It’s quite notable that the Kingdom of God located in the heavenly realm is something that Jesus had a lot to say about during His earthly ministries. He came primarily to reveal it to humanity who was lost in their sins under the pervasive dominion of the kingdom of darkness. The core foundation of His teachings along with His sacrificial death on the cross was centered specifically on making it possible for mankind to enter God’s Kingdom by pulling them by force out of the kingdom of darkness. Continue reading
The life of man is a huge mystery of God. Many find themselves living while having no idea where their lives came from. They are taking for granted daily the very God-given resources that sustain their lives without acknowledging how great their Creator is. Many try to come up with theory such as evolution in order to explain away how man came into being.
As human beings, we are made of three vital elements. These three elements are known as spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Man has two major aspects that define whom he really is. The first one is the spiritual or immaterial aspect, and the second one is the physical or material aspect. Two out of those three elements are spirit, such as both the soul and the human spirit while the body is physical.
From a biblical perspective, everyone who has come into this wicked world, came disconnected with God. That disconnection is tantamount to spiritual death. In fact, that is a direct result of the sinful nature that we’ve inherited. Keep in mind, as humans, we have two key aspects that make up our whole being: a physical aspect, and most importantly, the spiritual one. The bottom line is that life isn’t only limited to the physical one we currently have as many falsely believe. The truth is that there is another one found in Christ alone, which is infinitely better and greater than this one we have today.
We as humans are made to serve our Maker by obediently carrying out whatever task He has entrusted us with. Serving implies responsibility, so that’s where our responsibility to God comes heavily into play. The core foundation of how God operates is laid upon responsibility with respect to His creation who have the ability to do His will. It plainly means that each side has to ensure that they assume their own responsibility.
Faith is one of the vital tenets out of Christianity. It is a powerful element that connects and welds us to God in such a manner that goes far beyond our own human comprehension. Our faith in God is the very thing that holds us steady and keeps us safe from the terrifying storms of life. It’s the intrinsic base of our reliance and confidence in God. Continue reading
As people who are made in the image of the Almighty God are made to be dependent on Him through a genuine relationship. Sadly, it’s not the case at all for many due to men’s fallen nature, and how they normally choose to live their lives. Despite many have been exposed to the message of the gospel, they live their lives just as if Christ had never died for them. Sin along with Satan have also implanted within people’s minds all types of deceptive and destructive beliefs which appeal to the pride of life.
Prior to being saved, we were living a lifestyle where anything goes. As a result, we didn’t care about the fact that Christ came and laid down His life on behalf of humanity in order to offer them both forgiveness and salvation. We were so blinded to the extent that where we were going to spend our eternity wasn’t an issue worth consideration. We were living a selfish and self-centered life based on pleasing self by constantly following our sinful nature. Sadly, it’s evident that people who’re not saved are very short sighed and easily deceived due to their current state of spiritual death. The tendency is to assign the utmost level of priority to trivial and worldly things that have literally no eternal significance. Consequently, they end up missing or ignoring the most important aspect of life which is eternity.
The blood of Jesus has always been one of the major cornerstones of Christianity. As Christians, we’ll never be able to fully comprehend with our finite mind the eternal value of that blood that was shed on our behalf. It’s mind blowing when thinking about the kind of unmerited privileges that we’re enjoying in Christ. Along with what God has prepared for those who love Him by placing their faith in Him on the ground of the finished work of His only begotten Son.
It’s very important to realize there is a strong reason that Jesus had to leave His throne in heaven in order to come down to this earth, which is corrupted up to the core by all types of inconceivable sins and wickedness of depraved men. Besides, there is also a good reason that He lived a sinless and blameless life by obeying God in everything. Shockingly, at the end of His earthly ministries, He willingly laid down His life for all men for the sole purpose of paying the full cost for their sins committed against a holy and righteous God. So, the point of His death is very clear due to the fact that we could not have paid that infinite cost on our own. As a result, He gave His life for us by shedding His precious blood in order to eliminate that eternal debt.