These three scenarios, many ways to heaven, all people that have died can go to heaven, and belief in Christ saves us, so no life change is necessary is so wrong. Continue Reading
Luke 6:38 (KJV)
38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
The best part about Christmas is not about presents, but to think about Jesus and to give to others. Doing this brings the greatest joy of all. Continue Reading
So as 700 plus or minus years past, this prophesy of John the Baptist’s birth and ministry was finally fulfilled. Continue Reading
Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Did you know that Luke also refers to Jesus and light in the same reference? In Luke, chapter 2, we hear this from the words of Simeon, a devout man of God, who had the opportunity to hold the baby Jesus first hand. Continue Reading
Luke 2:8-11 (KJV)
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
It was in Bethlehem that Joseph and Mary searched for a place to stay for a night, for Mary was close to having her baby. Continue Reading
Luke 1:41-44 (KJV)
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
After Elizabeth rejoiced in Mary’s son, Mary also rejoiced in him. And because she said some amazing things through the Holy Spirit, there is less I have to say but share what she said. Continue Reading
Luke 1:30-33 (KJV)
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
For Mary to know in her heart that she would give birth to the Son of God must have really made her feel blessed. Continue Reading
Luke 1:46-49 (KJV)
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
Much like Mary glorified in her Son, Jesus, oh how my soul praises the Lord, my Savior. My heart doth magnify the God of Israel and every nation. Continue Reading
Luke 18:13,14 (KJV)
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
When Jesus comes into our lives and starts to work through us, it is this time to understand that it is Him doing all the work and not ourselves. Continue Reading