“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
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Jeremiah 7:13 (KJV)
“And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;”
Just like the Israelites in this day, do you ever find yourself in a place wondering why you’ve not heard an answer to your prayers? I know I have at different times in my Christian walk. I have felt that He was no where around even though I knew in my heart He’d not forsaken me. This passage clearly states how God WANTS to speak to us, and even TRIES to speak to us, but we don’t hear Him. Sometimes we are positioned in a place in life that we are unable to hear Him, despite our best effort. That is one of the reasons I have said over and over how important it is to stay in the word and keep that relationship with the Father.
There are many different ways demonstrated in scripture of how God speaks to us. Natural manifestations (Romans 1:18-29; John 12:27-30), supernatural manifestations (Exodus 3:1-2; Judges 6:37-40; Acts 9:1-5 and one of my favorites Numbers 22:1-35), a whisper (1 Kings 19:12), through other people and wise counsel, and through circumstances like Jonah. He also speaks through dreams and visions (Acts 2:17 quoting Joel 2:28), through reading scripture (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12), and through our thoughts. With each way God speaks, we must be in tune with His voice to hear Him. We must discern if its of our own minds, Satan, or our Father who is speaking to us. The only way to know Him is to develop that intimate relationship with Him through His word and allow the Holy Spirit to teach, guide, and bring to your remembrance of the things He’s said (John 12:26).
The above scripture states, “I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking,”. How many of us are willing to get up early for our friends to be there with them to give them encouragement or love? I can lovingly say, not very many of us. :) Our Father puts forth effort for us, to be there for us and to reach out to give His thoughts and heart to those who seek Him (Jeremiah 29:13). When we do that, we open up a whole new perspective for the ones around us.
How does God speak to you?
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
I want to start off by saying Happy New Year to all of you connected to us here at Christ’s Corner! We love you and appreciate you. We want to say thank you for your prayers and support.
In our passage to close out this year, Jesus is confronted with a woman who the Pharisee’s and scribes say was caught in the act of adultery. They were out to trap Jesus in His words and bring condemnation on this woman.
As the new year approaches and the old year ends, I want to ask you something. What are you bringing into the new year? Are you carrying guilt? Have you been condemning yourself over something you have done wrong or didn’t do just right? There may be things you didn’t get to do that you wanted to and your feeling bad about it. Has God told you to do something to do and you haven’t done it? Like this woman, you may be feeling low and condemnation may have set in your heart. You may have the feeling of worthlessness.
I’ve got good news. This woman stood condemned by those around her, imagine what she may have been feeling. They were ready to kill her! All stood to condemn her except Jesus! Jesus was her defense. As He defended her, He took the opportunity to share this word which is our passage today: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Condemnation, guilt, frustration, and fear brings darkness. Are we following Jesus? If not, now is the time. Romans 8:1 says, “there is no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus.”. Jesus came to take that away. Because of Him, we don’t have to carry that weight but we are able to take those things to HIM. As we go into this brand-new year, follow the light which is Jesus Christ. If you’re carrying condemnation, guilt, frustration, and fear, leave it at the cross of Christ. In Jesus we are set free! Go into this free in Jesus!
Christ’s Corner was founded by the late Pastor, Teacher, Professor and Father Dr. Walter D. Hill. Dr. Hill was a loving and devoted family man and minister of the Gospel. He was a retired public school teacher who pastored three Baptist churches over a total of 20 years and his goal was to inform, challenge, and encourage people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He started the Christ’s Corner ministry through an E-mail based weekly article. Over time, he connected with local papers before expanding throughout the United States until he was able to reach out to missionaries who shared his work around the world. We are excited to continue his work in spreading the love of Jesus Christ in our homes, in our communities, and to the world.
We believe that the bible is the inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in a living God who is three in one. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin being fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. We believe that Jesus was crucified and buried then arose again on the third day. We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer that He sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, and indwells at salvation. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7)
My name is Anna Green and I am the daughter of Dr. Walter D. Hill, the founder of Christ’s Corner. I was saved at a very young age but it wasn’t until I was older that I truly started to seek Him out. Growing up as a southern Baptist preacher’s daughter, I have experienced and witnessed a lot of different “religious” stumbling blocks being in the backside of ministry, but I am thankful that I could learn from my dad as he continued his educations and studied out all of the different beliefs.
I am now a member of a non-denominational church called Outreach Church in Newnan, Georgia under the covering of my Pastor and Co-Pastor Kevin and Nicole Royston. Under them, my husband and I began to flourish and grow in the things of God and learn what it is to be Spirit lead. Outreach Church reaches out to the surrounding communities as a witness of Jesus Christ to those who are lost and broken and to bring encouragement to those who are hurting. To show the love of God to the forgotten and ashamed so that they would know that there is forgiveness and salvation. Click here to visit their page.
Before our dad passed, he instructed me as to how to conduct the Christ’s Corner each week, leaving his ministry for me to continue and grow. With my husband’s insight and knowledge along with my close immediate family’s skills and talents, we hope to continue to expand and share the Word of God and look forward to working with others in build this ministry.
I have decided to stand, unashamed in believing God and His word and keeping my eyes on Him. I will continue to seek Him and trust Him all the days of my life.
Thank you and God bless.
As we go through life, we are hit by bad choices, hard circumstances, and consequences of our sins. Each true Christian can testify that they have gone through these valleys and struggles. But we are here to encourage you that there is hope. An everlasting hope.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What a deep love that is to give so much so that a sinner like us could have a chance to be saved. Not only do we have the choice to be saved, but He wants us to live life more abundantly (John 10:10). He has a plan for us to have a complete life full of purpose. God wants, so much, to have a personal relationship with you!
Accepting Jesus as your lord and savior is not as complicated as some would have you believe. You can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace through faith in His son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). All that is needed is for you to confess that you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask Him to forgive you. It’s a matter of the heart. God cares about the attitude of your heart, your honesty. When you are TRULY ready to give your life to the Lord, it can seem like a hard situation. Your mind and heart are battling for what they think is best, but I assure you, accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savor is the best decision you could ever make. Speak with your mouth! Let it come freely from your hearts! Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Below is an example of the sinner’s prayer for you to say and confess Christ as your savior.
“Heavenly Father, I confess now that I am a sinner, and I ask that you forgive me for my sins knowingly and unknowingly. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins and that you raised Him from the dead. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior from this day forward. Father, I ask that you guide my life and help me to do your will. I ask this, in Jesus’s name, Amen.”
Once you’ve spoken this out and truly confess from your heart, your sins have been forgiven! You’ve become white as snow in God’s eyes! (Isaiah 1:18). We encourage you to become involved in a local church. Let them know that you’ve given your life to Christ and that you’d like to be baptized. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and begin to seek God’s face!
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