DISTRACTION comes from looking around.
DISCOURAGEMENT comes from looking down.
DEPRESSION comes from looking back.
DELIVERANCE comes from looking at the finished
work of Christ upon the CROSS.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Jesus was punished that I might be forgiven
Romans 5:1; Col. 1:19-22; Eph 1:7
Jesus was wounded that I might be healed
Is 53:4-5; Matt 18:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24
Jesus was made sin with my sinfulness that I might be made
righteous with His righteousness
Is 53:10; 61:10
Jesus died my death that I might share His life
Jesus was made a curse that I might receive the blessing
Jesus endured my poverty that I might share His abundance
Eph 2:8; II Cor. 8:9
Jesus bore my shame that I might share His glory
Is 53:5; Heb 2:10; Heb 12:2
Jesus endured my rejection that I might have his acceptance
Jn 4:19; Is 54:6; Is 53:3
No other words need to be said: "Jesus did it all"
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This Blog is one of my contributions to Acts 26:18 Ministries. I am not a public speaker so this Spirit Led Corner is where I share my heart with you about Issues that are Important to my husband & I as we endeavor to minister to people.
First of all I would like to say that I really like the name of our ministry. I feel that the Lord gave us the name because it is at the heart of what people really need.
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light & from the power of satan unto God, that they may recieve forgiveness of sins, & inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Jesus)
We preach Jesus Christ & Him crucified and that is what people need, but is it what people want?
John 3:19 "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, & men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
2 Cor. 4:3-6 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them...
This gospel is Jesus Christ & Him Crucified. It is hid to those who will not accept it. Because they don't believe in Jesus & what he did, that gives satan legal access into their lives. But when we place our faith in what Jesus did at the cross that gives the the Holy Spirit the latitude to work in our lives.
People don't want the light to shine on them because their deeds are evil & they don't want to change. When the light "Jesus" comes into someone's life it produces change. People do not want to change. I had someone tell me once they did not want to go to church because they would have to stop drinking with their friends. WOW how sad that someone would exchange eternal life for something like that.
This is why what God has called us & many others to do is so important. Men must be shown the truth. Telling them of Jesus & what he did can open their eyes and bring them out of that darkness.
The Passion of the ministry is to point to Jesus and what he did for us at the Cross. This is the only hope of mankind.
Monday, February 18, 2008
The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want. It makes me lie down on the sofa. It leads me away from the Scriptures. It damages my soul. It leads me in the path of sex and violence for the sponsor's sake. Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my Christian responsibilities, there will be no interruption, for the TV is with me. Its cable and remote control, they comfort me. It prepares a commercial before me in the presence of my worldliness. It anoints my head with Humanism, my coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the days of my life, and, I shall dwell in my house watching TV forever, Amen. (Author unknown)
This writing appeared in a recent issue of Lamplighter magazine.