January 11th 2016 – Near the Cross

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“And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.” (John 19:17-18 )

It is painful to consider what Jesus went through for us and to think about what He endured on our behalf. The remarkable truth I keep coming back to time and time again is that it was His decision. He decided to endure these things… the suffering, the beatings and the crucifixion. It is convicting because I know how little in comparison it has taken to rattle my endurance at times. I have never been beaten for Jesus much less crucified.

I have unfortantally been under attack and oppression by the enemy… I did say oppression and not “possession” The good news is that it is not possible for a born-again Christian. Because the Holy Spirit lives in us we are protected. However we can and have situations that are not of God torment us…

Remember, The enemy invested alot of time and energy into seeking us out, stealing, lieing and trying to kill and destroy us..

It comes down to each and every one of us making a commitment to Jesus. How far will you follow Jesus? Until it gets inconvenient, uncomfortable, or what about when it becomes painful? Are you willing to follow Him all the way? Let us follow our Jesus, who is so worthy, all the way until the end. Until we hear the words “well done, good and faithful servant.” God bless you as you follow Jesus.

“Remember that the enemy will show up times just before a major breakthrough in your life. Push through it! Dont give up because its hard. Your victory is right around the corner.”

Prayer:

Dear Father, You have called me to a disciple’s life. I want to embrace that life and yet there are times when I look back. I am Your disciple. I will go where You lead me. Please help my faith. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Seeking Jesus?

Jesus Christ says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20)

The Bible promises eternal life to all who receive Christ: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-13)

If you have not asked Jesus into your lifeYou can receive Jesus Christ right now by faith through prayer.

Prayer is just talking with God. He knows your heart, so don’t worry about getting your words just right. Here is a suggested prayer to guide you:

Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Saviour and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.

If you have done this, then congratulations! (Luke 15:7) says that when one sinner accepts Jesus Christ as his or her Saviour the angels rejoice. So there’s a party going on in heaven right now over your decision! Remember this date as your “second birthday,” the day you were born into a new life in Christ! You have God’s Word that he answered your prayer.

Please take a moment to contact me, I would love to pray with you personally for this wonderful new journey you are on.  roblavallee@gmail.com or 520-256-9738

Rob Lavallee

Scriptural Seeds Ministries

http://www.scripturalseeds.org

One thought on “January 11th 2016 – Near the Cross

  1. dbyear79

    This reminds me of a sermon I recently heard… In the pastors teachings, he spoke of how Satan is the ultimate deceiver. He then went on to focus on the meaning of the word “deceive”. If we are to Google this word, the very first definition that comes up is, “cause to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage”. In my thoughts this would make Satan somewhat of a magician – a master of illusion. Anything he puts forth to us are lies and a manipulation of the truth. This in a sense makes me think of most any slide of the hand trick… It’s really a joke once one sees the whole picture. So in the end an illusionist really has no control, you are just seeing what he wants you to see. Always remember… God is our “Vindicator” – to assert, maintain, or defend a right against opposition.

    PRAISE GOD…

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