Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Heaven on Earth

(1) Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
(2) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
(3) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
(4) ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
(5) He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”  (Revelation 21:1-5 NIV)

Genesis tells us how God created this world.  It tells us that God saw that it was perfect.  But because of Satan the world became imperfect.  He marred the beauty that God created.  I love the last two chapters of Revelation because it tells how God will re-create the earth just as He is re-creating a clean, pure, and loving heart in us each day.  When sin is destroyed, God will create a new earth and a new heaven.  His capital city will come to earth.  He will dwell with us.  He will wipe away our tears.  There will be no more death, pain and suffering.  It will be so glorious.  God says believe it because it is true, it will happen.  He keeps His promises.

–Diane

Will there be an end to sin?

Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. (Ezekiel 28:17-18 NIV)

We studied previously how pride caused Satan to sin.  His rebellion brought sin to this earth.  We are caught up in his web of deceit and lies.  He has caused so much pain and suffering.  What is the final outcome of Satan’s rebellion against God?  A day will come when God draws the line and say enough is enough.  A day is coming when God will destroy Satan.  Sin and Satan will be completely destroyed never to return.

–Diane

He Is Holding Your Hand

For I hold you by your right hand – I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you. (Isaiah 41:13 NLT)

What a wonderful promise to start the day.  We don’t have to be afraid of what the day holds because God is holding our hand.  He is a personal God that cares for each one of us.  He wants us to know He is walking with us.  He will carry us when the waters of life get deep.  As you go throughout the day today, remember God is holding your hand.  You have nothing to worry.  He will get you through all the challenges you will face today.  Don’t let go of His hand.

–Diane

What gift do we receive through Jesus?

Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed His life, shedding His blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when He held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, (Romans 3:24-25 NLT)

What gift do we receive through Jesus?  We have nothing in us to make us right with God.  We have nothing to make us righteousness on our own.  Our righteousness is like filthy rags.  Our righteousness comes as a gift from God through His grace and mercy because of what Jesus has done for us.  By faith when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and confess our sins we are seen as righteous because of Christ’s atoning blood.  We are covered by His blood.  He died for us so that we can be declared righteous.  There IS power in the blood!

–Diane

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