Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Hears Our Prayers

Jeremiah 29:12 KJV
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken (give ear) unto you.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Who Is Your Prince?

For the Christian, Jesus Christ is our Prince of Peace and Life, and we will reign with Him forevermore.

For the world, the prince is satan.

Jesus is called the Prince of Peace and of Life (Isa. 9:6 and Acts 3:15) Whose kingdom plays no part in this present world system of darkness. Prior to His arrest, Jesus said to His disciples,

John 14:30 - Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 18:36 - "Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence."

     Please note: Jesus is not speaking against the Jews, for Jesus and His followers were Jewish. He is speaking against the hypocritical religious authorities who would have Jesus killed versus lose their sphere of control over the people of God, in which their own belly was their god.

     The details of God's plan, His provision of escape from Satan's kingdom of darkness through faith in Christ, was kept a mystery from the beginning of time.  It wasn't until the revelation of the Son of God on earth, and His complete victory in His death and resurrection for the salvation of humanity, that the mystery of salvation through Christ is revealed to us.  The Apostle Paul states,

     1Co 2:7-10: "But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."

     In other words, if God's enemies knew that the Lord's death would bring the Kingdom of God and His power into the hearts of every believer, with His gift of Holy Spirit, and thus bring God's light into the world, they would not have crucified Him.

SOURCE: Principalities-Powers-Rulers of Darkness-Wickedness

Thursday, September 8, 2011

God and the Father - Two separate entities?

Colossians 3 KJV

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

"giving thanks to God and the Father by him"

Notice that the wording of this passage implies that "God" is a separate entity from "the Father".

It doesn't say "God the Father".  It says "God" and "the Father".

This requires further study.