Blood That Eternally Saves Lives


But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

The Bible Teaches That  Life Is In the Blood

When sin entered the world, death also entered, for the wages of sin is death.

The Hebrews first learned of blood that saves when they were told to kill a lamb and place the blood of the lamb over the door post of their homes. On the one night of passover in Egypt, the death angel passed over the land. The first-born son died in every house where there was no blood on the door post, but those who obeyed the LORD were saved by the blood on the lintel or door post.

The Bible teaches us that these knew a day was coming when there would be a lasting covenant written in blood – blood that would save mankind from the death penalty brought on by sin. The prophet Zechariah spoke of it:

As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Zechariah 9:10-11

In Matthew, we learn that this blood is the blood shed by Jesus, the Christ, the promised Messiah and the precious and only Begotten Son of God:

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Christ blood is blood that can cleanse from sin. We have redemption by the blood of Jesus. The Holy Spirit of God bears witness that Jesus our Saviour came by water and by blood to save us. This is why He is called the Lamb of God and is precious in the sight of the Father. Christians are called to serve our living God by the power of the Holy Spirit within, because we are cleansed by His precious blood.

The Bible is true. Scientist know that truly life is in the blood. Doctors are able to help people live longer lives with life-saving transfusions and vaccines and other uses of blood products, but only the blood of Christ our Savior gives eternal life.

Posted in Bible, Bible prophecy, Called His name Jesus, Christ, Christianity, Covenant Promises, Jesus, New Covenant, Our World Today | 1 Comment

Donald Trump vs Megyn Kelley


Donald Trump says a lot of things. His followers do not seem to mind what he says. He is quoted as saying:

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Sioux Center, Iowa. “It’s, like, incredible.”

Trump truly believes this. He has a big ego, but so far, he has been right about his supporters. They do not seem to care about what Trump does or says, but Trump does care what people say to him.

Somehow he can’t get over Megyn Kelly confronting him on his remarks about women. She reminded him that he had called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals” and once made suggestive comments to a contestant on his reality TV show.  Donald did not like this, although he admitted he had called Rosie O’Donnell at least some of those names and he called Megyn a ‘Bimbo’, (later deleted) and called her a “lightweight.” He made suggestive remarks about Carly Fiorina’s face. None of this matters to his supporters, but being reminded of it seems to matter a lot to the ‘Donald.’

Now Megyn is again hosting a Republican debate.

Matt Drudge ran a news item saying that ‘Donald Trump will definitely not be at the Fox Debate this Thursday.

Trump should not, and says he will not, show up:

“He’s definitely not participating in the Fox News debate,” Lewandowski said. “His word is his bond.”

Trump also is quoted as saying:

“They’re dealing with someone who’s a little bit different. They can’t toy with me like they toy with everybody else,” he added.

It seems to me that he is a lot different from other candidates.  Other candidates are more concerned with policy and what our nation is facing than with a showdown with a debate host. The other candidates have supporters who care about their pasts and about what they will do if elected. All other candidates are held accountable for what they say and do. Trump is definitely different.

Do you think Donald Trump boycotting the debate will help him, hurt him, or have no effect on his campaign?

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Who is Ted Cruz?


Perhaps it is time to take a closer look at who Ted Cruz really is instead of listening to those who are running against him.

My prayer is that by the time we have the first primary, our Lord will bring us together behind the candidate who will honor Him and be right for our nation. I do not know if that person will be Dr. Ben Carson, whom I admire greatly,  Mike Huckabee, whom I have heard speak at the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, Ted Cruz who has fought for our Constitution, or another candidate.

Please pray with me that a Christian candidate who will defend our Constitution wins this election.

The Lord can heal our nation without a Christian president, but in the Bible, as a rule, the people were blessed when they had a man of God leading them and they fell into sin when the king was evil.

It helps me to remember:

Jeremiah 32:17 ‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

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What are you looking for in our next president?


It is certain that I should not be too critical of anyone’s reasons for voting the way they choose. I can remember when I was too young to vote in the 1960 presidential election, but I was convinced people should vote for John Kennedy because he was young, articulate, and handsome (emphasis on handsome).

Here are some of the reasons I find people are deciding to vote a particular way in the 2016 election.

There are some who are looking for a person they like?  is voting for Hillary Clinton because he likes her.

Cornel West is voting for Bernie Sanders because he thinks Medicare isn’t operating as it should and that Bernie will fix that.

Many are looking for a person who will fix what is wrong with our country and feel they have ‘nothing to lose’ by voting for someone who has actually done something. This is why Donald Trump is so popular.

Some are looking for a godly Christian who has moral fiber and character. Many see this in Dr. Ben Carson.

Believe it or not, there are actually people who think a person should vote for Hillary because she is a woman.

Quite a few college students are voting for Bernie Sanders because they think Socialism is a good thing and they want college paid for by someone other than themselves or their parents.

Some people remain committed to a party or a special interest, but party doesn’t seem to be in play as much in this election as in past elections.

I think the majority are casting protest votes. I found this quote, “My vote will be cast for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% because of my absolute and utter loathing for Sen. Mitch McConnell.” Also we know that there are those voting against the establishment and/or those holding power. Some see the power as being in Wall Street. Others believe Washington is too powerful and too corrupt.

What are you looking for in our next president and what is your biggest motivation for backing a particular candidate?

There are two things that I really want from our next president. I want a person will keep his oath and uphold and defend the Constitution of United States. This takes a person of personal integrity and character.

Proverbs 11:3: The integrity of the upright guides them,
    but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

There are only a few candidates in the race that I feel I can fully support.

I am praying for God’s guidance in this matter for myself and for all who will be voting. I hope you will join me.

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Creation, in light of today’s scientific teachings…


                                                          liquid  Photo credit: © Michael Utech/iStockphoto
Planetary scientists are quick to stress that it’s not just water that’s indispensable for life,
but liquid water. The distinction is key.

Scientists, especially evolutionary scientists, have told us for some time that life cannot begin without water. When looking for life on other planets, scientists look for water. Evolutionists believe that life began in water and moved to dry land.

Evolution is taught to all students in public schools at this time.

The importance of water, was told to mankind thousands of years ago. In 2 Peter, it is written, “For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God..” So we see that evolutionists got something right. They realized that the earth and life, as we know it, cannot exist without water.  Evolutionists deliberately refuse to acknowledge, however, that this formation was brought about “…by the word of God…” or that Jesus is the living Word.

We all know that not only is this ignored by scientists, teachers are forbidden to say those words in public schools.

By the word of God, isn’t all that teachers are forbidden to say. Teachers are not allowed to teach that which was written thousands of years ago in a book called the Bible is now common knowledge among scientists.

Here are some verses from the Bible showing the importance of water.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel,
all who forsake you shall be put to shame;
those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth,
for they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living water.

John 4:10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”

2 Peter 3:1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, 3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” * 5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, 6 and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. 7 But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

  • I placed this link because it is helpful in understanding the fullness of the Godhead. I found the teaching there interesting, however, the comparison of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to vapor, liquid, and ice is not found in the Bible.
Posted in Creation, Creation (Evidences), Education, evolution, Our World Today

Remembering Montgomery, AL, 1956-1957 and Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day.


When I was thirteen year of age, in 1956, my dad, who had worked for Orkin Exterminating Company for some time, took a new job with one of the managers of Orkin. His friend and boss at the time wanted to begin a new exterminating company in Montgomery and he asked my dad to move there and help him get the company started.

The move was something I looked forward to with anticipation. Having always lived in a rural setting, moving to a larger city seemed like a wonderful adventure.

As it turned out, the year was filled with historical significance as well as adventure and I learned, first-hand,  about the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The year before, Rosa Parks had begun the movement that would continue to sweep the south, but prior to Montgomery, I was hardly aware of what was happening.  I had ridden buses in Morgan County, AL.  With embarrassment, I tell you that I had black Americans get up and move to the back so that I could have a seat. I was a child, and I remember feeling embarrassed, but not understanding that I should have refused to take their seat. Now, in Montgomery, the sounds of bombings in the middle of the night and newspaper headlines made me very aware of the struggle and I began, for the first time to really think about segregation and the injustice of that system.

The church bombings were cruel, wrong, and this I understood. I also understood that Dr. King was brave and heroic to take a position of non-violence when black Americans were being treated so terribly. I know that his position had a positive influence on me.

There are those in Dr. King’s family who are still working to accomplish his dream of non-violence and seeking to live as Christ admonishes us.

I hope the day will arrive when Dr. King’s wish is realized:

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Posted in Alveda King, Heroes Among Us, MLK Day, Our World Today, Quotes

What truly matters…


Have you ever contemplated what the most important thing in life is?

My belief is the thing that matters most in life isn’t political. It isn’t who wins the election. It really isn’t even how long we live, how rich we are, how happy we are, or how well we feel.

"The grass withers, the flower fades but the word of our God will stand forever." - Isaiah 40:8:
Many things are important in this life, but nothing compares to knowing the Lord and understanding that His word is reliable.

God has made so many promises to those who trust and obey Him, but suppose there were only the following three. These three alone would make knowing and obeying Christ the only truly important things in this life.

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. John 17:03

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

God blesses us with so many blessings in life. The most precious of these blessings is the dependability of His word.

Posted in Bible, Christ, Christianity, Eternal Godhead, Jesus

Let’s Keep the Gun-control Issue Out of the Courts!


The first order of business for Barack Hussein Obama in 2016 is to by-pass Congress and issue executive orders for what he has decided is best for other Americans.

Obama plans to take executive action to allow the federal government to, once again, be involved in gun ownership. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 Representatives and 100 Senators. These elected officials who are responsible for our laws and law-making have not seen fit to pass any further gun control than what we have at this time. If Americans are not satisfied with their decision, we have voting rights in place and can make changes. This is how our system works.

Given our present conditions, Americans need to keep this issue out of the courts and we do not need to resort to street protests. These are steps that will lead to a loss of freedom. We who are not satisfied with the ‘orders’ need to issue our protests on November 8th, 2016 by casting our vote for a candidate who will support the Constitution.

A president who supports the 2nd Amendment can rescind the executive orders of the president on his first day in office.

Scotus has become very political and will indulge in law-making. We do not need to ask the supreme court to weigh in on this issue. The American people need to decide if the second amendment will stand and if we want the right to self-defense or just how we want guns regulated! We will do well to consider what could happen if the present supreme court rules on this matter.

Posted in Executive Order, Obama, Our World Today, Politics