Today I would like to take another detour, though Jesus is a promise of God. With Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday coming up, I wanted to share a little of who Jesus is, why He did what He did, and that God had prophesied these things hundreds of years earlier. This is just one of many in the scriptures, but there is a lot in this scripture from Isaiah of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ, Son of God, God Incarnate, our Lord, our Savior. I broke this scripture from Isaiah up with New testament scriptures that pertain to the prophesy and its fulfillment. Continue reading “Jesus fulfills Old Testament Prophecy”
Most of us know the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We know that He died for our sins. How? Why did He have to die for our sins? That could be a complete study in itself. All have sinned. All of us are guilty. God is just and there is a payment that is needed to cleanse us of our sins. We must be “clean” to be in His presence. So God, in His justice and His love, provided a way to pay the penalty. He provided a sacrifice. The sacrifice must be pure, must be clean, without blemish. Only in His Son, is this possible. He loved us so much that He provided His Son to pay that penalty. Jesus took the sins of all the world, placed them on His shoulders and gave His life on the cross. That is what Good Friday is all about. Continue reading “Why Did Jesus Come?”
My verse for today: Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. ”
Many things in life I am ashamed of and regret, but thankfully that was my old self and Christ died on the cross so that I am forgiven of those things and when I decided to follow Him, He gave me the Holy Spirit to convict me and change me and I am a new person, living for Him with new desires. He has given me joy and peace and I know that although I mess up at times, He is there to lift me up so that I can continue to do His work…or I should say that He does His work in me and through me. Without Him I can do nothing. But, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13). It is not I who does good things it is Jesus and He deserves all the glory.