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Friday, April 29, 2011

Come Just as You Are

"Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil". Jer. 13:23.
God does not regard all sins as of equal magnitude; there are degrees of guilt in His estimation, as well as in that of man; but however trifling this or that wrong act may seem in the eyes of men, no sin is small in the sight of God. Man's judgment is partial, imperfect; but God estimates all things as they really are. The drunkard is despised, and is told that his sin will exclude him from heaven; while pride, selfishness, and covetousness too often go unrebuked. But these are sins that are especially offensive to God; for they are contrary to the benevolence of His character, to that unselfish love which is the very atmosphere of the unfallen universe. He who falls into some of the grosser sins may feel a sense of his shame and poverty and his need of the grace of Christ; but pride feels no need, and so it closes the heart against Christ, and the infinite blessings He came to give. . . .
If you see your sinfulness, do not wait to make yourself better. How many there are who think they are not good enough to come to Christ. Do you expect to become better through your own efforts? . . . There is help for us only in God. We must not wait for stronger persuasions, for better opportunities, or for holier tempers. We can do nothing for ourselves. We must come to Christ just as we are.
Yield yourself to Christ without delay; He alone, by the power of His grace, can redeem you from ruin. He alone can bring your moral and mental powers into a state of health. Your heart may be warm with the love of God; your understanding, clear and mature; your conscience, illuminated, quick, and pure; your will, upright and sanctified, subject to the control of the Spirit of God. You can make yourself what you choose. If you will now face rightabout, cease to do evil and learn to do well, then you will be happy indeed; you will be successful in the battles of life, and rise to glory and honor in the better life than this.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

“We Shall Be Changed!” - What Your Resurrection Will Be Like!

Happiness Mtana
 “Behold, I tell you a mystery,” the apostle Paul wrote to a group of Christians in the Greek city of Corinth. “We shall not all sleep [be dead], but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet [Jesus’ Second Coming]. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we [who are alive] shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. … Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’” (1 Corinthians 15:51–55).  

Paul also said that our spirits are immediately present with the Lord when we die (2 Corinthians 5:8), so in this passage he is explaining the bodily resurrection of the dead. It’s pretty hard to explain how a spirit can rejoin a body that’s been in the grave for years—possibly even hundreds or thousands of years—and come to life and be perfectly whole, even better than it was before. Paul says it’s going to be like the difference between a seed and what the seed becomes once it has germinated and grown to maturity (1 Corinthians 15:36–44). How are you going to explain that transformation? 

In another epistle, Paul writes: “I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 4:13–14). It also includes all of your departed family members and friends who are saved. 

So don’t worry that you’ll never see them again; you’ll meet in the air. What a family reunion—the biggest ever!

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” ¨(1 Thessalonians 4:16–17).
"I believe, when Jesus come Happiness.G.Mtana will rise first, then she will join her lovely family again, Am sure about it, because GOD promised me".

Friends,let’s be ready! Jesus is coming soon

Sabato Maalum ya Wageni Kinondoni SDA Church

Kutakuwa na Sabato Maalum ya wageni tarehe 16/04/2011 katika kanisa la Waadventista wa Sabato Kinondoni.Nyoooote Mnaalikwa katika ibada hii ya pekee.Karibuni tushiriki pamoja katika kumwamudu Mungu,

Kwaya na Vikundi Mbalimbali Vitamtukuza Mungu,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Are miraculous signs the best way to be sure that God Exists?

Do you believe God exists? Why?

There are many reasons people believe in God. Some base their beliefs on the teaching of Scripture, or perhaps on role models and people they admire.

Some say they've been convinced by the Holy Spirit of His presence in their lives. Others had an emotional experience or even saw something amazing that led them to believe God is real.

The Holy Spirit is at work in the world, but we need to ensure that the spirit we choose to listen to is in fact the Spirit of God. While supernatural signs and wonders have drawn many to God—including Saul, who became Paul, the world’s most famous missionary—we must be careful not to be guided exclusively by circumstances and emotions. In fact, Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is the evidence of what we do not see. As humans, what we can see is never the whole picture.

When Jesus was on Earth, He performed many supernatural miracles and signs. But even then, many people still didn’t believe He was God (John 12:37). In Matthew 12, we read of some of the Jewish religious leaders who ask Jesus for a sign from heaven. Jesus responds by telling them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign” (Matthew 12:39).

Later He tells the Jews through a parable that if the ancient law and prophecies He had given them could not convince them, neither could a miraculous sign (Luke 16:19-31).

While Christ obviously has the power to perform signs, miracles are not where we should be putting our trust.

Deception—the Order of the Day
Christ also taught about the coming destruction at the end of time. The disciples asked Him, “When shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world.” The first thing Jesus told them was, “Take heed that no man deceive you” (Matthew 24:3-4) to show us that deception would mark the closing years of this Earth's history.

We are indeed seeing these deceptive signs today, another indicator that we are living in the end time.
The symbolism in Revelation 16:13 tells us that demonic spirits are deceiving the world. God is all-powerful and is able to perform more supernatural signs and wonders than we can imagine. However, we must guard ourselves against these evil spirits that are trying to imitate God’s power in order to snatch us away from His truth.

The second thing Jesus told His disciples was that many would come claiming to be Christ. In fact, Jesus tells us that their deceptions would be so strong, that if it were possible, they would even deceive “the very elect” (Matthew 24:24).

The elect are those who make the Word of God their basis for faith—those who cling to the Reformation’s central belief: Sola Scriptura. The elect want to follow God and love the truth.

From Jesus’ words, we know that deception will be rampant during our times. What sort of deception should we be looking for?

Here are other examples of signs and wonders happening around the world: