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.

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

A Follower who does not follow

Why do we ask others to do something we won’t do?

Before we ask others to invite Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be the center of their Households, we ought to apply the same in our own households as a starter, and do it even when no one is watching..

Are you a Christian Consumer or Christian Multiplier? Christ gave us the free gift of salvation by walking across the path from life to death and back. Then He granted us the Mighty Power of the Holy Spirit through His love to guide, teach and protect us, while we are building His Kingdom (occupy until He comes) descending once again to claim His second and eternal kingdom.

Access to the Father (Fatherhood, love, mercy, blessings, Kingship and spending many days in deep talks..) After this pure ultimate sacrifice, we have been able to stay connected to Him and stay in His presence all the time not just once a year and only through the highest priests while behind closed doors (Holy of Holies) and we don’t need anymore burnt offerings by shedding a blood of an animal sacrifice to have access to Him.

Because of this free gift which He himself paid in full in our behalf; we are called to be His stewards, servants, we are called to proclaim The Father Jesus Christ as our Lord and teach His Good News “CLEARLY” to all nations.

True Godly leaders, have naked, undivided, unshaken, burning feelings, are humble concerning the spiritual welfare of Christians everywhere. Earnestly and constantly praying while heartbroken, longing for all Christians and Non Christians to understand God’s will and purpose for their lives and to live in a way that will only honor and please the Father, then at the end be among the reapers of His great harvest.

We are obligated and must be unashamed (like Paul was) to support the existence and the continuation efforts to the healthy growth of the Christian revival movement, but most importantly we are also called to nourish our local and global church. The church is a great source to build saints and evangelists who are not only to be complete in Christ, but also are well equipped with the full armor and empowerment of the Holy Spirit to Go and fulfill Jesus’s great commission. Remember He is alive and we do worship a God who is alive who defeated death; We are called by design to be no less than authentic children of Light not by any means children of the dark.

We must be true followers who follow while filled up with zeal to follow and die to ourselves daily before preaching and teaching the Word, be true revival ambassadors to Jesus’s ministry, humble and hungry for reaching every tribe, every tongue, every race in every corner of this sinful and broken world.

Is your heart in pieces, or is it just overwhelmed can’t see beyond the fog ahead. What’s your calling, are you applying God’s ways or satan ways? For the day of judgement is no hidden secret, rather it is very inevitable and surely is set to come..

It is grace

During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what belief, if any, was unique to Christianity. 
They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. 
This debate went on for some time until C.S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” 
he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace” (Yancey 1997, 11).

Salvation: Describes how God takes guilty sinners and declares them righteous because of what Jesus has done for them. 
Grace: Is God’s unmerited favor toward us because we are in Christ. Completely apart from anything we do to try merit it, God gives salvation as a gift to those who receive it by faith
Ephesians 2:5-9 (NASB)
“5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together [b]with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Paul wrote this to remind the Christians in Ephesus of the salvation they already had in Christ. In fact, as the tense of the Greek verb used here indicates, they were written to remind believers of how to (stay saved). That salvation was being sustained by grace. 
Salvation is God’s free gift which was given to us (by grace) through Faith, not by works, from beginning to end.
So when someone asks us what is so special about Christianity – the answer is 
“It is God’s grace”.

God vs. Allah!!

The name “Allah” which what Muslims use to call on their god, also this Arabic name is well used by Arab Christians worldwide. 

It is a custom based practice more than doctrine or language issue, it comes from the Muslim culture influence and its dominate Quran teachings and preachings in the Arabic Language more or less. However, Arab Christians still have the choice to call our Father “Rabb” Dad, Lord, God..which another Arabic name of God that Muslims and Quran do not use to describe Allah.    
Muslims do not believe that Jesus is God, the Son and the father (The Trinity) nor do they believe that He was the One who truly was crucified “but it was a lookalike, which Allah provided in Jesus’s place”.  One major issue here is that Muslims believe and claim that the Bible is not a scared book and is not the inspired and breathed words of God to the Christian family, including all tribes, tongues, and nations, rather it is just a book of fairytales and history of mankind which does not dare to mention the old western Christians crusades..

It is very clearly that the Muslim “Allah” is not the same Christian “Rabb”. Even though sometimes both Muslims and Arab Christians use “Allah” to call on their Gods, It is totally different deity. Since we can’t separate the three Godhead, and Muslims do not to believe in this Three Trinity so the answer becomes very clear. 
According to the Quran the story started when Muhammed was sleeping inside a cave and the “Angel Gabriel” (same Angel who God had assigned to bring the news of the coming of the Christ, the Messiah) came down and gave him his prophecy even though he was illiterate he was able to memories Sūrat al-Fātiḥah (Arabic: سُّورَةُ الفَاتِحَة ) which is the first chapter (Surah) of the Quran which contains seven verses (ayats). Then the story of Islam had began..

I have respect to everyone’s belief system and do not rebuke anyone; it is a blessing to be able to discuss and exchange knowledge, views back and forth in regards to different Religions and theologies something Muslim Radicals won’t accept and radically attack and kill.

In “Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?” Al Mohler, the President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says “Evangelical Christians understand that, theologically, there is a genetic link between Judaism and Christianity. That is why Christians must always be humbled by the fact that we have been grafted onto the promises first made to Israel. In terms of both history and theology, there is no genetic link between Christianity and Islam. The Qur’an claims that to confess Jesus Christ as the divine Son and the second person of the Trinity is to commit blasphemy against Allah.

Hard times come with hard questions, and our cultural context exerts enormous pressure on Christians to affirm common ground at the expense of theological differences. But the cost of getting this question wrong is the loss of the Gospel. Christians affirm the image of God in every single human being and we must obey Christ as we love all people everywhere as our neighbor. Love of neighbor also demands that we tell our neighbor the truth concerning Christ as the only way to truly know the Father.

We must also understand that the most basic issue is the one Jesus answered with absolute clarity. One cannot deny the Son and truly worship the Father. There is no question that the Muslim is our neighbor, but there is no way to remain faithful to Scripture and the gospel and then claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.” 

I personally believe by us applying the “Great Commission” sharing the Gospel and daily staying tuned in with God’s ways of living allowing the Holy Spirit to do His work by touching their hearts and convincing them of what the truth is! Be Jesus’s light always and beliving that ONLY through our FAITH in (Jesus) as our Savoir we can receive salvation not through Allah!

It is happening now more than ever! Many Muslims are converting, They have had it with their cherry picking radical movements. They are learning the difference more and more everyday! 

Thanks be to God

Passion week

(Sunday – Day One)
Marks the beginning of Christ “Passion week”

Passion: It refers especially to the suffering of Christ and the afflictions He endured as an innocent victim in the final two days before His death.

The term “Passion week”:
It includes the Last Supper; His prayer and agony in the Garden (Gethsemane); and His arrest, trials, crucifixion, death, and burial.

DAY ONE
According to the Synoptic Gospels Christ entered the city of Jerusalem in triumph and then visited the temple before He retired to Bethany. This represents clearly ALL He did on day one.

Void – Inner Void

Only the love of our almighty God can fill it through His Holy Spirit indwelling in us!
I pray & pray more whenever I feel this way! This is one hard & old mankind’s condition.

The Psalmists even felt this way
Psalm (51:10-12 NIV)
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
Amen