Greetings everyone! What a gracious God we serve! While meditating on the word of God, the Holy Spirit brought to mind the Scripture which says, “The thief comes but for to steal, kill and destroy.” Jesus says, “I come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) In today's socialist, sadistic, society; people, things, time, money, and life comes and goes. It is such a blessing as people of God that there are somethings the enemy cannot touch! There was a secular song that said, "You can't touch this." I suppose that was good news for the world, but in contrast, our Lord has given us a far greater promise. A richer and fuller life in Him on a higher plane.
We thank God for His "Untouchable Gift," imputed righteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ! (2Cor.5:21) The next time the enemy challenges your marriage, family, job, health, children, finances; your mental stability, your physical capabilities, spiritual intellect, or your integrity, whip out your "Sword" (Ephesians 6:17). And declare Satan, “you can't touch this”, it is written, I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. (Phil.3:9; 4:19)
Think on these things.... God Bless you!
Tell somebody about Jesus today. Pray for all Pastors. Remember, we are one at the throne (1 Thess. 5:17).
— Sister Catherine Raphael
WITHIN THE SPAN OF THREE DAYS, Jesus’ disciples went from heart-broken sadness to triumphant jubilation. The cross appeared to be the end, making them feel hopeless and helpless, but the resurrection announced a new beginning, which brought confidence and courage. The cloud of doubt and despair melted away and was replaced with unshakeable faith.
Can you imagine how they felt when they realized Jesus had risen from the dead? Suddenly hope came alive—they had not believed a lie! His victory over death proved their conviction that He was the Messiah. Now everything He had said was validated as truth.
We commemorate Jesus’ death on the cross with solemnity, but the resurrection calls for applause, praise and song. All the blessings that come our way through the Savior’s cross are confirmed to us by the resurrection. It proved that the Father was satisfied with His Son’s payment for our sins. We can know that our transgressions are forgiven, and we’re eternally secure.
What’s more, Jesus promises that we, too, will be resurrected and given new bodies. Physical death couldn’t hold Him, nor will it overpower us. Because He overcame the grave, His followers have the same kind of life He has—eternal and indestructible. He’s saved us from hell, transformed our lives, and promised us resurrection to an eternal heavenly inheritance.
We celebrate Easter with rejoicing because our Savior conquered death and lives forevermore. With unwavering faith, we trust the Bible because Christ’s power over the grave proves He can and will fulfill every word.
—Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries
This Month's Scripture
Scripture: John 12:24-26,
An axiom is a governing principle or rule of thumb. Examples of axioms include: birds fly; water is wet; fire is hot; what goes up must come down; and—the one relevant to our study of stewardship—a man reaps what he sows. That axiomatic statement is as real as any of the others, but it’s not believed to the same degree. We reap what we sow in all of life, not just where money is concerned. What we plant determines what we harvest.
A little boy was told by his father to go outside and do some planting in the garden. The boy was lazy and didn’t feel like doing all that work, so he dug one hole, dumped all the seeds in, and covered them up. He went back inside and told his dad the work was done, forgetting that what he planted would reveal itself—and his laziness—in time. He would one day reap what he sowed.
According to our axiom, if there is no sowing of seeds, there can be no expectation of harvest. There are many Christians who want a great harvest from God, but they have sown very few seeds for God. Second Corinthians 9:6 says: “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Your harvest depends on what you sow. If you plant potatoes, potatoes will grow. To plant the flesh means you will simply live to gratify yourself. But to plant the Spirit is to live for the glory of God.
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If we make no spiritual investment, we should not expect a spiritual return.