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'Christ in You...'

    by Dale Krebbs

July 26, 2015

Your body are created by God. You were knit together in your mother's womb by an awsome God, who had a long range purpose for creating you. Your body was not given to you to keep you from something, or to hold you back from accomplishing God's purpose for your live, but move you forward toward the purpose for which you were created. We are His workmanship, and He knows your birth, your past, present, and - your future. If you belong to Him through Jesus Christ, your future is indescribably wonderful. But many, for the present time, are living a life in the body that is anything…  ( Click for more )

There is one thing that God cannot do - not now, not forever. It is impossible for Him. Since He is eternal past and future, and nothing can prevent His will, then it follows that there is nothing He cannot do. However, He is prevented from doing something that even He cannot change. He cannot do it because of His divine nature. His holiness makes it impossible to do. Can you imagine such a thing - something that the almighty God cannot do? Since God is God most Christians would believe that He can do anything since He is almighty, omnipotent, all-powerful, holy, and everywhere…  ( Click for more )

July 12, 2015

Why? To a large extent this is caused by so many conflicting messages, doctrines, beliefs, etc., and the example set by nominal Christians. Many set bad examples in claiming to be living a Christian life without evidence of bearing the fruit of it. Many non-Christians are simple weary of the maze while attempting to sort it all out. Often they see and hear only the tares. (They seem to make the most noise). In situations such as this, God the Father will cause those who are called to His Son to be drawn to Him, regardless of the confusion. God knows who are to be His, regardless…  ( Click for more )

July 5, 2015

Over the past year, there has been many calls and requests for the people of God to pray for peace - peace in the world, in the nation, for the deliverance of those suffering from poverty, famine, and especially those who are suffering terrible persecution. Hopefully, these prayers will continue. They must continue and be answered for there to be genuine hope for the nation and the world. There is reason to be hopeful. Hope is one of the gifts of grace given to Christians in every era. Hope is one of the gifts of grace given to the people of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13).…  ( Click for more )

June 28, 2015

We all know what light is - it is a brightness that eliminates darkness. If it were not for light the world, the universe would be such utter darkness it would be indescribable. Most of the world would rather be in the light rather than in the dark, no matter where they are. Light enables the function of almost all things. Including you and me. There is a light that illuminates even when it is present in the brightest of physical light. But the light of this world is darkness, and has always been until Jesus came and revealed the real light of truth. Jesus Himself is the light…  ( Click for more )

June 21, 2015

When you become a believer in Jesus Christ as your Savior, the guilt of your past sin that condemned you is blotted out by the shed blood of Christ. Now, the Holy Spirit begins to live in you, and begins a new creation - a new you! While you are in the flesh, the Holy Spirit begins to cleanse you of every sinful tendency by the shed blood of Jesus - sinful thoughts, sinful mind images, words and actions that are unholy. Wrong sights and images that your eyes have seen in the past, that are unholy and sinful are made to be as if they never were. Your guilt is now gone because…  ( Click for more )

June 14, 2015

Some time ago, this writer asked the question, "whatever happened to repentance?" Is it here yet? There are times in every Christian's life when a self-analysis of spiritual status is not only advisable, but very necessary. Since that time, there continues to be a strange silence and reluctance to talk - or even to use the word repentance. But we all must give top priority to self-analysis concerning our spiritual condition and status with Jesus Christ. We must realize that perhaps it is later than we think. It's time. It's time for individuals. It is…  ( Click for more )

June 7, 2015

As Christians, we have, in order to become Christians, been deeply convicted of our past sins. Also, as Christians, we need to be convicted of our forgiveness as well as our sins. Do you KNOW that you have been forgiven? Some of us have trouble accepting and believing that we have been forgiven. It may be due to the memories in our heart and mind of our sinful past that causes us have a very difficult time with their past that hinders our spiritual growth, peace of mind, and can even distort our view of life in general. Much of this problem involves forgiving the old self.…  ( Click for more )

May 31, 2015

Your Times Just before He ascends to heaven after His resurrection, Jesus has some final words to answer the question asked of Him concerning His return. What He said must have been more than a little discouraging, even shocking to His disciples. Jesus is asked when He would set up the Kingdom and restore Israel to its former prominence. They perhaps assumed that since He is about to ascend to the Father, He (Jesus) must be about to set up the Kingdom of God on earth: "So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom…  ( Click for more )

May 24, 2015

"But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters..." - 2 Timothy 3:1-2 Many places where many earn their livelihood have become virtual battle zones. Perhaps you are in one. In our world, it is not necessarily experienced in hostile bodily contact (although it has happened), but mostly psychological.…  ( Click for more )

May 17, 2015

If you are a Christian, your life has been, predestined, ordered, directed, guided. You are cared for, guarded, and provided for. You have been begotten and will eventually be born His child and live eternally. There is one condition: all this is true, IF you "believe" in Jesus Christ, which means you believe that He lives, that He died for you personally, and you have now surrendered your life to Him: "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to,…  ( Click for more )

May 10, 2015

God will not interfere in our decisions regarding our lives. Regardless of the wisdom or lack of it, the Lord will not subvert a man who is determined to live a certain way. "But though He causes grief, yet will He be moved to compassion according to the multitude of His loving-kindness and tender mercy. For He does not willingly and from His heart afflict or grieve the children of men. To trample and crush underfoot all the prisoners of the earth, To turn aside and deprive a man of his rights before the face of the Most High or a superior [acting as God’s representative],…  ( Click for more )

May 3, 2015

Pray For God's Word Have you ever felt that your prayers are somewhat repetitous, when it seems that your prayers seem to have turned to rituals that are repeated over and over? Please understand that prayer about the same issues every day, etc. is not repetitous in a bad sense. However, if essentially every word gets to be the same, the repetition may not be the best way to approach the issue you have been praying about. The Bible speaks abouit those who through "vain repetition" may not be getting the attention of God is desired. Perhaps changing your wording, or adding…  ( Click for more )

April 26, 2015

"If you forgive anyone anything, I too forgive that one; and what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sakes in the presence [and with the approval] of Christ (the Messiah), To keep Satan from getting the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his wiles and intentions." - 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 One of the most subtle tricks of Satan is to take advantage of a situation wherein one has repented of sin which has now been forgiven by God, and yet others who know the individual find it difficult to blot out of their minds personal thoughts…  ( Click for more )

April 19, 2015

"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." - John 15:7-8 (NIV) Many have been disheartened by this verse, as they claim Jesus' promise that whatever they ask of Him will be given to them. They have not received that which they asked for... Why? It is easy not to see that there are conditions to receiving whatever we ask of Him. What He is saying does not constitute a "blank check" for whatever we might desire.…  ( Click for more )

April 12, 2015

Have you ever been stunned, amazed, and shocked with a scene of what God has created in His creation? I have - even to tears. Some "ordinary" sights around us are so beautiful, and, if we allow, can glorify our God in our hearts and minds, inspire us, encourage us, instill joyful and thankful attitudes and feeling of love and admiration to the God who made it all - and who has made us. Just upon seeing an unusually spectacular sunset, a cloud formation, or even the sky. Many dwell in areas and conditions in which a sunset is seldom if ever seen. It is amazing how few…  ( Click for more )

Without understanding how God works with us (not against us), our lives can be cluttered with doubt and confusion, when we do not understand how God works out His will in us. What seems to be unanswered prayer can wreck and make havoc of our lives. The starting point for understanding unanswered prayers is remembering that over all, and above all things, circumstances, or other people, God loves us! Actually, His love is so great for that it is difficult to understand it. This is so very important to keep in mind when life send us a totally inapprehensible circumstance or event.…  ( Click for more )

March 29, 2015

"Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” - Luke 24:44 - (NASB) Here Jesus states plainly that He is spoken of in the Psalms, as well as in the Law and the Prophets, and everything that is spoken of Him there, must be fulfilled. Also, there are many preferences to other events in the future as well. Prophecies are made concerning conditions in the last days, things to take place during the thousand year…  ( Click for more )

March 22, 2015

There are many statements and combinations of words in the New Testament that can conjure up fear, worry, and feelings of dread. Certainly more than can be addressed in this article. However, there are seven words, according to at least several translations, that must be some of the most dreaded and feared of all recorded words spoken by anyone in the Bible. They were spoken by Jesus Christ. And He spoke them as the words that He will speak in the future to a group of people who stand before Him to receive His judgment of their works as followers of Him. Probably most Christians…  ( Click for more )

March 15, 2015

In the English language, there are words that refer to an action that are called "action verbs". There are others that do call for action, but only in a state of mind or intent of the mind. 1 Corinthians 13 is a word picture of what love looks like in action. The love that Paul describes is an action verb. Otherwise, it becomes dead and inactive as far is relationships are concerned: As the Apostle Paul describes it: "If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired…  ( Click for more )

March 8, 2015

Do you feel discouraged concerning what you believed was a calling on your life? If you are dedicated to living out the calling on your life, there will be times of testing your will to go on. Perhaps you feel discouraged, disheartened. And even wonder if what you have believed that Jesus put on your heart is a mistake. Perhaps you now feel you were overly zealous, and misread the calling. You feel weak and discouraged. And you wonder if you should have begun. Perhaps it was just a vain idea or wishful thinking. An over-zealous enthusiasm brought on by the joy of your salvation.…  ( Click for more )

March 1, 2015

Much of Christianity today seems to have accepted a subtle form of complacency as being spirituality. Not as is traditionally referred to, but more of a comfortable Christianity. As long as the majority jump through the acceptable loops, perform the acceceptable performances, it is declared all is well. Form and ceremony is all that is basically required to be declared to be acceptable performance that can be considered a healthy condition. "Acceptable" is the instrument of measure. Acceptable attendance, acceptable lifestyle, acceptable demeanor, acceptable monetary…  ( Click for more )

February 22, 2015

Once upon a time long ago in the hills of the deep South, a woman had a mission - a personal, self-appointed calling. She traveled from neighborhood to neighborhood, from hillside to hillside with a message. A message for everyone she came in contact with. Her message she had set to the music of her voice. To every farmhouse, every little community, to every individual she would meet, she sang the same refrain: "...let your light shine, where you are; let your light shine WHERE YOU ARE..." - over and over where ever she traveled, she sang over and over: "let your…  ( Click for more )

February 15, 2015

In 1 Corinthians 13 the Apostle Paul describes what the love of God looks like in action. Perhaps we seldom think of Paul's dissertation about love in 1 Corinthians 13 as being dangerous. How could this be so, in a section of scripture perhaps unmatched in beauty, so direct, so convicting, and - so convicting of all of us if we are honest with ourselves. How could a human being ever do these things (and not do certain other things), and survive in our modern world! If one were to live - REALLY LIVE - this way, one would not survive very long. Many would say, this can…  ( Click for more )

February 8, 2015

When someone comes to Jesus for salvation and eternal life, it is only because the Father has drawn them. It is not an act of the will of the person, although the Holy Spirit has initiated a desire to believe in Jesus. Knowing this can often be comforting when we are praying for someone. It is God the Father who leads someone to Christ for salvation. This is the source of much frustration, and a sore trial of the faith for those who persevered for so long without witnessing the salvation of a loved one, a friend - an enemy. There have been many times when someone has prayed for…  ( Click for more )

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