Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Never listen or be tempted by the serpent, be obedient to God's law, only trust God

Our obedience to God and His laws is the question. The serpent symbolizes the fallen angel whom has rebel against God, and now known and called the devil or Satan, and is seeking the ruin of souls in this world. Therefore, we we should abide and be obedient to God and His Son our Saviour, JESUS CHRIST (Jesus has said in John 14:6, I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me). Jesus Christ to was tempted, suffered, died, conquered Satan vicariously for our salvation. Jesus trusted and believe in His Father words in His Father, that is why he said in Matthew 4:7, "You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test." God is found by those who do not tempt him, and he manifests himself to those who trust him. It would have been arrogance and insolence, and not trust, if Jesus had thrown Himself down from the parapet of the temple in acceptance of Satan's challenge. Therefore, we too should not listen nor accept the temptation by Satan in our daily lives and we should turn to God in prayer. Apply the sign of the Cross, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen and tell Satan to go away taking with him his evil intentions. To be tempted is not sinful but in accepting or giving in, then we have committed sin. Jesus Christ is our Light of Faith, and by the Word of God (the will of God is in his Words) we will be able to resist all the temptations and works of the dark side (finding shelter under the wings of God), and by this we will be able to avoid being sinful. Often, it is only after going through sore temptations and trials, by the faith. believe and trust in Him at those times, we will experience the sweet communion with God, experiencing the fullness of His great and unending love for us.

Ephesians 5:10-17
Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Sleeper, awake!
Rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.


Glory to Christ! 
Glory be to the Father, 
and to the Son, 
and Holy Spirit, 
now and ever. Amen.

Know God's WORD
Trust God's WORD
Obey God's WORD
The WORD of God alone causes and sustains life,
is not absolutely dependent on ordinary food.

Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
The LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground
and blew into his nostrils the breath of life,
and so man became a living being.

Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east,
and placed there the man whom he had formed.
Out of the ground the LORD God made various trees grow
that were delightful to look at and good for food,
with the tree of life in the middle of the garden
and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals
that the LORD God had made.
The serpent asked the woman,
“Did God really tell you not to eat
from any of the trees in the garden?”
The woman answered the serpent:
“We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden;
it is only about the fruit of the tree
in the middle of the garden that God said,
‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.’”
But the serpent said to the woman:
“You certainly will not die!
No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it
your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods
who know what is good and what is evil.”
The woman saw that the tree was good for food,
pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom.
So she took some of its fruit and ate it;
and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her,
and he ate it.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened,
and they realized that they were naked;
so they sewed fig leaves together
and made loincloths for themselves.


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Matthew 4:1-11
At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert
to be tempted by the devil.
He fasted for forty days and forty nights,
and afterwards he was hungry.
The tempter approached and said to him,
“If you are the Son of God,
command that these stones become loaves of bread.”
He said in reply,
“It is written:
One does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes forth
from the mouth of God.”


Then the devil took him to the holy city,
and made him stand on the parapet of the temple,
and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down.
For it is written:
He will command his angels concerning you
and with their hands they will support you,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
Jesus answered him,

“Again it is written,
You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.”
Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence,
and he said to him, "All these I shall give to you,
if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.”
At this, Jesus said to him,
“Get away, Satan!
It is written:
The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve.”


Then the devil left him and, behold,
angels came and ministered to him.

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