Mission Statement: To bring eternal life through Jesus Christ to the lost, to bring hope and comfort to the hurting and the oppressed.
“For God so loved that world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:18
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17
“The hope of the righteous shall be gladness,” Proverbs 10:28a
“My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of understanding,” Colossians 2:2
Monday, July 11, 2011
The Wise Men..Their Search and Journey and Your search and Journey
One they really were wise men. They were learned men of the book. Apparently they were students of prophecy, because they were seeking the one prophesied of in the scriptures.
Also they were gentiles, how rare that gentile wise men would be the ones seeking the Messiah.
Thirdly they were men of great wealth as evidenced by the gifts they brought to the baby Jesus.
And finally they were willing to travel a great distance, through certain danger and at great expense and time to find the "promised one", Jesus Christ.
The wisemen's search for Christ the Messiah was prompted by a very bright and shining star. There were those that saw the star and thought of it only as a bright star in the sky. The wise men saw the star as a sign of God fulfilling an ancient prophecy written in the scriptures. So it is today God uses signs and wonders to bring our attention to things He wants us to be aware of. It could be a task to be preformed, a job to be done or a call to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Throughout time God has used many ordinary signs and things to get our attention and to cause us to follow Him. That is one of the reasons it is so important for us to be listening to that small voice God places in our heart and be ready to follow whatever the cost. The benefits of following Christ far out weight the costs involved.
The journey for the wisemen was a journey of faith. And so our journey in seeking Christ must be a journey of faith. And when we follow Him, then that journey must a journey of faith. Faith that He will always be there, walking beside us and carrying us whenever necessary. the wonderful truth is that the Holy Spirit is always near to us. He doesn't move, when we feel that He is not there it is because we have moved away in our journey. God is Jehovah Jirah, our provider when we allow Him to do so.
Today, some read the Bible like Herod and the Priests of old did. They know all about Christ,but they do not know Him. Such knowledge will not save a person and obtain everlasting life for them. Everlasting life only comes from knowing Christ and accepting Him as God's only Son and receiving Him as your personal Savior.
You may have traveled far in your life's journey, just as the wisemen did in their search. They found the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Have you found the Messiah Jesus Christ in your life's journey? Someday this life will be over and all that will matter is did you find and know the Messiah Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Our prayer is that you will pray this simple prayer and receive eternal life.
"Jesus, I accept You as my Lord and personal Savior. I ask You to forgive me of sin and write my name in your book of life. Thank you Lord for saving me and giving me eternal life. Amen.
It has been my privilege to share this with you. If you desire more information, please email me at Jim@jamespollard.com . We will be glad to send you more information.
May God richly bless you.
Bro. Jim Pollard