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God’s Kingdom
April 5, 2010

Isaiah 1:18-19
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord.
“Through your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. ”
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.
but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.”

God is talking with us, if we obey Him we will experience the best thing in the world, but if we disobey Him we will suffers and experience even death. As I observe and experience being with God and have a covenant relationship with Him I experienced how awesome He is to my life, from the simple thing to the biggest, I always win from it. I always claim to God all my needs and wants in life. Because God knows what are our needs and wants, all we need to do is to ask Him and follow His will from us. Being with God our father we will experience the joy peace and righteousness of His Kingdom.

The Parable of the Lost Son
LUKE 15:11-32

JESUS said, “A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need… Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger. I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.”’ So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began. Now the older son… became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him. He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends. But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf.’ He said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ “

When the lost son is with his father he experience all the goodness of life but later he trade his wealth to his vices and call of human flesh, that later brings him suffer and almost death. But when he realized how good his life is. When he is still to his father’s kingdom he decided to come back even as a simple worker, but his father accepts him and welcomes him again to his kingdom. Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” God is always waiting for us and wants us to be with Him, all we need to do is come back with Him and accept Jesus us our God and Savior.

The question is where do you want to live? To God’s Kingdom or to your own Kingdom?

This is Attitude
April 3, 2010

IF AN EGG IS BROKEN BY AN OUTSIDE FORCE…… A LIFE ENDS.
IF AN EGG BREAKS FROM WITHIN…… LIFE BEGINS.
GREAT THINGS ALWAYS BEGIN FROM WITHIN.

IT’S BETTER TO LOSE YOUR EGO TO THE ONE YOU LOVE.
THAN TO LOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE…… BECAUSE OF EGO

WHY WE HAVE SO MANY TEMPLES, IF GOD IS EVERYWHERE?
A WISE MAN SAID : AIR IS EVERYWHERE,
BUT WE STILL NEED A FAN TO FEEL IT .

WHEN YOU TRUST SOMEONE TRUST HIM COMPLETELY WITHOUT
ANY DOUBT……. AT THE END YOU WOULD GET ONE OF THE TWO:
EITHER A LESSON FOR YOUR LIFE OR A VERY GOOD PERSON

SOLDIER : SIR WE ARE SURROUNDED FROM ALL SIDES BY ENEMIES ,
MAJOR : EXCELLENT ! WE CAN ATTACK IN ANY DIRECTION.

THE WORST IN LIFE IS “ATTACHMENT” IT HURTS WHEN YOU LOSE IT. THE BEST THING IN LIFE IS “LONELINESS”
BECAUSE IT TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING AND, WHEN YOU LOSE IT, YOU GET EVERYTHING.

LIFE IS NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO ACT TRUE TO YOUR FACE……
IT’S ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO REMAIN TRUE BEHIND YOUR BACK

“You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments; then the wind blows your footprints away.”
-Arlene Blum

“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.”
Chinese proverb

“The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.”
Ben Herbste

Who is Jesus Christ? | HE IS JESUS CHRIST | Who is He?
March 11, 2010

In Chemistry, He turns water to wine.
In Biology, He was born without the normal conception;
In Physics, He disproved the law of gravity when He ascended into heaven;
In Economics, He disproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5000 men with two fishes & 5 loaves of bread;
In Medicine, He cured the sick and the blind without administering a single dose of drugs,
In History, He is the beginning and the end;
In Government, He said that he shall
be called wonderful counselor, Prince of Peace
In Religion, He said no one comes to the father except through Him.

SO, WHO IS HE?
HE IS JESUS!
JOIN ME AND LET’S CELEBRATE HIM;
HE IS WORTHY.

THE EYES BEHOLDING THIS MESSAGE SHALL
NOT BEHOLD EVIL,
THE HAND THAT WILL
SEND THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYBODY SHALL
NOT LABOR IN VAIN,
AND THE MOUTH SAYING AMEN
TO THIS PRAYER SHALL SMILE FOREVER.

REMAIN IN GOD AND SEEK HIS FACE ALWAYS. AMEN
IN GOD I’VE FOUND EVERYTHING !

The Greatest Man in History
Jesus Christ had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer
He had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us!

RELIGION VS JESUS
July 9, 2009

RELIGION IS SOMETHING TO BELIEVE AND DO

• Attending religious services
• Enrolling children in religious schools
• Showing acts of kindness
• Avoiding immorality
• Believing in God
• Having religious affiliation
• Being baptized
• Receiving communion
• Studying doctrine
• Reading the Scriptures
• Offering prayers.
• Celebrating religious events
• Teaching religious classes
• Giving aid to the poor
• Singing in the choir
• Being recognized as a godly person

CHRIST IS SOMEONE TO KNOW AND TRUST

• Someone who is very near
• Someone who has authority to help us
• Someone who can forgive us
• Someone who can declare us righteous
• Someone who can set us apart for God
• Someone who can bring God to us
• Someone who can bring us to God
• Someone who can include us in His will
• Someone who can guide us
• Someone who can teach us
• Someone who can be our example
• Someone who never leaves us all alone
• Someone who can be trusted
• Someone who can defend us
• Someone who can intercede for us
• Someone who can enable us
• Someone who can respond to our emotions
• Someone who can feel our pain
• Someone who can give us joy
• Someone who can give us peace
• Someone who can give us hope
• Someone who can give us love
• Someone who has proven His love for us
• Someone who has died for us
• Someone who rose from the dead for us
• Someone who can live His life through us
• Someone who can take us all the way Home
• Someone who can assure us of heaven

“Religion makes you religious but JESUS makes you righteous.” -anonymous

Easy vs Difficult
July 3, 2009

Easy is to judge the mistakes of others
Difficult is to recognize our own mistakes

Easy is to talk without thinking
Difficult is to refrain the tongue

Easy is to hurt someone who loves us.
Difficult is to heal the wound…

Easy is to forgive others
Difficult is to ask for forgiveness

Easy is to set rules.
Difficult is to follow them…

Easy is to dream every night.
Difficult is to fight for a dream…

Easy is to show victory.
Difficult is to assume defeat with dignity…

Easy is to admire a full moon.
Difficult to see the other side…

Easy is to stumble with a stone.
Difficult is to get up…

Easy is to enjoy life every day.
Difficult to give its real value…

Easy is to promise something to someone.
Difficult is to fulfill that promise…

Easy is to say we love.
Difficult is to show it every day…

Easy is to criticize others.
Difficult is to improve oneself…

Easy is to make mistakes.
Difficult is to learn from them…

Easy is to weep for a lost love.
Difficult is to take care of it so not to lose it.

Easy is to think about improving.
Difficult is to stop thinking it and put it into action…

Easy is to think bad of others
Difficult is to give them the benefit of the doubt…

Easy is to receive
Difficult is to give

Easy to read this
Difficult to follow

Easy is keep the friendship with words
Difficult is to keep it with meanings

A HEART OF COMPASSION
June 22, 2009

Christians are distinguished from other men
neither by country, nor language,
nor the customs which they observe.
For they neither inhabit cities of their own,
nor employ a peculiar form of speech,
nor lead a life which is marked out by any singularity

They dwell in their own country,
but simply as sojourners.
As citizens, they share in all things with other,
and yet endure all things as if foreigner.
Every foreign land is to them as their native country,
And every land of their birth as a land of strangers…
They are in the flesh but
They do not live after the flesh.

They pass their days on earth,
but they are citizens of heaven.
They obey the prescribed laws,
And at the same time surpass the laws by their lives.

They love all men,
and are persecuted by all…
They are poor,
yet make many rich…
To sum up all in one word-
what a soul is in the body, that are Christians in the world.

“taken from the book of Philip Clarke”