Monday, December 15, 2014

The Lords Prayer

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to Pray.  Jesus taught them to pray after this manner.  He opens with Matthew 6:9, 10

When we pray, we need to acknowledge God for who he is.  He is the Creator, and he is Holy, we are to praise God.  Open your prayer with reverence and praise to God.

Matthew 6:9, 10 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

In our prayer, we should go into thanksgiving. Thanking God for his provision, and guidance over us.

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

As we pray and praise God and being thankful, we need to ask for forgiveness and confess our sins.

Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

After our confession of sin, we can make our requests known unto God. Pray for others as in the end of verse 12 forgiving our neighbor.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

In ending our prayer there should be reverence to God in closing. It is God's kingdom, and it is in his power and give God the glory.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Comments on 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

The man of sin in this chapter is described by Paul as the Anti-christ. His coming is after the working of Satan that is that he will have the power of Satan to do these things, see 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10 2Th 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” 2Th 2:10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” In verse 10 we see that he has power to deceive the people who are lost "that perish" that received not the love of ethe truth, that they might be saved. These people have not received Jesus. One may think that when the rapture takes place and they see that their loved ones are gone and they have been left behind that they, having been told of Jesus, would then receive Jesus into their heart. Or one may say that they will wait until then to receive Jesus. This will not be possible! See the next verse in this chapter, verse 11 2Th 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” Because of this, that they received not the truth, God will send them strong delusion that they will believe whatever lie the anti-christ tells them, thus they will not be able to come to heaven, as stated in the next verse, verse 12. 2Th 2:12 “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” These people had their opportunity to receive Jesus and have rejected Jesus and they will be damned and not be able to enter into the Kingdome of God.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Comments on Luke 16:22-28

"Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Luke 16:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Luke 16:27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: Luke 16:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment." God tells us of life in Hell A) People will have sight; Luke 16:23 The rich man saw Abraham. B) People will have speech; Luke 16:24 The rich man cried and said to Abraham C) People will have knowledge; Luke 16:24 The rich man called Abraham and Lazarus by name. D) People will have feeling; Luke 16:24 The rich man wanted to have relief. E) People will have hearing; Luke 16:25 The rich man heard Abraham speak. F) People will have memory; Luke 16:25 The rich man’s memory was refreshed by Abraham. G) People will have thought; Luke 16:27 The rich man thought about his father’s house. H) People will have concern; Luke 16:28 The rich man was concerned about his brethren coming to Hell.