By CherylDuckyChickenLady. Friday, March 21, 2008 1:30:58 PM
I woke up this morning with a desire to spread the biggest message of Love to whoever wants to read about it.
Today is Good Friday---where most Christians celebrate the crucifixion of Christ. I say 'celebrate' because it is what we should be doing.
To me.... this week-end is better than Christmas.
As I think on, and meditate on the sacrifice of Jesus...I have this fire burning on the inside of me..and that is why I have to share it.
A person who has gone to church his/her whole life..or even just on the 'holidays' can grow numb to this message...especially if you just go and hear with natural ears. (for many years I was in this boat)
But there is such an amazing revelation of God's Love in this message...if you will open your heart to really 'hear' what Our God is trying to tell us.
The truth of the meaning of life is in the message of the Cross of Christ.
We go around, as humans...seeking for the meaning of life everywhere...trying to find 'our place' in this world.
However...our place in this world...if you really boil it down..is to be in God's Kingdom.
Jesus died so that we could be reconciled to God.
The Old Testament of the Bible is worth reading to understand how difficult it was for a person to 'abide' by the laws that God gave us.
Forgiveness was offered through a yearly sacrifice of an unblemished animal.
And there was a huge ceremony involved. The priest had to be clean...& purify himself...he was set apart for this station by God Himself.
Blood had to be shed in order to be purified from sin. To have that Forgiveness that we so crave.
They tied a rope around the priest's foot or waist...incase something wasn't quite 'right' and he was struck dead by God's extreme holiness. (that way people could pull his corpse out of the Holy of Holies'.)
God created man to have fellowship/relationship with Him. He so wants to have a Relationship with US!
But..He gave us freewill.
So..He wants us to WANT to have that relationship with Him.
Anyhow...that's my lame explanation of the Old Testament ritual...
He-God then, seeing that the way of Old...through the Laws of the Old Testament, was an almost impossible way for man to come to Him....
provided a way for us to have access to Him! A simple Way.
He sent Jesus...and you know the story.
But a sacrifice had to happen.
So Jesus, came in the form of man. Went through his 33 years without sin...to be a perfect--unblemished sacrifice...and was then crucified for us.
This is the Love story here...
Jesus...being without sin... took apon Himself...ALL of our sins! This is hard to wrap our heads around...but try.
He took apon Himself ALL of our sins....All of them... those sins not committed yet....by the many generations to come.
He literally went to Hell to be tormented for 3 days....FOR US. So that....just by simply believing in what He did...and Who He was & is....we don't have to go to hell.
Not only did He take on our sins...He took on our Infirmities...our Sickness--Our Disease--Our Guilt--Our Shame--Our Hurts!
And by His shed Blood---by our faith in that...WE ARE HEALED!
And most importantly He conquered Death! He conquered Death & Hell so that we could/might be FREE!
This was a ONCE & FOR ALL sacrifice....so that there would be no need for any more blood- offerings ever again.
You know the bible verse... John 3:16? "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting Life."!!!!
God soooo Loves us---that's why He made a way for us to have a relationship with Him. Through Christ's Blood...we have BOLD and Confident access to HIM!
I pray that your eyes are opened to this amazing Truth.
All you need to do is Believe.
He provided a WAY to FREEDOM...to HEALTH...to WHOLENESS..to EVERLASTING LIFE with HIM.
This is for NOW...not for when we die. For NOW.
We have a choice...to Believe on Him..Jesus, who God sent and live in Freedom...or to follow our own ways and spend eternity in condemnation.
"He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." John 19:30 (It is FINISHED!---The WAY has been made!!)
God Loves Us SO MUCH! He Loves You...and wants you to be FREE.
By CherylDuckyChickenLady. Monday, February 4, 2008 4:47:24 PM
I think that the Title- You reap what you sow- is a basic principle in this life.
I thought I would post here..since there is not too much action in the Forums.
As I was praying this morning, the Lord really inspired me to write some thoughts down..and so I share them with you.
Actually, perhaps before I do that, I'll just be vulnerable with you.
There has been such a revival in me in the last few months. Moreso in the last 6 weeks.
There is no Life outside of the Life of God, through Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Of this, I am absolutely convinced.
I am so tired of playing silly games and taking my salvation for granted.
This is where I am coming from now.
I just want all my friends to know where I stand. People, there is power in this Life I live.
IT is the same Power, that raised Jesus from the dead. It is real. There is no Life outside of this Life.
Everything else leads to death & hell.
This is the Truth. This is the ultimate--ABSOLUTE Truth!
There is such a thing, you know...as Truth. I have heard so many debates on Truth..and I am here to tell you that there is actually an absolute Truth.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the LIFE...and NO ONE COMES to the Father (GOD) except through ME." Simple.
If you choose to live differently...that's fine. We have been given free will. That's the beauty of a relationship with God. He wants us to WANT to have a relationship with Him.
The god of this world--the devil-satan..has deceived many into believing that our God is an angry God. And that many have died because of His judgement. Why are children dying? FAMINE?
Why are there wars?
They blame God for these things.
Nope..folks...there is no one to blame but humanity.
They blame God...yet, they don't serve God.
God won't protect them, won't bless them...won't be Lord of their lives outside of an invitation from them....read Genesis people. After--actually before Adam & Eve were kicked out of the Garden--out of Paradise, HE gave humans authority over the earth...they chose to let the devil dictate to them. They didn't believe God.
God isn't to blame for these awful things. The god of this world-satan, is! Wake up! Stop blaming God for things that He has no control over.
The control has been given over to the devil in most cases.
Whew...I really didnt' expect to say all of this. I just want to stand on the rooftops and shout to the world that Our God...My God, is a LOVING GOD. An ALL POWERFUL GOD. A BLESSING GOD. A FORGIVING GOD. A HEALING GOD. A PROVIDING GOD!
His Truth WILL be revealed. Even if you don't believe it now. You will one day. And that is a guarantee.
I will not be responsible in anyway when I stand before my Father for not doing my part to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel of Christ.
Jesus came to set the Captives free! Who are the Captives? Those that are held in bondage to fear, money, addictions, lusts of all kinds...There is no freedom outside of Jesus Christ.
You may think there is, but I will be bold enough to say---There isn't. DON'T be deceived.
Don't be deceived.
I pray that the god of this world would be bound from your minds and that the Spirit of the Living God would permeate your thoughts--that you would see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ!...that the Truth would be made alive to you, in Jesus' name!
I have never been more serious about anything in my life. I say these things out of the Love of Christ...
I think I will post about my thoughts in the Forums...so if you want to read them..come on ahead... Be Blessed..feel free to message me with any questions.
By CherylDuckyChickenLady. Friday, September 28, 2007 12:43:16 PM
I have to apologize...I have been beside myself busy...and just really not finding the time to maintain and look after this forum.
I am going to be working on some things to bring here to the forums, soon. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't given up. I am here..and will be checking in more regularly.
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer!
Take good care...don't be a stranger!
By CherylDuckyChickenLady. Thursday, May 24, 2007 5:51:36 PM
The main purpose to this group site is to be able to discuss, religious-mostly Christian views on things that matter in this world.
The forums are the hub of More than a Story.
If you wish to become a member, please leave a message on the "Welcome" page and I will send you an invite.
Please follow the rules.
This forum is strictly monitored and there is no tolerance for bashing despite your belief system.
My heart in "More Than a Story" is to exemplify Christ in a way I feel the "Church" has failed.
Revelation 3:20, Jesus is talking to the church.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and will dine with him, and he with Me."
My question is, and from thus stems my passion... "What is Jesus doing on the other side of the door??..if He is knocking on the church's door...why isn't He already in there? Sorry world...It is my prayer that we, Christians, wake up.