Tag Archives: Salvation

Is Your Ship Being Battered?

You may be enduring a contrary wind in your life. On top of the already difficult life changes due to Covid19.

A contrary wind battering the boat doesn’t mean that God didn’t command you to set sail.

‘Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. ‘ Matthew 14:22-25

Immediately “He made” the disciples get into the boat!

Do you think Jesus didn’t know a storm was brewing?

He knew.

Yet, He also knew that nothing would stand in His way when He was ready to get them.

Where are you? Are you worried you are too far away for Him to reach you?

My Jesus created the winds and the waves. And He holds my life in His hand even when I am standing right here on dry land.

I’ll praise Him either way.

Taming the Flesh and Extending the Mission,

Johnathan

Wait For It

This verse is a response to Habakkuk concerning the Chaldeans and God’s future plans to liberate the land and chastise the Chaldeans.

But God’s response to Habakkuk still holds meaning for us who have faith and hope today. God has created His own timetable. He is faithful. Jesus will return soon. Wait for it.

“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.

Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.”

Habakkuk 2:3-4 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/hab.2.3-4.NASB

And though they scoff, wait for it.

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
2 Peter 3:3‭-‬4 NASB

No Other Name

His name is the only one we must believe in for salvation. Jesus is the son of God and is God.

Whoever believes in Jesus will not perish, but will have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Jesus dwelt among us full of grace and truth.

Believe in Him and receive Gods grace.

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.
John 1:14‭, ‬17 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/jhn.1.14-17.NASB

He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders , but which became the chief corner stone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:11‭-‬12 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/act.4.11-12.NASB

By His Doing You Are in Christ Jesus

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen. 1:1

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. John 3:16

But God raised Him from the dead. Act 13:30

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, ” Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord .”
1 Corinthians 1:30‭-‬31 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/1co.1.30-31.NASB