Sunday, January 28, 2018

Praise GOD From Whom All Blessings Flow

Christian churches' Doxology explains ALL GOD's creation praising Him. Let's take a look at this song of praise!

1. It begins with man's praise, "Praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow..."

2. Then the animal kingdom joins in, "...Praise Him ye creatures here below..."

3. Then the angels and those who have gone on to be with him in heaven join in, "...Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts..."

4. The object of our praise is made, "...Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit). Amen."

Scripture even declares that if there were no one to worship Him, the very rocks would call out in praise to Him! Luke 19:40 shares, " 'I tell you,' He (Jesus) said, 'if they (the disciples) keep quiet (from praising Jesus), the stones will cry out (in praise)!' "

The GODHEAD, GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the holy Spirit is referred to as the Trinity, GOD in three persons!

Don't be without excuse when you stand before Thee Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD! Non-belief is no excuse! Almighty GOD became a man in Jesus Christ for the very purpose of being mankind's sacrifice for sin. Those asking forgiveness of their sins will be forgiven in Christ Jesus and will receive His Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct you in what you do, think, and say to be to His glory, honor, and praise. To you, you will receive eternal life in a New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem with His People Israel, His Church, His Angelic hosts, and His revived Animal Kingdom. Romans 8:21, "The creatures themselves will be liberated from death and decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of GOD." Revelation 5:13, "I (John) saw every creature in heaven, on the earth, under the earth, and in the sea SINGING, 'To Him Who sits on the throne and to the Lamb (Jesus) be praise, honor, and glory forever and ever!' "

Thursday, January 25, 2018

One in Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:11-22, "Remember you that were formally Gentiles by birth and called uncircumcised by those who were circumcised, you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and the covenants of promise, without hope and without GOD in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, Who has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His body reconciles us to GOD through the Cross.

"You are fellow citizens with GOD's people and members of GOD's household built on the foundation prophets, apostles, and Christ Himself as the chief cornerstone.

"In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the LORD.

"In Him you become a dwelling in which GOD lives by His Spirit." If you know Christ Jesus as your Savior, His Holy Spirit dwells in you! If you don't know Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can! He offers you salvation as a free gift! Confess your sin to him (for all mankind has sinned.) Ask His forgiveness and He will forgive you and your life will change! What's more is all His riches in glory are available to you! 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Everything Made New

Nehemiah 9:6, "Thou, even Thou, are LORD Alone; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and ALL THINGS that are therein, the seas, and ALL THINGS that are therein, and THOU PRESERVES THEM ALL and the host of heaven worshiped Thee." In the Hebrew language, "all things therein Thou preserves" uses the word "chayah" which means to restore and retain life. As Romans 8:21 says, "The creatures themselves will be delivered from the bondage of death and decay into the glorious liberty of the children of GOD."

The LORD has promised to restore ALL creation. Part of that creation is the animal kingdom! To enjoy the glorious Presence of Almighty GOD and His restored New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem, You must be born again by accepting the LORD Jesus' sacrifice for your sins on the Cross. If you have not done it, it is a free gift to you. Simply humble yourself admitting you are a sinner ("All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD." Romans 3:23). Ask the LORD to forgive you and He will. His Holy Spirit will enter and confirm your salvation! Hallelujah!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Made Alive in Christ

Ephesians 2:1-10, "You were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air (Satan), the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and sinful thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature the objects of wrath.

"But because of His great Love for us, GOD, Who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -
It is by the grace you have been saved. GOD raised us up with Christ  and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms of Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed to us in the kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

" so that no one may boast. For we are GOD's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which GOD PREPARED IN ADVANCE for us to do!"

Jesus is at the right hand of the Father interceding for us! His Holy Spirit is in us leading, guiding, and directing us to do His will.
One Day we will see the riches in glory He has in store for those who belong to Him. If you haven't done so, accept Jesus today as your Savior and begin to grow in the knowledge of His grace and mercy for you!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rev. John Wesley's Sermon #60 Supports Animals in Heaven

The Following is a portion of Rev. John Wesley's sermon , The General Deliverance.  Sermon #60. "While His creatures 'travail in pain' He knoweth all their pain, and is bringing them nearer and nearer to the birth, which shall be accomplished in its season. He seeth 'the earnest expectation' wherewith the whole animal creation 'waiteth for' that final 'manifestation of the sons of GOD,' in which 'they themselves also shall be delivered' (not by  being annihilated; annihilation is not deliverance) from the present corruption, into a measure of the glorious liberty of the children of GOD. The whole brute creation will then, undoubtedly, be restored, not only to the vigor, strength, and swiftness which they had at their creation, but to a far higher degree of each than they ever enjoyed. They will be restored, not only to that measure of understanding which they had in paradise, but to a degree of it as much much higher than that, as the understanding of an elephant is beyond that of a worm. And whatever affections they had in the Garden of GOD, will be restored with vast increase; being exalted and refined in a manner which we ourselves are not now able to comprehend."

To GOD be the glory, greater things He will do! Hallelujah to His Holy Name!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thanksgiving and Prayer

Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul shares with fellow Christians, "Ever since I heard about your faith in the LORD Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I pray the GOD of our LORD Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so you may know Him better. May your heart be enlightened so you may know the hope in which He called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, His incomparable great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, every title that can be given, now and in the age to come. GOD has placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be the head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills everything in every way."

Prayer is our connection with Jesus through His Holy Spirit to GOD the Father. Pray! He listens! He answers your prayers! It may not be what you want exactly, but GOD knows what is best for you and He wants you to be willing to follow the path He has for your life. GOD of everything knows all things and what is best for you! If you don't know Christ Jesus as your Savior, that is your beginning place. Pray, ask for His forgiveness of your sin and He will forgive, and His Holy Spirit will come leading you to pray for your needs, and leading you to give Him thanksgiving in all His glory!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christian Forefathers' Support of Animals in Eternity

All throughout Matthew Henry's 6 volumes of his commentary supports with GOD's Word the eternal life of GOD's animal kingdom. He specifically uses Romans 8:21, "Because the creature itself shall also be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of GOD."

The New Living Translation states Romans 8:18-24, "For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when GOD will reveal who His children really are. Against its will, everything on earth was subjected to GOD's curse (due to the sin of man). All creation anticipates the day when it will join GOD's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as pains of childbirth up to the present time. And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us have the foretaste of the future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when GOD will give us full rights as His children, including the new bodies He has promised us. Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don't have to hope for it." 

In author E.D. Buckner's book, "Immortality of Animals" in 1903, he stated about Romans 8:18-23, "St. Paul gives us to understand that this suffering of animals shall not be hopeless, but that they shall be delivered together with man from the bondage of corruption. By the word creature is understood all living beings except man. He is not here implied, as St Paul kept men separate in order to make clear his statement. We hope theology will become more Christ like, and include under atonement the 'whole creation' that groans and travails in pain and sorrow."

John Calvin, 1509-1564 also comments on Romans 8:19-23. It is taken from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. He states, "I understand the passage to have this meaning - that there is no element and no part of the world which, being touched , as it were, with a sense of its present misery, does not intently hope for a resurrection. He indeed lays down two things, --that all are creatures in distress, -- and yet that they are sustained by hope. And, it also appears how immense is the value of eternal glory that it can excite and draw all things to desire it. The expression, expectation expects or waits for, has a most suitable meaning; all creatures seized with great anxiety and held in suspense with great desire , look for that day which shall openly exhibit the glory of the children of GOD...It also appears to what excelling glory the children of GOD will be exalted; for all creatures shall be renewed in order to amplify it and to render it illustrious.

"For the creatures were subject to corruption, not through their natural desire, (but man's choice to disobey GOD.)"

Again Mathew Henry's commentary, Zondervan Publishing House 1980 states, "This redemption of the creature is reserved till then (brought into the freedom of the children of GOD) for as it was with man and for man they shall be delivered. All the filth and curse that now adhere to the creature shall be done away then when those that have suffered with Christ upon earth shall reign with Him upon the earth. THIS the whole creation looks and longs for; and it may serve as a reason why now a good man should be merciful to his beast." John Calvin and Matthew Henry both say that the Scriptures say, "There is Eternal Life for Animals!" 

Revelation 5:13, "And every creature which is in heaven, on the earth, under the earth and such as are in the sea, I heard saying, 'blessing, honor, glory, and power be unto Him Who sits upon the throne and unto the Lamb (Jesus) forever and ever." The animals are going to praise our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

Ephesians 1:11-14, "In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him Who works out everything on conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ , might be for the praise of His glory...

"The Holy Spirit is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are GOD's possession - to the praise of His glory."                    WE ARE:

If you don't have the salvation of Jesus Christ, you can by humbling yourself and admitting to Him you are a sinner ("All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD." Romans 3:23)  Ask Him to forgive you of your sins and He will! "We have been justified through faith in Jesus Christ, we have peace with GOD through our LORD Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1
Know Him personally today! For When you come to Christ Jesus for salvation His Holy Spirit will come into you and reconcile you to Himself!  Be sealed today in redemption by the Holy Spirit! Praise the LORD!