Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil(I) in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Psalm 51: 1-17
Sunday, October 25, 2009
"...and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. - Psalm 37: 3-6"
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death penalty.
That was then the "worst" death. Only the worst
criminals could die like Jesus. And with Jesus things were worst, because not
all the criminals condemned to death could receive nails on their hands and
Of course, nails... Big nails! Each was 15 a 20 cm long, with
a point of 6 cm. Another point was sharp.
The nails were craved into the pulses, and not into the palms,
as we are used to hear. In the pulse, there's a tendon which extends till the
shoulder, and when the nails were being hammered, that tendon broke, obliging
Jesus to reinforce all the muscles of his back, so that he could breath as He
was loosing all the air from his lungs.
In this way, He was forced to support Himself onto the nail
craved in his feet, which was bigger than those craved into his pulses, for
both feet were craved together. And, as his feet could not endure for long
time without tearing, Jesus was forced to alternate that "cycle" so
that He could breath.
Jesus endured that reality over 3 hours.
Yes, over 3 hours! Long time, isn't it? Few minutes before He
died, Jesus was not bleeding anymore.
He was simply pouring water from his cuts and holes.
When we imagine Him injured, we only picture Him with injuries,
but it is not enough; His wounds were true holes, made in his body.
He had no more blood to bleed, He only poured water.
Human body is composed by near 3.5 litres of blood (for
Jesus poured all 3.5 litres of his blood; He had three nails
hammered into his members; a crown of thorns on his had and, beyond that,
a Roman soldier who nailed a spear into his chest.
All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying
his own cross for almost 2 kilometres, while the crowd spat on his face and
throwed stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher
part, where his hands were nailed).
Jesus had to pass all this experience, so that you can have
free access to God.
So that your sins could be "washed". All of them,
with no exception! Don't ignore this situation. HE DIED FOR YOU!. For you,
who now read this e-mail. Do not believe that He only died for others (those
who go to the church or for pastors, bishops, etc).
He died for you! It is easy to pass jokes or foolish
photos by e-mail, but when it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed
to forward to others because you are worried on what they may think about
Accept the reality, the truth that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION
FOR THE WORLD.
God has plans for you, show all your friends what He
experienced to save you. Now think on this! May God bless your life!
60 seconds with God...
During 60 seconds, leave whatsoever your doing and seize this
opportunity! Let's see if satan can stop this.
All you have to do is:
1. Simply pray for the person who sent this message to you: Lord,
you better know the life of _________. I ask You to bless him/her in all
realms and make him/her prospering. Take care of his/her family, his/her
health, his/her work and all his/her plans for this year. Lead him/her not
into temptation, but deliver him/her from evil. In Jesus' name, amen.
2.Then, send this message to 10 people.
3. Once, 10 people will pray for you and you will make that
many people pray to God for other people.
4. Think a moment and appreciate the power of God in your
life, for doing what pleases Him.
If you are not ashamed in doing this, please, follow Jesus'
instructions. He said (Matthew 10:33): "But whosoever shall deny me
before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven".
If you are not ashamed, send this message... Only if you
believe in Him.
Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my saviour.
He keeps me alive day and night.
Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him "I can do all
things through Christ which strengtheneth me". Philippians 4:13.
This is the simply proof. If you love God and your are not
ashamed for all things He has done for you, send this to all those you love.
My Dear Brother / Sister,
You are always remembered in my prayers.
Also keep me and my family in your prayers
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Cov"e*nant\ (k?v"?-nant), n. [OF. covenant, fr. F. & OF. convenir to agree, L. convenire. See Convene.]
1. A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant. --1 Sam. xviiii. 3. Let there be covenants drawn between us. --Shak. If we conclude a peace, It shall be with such strict and severe covenants As little shall the Frenchmen gain thereby. --Shak.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant." He [Wharton] was born in the days of the Covenant, and was the heir of a covenanted house. --Macaulay.
3. (Theol.) The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience, repentance, faith, etc. I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. --Gen. xvii. 7.
4. A solemn compact between members of a church to maintain its faith, discipline, etc.
5. (Law) (a) An undertaking, on sufficient consideration, in writing and under seal, to do or to refrain from some act or thing; a contract; a stipulation; also, the document or writing containing the terms of agreement. (b) A form of action for the violation of a promise or contract under seal.
Syn: Agreement; contract; compact; bargain; arrangement; stipulation.
Usage: Covenant, Contract, Compact, Stipulation. These words all denote a mutual agreement between two parties. Covenant is frequently used in a religious sense; as, the covenant of works or of grace; a church covenant; the Solemn League and Covenant. Contract is the word most used in the business of life. Crabb and Taylor are wrong in saying that a contract must always be in writing. There are oral and implied contracts as well as written ones, and these are equally enforced by law. In legal usage, the word covenant has an important place as connected with contracts. A compact is only a stronger and more solemn contract. The term is chiefly applied to political alliances. Thus, the old Confederation was a compact between the States. Under the present Federal Constitution, no individual State can, without consent of Congress, enter into a compact with any other State or foreign power. A stipulation is one of the articles or provisions of a contract.
The first four books of the New Testament, which tell the life story of Jesus and explain the significance of his message. Gospel means “good news” — in this case, the news of the salvation made possible by the death and Resurrection of Jesus. The four Gospels are attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
The rising of Jesus from the tomb after his death; a central and distinctive belief of the Christian faith. The Gospels state that after Jesus was crucified and lay in a tomb between Friday evening and Sunday morning, he rose, in body as well as in spirit, and appeared alive to his followers. His resurrection is the basis for the Christian belief that not only Jesus but all Christians will triumph over death. Christians celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.