A Cross found Within!

 

Breaking News! Atheist’s are outraged over the discovery of Christ’ cross uncovered in our bodies. Liberals are crying “ This is politically incorrect,” the ninth circuit court of appeals has ruled the findings as “unconstitutional.”

All of creation has God’s copy write in one form or another. After all God did say that we can “clearly” see His qualities on creation.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and divine nature, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

Imagine that God has left a clear message inside our bodies (a message in a bottle). A while back a protein molecule called, Laminin, was discovered.

“Laminin is a protein found in the extracellular matrix, the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the basement membrane. It is the major non –collagenous component of the basil lamina, such as those on which cells of an epitheliumsit. It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor organs the actual organs to the membrane. Structurally, the laminin protein is made up of three polypeptide chains—a, b and y, giving it a total of six “ends,” accounting for a lot of its flexibility in connection with various molecules.” Wikipedia. the link

The function of this molecule is a severe blow to evolutionists. This is one amazing molecule! Laminin is responsible for holding all of our body structures together. The most extraordinary fact is that it is in the shape of a cross. The symbol that showed the love of God and His power over sin.

This molecule that holds our body together is in the shape of a cross by God’s design carried in all our bodies whether we believe  Word of God or not.

Growth Hindrance #2

Growth Hindrance #2spiritual_growth as atree

Adulters and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4 NKJV.

Growth Hindrance #2 the World. The spirit of the world (Greek aion) is one of the unending enemies of the believer. World refers to the world system—to all its values, mind-set philosophies of life, and priorities that run contrary to the will and way of God.  playing in the world

The world suggests that your success requires you to turn away from the path of godliness—to neglect developing your relationship with God. But Jesus said a life without God or the things of God is worthless, regardless of its appearance (Mark 8:36).

Romans 12:2 provides a strategy to combat the pull of the world, through the renewal, or “reprogramming,” of our minds. The Holy Spirit’s power can transform our minds (Phil. 2:5, 13; Titus 3:5) and redirect us toward the things of God (Phil.4:8). To gain victory over the Devil, resist him! To gain victory over the world, renew your mind!the three evils

Tomorrow: Growth Hindrance #3 the flesh.

I found this post by Dr. Michael Brown very interesting.

Since When Has the Gospel of Christ Been Popular?
BY MICHAEL BROWN , CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
December 1, 2014|8:10 am
  • For the last several years, Christian leaders have been asking, “What’s wrong with us and our message today? Why do so many people have such a negative view of the Church?”
But are those the right questions to ask? Should we expect the gospel to be popular with the world?
On the one hand, it’s always good for us to examine ourselves and to ask the hard questions.
Are we rightly representing our Savior? Do our lives reflect who He is?
Does the society associate us with purity or corruption, with integrity or scandal, with compassion or selfishness?
Sadly, all too often, we have fallen short in our conduct and example to the point that, in 1989, I wrote, “Look at our American scene today. The reproach we suffer is not for the Messiah’s sake; we are not scorned because of our militant stand. No. We are mocked because of our leaders’ sins, because of our failure to be holy and clean. Gospel and greed seem to go hand in hand, and our society equates evangelist with exploiter. Yet Jesus is the Head of the Body! How can this be?”
And if we’re really candid, we will have to admit that we have often put our trust in the arm of the flesh, leaning on parties to carry out our agenda rather than trusting in the power of the gospel and the life of the Spirit (with the help of the government rather than dependence on it).
For all these failures (among many others), we need to humble ourselves and repent, having dishonored the Lord and driven sinners away from Him. May God help us to take responsibility for our sins!
But there’s another side to the story that is often overlooked today.
Who said the gospel is supposed to be popular with the lost and rebellious? Why do we measure our effectiveness for the Lord and our loyalty to Him based on what the world thinks about us?
We are certainly called to let the light of our good deeds shine brightly (Matthew 5:14-16), to live honorable lives before non-believers (1 Peter 2:12), and to have a good reputation with outsiders, especially if we are leaders (1 Timothy 3:7).
But let us not deceive ourselves. We will never be more Christlike than Christ, and just as the world hated Him, it will hate us too, no matter how exemplary our lives might be (John 15:18-20).
You say, “But isn’t the gospel good news?”
Yes, of course it is good news – unspeakably good news.
It is the message of salvation as a free gift through the shed blood of Jesus.
It is the message of unmerited forgiveness, the almost inexpressible display of divine mercy, the astounding declaration of the love of God.
But it is a message that calls on sinners to repent and acknowledge their guilt and to confess Jesus as Lord (Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10).
And it is a message that is often criticized, maligned, and mocked, a message that is very costly to preach.
That’s why the apostles were persecuted and killed, why servant-messengers like Stephen were stoned to death, and why Paul reminded Timothy that everyone who lived a godly life would be persecuted (2 Timothy 3:12).
The truth is that godliness is not always popular, and when everyone speaks well of us, we know that something is wrong. That’s how past generations spoke about the false prophets (Luke 6:26).
People who live in darkness, by their very nature, hate the light.
People who are proud and rebellious do not take well to the call to submit to the lordship of Jesus.
People who are self-righteous are not quick to admit their guilt.
That’s why the rulers of the nations “take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.'” (Psalm 2:2-3)
As Paul wrote, “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Or, in the words of John, “We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19).
Yet today, as if Satan had not blinded the hearts and minds of the lost, we are told that if the world is to accept us, we must avoid controversial social issues (like abortion and same-sex “marriage”) and preach a non-confrontational, positive-only message.
But to do so is to conform to the world rather than transform the world, to bow down to the spirit of the age rather than liberate the lost from the dominion of darkness.
How can we be so shortsighted and naïve?
Long ago the people of Israel said to the prophets, “‘Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.'” (Isaiah 30:10-11)
In response to this challenge, the prophet Isaiah replied, “Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel . . .” (Isaiah 30:12).
That is exactly what we must do today, seeking to please the Lord rather than people, exercising wisdom and compassion in the midst of our obedience yet being determined to speak and do what is right regardless of cost or consequence. That is the ultimate manifestation of love for a dying world.
Otherwise, in our zeal to avoid offending the world, we end up offending the Lord.

 

Discerning the time!

 

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“ And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”Romans 13:11-14.

Are you struggling in your Christian life to be committed in prayer, reading and meditating the word of God and also to do your part to serve Him in every means you could. Is it a struggle and starve situation, where there is no spiritual profit? Like  any other relationship Jesus wants us to savor the beauty of being with Him. He wants us to do it out of love and commitment to Him than being a Hipocritic to our own self.

We are a time bound generation. Everything we do or practice is designed by the time available for a task, time designs the depth of  our relationships, fellowship, recreation and also sets and limits our Christian walk. Today Holy spirit is calling you to come out of that spiritual sleep pattern that have  trapped you in for long. Many time our spirit is ready but our body is so fragile with the fallen nature of clay, that we are succumbed into temptations by  flesh.

The result is gratification of self and slumber of  inner man.  Many times Satan binds our spirit from the knowledge of time,  often we forget the crucial time we are living in, we live in our comfort zones unaware of our mission to be useful for the Kingdom of God. We need to put away the sleep, let’s come out of those cozy blankets that tempt us to take extra hours of snooze, it could be anything that blinds you from reaching the mountain God have set before you, detracting you from savoring the sweet fellowship with Christ.

Let’s examine our priorities in life, take some time to sit in the presence of God and analyze the time we neglect each day on our fanciful likings towards small things in life, the time we overspend with a loved one, the time we waste in for the luxuries of life.The holy spirit will reveal the corrections needed in your life.

In the above portion I was happy to read the verse “for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.”Salvation can become near to us only if we grow in our salvation. Each day we need to experience a growth , a better experience with God, a new lesson learned from Him, growing in the fruit of the spirit.Inability to grow in our faith life is spiritual death and slumber.

We can attain this growth only if we put on Christ in each day of our faith life. With out His image growing in us we will not be able to overcome the flesh.Dear child of God if you are in a struggle to improve your relationship with Christ, don’t take it by yourself. Pour your heart in the presence of the author of salvation,Jesus himself. He has plans for your life.

It’s hard to climb the mountain of God by our strength,but if you fully yield yourself to obey Him and clothe yourself with Christ, He will bless you with grace and transcend you into new levels in your faith life where you won’t be just practicing faith, but day by day you become perfected in faith. The  time, for the glory of God to be revealed to us is so near, lets be prepared and let the armor of light which is the character of Christ shine through us.Let the grace of God encompass us to fulfill another years journey without slumber.

Blessings,

Smitha Thomas.

 

 

 

Using Authority in Victorious Warfare

Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dries up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”
So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
“Therefore, I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:20-24.  Jesus curses fig tree
Jesus’ action in cursing the fig tree indicates a passion in prayer and faith that we need to learn. His disciples having noticed the withered tree and were surprised at the complete withering of it.
Many today respond like the disciples “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” Jesus’ responded with a sharp command, “Have faith in God.” Then, calling His disciples to “speak to mountains,” He led them to prepare for situations in which they would find it necessary to take direct authority in the spiritual realm to impact things in the natural realm.
Real and tangible obstacles loom as blockades against the accomplishment of God’s purpose through His sons and daughters. Jesus’ command to speak into the face of such obstacles is not a figure of speech, nor is it a

superstitious exercise. It is an act of faith. mountain

learning to speak to our “mountains” (unsaved loved ones and friends, friends and family stricken with so-called incurable diseases) helps us to grow in strength, and seeing those mountains moved by God’s merciful hand encourages us to continue to believe for the miraculous.

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