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With So Much Evil in the World, is there Hope?

We have hope, because God is going to make everything new!

Written by Hope on 07/09/2014
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Devil, Evil, Hope
“Nothing evil will be allowed to enter.” Revelation 21:27a

The Bible teaches us that God loves and cares for His Creation, and that includes us. This love caused Him to offer us Salvation through Jesus Christ. God promises eternal, peaceful life with Him. Our current existence is filled with temptation, sin and evil; but God’s plan includes removing all remainders of evil in His creation. We have hope, because God is going to make everything new!

Evil Won’t Last
In 2 Timothy, Paul says we will have a “difficult” time on earth before Jesus Christ returns: “People will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, and love pleasure rather than God” (II Timothy 3:1-4).

Does this sound familiar? Although it was written about 2,000 years ago, this description of people choosing to live without God is a picture of our world today. People choosing to ignore God’s way, by doing whatever they want, is still the cause of the world’s problems. But evil won’t last. When Jesus returns, things will change.

Perfection Will Come
God has a plan to recreate this fallen universe as “a new heaven and a new earth” (Revelation 21:1). God’s new creation is called “a world filled with God’s righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13), where “no longer will there be a curse upon anything” (Revelation 22:3). God promises to cast away “the devil, who had deceived [people]” (Revelation 20:10), and that “there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4).

Despite the evil in the world, we must continue to follow God. When we do, we can rejoice in God’s promise of His reward in His new creation. We should continue to have hope. Perfection will come when God creates a new heaven and new earth.

Pray this week:

To thank God for His promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

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Floyd Mayweather says he’s coming out of retirement just for McGregor

It’s starting to like like this Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is actually going to happen.

While the two still have to iron out the financials, it’s clear there’s an interest from both sides. And the public certainly wants to see it. These two fighters are some of the best of all-time as far as promoting a bout goes, and we know as soon as the deal is agreed upon, it will be must-see TV from there on out as far as the trash talk goes.

Mayweather recently came out and announced that he’s going to dust off his boots and come out of retirement just to fight McGregor, and that’s a pretty big development to make this fight happen.

“For Conor McGregor, I’m coming out of retirement, just to fight Conor McGregor. I don’t want to hear no more excuses about the money, about the UFC. Sign the paper with the UFC so you can fight me in June. Simple and plain, let’s fight in June. You’re the B side. I’m the A side. We’re not here to cry about money. I’m tired of all this crying about money and saying you want to fight. You’re blowing smoke up everyone’s [butt], if you want to fight, sign the paperwork.”

Here’s the video, if interested in watching.

  

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What Happens When We Die?

Rich or poor, in spite of all our efforts, everyone will die sooner or later. There are many opinions about what happens when we die. But what does God have to say about it?

Written by Dan Lee on 01/06/2014
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Death, Eternity, Heaven, Hell, Jesus
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment . . .” Hebrews 9:27

Death is Certain
Rich or poor, in spite of all our efforts, everyone will die sooner or later. There are many opinions about what happens when we die. But what does God have to say about it?

Eternal Life – Two Kinds
God’s word, the Bible, tells us that each person’s soul lives forever. Today’s scripture from Hebrews tells us that after death comes judgment. This leads us to one of two destinies: Heaven or Hell.

We know that Christians, who have received God’s free gift of salvation and forgiveness, will spend eternity in Heaven. There, they will have loving fellowship with God and His people. Sadly, those who have rejected Jesus Christ will not go to Heaven. The Bible teaches that their certain destiny is Hell. In hell, suffering, hopelessness and regret last forever. There is an absence of God that brings deep grief.

Heaven is the best possible place to spend eternity and Hell is the worst. The difference between these two outcomes is very big.

The Decision is Yours
Church attendance won’t get you into Heaven. Nor will living a good life, or doing good deeds. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Later in Romans we find that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

We must first admit that we are sinful and separated from God. Then we must turn away from our sins, turn to Jesus Christ, and ask for God’s forgiveness. By believing that Jesus took the punishment that we deserved, we accept and receive God’s gracious gift of salvation by faith. “For as many as received Him, he gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believed in His name” (John 1:12).

Don’t Delay
No matter your age, there’s no guarantee that you will live until tomorrow. In Luke 12:16-21, Jesus told a story of a rich man who trusted in his possessions. “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” (Luke 16:20).

I urge you: Don’t wait another day to come to Jesus for salvation. Find out how to accept Jesus Christ today.

Pray this week:

To thank God for sending His Son, Jesus, to offer forgiveness of your sins.

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Why did God send Jesus?

Be sure of this: He is with us always, even to the end of the age.

Written by GodLife on 27/12/2016
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Incarnation, Jesus Birth
Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.

Isaiah 46:9-10
As we are finishing the Christmas season, we are reminded that not only did Jesus come at this time, but He is always with us!

A mathematician once calculated that eight predictions of Christ's coming (like the ones in “Part 4” of our Jesus Booklet) had one chance in ten "quadrillion" (10,000,000,000,000,000) of being fulfilled in one person. Why did God go to such dramatic lengths to prove Himself?

He did it to “pitch His tent” with us
John 1:1-18 sums up the mission of Jesus. He needed to become a man to live among us. Verse 14 literally says He "tabernacled," or "pitched His tent" with us. So that He could represent us before His Father, “He was tempted in every way that we are, but he didn't sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) “Because Jesus experienced temptation when he suffered, he is able to help others when they are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18)

He did it to make us God’s children
God became a human child to make children of God out of those who believe in Him. (John 1:12) He "made peace through the blood of his cross." (Colossians 1:19-20) The only way eternal God could die was by becoming flesh and blood like us. It showed us He "is not ashamed to call [us] his brothers and sisters." (Hebrews 2:10-15) This is one reason the celebration of what we have in common ("communion") with Him is so meaningful. (1 Corinthians 10:16)

He did it to “explain Himself”
Becoming human was the way God made Himself plain to us. Without Jesus' sacrifice, no one was worthy to be in the presence of God; "But God the only Son is very close to the Father, and he has shown us what God is like." (John 1:18)

He did it so we could remain and continue His work
He wanted us to be fully convinced. “Who overcomes the world? Is it not the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:5) Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” (John 20:21) In His earnest prayer before His arrest, Jesus asked that His followers could “be with Me where I am and to see My glory,” (John 17:24) Why are we not yet there? We have been left here to continue the public ministry of Jesus: “God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, ‘Come back to God!’” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

Pray this week:

Lord, thank you for coming to earth to be with us. I’m grateful for the chance to become a child of God. Please help me continue your work and to tell many others how they can come back to you. Amen.

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Hold Fast Till He Comes….

But that which ye have already hold fast till I come
(Revelation 2:25). 

The Lord won’t ask you to hold fast to that which
you’ve received if there wasn’t the possibility
of losing it. For instance, people lose their healing; they
receive healing from God and after sometime, maybe
due to carelessness or not walking in the Word, they
lose the healing. So, as a Christian, it’s important you
stay in the Word. The Word of God is your life, and
every day presents opportunities for you to live-out the
Word; to keep the faith and maintain your confession
of who Jesus is and all He means to you.
Nothing should ever make you take your gaze
and focus off the Master; He’s all that truly matters.
Protect your love for Him, and your passion for the
Gospel. Love the Lord selflessly, with an undying
passion. Refuse to allow anger or bitterness douse
your zeal, fervency, and effectiveness in ministering
to others. Hebrews 12:15 says, “Looking diligently
lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root
of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby
many be defiled.”
Imagine a Christian who was fervently involved
in soul-winning, and suddenly stopped winning souls;
became cold about the things of God, because
someone offended him. All the while he was winning
souls and establishing the kingdom of heaven everywhere, there was a crown of righteousness
awaiting him; but because he stopped, he’ll lose it; someone else is going to get it.
Don’t let anything quench your love and passion for the Lord. To see someone else doing what the Lord had told you to do which you didn’t do, is one of the deepest pains in life. When God called Saul to be king of Israel, He promised him an eternal dynasty, but he
lost it, and David got it. Don’t take the privilege of your service to God for granted. In Luke 19:40 (MSG), He said, “…If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for
them, shouting praise.” Whatever He’s deposited in you, whatever responsibility He’s given you, hold fast to it, for the end of all things is near. The Word of His grace and
His salvation has been communicated to you. You’ve been endowed with the ability and grace to lead
people to Christ, unveiling to them the mysteries of the Kingdom; keep at it; there’s a crown of glory waiting for you at the end.
Confession
I press on toward the goal to
win the prize for which God,
in Christ Jesus, has called me.
The Lord is my strength and my
shield; my heart trusts in Him,
and I’m helped and energised.
He has begun a good work in
me, and I’m yielded to Him to
perfect His work in, and through
me now and forever, in Jesus’
Name. Amen.

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We Reign And Rule In His Name

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All
power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost (Matthew 28:18-19).

In our opening scripture, Jesus said, “All power
is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” The
word “power” here is the Greek “exousia”; it means
authority. “All power,” not “some power,” has been
given to Jesus, in heaven and in earth.
The Bible says in Colossians 2:15, “And having
spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” When
Jesus died, He didn’t ascend to heaven immediately;
He had been made sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21), and
had to go to hell on behalf of all men. When He got
to hell, there was an actual combat between Jesus and
the forces of darkness. The Bible says “…the hostile
princes and rulers He shook off from Himself, and
boldly displayed them as His conquests…” (Colossians
2:15 WNT).
In hell, Jesus invaded Satan’s domain, whipped
him and all his demons, and came out triumphantly
from the grave. When He came out, He said to His
disciples, “All hail!” (Matthew 28:9). It was a shout of
victory, because He’d conquered Satan for us and 
given us dominion over the powers of darkness. Now,
it doesn’t matter whatever hierarchy of demons exist,
we’re superior to them; they’re under our feet.
No wonder He says, “Behold, I give unto you
power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over
all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by
any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). As we spread the
message of Christ, taking the Gospel to the nations of
the world, we ought to be conscious of our authority
and dominion in Christ Jesus. We’re His ambassadors;
we’re to keep reigning and ruling in His Name, making
pupils of the nations, and filling the earth with the glory
of His presence. Hallelujah!
Confession
I’m born of God and therefore,
I’ve overcome the world. My
faith is producing results; I’m
walking in victory and dominion
over Satan and circumstances,
for the greater One lives in me.
Hallelujah!

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Dreams Do Come True

In 2008 a boy called Joseph Schooling from Singapore has taken the above picture with the legendary Olympic champ Micheal Phelps because he loved him and wanted to be like him. 8 years later and today Schooling has competed in the finals of 100 m butterfly swimming in Rio. He beat Phelps, broke his Olympic record and won the gold medal. Thanks to Mr. Phelps aka. the Baltimore Bullet for inspiring swimmers and athletes from all over the world. and big thanks to Mr. Schooling for giving us another living example that dreams do come true with dedication and hard work!!

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