Cookie a day: Are you ready to listen to the Lord today?

9 During the night a vision appeared to Paul: A Macedonian man was standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia and help us!” 10 After he had seen the vision, we immediately made efforts to set out for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to evangelize them.

Acts 16:9-10

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God will always speak to you according to His Word through scripture, dreams or someone. If you are asleep how can you hear from Him unless you are living like Jesus? To be awake or alert is by renewing your mind through the reading of scripture, so that you are more attentive when He calls you to do His will. Prayer is asking the Lord to open up your ears and understanding to His Word and is another way to strengthen one’s faith in Christ. If you want to hear from the Lord, seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and live according to it and you shall be alert at all times and ready to do what He asks of you for His glory and your benefit.

Cookie a day: A Cookie a day keeps the demons at bay

But He answered, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Matthew 4:4

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The Cookie a day is to stimulate you to read God’s Word. The Cookie gives you a quick pick-me-up to take you where you need to go then you would eat a full meal of God’s Word. We cannot live on a spiritual Cookie a day but must intake enough of scripture to be more than satisfied so that we may be able to battle Satan’s tricks, schemes and tactics so not to fall into them. Lets start each day with a Cookie and end it with a buffet.  

Cookie a day: Are you exalting Christ or someone else?

30 He must increase, but I must decrease.” 31 The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth is earthly and speaks in earthly terms. The One who comes from heaven is above all.

John 3:30-31

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When you exalt family, friends, job, leader, self…etc, you are sinning because you are taking away the glory due Christ. We and everything else that’s important to us must decrease and Jesus in our hearts must increase. Let’s put on Christ before leaving the house so people can notice Him instead of us.

 

Ponderings: Why do Christians fight each other?

There’s something that I can’t understand.

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Why do brothers in Christ fight with each other on certain understanding on theology issues that’s not clear in the Bible (free will, predestination, speaking in tongues, the spiritual gifts)…etc. All the while Satan and his demons sit back enjoying the view watching Christians hate each other and instead of being more Christ-like they are being more demon-like. Don’t misunderstand, Truth is number 1 but when things in scripture are not clear or some Christians who are closer to the Lord will hear from the Spirit’s interpretation while the other who is further from Christ will not hear the Spirit clearly and misinterpret, such is the explanation how one passage ends up with two different interpretations from two Spirit filled Christians.

I love doctrine and without correct doctrine pertaining to Jesus, no one can get saved but doctrine that’s not fundamental, we should seek the Lord for understanding and not the church fathers of the reformation who where fallible men. Jesus didn’t disclose everything in the Bible to us as stated in Deuteronomy 29:29 The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law. We are brothers in Christ because of our faith in Jesus Christ and unanimously believe in sound doctrine. At the end Christians will always have discord with each other until maturity is established in the person. I cannot understand exalting a dead church leader over the other and condemning others who believe otherwise and still say, “I love my brother.” We may fool people but we can’t fool God.

 

Cookie a day: Many views of Jesus but only one is right

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

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The only way to obtain eternal life and go to be with the Father in heaven is solely through faith in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection. You cannot make it to heaven through the Jesus of Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses, New Age, Catholicism (work based)….etc. All these either add works to faith or give you a twisted view of an unBiblical Jesus. Some deny Jesus being God, others say that Jesus was just a good teacher but nothing more. Still others say, that Jesus taught a form of Pantheism, making all of us divine. All of these beliefs come from teachings of demons as stated in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 which says, Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. Which Jesus is the right one? The Jesus of the Bible, the creator Jesus, the I Am Jesus, Jesus is Lord (Yahweh) Jesus, the only Savior Jesus, God the Son Jesus, the one born from a virgin Jesus, the one who died on the cross and rose bodily Jesus. This is the Jesus of the Bible that saves.