Tag: Jesus Christ

If you saw Christ standing beside you

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

“Intimate Letters on Personal Problems”

Scripture says of Moses, that “he endured as seeing Him who is invisible!” Hebrews 11:27. That is, Moses always remembered that God was right beside him, his friend to help him–and this made him strong. He did not actually see God–but it was as if he saw Him. That is, he realized the divine presence in all of his life.

If you saw Christ standing beside you all the time–it would not be hard for you to keep sweet, or to keep control of your temper and speech.

Well, Christ IS beside you–just as really as He was beside Mary when she sat at His feet in Bethany, or beside Peter and the other disciples as they walked together over the hills of Judea and Galilee. What you need, is to realize this fact.

We know that Jesus is present with us all the time, at every moment, by day or by night. He is closer than any human friend can be to us. Indeed, we are to practice His presence–that is, we are to live all the time, as if we actually saw Him!

You must remember that Christ is always besides you, not only to see you–but to help you, as your truest and best Friend!

by J.R. Miller

 

The Messiah Of The Hidden Scrolls

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Most Jewish people don’t believe in Yeshua, Jesus because they’re taught it’s not Jewish to believe in a Messiah who dies for sins. But in recent years, a text in one of the Dead Sea scrolls, kept hidden from the public, came to light. It’s called text “4Q285”. It says of the Messiah, “They will kill the prince of the people.” In other words, it’s Jewish to believe in a Messiah who was killed. The Dead Sea scroll continues, “They will kill the prince of the people with hallal”. Hallal is the same word found in Isaiah 53 where it is written, “He was pierced through for our transgressions.” The word pierced through is hallal. The scroll, hidden in the Judean desert for 2000 years and then from the public for another 40 years, declared that Messiah would be killed in the same manner as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53 – through piercings. Even the Dead Sea Scrolls bear witness to this fact: the Messiah actually did give His life for you, and there is only one way to respond to this fact – live your life for His glory.

Today’s Mission – Live this day in a manner worthy of Him who suffered for your sins and gave His life for your salvation.

by Jonathan Cahn