Monday, April 27, 2009

Word of the day from Pastor Prince

There Is No Spot In You  Song Of Solomon 4:7
7You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.Jesus tells us His bride, “You are all fair, My love, and there is no spot in you.” But our reply to Him tends to be, “Me? All fair and no spot? You don’t know me, Lord!”Do you really think that God doesn’t know you?God sees reality like no one else sees it. He sees the perfection of His Son’s finished work in your life. By one offering of Himself at the cross, Jesus has perfected you forever! (Hebrews 10:14) You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21) And you will never find any spot in this righteousness that Jesus died to give you.So God wants you to see yourself righteous — all fair and spotless in Christ. Every day, be conscious of your righteousness in Christ. Say, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ. There is no spot in me whom He has perfected with His blood.” When you do that, you are honoring Jesus and His finished work.If you are conscious of your sins, then you are not honoring the work of Christ. You may think that you are being humble or holy by being sin-conscious. But do you know that the Bible calls sin-consciousness an “evil conscience”?Hebrews 10:21–22 tells us that since we have Jesus as our High Priest, “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience”. What does the writer of Hebrews mean by “an evil conscience”? If you read the beginning of the same chapter, you will find that he is talking about a “consciousness of sins”. (Hebrews 10:2) Paul calls it a “conscience seared with a hot iron”. (1 Timothy 4:2) The Greek word for “seared” here is kauteriazo, and it means to carry about with you a perpetual consciousness of sin.So don’t carry with you an evil or seared conscience. Your lifetime of sins has already been punished fully in the body of Jesus at the cross. Be conscious, instead, of your perfection and righteousness in Christ. Because of what Jesus has done for you, you can boldly declare, “I am all fair. There is no spot in me!”

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

random thoughts as finals begin

Once again, I'm in the thick of the end of the semester with final papers, final homework and finals! So right now, my mind goes through a series of topics throughout the day that if I really sat down and wrote down my thoughts, I could write a meaningful blog, but as it is, there are only 24 hours in the day so I can only do so much.  So here goes just a sample of what has run through my mind in the past month. 

1) How is Kim Kardashian a size 2? If she's a size 2 then my baby's a size -10. 

2) Family guy has lost its zeal, now Seth McFarlane has just decided to push his liberal agenda and how much he dislikes God. Man, first Dave Chappelle, now family guy, all good things must come to an end or come to a point where it sucks. 

3) Kanye has officially decided to not endorse the idea of giving it all to Jesus, now he just chooses to "walk it out." How's that working out for you, Kanye

4) Twitter has worn out its welcome, I liked it the first time when it was called texting.

5) First you give an embarrassing gift to the PM of England and then you bow to the Saudis? Obama, what are you doing? Bet you didn't think you'd be in over your head so soon.  Be careful what you wish for....

6) Girls who talk about how much men suck at the age of 19 and 20 need to first meet some men. The older these girls try to act, the more they show their true age. Getcha' mind right: men chase you, not vice versa

7) The Shack is now one of my top 3 books of all time.

8) Are they ever going to call real calls in the NBA? When does college football start again?

9) Um, if white women are going to continue to have black children, I'm going to need them to learn how do their hair because we don't need pickaninnies running these streets. 

10) Pirates are roaming the seas hijacking boats. What century is this?

11) I just don't buy this global warming......

12) So now the world conference on racism is now saying the Jews are racist toward the Palestinians, hmmm, maybe it's just good old fashioned hate that goes back to oh.....biblical times? Who are we kidding, this has nothing to do with race, it has to do with the fact that Ishmael and Isaac have butted heads from day one, and now the UN is going to have a conference on it? Useless organization....

13) Texas wants to secede....where do I sign up for that??

14) Next year I will be in the South Pacific with my future wife, I am counting down the days....literally. 

15) Mos Def is doing a movie with Mike Epps? Mos, you died a little in my eyes....

16) your eyes to the truth.

17) I'm really feenin' for good music to be released right now because if I hear another Autotune machine, I may blow up a Virgin joke....I'm looking up bomb recipes now....just kidding FBI....or am I?

18) What's up with this gay agenda? So now anyone who doesn't agree with the MINORITY of gays in Hollywood suddenly they are close minded and wrong? Whatever happened to free speech? Good for Miss California for standing by her convictions. 

19) God only made one religion: Judaism and it was to prove a point; we can't do this on our own . Shame on religion for making people dependent on institutions and robbing them of a relationship with Christ. 

20) Times are tough but He takes care of his own.

I'm out....Peace and blessings as always....