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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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When I was at primary school, I never cheat on my tests. When I was at junior high, I got to know to a girl who was then become my best friend. I leant from her to cheat on a test. That was the first and last time. When I did that I was very nervous, after that I was thinking and telling myself that may be to cheat on a test is not a sin.

I had this kind of idea since I could not find on the Ten Commandments a statement not to cheat on a test. I found no reason to worry about this mistake then. However, God did not let me to go astray with my wrong perception.

And I believe it’s not a coincidence that on the day to learn about the Ten Commandments the teacher said that to cheat on a test is a sin and it has trespassed the rule number eight on the ten commandments that is Do not to steal.

When I learnt about this then I pray to God in my heart that I repent from what I did, and I promised that I will never do that anymore. From that time I never cheat on any of my tests.

My motivation to stop doing that is because I just want to glorify His name. Since I know when one time if I got caught then people shall ask me about whom am I following? When they found out that I’m one of the Christ’s followers then they will say why Christian has to cheat. Since, I know that in people’s mind Christ’s follower have to have a higher standard than the world’s follower. This will mean that people will then look down on Christ because of what I’ve done. My heart just can’t bear this. I’m the one who is doing the wrong thing but His name will be on stake.

I’m glad that I make that commitment to repent. Why?

Because once I make that commitment, then my heart filled with peace and joy. If you don’t think so you should try if this is true or not. Besides, I found out that God has always been helping me out with my study, so that I never fail any subjects. From that point in time, I also learn that I have to lean on Him. I also feel that everything that I have is not because of my achievement. But it’s more because of God’s gift. I can see and read because God’s given me eyes. I can think because God’s given me mind. His greatest gift of all has also been given to me. That is when I decided to receive Jesus Christ to be my personal savior.

I hope that this writing will help you in deciding your next life decision. That is to obey or dis-obey God’s command.

God loves you and bless you all.

Have a blessed day.

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The Good Shepherd

English Version
The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd walks in front of his sheep
Leads his sheep to a still water
To the pasture of green grass he brings his sheep
The Good Shepherd protects his sheep from the threat of death

The Good Shepherd knows each one of his sheep
His sheep also know who their shepherd is and they know his voice
The Good Shepherd will never let even one of his sheep to go astray
He will go and look for it till it found

In the Shepherd embrace the sheep found rest
The Good Shepherd will lift his sheep from the world weight and freedom from sin.
The Good Shepherd’s sheep should not worry or afraid of anything.
Since the Good Shepherd will always be on guard for them.

Even, The Good Shepherd has given his life for his sheep.

Who is this Good Shepherd?

He is Jesus Christ the SON of the living GOD.

Indonesian Version
Gembala yang Baik

Gembala yang baik berjalan di depan domba-dombanya
Membimbing domba-dombanya ke air yang tenang
Ke padang rumput yang hijau dibawanya domba-dombanya
Gembala yang baik melindungi dombanya dari bahaya maut yang mengancam

Gembala yang baik mengenal satu persatu domba-dombanya
Dombanya pun mengenal siapakah gembalanya dan mengenal suaranya.
Gembala yang baik tidak akan pernah membiarkan satupun dari dombanya untuk hilang.
Dia akan pergi mencarinya sampai didapatkannya kembali

Di dalam pelukan Gembala yang baik domba-dombanya menemukan ketenangan.
Gembala yang baik akan memberikan penghiburan dan kelepasan kepada domba-dombanya yang ada di dalam kesesakan dan himpitan dosa.
Domba-domba dari Gembala yang baik tidak perlu merasa kuatir ataupun takut
Karena Gembala yang baik akan selalu menjaga domba-dombanya.

Bahkan, Gembala yang baik telah rela mengorbankan nyawanya demi domba-dombanya.

Siapakah dia Gembala yang baik itu?

Dialah Yesus Kristus Anak Allah yang Hidup.

(picture taken from http://www.meridianmagazine.com)

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