But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
This is the Strong’s Greek Concordance Number: 5043 Transliteration: teknon Phonetic Spelling: (tek’-non) Definition: anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission.
In this particular scripture the word children means anyone living in full dependence on the heavenly Father, i.e. fully (willingly) relying upon the Lord in glad submission. Continue reading →
12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
From the time Christ was here and came to bring the pure undiluted and perfect gospel, man himself has set out, even if unintentionally to dissect and dilute it.
Through the years there have become thousands of different beliefs on not only religion, but also the gospel itself. Churches continue to split even now in regards to what they want to believe is the truth. Continue reading →
Today in our small group we discussed the story at the beginning of Acts 5 where Ananias and Sapphira attempted to deceive the Holy Spirit and fell dead. It was a good lesson and there were many comments of discussion.
I wanted to write today because this very thing ties so closely with what I have been writing about. Ananias and Sapphira were tares or counterfeit Christians. How do I know this? Because their hearts were revealed and their hearts were not turned towards the Father, but that Satan had filled their hearts.
Picture the scene from Apple Cider Rules when a couple came to look over the children at the orphanage to find a child. All the children made sure that day they looked their best. They tried to not hope too much that they would be chosen. There was always a huge possibility of disappointment. As the children grew older their chances of being chosen grew slim and many became adults having never been chosen, always to be orphans.
Strongs Concordance Number:3153 Transliteration: mataiotés Phonetic Spelling: (mat-ah-yot’-ace) Definition: vanity, emptiness, unreality, purposelessness, ineffectiveness, instability, frailty; false religion. Aimlessness due to lacking purpose or any meaningful end.
On Monday we talked about the scripture Romans 8:19 and how all of creation is waiting eagerly for the sons of God to be revealed. This holding pattern that we are all placed in until that time is described by the author with the word futility. All of creation is in a futile (unreal, purposeless, ineffective, fragile) period of time waiting on the sons of God to be revealed. Continue reading →
19) All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are.
Monday Meditations are designed to get you to thinking about scriptures that you may have not previously thought much about. It is to hopefully get you to meditating on a particular scripture for the entire week. I think this week you may ponder this one for some time.
The world that we know today is not what was originally created prior to the fall of man. We cannot comprehend the way creation was because we have no form of reference. All that we know is what we have seen and experienced in our lifetime. Continue reading →
9) There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. 10) He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11) He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, 13) who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.