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Tuesdays Torch week 204

Tuesday’s Torch

11/27/12

By: Tim Sader

 John 17:21

 So that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Last week we learned about our relationship with God being restored through Christ’s shed blood. This reconciliation is the resolution for sin so our relationship with God could be restored to what it was meant to be. When bringing offering to God we are to first be reconciled with anyone who has anything against us. God had sin against us so before we can offer ourselves to Him we must be reconciled through Christ. While still Gods enemies we were saved so how much can we boast in reconciliation when Christ lives inside of us. Christ is the fullness of God and all things are reconciled through His blood. Because of evil God did not know us but in Christ we are not guilty. He made us holy. By being steadfast in the faith we continue in the ministry of reconciliation making us not guilty of sin. Not only is reconciliation to restore our relationship with God. It is to restore our relationships as fellow believers so we can be united and made one body in Christ. Jesus prayed that we would be made one just as He and the Father are one. So then if we trust in Him we know that we were reconciled so that we could be made one just as He prayed we would. Our ministry of reconciliation is for us to put aside our differences so we can be one body of God.

All of us are different in our own way, some more obvious than others but still unique none the less. The differences I have faced were always quite obvious and got me a lot of attention through the years. When I was just a little child I wasn’t as fast as other kids, in fourth grade walking became difficult and as a teen I started having to use a wheelchair. These were all difficult times when I didn’t want to be different. As I faced these trials I noticed the differences are what made me who I am. If we will learn to embrace our differences we will better be able to see how we fit together as one body of believers. In Christ our differences determine what part we are in the body. We all belong to one Spirit but we each have our own role so without us being our part the body is not complete (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27). Before Christ our differences separated us from God because we were not “His people.” In Christ we have been made one through His blood. His peace makes us a new humanity so together we can be one body reconciled with God through the cross (Ephesians 2:11-16). Our differences united in this gospel of peace make us members made to be one people in Christ (Ephesians 3:6). In Christ, though we all are different He makes us the same and equal with each other. No one group is considered better than any other not by race, gender, social status, government or religious tradition (Colossians 3:11). If Christ be in us we are made one in Him. The differences we have only means that we fit somewhere in the puzzle that is the body of God. One day we will be made one in Christ He prayed it so we should embrace our differences so that together with peace we can be made one.

I will be working on expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning it into other forms to shine my light so others can see it and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  Please feel free to forward The Torch to others so it can reach more people with its message of encouragement. If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into dark places. I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did He did so we would believe in who He is. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what he did (John 14:11). Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing. The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page. Thanks and God Bless all of you!

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

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Posted by on 11/27/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 203

Tuesday’s Torch

11/20/12

By: Tim Sader

 

Romans 5:10

 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Last week we learned about Jesus making us new creatures since He makes all things new. We can trust that the Lord is telling the truth so if all things are made new He is making us new also. Outside we might still look the same when we receive Christ but He is still working on us and upgrading us to be a better model. We are made new within our world He perfects us until we are the new creation He helped us become. The old man is in the past what matters now is new creation. That old self was full of evil and corruption but who we are in Christ is who we were created to be. In Him we are righteous and holy we should lay down our evil deeds leaving the old man in the past. Growing up into our new creation means we have been restored to what we were originally meant to be. Our relationship with God has been reconciled if we no longer hold ourselves in bondage to sin. The new creation is who we are in Christ and in Him we have been given reconciliation with our Father in heaven. Without resolution there is no bonding so to have a relationship with God we must experience reconciliation.

After being made new in Christ we are reconciled with our Creator so we can be in harmony with Him. When bringing a gift to the altar we are instructed that if anyone has anything against us we are to be reconciled first with them. Then we can bring our offering to God (Matthew 5:23-24). God has something against us all because we are each guilty of sinning against Him. We must first go to Him and ask to be forgiven because His son has become our reconciliation for sin. Then we can offer our hearts to Him since our sins are no longer being held against us. If we’ve been justified and made new from His sacrifice we are also saved from the wrath of God. Christ saved us while we were still enemies of God so how much more after reconciliation will we be saved by His life in us. We can boast only in reconciliation because through Christ only we receive it (Romans 5:9-11). In Christ is all the fullness of God and peace. Through His shed blood all things in heaven and earth receive reconciliation. Because of the evil which once controlled or minds we were strangers to God. Now we come to Him without blemish or accusation because through Christ dying for us we have been made holy in His sight. By continuing to be steadfast in our faith we continue in our ministry of reconciliation to the Lord (Colossians 1:19-23). God who reconciled Himself to us through Christ made us to be ministers of reconciliation. We are to tell the world God is reconciling Himself to us all through Christ making us no longer guilty of sinning against Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). In receiving reconciliation we are made not guilty and God has nothing against us so we can offer our hearts to Him.

I will be working on expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning it into other forms to shine my light so others can see it and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  Please feel free to forward The Torch to others so it can reach more people with its message of encouragement. If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into dark places. I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did He did so we would believe in who He is. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what he did (John 14:11). Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing. The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page. Thanks and God Bless all of you!

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 11/20/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 202

Tuesday’s Torch

11/13/12

By: Tim Sader

 Revelation 21:5

 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Last week we learned about the cushion we have when times get tough and we fall along lives path. In the storm Jesus had a cushion because he trusted in God to get them through so in our troubles we can rest on Jesus and He will get us through. We all have had storms in our lives and the old mat we once laid upon will not support us the way Jesus does when we lay it all on Him. Not even death can hold us down on the mat when Jesus tells us to get up off of it. If we fall on our Jesus cushion we won’t be down long because when the righteous fall they get back up. Even His angels are sent to cushion our falls so our faith can get us through every storm. We must trade the old mat for the cushion we have in Jesus who saves, heals and sets us free. By choosing Jesus to be our savior we get rid of the old way we once lived and we live a life that is pleasing to God. If He is making all things new we are made new because we are all part of all things. In Jesus we are new creatures the old man died with Him and the new man came to life when He was raised from the dead. We can trust that we will be made new because the Lord did not lie when He told us we would be. His words are trustworthy so if He is making new thing we are new indeed.

Being new means we are not the same it is like we’ve been upgraded to a better model. Outside I still look the same as we all do when we receive the Lord but notice He is “making” everything new so He is still working on us. Many wonder why we are not instantly transformed in Christ if He makes all things new (2 Corinthians 5:17). There is no easy answer to this question I have come to find out while dealing with a muscle wasting disease and losing the abilities many take for granted. Honestly I can only use my arms from the elbow down, my neck and head so there’s very little I can do on my own. How am I made new? Well before I got dedicated to the Lord I did my own thing wasting away on television and video games. On the weekends I got drunk and felt unfulfilled. Now I am reaching out to the world with a story of hope in the Lord and my hands are being used in a new ways to inspire others. We are made new within our world and no it’s not perfect yet but He is making us new one step a time (Galatians 6:14-16). What we did in the past that is the old man of sin but in Christ we are not that man. What matters now is the new creation and if we live in this new way peace and mercy will be our company. The old self was corrupt we must take it off of us by having a good attitude and being ourselves made new. The new self is who God created us to be. In the Lord we are righteous and holy since He made us to be like Him (Ephesians 4:22-24). The old self is full of evil deeds, cursing, hate and lies. The new man should not do these things because we have been renewed and have the knowledge that He lives in us. We have been made to be like our Creator (Colossians 3:9-10). He put the newness in us so we can put the old man in the past and keep him there. If Christ is making everything new the old man is dead and we are made new creatures as we grow up in Him.

I will be working on expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning it into other forms to shine the light so others can see its shining and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  Please feel free to forward The Torch to others so it can reach more people with its message of encouragement.  If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing of Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into the dark places.  I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did He did so we would believe in who He said He is.  He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what he did (John 14:11).  Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing.  The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved (John 3:16).  If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life too.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that.  Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page.  Thanks and God Bless all of you!

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 11/13/2012 in Torches

 

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Tousdays Torch is written by me, Timothy Sader but divinely inspired by the written and spoken word of God in my spirit.  The Holy Spirit is my guide I write whatever he shows me at the beginng of every Tuesday.  Thanks for checking out the page.

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Posted by on 11/12/2012 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 201

Tuesday’s Torch

11/06/12 

By: Tim Sader

 

Mark 4:38

 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Last week we learned what it means to be clean on the inside where water can’t reach. Jesus told us to be clean and we are made that way only through His shed blood. The leper knew where to go to be clean and we must go to Him to be cleansed as well. Cleaning a dish or car only on the outside does very little for it if inside it is still dirty. Getting clean beneath the skin starts by being generous if we give it all away there’s nothing left to mess us up. To stay clean we must wash with soap and inside we need soap as well. This soap is the words that come from God in the bible and fellowship with Him. If we apply it daily inside it will clean up the other words spoken to us or coming out of us. Lastly we cannot be made clean with the shedding of blood as a sacrifice for the sin that made us dirty. To be washed in His blood we must believe in Him. When He tells us to be clean immediately we will be cleansed on the inside and free from our sin. With Jesus we have a cushion when things are bad or if we fall along our path of striving after Him. If we keep our faith in the Lord even in the storm where all hope is gone we can rest like Jesus on the boat in the storm. The disciples could not believe Jesus could sleep through a storm like this but He was not afraid God was His cushion and in Him we get our cushion to. Whatever we face He is there with us so we can sleep on our cushion and make it through our storms.

While preparing today I got to thinking about the storms He’s brought me through. With Muscular Dystrophy arise many trials and storms to make it through. I remember when I first couldn’t walk anymore I didn’t want to be the different kid in class but I had to deal with it by choosing in fifth grade to have a good attitude. Later I wanted to drive but couldn’t, had respiratory complications and finally found love only to lose it for selfish reasons. These storms I only made it through because I had a cushion to fall on so I could get back up again. Through Jesus our sins are forgiven and we are healed so we no longer need the old mat we once laid down on. Now Jesus is our cushion because only he can do what we couldn’t do before on our old mat (Matthew 9:5-7). Even death cannot keep us on the old mat because Jesus has the power to tell the dead man to get up and he will rise again (Luke 7:14-15). Our God cushion is not only a place for us to fall it is a place for us to get back up again. Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes (Proverbs 24:16). When we fall yes the Lord is there for us to fall on but no matter how much we fall if He is our cushion we will rise again. “God is not so much disappointed in our falling as He is pleased when we rise again” -Rick Joyner. The Lord commands His angels for us so we will not fall hard and be harmed. They will hold us up in their hands to be our cushion when troubles comes (Psalm 91:11-12). Just like Jesus had a cushion on the boat we have a cushion through faith in Him to make it through our storms. Let us not forget His benefits through Him we are healed, saved and set free (Psalm 103:2-3). Having faith in the Lord is our cushion so we can get up again and strive to be the best we can be.

I will be working on expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning it into other forms to shine the light so others can see its shining and be saved.  I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week.  Please feel free to forward The Torch to others so it can reach more people with its message of encouragement.  If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing of Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into the dark places.  I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives.  All of what Christ did He did so we would believe in who He said He is.  He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what he did (John 14:11).  Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing.  The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved (John 3:16).  If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life too.  If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will help you do that.  Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page.  Thanks and God Bless all of you!

Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light.  Psalm 118:26-27

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2012 in Torches