Sunday, August 21, 2011

You Shall Abide In My Love

  "If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in My love." - Jesus Christ (Yeshua, the Messiah, the Savior, the Prince of Peace, the Anointed One.)

Dear reader. 

There's only ONE God, and only one Mediator who can reconcile humanity to God. His name is Jesus.

JESUS is the only WAY to 'enlightenment' and salvation. His way is the only truth. 

Through Him alone we obtain freedom from the shackles of sin, and from the powers of darkness.

Jesus Christ is the 'BREAD OF LIFE,' the 'water of life,' and through Him, the hunger of our hearts for the things that are unseen and eternal are satisfied Jesus Bible Studies 

We (Christians,) the humble followers of Jesus, have found and bear witness to the truth that He's the DOOR. Through Him we've entered into this blessed life of 'rest, peace, joy and love.' :-) 

In His GRACE alone we obtain forgiveness and salvation, and begin to walk in a life that's akin to holiness.

Jesus is the LIGHT of the world, the resurrection and the life

The Bible Online Bible tells us that before we become Christians, we're actually 'dead' in our sins and our trespasses, and our lives are nothing but a 'bleak desert,' spiritually.

But when we accept Jesus as the Messiah, as our personal SAVIOR, He now lives through us. And loves us with an exceeding and everlasting love. :-)

We're then ALIVE, truly alive, and walking in the spiritual gardens of paradise. In the paths strewn with flowers of beauty and fragrance. And basking forever in the radiance of His love :-) 

One of the very best things about Jesus is when he tells us that His character never changes - that He's the SAME yesterday, today. and forever!

God chose to save us through our Jesus Christ. However, the time is coming, where Jesus is going to RETURN to this earth - to pour out His judgement. 

He'll be coming in the clouds, and at a time when we least expect Him.Every person alive will witness this event, and SEE the glory of God. 

We'll finally see and know for ourselves the things which formerly "eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, and which has not entered into the heart of man."

Nevertheless, this will be the time that God pours out His ANGER and judgement on the world - on those who don’t know Him (or who refuse to know Him,) and who don't obey His commandments. 

You may be a true Christian and believe all of this. You may be a nominal 'luke-warm' Christian, and take these things with doubts and mental reservations. Or you may be an agnostic or an atheist, and deny these things, saying to yourself; "Well, how do you know that it's so?" 

Nevertheless, your doubts and reservations or denials can't alter the spiritual FACTS that are facts. Nor can they cast a shadow on eternal truths. They only make your mental darkness blacker and your life more hopeless!

But there's HOPE for everyone, no matter how dark it's been! And if you're curious or would like to learn more about Jesus and the 'good news,' here's a good place to start; Jesus Bible Studies 

I want to tell you (or remind you) that Jesus loves YOU. He doesn't want you to perish, and He wants you to have eternal life!

His love is also that sweet solace for souls, that precious Heavenly love which made the hearts of His disciples yearn for Him while He was on earth. 

We (Christians) praise and magnify His most blessed and Holy Name because of it. We also know that He's coming back for us!


Much love,
Melina xxx

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Gift Of Divine Love

  This law has been given to us by Jesus Himself, in His own words; "A new commandment I give to you, that you LOVE one another, as I have loved you, that you ALSO love one another." - John 13:34.

When a person receives and appreciates the priceless, precious gift that's called "divine love," the LIFE of that person (with all its motives, aims and endeavors,) undergoes a fundamental change

Sometimes this change is a gradual change, other times in the twinkling of an eye.... Nevertheless, when a person's really saved, when a person's really 'born again,' the old person dies.  

A NEW person's born!

Pride disappears, and in its stead, humbleness and meekness appears. 

Greed and selfishness vanishes, and generosity and benevolence takes their place. 

Anger and bitterness (that once controlled the person's  actions,) gives place to kindness and sweetness of temperament. 

Hatred that once had a sway over the emotions dissolves into nothingness.... 

Then, life becomes SWEET for that person, in a sense that they never knew before :-)

In other words, dear reader, when a person's Christian conversion is REAL, the world becomes a different world for them. 

They no longer react to things in the ways they reacted before, and they see things in a whole new light. 

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." - 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Yes, when you're in Jesus you're a new creature!

Furthermore, being a new person, and a better person, you LOVE others - because that's the law of Christian life - that 'love begets love.'

Brothers and sisters, have you really appropriated that new principle in your life, that love begets love? 

Moreover, do you treat others as you'd like to be treated?

TRUE Christian followers of Jesus have appropriated that principle. They also show, and treat others with KINDNESS, as well as love others with the unselfish kind of love that Jesus has. 

Love that's;




Long suffering.



Innocent, yet wise....

When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, it isn't just about belief in Him. It's about learning to love as JESUS did, and being 'born again' as a whole new creature.
We're also obeying his commandment, yes commandment, that we love one another as HE has loved us. 

However, no one can receive or demonstrate this priceless gift of God, unless it's sought in the spirit of meekness and reverence. But thankfully, 'he that seeks shall find,' 'he that knocks, it shall be opened to him,' and 'the one that asks shall receive.' 

Nevertheless, let us never forget that TODAY is the day of salvation, today is the day to love

Tomorrow may be too late. 

Much love,
Melina xxx

Sunday, August 7, 2011

He Was Reconciling Us to God.

In the agony of the cross, He was reconciling us to God.
Dear reader. Every man and woman's a SINNER (what is sin?) IN NEED OF SALVATION (what is salvation?
That salvation's only possible only through Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God.

The ENTIRE human race is affected by sin, there's no EARTHLY remedy for it. 
In Psalms 14:2-3 of the Bible we read; "The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy; there is NONE that does good, no, not one."

In the Ecclesiastes 7:20 we read, "For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sins not." And Paul writes in Romans 3:23; "For ALL HAVE SINNED, and come short of the glory of God."

These are examples in God's word of the sinful condition of each and every person. WHO among us can say that we've never sinned in our lives?  
Not ONE. We may not all have sinned in the same manner, or in the same degree, but there's none who has not sinned.

Sin is like a disease in the heart, the effect of it in our lives, and nothing can cure it but the SAVING POWER of the WORD - and the BLOOD of the LAMB OF GOD (Jesus.) 
That's the reason the prophet Isaiah, a great man of God, had written seven long centuries before the birth of Jesus saying; "And the Lord had laid on Him the iniquities of us all."

In John 1:8-9 we read; "If we say that we have NO sin, we deceive ourselves, and the TRUTH IS NOT IN US."

There's no use for man to try to deny or to HIDE his sinful condition, either before God or before man. It can't be done. But there is a remedy for it, and Saint John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, tells us of the remedy;
"If we CONFESS our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Those who confess their sins before God and ASK for FORGIVENESS, become aware and realize two things;

The DEPLORABLE condition they were in before their salvation.

The GLORIOUS condition after their salvation.

Psalm 40:3 tells us more about it; "I waited patiently for the Lord: and he inclined to me, and HEARD my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock and established my goings. And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall TRUST in the Lord."

A person who's UNSAVED - a practicing sinner - doesn't (and can't) realize fully the fact that they're in a "horrible pit, in miry clay." 
They don't recognize the DEPLORABLE condition they're in, like a drunk person who may actually be lying in the filth of a gutter, yet thinking they're all right.

How can such a person realize the blessed experience of SALVATION, and the JOY and PEACE that FILLS THE HEART" How can they show gratitude and praise to God, because of that salvation?

This is the 'NATURAL' man, the man who thinks he's all right, because of his own so-called 'righteousness,' yet not realizing that his sense of righteousness on his own merit is like a filthy rag in the sight of God.

"The heart is DECEITFUL above all things and desperately wicked; WHO CAN KNOW IT?" - Jeremiah 17:9.

That's the heart of the man who's unsaved. The 'natural man.'

So you see dear reader, ALL men and women are sinners in need of salvation, and the PUNISHMENT or HELL is awaiting them UNLESS SAVED (The judgement of God for Sin.)
Furthermore, people can't save themselves by their own 'good works,' but Jesus Christ came to call all sinners to REPENTANCE. 
Salvation is only possible through Him. That was the very REASON why He came into this world. To shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins

In the agony of the cross, He was reconciling us to God.
Much love,
Melina xxx

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I Will Come Again

Dear reader, dear brother and sister.
If you've ever read the Bible, and/or have prayed for an understanding of God's Purpose and Will for this world, and for your life, you'll have seen and known the light of what's been said concerning JESUS. If you had not known it before. 

The words on this page have been written in utter sincerity, truthfulness and honesty, by one, who has been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God....

Whose robes have been washed clean, whose life has been changed from darkness to light, from despair to hope, from bitterness and revenge, to kindness and love...

I haven't had an easy life; I'm a widow; I'm a cancer survivor; I suffer with chronic illness.... However, I BELIEVE and trust in my Lord and savior. I have the certainty of the inheritance of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

This certainty has been established in my heart, mind and soul, securely, unalterably and eternally.

This blessed change that I've under-gone - of reformation, regeneration, and of a new birth into a new LIFE, hasn't taken place as the result of human reasoning, will, or of intellectual enlightenment. 

But only through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. 

This human life on this earth has been for many, too sad, too hard, and too regretful, it might have been so with you too. 

However, as Christians we DECLARE and bear witness to the truth - that there's rest, peace, joy, love, and eternal life in God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!

It's FREE for all.
This opportunity is for YOU as well, no matter what your station in life may be. 

However, it's up to you to do the asking, and seeking, and knocking for the precious 'pearl of great price.' 

God's blessing can't be forced on anyone either, but by learning about God's Will for your life - and by reading the Bible and surrendering your life to God (and having faith in the unseen,) He will come to you.

HE will comfort you and heal you. He'll also (and already DOES,) love you more than anyone in this world.

In addition, regardless of what the skeptics, agnostics, atheists, or the modernists may think or say on the subject of Jesus' SECOND coming, we, the followers of Jesus, believe in it as much as we believe in His first coming!

I'll never plead with you, or beg of you to believe in Jesus, and to accept Him as your Savior. But I CAN tell you who Jesus is, and the decision of your choice in accepting or rejecting Him lies with you alone

Your own self is the judge of your eternal destiny. It's up to you to condemn, or to set yourself free eternally through JESUS. 

Who can tell that your last call will not come before this very day is over?
May the grace of God help you to make your decision quickly.
Jesus is coming soon!
"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also." Jesus. John 14:3.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch angel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we (the believers living at the time of this happening) which are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." 1 Thess. 4:16, 17.
Much love,
Melina xxx
♥ We know through living by FAITH in His words, and by producing FRUIT, we're SAVED through Him, of which there can be no doubt. 
He's COMING soon! As Christians, we do know, as much as we know that we exist, that He's coming in the clouds exactly as it tells us in the Bible.

We're CONFIDENT, having a solid conviction and expecting it. 
But He's not coming for ALL. 
There shall be MANY, even among the believers on that day that will be sadly and hurtfully disappointed.

He's coming ONLY for those who believe in His coming, who are looking for His coming, who are ready for His coming, whose lives are clean and pure, who are clothed in the robes of RIGHTEOUSNESS through His name and grace.

Like the story of the WISE virgins, their lamps are full of oil, waiting for the bridegroom. 
Keep looking up! Your redemption draws near!
Much love,
Melina xxx