That I May Know Him

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. ~ 1 John 5:20 (KJV)

Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Jeremiah 23:29

Friday, April 28, 2006

He will lift up his hand to heaven

Revelation 2:17 writes:

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

What's wrong with being zealous for my God?

We have been criticized a few times for having too much Zeal for the Lord, by Christians! Oh you zealouts! And may I ask, what's so wrong with that.

One of my favorite stories in the Old Testament is found in Numbers 25.

And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. ~ Numbers 25:6-8

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel. ~Numbers 10-13

One man's zeal turned God's wrath away from his children. How much more an entire people zealous for the Lord their God! So again, I ask, what's so wrong with being zealous for my King?

Help, please

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8

I was reading Galatians on my way home on the train tonight, and though I have read it many times, I never stopped at "or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel".

Why does Paul warn about an angel from heaven preaching another gospel? What baffled me is that he mentions "from heaven", so it's not a fallen angel, right? Is it just an expression that he was using or is there a litteral meaning to this?

Would anyone be able to clarify? Thanks


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What a Privilege

Just before leaving work today, I gave Virginia her first King James Bible. She was away from her desk, so I just placed it with a post-it on top saying in French "bonne lecture" which is a common expression for enjoy your reading. She seemed happy when she noticed it and gave me a smile.

Tonight, after the evening prayer service, I got another Bible from the church to hand over to Mitchelle tomorrow. She too will receive her first Bible.

And here I thought giving a tract was exciting!

I feel so privileged to hand over God's precious and holy Word to a lost soul.

Now that the seeds have been planted, I must continue the watering through prayer. They need to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour. May the Word of God get hold of their heart and soul.

Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word. Psalms 119:41

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Eternal I Am

Deu 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Exo 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Our God is the great I AM. Of all the things I've thanked Him for, I don't believe I ever thanked Him for being eternal. He knows no beggining and has no end. Isaiah 9:6 calls Him The everlasting Father. Jeremiah 10:10 calls Him The everlasting King.

Psa 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

If He is the great I AM, the everlasting God, that means that His wonderful attributes are also from everlasting to everlasting.

Psa 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psa 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children.

Psa 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.

Isa 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation.

Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

Jer 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love.

It is wonderful to serve the True and Only God that shall never perish. His kingdom is everlasting, and I shall serve Him eternally.

Psa 145:13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting.

I much rather invest in my everlasting inheritance than to waist my all on earthly goods that shall surely come to pass. If anyone wants to know what I shall be doing for the rest of my life, here it is: I will bless the Lord God Israel from everlasting and to everlasting!

Psa 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Another Open Door

As I came in to work today, I spend the first hour not working, but chatting away with the girls about my short trip. Bad sarah, I know...

Then came lunch time and, Virginia, Mitchelle and I went to a small dinner type restaurant. As we were chatting away, Virginia turned around and said "please don't kill me, but I can't wait to see the da vinci code movie". She said that because we had already discussed this issue many times prior. I remained calm and silently prayed in my heart that the Lord would quicken me to speak something wise, and He did not fail. Praise the Lord, through that little open door, I had the chance to speak about my first love, the Lord Jesus Christ, yet another time to these two young ladies.

Finally, Virginia asked me if I could give her a Bible. I have a King James Bible that I have earnestly been praying that God would send the right person in my path worthy of receiving this precious book. Tomorrow, I will hand it to her. I am so happy. It gets better, Mitchelle asked for one also, and they both promised to read it. I suggested that they start with the book of John and move into Romans.

Praise the Lord for all the open doors He has blessed me with. He makes me feel so worthy to speak and shout His name!!!!! Even my boss, Jeffrey, asked me today if I went to church in NYC and I shouted a loud YES, while another lawyer was in the kitchen.

I am a very shy person, but I have been praying that the Lord would give me boldness to speak His name and I want to praise and thank Him for making me worthy to utter His beautiful name upon my lips.

Psa 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Home, Sweet Home

Thanks to all for you prayers, mom and I had a safe trip. We left on Monday morning, as opposed to Sunday late night, and made it home an hour ago, 7 pm our time.

Ney York City was quie nice, however, it is a "dirty" city and much too crowded. It is enjoyable only for a visit. I was so glad to see my auntie whom I had not seen for two years. She is doing very well and the Lord has blessed her very much. I will go as far as to quote Proverbs 31:29 "Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." when I think of her.

Sunday morning, we worshipped at Calvary Baptist Church. This is where I re-dedicated my life to the Lord when I was 14 and the church has somewhat of a "sentimental value" to me. I was clinging to every word that was coming out of the Pastor's mouth, as I thought to myself, seven years ago, the words of this preacher led to me to fall prostrate on my face and to ask the Lord Jesus Christ to start a new work in me. Ultimately, it is God's Word that got a hold of me, and I praise Him each day for having saved and kept me close to Him.

The church is doing quite well, but they are having some issues here and there. Seems like the enemy knows his time is ticking and he is attacking all that is dear to the Lord. Please remember to pray for Calvary Baptist and to all the churches. May we always stay true and faithful to Him.

It is funny that the things I have missed the most are the things I do on a weekly basis. I have missed my home church very much. I can hardly wait for Wednesday prayer evening! I really missed Pastor Larrry, passing out tracts and the Awana leaders and my dear JVers. And yes, I have missed all of you dear fellow bloggers!

Home, sweet home, indeed.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Bad News...snif, snif....Carey, pass me a tissue please

Just wanted to grab your attention and let you know that I will be away for a few days...snif...snif, and will miss you all terribly.

Mom and I are going to NYC for the weekend to visit my sweet auntie Carla, mom's younger sister. We are leaving late night tomorrow (or today, Thursday) and will be back here early Monday morning, Lord willing. We just take the bus overnight and reach NYC in 6-7 hours. I won't have internet access, and will not be able to visit all your wonderful blogs and chat with you. Snif, snif. Tomorrow (or is it today already for you?) I will only be able to surf your blogs and comment here and there, but I will not be able to post until Monday evening. That isn't too bad....right!? snif, snif...:(

Oh wait, that's horrible! Mom and I will miss Friday night Awana, Saturday morning tract passing, Sunday Services AND street preaching!!!!!

I am, however, looking forward to my weekend getaway. Sometimes you need nice things to look forward to in order to keep sane. I know in my heart that the Lord provided this little getaway for mom and I as a sweet touch of love and I am very thankful.

We will spend Sunday morning at Calvary Baptist Church, where I re-dedicated my life to the Lord at the age of 14 and a half, as I believe you already know through reading my testimony. I have been "warned" that the church is not as strong as it used to be and I find that very sad.

Thank you for visiting my little web space! God bless you all, and I promise I will think and pray for all of you, mom (mom and I are like Ruth and Naomi, except mom is not bitter, and I am not a widow, ok, so there are a few differences...but her people are my people and where she goes, I follow, haha), Carey, Matthew and Rev., my few, but wonderful, faithful ones!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Just a Thought

The Thoughts of the Lord:

O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. ~Psa 92:5

The Thoughts of Man:

The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity. ~Psa 94:11

God's thougts are not our thoughts:

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa 55:8-9

The Thoughts of the Sinner:

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. Psa 10:4

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD. Pro 15:26

The Thoughts of the Righteous

The thoughts of the righteous are right. Pro 12:5

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness Pro 21:5

I got thinking about this, because as I spend most of my day with non-believers, it is amazing how I have nothing in common with them. Every aspect of a believer's life revolves around the Lord Jesus Christ.

He is King and Lord of my heart, and therefore, He rules my life. I can't help but to think and talk about Him!!

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psa 34:1

Monday, April 17, 2006

At loss of words

Ever been at a loss of words during prayer time with your Heavenly Father?

I certainly have. It is ususally with a certain matter that I have been bringing to the Lord for quite some time. I feel as though my words come out crooked, and at times, they just do not come out. I have actually wanted to give on that prayer, but by God's grace, it is then that the Spirit quickens me and reminds me that I ought to pray without ceasing.

1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.

Our Heavenly Father is a good Father and there isn't a problem that He cannot take good care of. Even when we are at a loss of words, His precious Word comforts the heart and soul.

Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Should you ever feel weak and do not know what to say to the Lord, do not worry, just speak to Him in all honesty. For as He has said "the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered", and none can say it better. There isn't a matter that we bring to Him that He does not already know. He just bids us come!

Thank you, O Father, for truly thou has sent the Comforter.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

From my laptop

I have another Praise.

This morning, my mother informed me that we lost the browser on the computer and that we could not log into hotmail, neither blogger. We had to take the tower to the repair shop. I was afraid that I would go through what Matthew went through with his blogging withdrawal.

The computer had been giving us problems for a very long time, since it's an old one. I had known for a while that I ought to buy a laptop, but I just did not have the finances.

With my goverment cheques that came in on Wednesdy, Praise God, today I bought my first ever laptop. I am so happy.

I was able to avoid blogging withdrawal, since the computer is still in the shop, and because tomorrow is a holiday, all stores are closed, therefore, mom cannot get her computer before Monday evening.

She can, however, use my laptop in case blogging withdrawal symptoms arise!

Friday, April 14, 2006

And Thy House

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31

This is a very familiar salvation verse. Often times, we quote it "believe on the Lord Jesus Chirst, and thou shalt be saved". But I was thinking about this last night. The verse goes on to say and thy house.

We are called children of light.

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1Th 5:5

Therefore, we let our light shine brightly and testify that Jesus Christ is the Saviour King.

Here is a woman who got saved, and her house:

And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us. Acts 16:14-15

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Not the answer he was expecting

I have posted not too long ago and shared with you how I came to witness to my boss, Jeffrey. That was a year ago! It was on the Monday after easter Sunday that I found the chocolate bunny on my chair and had a perfect opening to witnessing to him, and that marks his one year anniversary of having heard the gospel.

Since then, I have had plenty more of opportunities to share with Him some more.

We are only closed tomorrow. Monday is back to work for me, but as I was leaving the office tonight, Jeffrey asked me if tomorrow is going to be my "sad day" being that tomorrow is supposed to mark the day that Christ was crucified.

"SAD" I said (hehe), what for? He rose on the third day!!!!! He died on the cross for my sins and now I am eternally saved and I shall see Him face to face one day. Besides, I do not remember what he did for me once a year at an appointed time, but each day I am thankful for my salvation.

Also, something I have learned from my mom, I told him to "read His Bible". He just nodded. Consecrated is always going around telling people to read their Bible!

But I could tell by the expression on his face that this was not the answer he was expecting. I was so happy that the Lord put such quick answers on my lips, and yet, I couldn't help but wonder how one year ago I witnessed to him, and today, not much has changed.

I shall have to pray more and harder.

Also, I am hoping that this Sunday will be the Sunday that Mitchelle (a friend also from the office) comes to church and gets saved. She has no excuse not to, she took Monday off. I wish the entire city of Montreal would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

I feel the Lord encouraging me to keep on labouring for Him. We are going tract passing tomorrow and Saturday. I cannot wait.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I Have Tasted

Psa 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

That is always my prayer when I lift up my voice to the Lord. I want to taste Him and see that He is good. I put my trust in Him, and I pray that He increaseth my Faith continually.

I have tasted, and seen that the Lord is good!

Once in a while, I need a touch of love from the Lord. I tell Him that. I can endure and be patient, but I just need a little special touch of love from Him, encouragement I guess. And He never fails to shower me with His love. Yep, I have a Praise tonight!!

About a month ago, I filed my taxes, and my "accountant" (I don't know what to call him. The dude? I pay him once a year when I need to file my taxes) told me that I should be expecting quite a bit from the government, and so I have anxiously been waiting for the cheques to arrive, and that they did tonight. Praise God, I got my Federal and Provincial cheques, and the money came right on time, as I need to fill in a few holes here and there. And since they are but a few holes, I will have quite a bit of left-over to save up.

Wednesdays and Fridays are always a struggle for me at work. Those are the two days of the week that I must leave work on time, since I go to church in the evening, and they just happen to be the CrAzY days! On my way home from work tonight, on the train, I was struggling in the flesh, thinking how nice it would be if I could stay home, relax, and maybe get a nice supper. But I knew that my spirit needed to be fed spiritual food, and I decided I will not let the devil win. That's when I got home and got the cheques. I was all pumped to go to church and praise God for His excellent goodness.

Church was great. We sang nice hymns, The comforter has come, The fight is on, Christ returneth and Standing on the promises. We had more answered prayers than we had prayer requests and Pastor Larry delivered a good message, as always. It was nice being with the family of God.

And I also have to be thankful, because tomorrow is the last day of work, since Friday is a holiday. Therefore, I shall persevere. I'm already thinking about all the reading I want to get done, and the beauty sleep that I seriously need.

My heart is overflowing with Praise. That touch of love that I really needed from Him came right on time, and it came in bigger quantity than I was expecting. I must give thanks, for I have tasted and the Lord is good indeed.

Psa 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psa 106:1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Why did Jesus weep?

The story of Lazarus is a familiar one. Pastor Larry even preached this past Sunday a sweet message on the tears of Jesus, and read this particular passage.

However, a few years ago, my Sunday school teacher brought up an interesting idea that has stayed with me. Why did Jesus really weep? Was it over the death of a friend? I'm not so certain about that.

Joh 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. Joh 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

My Sunday school teacher suggested that Jesus most likely wept when he saw the tears of Mary, and of the Jews also weeping. I believe it broke His heart when Mary came to Him weeping and telling Him that if He had been there, her brother wouldn't have died.

Joh 11:32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
Joh 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, Joh 11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Joh 11:35 Jesus wept.

When He saw Mary's tears, he too shed many of his own. He groaned in the Spirit and was troubled. He was hurt. This touches my heart deeply.

I truly believe that the Lord Jesus wept when He saw the tears of Mary. This teaches me to always bring my tears to the Lord, because He too weeps over my hurt.

Our tears are precious to God.

Psa 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Monday, April 10, 2006

I Am Adopted

Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Rom 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Gal 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Gal 4:7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

1Jo 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1Jo 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1Jo 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Foolish and Filthy Words

This is so great. This may not be a big deal to you, but it is to me, and I must share it!

As I read this, it made me think of the "incident" that got me chewing and poping my gum this past Friday.

Long story short, but my receptionist likes me a lot for some strange reason. She is very nice to me, and gets me Tim Hortons coffee whenever she stops by and is always doing all sorts of kind gestures like that for me, which I really appreciate. However, she tends to be foolish at times.
She knows that I'm a Bible Believing Christian, yet she will often slip jokes related to God, which gets my blood boiling. I try and brush it away, because business like that can get pretty heated.

Finally, last Friday, she said really harsh things related to Jesus Christ.
It got to boiling point with me, and I could not let it slip by. I asked her never to say things like that in front of me. It is really foolish of her and she is in grave danger with God. She should not say filthy words as such, point blank. She immediately brushed it off herself and said "we should not discuss this", went on her lunch break and would not utter a word to me for the rest of the day.

All I could do is keep on praying in my heart and plead my cause before my righteous judge. I asked Him to avenge Himself, because He has heard all the filth that has come from her mouth. I didn't mean her any harm, but I could not understand her attitude.

Here's the irony. Later in the afternoon, she uttered something pretty foolish to one of the partners of the firm, and he and the office manager reprimanded her badly over it. She was at the point of tears. I felt bad for her anyway and went to see if she was alright, but she still would not say a word to me.

She was back to her old joking self today.

But here's what I read just now:

Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily. Forget not the voice of thine enemies: the tumult of those that rise up against thee increaseth continually. Psalm 74:22-23

My prayer for that day had already been prayed, and the Lord was sure to be quick to plead His own cause, as her foolishness landed her in trouble. May she turn from her bitterness towards the Lord and from her foolish ways as her soul is still in grave danger.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

For my mom

Mom (Consecrated) really wanted me to post these two pictures.

So this is for you mami :)

Here's another one

I chose this picture because you can see the back of my car, but mostly because you see the back entrance to my church. As you can tell, it's old building. It looks very nice from the inside though, it's mostly wood. Lord willing, this summer we will be starting renovations in order to expand the sanctuary, as it is becoming a need.

This is Me

Sorry this took so long, I guess it shows how technologically challenged I really am.

But, at last, here you go!

Here are two pictures of yours truly, one with my glasses and the other without.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Most Beautiful Prayer

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. ~Luke 22:31-32

Those are the words and the prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ. This strikes a core with me. I find it to be the most beautiful and touching prayer, that the Lord Jesus Christ has prayed for our FAITH.

I do not believe for a second that there is a Christian who's faith has never been tested, or shook. The Lord knows the devil and his tactics to sow seed of doubt in our minds and to shake our faith in Christ.

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

It is comforting to know that not only does the Lord warn us of the devil, but that he has also prayed for our faith. The very thought of Jesus Christ praying for my Faith.....I am just floored!

May this also be of an encouragement to you, as it is to me:

Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Eph 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Irritating Habit of Mine

I am so annoying, hihi.

I don't often chew gum, but when I am stressed, or especially when I need to vent, I love chewing on gum super duper hard. I pop it so loud, I sometimes hurt my own eardrum. But I cannot help it, it feels so good. I only do it for a good 5 minutes then I spit it out. I actually prefer mints.

That is how I vent on stuff. Hihi, I annoy those I love sometimes. I told my friend today, the MORE I ANNOY, THE MORE I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess we all have our own irritating habits.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

On the way back...

I went to a Japanese restaurant called "Soupbol" with a few ladies from the office for lunch today. It's a neat place, kinda funky, I like it.

On the way back to work, Virginia (the Italian girl) and I were chatting away. She mentioned something about Easter coming up and how she loves it when they play Jesus of Nazareth on TV because it always makes her cry. Then she mentioned The Passion of the Christ. I have not seen it, neither do I intend to (personal reasons), but I did not want to get her confused so I thought it best to just brush it away.

And then she broke my heart. She had already mentioned how Jesus of Nazareth always makes her cry. Then she tells me that what always gets to her is the mother, Mary. When the mother cries at the death of her son, that's what touches her the most. That's also what made her shed tears during The Passion of the Christ. I guess there's a scene near the end when Mary has flashbacks of Jesus when He was a young boy. That's what really touched her heart during this movie!

At that point, I wanted to shed some tears of my own. I have witnessed to her hundreds of times, and I know I had a perfect opportunity right there, but nothing came out. At that point, it was time to head back to our desks. Also, today was her last day before her one week vacation. She is leaving to Cuba tonight, which worries me even more. On the bright side, that gives me more time to hammer away at Mitchelle during Virg's absence, like that when Mitchelle gets saved, we can both hammer away at Virg upon her return!!

What about the FATHER! What about JESUS CHRIST Himself. Jesus never spoke of His mother, in fact, He always called her woman. He did not speak of Joseph either, but only spoke of His HEAVENLY FATHER.

Luk 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. Luk 2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Everything is in that Holy Bible. The King James Bible has been around since 1611. It is so sad that, even until this day, millions of people, self proclaimed Christians, have still not read that precious book, which is Truth, but anything and everything else goes.

We have a tract called Mary's commandment for Catholics. At that point, I felt like coming home, grabbing a thousand copies of them, head back downtown, get to all the Cathedrals, stand at the door and pass each and every single one of them. Now I'm really pumped to go tract passing, or stand with the men from our church and hear some street preaching, while passing out those tracts, of course!!!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I can't stop thinking about this

A few a weeks ago, again while tract passing at the metro, I went to pick up some of our tracts that had been thrown down on the ground.

In one hand, I had the tract "Eternal life is a Free Gift" and as I was kneeling down, I noticed a different tract that was definitely not ours. It was a thick pamphlet, an invitation for the St-Joseph's oratory, which is the biggest touristic Catholic church in Montreal. I have visited the church a few times in the past. It's a very sad scene. People climb the stairs on their knees thinking the Lord is pleased with such "humbling" behaviour.

Anywho, the cover for the pamphlet read "$2 for entrance". How ironic, I thought. Here I had Eternal life is a free gift in one hand, and St-Joseph's oratory charging $2 for entrance in the other hand.

I showed that tract to one of the faithful fellows that comes every Saturday. Then I just threw it in the garbage. I later told Brian, our associate Pastor.

I find this very disturbing. Millions have their eyes blinded to the truth, and millions refuse the free gift of grace and choose to pay their own ticket, which leads to a lie, death and hell.

2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.

Our ticket to Heaven is simple and it's free. It's grace! The Lord Jesus Christ paid the price.

Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Rom 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Praise the Lord that He has made Eternal Life a Free Gift and may the vail be done away with all our loved ones that still have not come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

It is not religion, it's salvation

This is the second consecutive Saturday during tract passing that I get approached by the same French lady. Basically, it's the same scenario as last week. "What is this", she wants to know. I tell her that this is the Word of Jesus Christ from the Bible. She replies in French "I am well in my Catholic religion" and simply walks away. Now you would think if she is Catholic, hence a so-called Christian, she would not mind someone handing her a tract containing Biblical verses.

Today, about half an hour after that lady's encounter, I get approached by another woman (in English this time). She just stops in front of me for a few seconds, and then says "why don't you join my religion." As she walks away, I tell her that this is not about religion, but about her soul's salvation.

I just wish and pray that people realize that we do not do this every Saturday in hopes of forcing them in joining our religion, or our church. We are simply following Christ's commandment to preach His word.

Jesus Christ is our greatest ensample and we ought to follow in His footsteps. He was anointed by God the Father to preach and to teach the Word of God to all the sinners of the world, and that includes us all.

Luk 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

I just wish and pray that people realize that this is not about religion, but about their salvation!

Act 13:26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

In the end, there is only one true "religion", and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.