two thousand eighteen, a bliss
Time really flies, 2018 indeed was a year full of surprises, we are grateful for all that had been and we really know that indeed we are truly blessed by our our One and True Living GOD, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. A series of blessings and wonderful knowledge of truth we will share with you in the next minutes.
At the start of 2018, we are reminded that we are created in GOD’s image as what we’ve found in Genesis Chapter 1 verse 27 and when you apply the gospel: death, burial and resurrection in your life you became a witness, this account is found in the book of Acts Chapter 2 and verse 32 when Peter had preached when the day of Pentecost was fully come it says in verse 32 “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.”
Knowing this those who received the promise must obey the great commission commanded to the apostles which included also today’s witnesses according to the promise after receiving the Holy Spirit baptism.
WE ARE NOW FELLOW Laborers that help preached like what apostle Peter preached in verse 38 that says “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
We are also reminded that our life is not consist of the abundant of material things that we poses and the difference between happiness and joy. Getting material things or riches on earth is easy but being truly rich in all aspects of life is different, we’ve found out that when a person became wealthy and forgot that the ability to get wealth only comes from the Almighty he/she later had to deal with a choice whether to serve GOD or money and this is a risk because it says where your treasure is there will be your heart also. We are glad to understand one passage in the old testament in Proverbs 13 verse 22 which says A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. and in Habakkuk Chapter 2 in verse 4 it says “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
GOD reminds us also about His Golden Rule and the strait gate in Matthew 7:12-14 “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
The understanding of the True Way, Truth and the Life which was, will be and in Jesus Christ alone.
He later reveal to us that being a hypocrite will not help Him in His business as what we’ve read in verse 5 of Matthew the 7th chapter “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” He also help us to understand the five GOD questions: WHO we Are? Where we came from? What is our purpose of existence, our potential and our destination after passing this earth? that each believer must ask GOD as a good start of being in a process of discipleship.
It was really a big and ongoing challenge to be a doer of His word and not hearers only in our time era and it was a humbling experience that only by His grace we are save not by our own works lest we boast about it. And we heard one of His command in the new testament in Matthew chapter 5 in verse 48 to be perfect “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” and it’s a process!
As the year comes to an end we are reminded of one of our purpose in life as it is written in Ephesians Chapter 2 verse 10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” In Proverbs Chapter 16 verse 22 it is written “Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.” We are thankful of Proverbs chapter 9 in verse 10 that says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
Lastly before the year ends we were able to understand this as it is revealed to us in the old testament in Job chapter 28 verse 28 that says “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
To One True and Living GOD, Jesus Christ be all the Glory forever and ever.