dimanche 29 janvier 2012

ANOTHER DIMENSION

With all boldness, Noah, Alan, Ryan and Zach embark on a risky journey to space which turns out to be the fulfillment of their dreams. Guided by faith, they are taken to a world which is the answer to their quest. Dreams do come true if you believe, hope and love with all heart.

OPEN THE FRONTIERS

Open the frontiers. Globalization should not only function in terms of market but much more in terms of movement and interaction among people. They talk of a global village – open the frontiers instead so people can move freely around the world. The worst thing is that restriction of movement is placed only on certain people and not on others. What discrimination!

The West has failed the East (the third world). After plundering their wealth, they left them crippled with poverty and misery. And they close their doors. So one part of the earth lives in luxury and another part in poverty. And they don’t want the East to complain: forgive and forget.

We have forgiven but tell me how we can forget when every day we see the consequences of that robbery. How can we, when we see the tragedy in our streets and the comedy in their domains? Every child grows up watching TV and at a certain time, asks themselves: “Why is my world not like theirs?” The resentment is rebuilt each time every generation goes back to history and finds out that their predicament is the result of imperialism - the plunder of their land from the past up to the present by the west.

Today while the east is only waiting for a saviour, the west, trying to uplift all responsibilities from its shoulders, tells them that they must count on no one but build their nation themselves. When one of our kind became leader of the world, we thought he would save us. But he disappointed and we learned from that time not to trust in any man.

How can we build the nation when the economy is still in the hands of the West? The west continues to grab everything from the east through their multinationals. They don’t let anything go. The west doesn’t want to trade its technologies with the east. My people are reduced to the state of beggars all their lives. They take 100 millions from you and give you back 10 millions and you bow to them. And upon all this, they close their doors so we can’t get to their beautiful land. If we had done the same in the years of exploration, where would they have gotten their wealth?

As for us, after waiting for a long time for the west to save us, we came to realize that they weren’t our saviour. Neither is their leader, who is one of us. We have realized that there is only one saviour for us – Jesus Christ. He alone can restore us. We are so tired; for all our labour to build the nation has been in vain. We wake up early every morning and work hard all day and the wealth of our hands goes to the multinationals. What? We’re in a bad situation.

Why should they be feasting when we’re starving? And they show it all through the window. And the dream of every child in the east is to get to the west. But they shut their gates.

Only a saviour can remedy our situation. And we have found Him. Thus we wait on you Jesus. We believe that You’re the Saviour of the East, the Saviour of the world. You make no distinction among men for you honour your word in every man. We have believed that the Father sent the Son as Saviour of the world. Thank you for restoring the fallen, the broken, the poor, the sick and the sinner. You have saved the whole world and made us whole. Blessed be God who has blessed us with all blessings in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus our Lord.

THE LOVE OF A FATHER

The world is looking for a saviour and Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world. The world suspects God of what He can’t be. At the appearing of Jesus Christ, the Bible says that all people shall weep and mourn. Because at that moment, each and every one of us shall KNOW how much He has loved us and how much we have despised Him. Take God at His word when He says He loves you. If you do not believe, it doesn’t mean it isn’t so. How can you reply to someone who tells you he loves you that he was telling a lie?

Jesus Christ has been appointed, dedicated, set apart for saving man. Take a look at the world and see how man has failed to save it. Man has rejected his saviour and tries to do things on his own. If he could save himself, God wouldn’t have given him a saviour. God, who created man knows him more than he knows himself. There is no need to be proud and reject God’s salvation since you can't save yourself, not even the person you love. Jesus is the only name that has been given to men to be saved. How shall He save us if we don’t want to recognize Him as the one He says He is – the Saviour of the world?

Does modernism mean rejection of God? Let’s live a modern life with the knowledge of God. God is also for modernism, science and all that because He’s the One who’s given knowledge to man for breakthrough in technology.

I watch Naruto, bleach, One Piece and I believe in God. I live in a modern world and I believe in Jesus. I know that these things are accessories but Jesus alone is the reason for my life. If you are afraid to believe in Jesus because you think He’ll change your lifestyle, I tell you to trust Him and you’ll see how He works. You’ll never know if you don’t try.

As for me, I have put my trust in the love of God towards me. This is the truth I hold unto. I know that no matter how bad I might be, He still loves me. Instead of turning my back on Him because I’m bad, I instead trust in His love. And He says that I’m His righteousness in Christ Jesus. Check this out: the bad me has become righteous in Him.

WE HAVE PUT OUR TRUST IN THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARDS US

Why is it that some people are afraid when they hear about God? You can talk about anything in the world but talking about God is taboo. This attitude is unbelievable since it is by God that we live, move and have our being. Yet we don’t want him mentioned. This reaction derives from our ignorance about who God really is. God is for man and wants him alive. God is never against us. That has never crossed His mind. We shouldn’t suspect Him to be someone who watches to see us fall and say, ‘aha, aha.” It’s the devil who does that. The truth in the whole world is that God loves us and anything apart from that is a lie. There is no cause to suspect God for He is our Father who loves His children.

Maybe this reaction stems from the fact that we feel guilty before Him. We then try to remove Him out of our lives or go far away from Him because our conscience convicts us of sin and we know that God hates sin. Maybe we should stop looking at sin the way we used to do but see it as something God forgives. God forgives our sins and if we don’t sin, God won’t be able to forgive. If we run away from Him when we sin, how is He going to forgive us? The logic here is that instead of trying to hide from God when we sin, we should rather come to Him for forgiveness, else who’s going to forgive us? This is even a greater exploit because we would have trusted His word, that His love for us is greater than our sin. There are conflicts even in the family, but we’re so courageous to forgive others, how much more God?

And all what is above is the old way. The new way is that God has dealt with the issue of sin in Jesus Christ His son. He has forgiven us our every sin and does not count sin against us anymore. Sin occurs when one transgresses the law but since in the new covenant there is no law, then man cannot sin because there’s no law to transgress. But only for those who’ve confessed Jesus as Lord. That’s the righteousness He’s given all those who believe Him.

Don’t be alarmed when you hear about God. It’s not about religion or denomination. It’s about God who is in you. He’s the ONLY One who loves you. You have been in His plan from eternity. He created you. He feeds and protects you everyday. He watches over you. He has given the life of His Son for you. Generally, our earthly fathers love us and want our good. How much more God who alone is Father?

vendredi 13 janvier 2012

ANOTHER DIMENSION

Meet Ryan, Zach, Noah and Alan. These guys are special because they have faith that moves mountains. They consent to ask a bold thing from the Almighty: to meet their favorite heroes and characters in the cartoons, comics, mangas and animes. And their request is granted. That is how they move to 'Another Dimension' where they meet Saiyans and Ninja Turtles, the Autobots and the Decepticons, the X-men and a whole lot more. Check this out in March and its exclusively on newmar81.blogspot.com