Archive for October 2010

Et Lux tennebrae lucet…..   Leave a comment

The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness does not comprehend it, so it is wiht the Halloween goers and the lovers of worldly pleasure, God is fattening up those intended for Judgment, for He know their day is coming. A word of encourgement to those who Love Jesus and His Word, and are suffering hardships of many kinds. God Sees. He sees it all. There is nothing that passes His gaze.

It is quite amzaing really, considering that our generation are starting to look like the Sodom and Gomorrah of this age, maybe it is time to take a step back and re-evaluate where we stand in terms of this world. Does the world love us? The the love of the Father is not in us, Do we love the truth of God’s Word? Do we esteem the gift of Salvation and our Communion with God more than sin that lasts only for a season. I am at pains to labour this point. Dont do things that break your communion with God! Do not grieve the Holy Spirit, by which we are sealed for the day of redemption.

There is a better world to come, the Bible says say, Jesus says so. Those who are still in unbelief of this will one day see the folly of their ways, so let us not be unbelieving but believing. As of first importance christ died for our sin according to the Scriptures, so let us hold firmly to that while it is still today, and not give in to the world with a feebl heart of unbelief, God will make a way in the wilderness and a path through the sea to take us to Himself, but He will not leave us to wallow in our sin.

Peace be with you

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Posted October 29, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Uncategorized

Glory in This…   1 comment

Jeremiah 9:24 (New King James Version) 24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.

There are a few things in this life that deeply move me, and one of them is the knowledge that without the knowledge of God and the Grace of Jesus Christ I am nothing more than kindling for the fires of hell. When I consider myself I consider my weakness, my chronic illness and my depression that has been a great handicap in my life and I have this to say. “God meant it for good” I am not strong, and not wise, I fail frequently in my new years resolutions don’t last longer then the day I made them. But does this make me a candidate for heaven? I somehow don’t think so.

Many have such handicaps and worse and become bitter and resentful. Yet it is those who the world regards as beautiful, and successful that I think are more prone to damn themselves by their own self righteousness and self sufficiency. As It is I can make no such boast, I can look to the Cross of Jesus and their see my sins nailed to Calvary, I can look to heaven and see Christ exalted and see that He is my righteousness, I do not after all have any merit or any inherent value in myself. I do cry, “O that I may know Him!” But then there is the still deep seated moral corruptions in my soul and I am again weakened at the knees. I have come to see that the human heart is any abyss that is filled with corruptions that would fit it for hell anyday, it is only Christ’s mercy that upholds me, there is absolutely nothing I can add to either my justification or sanctification.

 Is this negative? I don’t think so, It is the realism that comes with conviction, the conviction that Christ alone can satisfy me, and that whatever the world offers, if nothing but candy coated rat poison. I rejoice in the fact that God still delights in exercising, loving kindness and judgment and righteousness, for this is then my hope as it should be yours also there is no hope in anything else, except in the Cross of Christ.

Posted October 25, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Devotional

Desiring God above all else   Leave a comment

I cannot think of anything more desirable than to be with Christ, there is nothing more alluring and no thought more satsifying than to think that one day my eyes will behold the King of Glory. having said that I consider myslef and find in myself no good thing, why would the King of Glroy have me in His Home of eternal Joy and rest? I can think of nothing but the cross of Calvary and how the blood of Christ was shed for my sins, and the righteousness of Christ given to me me as glorious dress. This is indeed the stuff the makes me hope, many I am sure live thorugh pain without any sense of hope, many live through loss without any vison of a  glorious future to come.

May I say to you , Look to Jesus! Look to Jesus!. As I sit here I feel in my body that this world is not my home, it is not where my Joy is made complete, it is not in the world and its things that I find pleasure, in fact in it I find only distraction, and that makes me mad at the fact of sin. Sin ruins evertyhing and then spoils good pleasures like love and gratitude and kindesss and is to be hated with a most sincere hatred.

What glories there are to look forward to, is it too much pains now to forsake the world its wayward lusts and seemingly alluring pleausre. There is only pain in indulging in sin, and you will find it a sugar coated pill with with a deadly soul killing centre. Let us then persevere, and even if the progress is painfully slow, let us make some progress in personal holiness. Let us forsake this world that is hurtling into oblivion at the speed of lightning. Consider even your eyes that you behold the offerings of this world with are the eyes with which you will one day behold Christ with. Make your calling and election sure and do not play with the allurements of this world, it is fleeing and soon you too will find yourself face to face with God. May that be a glorious do for you, a day to be greatly anticipated, and rejoiced in and not a day of Judgement.

May the Peace of Christ dwell in your hearts and fill you with all the fullness of God.

Selah

Posted October 22, 2010 by Reformed and renewed in Devotional, Theology