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For A Little While

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. —1 Peter 5:10 Suffering is part of every believers' life (Mark 8:34). Some, if not many, of it will be heart-breaking. Even so, God promised that when a believer suffers for the sake of the gospel, he will be gracious and "restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you" (1 Peter 5:10). Therefore, you can be sure that even through the toughest time of your life, God is able to reach you out and cover you with his grace. Suffering for the sake of Christ identifies us as the people who belong to him (Romans 8:17). Paul writes that believing in Christ includes suffering for his sake (Philippians 1:29). Genuine faith suffers. The suffering that a believer will experience in this life will be of no comparison to the eternity that is to be revealed when Jesus Christ returns (Romans 8:18). That&

The Lord is My Portion

The LORD is my portion; I promise to keep your words. —Psalm 119:57 God's words/ law/ precepts/ commands/ demands are so wonderful. Obedience to these words might not be comfortable but it is life-giving. In his words we come to know more of him (Romans 10:17). Again and again, we see in the Bible how obedience gives life and disobedience leads to death. The Psalmist knows that life is only possible by keeping God's word as his portion (Psalm 73:26). Jeremiah put his hope in the Lord and calls him his portion (Lamentations 3:24). You and I need these words in order to live. Living in this world will not be easy but God promised peace in our hearts if we abide in his words (John 15:7). He promised not to leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), so be content on who God is for you in Christ Jesus. As we embark a new year may we look backwards unto the historical work of God in his Son Jesus (John 3:16), live today with the strength that he faithfully supplies (Philippian

The Reason for the Season

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. —Luke 2:10 Jesus is the good news. Jesus is the gospel that we preach. Any view or celebration of Christmas that does not involve Jesus misses the whole point of the season. Jesus is the reason for the season. He is the most awaited fulfillment of God's promise, that he will save his people through an everlasting covenant. For sinners like you and me. This is really a good news. We are natural sinners and do not submit to God's law. Apostle Paul says we cannot submit to God's law. The only way we can stand in front of a holy and righteous God without being consumed by the fire of his holiness is by having a righteousness that is not our own, but is counted to us by the perfect mediator, the Son of God. He lived a perfect obedient life we should have lived and died a horrible death that we deserve, in our place. He didn't remained dead

Salvation from Sin

She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) The Arrival of the Messiah The book begins with a long list of genealogy (Matthew 1:1-17) which states Jesus' rightful place as "The son of Abraham and The son of David". This list plays an important role in  the arrival of the Messiah. Genealogies are used during this time to support legal claims on hierarchy. Among the long list are people with questionable characters. This gives us an idea on how God works on the lives of the people. You are not chosen by God because you are morally good but God chose you according to his wise council 'For he says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion." So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. ' (Romans 9:15, 16). The Virgin Birth Matthew cited a passage from the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14).

Blog #001 | Welcome To My Blog!

God created us to behold his glory (Isaiah 43:7). We are to be his mirror in this world (Genesis 1:27). My goal in everything that I do is to show to people God's glory. I know it sounds impossible, but that is how we know more of God (Romans 10:17). Ultimately, through the Holy Scriptures and through people who studied it by the power of the Holy Spirit gracefully supplied to us by God in Christ Jesus. The end for which this resource site is created is the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). He created all of us and all that is around us and he deserves all the praise and glory and honor. It is my joy to see and spread his glory to the ends of the earth (Isaiah 52:7). About Me Hi! I'm Melencio Lomod Jr, my friends call me "Lenz" and I was a Seafarer (2012-2020) working on tanker vessels. I belong to a family of 10 and I am second. I am currently living in Subic, Zambales Philippines. My home town is Carmen, Bohol and I am a believer of Jesus Chris

God's Glory In A Fulfilled Calling

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:11, 12) Obedience to the gospel of our Lord Jesus is a matter of life and death. A person's disobedience only shows that he/ she doesn't really know God. Obedience to God is not a work of the will. We can't create it on our own. We are people of disobedience to start with (1 Corinthians 2:14). That is why we cry unto God for his grace to make us worthy of his calling and fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, (2 Thessalonians 1:11). God is the reason why we live or die. We cry unto God for the strength to obey so that we may not boast (John 15:16, Ephesians 2:8, 9). We cry unto God for the power to follow him 'so that