GOD, it is as simple as putting YOUR TRUST in him. God tell us that we all have sin and dont add up to GOD (Roman 3:23). What is sin you might ask? Sin is anything we think, say or do that dosent please GOD, or even more simply the "bad things" we do. We as decdents of Addam are born with the want to sin; no one has to tell us that we have sinned. We also have a punnshment for sin and that is being seperated from GOD for FOREVER (aka going to hell). But in the Bible GOD aslo gives us a great plan so we dont have to be punshed for your sins. In the bible it says that GOD sent his only son, Jesus, to die for us (John 3:16). GOD sent His only Son to die on the cross for the punshment for our sins, but he didn't stay dead. On the 3rd day Jesus rose from the dead and walked aroundl people saw him and even touched him. After that he went to Heaven and is now with GOD (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). It also says in the Bible that with out the sheading of blood there is no forgiveness (Hebrews 9:22). That means if Jesus didn't die on the cross then we wouldn't be forgiven of our sin. Because of what Jesus did for us, we can have our sins forgiven. In the bible in Acts 2:21 it says that whoever call on the name of the LORD will be saved. If you would like to call on Jesus it is a simple as ABC.
A. Admit that you have sinned.
if you admit that you have TELL GOD that by praying to him.
B. Belive in what Jesus did for YOU on the cross.
now tell Him that
C. call on Jesus to be your savior and save you of your sins.
tell Him that
All you have to do is pray these thing and tell Him about your sins and tell HIm you belive what Jesus did for you on the cross and finaly call to Jesus to be your savior. If you have prayed this prayer I would like to talk to you more please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a good week and GOD BLESS