Why does the Lord allow us to be placed in a position that would cause us to press through, into the spirit? What barriers do we run into? And what is the end result of this working in our life? I would like to bring up the account of Paul and Silas and the slave girl who had a spirit of predicting the future (Acts 16:16-34). Paul and Silas, along with the others who were with them, were going down to the place of prayer (this is Philippi, where Lydia was converted). As they were traveling along the way, they were undoubtedly discussing the previous day's events and preparing their hearts for prayer. Now, in Acts 16:17-18, Luke states that the girl was proclaiming (shouting), by means of a spirit, that "these men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved", and this she did for many days. In his eye-witnessed account, Luke tells us that this grieved or sorely annoyed Paul (to the point of being worn out)! When we look at this word grieved a little closer we find that Paul had to toil through this unsettling time. Toiling to the point of anguish or pain. What was Paul worn out from? The girl shouting loudly and all the implied implications of the girls actions or was Paul worn out by intensely focusing on entering into the spirit? Whatever the root cause of this toilsome experience, Paul was not going to allow this invasive spirit to distract him or the band of followers with him from pressing through, into the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit! What was the purpose of God allowing this to take place? What barriers did Paul have to overcome? And finally, when would Paul and Silas reach the ends of their pressing through? Let us look to the rest of this account given by Luke, the physician. Paul, having been put through enough by this annoying spirit, turned about and in the name of Jesus Christ rebuked the spirit and commanded it to come out of the girl! At that moment, the spirit left her. There were still more barriers to overcome. The fact that this spirit was cast out greatly angered the men who were making a profit of this girl's misfortune. So much so that the crowed of on-lookers seized Paul and Silas and brought them in front of the leaders of the city of Philippi. They filed false charges against Paul and Silas and after display of rending garments, the leaders had Paul and Silas taken away and striped, flogged severely, and thrown into prison. All these Christians wanted was to go to their place of prayer and spend time with their Lord. Whether it be the world or the enemy, barriers will be in our way, if they are not dealt with. What if God has allowed these barriers to bring Paul and Silas,and you and I, to a place where our pressing through will give Him the most praise, honor and glory! Pressing through for Paul and Silas meant exercising their faith (casting the spirit out of the girl in Jesus' name). As well as, pressing through the persecution that came by the exercising of their faith (being seized and stripped, severely flogged and thrown into prison). Finely, Paul and Silas were in the place where their pressing through would be the most effective! Oh christian, Gods' plans and ways are higher than ours. He can see the end result of all of our words and actions. Let us go up higher to Him, who is the Father of the heavenly lights! Oh heavenly Father! Mold me. Shape me. Bring me through the refining fire. Work in my life. As I press through into your Holy Spirit, position me into those set of circumstances the will result in You receiving all of the most excellent glory, honor and praise! Amen.
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Saturday, December 1, 2007
How and why, can we as individuals, turn away from the face of God, time and again, even while He is in the middle of forgiving the sins we commit over and over? More importantly though, how can this 'cycle', if you will, be broken?, These are hard questions that I seem to ask myself more and more as time spirals towards the day of our Lord's return. (Romans 7:15 - 8:6) For that which I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not wish to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that it is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which indwells me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the wishing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I wish, I do not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish. But if I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wishes to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, (NASB) According to this passage of scripture, there are at least two laws operating in our lives: the law of sin and death (in my flesh), and the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus (in my mind). The battle ground is the mind, this much is understood. As a people and as individuals, what are our minds set upon; the things of the flesh or the things of the Spirit? We are in a battle, a battle for our very souls! Be of sober [spirit,] be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (NASB) If our minds our set upon the things of the flesh, we open ourselves up to the blitz of the enemy. This blitz is relentless and unmerciful! The enemy doesn't want us to walk according to the Spirit. The enemy of our soul recoils when we stand in the righteousness Jesus died for. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (NASB) How and why do we stay in this cycle? by allowing the law of sin and death to operate in our lives openly and unchained. Jesus said that it is not what goes into a man that defiles him, but what comes out of the heart of that man. The unrepentant heart is against God. You see, as I stated before, the battle ground is in our minds. Just as the enemy is relentless and unmerciful in his blitz towards us, we must not rely on our own strength and stand in our own might against the enemy; For it is not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts. That is a terminal act of foolishness! The renewal of our minds, as spoken of in Romans 12:2, is of daily prominence and is not allowed to suffer any loss of direction in habitual frequency and fervor. How can this 'cycle' be broken? THE CROSS! You see, when Jesus left this planet he went to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for you and me. That's right, the Son of the living God is interceding for us! Our lives must ever be lived in the shadow of the cross. The Blood that was shed at Calvary can wash away any and all sin in our life. Subsequently, we have a part to play in the forgiving of our sins. And that is to RECEIVE. Oh christian, taste and see that the Lord is good! Do not turn away from the chastisement of the Lord. Embrace you Father's loving touch and break the cycle of sin in your life. Heavenly Father, I come to You and ask You to forgive of all my sins. Holy Spirit come and fill me with Your presence. Give me the strength to take the stand against the devil and his schemes. Jesus, thank you for interceding for me and all my brothers and sisters across the world, who are going through the same trials and tests that I am experiencing. Awake, Oh my soul, and rejoice in what the Lord has done. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Saturday, December 01, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I would like to ask this question; what does it mean to repent? How does one repent? Do we have a need to repent? Now, to repent or repentance means to turn from sin and resolve to reform one's life-Webster's dictionary. I would like to turn you attention to a passage of scripture that is found in Ezekiel 18:30-32, "Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live! (NIV). This is a call from God, to Israel, to repent, cast off, to turn back to the path of righteousness they once had lived in. What had Israel done to invoke such a statement from The Lord? Let's turn back a few verses, to verse 25. Israel had purposed in their hearts that God's way were unjust. What would possess the heart of a nation, or the heart of a man, to resolve in his heart that the God's ways are unjust? Is it not a lifestyle of sinning? Is it not a lifestyle of coming to the point of surrender before a holy and righteous God and then callously turning away? Repent! To turn away from sin and resolve in one's heart to reform one's life! How do we turn away from a lifestyle of sinning? The first step is to realize that we are a lost people, void from a relationship with the Father. To pin-point this closer to home; I am lost. We need to make this point personal! It has to be at a place of utter and total dependence upon God and Him alone for the salvation from this sinful lifestyle. In conjunction with the acknowledgement of this obdurate relationship, we must be sorry for the lifestyle of sin. 2 Corinthians 7:10, For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death. (NASB) This Godly sorrow must be the motivation behind the repentant lifestyle that is to replace the former lifestyle of sin. For is this not the goal of everyone who confesses to be a christian? To be in right standing with God! Revelation 3:19-20, All whom I hold dear, I reprove and chastise; therefore be in earnest and repent. I am now standing at the door and am knocking. If any one listens to My voice and opens the door, I will go in to be with him and will feast with him, and he shall feast with Me. (WNT) Only through a relationship with the Son of God, Jesus Christ, can we live a lifestyle of repentance! Can you hear Ezekiel's call, "...Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel?" O christian, O sinner, Fall into the arms of a loving and righteous God! Let us repent of all of our sins and walk out our days on this earth with fear and trembling before the Lord! O Jesus, I open the door of my heart to you. I've heard your knocking and I yield to Your call upon my soul. I repent, I turn away from my sinful lifestyle and I make the conscious decision to follow You. I want a new heart and a new spirit. Keep me close to you, under your wing, safe and secure. strengthen me to walk in righteousness and in the truth of Your word. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Thursday, November 01, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
I want to ask this question; what do you feel when you sin? Anger? Depression? Pain? Sorrow? Can you hear the Holy Spirit call your name when sin has been recognized in your spirit? How are you supposed to act when God's light shines into your life and exposes hidden sin? These are difficult questions, they pierce the heart and swallow hard. Yet, they need to be asked. At the moment of sin, what do you feel? At that moment, you are separated from God! Cut off from his presence! No longer able to stand in the throne room! LOST! Now, if you do not have a personal relationship with the Father, there is no point of reference, no common ground from which to relate. However, a personal relationship can be found and embarked upon simply by accepting Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior! With that being said, At the moment of sin, what do you feel? Psalm 51 states, "...For I am Conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them; my sin is ever before me..." Amplified. Can you imagine what what going on in David's spirit when Nathan was telling the allegory of the rich man and the poor man and the ewe lamb? (2 Sam 12: 1-15) The weight of the conviction must have been immense! Soul crushing! The first words out of David's mouth, "Have mercy on me...", must have fallen like lead from his parched tongue! What emotions does conviction invoke? Anger, sorrow, perhaps despair or depression?; whatever the emotion, when the Holy Spirit exposes sin in your life, it's like the fire of God filling your indurate heart and all you can do is cry out, "Lord, have mercy on me!" What happens when God's light shines into the dark recess of your heart and exposes sin? First John states the following:"And this is the message [the message of promise]which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way]." Amplified. Let me ask this question, when the light is turned on in a dark room, what happens to the darkness? It dissipates (to break up and vanish; Webster's dictionary). Ephesians 5:11 states, "Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them... But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light." Amplified. Light and darkness are in contrast to each other. Light dissipates the darkness. So when God shines into your heart, all darkness is dispelled or exposed. Most of the time, if not all of the time, this process is painful. Breaking the hard and stony ground that sin can cause in a heart is a process that our Father wants to cultivate or refine in our lives. How are we supposed to act when we are in this process? With our mouths we should confess our exposed sin; wholeheartedly we should repent of our windswept sin; with body, mind and spirit we should turn from our sinful deeds; like our Father, we should hate sin; with all of our strength, we should throw off all of the sin that so easily entangles us and fight against damnation : Empowered by the Holy Spirit using the provisional weapons of warfare given by God. Oh Christian! To pass from death into life and light. To be forgiven and considered righteous by the costly blood of the Lamb. Alas, to be freed and purified from filthy garments and to be clothed in Christ! Oh heavenly Father, consume me in your refining fire. Burn! Incinerate! Consume all the sin in my life; purify and sanctify my life so that I my produce fruit that is worthy of your name-sake. Holy Spirit may it be Your fruit that hangs off this tree, planted by the stream of living water! Oh sinner, come to repentance that is in Christ Jesus, yield to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Monday, October 01, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
What do You struggle with? Pride, unjust anger, complacency? Maybe it's pornography or you struggle with overeating (gluttony). Whatever the struggle, it can be summed up in one complicated word. SIN! What is sin? How does it control our lives? And the ever looming question, How can it be eradicated from my life? Webster's dictionary calls sin for what it is: 1 : an offense esp. against God 2 : Fault 3 : a weakened state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God. To continue with this line of thought, we must know the definition of the word estranged. In the definition above, this word estranged is used as a verb (act or action). It's definition is as follows : to alienate the affections or confidence of. Now, let's look at the beginning part of the definition of the word sin; a weakened state of human nature. We have a nature that is bent towards sin! "...But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what makes a man 'unclean'... When we sin we are unclean, when we are unclean, we cannot stand in the presence of God Almighty! Sin is whatever separates us from God! Jesus said, the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart. Sin wants to take over the human heart. Sin is infectious and spreads like gangrene to the whole heart. When the heart is left empty and barren, void of the word of God, it can become a cesspool of the most vile thoughts and emotions; anxious and full of discouragement. Troublesome and tormented, broken and heavy. Anguished, full of fear and anger. Sin in it's completed form is death. This line of thought, left alone, is depressing and vexing. Praise be to the Father of the heavenly lights! Through His son, Jesus Christ, we are given a new and clean heart; and this only by the precious blood of the Lamb! How is sin eradicated from the human heart? IT'S THE CROSS! Through Jesus' death on the cross and His glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, God the Father made a way where there was no way. Oh sinner, please realize that Jesus has a new heart waiting for you. A heart built to hold the precious word of God. A heart that can cry out for the living God! One that is thankful and meditates on the word of God that is hidden deep within. How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word. (Psalms 119: 9-16) Oh precious heavenly Father, I acknowledge the sin that so easily entangles me. I confess my sin to You and ask You to give me a new heart, that I might hide Your word within it's strong walls! Holy Spirit, I invite you into my heart. Come and empower me to live a sanctified and holy life. Jesus, I declare you to be the Lord of my life. Live Your life through me, as I yield to Your will. As you see what I can't, guide and protect this new heart. In Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Saturday, September 01, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
And what was God's answer to him, " I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal." Have you ever felt alone? Does it seem that know one can understand the condition of your spirit, your soul, or your life. Yet, it's more than that. God where are you? I can't hear you. I can't feel you. Why does it seem that your a million miles away? When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked. "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. When the Arameans surrounded Elisha's camp, his servant thought that they were alone. We are surrounded. No doubt this was a sinking feeling that Elisha's servant was feeling. Have you ever felt alone, surrounded, or isolated? "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Elisha knew in his spirit that God Was with them. He knew that God would not forsake them. And when Elisha prayed, his servants eyes were opened and he saw what Elisha new by Faith. Do you feel like your alone and surrounded? " Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Let God do what is unseen and then believe that God will accomplish his prefect plan for your life. We are never alone, though we may be surrounded and abandoned in the natural. Jesus said, " ... And lo I am with you always, even to the end of the age." When you feel all alone and can't feel the presence of God, stand on the Word and pray! Heavenly Father, open my eyes to your presence and provision. May the knowledge of your word increase my faith. Holy Spirit give me the power to see the unseen goodness that the Lord has qualified me to share in. Help me to come to the understanding that my brothers and sisters all around the world are going through the same trials and endeavor to live in the assurance and conviction of what I do not see.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
How do you worship God? Is it just a song on Sunday morning? Or is it just a fleeting thought or feeling that passes through your spirit? Do you remember when you first came unto the Lord? The passion and the reverence in your voice when you spoke His name. The love and adoration when you opened the Word and the Holy Spirit illuminated scripture right before your very eyes! What about the heart pounding experience of the first time you witnessed to someone and they came to know the Lord! And the time Oh christian, when the Holy Spirit's conviction came upon you and the tears seemed to flow like a river straight to the throne room of God!
" Therefore I urge you brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship."
Worship is more than a list of songs on Sunday morning, it is more than "feelings" that run through your spirit. It is a lifestyle of obedience to the one true living God; The Great I AM!
Oh that we would worship the Father in spirit and in truth: having fallen upon the Rock of Ages. Broken and bearing all before the Lord God Almighty! Worship Him Oh christian, with all that is within you.
Father, I come before you and lay open my heart. Oh sweet Spirit, elucidate my soul and bring to light all the wickedness that is within me! I give you honor Oh Lord, for the new heart that has been placed within me. Stamp Thine own image upon my heart and establish Your Word Deep within my soul. Teach me Oh Lord to worship you in spirit and in truth, for these are whom You seek! Amen!
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Sunday, July 01, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
Sin separates us from God. This is a irrefutable fact! "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God". Until this corruptible puts on incorruptibility, and this mortal puts on immortality, all of us need restoration and this on a daily basis. What is restoration? It is the act of putting or bringing back to a former or original state. In what state does your heart lie? 1 ¶ (For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him,) (after he had gone in to Bathsheba.) Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4 Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done what is evil in Thy sight, So that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, And blameless when Thou dost judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom. 7 ¶ Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which Thou hast broken rejoice. 9 Hide Thy face from my sins, And blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Thy presence, And do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit. 13 [Then] I will teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners will be converted to Thee. 14 ¶ Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; [Then] my tongue will joyfully sing of Thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Thy praise. 16 For Thou dost not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; Thou art not pleased with burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. 18 By Thy favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then Thou wilt delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Thine altar. -King David You see our restoration is directly connected with the condition of our relationship with the Father. It's a heart thing! Is your heart in need of restoration? Mt.11:28-30, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light." I cry Abba Father! Restore me unto Yourself and let Your peace and joy fill my heart. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Friday, June 01, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Through the blood of Jesus we are sanctified. To be free from sin should be a goal of every believer! Jesus prayed for us to be sanctified in truth; the Word of God is the only truth that every believer should recognize. Through Jesus' sanctification, we are sanctified, and able to stand in His presence. Jesus prayed this in John 17. Towards not only the disciples at the time, but this prayer applies to every believer who confesses that Jesus has come in the flesh. Sanctified to stand in His presence: Oh God of mercy and grace, how sweet is your presence! Sanctification is a growing up process that takes us to a deeper level in our relationship with Jesus. Obedience to His will, faithfulness to His word, and dedication to prayer are interwoven into the sanctification process. "It is not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit , says the Lord of Hosts." Joshua called for the people of Israel to be sanctified before they crossed the Jordan, yet this was an outward cleansing. Jesus desires for us to allow Him to cleanse our inner man. Sanctification requires daily housekeeping in the deepest parts of our heart and spirit. Are you up against a Jordan in your life? Hear the call of a Holy God, sanctify yourself. Set your whole life apart from and out of the world's lusts and passions; Be consecrated unto the Lord. Walk in the example that He Lived. Oh sweet Saviour, may Your work on the cross never stop impacting my life. May I never take Your atoning sacrifice for granted. Thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit to empower me to live a holy and sanctified life. Amen.
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done by God."---- Jesus Have you come out of the dark and into the light? The Holy Spirit bids you come and taste and see that the Lore is good. Your soul longs to be in the light. Oh wicked sinner, why do you stumble around in the dark? Let the light of God expose the darkness of your heart and then give Yourself freely to the Lord Jesus Christ! Oh yes, the first exposure is painful, yet, when you feel the love of Jesus Christ, pain is turned into pleasure anger into joy, and confusion into understanding. Oh yes, the Spirit bids you to come and experience the power of GOD. Dear Lord Jesus I confess that I am a sinner. I confess all of my sins before you. Come into my heart and establish Yourself as the Lord of my life. Wash me in Your cleansing blood; may Your Word renew my life. Amen!
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Sunday, April 01, 2007
Thursday, March 1, 2007
If you think about Christ's atoning sacrifice, what image's comes to your mind? Via Delarosa, the nail scared hands or the crown of thorns, what about the precious blood running down the Cross? What ever the image, I want to make this point: IT'S PERSONAL! the atoning sacrifice is a intimate issue. I think about all the times in my life when I didn't feel worthy to stand in the presence of God. My sin stained garments, righteousness as filthy rags. my spirit in the most desperate of conditions. Jesus I need you, I'm sinking in the Myer again. I can't see you! I can't hear you! Save me from myself. And then I see and feel His light. The warmth of His arms picking me up and washing me clean. Oh the love of God! Thank you Jesus for leaving the glory of heaven and giving Your life so I can kneel in the throne room and give You all the praise and honor and glory that are rightfully Yours. You see His atoning sacrifice is very personal to me. We were created to live in the holy presence of God. To bask in His goodness and to have eternal Communion at the table of the Lord. Is Jesus your personal Lord and Saviour? Invite Him into your life and let not His atoning sacrifice be in vain. The Lion of Judah bids you come and partake of His goodness. May His mercy and grace fill your life, so much so, that a river of life will flow forth out of your being. "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Thursday, March 01, 2007
Thursday, February 1, 2007
I want you to consider this fact: Jesus Christ Left all His glory in heaven, all the splendor and majesty that was enthroned around Him and came to earth to live a servants life. I would like to ask this question, whom did Jesus serve? Jesus' life of servanthood took Him many places. As I stated above, it brought Him to earth, but where else did this lifestyle lead him? This lifestyle led Him to the Temple in Jerusalem, where He awed the teachers of the law with wisdom from a heavenly perspective. There were many towns and villages in the piece of realestate where Jesus lived. And in these towns and villages he met and established relationships with people of all backgrounds. Fishermen, Tax collecters, a Doctor, and even teachers of the law. This lifestyle even led Him to the highrs court in the land. However, the question still remains, whom did Jesus serve? You see a servants life in this time was a lowly state of existance. A humble and meek life, Yet Jesus is the King of Kings and The Lord of Lords. How could this be? The Darling of heaven a servant? I say to you, yes! A servent. You see, Jesus did not come to be served. He came to serve you and me. If you take the time and read His story, you will find out that not only did he come to serve us. He came to save us. Save us from our sin. Our salvation came to us through the hands of a servant!
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Thursday, February 01, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I want everyone to know that JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God! All things were created through Him. God's love is manifested in Jesus Christ, His Son. He is the King and Lord of my life! Can you hear the voice of God calling out to you when you lay your head on your pillow at night? God longs to have a relationship with each one of us. In the still of your heart call out to Him and He will answer your call. He answerd mine!
Posted by Loren D. Heiland at Sunday, January 14, 2007