Divine Wisdom

One of the main themes in the book of Proverbs is wisdom. Wisdom is very important in just about anything that pertains to life and godliness. Wisdom is important in any type of situation or relationship. The wisdom that the world gives is meaningless. True wisdom comes forth from the Creator of the universe.

As believers in Christ we need such wisdom to live a life that pleases the Lord in all aspects. Wisdom involves everything in the ordinary life. For instance our daily behavior, conduct, and speech should all reflect this type of wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs 1:7a). When we fear the Lord, we put our faith and trust in him. These are the basic and most important fundamentals of the Christian life. These basic principles define who we are in Christ.

Wisdom is choosing between good and evil. Wisdom comes in handy in all ages and genders. Wisdom is very important in adults whom are struggling in their marriages to the youth in their inexperience and as they go about making daily decisions in life. The old and the wise can also benefit and grow more in this heavenly wisdom. Wisdom is selecting the narrow path that leads to salvation rather than the wider path that everyone takes which ultimately leads to death.

Wisdom is choosing to accept Jesus as Lord and savior of our lives and entrusting him with our souls. When God is the center and takes control, he provides the wisdom to succeed. Success will come first in a relationship with God though his son Jesus Christ and then in relationships with others that are bound by peace, joy, and love.

One can see that in Proverbs, wisdom is personified as a woman who calls out all people. “To you O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man. O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools learn sense” (Proverbs 8:4-5). In a way wisdom is a decision that everyone has to make. God knocks at the door of our hearts and invites us into his everlasting life. Now only if we are wise enough we will listen to the sound of his voice calling.

Psalm 19:7b says “The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” When it comes to wisdom the best role model we have is Jesus. Jesus was not just a teacher but a great leader as well due to his incomparable wisdom. Jesus upon being questioned always answered back with a more impressive question or parable that really tested the knowledge of all people even the religious Pharisees. We can all learn from Jesus’ wisdom and knowledge.

Wisdom plays a big role in counseling. Not just the counselor but the counselee as well. Both parties can benefit in a physical and spiritual way. The one who counsels has to be directed by God through the Holy Spirit. Such process involves wisdom. Apart from the Holy Spirit we cannot counsel people or even ourselves in such a way that points us back to God and his kingdom.

A secular counselor will help people by providing a step by step program that only focuses on the external behavior. Eventually when that plan doesn’t work people will be empty once again and it won’t be long before they come and seek help once more, the process repeats itself all over again. Man’s actions and conduct goes way deeper than his external appearance. It’s a heart issue that requires more than just what is common.

A counselor that provides help through a biblical standpoint will have a more dramatic impact in a person’s life. Today man is characterized by his power and influence. A wrong view of man has a big effect in a person’s thinking.

The only way we can show people who they are and why they are here is by providing a biblical answer to their problems, struggles, and afflictions. “Lasting change begins when our identity, purpose, and sense of direction are defined by God’s story “(Paul Tripp).

So how can we point people back top God? Only by His true wisdom and dependence upon the Holy Spirit to move in us and through us we can point people back to him. “We are all instruments in the Redeemer’s hands. We are all people in a need of change helping other people in need of change” (Paul Tripp).

Only by divine wisdom we are able to live a life that both honors and pleases the ultimate source and author of salvation.

Sings of the Times

“Christ was indeed a king, but no such king as the world had ever seen, and such as no man expected; He was a priest, but the only priest that ever lived of whose priesthood He was himself the victim; He did establish a kingdom, but it was not of this world” (Hoekema,132).

The study of the end times has so much to do with what Jesus has already done in the past. Jesus came proclaiming “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). By Jesus coming to earth, the kingdom of God was inaugurated. Jesus preached the gospel to the poor, healed the sick, and set the captives free. One of the many prophecies of the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled.

I’m afraid that many believers don’t fully understand what it means to be living in between the two comings of Christ. This is what the prophets and early church were eager to see. The restoration of Israel. Judging will take place for all wickedness and corruption. The dead in Christ will rise first and those alive will meet Christ in the air.

Though we do not know the day or the hour we are to live alarmed and prepared. Our lives should be motivated by the signs of the times to live as Paul says “making the most of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16) and to “walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8).

God Knows How You Operate

God knows how you operate. God knows what makes you mad and what makes you laugh. He knows what you like and don’t like. He shines his sun every morning and gives you the breath of life. The birds and the trees display his beauty.

The heavens declare his majesty. But out of all Creation, we are the ones who reflect God in so many ways. You were created in the image of God for one reason only, to have a deep rich in love relationship with your Creator.

God is the very foundation of personality, compassion, and love. God is his omniscience, all knowing, knows eternity past and eternity future. God is from everlasting to everlasting. So if he knows the future, it obvious that he must know what is best in our lives.

We can try to live on our own strength and on our terms, but no matter how hard we try we will end up failing. So why not trust God with our lives and let him take control? God is his infinite wisdom and mercy will leads us in the narrow path that leads to righteousness and eternal life.

Jesus’ Second Coming Will Be Different

Jesus was…

Betrayed by a simple kiss.

Arrested as if he was a criminal.

Denied three times by one of his closest followers.

Abandoned by his friends.

Mocked, spit on, and tortured.

Accused by many of blasphemy.

Crucified on a cross as sinner for the sin of the world…

Jesus went through all of this because he was sent forth from God on a mission to redeem His people. No other person in history has paid the price for the sin of man. “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). Jesus is the Good News of Salvation!

Jesus will soon come again. This time around it will be a lot different. He will not come as a innocent lamb taking to be slaughtered, but as the Lion of Judah with power, dominion, and authority over all the nations!

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (Rev. 22:12-13).

For God So Loved You

Has anyone ever told you that God loves you? As crazy as that sounds its true. GOD, THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON JESUS TO DIE ON THE CROSS FOR YOUR SINS.

I am not talking about religion or some kind of belief system that benefits your form of lifestyle. The truth is that we have all sinned and have come short of God’s glorious standard (Romans 3:23). All you have to do is repent and turn away from your sins and accept Christ as your Lord and saviour. He can take your shame and guilt away and forgive you of all you have done, big or small. In Jesus Christ you will find purpose and a true meaning to life.

IT IS NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT YOU ARE READING THIS RIGHT NOW. Listen to the voice of God, he speaks to you now. “All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13). Everyone knows about God, but not all know him in a personal way. I am talking about a relationship with God through his son Jesus. HAVE THE ASSURANCE OF GOING TO HEAVEN WHEN YOU DIE. Make the best decision of your life today…

Say this simple prayer and mean it from the heart: God I realize that I have sinned against you. I repent from my sins now and accept you as my Lord and Savior. Oh Lord thank you for your love and grace. Renew me and come into my heart. I give my life to you. In Jesus name. Amen!

If you have just prayed, you are now forgiven of all sins. You are now part of God’s family. Please let me know and share your life testimony. I want to give you a Bible as a gift for your new journey with God. Please contact me for any further comments or prayers. May the Lord bless you!

No Fue En Vano Su Sacrificio

Es increible el amor que Dios tiene para nosotros. Dios dio lo que el mas apreciaba, su hijo Jesus. No fue en vano el sacrificio que Jesus hizo en la cruz por ti. No fue en vano su amor. El pago el precio por tus pecados. Jesus es el puente que debemos tomar para acercarnos mas a Dios.

Jesus quebro esa pared que fue establecida atravez del pecado y que nos separaba de la presencia divina de Dios. Entonces cual es el mejor regalo? Jesus te dice, “Yo he venido para que tengan vida, y vida en abundancia” (Juan 10:10). El mejor regalo es que podemos alcanzar la salvacion atravez de Jesus. Quieres encontrar la solucion a tus problemas? Quieres saber la razon de vivir y cual es el proposito que Dios tiene para tu vida?

Todavia hay esperanza para ti. Abre las puertas de tu corazon. Dale la oportunidad a Cristo. Que el sea el centro y que govierne tu vida.

Repite esta oracion: Señor Jesus reconzco que he pecado. Te necesito, ven a mi vida. Hoy te entrego mi corazon. Cambiame y ayudame a vivir una vida agradable a ti. En el nombre de Jesus. Amen!

Atravez de una relacion con Jesus encontraras la solucion a tu vida y lo que siempre anelabas y buscabas. Paz, gozo, alegria, y amor. Entonces que esperas? No tienes nada que perder, sino mucho que ganar. Que Dios te bendiga!

Who Do You Imitate?

Who do you imitate? Do you imitate God when you talk with others? Do you imitate God when you act? Does your character reflect God’s character? Are you leading an example for others to follow? Does your personality reflect God’s love and tenderness?

The way we think, talk, and even the way we express our love towards others, really depends on an intimate relationship with the Lord. It is the foundation of all love and fellowship. After all Jesus did die on the cross for your love.

It doesn’t matter where you from, what language you speak or what religion you come from. Jesus die on the cross for all. So how can we love others if we havent experienced his love? His ultimately goal is to have a deep relationship with you. His grace will transform you.

Jesus’ love is irresistable. So say no to the circumstances and abide in his arms. Start living and experience true endless love at its finest.

God bless!

God—the Reason why I Live.

Dear Lord,

The reason why I breathe and live its you. My heart beats for you Oh Lord. I will praise you all the days of my life. I long and crave your presence. I rejoice in your gospel. I give my life and all my belongings to you. I think of you day in and day out. Your name I will honor and glorify. I delight in your holy word.

The expanse of the sky and earth is how great your love is. The heavens declare your glory. All creation testifies that your are Holy. The one and only true living God. Creator of all the universe. The world is in your hands. My refuge, my strength and my great fortress. Faithful and true. Full of mercy and grace. I shout your name on high. Jesus you are my king and my everything. I surrender to you. I give it all for the sake of your name. Blessed be your name forever and ever. Amen!

Por Su Gracia He Sido Salvado

Quien soy yo? Que defina mi vida? Cual es la motivacion de mi vivir? Cual es la razon de mi existir? Hay esperanza para mi? Que influye mis deciones diarias como ser humano? Que seria de mi sin la misericordia y sin el amor de Dios?

Estas son las preguntas que me pregunte. Aparte un tiempo para meditar y reflexionar.

Como resultado, me he dado cuenta que yo no soy nada y nadien. Soy un pobre pecador que necesita de Dios. Nada en la vida se compara con el amor de Dios para nosotros atraves de su hijo Jesus. “Pero Dios demuestra su amor con nosotros en esto: en que cuando todavia eramos pecadores, Cristo murio por nosotros” (Romanos 5:8).

Mi vida depende completamente de Dios. Dios es la luz que alumbra mi camino. Por su gracia he sido salvado. Con su poder el me a rescatado. Sano mis heridas y me a dado vida en abundancia. Y ahora vivo por el y para el. Gracias Jesus por lo que hiciste por mi. A el sea la honra y gloria por siglos de los siglos. Amen!

The Fall of Man

A lot of the reasons why there is some suffering, evil, and chaos on our world today are because of the fall and its effects in the creation as a whole. A lot of people, even Christians, don’t understand the consequences of the fall. They miss to understand the negative significance of man’s sin. Our lives are affected in so many different ways.

The fall is one the great themes throughout the Bible. If we don’t see the meaning behind it, we will not fully grasp the importance of the cross and its value in our lives today. This shows our need of redemption and salvation!

The reason why Jesus came and died on the cross is to forgive us our sins and give us eternal life. There was a curse upon us but now we are no longer under condemnation in Christ. This is huge! Christ is the mediator between man and God, and therefore reconciliation was accomplished. It was supposed to be man paying its wages of sin through death.

But in God’s mercy and grace we were bought with a price. Through one man (Adam) sin came in the world, and through one man (Jesus) salvation came as explained in Romans 5:12-21. Jesus is the new Adam and thus fulfilled the perfect life and obedience to God’s glorious standard.

How does the fall affect us today? Well it affects everything! As a result we lack faith and love for God and others, especially our neighbors and enemies. Why did Jesus say to love God with everything and love others as his or herself? We are separated from God and therefore lack the love and compassion for others. Other ways is has affected the world by disease, sickness, and poverty. The reason being is not because God is evil but because of the consequences of sin.

The Christian worldview is the only way to explain how and why everything is what it is today. Its biblical truth covers all that is reality and gives us an accurate picture of our existence, meaning, and purpose. So to miss the whole concept of the fall and the need of a remedy is to question Jesus as to why he did what he did on the cross for the sake of humanity.

Let’s not miss the message here. God provides the solution and answer to life most challenging questions through his Word and through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!