The Seed

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. Genesis 3:15

The very first prophecy of the coming of the Christ (Messiah) was here in Genesis. When sin has entered into the world, causing death and suffering, God already had his redemption plan. This began the war between God and Satan, you are part of that war whether you want to believe it or not. You will either be victors through Jesus Christ or another casualty of Satan

The word enmity means hostility, this is why the world is Anti-Christ. Satan is ruler of this current world (Ephesians 2, John 12) Satan hates Jesus because he is ultimately under his authority. That’s why this world will never be truly accepting of the pure gospel or the Holy Spirit

The Seed mentioned here is Jesus Christ, God becoming flesh (John 1:14) to save us from our sins. However the way Jesus defeated Satan and death was unexpected. The prophecy of Isaiah 53 was missed by many, and therefor when the Christ came to Earth, they knew him not

But that Seed, the Christ (Messiah) fulfilled all things. He paid the penalty for our sins and overcame the grave! Satan is now powerless to those who are Born Again in Christ. We have overcome Sin and Death by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Furthermore The Holy Spirit was sent  and now lives inside the Born Again believers. The same power that resurrected Christ from the grave is now living and breathing inside his Sheep. While the enmity continues today against Christ and his followers, Satan knows he has been defeated at the cross and his days are numbered

This is a spiritual war we are in, without the Armor of God, you will be devoured by the roaring lion Satan. Get Born Again and filled with the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen!

Fully God and Man

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:6-8

When you think about the birth of Christ, we must first understand and remember that Jesus is fully God and was fully human. This is a concept that can be difficult to grasp, and because of that we see a lot of people making the mistake of either making Jesus just human or just divine, but he was both

Understanding this, we must remember that Jesus is eternal (Revelation 1:8). Jesus actually created all thing (Colossians 1:16, John 1:3) Jesus was there in the beginning with the Father and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26) So when we celebrate or think about our Saviors birth , we must understand that Jesus being eternal, decided to lower himself to become human, so he could die for our sins

When you understand this concept, the amazing love and sacrifice that Christ displayed towards, even when we were still in rebellion against him. How can you fathom a God , who cared enough about his people, to die for them and then adopt them as his children!

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11

This is why we worship Jesus Christ, because he is God in the flesh, that actually came down to die for our sins. Its says Every Knee will bow not just in Heaven but also on Earth and under the Earth (Hell). Yes even the demons will bow down to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Understand this, the birth of Christ was for you! There is no other act in humanity that can surpass what Jesus did for you and me! Amen!

Happy Thanksgiving

When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things. When it was already quite late, His disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and it is already quite late; Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat. Mark 6:34-36

As we eat our Thanksgiving feast this year with your family, lets reflect on another large feast that happened. However this had different circumstances. There was about 5,000 people who came to hear Jesus teaching, and it began to get late. These people have traveled far distances with children, and are all very hungry at this point

But He answered them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?” Mark 6:37

The disciples initial reaction was to send everyone away to get their own food. But notice Jesus response “You give them something to Eat!” The disciples response is “It would take a years salary to feed all these people”, but Jesus knew God would provide

And He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” And He commanded them all to sit down by groups on the green grass. They sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties. Mark 6:38-40

Jesus question to the disciples is “What do you got?” They responded he only had 5 loaves and 2 fish, which by our human standard we would say this is impossible to feed 5 thousand people. But Jesus response is “Sit Down”!  Jesus is saying Sit down God has got this!

And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, Mark 6:41-42

Notice Jesus took the food and blessed it! And the little bit of food they had was multiplied, God provides! God took what little food they had to offer and used it to feed the masses!

This Thanksgiving before you eat, remember to Thank God for all he has provided so he can bless what you have to fulfill your needs in Jesus Name Amen!

Thank God

Can we ever truly appreciate anything if we are not thankful? I don’t believe so, its almost like the spoiled rich kid who never had a want, they never appreciated anything because they never had to yearn for anything. And even though they were filled with materialistic desires, they were never satisfied and never thankful

Born Again Christians are thankful for Jesus Christ because they understood they were dead in their sins. We are thankful because we understand that we could never earn our own salvation and we never deserved Gods mercy, but Christ gave us grace anyway

Thank God for everything, for your life, for your family, for the very hairs on your head and the breath in your lungs. Most importantly Thank God for our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!

The Mystery of Christ

Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, Romans 16:25

The mystery of the coming of the Messiah has been a mystery since the beginning of the world. Think about that, when Christ was creating the world he already was planning on saving the world. God had a redemption plan before you were even born, Satan was already defeated before he even began!

Make notice that even though God had his redemption plan since the beginning, Satan had no clue about this mystery. Throughout history Satan tried to kill the Messiah. He tried to kill Joseph, Moses, David, Elijah, ect. Satan had no clue who God would make the Messiah, and he failed miserably at trying to kill off the sacred line that would produce the Messiah

But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: Romans 16:26

Throughout the scriptures God fortold about the coming of the Messiah. There are over 300 prophecies that were fulfilled by Jesus Christ. Even though Satan had this knowledge he still couldn’t solve the mystery of the Messiah.

Messiah came as nobody would have ever predicted. He was born in a stable, to some poor young couple. He didn’t arrive in a palace from a royal family. He had no worldly wealth or worldly status, however Jesus is God in the flesh who came to save the world

It wasn’t until Jesus willingly laid down his life as the Lamb of God until it was Finished!

Divisions

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Romans 16:17

As the old saying goes “Divide and conquer”. Satans strategy against the body of Christ is to divide the body of Christ. And if you look at the state of the Church today, hes done a good job. There are over 40,000 different denominations and spinoffs of Christianity. When you go on social media, Christians spend way more time arguing with each other than evangelizing to non-believers and skeptics

Jesus said a kingdom divided will not stand (Mark 3:24) The ironic thing is the Apostle Paul teaches those who are causing division in the Church, get rid of them! As Jesus taught about the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13) Satan is going to plan some Tares in your Church. This is why its crucial for a healthy Church to have good leadership.

For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:18

So how do we know who the Wheat and Tares are in the Church? Well Jesus said “They will be known by the Fruit they produce “ (Matthew 7:16) As the Apostle Paul teachers here, there agenda is not to serve Christ but to serve themselves. If somebody is bringing in personal and hidden agendas into the Church, that contradict the Word of God, get rid of them!

The problem today with the Church is we care more about numbers than we do about discipleship. All pastors care about is how many seats are filled rather than who is actually sitting in those seats. The reality is, the Church is the body of Christ that are Born Again Believers , its set Apart from the walking dead

There’s a time to Evangelize and there’s a time for the body to worship together! Don’t allow Satan to corrupt your Church!

Love Your Neighbor

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Romans 15:1-2

If you have been a Born Again Christian for awhile, you have probably made some mistakes growing through your faith and have been corrected, rebuked, or edified by the Holy Spirit. We need to remember this when we encounter new Christians. They probably don’t know us much scripture as you, they probably haven’t wrestled much with theological ideas, so they are at a different spot in their journey with Christ

We need to remember this and be patient and kind to the entire body of Christ. This can be very difficult at times as we want to “call out” everything we believe Christians are doing wrong. This obviously causes great division among the body quickly, as the Bible states we are to strive to live in peace with everyone

So what can we do? First we should be praying for them, the Holy Spirit is our greatest teacher and can guide anyone to truth. Second we all need to devote time in scripture. If a fellow Christian is behaving in a way that contradicts scripture, then show them the scripture. Let them chew on the scripture and have them come to their conclusion

For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. Romans 15:3

Jesus Christ, our Master, lived a self-sacrificing life. Anything he did was not for his greater good, but for ours. We should live by His example, to show mercy, compassion, and truth. Don’t be a stumbling block for your brothers and sisters. Be strong for them and help them on their path with Christ! Amen!