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Isaiah 60:22

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Posted by on 02/27/2015 in Scriptures

 

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Posted by on 02/27/2015 in Sparks

 

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Posted by on 02/25/2015 in Sparks

 

Tuesdays Torch week 321

Tuesday’s Torch

02/24/15

By: Tim Sader

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.” (John 8:42)

Last week we talked about seeing sin, we learned how God looks past it because of His love for us and our love for others covers their sin to. Love is a God solution to us seeing only the sin in the lives of others and for many other things. How do we know if something is a God send or solution for us? Can a God send be a solution or vice versa? God did not suddenly just tell the flood waters to go away; He sent the wind to dry the waters so they would recede (Genesis 8:1). In this instance what God sent was a big part of the solution to the flood waters that covered the earth. One time God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem but when He saw the disaster He withdrew the angel He sent (1 Chronicles 21:15). When God sent this angel it not only wasn’t a well thought solution but He regretted that He sent the destroying angel. The Lord sent many prophets because He had pity on Israel but they despised, mocked and scoffed at them until the Lord was angry and had no remedy for them (2 Chronicles 36:15-16). The prophets told each of them to turn from their wicked ways and to stop serving other gods. Then they would live in the land given to their ancestors but they paid them no attention (Jeremiah 35:15). God sent the prophets to warn the people of the wrong they were doing but this was no ultimate solution because the law could never be kept or free us from sin. Many things in life are God sends that are no solution, some will help the solution come or a message sent will bring a solution if we do what’s right. Some things feel like God sends them to us because they make life on earth better and sometimes they are but these are not always His solution. If the heat in our house goes out a kerosene heater from a friend maybe a God send but the solution is a new heating system for our home. Medicine can stop the symptoms of diseases but often times they are not a solution for it.

The law was sent by God to Moses for Israel to follow when they were becoming a nation. It was sent but it was too much for anyone to follow so it was not the solution. The blood of bulls and goats was not able to take away sins. God did not desire sacrifice and offering, but our body prepared for Him; burnt offerings really never pleased Him. Jesus offered Himself as a body without sin written about in Isaiah; who came to do Gods will by being the body God was looking for to be the sacrifice (Hebrews 10:4-7). Through the sin of one man Adam death reined so how much more will we receive grace, abundant life and the gift of righteousness reign in life through Christ? One trespass condemned us all so it only makes sense that one act of righteousness would bring justification and life to us all. One disobedience made all of us sinners so in obedience we can be made righteous. The law was sent so trespass might increase, where it increased grace increased even more. So just as sin reigned in death grace reigns through righteousness to bring eternal in Christ Jesus (Romans 5:17-21). When the time came Jesus was born under the law to redeem those born under the law so we can be sons of God. Because we are sons we receive the Spirit of the Son who cries out to God as our Father (Galatians 4:4-6). This is how God showed His love to us: He sent his Son into the world so we could live through Him. This is love: not us loving Him but Him loving us enough to send His son as our sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9-10). If God is our Father we will love Him by accepting the Son whom God sent. Jesus was both a send and solution to pretty much every circumstance we face in life.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 02/24/2015 in Torches

 

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Posted by on 02/18/2015 in Sparks

 

Tuesdays Torch week 320

Tuesday’s Torch

02/17/15

By: Tim Sader

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

Last week we learned a lot about little things and how we need to recognize them before we can understand the greater things of God. Sin seems like such a big thing when we are trying to live free from it and the further we separate ourselves from it the more obvious we see it in others. When this happens many believers become very legalistic, judgmental and self-righteous. We think everyone needs to work as hard as us and we point out their sins. Correcting a fellow believer is not necessarily wrong; it’s often the way we approach others that causes the problem. We need to refocus; instead of seeing sin that people are involved in we need to see them as someone God loves. Is this not what Jesus did when He submerged Himself in the midst of thieves, sluts and liars? He loved others and love covered the multitude of sins. It is true that the eyes of the Lord cannot look on sin and wrongdoing but still he allows the wicked to thrive over the righteous (Habakkuk 1:13). He allows this because of love hoping in time they will turn away from their evil ways. He is not seeing sin when He sees us; He is seeing His creation that He called good. His love covers our sin; He does not turn His back on us if sin is still in our lives but chooses not to see it when He sees us. At Calvary Christ paid the price for sin and through salvation we become righteous and our sins are removed instead of ignored. His eyes are on the righteous, He hears their cries; He doesn’t give heed to those who remain wicked, their names are wiped out from the earth (Psalm 34:15-16). On the cross Jesus cried out, “My God why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) God did not stop loving His son but had to turn His face from the sin He became guilty of until His innocence washed them away and He became a more permanent solution for sin.

As humans if we have the fear of the Lord that is wisdom and shunning evil is understanding (Job 28:28). He tells us to shun evil not to see sin, judge people and shun them. We must turn from evil and do good so we can dwell in the land forever (Psalm 37:27). If we love life and enjoy good days we must keep our mouths from speaking evil and deceit. We should seek peace and run after it because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous. He hears our prayers when we are in right standing with Him but His hands are tied if we continue in sin and forsake Him (1 Peter 3:10-12). We all sin even after we are saved we sin from time to time. How can we go around seeing the sins of everyone else when we have sin in our own lives we are trying to be free from. We must first deal with our own sin before we can clearly instruct others in being free from theirs (Luke 6:42). We are hypocrites when we see sin but don’t love people in spite of their sin. It is the Holy Spirits job to convict men of sin; all we are commanded to do is love and it should cover their sin from our sight. When we pray to God whatever we have against anyone we must forgive them so that our Father in heaven will forgive our sins (Mark 11:29). When others sin it is no offence against us so we mustn’t be their judge for it. If we won’t forgive others of their sins, how can God forgive us of our sins when we ask (Matthew 6:15)? Seeing the sins of others and thinking they’re so horrible should only make us reflect on how far God has brought us and how far we have left to go. We are called to love because Christ first loved us and that love He showed us was enough to cover every sin. If we love like we should we will stop seeing sin and love others so they can become what they were created to be.

Tuesdays Torch has an official website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com Daily Sparks and Scripture Pictures are further spreading the message of Christ. We have accepted the opportunity for Tuesday’s Torch to be in Redeemed the Magazine for prisoners. The founder and author of Tuesdays Torch Tim Sader, has spoken in church and has several will be looking for future speaking engagements soon. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. Recently we partnered with leisurelane.wordpress.com please check it out and send them some love. Any ministries or blogs that would like to partner with Tuesdays Torch please let us know. We pray the Lord will touch every reader. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk a little more about what He did and what He is still doing. The best thing God ever done was send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will meet the Lord. If anyone wants to make Jesus their Savior send a message to: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com and we will pray together. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website, by email, on Facebook as Tuesdays Torch or Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 02/17/2015 in Torches

 

Jeremiah 7:30

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Posted by on 02/16/2015 in Scriptures