Have you guys seen the scene where ASLAN(The lion, the witch and the wardrobe) is tied down to the sacrificial table and he is slain; I’m certain that almost everyone has seen it. Well that’s almost the same way that the Lord died, he was a lamb when he got crucified for our sins and future sins. The God almighty had mercy upon us to give us salvation. Even though we struggle daily some more than others we should give thanks to the Lord for the salvation that his sacrifice gave to us.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
I just love how in this chapter and verse of Mark, it tells you that he voluntarily gave his life as “Ramson”. What does ramson mean to you.? Well the dictionary definition is “a consideration paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity.” We were captive in the clutches of sin; sacrifice was a demended requirement since the beginning of time. Lets take a look back; remember when Seth and Cain did their offering to God; well actually offering can mean a sacrifice if it is a animal offering like seth’s. It continues on following Abraham and Isaac etc…
“Then God said, “Take your son, your only son. He is the one you love. Take Isaac. Go to Moriah. Give him to me there as a burnt offering. Sacrifice him on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
Now imagine Christ giving his life for millions of people that don’t want to know about him or people that have accepted him and have left his path because of what the world might think of them or the trial is too hard. Do you know how hard it was for him to give that sacrifice; some might say we never asked for that but can you imagine living in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah actually scratch that; because we are living in those days.
Now christians nowadays are just eating, drinking and taking every want they have. But have you thought how hard and painful it was for him and even though he was the Son of God he was human; his body was human; he went through a process too. He did not automatically knew everything and wasn’t granted everything because he was God in a human body.
” She is going to have a son. You must give him the name Jesus. That is because he will save his people from their sins.”
It’s the time to give thanks to the Lord for his mercy and for the salvation that his sacrifice gave to our lives. Those it mean that if he comes we will automatically go with him. No; it means that his sacrifice gave us a fresh start when we come into his path we just have to continue to walk and search more of God. I can’t tell you what requirements you need for salvation but I can say to you that if you leave the world behind and accept Jesus Christ as your savior and serve him with your whole heart not looking back toward what was in the world you may be doing what he has asked of you. I hope this can help us reflect on his sacrifice and the salvation that was given to us because of it.
P.s. God bless every single one of you and I hope his grace and mercy is upon you and your families.
“not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”
His mercy is never ending. By his mercy we are here today breathing. By his mercy we are his children. By his mercy we have salvation and eternal life. Don’t despair even though the world looks so bleak and it feels like there is no end to that hole; know that the Lord has everything in control in your life and in the world.
Even though the world is in chaos right now. His hand hovers over our lives to protect us from evil and the wickedness that is in this world. Don’t be afraid be grateful because he has the control and he is the only one that knows the future; he knows what will happen tomorrow while we are living in today.
This election was a terrible election we didn’t have good candidates. In one hand we have this woman that is with abortion and I’m not okay with that because as a christian I believe that God created us and he has given us a purpose that’s why he created us in our mothers womb. I don’t judge those women that have been victims of abuse and have aborted their babies it doesn’t mean that I’m okay with it. I respect their right it’s their bodies and it’s their problem with the Lord; they will give account just like I will when we are in front of the Lord.
Now I think the other we have a guy that’s is being accused of many things like narcissist, homophobic, racist and bunch more. As I Hispanic people will tell me “can you believe what this guy said.” I can; but am I gonna take in to account what this guys says about Hispanics first most and take it into myself believe that I am what he is saying; the answer is NO. I won’t because he is just a man that likes to open his mouth and talk nonsense and what matters to me is what my family thinks of me and what the Lord thinks of me, because he knows us inside out. Am I happy that he was elected president I don’t think so, what I am is okay with it because I trust God’s judgement and first most my faith is on him and I know that he will protect his children just like he protected the Israelites from the seven plagues in Egypt. I believe that God chose him for a reason; God has a plan and a purpose for this guy. It might be so that Israel has protection in this troubled times but my trust is in him.
“The Lord says, “Those who trust in man are under my curse. They depend on human strength. Their hearts turn away from me.”
“The person who rests in the shadow of the Most High God will be kept safe by the Mighty One. I will say about the Lord, “He is my place of safety. He is like a fort to me. He is my God. I trust in him.””
Time is Everything.
Time is measured with seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years. Time is the essence of our lives, is that constant reminder of our daily living, it reminds us when to sleep, when to wake up and etc… However we as humans rush to do everything as quickly as possible and at the end the results are sometimes things that we end up regretting. Where am I going with this you might ask yourselves; well youth and christians nowadays rush teenagers do things. For example we have youth that get involved in stuff like drugs, sex, alcohol, bullying, depression and much more by the peer pressure, friends and even family.
Do not be deceived:” Evil company corrupts good habits.”
This chapters I want you to try to memorize it; why you might ask.? Because I want you to have knowledge. If you feel like the person that you are friends with or the group that you hang out in school, work or even church are not good for you that they pressure you instead of supporting you in your choice to be a christian try to get you to do stuff that you know is not pleasing to the Lord’s eyes than run. I’m telling you this because bad counsel makes us rush things that we still are not ready for. I wish someone back then would have told me all of this stuff; I might not have that many mistakes that I regret nowadays.
Some people rush to get married at such a young age; and later on they are getting divorce for various reasons. They might not have been mature enough to handle that big of a responsibility. And it is a big responsibility at the end of that marriage there might be children involved; they are gonna be the ones that will suffer from that separations the most. Instead of waiting for God’s time and that special person that he has for you. Don’t rush in growing up there still time to enjoy your youth.
” But seek the Kingdom of God, and all of these things shall be added to you.”
Have a relationship with God; look for him first. Don’t worry that everything that you want to experiment with will be there later on, but when the Lord feels your are ready for that step. Focus on school, your ministry or even activities that your youth group might have; be patient because he rewards those who wait on him. I’m proud to be waiting for what he has in store for me; you should too. It’s not something to be ashamed, don’t let the world blind side you with the things that it has or even your emotions because this flesh is weak and you are strong in the Lord. Just ask for guidance, strength and knowledge so that you steps don’t fall because when you get to the top there will be glory waiting for you.
” And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Hello everyone , it’s been a couples of days. Today’s blog I’m gonna talk about what is on my reading list. For me is a struggle to find good christians books idk I just feel like they are too boring sometimes and I always end up falling asleep. However I have been praying and asking the Lord on what kind of books he wants me to be focused. I’m a book worm I read fiction, historical, mystery but it’s has been pretty hard to find books nowadays that don’t have some kind of erotic feel to it. So I found this onethat I hope it will guide me to become a better spiritual person
Let me know what you are reading and if you have read any of them or recommendations of other books. God bless.
Jesus Loves You……
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.”
So yesterday was prayer night at my church and the service was amazing, the word incredible and my pastor asked us all this question. If God asks you to leave everything and follow him; how many would do it? I of course answer; ” I would!!!! ” and he took us to Luke 5: 1-11, it’s the story of four fishermen becoming disciples. Now if you read the story or have read it you know it’s about four men trying to capture some fish; they been going on for hours and haven’t been able to catch any. So here comes the messiah and tells Simon to throw the net into the lake and this is how he responds;
“Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
And do you know what happens the net is overflowed with fish. The Lord gave this fishermen what they probably needed at that time and continues to do it in our lives; but my question is what have you given up for the Lord. I know that I probably haven’t given up much and I struggle with this because I might be thinking that I’m giving every single part of me the good, the bad and everything in between but at the end of the day I haven’t given anything more than what he did st the cross. He gave his life, his dignity,his holiness, his riches; he gave all for you and me so that we could have salvation in him. What’s holding you back? Think about and put it in your prayers and ask the Lord to take away or help you overcome that situation. Be a fishermen of souls for the Lord Almighty.