Prayer

Last evening, when I got home, I checked on my computer. I had let it run while I was at work to do a complete computer recovery.  What this is Basically you are reinstalling the Operating system on the computer, like when you first buy a computer, some might call this a Factory Reset.

i was hoping for the best, Before I left I was having some issues, However, after restarting the computer, it seems the computer wasn’t working correctly, at all. So,  after speaking with a tech from DELL over the phone, it was decided that I should contact another department which wasn’t open until Monday. i unplugged the Ethernet plug from the computer, and had tried to get the computer to start.  I could only  get it to run  in  Safe Mode,
Safe Mode  is used when   you have a virus on your computer, in normal mode the virus is active, however in Safe Mode, the virus becomes inactive so it can be removed. Safe mode is also used in other circumstances, that I will not go into at the moment.

This is done by restarting the computer, then holding down the F-8 key,  then choosing the Safe Mode with Networking.

This Allows you to get access to the internet should you need to update the anti-virus program on your computer.

I woke up the next day feeling so depressed thinking about the computer. if it had worked I intended to watch Skip Heitzig, on Hischannel.com but, since I couldn’t I would probably end up watching it on my small Apple computer, instead of the large screen.

I believe the Holy Spirit was trying to get me, to pray about the situation, but, my thinking at the time was what could God do. I believe  we all get this way, when the Flesh part of us wants to take over. At the time I  felt like God was distant on solving this situation, I guess I was having a lack of faith because of the situation, I just wanted it to work.

That afternoon, I started praying explaining my situation, to God how the computer was not working and how I would have to wait until Monday to speak with someone at DELL, I confessed to the LORD, that I had to remember that this computer is only a machine. After finishing my prayer,  I went into the other room and decided to switch on the computer. I made sure to try the computer  in safe mode and see what could be done.

What I  hadn’t expected to see was the words that I could  “reinstall windows,  by restarting the computer, however not in Safe Mode, I quickly removed the plug from the speakers, the HDMI Cord and the USB for the Printer, and restarted the computer. After awhile the computer was running like normal as when I first opened the box. I guess I just had to have a little faith, like it says in the bible.

In the book of Luke chapter 17 starting at verse 6 it says The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and thrown into the sea,’ and it would obey you!

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

 

Thank you God, thank you  Jesus.

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Superiority of the Gospel

Today, we are in the book of Galatians, chapter 3:

As I read the chapters below, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, I  have in the past done these same things, always trying to do this on my own, trying to do by my own human efforts and nothing was working, and I couldn’t figure out why.

 

In the past, i was really having some time with sexual sin, it wasn’t until, I went to the altar, that the Lord removed it from my life, this whole chapter just speaks to me and maybe, it will speak to you also. For months I was  always wondering why the Holy Spirit would have me either around this chapter or why I would come across this chapter time after time.   Now,  I know why.

 

Just like it says in the book of Zechariah 4:6

6Then he said to me, “This is what the lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law of Moses? Of course not! You received the Spirit because you believed the message you heard about Christ. How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Have you experienced  so much for nothing? Surely it was not in vain, was it?

I ask you again, does God give you the Holy Spirit and work miracles among you because you obey the law? Of course not! It is because you believe the message you heard about Christ.

In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”  The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God.
What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would declare the Gentiles to be righteous because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.”  So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.
10 But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.”  11 So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”  12 This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”

13 But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures, “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”  14 Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised  Holy Spirit through faith.

The Law and God’s Promise

15 Dear brothers and sisters,  here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. 16 God gave the promises to Abraham and his child.  And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children, ” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, it says “to his child”—and that, of course, means Christ. 17 This is what I am trying to say: The agreement God made with Abraham could not be canceled 430 years later when God gave the law to Moses. God would be breaking his promise. 18 For if the inheritance could be received by keeping the law, then it would not be the result of accepting God’s promise. But God graciously gave it to Abraham as a promise.
19 Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people. 20 Now a mediator is helpful if more than one party must reach an agreement. But God, who is one, did not use a mediator when he gave his promise to Abraham.

21 Is there a conflict, then, between God’s law and God’s promises? Absolutely not! If the law could give us new life, we could be made right with God by obeying it. 22 But the Scriptures declare that we are all prisoners of sin, so we receive God’s promise of freedom only by believing in Jesus Christ.

God’s Children through Faith

23 Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed.
24 Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we could be made right with God through faith. 25 And now that the way of faith has come, we no longer need the law as our guardian.
26 For you are all children  of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.  28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile,  slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children  of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. 

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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