Happy Resurrection Day to All
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that 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, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
The Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave and defeated death. Through Him we have everlasting life after our time is up as mortal human beings. If you are not sure you will have everlasting life, see God’s Plan for Salvation.
Oh gracious loving heavenly Father, please help people to see their need for your precious Son, to understand what He did for them and that He conquered death and lives today. Help them to realize Mohamed, Confucius and others that people worship are dead, but not your precious Son, the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
I am cross posting. I started a blog of purely Christian posts. Due to this being the Resurrection holiday weekend, I am sharing my post from my Christian blog.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him
The Lord Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins. And yes, we all sin, because we are not perfect and do wrong in our lives against God. Whether we sin knowingly and unknowingly, it is still sin. The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins. None of us can atone for our sins on our own merits.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Oh gracious loving heavenly Father, I cannot thank you enough for your precious Son, Jesus Christ. You gave Him to take the punishment for what I do wrong against you. I pray that other people will come to see that they need your Son in the pardoning of their sins. In the name of your Son, my precious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray, Amen.
There some among people of all political persuasions who get carried away. Some folks on the conservative side who truly hate Pres. Obama get carried away with personal attacks. I am against Barack Obama as President, but since all things are possible with God, I pray for him to be spiritually convicted, cry to the Lord and make Jesus Christ his Savior. I also pray this for his family. Those nasty personal attack comments coming from some conservative Christians are heartbreaking to me.
Pres. Barack Obama is doing much to hurt this country. He does not have my support, but some conservatives gave him back door and/or underhanded support by not voting in the last two presidential elections. That allowed him more of a majority vote and winner take all electoral votes to be president twice. But I digress, so let us get back to the main point.
Folks on the conservative side went nuts last year over the Satan character resembling Barack Obama in The Bible mini series on the History Channel. They took it as a sure sign that Pres. Obama is Satan. Now that is ridiculous. The Pres. only resembled the actor, Mehdi Ouazzani who portrayed Satan, the enemy. I go with the Pres. being used by the enemy, as we have all been used in varying degrees by him. For example, if true Christians seek revenge and have unforgivness in their hearts, they know that none of that came from the Lord.
One of the Bible producers, Roma Downey made known her displeasure on Fox and Friends. She could not believe that the Obama resemblance to the enemy portrayed by an actor received so much reaction while the miracles of Jesus Christ did not get any kind of a reaction. One could say the enemy used good people to bring attention to himself over the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible is being re-edited into a film called the Son of God. The result of the crazy reaction to the resemblance is that Mehdi Ouazzani’s portrayal of Satan is that Mr. Ouazzani was cut from the film. So I sadly gather that Mr. Ouazzani just lost a paycheck and valued screen appearance time for satanizing Pres. Obama through his portrayal. Roma Downey shares about the decision here.