Friday, August 6, 2010

Power Verse # 15- Zechariah 4:6b

"Not by might nor by power but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty."

All the exploits of the great men in the Bible were not accomplished through their own strength nor wisdom but by the power of the Holy Spirit. It was the Holy Spirit that enabled Abraham and Sarah to have a child at their old ages and despite the fact that Sarah was barren. It was the Holy Spirit who enabled Moses to perform all the miracles, signs and wonders before Pharaoh and the Egyptians. It was the Holy Spirit that gave Gideon and Samson the courage and strength to overcome all their enemies. It was the Holy Spirit who guided the young David to kill the proud Goliath and who gave Solomon his unmatched wisdom. It was the Holy Spirit who inspired the prophets to prophesy about the Messiah- Jesus Christ. If we are Spirit filled, we will be successful in all we do so long as we commit them to the Lord. It will not be our own strength nor our own inherent intelligence that will see us through all adversities we will face but the Holy Spirit who indwells in our heart . We must always have an intimate relationship with God through constant prayers and by regular reading the word of God in the Bible and by walking in His ways. Then all the things that we will do will surely succeed as long as we commit them to the Lord.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Power Verse # 14 - Isaiah 1:18b

"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."

This is the greatest miracle of God in man- the miracle of divine grace. It is a doctrine that is unmatched in all religious beliefs and philosophies ever invented by man. The grace of God is all encompassing and does not depend on the worthiness of the person who will accept it. It is dependent on his faith in the faithfulness of God to keep His promises. A man's sins may be as numerous as the stars in the sky and as abominable as the most heinous sins he can commit, but by just accepting the offer of forgiveness and eternal salvation offered by God to him by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and surrendering his life to the Lord, his sins are forgiven. Even if those sins are like scarlet and crimson, they shall be as white as the purest now and wool because of the saving grace of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Not only are man's sins forgiven, he is totally justified before the Father as though he committed no sin at all. The memories of those sins are forever erased in the memory of his soul. Not only that, the righteousness and holiness of Jesus Christ are imputed upon the born again person, making him co-heir with Jesus Christ in the kingdom of God as the title of sons and children of God is bestowed upon him by God Himself.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Isaiah 1:18b, Salvation, Grace, Lord and Savior, Born Again, Love, Joy, Peace, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Alarilla
Gospel/Word of God/Holy Bible

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Power Verse # 13 - 2Corinthians 4:16-17

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."

This is a very powerful promise to those whose earthly bodies are bogged down with debilitating diseases. It is not always that a sick person is suffering from the consequences of sins. There are times when God uses sicknesses and pain to show His eternal glory to those who will endure sicknesses and pain with great equanimity and complete trust and confidence in God. Though outwardly their earthly bodies are wasting away, yet inwardly their spiritual bodies are being renewed day by day that when the hour of their earthly departure comes, or when the Lord fetch them for the rapture of the church, those eroded bodies are replaced by glorified bodies that are so resplendent in all glory and splendor. These bodies put to shame the splendors of the sun and the stars in the firmament of heavens. These same people become God's messengers of hope and trust in the Lord as they show the power of God in their lives. They become lights of the world and salts of the earth reflecting the glory of God with their exemplary behaviors as they lead other souls to the path of God's kingdom.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Power Verse # 12 - Luke 1:37

Jesus Resurrected From The Dead

Jesus Walks On Water And Saves Peter From Drowning

The Parting of The Red Sea By God Through Moses

" For nothing is impossible with God"

Here, in this promise, God shows His limitless power, His infinity. Here, we can hold on to the promise that nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible with God. This was uttered by the archangel Gabriel to Zechariah- father of John the Baptist who expressed incredulity when told that Elizabeth, his wife, would give birth to a son who would prepare the way for the Messiah. But the more incredible feat was the birth of Jesus Christ by the Virgin Mary who was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. There were other impossible things done by God that borders on the impossible like when Lazarus was raised from the dead, changing of water into wine, walking on water and in the Old Testament, dividing the Red Sea so that the Israelites could cross it walking on dry land. If we consider the limitless enormity of the entire universe which was created by God, we could easily say that indeed nothing is impossible with God. On a personal level, we can safely say that no problem, no situation, no trial is impossible with God for those who believe and put their trust in Him.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Nothing Is Impossible With God, Faith, Belief, Trust, Promise of God, Limitless Power, Archangel Gabriel, Zechariah, Elizabeth, Virgin Mary, John The Baptist, Messiah, Lazarus, Walking On Water, Changing of Water Into Wine, Old Testament, Parting of The Red Sea, Israelites, Universe

Posted by: Mel Alarilla
Spiritual/Gospel/Word of God

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