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.

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Jesus – The Word of God


Why was Jesus called ‘the Word’?

This is actually very important to understand. It is important if we are to understand who Jesus is and just how powerful He is.

The Bible teaches that “…the universe was created by the word of God…” Hebrews 11:3. Also in Psalms 33: 6,9 we read “…By the word of the LORD the heavens were made….” and “For he spoke, and it came to be…”

John stated that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1. He also stated “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

Some people who do not want to worship Christ refuse to believe that He is a member of the Godhead and that He is/was God incarnate. They look at verses where Jesus called God, ‘Father’, and speak of the Father as having authority over Jesus and take this to mean that Jesus was created and was a lesser being than God.

The Jews, however, understood what Jesus meant when He stated that He was the Son of God. They sought to kill Him because He made Himself equal to God. John 8:59 “So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.”

Jesus did not go around preaching about His incarnation. He quietly led people to Himself, the door, and allowed them to discover the Truth. When we discover who He is first hand, no one will be able to keep us from holding fast to the word of life!

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:12-13

 

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Prayer


Paul wrote to Timothy and said,  “I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling…”1 Timothy 2:8

When we do not ‘feel’ like praying, remember these verses:

1 Samuel 12:23 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way.

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!”

Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Mark 14:38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

 

 

 

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Let’s Try Helping Melissa Rather then ‘Blaming Melissa’


CBS recently aired a show on ’48 Hours’ entitled “Blaming Melissa”.  After  watching the entire show, I had trouble falling asleep, and I frequently watch shows of this type. Many times I wonder if the jury could have made a mistake,  but rarely am I so disturbed by a conviction  that I  feel an  injustice has  been done and that Americans watching should speak out or speak up on behalf of the defendant.

Melissa Calusinski is described as a little slow verbally. She was accused and convicted of causing the death of a sixteen month old child in the day-care where she worked.  Her story recently aired on CBS’s, ’48 Hours’. There her entire story is told and during the show, we are given the chance to watch her being interrogated, something the jury did not get to see in its entirety.  The interrogation was truly unbelievable. Melissa said 79 times that she did nothing to harm young Ben Kingan, however, after being verbally battered for hours she began to say that she needed to go home to feed her puppy.  She was told that if she would co-operate,  they  could  all  “move on.” She told them she was trying “to help them.” Those who were interrogating her put words in her mouth and she eventually ‘confessed.’

Everything I saw and everything about this case seems to indicate that an injustice has been done.  With the evidence brought to light by the new coroner’s report that completely exonerates her, a new trial has been requested for Melissa.

Just recently her most recent appeal for a new trial was denied. The ‘powers that be’ are content to live with the injustice. Melissa needs the help of the American people.

If you would like to write a letter on her behalf, the only person I could find to contact is Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim at this address:

http://www.mikenerheim.com/contact/

Will you please check this out and let’s attempt to help Melissa get a new trial.

 

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A Great Light


Rick Larson discovered just how precise the words of the prophet Isaiah are. God spoke through Isaiah and said:

I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ 11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it. Isaiah 46:9-11

God planned the end from the beginning. This Great Light, Isaiah 9:2,  that those in darkness would see, was ordained when the stars were created and flung into space, as was the star that led the wise men to find Jesus. The timing was ordained in the beginning.

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014

See also:

The Star of Bethlehem

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God’s Gift to us


God tells us in His word in Psalm 107:2  that those who have been redeemed by the LORD should say so. Not that we have anything we have accomplished about which we should brag, but because of the great gift of grace and love that has been bestowed upon us by a loving Father,  through his Son and with the in-dwelling of his Holy Spirit.

Isaiah the prophet, wrote that if we repent we will be redeemed by righteousness. Isaiah 1:27.

Righteousness is always ascribed to us, if indeed we are considered righteous, by our Creator God. Job 36:3, Psalm 4:1. It is from Him that we receive any righteousness at all, Psalm 24:5, as we first saw with Abraham, Genesis 15:6. Under the New Covenant, this righteousness is obtained in only one way – the way of Christ

Paul described the righteousness obtained through Christ:

The Righteousness of God Through Faith

21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.

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Isaiah painted a beautiful picture of this “Way” in Isaiah 35.

And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way;even if they are fools, they shall not go astray.

No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it;they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there.

And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing;
everlasting joy shall be upon their heads;
they shall obtain gladness and joy,and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isaiah 35:8-10

What must our response be to all of this?

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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American citizens subjected to unwarranted searches due to Administrative Agencies replacing Constitutional Law.


Are you protected from illegal search and seizure of property under the fourth amendment to the Constitution?

Our forefathers attempted to ensure that citizens of the United States of America would never be subjected to illegal searches or have agents come into places of business to search the premises without a warrant. For many years, the Constitution, under the fourth amendment,  guaranteed that we were protected from illegal searches and seizures such as the one described by The Agenda.

Unfortunately, this ‘right’ of every citizen was first threatened under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson who did not believe that private citizens were trained and could cope with the challenges of society. He preferred “administrative” law rather than “constitutional” law.

With the help of progressive presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and others, our country has moved closer and closer to this reality until today raids such as the one in Orange County, FL that was felt by Brian Berry who owns Strictly Skillz Barber Shop are not uncommon.

The State Regulating Agency of the State of FL were the culprits who went into the shop and handcuffed the workers and searched the premises without a warrant. They were, under the agencies administrative rules and regulations, within their rights. This is what “administrative agencies” do. They usurp the constitutional rights of citizens – they have legislative (rule making), executive (authority to act), and judicial (judges who hear complaints) authority. Citizens may not take their grievances to an independent judge until they have exhausted the authority of the agencies judicial powers. By this time, many will have become, well exhausted.

In theory, even government Administrative Agencies are restrained by the Fourth Amendment.

The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.  The Fourth Amendment provides that no warrant can be issued if there is no probable cause to conduct search or seizure.  Administrative inspections are also protected by the Fourth Amendment.

 However,  administrative agency searches do not  strictly adhere to the Fourth Amendment and the requirement of probable cause.  Simply put, if a governmental interest is at stake, then that is a sufficient finding of probable cause for an administrative search.

As agencies expand in size and number, more instances of search and seizure without warrants occur as emergencies and probable cause are loosely defined:

In certain situations a warrant is not required for search and seizure by administrative agencies.  In these situations, obtaining a warrant may not be reasonable. Such situations include:

  • emergencies [iii]
  • pervasively regulated activities [iv]
  • consent searches
  • searches of open fields
  • searches accompanying administrative investigations

Electing a president and Congress who believe in our constitution is needed if Americans are going to get this law changed.

If you would like to learn more about Constitutional Government and how it can be protected, one place that on-line courses are offered free is Hillsdale College. Donations are appreciated and accepted, but Hillsdale accepts no federal monies and are therefore able to teach without federal restrictions.

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Is Obama really considering sanctions against Israel?


Adam Kredo has written a post in “The Washington Free Beacon” stating that Barack Obama is considering imposing sanctions against Israel for construction of Jewish homes in Jerusalem.Kredo cited his source as the Jewish news agency Ha’aretzHe reports that Congress has demanded an explanation from the White House.  Israel has long been an ally of the USA and nations should not impose sanctions on allies! But has anyone told this to Obama? Does he even want Israel as an ally?

Fox News picked up the story, and they have this same source. Every report gives basically the same information:

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf dodged several questions on Thursday when confronted with reports that the administration had held secret internal meetings to discuss taking action against Israel for its ongoing building in East Jerusalem.

The classified meetings were reportedly held several weeks ago and included officials from both the State Department and White House, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, which first reported on the meetings.

The question I think we should examine is this; “Does Israel have the right to build homes in East Jerusalem?” The answer goes back to Biblical times and will be answered differently depending upon how a person views Israel as a nation and whether or not one accepts that the Jews have a God-given right to this land.

I, for one, believe the Bible.

For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’” (Jeremiah 30:3)

The first week in November, 2014, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered plans for some 600 housing units for Ramat Shlomo and another 400 for Har Homa, another East Jerusalem neighborhood, to be move forward. Unfortunately, Barack Obama doesn’t seem to agree with past presidents that Israel has a right to settle all of Jerusalem:

Netanyahu, whose relations with U.S. President Barack Obama have long been strained, also drew criticism from the White House earlier this month after some two dozen Jewish families moved into homes purchased in an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem where about 500 settlers already live.

What remains to be seen is how far Barack Obama will go in opposing Israel and will the citizens of the USA support him in this?

Remember that God has spoken to the Jewish people:

Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I will gather you from the peoples, assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ …  (Ezekiel 11:17)

Will our nation risk opposing God?

Acts 5:39…but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!”

Please take time to visit JERUSALEM WATCHMAN.

The Most High God has sent a Redeemer and there will come a time when those in Zion will recognize Him. He does intend Jerusalem to be inhabited by the Jews and the Jews will some day recognize Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  Read Isaiah 62.

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