The Christian Apprentice

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Apprentice

We, as disciples of Jesus, are like apprentices and by patterning our lives after His, we should become quite skilled and knowledgeable, so that this gospel  may be spread to the ends of the earth.

The Master said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. Mark 8 : 34 & 35

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The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

Luke 8 : 24

 

Denial

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Denial

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Search, searching, physically wounded

I need to find a cure.

Racing, racing, thoughts racing,

Mentally wounded,

Of ever thing I’m so unsure.

Some say try this, try that,

But then it only works for a little while.

Yet we keep living in denial,

Of the very One (Jesus) who holds the cure.

Peace of mind He will give to us,

Strength to face another day;

All it takes is a little faith,

No need to any longer feel insecure.

Photo Challenge: Security

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Security

These are a few of the books that I read the first thing in the morning and last thing before going to sleep at night. They make for a better rest.

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After trying many tangible things, I have learned to put my full trust and security in a God that I cannot see. The funny thing is, that the more I do this, the more He helps me to see clearly.

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When I’m in pain I cry out to Him. The times when I have been feeling anxious or depress, I try to picture myself as the woman with the issue of blood, reaching out and touching the hem of Jesus’ garment, and in these times His Holy Spirit is a comfort to me. I would love for others to experience this security, but it comes by taking a leap of faith, which I’ve found that many are not willing to take.

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Don’t get me wrong, while I may live in a house and have a security alarm, my security in Jesus is of much greater worth, because I know that if I live or if I die, or if I lose everything around me, I still want to remain secure in Him.

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Passport To Eternity

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Passport

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How do I obtain my passport?

How do I obtain my pass to that heavenly place?

I must acknowledge Jesus, if I wish to see His face to face.

How do I get that travel permit, what things must I do?

I must acknowledge all Gods commands, and not just a few.

I must have faith, agree that Jesus walked this earth and died but rose again,

He did all this, that one day I might live in eternity, without any pain.

How do I obtain that ticket, to spend a life walking the Streets of Gold?

I must believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Let my life reflect Jesus’ love, the ending will soon unfold.

 

Elixir Of Life

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Elixir

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I have found my Elixir of life, and for me it is nothing magical, but it is rather sweet.  My Elixir, while still developing, started when I sought a relationship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I find that when I follow the commands found in the scriptures, there is an inner filling of peace and contentment. It has to be experienced more than explained. God wants for us all to live long and healthy lives and this is more possible when we follow His Guiding Hand.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord [that is, accept their guidance and discipline as His representatives], for this is right [for obedience teaches wisdom and self-discipline]. Honor [esteem, value as precious] your father and your mother [and be respectful to them]—this is the first commandment with a promise— so that it may be well with you, and that you may have a long life on the earth. Ephesians 6: 1 – 3 AMP

Strength Labeled As Weakness

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Label

Many since the beginning of time has labeled Jesus as a mere man, one without the strength or power to save Himself from the cross. They say; “How could a man be born of a virgin.” It’s just a fairy tale, and that is how the Gospel is label by many.

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Jesus came as a Man before, but all signs are pointing to His soon return as a Mighty King.

As we seek to do all we can to sustain this earth, the bible tells us that when Jesus is about to come in all His Glory, there will be many famines, massive earthquakes, the wealthy people and the military and the kings of the earth will seek to hide themselves before the mountain and island starts rattling and shaking.

People will cry out for the rocks to fall on them and kill them. No bunker will be able to save them, they won’t be able to escape to other planets, as the earth will be shaken up and the planets will be falling.

There are always some who have been faithful, the ones who are preparing their hearts right now and building a relationship with Jesus, they will be the ones to stand before Jesus and embrace His Brightness, they will be the ones who know His strength and did not label Him as weak, and just a mere man.

We can see by the urgency and need to do something to sustain this earth, that the hour of Jesus’ Appearing is drawing near. Based on Revelation 6

Jesus Our Conqueror

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Conquer

There is so much evil and wrong doings taking place in our world today, but there is good news, it won’t last forever. A day of pure eternal light is just around the corner.

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The Conqueror

Revelation 6 Then I saw as the Lamb (Christ) broke one of the seven seals of the scroll initiating the judgments, and I heard one of the four living creatures call out as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” 2 I looked, and behold, a white horse [of victory] whose rider carried a bow; and a crown [of victory] was given to him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.

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Bottom line: Jesus is getting ready to return to this earth very soon.