John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

1st lesson: DISCIPLESHIP ACCORDING THE HEART OF GOD


DISCIPLESHIP ACCORDING TO THE HEART OF GOD

Jeremiah 3:15“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”  (KJV)

Introduction to the Discipleship according to the Heart of God.  


I do not know what you were expecting on this subjectbut I want to introduce you to something we are all aware of; yet most people do not live according to itI believe it is high time for all of us that who claim to be God’s children return to the Word of God, searching for what Jesus told us to doMany call themselves born again Christiansyet how many of them follow Jesus as He taught the twelve, whom He appointed His apostlesHe told His followers"Follow me, I will make you fishers of men."

Did you ever visualize yourself in the kingdom of God as someone fishing human beings and bringing them into God’s kingdom?

By reading God’s Word we can learn how Jesus chose each one of those that He called to follow him; and He trained them as well. We ought to agree that currently the vast majority of those who call themselves God’s children are far from that kind of ministry, which JESUS taught the twelve disciplesJesus never said that He would train the leadership and the rest of the flock should only faithfully sit in the pews in the church each Sunday to hear the Word of God... being that the duty of each Christian. Every one of us is called to do the same mission that the twelve were doing.

Jesus was sad when He went to the synagogue and saw the lives of those who claimed to be leaders of His people, but who lived merely of appearanceand their spiritual life was actually empty. Jesus trained His followers, in theory and in practice at the same timewhom He nominated DISCIPLESHe made them work alongside with Himthe same job as He did

How many can say today: "In our church everyone learns and works alongside with the pastor going after people to fish them for the kingdom of God"? In the church where you congregate does the vast majority listen only to the powerful messagesor... are they fishing souls into the kingdom of God? ´To disciple´ according to the dictionary is"He who receives teaching from someoneone who learns.”

Now I want to ask you somethingDo you believe that Jesus taught them to fish souls for His kingdom, and just wanted everyone to hear it in theory and believed it? OR do you think Jesus taught it for them to do it as well

Thereforewhat do you think does God expect of you and me? I believe that Jesus expects each of His children to learn the Word, to engage in it and to teach others; making more disciplesDiscipleship after the heart of God is one about whom God declareswith my holy oil I have anointed himWe read this about David that God said: = Ps. 89:20 "I have found David my servantwith my holy oil I have anointed him.”

Speaking about discipleship according to the heart of Godwe intend to address an issue of utmost importance in our days. We will be studying and meditating on the fact how God looks at our behavior to disciple our neighbor with our lives, conducts, our character, acts, gestures and the way we speak; conveying the message that is in our hearts.

You may say in your inner heart, but I am not a leader. Ok, let me ask you something, "How many of the 12 and 500 other followers of Jesus, had any idea at the beginning of what they would do after completion of the training with Jesus? After Pentecost? 

Do you have an idea what God is planning to do through you in the near future? I believe that none of them thought to be an apostle who would eventually have their names inscribed on the wall in heavenIn fact none of us knows what the calling that God will give us particularly.

"How many of the 12 disciples and 500 other followers of Jesus, had any idea at the beginning of what they would do after completion of the training with Jesus?

We know that Jesus said, 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men'. No one receives Jesus to be a leader or disciple maker, and so on. We receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior of our lives; because we recognize we are sinners. But, I doubt that anyone at that time realizes what the future with Christ will bring them... Well we enter a new spiritual kingdom, surely God trains his subjects under the laws of His Kingdom. 

From the moment we are born again we have an identity registered in the kingdom of Heaven; and the Bible tells us that our names are recorded in the Book of Life; and we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. Subjects of the Celestial Kingdom, and now ambassadors here on earth of this kingdom. Is an ambassador a leader? Certainly, he leads the nation's representation that he represents. Having understood this, we will see in the dictionaries that leadership and disciple maker has the same description; and we will talk about it later.

Now do people who live with us see God within our lives? In the way we express ourselves in every manner is it directed to the obedience of Godor our own understandingAn ambassador can beactive or inactive, faithful or unfaithful, trustworthy or unworthyGod gives us a choice to accept JESUS as Lord and Savior of your lifeand God gives us free will to choose whether we want to represent faithfully his kingdom as ambassadors here. 

Does God assess each child / student in His KingdomI believe soAnd ifGod would evaluated us in this moment, what would the sentence be that he would use to describe us? 

The Bible tells us that God looks at us and evaluates our conduct. David was a shepherda young man who was at home taking care of his father's animals in the fieldHe played his harptook care of the sheepbut he had a behavior that was observed by the Most HighGod watches every human being, nothing escapes the sight of our God.

Till the next lesson, until then may the Lord bless you beyond comprehension. 

A. PENNER PUBLISHING.
 Discipleship according the heart of God
ISBN NUMBER:  978-0-9881063-2-1
Mrs. Antonina Penner.



Friday, April 14, 2017

The Real meaning of Eastor

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

I read a message on the site  below. You can click on it or read it below as I will state it here. I felt touched by the Lord to share it with you.  If I may ask you: Do you know the real meaning of Easter? What do you celebrate every year at this time when the Christians celebrate Easter??

Please read the message below, and share it with your friends.  Be blessed as you read. 
http://www1.cbn.com/devotions/real-meaning-easter


The Real Meaning of Easter


The best way to understand the real meaning of Easter would be from Jesus. The real meaning is a three word answer ... the new covenant.

The New Covenant
Jesus had come in town for the Passover celebration and was getting ready to be betrayed by one of the disciples, publicly humiliated and mocked, beaten beyond recognition, and hung on a cross to die, when he made his special request for his followers to remember that He gave his body for us and poured out his blood as a sacrifice for us. The heart of Easter lies in his words, "the new covenant between God and his people."
In Luke 22 we get a picture of the night before his death:
When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, "I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won't eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said, "Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come." He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me." After supper he took another cup of wine and said, "This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you. Luke 22:14-20*
Passover and the New Covenant
Since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, people were destined to be separated from God because of their sin. God's Spirit rested on the Patriarchs of our faith, but was not poured out on the masses. The Holy of Holies was the innermost and most sacred part of the tabernacle and ordinary people of faith would never get to have access to this place where God's Presence could be found. We were hopeless in our sins and distanced from God.
People of faith offered up animal sacrifices according to the laws given to Moses to ask God to forgive their sins and have mercy on them. Bulls, goats, and lambs each had their significance. But the lamb had special meaning because it was lamb's blood the Israelites painted on their doorposts to avoid death on the night of Passover. (Exodus 12:11-13*)
God gave Moses and Aaron specific instructions on how to honor God with annual Passover celebrations. Lamb is the pinnacle of the Passover meal. The lambs were to be spotless and even lived with the families for several days before they were sacrificed, adding to the understanding that the ultimate sacrifice was close to the hearts of those whose sins were atoned for. All of the many interesting details of celebrating Passover have significant meaning that point to the ultimate Passover lamb - Jesus Christ - a sinless God-man who lived among the people for a season.
What is the real meaning of Easter? In John 1:29*, as he sees Jesus approaching, John the Baptist announces to the crowd around him, "Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
He knew that Jesus was the son of God, the long awaited Messiah, the one whom God's prophets had promised to save mankind from their sins and to give them a deep heartfelt relationship with God the Father. The new covenant would be an everlasting covenant. (Jeremiah 31:31-34*, Jeremiah 32:39-42*, Isaiah 55:3*) Jesus, our sacrificial lamb, our Savior, our God, our Redeemer - he laid down his life as our sacrificial lamb to pay for our sins. When he rose from the dead three days later, he gave victory over eternal separation from God (death) to all who put their faith and trust in him. That is the new covenant - everlasting life spent with God through faith in all that Jesus Christ has done and continues to do.
Bible Verses
All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don't believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don't believe what God has testified about his Son. And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life. (1 John 5:10-12*, NLT)
“Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3*b-4, KJV)
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9*, NLT)

Prayer
Father God, there is sometimes controversy about how, when, and what to call the remembrance of the greatest day in history - the day Jesus Christ, your beloved son, rose from the dead and brought the gift of your forgiveness and eternal life to all who would like to receive it - the new covenant. Please pour out your Holy Spirit on all who believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and put us on our knees before you with thankful hearts for your great love for us. You, oh God, have given us victory over sin and death, and the promise of never leaving us or forsaking us for eternity. Help us to be the body of Christ, the church, united in awe of how you saved our unworthy souls ... your body and your blood as a sacrifice for us. Help us to bring this message to all who will listen. Help us to love like you love. Thank you forever! Amen.

HAVE YOU EVER RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR???

Good Morning. Peace be with you in Jesus Name.

Have you  ever confessed JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR??? 
Today is the best day to do so... if you never have done it. Listen to this message. And you will have opportunity to do so. Go bless you. Amen.



Click on the link below and watch this important message that Dr. Charles Stanley teaches us about:

Your Convictions About The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ:

The good news isn’t just that Jesus died for our sins. It’s that He rose!

May the Lord bless you as you watch it. Have a blessed Easter with your Family and the Lord Jesus.

Rev. Billy Graham