Monday, December 31, 2012

The Last Week in the Life of Jesus

The Last Week in the Life of Jesus

21) Prophecy: Jesus would make a triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Old Testament Reference: Zezhariah9:9
New Testament Fulfillment: Mark 11:7-11

Zechariah 9:9
 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
    Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!
See, your king  comes to you,
    righteous and having salvation,
    gentle and riding on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Mark 11:7-11
 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”
“Hosanna in the highest!”
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

22) Prophecy: Jesus would be praised by the mouth of babes (young children)
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 8:1-2
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 21:15-16

Psalm 8:1-2
 O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
    above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
    you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.

 Matthew 21:15-16
 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.
16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,
“‘From the lips of children and infants
    you have ordained praise’?”
23) Prophecy: Jesus would be betrayed by a close friend who ate at his table
Old Testament: Psalm 41:9
New Testament: Matthew 26:14-15, Mark 14:10, Luke 22:48 John 13:18
 Psalm 41:9
 Even my close friend, whom I trusted,
    he who shared my bread,
    has lifted up his heel against me.
 Matthew 26:14-15
 14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
 Mark 14:10
 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
 Luke 22:48
 48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
John 13:18
 18 “I am not referring to all of you; I know those I have chosen. But this is to fulfill the scripture: ‘He who shares my bread has lifted up his heel against me.’
24) Prophecy: The price paid to betray Jesus
Old Testament Reference: Zechariah 11:12
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 26:14-14
  Zechariah 11:12
 12 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
 Matthew 26:14-15
 14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
25) Prophecy: What would be done with the betrayal money
Old Testament Reference: Zechariah 11:13
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 27:3; 5-7
  Zechariah 11:13
 13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.
Matthew 27:3
 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.
Matthew 27:5-7
 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.

 26) Prophecy: Forsaken by His Disciples
Old Testament Reference: Zechariah 13:7
New Testament Fulfillment: Mark 14:50; Matthew 26:31

 Zechariah 13:7
 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,
    against the man who is close to me!”
    declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep will be scattered,
    and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Mark 14:50
50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.

 Matthew 26:31
 31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written:
“‘I will strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
27) Prophecy: False witness against Christ
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 27:12, 35:11
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 26:59-61; Mark 14:55-57
 Psalm 27:12
 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    breathing out violence.

 Psalm 35:11
 11 Ruthless witnesses come forward;
    they question me on things I know nothing about.
Matthew 26:59-61
 59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.
Finally two came forward 61 and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
 Mark 14:55-57 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.
57 Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him:

28) Prophecy: Jesus would not defend himself against false accusations
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 53:7
New Testament Fulfillment: Mark 15:3-5, Matthew 27:13-14

 Isaiah 53:7
 He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.

 Mark 15:3-5
 The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.”
But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.

 Matthew 27:13-14
 13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

Hope in 2013

 Many people talk about all the bad things that are happening. I agree that this world is not perfect; just click on a new story on the internet. I have good news for people if they want to receive it.
 The best life is with Jesus and we can have a new start in life. We must confess our sins and decide to follow the way of the Bible. Even if the bad happens then the peace of God occur in the human soul. Have you been following Jesus?
  Life is all about what you do. So start with Jesus this year and I guarantee that 2013 will have peace and joy in your heart even in the hard times.

Philippians 3:12-16

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

15 All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Ministry of Jesus

The Ministry Of Jesus

15) Prophecy: Ministry centered in Galilee
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 9:1-2
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 4:12-16

Isaiah 9:1-2
 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—
The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.

 Matthew 4:12-16
 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,
    Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people living in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
    a light has dawned.”

16) Prophecy: Jesus would speak and teach in parables
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 78:1-2
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 13:34-35
Psalm 78:1-2
 My people, hear my teaching;
    listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
    I will utter hidden things, things from of old—

Matthew 13:34-35
 34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. 35 So was fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet:
“I will open my mouth in parables,
    I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world.”
17) Prophecy: Jesus would bind up and heal the brokenhearted
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 61:1-3
New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 4:17-21
 Isaiah 61:1-3
 he Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.
 Luke 4:17-21
 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

18) Prophecy: Jesus would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 110:1,4
New Testament Fulfillment: Hebrews 5:5-6

 Psalm 110:1,4
 The Lord says to my lord:
“Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”
 The Lord has sworn
    and will not change his mind:
“You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”

 Hebrews 5:5-6
 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”
And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever,    in the order of Melchizedek.”

19) Prophecy: Jesus would be rejected and not believed, especially by the Jews
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 53:1-4
New Testament Fulfillment: John1:11, 12:37-40; Luke 23:20-21

Isaiah 53:1-4
 Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.

 John 1:11
 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

 John 12:37-40

37 Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet:
“Lord, who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”
39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere:
40 “He has blinded their eyes
    and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes,
    nor understand with their hearts,
    nor turn—and I would heal them.”
 Luke 23:20-21
 20 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. 21 But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
20) Prophecy: Jesus would be hated without reason
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 35:19
New Testament Fulfillment:  John 15:23-25
 Psalm 35:19
19 Do not let those gloat over me
    who are my enemies without cause;
do not let those who hate me without reason
    maliciously wink the eye.
 John 15:23-25
 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Preparation for the Ministry of Jesus

Preparation for the ministry of Jesus

11) Prophecy: The way of the Lord prepared
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 40:3-4
New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 3:2-5

Isaiah 40:3-4
A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
    the way for the Lord;

 make straight in the desert
    a highway for our God.

 Every valley shall be raised up,
    every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
    the rugged places a plain.

Luke 3:2-5
 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
    make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in,
    every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight,
    the rough ways smooth.

12) A messenger to come before the Lord
Old Testament Reference: Malachi 3:1
New Testament fulfillment: Luke 7:24-27

Malachi 3:1
 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.

Luke 7:24-27
 24 After John’s messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 25 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’

13) Prophecy: A prophet would be raised up
Old Testament Reference: Deuteronomy 18:15
New Testament Fulfillment: Acts 19:20, 22

Deuteronomy 18:15
15 The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.

Acts 19-20, 22
 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.  22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.

14) Prophecy: Declared to be the Son of God
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 2:7
New Testament Fulfillment:  Matthew 3:13-17

Psalm 2:7
I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.

Matthew 3:13-17
 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus

6) Prophecy: Jesus to be born in Bethlehem
Old Testament Reference: Micah 5:2
New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 2:4-7

Micah 5:2

 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
    from ancient times.”

 Luke 2:4-7

 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

 7) Prophecy: The time of Jesus' birth 

Old Testament Reference: Daniel 9:24-25

New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 2:1-5

Daniel 9:24-25

 24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.25 “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.


Luke 2:1-5

 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

8) Prophecy: Christ to be born of a virgin

Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 7:13-14

New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 1:26-28, 30-31

Isaiah 7:13-14

 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you[ a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.


 Luke 1:26-28, 30-31 

26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

 9) Prophecy: Lamentation for the killing of infants

Old Testament Reference: Jeremiah 31:15

New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 2:16-18

Jeremiah 31:15 

15 This is what the Lord says:“A voice is heard in Ramah,mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.”

  Matthew 2:16-18

 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

 10) Prophecy: To be called out of Egpyt

Old Testament Reference: Hosea 11:1

New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 2:13-15

  Hosea 11:1

 “When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    and out of Egypt I called my son.

  Matthew 2:13-15

 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Lineage of Jesus

The Lineage of Jesus

1) Prophecy: Seed of a woman
Old Testament Reference: Genesis 3:1-15
New Testament Reference: Galatians 4:4

  Genesis 3:14-15

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all the livestock
    and all the wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
    and you will eat dust
    all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”

 Galatians 4:4
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law,

2) Prophecy: From the Tribe of Judah
Old Testament Reference: Genesis 49:10
New Testament Reference: Luke 3:23,33

 Genesis 49:10
 The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he comes to whom it belongs
    and the obedience of the nations is his.

 Luke 3:23,33
 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,.....he son of Amminadab, the son of Ram,  the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,
the son of Judah."

3) Prophecy:  Descendant of Abraham, Issac and Jacob
Old Testament Reference: Genesis 12:3, 17:17,19; Number 24:17
New Testament Fulfillment: Matthew 1:1-2,16; Luke 3:34,38

 Genesis 12:3
 I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 17:17,19
  Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?”...Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

 Numbers 24:17
 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
    the skulls of all the sons of Sheth."

 Luke 3:34,38
 "the son of Jacob,
the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,
the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,....
 the son of Enosh,
the son of Seth, the son of Adam,
the son of God."

4) Prophecy: Heir to the Throne of David
Old Testament Reference: Isaiah 9:6-7
New Testament Fulfillment: Luke 1:31-32

 Isaiah 9:6-7
 For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 Of the increase of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.

 Luke 1:31-32
 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,

5) Prophecy: Anointed and Eternal
Old Testament Reference: Psalm 45:6-7
New Testament Reference: Hebrews 1:8-10

Psalm 45:6-7
 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.

 Hebrews 1:8-10
  But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
    and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
 He also says,
“In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The End of the World

A popular topic is the end of the world. Are we living in the end days? Will the end of the world will be on Friday? I am writing about this because I always hear this topic. There are many ideas on it.

I know the Mayans Calendar will end soon.  Many people are scared but I am not scared because I know the person who knows everything. Do you want to know what will happening?

Jesus is the Creator and he created everything. I know that no man knows the hour because Matthew 24:36 says,"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."  I think that includes myself. At the same time, I think there are signs of the coming of Jesus but then again I don't know the date.

The Bible explains the last days and a person needs to read a blog or the internet to realize this. 
2 Timothy 3:1-4," But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God." I think you can read many stories about the world that is lovers  of pleasure rather than lovers of God. 

What proves we are living in the end days because many people will mock the idea of the return of Jesus.
You can read over the internet and see many jokes. 2 Peter 3:3-4 says,"First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 

It is interesting that Israel and Iran is in the news. The Bible talks about Iran and Russia will attack Israel.
It seems that the news paper reads the like the Bible. The Bible talks about Israel coming back to the Promise Land, Gog(Russia)  and Persia(Iran). The address of this is in Ezekiel 37-39. 

I believe in the Rapture of the Church because the Bible explains the last days like the days of Noah.
Matthew 24:40-44 says,"Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.  “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."

Noah was a interesting guy because God said that he would judge the world so build the Ark. So Noah built a big boat. He was saved from the wrath of God. In the book of Genesis 6 it explains the flood. The church will escape the wrath of God. Will you escape the wrath of God?  

Everyone will be accountable to God someday. We need forgiveness of our sins so we need to repent and follow Jesus. Acts 2:38 says,"  Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Will sin rule this land?

Will sin rule this land? Many people see this going on and they give up, while the other side takes more power. I am saying this because of the Election in the United States and before.

Gay marriage is legal in a few states and people passed the drug laws. I see many Churches are not talking about the marriage issue and other social issues because the fear of man. The Bible is clear that on this point.
Proverbs 29:25 says,"Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe."

Do you fear man? I have to admit that I have this fear but I should know better. My life is not my own but it belongs to Jesus. Many times Jesus isn't my Lord. I don't know about you? The truth will make people mad but Christians should be truth speakers.  People of faith need to heed this verse. Proverbs 28:12,"
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding."

I am afraid for the churches in the United States because they have allowed Abortion in the land and we now allowing Gay Marriage. At what point the Church will become the Church. I think we forget how big God is because we think people are bigger then Jesus. I know I will never be the most popular guy.

God Bless You

Friday, December 7, 2012

We get tired but God gives strength

I don't know about you but I do get tired. My strength is very little. I love the Bible says about this  topic.
Proverbs 24:10 says," If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength!" You need to know that you are weak. We all fall in times of trouble. The world refuse to go to God.

God has great  promises for mankind but we must take it to heart. We must confess our sins and follow his ways. Acts 2:38 says,"Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Have you done this before?

The Spirit of God lifts the human soul. Isaiah 40:29-31 says," He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." It shows how great the Lord is. 

I love Jesus because there is rest in Jesus. Matthew 11:29-30 says,"Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

I am praying for you! God loves you greatly, Have a great day!

Friday, November 30, 2012

We need to trust God.

Many times life can bring things that are unpleasing. God has an answers so we need to consult with him.

Philippians 4:6

 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.


Problems in life bring more faith to people. We need to accept it from the Lord.

James 1:2-5

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hello my Friend

How are you doing? I am new to this site but that is good. I realize how short this life is so I trust in God.