The extent of the atonement is defined by the intent of the atonement.”
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
When's the last time your heart, yes your affections were moved by Christ? Where u read something that made u LONG for Him? That made u desire Him more? When's the last time while praying u lost track of time or was upset because time flew so fast? We are His bride, we were purchased by His blood that we might know Him, that we might enjoy His presence, that we might rest in Him!!!!
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
To be in Christ is to be in the midst of that new creation, which is to come forth from the ruins of these old heavens and this worn-out earth. If any be in Christ, then to him the new creation has come—‘Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.’
He is like one who has already reached his glorious home, who is looking back upon this land of the storm and the curse, as one who has found his way to the city of peace, and laid himself down upon the banks of the pure river, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Thus faith is taught to anticipate the glory, and to dwell in the midst of it, as if it had actually arrived.
If these things be so, then how differently, from what we too often do, should we read such chapters as the two closing ones of Revelation. It is not imagination, dwelling upon pictures, as some speak; it is faith conducting us into the very midst of the reality.
Friday, June 3, 2011
If the Son of God had gone from incarnation to the cross without a life of temptation and pain to test his righteousness and his love, he would not be a suitable Savior for fallen man. His suffering not only absorbed the wrath of God. It also fulfilled his true humanity and made him able to call us brothers and sisters (Hebrews 2:17).
~ John Piper
~ John Piper
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Many shall come from the east and west—and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 8:11)
If we were in the presence of a stern judge, or of a king clothed in awful majesty, we should not dare to sit down.
But there will be nothing to make believers afraid in the kingdom of heaven. Though the sins of their lives ‘were as scarlet, they shall be made white as snow; and though red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’ Their sins will be ‘remembered no more;’ ‘sought for, and not found;’ ‘blotted out as a thick cloud;’ ‘cast behind God’s back;’ ‘plunged in the depths of the sea.’
Once joined to Christ by faith, they are complete in the sight of God the Father, and even the perfect angels shall see no spot in them. Surely they may well sit down; and feel at home!