Christmas is a miraculous time! It is a time to celebrate the amazing miracle of the One who created the universe becoming part of the creation He had brought into being. He humbled Himself to such an extent that He shared our humanity by being born as a baby. He began His life on earth in the same way that each one of us did.
That He should be prepared to do this shows not only His humility but also the wonderful extent of His love for us. God had created man in His own image to be like Him. When men chose to sin that image was marred and fellowship with God was destroyed. But He had His plan to restore that fellowship and make it possible for us to be transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory! Only through the execution of His plan could we again be made one with God in the way that He desired.
Jesus’ birth was only the first part of this plan. He had to live in perfect unity and fellowship with His Father throughout His time on earth so that then He could offer ... Read more
Jesus Christ is my Lord
I am in Him by God’s grace. Today I live and move and have my being in Him.
The Lord is my Life
His life has become my life. Today I have all that is in Him: every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
The Lord is my Righteousness
He has cleansed me from my sins by His blood and made me totally acceptable in His sight. Today I will live free from sin.
The Lord has given me His Spirit
I have an anointing from the Holy One. Today He fills me with power and leads me into all the truth.
The Lord is my Peace
Today I do not need to worry about anything.
The Lord is with me Always
He will never leave me nor forsake me. Today His presence goes with me and gives me rest.
The Joy of the Lord is my Strength
Today I will rejoice in Him ... Read more
It's time for a new reformation in the Church! As with former times of reformation this involves the Church ensuring that the truth of God's Word is not only preached in its fullness, but is also being expressed in the lives of believers.
Sadly, in recent years, we have seen many who call themselves Christians drifting away from the scriptures, failing to recognise the authority of what God has revealed as the Truth. Others have overemphasised some popular aspects of the New Testament, but have failed to teach the absolute necessity to obey the commands of Jesus out of love for Him. Yet the Lord has given His Spirit to believers for this very purpose!
The light can only shine out of the Church if God's children are walking in the light themselves - living as the children of light. Jesus said that His light was to shine out of believers so that others would see their good works and so give glory to the heavenly Father. We are not saved by good works but by the grace of God alone. However, if we are saved, our lives will be full of the evid ... Read more