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We often read, hear an interview of a man or a woman who claimed that he or she has been born in a wrong body.

Is it true? If it is true, why then the Bible said something like the followings:

Book of Genesis

2:7 Then the LORD God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.

2:8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the East, and there he put the man he had formed.

2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion to help him.”

2:19 So he took some soil from the ground and formed all the animals and all the birds. Then he brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and that is how they all got their names.

2:20 So the man named all the birds and all the animals; but not one of them was a suitable companion to help him.

2:21 Then the LORD God made the man fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh.

2:22 He formed a woman out of the rib and brought her to him.

2:23 Then the man said, “At last, here is one of my own kind– Bone taken from my bone, and flesh from my flesh. ‘Woman’ is her name because she was taken out of man.” *

In the above there’s only statement showing that God only created man and woman.

Book of Leviticus

18:22 No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that.

18:30 And the LORD said, “Obey the commands I give and do not follow the practices of the people who lived in the land before you, and do not make yourselves unclean by doing any of these things. I am the LORD your God.”

20:13 If a man has sexual relations with another man, they have done a disgusting thing, and both shall be put to death. They are responsible for their own death.

In that Book of Leviticus, God tells people that HE Hates how man to have sexual relation with the same sex ie woman with woman and man with man. It’s unclean practices as well as disgusting thing. So, when God is saying that He hates that kind of sexual action, why then He would create a human in the wrong body, just like some people claimed.

It sounds truly strange right?

I write this not because I hate any group of people but I’m very concern to how people been “thinking”. Let’s Beware to anything against God’s command is from the enemy of God who always keep trying to turn the Lord’s truths into lies…

 Book of Acts 

13:10 and said, “You son of the Devil! You are the enemy of everything that is good. You are full of all kinds of evil tricks, and you always keep trying to turn the Lord’s truths into lies!

Book of John

8:44 You are the children of your father, the Devil, and you want to follow your father’s desires. From the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies.

Freedom is not a condition where there’s no boundary. But Freedom is how one can have self control, find the truth and follow the truth. Only the truth will set one free (John 8:32). So, where one can find that TRUTH.

In JESUS CHRIST …

Book of John

14:6 Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.

Why is it important to find the truth…?

Because you will be freed, find the way to the Father and receive eternal life.

So, let’s just evaluate again on what you are thinking compare to the Word of GOD. Don’t let the Devil trick you. Don’t accept on what the Devil try to suggest you on something that is a LIE. Find your FREEDOM through finding the TRUTH of GOD and not the truth of what you think as a truth.

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Kubur yang kosong adalah salah satu bukti.

Hidup kita yang berkemenangan adalah bukti yang nyata dalam hidup kita.

Dia hidup dan ada dalam hati dan pikiran kita bukan hanya sebagai kenangan tapi Dia berkarya dalam hidup kita dengan membaharui hidup kita.

Dia hidup karena Dialah yang menolong dan memberikan jalan keluar atas masalah hidup kita.

Dia hidup dan mampu melakukan pembelaan, pembebasan dan penyelamatan atas kita, umat tebusanNya.

Dia hidup dan sudah menang dari maut, penyertaan dan karyanya dalam hidup umat tebusannya nyata.

Bila ada yang meragukan akan kebangkitanNya dan masih menginginkan bukti-bukti yang nyata, saya ingin mengajak kepada anda untuk datang kepadaNya dalam doa dengan kerendahan hati dan kerinduan untuk mendapatkan jawaban dari Dia. Panjatkanlah doa anda didalam nama Yesus Kristus Anak Allah yang hidup.Bila Dia tidak bangkit maka Dia tidak akan pernah bisa memberikan jawaban. Dia PASTI memberikan jawaban atas doa saudara karena Dia hidup. Dia akan memberikan jawabanNya dengan caraNya dan pada waktuNya.

Kristus telah mati dan bangkit bukanlah hanya merupakan suatu kepercayaan kepada suatu hal yang kosong, sia-sia dan tidak nyata. Tapi itulah kenyataannya, meskipun akal kita tidak dapat mengerti akan hal ini dan mata kita tidak dapat melihatnya. Tapi semuanya ini adalah nyata karena dapat dirasakan dalam hidup keseharian kita. Seperti angin dan udara yang kita tidak pernah dapat melihat tapi memberikan dampak dalam hidup dan nyata keberadaanya.

Kita tidak dapat melihat dengan mata jasmani kita akan adanya udara tapi tanpa udara kita tidak dapat bernafas dan hidup. Mata jasmani kita tidak dapat melihat angin tapi kita dapat melihat dampak yang ditimbulkan seperti daun-daun yang beterbangan diterpa olehnya. Itulah bukti yang menyatakan keberadaan angin dan udara. Seperti itulah kita dapat membuktikan kebenaran akan kebangkitan dari Kristus. Mata jasmani kita tidak dapat melihatnya tapi mata rohani kita yang telah dicelikkan akan dapat melihat keberadaan dan kenyataan yang ada.

Salam sejahtera bagi kita semua. Salam kemenangan dan selamat paskah.

Terpujilah Kristus. Haleluya Amen.

Solideo Gloria.

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Yang tidak kelihatan bukan berarti tidak ada
Yang nyata belum tentu seperti apa yang kelihatan
Khayalan bukan kenyataan
Yang masuk akal belum tentu kenyataan
Kenyataan belum tentu masuk akal

Akal dan indra manusia sangat terbatas sehingga manusia dapat menyesatkan diri sendiri dan orang lain saat mengandalkan segala akal dan indra yang dimilikinya.

Oleh karena itu berhati-hatilah dalam berpikir, menilai dan terutama dalam memutuskan tentang apa yang hendak anda percayai.

Karena apa yang anda percayai yang akan mengendalikan dan mengarahkan hidup anda.
Apa yang anda percayai juga akan menjadi pedoman dan prinsip hidup anda.

Orang Yahudi menginginkan mujizat, Orang Yunani mengutamakan bijaksana.

Hanya satu hal yang terpenting dan perlu diketahui. Hal tersebut berdiri ditengah-tengah, antara spiritualitas dan bijaksana.

Tahukah anda, hal apakah itu?

Itulah SALIB Kristus. Sebuah lambang dan wujud nyata dari Kasih, Anugerah, Bijaksana dan Mujizat Penyelamatan terbesar dari ALLAH disepanjang masa. Karya penyelamatan yang disediakan bagi seluruh umat manusia yang mau percaya dan menerima Yesus Kristus sebagai satu-satunya Juruselamat Dunia.

Happy Easter to you all… may this Easter brings you miracle of God’s Salvation through His Son Jesus Christ… AMEN…

Solideo Gloria

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I just want to share my own point of view on the story of the birth of the Holy Baby, Jesus Christ. From the bible we learnt that Mary was giving birth to her baby in a manger since there’s no room available in the town of Bethlehem.

When we have a look at the aim on why God let His only begotten Son to be born into this world is to find the lost soul to be saved. I finally find an idea on why Jesus has to be born in a manger. This is to draw a picture of a human heart. Man’s heart is just like the stable, dirty and stinks. We may be easily clean any part of our body from any dirt but we are unable to clean what inside our heart. It’s the only place that left empty, dirty and untouched until we let the holy baby to be born in our heart.

Once the holy baby born in our heart then he will cleanse our heart from the sins. When this happens then the angels in heaven will sing and glorify God’s name.

Upon the gift that are given by the wise man, in my point of view is that when someone has opened up his or her heart for the holy baby to be born then gold is representing as royalty status this means that he or she shall receive a status to be the children of God. Frankincense is used for prayer ritual therefore this is symbolizing as the reconciliation of human and God relationship, while Myrrh in day to day life can be use as one of the ingredients to heal wound. Thus, myrrh is symbolizing that all wound of one’s heart has been cured.

In conclusion, when one would like to clean his or her heart and be cured from all wound then he or she will need to open his or her heart and let the Holy Baby to be born in his or her heart.

Merry Christmas! May the heavenly love and peace fill your empty heart.

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The Truth

The Truth is something that shall stand until the end. The Truth can be proven and has to be tested. When it has been proven to be the legitimate, all others that is only partly true or of no truth shall be shaken, destroyed and left.

Everyone should however look for The Truth.

The Truth needs no justification from no one, because none shall be able to find any fault within The Truth.

The Truth shall stand out firm from all tests from all ages till the end of the age.

The Truth shall shine brightly from time to time. Any claim of denial to The Truth shall never dim its brightness. The Truth is like a pure gold which pureness shall never change just because of a statement of denial of its pureness.

The Truth shall stand firm till the end since there’s no imperfection in it that can be found by anyone.

Any claim of denial to the integrity of the truth shall be shattered when the truth shows its righteousness.

Everyone who holds onto The Truth shall never be put to shame.

The Truth is eternal and unmovable to all ages through all tests.

Do you know who The Truth is?

Jesus Christ is The Truth. John 14:6:

14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life!” Jesus answered. “Without me, no one can go to the Father.

He is GOD. He has died on Golgotha, shed His holy blood for you and me to be saved and freed from all sins. He has risen from the death, ascended to Heaven to prepare a place in heaven for His entire follower.

There will be time for Him to demonstrate Himself to be The Truth. At that time all knees shall bow down and all tongues shall confess that Jesus Christ is GOD, just like what it’s written in Philippians 2:10-11:

2:10 So at the name of Jesus everyone will bow down, those in heaven, on earth, and under the earth.

2:11 And to the glory of God the Father everyone will openly agree, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”

The Bible tells you about The Truth. I’ve proved it myself and Paul has testified about it too in 1 Corinthian 1:18-31:

1:18 The message about the cross doesn’t make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God’s power at work.

1:19 As God says in the Scriptures, “I will destroy the wisdom of all who claim to be wise. I will confuse those who think they know so much.”

1:20 What happened to those wise people? What happened to those experts in the Scriptures? What happened to the ones who think they have all the answers? Didn’t God show that the wisdom of this world is foolish?

1:21 God was wise and decided not to let the people of this world use their wisdom to learn about him. Instead, God chose to save only those who believe the foolish message we preach.

1:22 Jews ask for miracles, and Greeks want something that sounds wise.

1:23 But we preach that Christ was nailed to a cross. Most Jews have problems with this, and most Gentiles think it is foolish.

1:24 Our message is God’s power and wisdom for the Jews and the Greeks that he has chosen.

1:25 Even when God is foolish, he is wiser than everyone else, and even when God is weak, he is stronger than everyone else.

1:26 My dear friends, remember what you were when God chose you. The people of this world didn’t think that many of you were wise. Only a few of you were in places of power, and not many of you came from important families.

1:27 But God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the powerful to shame.

1:28 What the world thinks is worthless, useless, and nothing at all is what God has used to destroy what the world considers important.

1:29 God did all this to keep anyone from bragging to him.

1:30 You are God’s children. He sent Christ Jesus to save us and to make us wise, acceptable, and holy.

1:31 So if you want to brag, do what the Scriptures say and brag about the Lord.

And in 1 Corinthian 2:5-16:

2:5 That way you would have faith because of God’s power and not because of human wisdom.

2:6 We do use wisdom when speaking to people who are mature in their faith. But it isn’t the wisdom of this world or of its rulers, who will soon disappear.

2:7 We speak of God’s hidden and mysterious wisdom that God decided to use for our glory long before the world began.

2:8 The rulers of this world didn’t know anything about this wisdom. If they had known about it, they would not have nailed the glorious Lord to a cross.

2:9 But it is just as the Scriptures say, “What God has planned for people who love him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!”

2:10 God’s Spirit has shown you everything. His Spirit finds out everything, even what is deep in the mind of God.

2:11 You are the only one who knows what is in your own mind, and God’s Spirit is the only one who knows what is in God’s mind.

2:12 But God has given us his Spirit. That’s why we don’t think the same way that the people of this world think. That’s also why we can recognize the blessings that God has given us.

2:13 Every word we speak was taught to us by God’s Spirit, not by human wisdom. And this same Spirit helps us teach spiritual things to spiritual people.

2:14 That’s why only someone who has God’s Spirit can understand spiritual blessings. Anyone who doesn’t have God’s Spirit thinks these blessings are foolish.

2:15 People who are guided by the Spirit can make all kinds of judgments, but they cannot be judged by others.

2:16 The Scriptures ask, “Has anyone ever known the thoughts of the Lord or given him advice?” But we understand what Christ is thinking.

If you want to know about The Truth you can just pray to God and ask for the Holy Spirit to help you understand about the truth in the Name of Jesus Christ and read the Bible to find out about it. You have to prove it for yourselves and don’t just trust what people are saying, they might be wrong.

While some people are claiming that the Bible was written by men and it’s full of errors just like any other book, I have proved it myself that it’s God-inspired and trustworthy. If some people claim that it can’t be proven by using some scientific prove, don’t you think that people should think twice about that kind of statement. Shouldn’t they think again that their scientific method is the one that is not good enough or even they just use the wrong method to prove the truth in God’s words? Man’s wisdom versus God’s who do you thinks is wiser. Remember that God is the Creator while man is only a creation.

It is crucial to have faith on something that is unmovable. May God help you to find the truth for yourself. I have found that truth. And I thank God for that.

Solideo Gloria

God Bless You All…

Indonesian Version

Kebenaran adalah sesuatu yang akan bertahan sampai akhir. Kebenaran dapat dibuktikan dan harus di uji. Saat kebenaran telah terbukti kebenarannya, semua yang lain yang berisi hanya sebagian benar atau tidak berisi sebuah kebenaran akan tergoncang, dimusnahkan dan ditinggalkan.

Tiap orang harus mencari akan Kebenaran tersebut.

Kebenaran tidak memerlukan pembelaan dari siapapun dan dari pihak manapun, karena tidak seorangpun akan dapat menemukan sebuah kesalahan apapun didalam Kebenaran itu.

Kebenaran akan berdiri tegak dan tak tergoyahkan dari semua ujian dan dari waktu ke waktu sampai kepada akhir jaman.

Kebenaran akan bersinar terang dari waktu ke waktu. Bila ada sebuah penyangkalan atas Kebenaran, maka penyangkalan akan kebenaran tersebut tidak akan membuat sinar terang dari Kebenaran itu menjadi redup. Kebenaran seperti sebuah emas murni yang mana kemurniannya tidak akan berubah hanya karena sebuah pernyataan yang menyangkal kemurnian emas tersebut.

Kebenaran akan terus berdiri tegak sampai akhir sebab didalam kebenaran tidak ditemukan sebuah ketidak sempurnaan yang dapat ditemuakan oleh siapapun.

Segala sanggahan terhadap integritas dari kebenaran akan hancur saat kebenaran tersebut menyatakan kebenarannya.

Setiap orang yang berpegang kepada Kebenaran itu tidak akan dipermalukan.

Kebenaran itu abadi adanya dan tidak tergoyahkan melewati semua jaman dan segala ujian.

Tahukah anda siapakah Kebenaran itu?

Yesus Kristus adalah Kebenaran. Yohanes 14:6:

14:6 Kata Yesus kepadanya: “Akulah jalan dan kebenaran dan hidup. Tidak ada seorang pun yang datang kepada Bapa, kalau tidak melalui Aku.

Dia adalah Tuhan. Dia telah mati di bukit Golgota, mencurahkan darahnya yang kudus untuk anda dan saya sehingga kita dapat diselamatkan dan dibebaskan dari cengkeraman dosa. Dia telah bangkit dari kematian, naik ke Surga untuk menyediakan tempat di Surga untuk seluruh pengikutNya.

Akan tiba waktunya untuk Dia menunjukkan akan Kebenaran tersebut. Saat hal tersebut terjadi maka semua lutut akan bertelut dan semua lidah akan mengaku bahwa Yesus Kristus adalah TUHAN, seperti yang telah tertulis dalam Filipi 2:10-11:

2:10 supaya dalam nama Yesus bertekuk lutut segala yang ada di langit dan yang ada di atas bumi dan yang ada di bawah bumi,

2:11 dan segala lidah mengaku: “Yesus Kristus adalah Tuhan,” bagi kemuliaan Allah, Bapa!

Alkitab memberi tahukan kepada anda tentang Kebenaran tersebut. Saya telah membuktikan akan hal tersebut secara pribadi dan Rasul Paulus pun telah bersaksi akan hal tersebut seperti yang dikatakannya dalam 1 Korintus 1:18-31:

1:18 Sebab pemberitaan tentang salib memang adalah kebodohan bagi mereka yang akan binasa, tetapi bagi kita yang diselamatkan pemberitaan itu adalah kekuatan Allah.

1:19 Karena ada tertulis: “Aku akan membinasakan hikmat orang-orang berhikmat dan kearifan orang-orang bijak akan Kulenyapkan.”

1:20 Di manakah orang yang berhikmat? Di manakah ahli Taurat? Di manakah pembantah dari dunia ini? Bukankah Allah telah membuat hikmat dunia ini menjadi kebodohan?

1:21 Oleh karena dunia, dalam hikmat Allah, tidak mengenal Allah oleh hikmatnya, maka Allah berkenan menyelamatkan mereka yang percaya oleh kebodohan pemberitaan Injil.

1:22 Orang-orang Yahudi menghendaki tanda dan orang-orang Yunani mencari hikmat,

1:23 tetapi kami memberitakan Kristus yang disalibkan: untuk orang-orang Yahudi suatu batu sandungan dan untuk orang-orang bukan Yahudi suatu kebodohan,

1:24 tetapi untuk mereka yang dipanggil, baik orang Yahudi, maupun orang bukan Yahudi, Kristus adalah kekuatan Allah dan hikmat Allah.

1:25 Sebab yang bodoh dari Allah lebih besar hikmatnya dari pada manusia dan yang lemah dari Allah lebih kuat dari pada manusia.

1:26 Ingat saja, saudara-saudara, bagaimana keadaan kamu, ketika kamu dipanggil: menurut ukuran manusia tidak banyak orang yang bijak, tidak banyak orang yang berpengaruh, tidak banyak orang yang terpandang.

1:27 Tetapi apa yang bodoh bagi dunia, dipilih Allah untuk memalukan orang-orang yang berhikmat, dan apa yang lemah bagi dunia, dipilih Allah untuk memalukan apa yang kuat,

1:28 dan apa yang tidak terpandang dan yang hina bagi dunia, dipilih Allah, bahkan apa yang tidak berarti, dipilih Allah untuk meniadakan apa yang berarti,

1:29 supaya jangan ada seorang manusia pun yang memegahkan diri di hadapan Allah.

1:30 Tetapi oleh Dia kamu berada dalam Kristus Yesus, yang oleh Allah telah menjadi hikmat bagi kita. Ia membenarkan dan menguduskan dan menebus kita.

1:31 Karena itu seperti ada tertulis: “Barangsiapa yang bermegah, hendaklah ia bermegah di dalam Tuhan.”

Dan didalam 1 Korintus 2:5-16:

2:5 supaya iman kamu jangan bergantung pada hikmat manusia, tetapi pada kekuatan Allah.

2:6 Sungguhpun demikian kami memberitakan hikmat di kalangan mereka yang telah matang, yaitu hikmat yang bukan dari dunia ini, dan yang bukan dari penguasa-penguasa dunia ini, yaitu penguasa-penguasa yang akan ditiadakan.

2:7 Tetapi yang kami beritakan ialah hikmat Allah yang tersembunyi dan rahasia, yang sebelum dunia dijadikan, telah disediakan Allah bagi kemuliaan kita.

2:8 Tidak ada dari penguasa dunia ini yang mengenalnya, sebab kalau sekiranya mereka mengenalnya, mereka tidak menyalibkan Tuhan yang mulia.

2:9 Tetapi seperti ada tertulis: “Apa yang tidak pernah dilihat oleh mata, dan tidak pernah didengar oleh telinga, dan yang tidak pernah timbul di dalam hati manusia: semua yang disediakan Allah untuk mereka yang mengasihi Dia.”

2:10 Karena kepada kita Allah telah menyatakannya oleh Roh, sebab Roh menyelidiki segala sesuatu, bahkan hal-hal yang tersembunyi dalam diri Allah.

2:11 Siapa gerangan di antara manusia yang tahu, apa yang terdapat di dalam diri manusia selain roh manusia sendiri yang ada di dalam dia? Demikian pulalah tidak ada orang yang tahu, apa yang terdapat di dalam diri Allah selain Roh Allah.

2:12 Kita tidak menerima roh dunia, tetapi roh yang berasal dari Allah, supaya kita tahu, apa yang dikaruniakan Allah kepada kita.

2:13 Dan karena kami menafsirkan hal-hal rohani kepada mereka yang mempunyai Roh, kami berkata-kata tentang karunia-karunia Allah dengan perkataan yang bukan diajarkan kepada kami oleh hikmat manusia, tetapi oleh Roh.

2:14 Tetapi manusia duniawi tidak menerima apa yang berasal dari Roh Allah, karena hal itu baginya adalah suatu kebodohan; dan ia tidak dapat memahaminya, sebab hal itu hanya dapat dinilai secara rohani.

2:15 Tetapi manusia rohani menilai segala sesuatu, tetapi ia sendiri tidak dinilai oleh orang lain.

2:16 Sebab: “Siapakah yang mengetahui pikiran Tuhan, sehingga ia dapat menasihati Dia?” Tetapi kami memiliki pikiran Kristus.

Jika anda ingin mengetahui tentang Kebenaran itu, maka yang perlu anda lakukan adalah berdoa kepada Tuhan dan meminta agar Roh Kudusnya membantu anda untuk mengerti tentang Kebenaran itu di dalam nama Tuhan Yesus Kristus dan bacalah Alkitab untuk menemukan kebenaran tersebut. Anda harus membuktikannya sendiri dan jangan percaya apa kata orang saja, mereka mungkin bisa salah.

Jika ada orang-orang yang menyatakan bahwa Alkitab yang ditulis oleh manusia itu penuh dengan kesalahan sama seperti buku-buku yang lain, saya telah membuktikannya bahwa Alkitab berisi tentang wahyu dari Tuhan yang dapat dipercaya. Jika ada orang yang membuat pernyataan bahwa apa yang dinyatakan di dalam Alkitab tidak dapat dibuktikan dengan menggunakan ilmu pengetahuan, bukankah anda seharusnya berpikir dua kali akan pernyataan tersebut. Mengapa mereka tidak berpikir ulang bahwa metode ilmiahnya yang digunakan untuk membuktikan adalah metode yang salah atau metode tersebut belum sampai ke tahap yang cukup untuk membuktikan kebenaran Firman Tuhan? Kebijaksanaan Tuhan melawan kebijaksanaan manusia, kebijaksanaan mana yang menurut anda lebih bijaksana. Ingatlah bahwa Tuhan adalah Sang Pencipta sedangkan manusia hanyalah sebuah ciptaan.

Adalah sangat penting untuk beriman kepada sesuatu yang tidak tergoyahkan. Kiranya Tuhan menolong anda untuk menemukan kebenaran tersebut secara pribadi. Saya telah menemukan kebenaran itu. Dan saya sangat bersyukur kepada Tuhan untuk hal tersebut.

Solideo Gloria (Kemuliaan hanya bagi Tuhan)

Tuhan memberkati anda sekalian…

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Why?

Because he has No Sin from the beginning of his life till the end

John 8:46

8:46 Which one of you can prove that I am guilty of sin? If I tell the truth, then why do you not believe me?

No man can prove that Jesus has sin.

Why is this important? Since to free sinful man who is under the punishment of God, freedom will only be able to be provided by the one who has no sin. He is the one with no sin has given his own life to die in sin.

Jesus is the only God man person who qualify to die and wipe away human sin.

John 8:34-36:

8:34 Jesus said to them, “I am telling you the truth: everyone who sins is a slave of sin.

8:35 A slave does not belong to a family permanently, but a son belongs there forever.

8:36 If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.

No man has ever has this kind of statement like Jesus said

Jesus is the Promise Lamb of God who has died and shed his blood for the sins of the world

Only through Jesus blood and not the blood of the animal sacrifice then human heart will be able to be purify

Hebrew 9

9:1 The first covenant had rules for worship and a man-made place for worship as well.

9:2 A tent was put up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place. In it were the lampstand and the table with the bread offered to God.

9:3 Behind the second curtain was the tent called the Most Holy Place.

9:4 In it were the gold altar for the burning of incense and the Covenant Box all covered with gold and containing the gold jar with the manna in it, Aaron’s stick that had sprouted leaves, and the two stone tablets with the commandments written on them.

9:5 Above the Box were the winged creatures representing God’s presence, with their wings spread over the place where sins were forgiven. But now is not the time to explain everything in detail.

9:6 This is how those things have been arranged. The priests go into the outer tent every day to perform their duties,

9:7 but only the high priest goes into the inner tent, and he does so only once a year. He takes with him blood which he offers to God on behalf of himself and for the sins which the people have committed without knowing they were sinning.

9:8 The Holy Spirit clearly teaches from all these arrangements that the way into the Most Holy Place has not yet been opened as long as the outer tent still stands.

9:9 This is a symbol which points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper’s heart perfect,

9:10 since they have to do only with food, drink, and various purification ceremonies. These are all outward rules, which apply only until the time when God will establish the new order.

9:11 But Christ has already come as the High Priest of the good things that are already here. The tent in which he serves is greater and more perfect; it is not a man-made tent, that is, it is not a part of this created world.

9:12 When Christ went through the tent and entered once and for all into the Most Holy Place, he did not take the blood of goats and bulls to offer as a sacrifice; rather, he took his own blood and obtained eternal salvation for us.

9:13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a burnt calf are sprinkled on the people who are ritually unclean, and this purifies them by taking away their ritual impurity.

9:14 Since this is true, how much more is accomplished by the blood of Christ! Through the eternal Spirit he offered himself as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will purify our consciences from useless rituals, so that we may serve the living God.

9:15 For this reason Christ is the one who arranges a new covenant, so that those who have been called by God may receive the eternal blessings that God has promised. This can be done because there has been a death which sets people free from the wrongs they did while the first covenant was in effect.

9:16 In the case of a will it is necessary to prove that the person who made it has died,

9:17 for a will means nothing while the person who made it is alive; it goes into effect only after his death.

9:18 That is why even the first covenant went into effect only with the use of blood.

9:19 First, Moses proclaimed to the people all the commandments as set forth in the Law. Then he took the blood of bulls and goats, mixed it with water, and sprinkled it on the book of the Law and all the people, using a sprig of hyssop and some red wool.

9:20 He said, “This is the blood which seals the covenant that God has commanded you to obey.”

9:21 In the same way Moses also sprinkled the blood on the Sacred Tent and over all the things used in worship.

9:22 Indeed, according to the Law almost everything is purified by blood, and sins are forgiven only if blood is poured out.

9:23 Those things, which are copies of the heavenly originals, had to be purified in that way. But the heavenly things themselves require much better sacrifices.

9:24 For Christ did not go into a man-made Holy Place, which was a copy of the real one. He went into heaven itself, where he now appears on our behalf in the presence of God.

9:25 The Jewish high priest goes into the Most Holy Place every year with the blood of an animal. But Christ did not go in to offer himself many times,

9:26 for then he would have had to suffer many times ever since the creation of the world. Instead, now when all ages of time are nearing the end, he has appeared once and for all, to remove sin through the sacrifice of himself.

9:27 Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God.

9:28 In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him.

Jesus Christ has risen

1 Chorinthian 15

15:12 Now, since our message is that Christ has been raised from death, how can some of you say that the dead will not be raised to life?

15:13 If that is true, it means that Christ was not raised;

15:14 and if Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe.

15:15 More than that, we are shown to be lying about God, because we said that he raised Christ from death–but if it is true that the dead are not raised to life, then he did not raise Christ.

15:16 For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised.

15:17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is a delusion and you are still lost in your sins.

15:18 It would also mean that the believers in Christ who have died are lost.

15:19 If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world.

15:20 But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised.

15:21 For just as death came by means of a man, in the same way the rising from death comes by means of a man.

15:22 For just as all people die because of their union with Adam, in the same way all will be raised to life because of their union with Christ.

15:23 But each one will be raised in his proper order: Christ, first of all; then, at the time of his coming, those who belong to him.

15:24 Then the end will come; Christ will overcome all spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers, and will hand over the Kingdom to God the Father.

15:25 For Christ must rule until God defeats all enemies and puts them under his feet.

15:26 The last enemy to be defeated will be death.

15:27 For the scripture says, “God put all things under his feet.” It is clear, of course, that the words “all things” do not include God himself, who puts all things under Christ.

15:28 But when all things have been placed under Christ’s rule, then he himself, the Son, will place himself under God, who placed all things under him; and God will rule completely over all.

Jesus Christ has been ascended to Heaven

Luke24:32-53

24:32 They said to each other, “Wasn’t it like a fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”

24:33 They got up at once and went back to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven disciples gathered together with the others

24:34 and saying, “The Lord is risen indeed! He has appeared to Simon!”

24:35 The two then explained to them what had happened on the road, and how they had recognized the Lord when he broke the bread.

24:36 While the two were telling them this, suddenly the Lord himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

24:37 They were terrified, thinking that they were seeing a ghost.

24:38 But he said to them, “Why are you alarmed? Why are these doubts coming up in your minds?

24:39 Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself. Feel me, and you will know, for a ghost doesn’t have flesh and bones, as you can see I have.”

24:40 He said this and showed them his hands and his feet.

24:41 They still could not believe, they were so full of joy and wonder; so he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”

24:42 They gave him a piece of cooked fish,

24:43 which he took and ate in their presence.

24:44 Then he said to them, “These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.”

24:45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

24:46 and said to them, “This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later,

24:47 and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem.

24:48 You are witnesses of these things.

24:49 And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you.”

24:50 Then he led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them.

24:51 As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven.

24:52 They worshiped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy,

24:53 and spent all their time in the Temple giving thanks to God.

A compelling question for you and I has also been raise and this is written on Mark 15:34

15:34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why did you abandon me?”

Some people thought that this statement is just trying to tell people that Jesus is not God but in fact this is just a question for you and I on how would you respond to God’s grace who let His only begotten son to die in sin that is the sin of you and I so that you and I will be able to be given freedom from the power of sin and an eternal life to live.

If you have doubt in your heart about the truth on what I have written why not trying to find that truth yourself and ask God to show the truth for you by reading his word in the Bible.

I hope this writing will be a blessing.

God loves you all…

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Good evening guys, from last week we discussed about the fact that Jesus Christ is the SON of GOD. This time I would like to share about the knowledge that I got it from watching Pastor Stephen Tong preaching on last Sunday Afternoon. I really hope that this will help those who are in doubt about the fact that Jesus Christ is a true human being as well as He is also God’s himself.

The fact that Jesus is God can be seen from John 1:1-3. All creation has been created by God’s word.

John 1: 1-3:

1:1 Before the world was created, the Word already existed; he was with God, and he was the same as God.

1:2 From the very beginning the Word was with God.

1:3 Through him God made all things; not one thing in all creation was made without him.

From last week discussion, we can see that God is the creator and not a creation. Therefore, since all creation has been created by God’s word who was then sent by God to enter into this world and become a human being, we can conclude that Jesus is God.

Other testimony about Jesus is God can also be seen in the Bible from the miracles that Jesus performed. In John 3:1 – 2 one of the Jewish leader named Nicodemus testified about the miracles that Jesus has done as a sign from God.

3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Since Jesus is God then through him we also can see God’s judgment. This can be seen in John 5:22-47:

5:22 Nor does the Father himself judge anyone. He has given his Son the full right to judge,

5:23 so that all will honor the Son in the same way as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

5:24 “I am telling you the truth: whoever hears my words and believes in him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged, but has already passed from death to life.

5:25 I am telling you the truth: the time is coming–the time has already come–when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will come to life.

5:26 Just as the Father is himself the source of life, in the same way he has made his Son to be the source of life.

5:27 And he has given the Son the right to judge, because he is the Son of Man.

5:28 Do not be surprised at this; the time is coming when all the dead will hear his voice

5:29 and come out of their graves: those who have done good will rise and live, and those who have done evil will rise and be condemned.

5:30 “I can do nothing on my own authority; I judge only as God tells me, so my judgment is right, because I am not trying to do what I want, but only what he who sent me wants.

5:31 “If I testify on my own behalf, what I say is not to be accepted as real proof.

5:32 But there is someone else who testifies on my behalf, and I know that what he says about me is true.

5:33 John is the one to whom you sent your messengers, and he spoke on behalf of the truth.

5:34 It is not that I must have a man’s witness; I say this only in order that you may be saved.

5:35 John was like a lamp, burning and shining, and you were willing for a while to enjoy his light.

5:36 But I have a witness on my behalf which is even greater than the witness that John gave: what I do, that is, the deeds my Father gave me to do, these speak on my behalf and show that the Father has sent me.

5:37 And the Father, who sent me, also testifies on my behalf. You have never heard his voice or seen his face,

5:38 and you do not keep his message in your hearts, for you do not believe in the one whom he sent.

5:39 You study the Scriptures, because you think that in them you will find eternal life. And these very Scriptures speak about me!

5:40 Yet you are not willing to come to me in order to have life.

5:41 “I am not looking for human praise.

5:42 But I know what kind of people you are, and I know that you have no love for God in your hearts.

5:43 I have come with my Father’s authority, but you have not received me; when, however, someone comes with his own authority, you will receive him.

5:44 You like to receive praise from one another, but you do not try to win praise from the one who alone is God; how, then, can you believe me?

5:45 Do not think, however, that I am the one who will accuse you to my Father. Moses, in whom you have put your hope, is the very one who will accuse you.

5:46 If you had really believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me.

5:47 But since you do not believe what he wrote, how can you believe what I say?”

The way on how God is going to be reincarnated into the world has been told in the book of Genesis 3:14-15:

3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

The serpent in this is referring of Satan. While the woman seed is referring to Jesus Christ.

In Luke 1:26-35 (from last week) we can see how God’s promise has been fulfilled. Jesus is created from a woman (female) seed without the seed of man (male).

I think this is all that I can share with you about what I understand from the sermon. Next week we are to look about the issue that Jesus is the one and only SAVIOR for all of us.

I hope this writing will help us to gain more understanding and bring us closer to God himself.

God loves you and bless you all.

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