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So now hunger is beginning to set in. It’s about time to eat some of this Eternal Bread. Where is located? Publix? No. Winn-Dixie? Not a chance. Food Lion? God forbid. For this answer let’s go back to verse 27; “do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you…” This Bread is a gift. Eternal life is given from above, not earned from below. He has paid the price for it already, and through His grace and love has made it available to all who simply believe and receive that His word is true.
So for those who remain undecided on Jesus, the Eternal Bread, I have simply this request (Psalms 34:8), “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Continue reading Jesus; The Eternal Bread (Part 2)
Through innovations and ingenuity, the food that we know as bread has been given a broad spectrum of execution. Bread is now more than a simple loaf that is baked in a stone oven. Think of all of the types of bread you either like or dislike; biscuits, croissants, bagels, muffins, cakes, pie crusts, baguettes, pitas and the list goes on and on. Bread has many shapes, colors, sizes, textures and tastes, and yet it still encompasses the same purpose; to feed and to nourish. But with all of the breads that are akin to the ones I have mentioned, the fact remains that after eating any of them we will be hungry again.
As our body hungers for bread, as it longs for nourishment, so does our spirit. As our body craves for food to digest, in order to break it down so that our bodies may be fueled with the various components it needs for proper functioning, so too does our spirit so that we may function properly in Spirit and truth. So with that I would like to turn our attention to John 6:26.
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With Christmas officially here in a few hours it is an opportune time to talk about gifts. No not necessarily giving them or what to buy for him or her, but rather understanding the source of gifts.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning,” (James 1:17).
Every gift is from above. I know it can sound strange, especially seeing how we don’t instinctively consider the things that happen before the manufacturing, shipping, buying and giving process of a gift. But even with those there are so many opportunities that God’s divinity allows for good things to be shared between us.
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The Spirit of Antichrist.
First of all, what or who is it? Let us allow for the Bible to define itself and then we will go from there.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; end even now already is it in the world,” (1 John 4:1-3).
Now here we are given a clear-cut definition of what the actual spirit of antichrist is. But what is the point of knowing this?
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With Christmas quickly approaching, we shift our focus solely to the miracle that was the birth of Jesus Christ. With His birth, the plan that God established centuries prior was set in motion in the physical world. And similarly to covenant that He established with Abraham, Jesus was brought into this world through miraculous fashion. God has done, and is doing, great things.
“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is Mighty hath done to me great things; and Holy is His name,” (Luke 1:46-49).
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I have been wondering something for some time now; why are there so many different branches of Christianity? Just to clarify, I’m not suggesting that people do not have different learning/teaching styles (as would be necessary for any type of schooling). I’m just inquiring as to why is there so much variation within Christianity.
If there is only one gospel (and there is only one gospel), why is there so much… customization?
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