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2 Peter 2:5  “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”

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In verse 5 of 2 Peter chapter 2, it says that Noah is a preacher of righteousness. Where we can find that Noah preached?

A vast majority of people are thinking that if Noah is a preacher of righteousness, why was it not recorded in the bible that he preached? We cannot fathom the thought of our God unless he reveals it to us.

We need to go back to the attitude of God and search the bible for the events in history that happened. There is a clear record of what the days of Noah were like in Matthew Chapter 24 verses 37 to 39 it says,

But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

If we put that in today’s perspective, if you are building an ark that is really enormous in size, many people will definitely be curious and ask what you are building. 

With this, we propose to the reader to consider the thought that God has put in our heart. Please do not get us wrong: we are not adding to what the Word of God says, but ask of you to think of how the Word of God applies today, as well as in the time when Noah and his sons were building the ark.  

Our God is merciful and just! He always give us the opportunity to consider our ways before he passes His judgement. His mercies endure forever, but it does not mean that He will not pass His judgement to us when we disobey His Word.

It was recorded that Noah was a preacher of righteousness, and it is possible that during those building years Noah preached to those people and in the end some of them truly repented but died in the flood because the door was already shut by God.

Considering the similarity between people in the days of Noah and now, people will surely raise many questions. Others may mock Noah’s family for their reason of building the ark, as it was evident that there was no rain or storm that is coming in that time. We know that they built the ark for a hundred years.

TO WHOM DID our Lord Jesus Christ PREACH?

In the New Testament, it was also recorded in 1 Peter 3:19-20 that Jesus preached unto the spirits in prison:

By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” – 1 Peter 3:19-20 KJV and if we continue in verse 21-22 that says “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”

Notice the phrase “sometime were disobedient”: it implies that sometimes they were obedient. This could mean that in the end when they were caught up in the flood before they died, some of them truly repented of their sins and believed what Noah had preached to them about the judgement of our Almighty God.

Like them, we were sometime disobedient before we knew the truth; when we obey and apply the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in baptism as written in verse 21, it fits perfectly to do and apply His Word in our lives.

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (that this not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God.)”

He is a faithful and just God, as what we’ve read in 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

All Glory belongs to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Our One True and Living God.

two thousand eighteen, a bliss

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.

 

 

 

Happy and Blessed Birthday Mama Pacit

Happy and blessed 64th birthday mama Pacit

Time really flies, and thanks for being a hardworking, loving mother to us. On your 64th birthday we appreciate your sacrifices and labour of love to us, we love you so much.

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Surprise, surprise, surprise, we enjoy the day of fun and memorable moments with our relatives and loved ones.

Happy and blessed 65th Birthday Papa

Happy and blessed 65th birthday to you papa Dindin. We are really thankful to our One true and living GOD that we are able to surprise you on your special day.

GOD bless you more abundantly, exceedingly beyond what we can asked, hoped and prayed for, in Jesus Christ our LORD and Saviour, Amen.

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