WHEN OUR PARENTS GET OLD…

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WHEN OUR PARENTS GET OLD…

Children, what shall we do when our parents get old?
Let’s remember these 3 basic facts of life:
 
1. We will reap what we sow. (Galatians 6: 7).
2. With the measure we use, it will be measured to us. (Luke 6: 38).
3. We will also get old someday.
 
Here are some food for thought, and for us to apply in our lives:
 
For our parents, let them grow old with the same love that they let you grow …
Let them speak and tell repeated stories with the same patience and interest that they heard yours as a child …
Let them overcome, like so many times when they let you win …
Let them enjoy their friends just as they let you …
Let them enjoy the talks with their grandchildren, because they see you in them …
Let them enjoy living among the objects that have accompanied them for a long time, because they suffer when they feel that you tear pieces of this life away …
Let them be wrong, like so many times you have been wrong and they didn’t embarrass you by correcting you …
 
LET THEM LIVE and try to make them happy the last stretch of the path they have left to go; give them your hand, just like they gave you their hand when you started your path!
 
Therefore, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right “Honor your mother and father ” – which is the first commandment with a promise – “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on earth.” (Ephesians 6: 1-3, Exodus 20: 12, Deuteronomy 5: 16).
 
To God be all glory!
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HOW GOD SAVES ANYONE WHO BELIEVES

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HOW GOD SAVES ANYONE WHO BELIEVES

Salvation or going to Heaven is not NOT EARNED. It is by God’s GRACE alone through FAITH in Jesus Christ and His finished work only. (Ephesians 2: 8-9, John 3: 16-18).
 
God of the Bible is the great I AM – ALL (time, space, others) is present in His sight. Or, God
simultaneously knows the past, the present, and the future.
 
My faith now is credited by God as righteousness based on the PAST finished work of Jesus – Jesus took away and paid in full the penalty of all my sins when He lived a sinless life, died, and resurrected from the dead for me and other Believers.
 
And the faith of Abraham, Moses, and others was credited to them by God as righteousness based on the FUTURE finished work of Jesus for them. Remember, God is All-knowing and Ever-present in time and space.
So, for all people, salvation is based on God’s GRACE alone, through FAITH in Jesus Christ only.
 
Now, when you die with your outstanding sins (your sins not taken away and their penalty not fully paid), then the Lake of Fire is your sure eternal destiny where you have to justly pay these. Why? Because God of the Bible is Holy, He cannot tolerate sin in His presence for all eternity.
 
And by the way, adultery and fornication are sins. Hence, there’s no such thing as a person having sex with 72 virgins in Paradise – as Muslims believe. When God don’t tolerate these sins here on Earth, why would He then tolerate adultery, fornication, and orgy in Heaven?
 
In Heaven, there’s only fellowship of love between God and true Believers, forever and ever.
So, someday, would you like to get to Heaven or the Lake of Fire? (Revelation 20: 11-15).

THE LORD WILL PROVIDE (Jehovah Jireh)

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THE LORD WILL PROVIDE (Jehovah Jireh)

Here’s the BIG PICTURE for you and for me:
The LORD GOD chooses a PLACE for His PURPOSE (PROVISION) – and People are free to name that Place and receive God’s Provision.

A. During ABRAHAM’S TIME

Around 2050 BC, the Lord God talked to Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac, as a burnt offering in one of the mountains in the region of Moriah that the Lord will choose. (Genesis 22: 2).
When Abraham is about to kill Isaac in the mountain that the Lord has chosen, the Lord God provided a ram (a young male lamb or a sinless substitute) as burnt offering instead. (Genesis 22: 9-13).
PLACE: Abraham then named the mountain of the Lord or the mountain that the Lord God has chosen, “THE LORD WILL PROVIDE”. (Genesis 22: 14).
PURPOSE: It’s actually a PROPHECY or a Promise that the Lord will provide (instead of death, God will provide eternal LIFE) someday for His people – like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and others.
Now, what has the Lord God provided so far?

B. During DAVID’S TIME

Around 900 BC, the Lord God – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – appeared to King David of Israel. David wanted to build a tabernacle for the Lord, but the Lord God declared that David’s son will do it.
Then, King Solomon (David’s son and heir) build the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared to David. (2 Chronicles 3: 1).
PLACE: The Israelites (descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) has named the place Mount Moriah – where the Temple was built.
PURPOSE: YOM KIPPUR – On the excact place the Lord chose, the Lord God provided a system of sacrifice for the atonement (covering and payment) of the sins of the Israelites and for them to have eternal LIFE.
Then, they will have good and blessed life with the Lord God in the land that God has given them, if they have faith and obey the Lord God.

C. During JESUS CHRIST’S TIME

Around 30 AD, Jesus Christ, the Word of God who became Man (John 1: 1-18), is also the Lamb of God who was sacrificed (in an excact place the Lord God chose in Jerusalem) to take away the sins of the world. (John 1: 29, John 19).
And in 70 AD, the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed – excactly as prophesied by Jesus Christ – which means no more sacrifice of animals (sinless substitutes)
in the Temple is needed.
PLACE: The Israelites has named the place where Jesus was crucified and died as Skull or Golgotha, in Aramaic. ( John 19: 17-18).
PURPOSE: The Lord God finally fulfilled His PROPHECY and promise in Genesis 22: 14, that is: To provide the final sacrifice (Sinless Substitute), once and for all (John 3: 16-18), for the atonement (removal and full payment of the penalty) of sins of mankind – both Israelites and Gentiles.
Then, true Believers in Jesus Christ (those who repented and believe in Jesus and what He has done for them) will surely (100%) have eternal LIFE with God in the New Jerusalem, New Earth and New Heaven someday, forever. (Revelation 21).
REMEMBER GOD’s LAW: Without the shedding of the blood, there is no forgiveness for sins. (Hebrews 9: 22).

D. CONCLUSION

THE LORD HAS PROVIDED!
Now, have you believed, accepted and received the Lord God’s provision for the atonement (taking away and paying in full the penalty) of ALL your sins, by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ, so you may have eternal LIFE with Him in the New Heaven and New Earth someday, forever?

If not yet, WHY NOT or what’s keeping you from receiving the Lord God’s FREE Provision for you?

ISRAEL: Apple of GOD’S Eye

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ISRAEL: Apple of GOD’S Eye

Remember a Philistine (Palestine) named GOLIATH taunts and mocks DAVID (Israeli), but David defeated the giant Goliath with a slingshot and killed him with his own sword?

Below is an Image of what happened last week in Israel: Iron Dome of Israel (left) versus thousands of Missiles launched from Gaza, a former Philistine territory (right).

The Iron Dome is a modern and sophisticated slingshot: a rocket launcher with advanced radar and software – as the sling, and multiple rockets/missiles – as the 5 stones.

Israel protects its people via its Iron Dome defense technology – intercepting in midair 90% of more than 2,300 missiles fired to Israel by Hamas terrorists in Gaza last week.

However, Hamas terrorists protect themselves and their weapons of destruction by hiding in their own civilian communities – schools, hospitals, offices, and even mosques are being used as their human shields. And Hamas use these civilian areas as their launching pads in indiscriminately firing rockets aimed at killing Israeli’s civilians.

Unfortunately, many of the Hamas rockets misfired and these landed in Gaza. Thus, these missiles exploded in their own backyard and killed their own people – the 4th generation Arab Muslims in Gaza who are sill considered by the UN as Refugees up to now.

Hence, Hamas is guilty of double genocide – against Israeli’s civilians and against their own Arab Muslim people.

If only Hamas would love their own Arab Muslim people, more than they hate the Jews!

But, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) never slumbers. He protects the apple of His eye – Israel. (Zechariah 2: 😎.
And those who bless Israel will be blessed.While those who curse Israel will be cursed. (Genesis 12: 3, Numbers 24: 9).

Let us remember that our Lord Jesus Christ was condemned in Jerusalem, He was crucified in Jerusalem, He was buried in Jerusalem, He resurrected from the dead in Jerusalem, He ascenced back to Heaven in Jerusalem, and Jesus Christ will come back here on earth with touchdown in Jerusalem.

Therefore, let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. And someday, Jerusalem in Israel will surely have everlasting peace when the Prince of Peace – Jesus Christ – would reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords over the whole world in Jerusalem.

SHALOM!

HOW TO SHARE JESUS CHRIST: THE GOSPEL

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HOW TO SHARE JESUS CHRIST: THE GOSPEL

A. Using DEATH
D-eparting
E-ternally
A-bandoning all ( wala kang madadala) and
T-ravelling to
H-eaven or Hell

So how can you be sure that you are going to Heaven someday, forever?

B. Using BIBLE

The Bible will tell you: How you can surely get to Heaven someday, forever?

Because the Bible means:

B-est
I-nvestment
B-efore
L-eaving
E-arth

Read and Understand the following Bible verses:

John 3: 16-18
Romans 3: 23-24, 6: 25
1 Peter 3: 18
John 1: 12-13
1 John 5: 11-12
Ephesians 2: 8-9

Malinaw sa mga Bible verses na nasa taas na si JesuCristo lamang ang tanging sagot sa iyong katanungan: Papano ako siguradong pupunta sa Langit balang araw?

C. Using TRIPLE A (AAA)

Kaya TRIPLE A ang iyong dapat gawin para ikaw ay maligtas at siguradong pupunta ka sa Langit balang araw:

A-dmit that you are a sinner and you can not save yourself. You must repent from your sins and turn to God for His grace and mercy.

A-ccept the offer of God by believing in Jesus Christl as your Lord and Savior – the One who took away and paid in full the penalty of all your sins through His death on the cross, burial, and resurrection from the dead.

Act – by praying this Sinner’s Prayer: with all your mind, heart and soul:

“Almighty God, I am a sinner and in need of a Savior. I believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died on the cross and resurrected from the dead to take away and pay in full the penalty for all my sins.

I receive and believe in Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life and the Savior of my soul. By your grace, Holy and loving God, take control of my life and transform me to the kind of person you wanted me to be.

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for coming into my life and saving me. Amen.”

Indeed, you and I can easily
share Jesus Christ – The Gospel or Good News – using DEATH, the BIBLE and the Triple A or AAA.

To God be all glory!

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