A NEW ORDER OF LIFE

So What is Salvation? Is it just redemption and forgiveness OR more?
 
“SALVATION IS NOT JUST FORGIVENESS, BUT A NEW ORDER OF LIFE” Dallas Willard
 
We are the Fallen people and we will continue sinning, constantly fighting and doing what our rebellious flesh wants us to do even though we do not want to do it. No one is perfect no one is righteous “Not Even One” but Jesus, we will have to deal with the consequences of our sins but the Lord calls us to a daily life of confession and repentance and constant worship because we are already forgiven..Should we then keep on sinning?
 
“God’s grace is not a license to sin, instead, it is a reason to pursue righteousness (and hard pursue His heart) Bad attitude, thoughtless actions, and unkind speech do not fit who we are as children of light, we are new creatures in Christ, bought for a price and set free to live of His grace” Dr. Charles Stanley
 
Salvation is the beginning of a new order of life based on the foundation of a relationship with our Father not a religion. What Jesus resurrection did is provided us with a new life, a rebirth and more so a new second chance to live in Jesus’s life, even though He died for the full forgiveness of our sins He rose conquering death to bring us this free gift and there is nothing we need to do to earn it for we are already have it by His grace; our past sins are forgiven therefore through our doubtless and constant faith and daily repentance, fighting the good fight and finishing the good race; we can maintain this new order of life from any obstructions.

Why did Jesus tell Peter to “Feed My Sheep” in John 21?

Answer: Jesus gave Peter a three-fold command to “feed my sheep” in John 21:15-17. Each time Jesus said, “Feed my sheep,” it was in response to Peter’s three-fold declaration of love for Jesus. The setting was one of the last of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus prepared a breakfast of fish and bread for them, and then commissioned Peter with the task of feeding His sheep and tending His lambs.
The three commands, although often translated the same way, are subtly different. 

The first time, Jesus says it, the Greek means literally pasture (tend) the lambs” (v. 15). The Greek word for “pasture” is in the present tense, denoting a continual action of tending, feeding and caring for animals. Believers are referred to as sheep throughout Scripture. “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:7). Jesus is both our Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and the Door of the sheepfold (John 10:9). By describing His people as lambs, He is emphasizing their nature as immature and vulnerable and in need of tending and care.
The second time, the literal meaning is “tend My sheep” (v. 16). In this exchange, Jesus was emphasizing tending the sheep in a supervisory capacity, not only feeding but ruling over them. This expresses the full scope of pastoral oversight, both in Peter’s future and in all those who would follow him in pastoral ministry. Peter follows Jesus’ example and repeats this same Greek word poimaino in his first pastoral letter to the elders of the churches of Asia Minor: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers” (1 Peter 5:2).
The third time, the literal translation is “pasture (tend) the sheep” (v. 17). Here Jesus combines the different Greek words to make clear the job of the shepherd of the flock of God. They are to tend, care for, and provide spiritual food for God’s people, from the youngest lambs to the full-grown sheep, in continual action to nourish and care for their souls, bringing them into the fullness of spiritual maturity. The totality of the task set before Peter, and all shepherds, is made clear by Jesus’ three-fold command and the words He chooses.
What is this food with which shepherds are to feed the flock of God? It can be no other than the Word of God. Peter declares that Christians are to desire the pure spiritual milk of the Word so that by it, we can mature in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). As early as the book of Deuteronomy, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people who live not by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:4). The importance of the Word of God as food for our souls cannot be over-emphasized.
Clearly, the job of the shepherds of God’s people is to provide them with the pure milk of the Word of God so they can move on to the meat and solid food of the spiritually mature (Hebrews 5:12-14). Pastoral ministry should be primarily one of pastors feeding their people the Word of God. Only then can pastors declare, as Peter did, their love for the Lord Jesus.

God Does Not Need You

Most people, including professing Christians, have the wrong understanding about the true foundation of our relationship with God the Father.. Wake up!!

God is need of “NOTHING” Not-A-One-Thing! We are perishable being the Father gives us our breath and He who takes it away. Throughout history when people boasted because they “felt” special or mighty; God did not cry or mourn.. instead He said “Who’s Next let’s go”. When we try to take credit for following Him and doing His good deeds, He reminds us that we ought to serve the least of these first…He is the almighty, the I AM that I AM.. the Creator of “ALL”. He is completely self-sufficient and does not depend nor need us or anyone else..He is self-existent One.

Acts 17:24-25

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

But, since He is “LOVE”; He loves “All” mankind unconditionally regardless of our tribe, race, color, or tongue..We need Him for everything and in all things here on earth as it is in heaven..there is no true life without Him, through unconditional trust and Faith no one can separate us from His Love, His mercy and His grace and can even deny us the right to accept His free gift of salvation.

Romans 8:38-39

8 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God does not need you, He wants you

The Windy City

Almost 3:00 am here in the Windy City our room on the 37th floor blessed by His grace to sleep much closer tonight to the Father than normal.. you know what I mean!

In awe, full of great reverence while staring at the miles and miles of the beauty of His creations; deeply grasping how much more He the creator even more divinely beautiful.

Still, the sirens are going off every 5 minutes screaming throughout the city, still this city not totally asleep 💤 wondering if it will ever get to be..

God Father I call unto You to hear my prayers 🙏🏻 proclaiming Your mighty name to be victorious over this City..come and have it Your way, come bring Your Rushing Wind to refresh in peace and love ❤️ this Windy City.. pray like Jesus, hope like Jesus for “everyone” without any conditions without any selfish expectations..it is simply the right thing to do..why waste another day..I know the One who gives Freedom and blesses who calls the Wind and calms the seas and moves the mountains..my King and savior, redeemer..Emmanuel my God forever and ever will be in control in who is in control. Amen!

God’s Divine Appointment

Have you ever had a coincidence, which was so special that it seemed like God was in it? A divine appointment is “a meeting” which was inspired and God led. God is sovereign; He is all knowing and all-powerful.
Sometimes God wants to bless us and other people, or He could try and help us get a good deal, etc. The possibilities of divine appointments are endless! If we are willing to be led by the Holy Spirit, great things are possible.
Throughout the Bible there are many examples of divine appointments. Time after time God leads the faithful to cross another person’s path and great things happen!