THE BEGINNING OF JESUS’ SIGNS

THE BEGINNING OF JESUS’ SIGNS

After His baptism, the first public miracle performed by the Lord Jesus was at a wedding in Cana of Galilee where He miraculously turned water into wine. John puts it this way, “This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.” (John 2:11 NKJV).

John wanted us to know that this miraculous work of Jesus was actually a sign, the first of Jesus’ signs. As a sign, it was intended to unveil and convey something spiritual and more significant than the actual miracle…

THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN

THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BRETHREN

Jesus Christ is our perfect example in everything – in love, holiness, humility, longsuffering, self-control, faith, wisdom, power or service. He is God’s perfect standard for us in everything.

There is no other man, living or dead, who is absolutely perfect and worthy to be obeyed, followed and imitated in everything. You are only permitted by God to imitate or follow a spiritual leader as He also imitates or follows the Lord Jesus. Therefore, you must be careful not to imitate any man of God when and where he is not obeying, following or imitating the Lord Jesus Christ…

THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD’S PERSON

THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF GOD’S PERSON

The American Heritage Dictionary defines “a witness” as “one who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced; one who furnishes evidence.”

While it is true that everything God has made is a witness for God, however, in their present state, none of the creation is a perfect witness for God. Why? The disobedience and consequent fall of the first man, Adam, did not only result in the corruption of the entire human race, but also in the corruption of the entire creation of God! Therefore, no creation in its present fallen state is perfectly reflecting God’s true glory, nature, person or character…

THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY

THE RADIANCE OF GOD’S GLORY

Jesus Christ is the ultimate or supreme revelation of God to mankind. “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:9 NKJV). Without any doubt, the patriarchs, saints or prophets of old manifested or reflected God’s glory in varied degrees. God manifested Himself in and through them in diverse and undeniable ways.

When Moses returned from God’s presence after spending forty days and forty nights with God on Mount Sinai, the skin of his face shone, reflecting God’s glory (Exo. 34:29). But, that glory never continued all throughout his life, it gradually diminished and vanished after some time…

STOP PATCHING UP YOUR OLD GARMENT

STOP PATCHING UP YOUR OLD GARMENT

No religion, institution, organization, rehabilitation, or civilization can patch up, improve upon, repair or fix the sinful and selfish nature of man. It is completely corrupt and evil. It can never be improved upon, modified, or made better. Therefore, it has to be put off or changed through the new birth experience.

God’s plan of salvation does not entail patching up, improving upon, mending, or repairing our sin-ridden nature; rather, it entails replacing our sinful nature with His holy nature. Therefore, born-again believers don’t retain their old sinful, corrupt or depraved nature after the new birth experience…

BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED

BE SPIRITUALLY MINDED

While it may not be possible to have a trouble-free voyage across the ocean of life, however, it is possible to have a peace-full voyage in spite of the raging storm of life.

Peace does not necessarily mean an absence of storm, but calmness and tranquility in the midst of storm. The Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated this when He slept in the sinking boat in the midst of a great storm. Jesus would have slept all through the voyage in spite of the tempest if not that He was woken up by his fearful and fretful disciples travelling with Him. This kind of supernatural peace is available to all believers in Christ…

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