Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Stench and His love

Trapped in the mire,
Bogged by indecision,
all around me
still i desire to go ,
I trudge and grope around...
I cant find my way,
I ... think Im Lost....

It begins to rain,
I cant run... in fact Im now sinking
Slowly but surely,
I try calling out but my voice is lost..
soon hailstones from above
begin to rain on me,
It feels like 1000 blows raining on me simultaneously,
Im in pain....Im hurting
I feel like crying
I feel dejected,despondent,
Im sinking in the doldrums.....
all around me is thorny,
It feels like many sharp broke bottles are there
pricking my torso
and my feet are giving way

The Wrath of God vis-a-vis the Grace of God

"In order to fully grasp the grace of God , we must understand the wrath of God!" - Temwani Weche

This was a quote my friend told me recently and it just blew my mind.

this has no direct scripture reference(quote) but its a conclusion made when you synthesize it as part of the whole counsel of God's word. IN the OT God dealt with guys hapo na hapo ...when Adam sinned his wrath was aroused and it had to be satisfied.

All the levitical sacrifices merely pacified him(the sins were atoned for) until Christ came and introduced grace and when he died on the cross, he became our propitiatory sacrifice and God's was totally satisfied (past,present and future sins) were catered for.

Now this is grace because what U and I deserve is Death, his wrath but then he gives us his unmerited favor and extends MERCY so that we are declared, righteous...blameless even when we sin, hence the doctrine of eternal security.

When U read Revelation as from chapter 15 and u see judgment, u see how awful and how bad his wrath is and what kind of business will be going on there esp. chapter 16...

The Veracity of the Bible.

The Unity of scripture.

A collection of 66 individual books, written on three continents, in three different languages, over a period of approximately 1500 years, by more than 40 authors who came from many walks of life, the Bible remains one unified book from beginning to end without contradiction. This unity is unique from all other books and is evidence of the divine origin of the words which God moved men to record.

Prophecy in Scripture.

The Bible contains hundreds of detailed prophecies relating to the future of individual nations including Israel, certain cities, and mankind....even upto today as i type this content..scripture is being fulfilled right in front of us. Prophecies concern the coming the Messiah, the Savior of all who would believe in Him. Unlike the prophecies found in other religious books or those by men such as Nostradamus, biblical prophecies are extremely detailed. There are over 300 prophecies concerning Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. Not only was it foretold where He would be born and His lineage, but also how He would die and that He would rise again. There simply is no logical way to explain the fulfilled prophecies in the Bible other than by divine origin. There is no other religious book with the extent or type of predictive prophecy that the Bible contains.

Divine Origin.

Its unique authority and power is simply amazing. While this evidence is more subjective than the first two, it is no less a powerful testimony of the divine origin of the Bible. The Bible’s authority is unlike any other book ever written. This authority and power are best seen in the way countless lives have been transformed by the supernatural power of God’s Word. Drug addicts have been cured by it, homosexuals set free by it, derelicts and deadbeats transformed by it, hardened criminals reformed by it, sinners rebuked by it, and hate turned to love by it. The Bible does possess a dynamic and transforming power that is only possible because it is truly God’s Word.