The assuring love of God, and Jesus, along with the true presence of the Holy Spirit within our souls; is the hope to fill us with joy. The hope is this—Jesus has already defeated death! He is the first fruits of the resurrection. He has shown us that He truly is the Messiah.
When time had become “full,” God implemented His plan of redemption. Jesus Christ stepped down from heaven. This Son of our most gracious and loving Creator chose to come to earth, take on the fragile body of a human, and redeem God’s people unto Himself!
Unfortunately, it appears that the majority of us in the more developed nations of the world believe that life is about winning. We have chosen to make our lives a series of races—races that we need to win.
During this season of Thanksgiving in the U.S., it is a time of reflection. It is a time to focus on all the blessings in our lives. Christians have been given one very special gift, that is a cause for celebration!
Caiaphas, the High Priest of the Jews at the time of Jesus' crucifixion, was an active participant in persuading the Romans to crucify Jesus. This blog contemplates the very real possibility that Caiaphas, through several miracles that occurred, may have realized that he had caused the murder of the Jewish Messiah.
Each one of us has been engineered by God! The creator of the heavens and earth has created us within our mothers' wombs, speaking us into existence in order to perform a specific God-given purpose.
Please do not believe and do not allow others to believe that just because you are a good person you have earned heaven. It is all explained in the Bible, you must place your faith in Jesus Christ.