The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

How Thick is Your Bubble?

I was reading about the "Boy in the Bubble" an amazing story from the 1970s. I always thought that this was a fairy tale story, but surprisingly it is a true story and very controversial also.
As I was thinking about the life of this poor boy who lived in that bubble and the fear he developed later as he grew  older, got me to think...

Unfortunately many of us built a bubble around our selves and don't realize that as we grow older, the bubble gets thicker and thicker and it gets harder and harder to come out of it.

These Bubbles that we live in are built of.....
Neediness of others,
Hatefulness, etc.

Galatians 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

A lot of people are comfortable living in their own bubble, and many refuses to come out of it. It is always safe to stay with what you already know. Many times we do this out of ignorance and many times we stay because there is a lot of blackness in our hearts and nothing or no one can make us come out the bubble of bondage.

There are many people that come to Jesus, but they missed the point of the meaning "Accepting Jesus" they  don't grasp the reality of having Jesus in their lives, many take this very lightly, which is wrong because Jesus is our eternal destiny.

Romans 5:21
so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord

What "Coming to Jesus" mean to us?....It means...
The forgiveness of our sins.
The beginning of our Relation Ship with Jesus.
The chance of getting to know Jesus.
Our way to the Father.
Getting our name in the Book of Life.

What about the meaning of "To Be Born Again" (what's that mean)
Your sins have been forgiven,
You are white as snow,
You are a new person,
You have joy in your heart,
You have love for everyone in your hearts,
The ticket to our eternal life,
You had gotten one more chance.

If we understand all these things...Why are we still in our Bubble and Why our Bubble is getting thicker?
The greatest Commandment Jesus has giving us in the New Testament is...

Mathew 22:37
Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your [fn] mind.' 

Where God is, there is Freedom!! Jesus came to this world to freed us from our sins (the bubble) with Him all things are possible, lets trust Jesus in all things. He can help us to get out of our addictions, problems, attitudes, and everything that is hindering our walk with Him.
I believe that where is Love there is not room for things of this world.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

What's Beauty?

What do you imagine when you hear the word "Beauty"?
The colors of the rainbow? The fragrance of a garden? The sunset? The sunrise? Movie actresses? Models?

Most of the time we apply the term only in describing physical attractiveness. But there are so much more to genuine beauty than that!

The world is becoming more and more concerned about the way people look, than what's really inside of a person. These days, looks are more important than wisdom, morals, inside beauty and fear for the Lord.
Many people worry about buying brand clothes, brand purses, brand shoes, etc. most of the time, people spend the money they don't have and do the impossible to get those brand clothes.
All because they have the wrong idea of what Beauty is!

Remember physical beauty is temporary, material beauty is temporary, surgical beauty is temporary.

The real and eternal Beauty is the one that exalts the mind and the spirit and can only come from God.
We are made Beautiful by Christ's perfect love for us. Love made visible in the beauty of the Cross.
As we consider that love, the Holy Spirit shapes our hearts and makes it beautiful and we become more like Jesus Christ in love and service (that is Beauty).

Proverbs 31:30
Charm [is] deceitful and beauty [is] passing, But a woman [who] fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

1 Peter 3:4
rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Signs of the End

Why be scared? Why be confused? Why make up stories? Why pray to idols?
Don't you know it's the end of the world? Don't you know the DAY is approaching?

Many are scared, many are ignoring the signs, many are just too stubborn, many have hardened their hearts.

Well...I used to be one of those people.
I remember when I was in El Salvador going through that horrible civil war.
One night my mom, my sister and I were the only ones in the house (my brother had been killed days before)
we were experiencing a big storm with lighting and thunder and my mom kept saying,"God is punishing us for this war" and all of a sudden one of the lighting hit this big electrical transformer on the post and the whole thing caught on fire right in front of our house, we were scared to death, we just sat in front of the window in the dark, staring at the electrical transformer on fire. My mom kept saying how angry God must be with us.

At that time, I was 18 or 19 years old and I didn't have any relation ship with God and didn't know why Jesus had died on the cross. I knew of them but I had never been close to them.
That is why at that time I couldn't understand why these things were happening. I couldn't understand why my dear brother had to die and I couldn't understand why brother was against brother.

I'd been saved since 1993, and as my relation ship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit grows, I get to understand more and more why these things are happening. As I get closer to God, the Holy Spirit reveals more things to me.
Now I know why these events are taking place and why it's getting worse instead of getting better.
I'm not scared to death any more. "I have the hope of Salvation", and I can't wait for Jesus to return.
I know that we are going to experience some of the pain that the end will bring, BUT I don't think that we,  "followers of Christ" will see the wrath of God. I believe that we are going to see the signs....Just don't be afraid or surprised for what's to come...because all these disasters, wars and the persecution of Christians, it's just the beginning of the end.

If you are not sure what to do to be safe from the wrath of God that is at can either visit a church to learn more of what's to come, or read God's word (Bible).
God wants us to know all the things that are coming. He had made it very easily for us to interpret the signs.

Do Not Be Afraid....Just Be Prepared!

Luke 21:25-28
"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;26-men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27-Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.28-Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."

Roman 5:9
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, [even] Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10
For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10-who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oh God Help Us!!

Oh God help me to understand the things that don't make any sense to me.

This past Saturday May 1, my cousin's daughter hanged her self, she was 20 years old.
All I know is that she had some health problems (seizures) and depression, she was under doctors care, but my cousin never thought that her daughter will hang her self.

I pray to the Lord that He will bring peace to my cousin's heart.
I pray that the Lord will send His angels to comfort the whole family.

Please, pray for my cousin in this time of need.