John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."







Monday, December 12, 2016

If My People Call Upon My Name.



If my people will call upon My Name!!


I believe that it is time for us to take the Word of God literally, when He says: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)


Now my question is: Does God really listen to His people call unto His name as the Bible teaches it? It is one thing to cry out and say: God help me.  But, the Bible says: ‘if the people that are ‘called by His name’. Does it make a difference if we are truly born again or not, when we pray? Definitely it does.

When the Bible specifies that God refers to His people, than that means He refers to His People; meaning every human being that is born again by believing in the fact that Jesus shed His blood for us as He died on the cross and rose again on the third day.  'And seek my face'.  Have you  ever thought about it, how we as God´s people all together can seek God´s face? We need to learn to pray and seek the face of our God.


Second question I have is the following: And what if God´s people call on Him without humbling themselves; and then what? If we reject to humble us before our God, He will not listen to our prayers.


Third question: Do we have to turn from our wicked ways for God to answer us? Yes, indeed.   


Forth question: What is the whole implication for our God to hear our prayers and answer them?  

For our land to be healed it is a process. Let me explain it with an analogy. For instance, let´s say: Our whole country was infected with a disease. How would the health department address it to be cured? All people that live here, would have to be treated, and the doctors would make sure that all procedures must be done in order for the country be free from that disease… or else it could become a killer… right? Well, in the spiritual realm it is no different, our disease is sin. Unless, we go to the doctor of all doctors to be healed as  a land… we will not prosper without HIM.


Fifth question: Who is involved in the fact for God to answer the prayer? Every human that lives in the land? No. God´s Word says: If my people who call themselves by my name…  Think of it: Why are we called Christians?  The Bible refers to us as Christians, read it in Acts 11:26:  And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.”

Disciples of Jesus are called Christians, and it means we teach the message of Christ. We are followers of Jesus Christ. Now, this definition I described here as I understand the Word of God.

Lately I have prayed a lot for those that are listening to a gospel that is not from God ... many churches unfortunately preach a gospel that was never declared by the mouth of our God ..... Text taken out of context becomes a pretext for heresy. .... And I have felt God touch me to awaken the people of God so that we can begin to cry out to God so that the true Gospel will be preached and Christians being used by God in the anointing that comes from Him ... so that salvation can flow to the ends of the earth, and that the world which God loves can be truly saved.'

Isaiah 30: 18-19.  God Will Be Gracious
“18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice;
Blessed
are all those who wait for Him.
19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.”

Based on the verse above: 


1.  Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you, And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
2.  And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
3.  For the Lord is a God of justice.
4.  And the result of all this will be: “Blessed are all those who wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.”

When you and I look at your country… and by the way… it does not matter which country you are in right now, as you read this, you might be in a country far away from mine. ‘But, we all can call on the Lord for our country, right?’ If we are His people, and we call on Him as His Word declares, He will hear us, and heal our land. Amen, praise God the Almighty One.    

You might say: Well, our country is not sick, it does not need to be healed.  Well, if you live in a country that does not need any help. I would suggest to be thankful and to pray for those that do need help. 
You would be willing to pray 15 times each month ... you choose the day and time ... when it is best for you ... and when you cry out to God, read these two verses while you pray .... God will have mercy Of His Church here on earth .... God will hear the cry of His people ... Let's pray Until we hear God answering our cry unto Him... I believe that God hears the cry of his people ....

I invite you to join the Body of Christ here on earth to pray for our nation. I pray for my nation and your nation. Please do the same. God will answer our prayer according to His Word, if we follow it as He prescribed. Remember, medicine that the doctor prescribes must be taken as the doctors says in order for it to have the right effect. For our prayer to have the right effect it must be done as the Lord has prescribed it.

May the Lord bless His  people as we pray.

Antonina


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Last lesson = God's Purpose in loving the Human Being


Final Word




After we have talked about the purpose to be lived in every phase and stage of our life as a human being, living with "God is Love"; I want to finalize this book with some thoughts to summarize all that has been said so far. I want to encourage you to think about these two verses in order to achieve courage to conquer everything we have said so far:
Æ  "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things" - Phil. 4:8.
Æ  “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” 1 Pt. 2:9-10.

You and I, are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that we may declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Let us remain true and faithful, that when Christ comes for His bride, we can all live together for the purpose to be lived with our "God is Love", and live with Him forever and ever.

Let us say with a joyful heart: “The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.” Rev. 22:17. I want to live this purpose to be lived in "God is Love". I hope to see you there in glory with Him, Jesus stands at the door and knocks, if you have not opened the door yet, you would not do it now, for us to be there too? May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen. In Jesus' love I write this to you. 


Antonina Penner

Missionary and Minister

Master of Theology in Biblical Studies.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

30th lesson = God's Purpose in loving the Human Being

Jesus, the Messiah is coming for His People.


The Importance of Biblical Eschatology.

The Purpose to lived in being part at time of the rapture.

There are many things we do not understand that God does not reveal to us while we are still sinners here on earth; and some things belong to God, and we need to learn to respect the fact that God does not reveal everything to us. But, He does tell us everything we need to know to be able to one day live with Him in Glory forever. In Deuteronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law”. I believe it is proper to leave in God’s Hands the things that belong to Him; but, all the things He has revealed to us, we need to share with all God’s Children.

And the warning about the parable of the virgins in Matthew 25: 1-13. I hope you were blessed reading up until here and allow the biblical principles presented here guide your life in the direction desired by God on the subject of things to come in the future. Since we know now that God reveals everything we need to know, we need to be confident to read about the future. God would never write us anything telling us how horrible our future is; therefore, keep on reading in confidence, because the teaching for our future is a blessing for us.

The Rapture, The Coming Of Jesus The Messiah.

God gives us the grace to know future things in advance, by the Bible His Holy Word and the revelation of the Holy Spirit using his apostles and prophets, in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament; teaching us their message. Every Christian should have the understanding this is what Jesus used his disciples, the apostles and prophets; as well as the Body of Christ to teach the lost ones about Jesus.
The ones that have studied as much as layman; we all have the obligation to search for information, of this important subject: the future. The minister in the house of God as well as the believer on the bench need to go and obey the command Jesus gave. Do you know why we need to know this? God has a beautiful, supernatural, and wonderful plan prepared for all who receive Him as it says in John. 1:12. Jesus has sent all who believe in him to go and announce and make disciples.

How can a person go and announce things to come if he does not even you know what awaits him after death to rejoice in the eternal glory? God uses the Apostle Paul to talk about eschatology, that is, about the things to come; as he wrote the letter to the Thessalonians. He comforts the Christians not to grieve over those who sleep in Christ, because they are already with Jesus.  I Thes. 4: 13-17 - tells us that Jesus will not set his foot here on the earth as He did the first time. Jesus will come with a great shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God and come to the clouds, and there meet him in the air.

The Coming of the Lord

I Thes. 4
13 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.
14 We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
15 According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

God uses Apostle John in Revelations to show us about eschatology, the things of the future. God reveals to John and asks to register them,
Rev. 1:10-11 “On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea".
Revelation 1:1-3 “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw--that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near”.

The Church of Jesus will be raptured.

Paul addresses the Church of Thessalonica on this matter because he was asked explanations about those who had died, how they should feel about this, to which he answers in the text quoted above. The Second Coming of the Lord, vs. 13-18 here we come to the main theme of the letter. Certainly, Paul had already emphasized in a specific way this in his preaching’s in the Church of Thessalonica; because this subject is mentioned in every chapter.

Although it is commonly mentioned as coming or appearance of the Lord; is specifically called "second" coming in Hebrews 9:28. “So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him”. (Some theological lines explain it as the second phase of the first coming.)

The Greek expression used by Jesus in John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”. The words "come back" translated means literally "returning the second time". It is therefore entirely appropriate and biblical to talk about this coming of the Lord as the Second Coming. The chapters in which is explained in more detail are: Matthew 24 and 25, Luke 21, 1 Thes. 4 and 5; and 2 Peter 3. The Second Coming of Christ is the great event that Christians are awaiting with hope, as seen in a 1 Thes. 5 :9-10, 2 Co. 5:8; Fl. 1:23; Cl. 3:4. The Bible makes a great emphasis on this event, for this hour that Jesus will take his bride to live with him in heaven.  "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am" - Jn. 14:3.

According to Halley said: "It is considered the culmination of the work of Christ in the Redemption. It is regarded by most, the literal and bodily coming of Christ, when He will take with Him His church, which is here on Earth".

“We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him” - vs. 14. What comes "after death" is always in all people interests. What comes after I die? Paul begins with this subject, explaining about what happens to those that are already “asleep in Him”; that is, those who have died in Christ Jesus, biblical expression to indicate the death of a Christian. (Mt 27:52, Jn. 11:11, Acts 7:60, 13:36, 1 Co. 15:6,18,20,51; Pe.3 2: 4)

--- We only fall asleep in Christ Jesus and wake up one day. What a glorious morning will be for all who received Jesus as their Savior and Lord of your life. This does not mean that we fall into a state of unconsciousness until the day of resurrection of the body; on the contrary, we are dead for this earthly life, but pass immediately into the presence of Christ. Fl. 1:23 "But both sides I am in distress, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, because it is far better."

In the same way we are also here awaiting for His comming, when He will return and pick us up with Him in the air. The brothers of Thessalonica wanted to know what happens after death and where were the ones that were already dead. Paul warns us not to be sad about those who have died in Christ they will rise first, those who received Jesus as Lord and Savior (Jo. 1:12) of their lives. And then we will be transformed as well and be lifted up with Him into Heaven: 1 Co. 15:52-54 "In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

Given the order, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God
Vs. 16 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first”. This expression is similar to Jesus' words in Matthew 24:30-31 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other”.

That's when the dead in Christ shall rise: v.17 “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever”. Maybe it is the literal resurrection of the body, imperishable and glorious state as described in 1 Cor 15:42-43. Those who are alive at the time of the event, will be caught up together with them (v.17). Perhaps this is the only text of the NT where there is a clear reference to the "rapture." (The Vulgate employs rapiemur, a form of the verb from which the word "rapture" is derived.)

"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory”. Mt. 25:31. The saints of past ages will be resurrected (v.16), believers who are still alive will be transformed, and like Enoch and Elijah were taken directly to heaven without dying. Hb.11:5 “By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.”
II Corinthians 5:20 - "We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God".

The whole Church to meet happily rise to the Savior for his second coming to stay with him for eternity. Think this is a great emotion that inspires us all. In Genesis it is said that Adam and Eve had fellowship with God but could not get out of Eden and go to heaven and reign eternally with God. The Church of Christ, but is given the privilege of reigning with Christ forever. Ro. B 5:17.

The Messiah = Anointed One
Jo. 1:41 "He first found his brother Simon and told him: We have found the Messiah (which being interpreted, the Christ) ". The word "Messiah" is a Hebrew word meaning "anointed one" (Greek word for Christ). The Anointing was common in the ancient Middle East, involving the application of oil to a person (or occasionally, an object)
There were three kinds of anointing:
-  The common anointing for persons or objects.
-   Medical anointing for treatments of the ill.
-   Prophetic anointing used by the people whom God used to anoint others.
-   Prophet Samuel and the apostles among others.
-   It is important to point out here that the Old Testament indicates a coming Redeemer who is called the Anointed (Messiah) on two occasions. Psalms 2:2-3 "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed. It is important to note here that the Old Testament indicates a coming Redeemer who is called the Anointed One (Messiah) on two occasions.
-    Psalms 2:2-3 “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
-    “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God”, II Corinthians 5:20.
-    "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.” Dan. 9:25-26

The expectation of the coming Messiah has already been generalized before the time of Jesus. The N.T. clearly shows that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the Anointed of God. Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit at his baptism according to: John 1:32-33. “Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'” As a proof that He actually was the Messiah (Luke 4:18,21, Acts 9:22, 17:2-3, 18:5, 28).

This is why Jesus receives the title of Christ, a Greek word meaning Anointed. Jesus, the Christ, anointed to be King and Priest all at the same time. (Melchizedek, Moses and David,) it can be confirmed int the following texts: Gn. 14:18-20; Dt.18 :15-19, 2 Sam. 7:16) (We will not expand here on this subject and this is another subject).

In the Lord's Service 

I greet you in His Love


Antonina Penner. Th. M.

Missionary 

 


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Rev. Billy Graham