PSALMS 2 : 7


I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You Psalm 2:7 (NASB) Thoughts on Today’s Verse The Lord Jesus Christ is portrayed as the unique Son of God, Who was chosen before the foundation of the world, to be the sinner’s Saviour. He offered His life as the sacrifice for sin, and died to pay the price for the sin of the whole world. And by His resurrection from the dead, the only begotten Son of God received His Father’s stamp of approval, and was given complete authority, in heaven and on earth. This verse indicates that the Son of God, Himself, is speaking these words in Psalm 2, for we read: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.. and on three further occasions these exact words were quoted in the New Testament – ‘You are My Son. Today I have begotten You, demonstrating the significance of this authoritative title. There are a number of ways that Christ can be identified as the unique, Son of God. Being the third member of the Trinity, the Son of God has been with the Father from all eternity, and His incarnation at Bethlehem was that historic point, when the Son of God was dressed in mortal flesh and became the Son of Man – the Word made flesh – the incarnate God. In various passages, the Son of God is trumpeted as the first-born from the dead, and because He lives, we.. who have trusted His name, for the forgiveness of sins, will also rise to life immortal. And in the near future, this same Son of God, will be crowned as King of kings and Lord of lords, when He comes to rule and reign, in His future, millennial kingdom. In this verse, God the Father is proclaiming that Christ is His chosen, anointed King. God’s promise to David, that a Man would sit upon his throne forever, is realised in the Person of Christ, through His sacrificial work on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the dead. Indeed, the Father’s promise to the Son continues:- Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware. At Christ’s first coming He called Israel to repentance, He preached the gospel of the kingdom and He reiterated the sovereign decree.. that the Almighty Father declared to the Son of His love: You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. During His life, Christ only did those things that His Fher told Him to do, and He only said the Words, which He heard from above.. but they rejected Him, and crucified Him. Those HE came to save screamed:– we will not let this Man rule over us. His blood be upon us and on our children’s children. His sacrificial blood is indeed, on ALL who believe in Christ for salvation and trust His Word. And for a time.. the kingdom of God, which was promised to Israel, has had to be postponed, while the Lord called out of the Gentiles a people for His name – who would proclaim the gospel of grace, far and wide, and make disciples of every nation. But the title, the name, the ministry, the sacrificial work and the decree of the LORD, which was given to the unique Son of God, stands fast for ever and ever:– You are My Son. Today I have begotten You.. for He was chosen before the foundation of the world to be the sinner’s Saviour. Christ offered His life as the sacrifice for the sin of the whole world, and died to pay the price for your transgressions and for mine. And by faith in His name, we too will rise from the dead – and will live with Him forever – praise His holy name, My Prayer Heavenly Father, thank You that You purposed to redeem mankind, through the sacrifice of a Kinsman-Redeemer – and decreed that the eternal Son of God would be born into the human race as the perfect Son of Man. Thank You that He took the punishment for our sins, so that by faith in Him, we also might be adopted into Your family and become sons of the living God. Thank You that the day is coming when He will be proclaimed King of kings and Lord of Lords, in His everlasting kingdom. Thank You that I am part of Your eternal family and that Christ is my Saviour – in Whose name I pray, AMEN

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WHO TO MARRY


You might think you don't matter in this world, but because of you someone has a favorite mug to drink their tea out of that you bought them. Someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you. Someone had read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages. Someone's remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves on the Poda Poda. Never think you don't have an impact. Your fingerprints can't be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you've left behind May our good Lord keep showering you with His blessings

JESUS HEALED A WOMAN WITH STRONG FAITH


http://bit.ly/2tLcBun ">Luke 8:42-48 As Jesus was on his way the crowds almost crushed him And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years but no one could heal her She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak and immediately her bleeding stopped Who touched me? Jesus asked When they all denied it Peter said Master the people are crowding and pressing against you But Jesus said Someone touched me I know that power has gone out from me Then the woman seeing that she could not go unnoticed came trembling and fell at his feet In the presence of all the people she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed Then he said to her Daughter your faith has healed you Go in peace Mark 5:27-28 When she heard about Jesus She came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak because she thought If I just touch his clothes I will be healed

As I spent time meditating on the recount of the women with the issue of blood in the above passages in light of the fact that I truly do believe that God is doing a new thing I was encouraged by her story Not only for myself but many others I know who have been hindered on their journey of life by experiences of there past or even events in their 1.What’s your issue? And How long have you been dealing with it?Luke 8:43 Let’s face it we all have issues some more obvious than others 12 years is how long our character had been dealing with her issue Our versus open by mentioning there was a women with an issue of blood It is important to note that in that day and issue of blood was usually caused from promiscuous and inappropriate sexual behavior Modern day vernacular could be interpreted as an STD Our issues may not be so obvious; they may be molestation or abuse in our Childhood Divorce Infidelity in our marriages Poor business decisions Losing our families trying to play God because we won’t relinquish control 2. What has it cost you Our issues have a price She had spent all her living trying to find a cure Mark 5:31 She suffered many things of many physicians and spent all she had and was nothing bettered but rather grew worse She spent all her living not just her liveli-hood but her life Many times in an effort to take care of ourselves we neglect to run to God 1st but instead as a last resort In other cases we try to run from the problem live in denial by relying on other things These things may be materialism drugs, alcohol, manipulation or human relationships to fix us And yet in all of our human efforts it seems that things are not getting better only worse Only to find that in the end it has cost Peace Joy Families Friends Ministries Finances Business We end up as she did physically financially relationally emotionally bankrupt So again what has your issue cost you 3. What do you have to press through? Remember the Beatles or Elvis in their hay day Ok that’s thronged, hard to get near crowded with society However the crowd was not her only obstacles No in fact she knew before she began that if she had been caught in public with an issue of blood they could have would have stoned her in public She knew that she had to press through the shame that had caused her to be in that state in the first place and yet she pressed So my question to you today is what do you have to press through to touch Him Disappointment Hopelessness Shame Unbelief Pride or the crowd? I would encourage you that whatever your hindrances or reservations press Press because He is not a respecter of persons Press because He is the same yesterday today and forever Press because you will experience the same result she did Power 4 Power went out of Him because she touched Him with not only her fingers but even more so with her faith You know what is interesting to me in this recount? I wonder how many other people must have touched him that day and didn’t get healed People who were doing it because it was the religious thing to do the popular thing the in thing for the day and yet only one got healed That one was the one who touched Him with her faith Not a casual encounter but a committed conscientious effort to reach out to Him It is important that you know He has never stopped reaching to you from his outstretched arms on the cross Christian or non Christian he took the shame and the burden of His cross so that we would not be crushed by the weight of ours
Isaiah 59:1 His ear is not deaf to hear our cry and His hand is not too short to reach down and save

WHO TOUCHED MY CLOTH?


As Jesus was on his way the crowds almost crushed him And a woman was there who had been to bleeding for twelve years but no one could heal her She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak and immediately her bleeding stopped Who touched me? Jesus asked When they all denied it Peter said Master the people are crowding and pressing against you But Jesus said Someone touched me I know that power has gone out from me Then the woman seeing that she could not go unnoticed came trembling and fell at his feet In the presence of all the people she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed Then he said to her Daughter your faith has healed you Go in peace When she heard about Jesus She came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak because she thought If I just touch his clothes I will be healed

As I spent time meditating on the recount of the women with the issue of blood in the above passages in light of the fact that I truly do believe that God is doing a new thing I was encouraged by her story Not only for myself but many others I know who have been hindered on their journey of life by experiences of there past or even events in their 1.What’s your issue? And How long have you been dealing with it?Luke 8:43 Let’s face it we all have issues some more obvious than others 12 years is how long our character had been dealing with her issue Our versus open by mentioning there was a women with an issue of blood It is important to note that in that day and issue of blood was usually caused from promiscuous and inappropriate sexual behavior Modern day vernacular could be interpreted as an STD Our issues may not be so obvious; they may be molestation or abuse in our Childhood Divorce Infidelity in our marriages Poor business decisions Losing our families trying to play God because we won’t relinquish control 2. What has it cost you Our issues have a price She had spent all her living trying to find a cure Mark 5:31 She suffered many things of many physicians and spent all she had and was nothing bettered but rather grew worse She spent all her living not just her livelihood but her life Many times in an effort to take care of ourselves we neglect to run to God 1st but instead as a last resort In other cases we try to run from the problem live in denial by relying on other things These things may be materialism drugs, alcohol, manipulation or human relationships to fix us And yet in all of our human efforts it seems that things are not getting better only worse Only to find that in the end it has cost Peace Joy Families Friends Ministries Finances Business We end up as she did physically financially relationally emotionally bankrupt So again what has your issue cost you 3. What do you have to press through? Remember the Beatles or Elvis in their hay day Ok that’s thronged, hard to get near crowded with society However the crowd was not her only obstacles No in fact she knew before she began that if she had been caught in public with an issue of blood they could have would have stoned her in public She knew that she had to press through the shame that had caused her to be in that state in the first place and yet she pressed So my question to you today is what do you have to press through to touch Him Disappointment Hopelessness Shame Unbelief Pride or the crowd? I would encourage you that whatever your hindrances or reservations press Press because He is not a respecter of persons Press because He is the same yesterday today and forever Press because you will experience the same result she did Power 4 Power went out of Him because she touched Him with not only her fingers but even more so with her faith You know what is interesting to me in this recount? I wonder how many other people must have touched him that day and didn’t get healed People who were doing it because it was the religious thing to do the popular thing the in thing for the day and yet only one got healed That one was the one who touched Him with her faith Not a casual encounter but a committed conscientious effort to reach out to Him It is important that you know He has never stopped reaching to you from his outstretched arms on the cross Christian or non Christian he took the shame and the burden of His cross so that we would not be crushed by the weight of ours Isaiah 59:1 His ear is not deaf to hear our cry and His hand is not too short to reach down and save

READ THIS INSPIRING AND TOUCHING STORY

A moral

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr.Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.” The mouse turned to the goat and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The goat sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr.Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.” The mouse turned to the cow and said “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.” So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital , and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his matchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the goat. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. MORAL LESSON So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this amazing journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us may not be connected through a blood line, we may not even be friends. But we are all connected through humanity and God’s love - Remember - Each of us is a vital thread in another person's tapestry. Our lives are woven together for a reason. True and lesson learnt :let's always give each other ashoulder to lean on.