Posted by: wwyeshua | June 16, 2015

JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON

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Did you know that before Jesus went back to heaven that He promised us that He would come back one day?

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He told his disciples: “In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:2-3)

For us who have received Jesus as our Savior, His coming will be a time of great joy, because He is coming to take us to be with Him forever!

What will happen when Jesus comes back?

When Jesus comes back to take all believers to heaven – both those who have died believing in Jesus and those who are living will all hear a loud trumpet from heaven and will be supernaturally ascended in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Jesus will command us to come to heaven and in an instant we will be there with Him.

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The Bible tells us, “For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God: and the dead in Christ (these are the believers who have died) shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

So the first thing that will happen is that all those that believed in Jesus who have died will be raised from the dead and they will receive a glorious new resurrected body as they go to meet the Lord in the air.

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Then, the believers who are living when Jesus comes will be instantly changed and they will also receive a glorious new resurrected body as they go to meet the Lord in the air. 

A resurrected body means that we will be pure like Jesus and there will be no sin in us because sin does not exist in heaven.

All of this will happen super fast, like when you blink your eye.

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We will be taken instantly to Heaven to be with the Lord Jesus. Our bodies will be instantly changed and made similar to Christ’s glorious resurrected body.  

The apostle Paul said, “Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible (with new resurrection bodies), and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

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So, when Christ comes back for the believers, there will be a trumpet blast from the sky, and all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will suddenly go up in the sky. They will have a new body that will never again get sick or die. In heaven there will be no more sadness or pain.

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The Bible tells us that: “Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. . . Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” (Matthew 24:40, 42)

You might be asking yourself, what about those who are not saved? What will happen to those who have never asked Jesus to be their Savior?

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Well, they will be left behind to face a time of great trouble on earth like no one has ever seen before. There will be earthquakes that are going to do a lot of damage. There will be terrible wars, horrible diseases, volcanoes erupting and millions of people will starve to death. Jesus said, “For then shall be great tribulation (which means a time of great trouble), such as was not since the beginning of the world…” (Matthew 24:21)

I hope you understand why it is so important for you to tell your friends and loved ones about Jesus Christ’s free gift of salvation, because we want them

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to go with us to be with the Lord Jesus and not be left behind to face this terrible time on earth.

So, what will happen in heaven once we get there?

When the believers go to Heaven to be with the Lord Jesus, there will be a judgment called “the Judgment Seat of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 5:10)

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This judgment is not to see whether or not we are saved. Every true believer is saved forever. But believers will be judged to receive rewards for what they did here on earth, once they received the free gift of salvation that Jesus gave them. It is very important for us to understand the difference between salvation and rewards.

Salvation is a gift we receive while on earth. We receive the gift of eternal life the moment we accept Jesus as our Savior. The Bible says, “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Rewards are earned and we will receive them when we get to Heaven. Did you ever receive a reward for doing something good? God is going to reward His children for the things they do on this earth because they love Him.

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For instance, when we tell others about Jesus and teach them how they can be saved, God will reward us for this.

We need to remember that salvation is a gift that we have already received. And rewards we will receive when we get to Heaven.

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So you might be asking yourself, how do we earn rewards?

We earn rewards by faithfully serving the Lord Jesus. The Bible speaks of some very special rewards for those who serve the Lord Jesus faithfully. They are called “crowns.”

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There are five beautiful crowns which can be given to believers as rewards.

CrownThe Crown of Rejoicing – Is for those who win people to Christ. This is sometimes called “the soul-winner’s crown.” (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

CrownThe Crown of Righteousness – Is for those who wait anxiously for Christ’s return. (2 Timothy 4:8)

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The Crown of Glory – Is for those who faithfully teach and preach God’s Word. (1 Peter 5:4)

CrownThe Incorruptible Crown – Is for those who “run a good race” in the Christian life. (1 Corinthians 9:25)

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The Crown of Life. Is for those who suffer for the name of Christ, especially those who lay down their lives for Him. (Revelation 2:10)

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We live in a very exciting time and the most wonderful event is about to happen – the Lord Jesus is coming for His believers to take us to Heaven, to be with Him forever.

I believe that Jesus Christ is coming back real soon!

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Jesus said, “Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Revelation 22:12)

People that do not study the Bible may laugh and make fun of us, but God’s Word is clear that Christ is coming for His believers, so we need to be ready.

So, does anyone know when Jesus will come back? No, no one knows when He will come. Jesus said, “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 12:40)

You might be asking so how can I be ready?

We must accept Jesus Christ as our God and Savior and love Him with all our heart.

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And if we truly love the Lord Jesus, we will joyfully obey Him. Jesus said, “He that has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves Me: And he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love Him, and will manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)

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We need to serve the Lord Jesus by telling others about Him and we must pray for the lost. He told us: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

JESUS IS COMING BACK SOON – SO LET US BE READY…

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Goodbye, until next time. Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.  

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Posted by: wwyeshua | June 2, 2015

JESUS IS MY BEST FRIEND – John 15:13

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Did you know that Jesus is my best Friend? And did you know that He can be your best Friend also? 

Would you like for Jesus to be your best Friend? 

Once we learn about what Jesus did for us and we make Him the Lord and Savior of our lives He will become our best Friend.

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Jesus is my best Friend because He knows me better than anyone else. He is God, and He knows all about me. He knows how many hairs I have on my head (Matthew 10:30). He knows what I am going to say (Psalm 139:4) and He even knows my thoughts! (Psalm 139:2) 

Did you know that we are very important to Jesus!

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A best friend is one who loves you just the way you are, and yet helps you to be all you can be. Jesus is my best Friend because no one has ever loved me as He does. Jesus loved me so much that He gave His life for me so that I will be able to spend eternity with Him (John 3:16). Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

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When we are friends with Jesus, He changes us from our old sinful self and gives us a new and a holy spirit and we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). We become more like Him every day as we study the Bible and obey what He teaches us.

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This wonderful change is like the change that takes place when an ugly caterpillar crawling in the dirt is transformed into a beautiful butterfly. The beautiful butterfly is free to fly it no longer has to crawl around in the dirt.  

Jesus wants only what is best for us and that is what true friends do, He will guide me in making decisions if I ask for His help and trust in Him.

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When we read the Bible, Jesus tells us the things we should do, like obeying our parents and teachers. He also tells us things that we should not do, like telling lies and saying hurtful things to others. 

When we are not sure if we are doing something right we should ask ourselves “what would Jesus do?”  

Since Jesus is the Son of God, He is a holy God and He wants us to be holy also. God tells us to be holy because He is holy (1 Peter 1:15-16).   

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Jesus is our best friend because He is always there when we need Him. You can talk to Jesus anytime you want to and He is always there to listen to you. He is there when I wake up, when I go to school; He is there with me all day and all night long. 

I cannot imagine ever living without Him. I never go to bed alone, I never am alone because Jesus is always there.

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No one cares for me like Jesus. He wants me to talk to Him about everything that concerns me. He is always ready to listen to me, to help me, to encourage me. He is truly the best Friend I could ever have.

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If I find myself in trouble my best Friend is always there to help me. 

Jesus and I are best Friends forever, but I must never forget who He is. He is my Creator and He created the entire world, He is my Savior, my Lord, and my God, and I will always treat Him with respect and reverence; because His Holy Spirit lives inside of me.

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Since Jesus is always with me, I must ask myself some questions: Is the Lord Jesus pleased when I am around those who are using bad language or doing bad things? No, He is very sad. 

Is Jesus pleased when I am watching a TV show or movie with bad stuff in it? No, He is not. Does Jesus enjoy listening to music that has dirty words in it? No, He does not. 

This means that I must not hang around those who use bad language or do naughty and destructive things. I must not watch bad stuff, and I must not listen to music with nasty words.

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Wherever I go, the Lord Jesus goes with me. Whatever I watch, the Lord Jesus watches it with me. Whatever I listen to, the Lord Jesus listens to it also. If I truly love Jesus, I will not want to do anything that displeases my best Friend. 

I hope that Jesus is or will be your best Friend to. If you want to learn more about salvation click on the following link. ABOUT SALVATION 

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Goodbye, until next time. Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.  

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Posted by: wwyeshua | May 17, 2015

MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH – Exodus 3 and 4

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Forty years had gone buy and one day Moses was taking care of the flock of his father-in-law Jethro who was the priest of Midian when something amazing happened. Moses was 80 years old now.

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One day Moses decided to lead the flocks to the western side of the desert until he came to mount Horeb.

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Mount Horeb was called the mountain of God. As Moses sat down to rest, he looked up and all of a sudden he saw a burning bush, but it did not burn up. So he thought I will go over there and see this strange sight.

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Why doesn’t the bush burn up?”

The LORD, who was watching him, saw that Moses had gone closer to take a look. So God spoke to him from inside the bush. He called out, “Moses! Moses!”

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“Here I am,” Moses said.

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals. The place you are standing on is holy ground.”

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Then He continued, “I am the God of your father. I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.” When Moses heard that, he hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

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Then he Lord said, “I have seen how my people are suffering in Egypt. I have heard them cry out because of their slave drivers and seen how badly the Egyptians are treating them. I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to save them from the Egyptians. I will bring them up out of that land. I will bring them into a good land. It has a lot of room. It is a land that has plenty of milk and honey.  So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh. I want you to bring the Israelites out of Egypt. They are my people.”

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So Moses answered God. “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” he said. “Who am I that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

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God said, “I will be with you. I will give you a sign. It will prove that I have sent you. When you have brought the people out of Egypt, all of you will worship me on this mountain.”

Then Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the people of Israel. Suppose I say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ And suppose they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?”

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The God answered Moses and said: “I am who I am. Here is what you must say to the Israelites. Tell them, ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”

God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord is the God of your fathers. He has sent me to you. He is the God of Abraham. He is the God of Isaac. And he is the God of Jacob.’ My name will always be The Lord. Call me this name for all time to come.

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“Go, gather the elders of Israel together. Say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, appeared to me. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God said, “I have watched over you. I have seen what the Egyptians have done to you.  I have promised to bring you up out of Egypt where you are suffering. I will bring you into the land that has plenty of milk and honey.” ’

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“The elders of Israel will listen to you and then you and the elders must go to the king of Egypt. You must say to him, ‘The Lord has met with us. He is the God of the Hebrews. Let us take a journey that lasts about three days. We want to go into the desert to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God.’  But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you and your people go. Only a mighty hand could make him do that.  So I will reach out my hand. I will strike the Egyptians with all the amazing things I will do. After that, their king will let you go.

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 “I will cause the Egyptians to treat you in a kind way. Then when you leave, you will not go with your hands empty. Every woman should ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for things made out of silver and gold. Ask them for clothes too. Put them on your children. In that way, you will take the wealth of Egypt along with you.” 

Then Moses asked God, “What if the elders of Israel won’t believe me? What if they won’t listen to me? Suppose they say, ‘The Lord didn’t appear to you.’ Then what should I do?”

The Lord said to him, “What do you have in your hand?”

“A walking stick,” he said.

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

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So Moses threw it on the ground and it turned into a snake. He got really scared and ran away from it. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Reach your hand out.

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Take the snake by the tail.” So he reached out and grabbed the snake. It turned back into a walking stick in his hand.  The Lord said, “When they see this sign, they will believe that I appeared to you. I am the Lord, the God of their fathers. I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.”

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Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your coat.” So Moses put his hand inside his coat. When he took it out, the skin had become as white as snow. His hand was covered with a skin disease.

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“Now put it back into your coat,” the Lord said. So Moses put his hand back into his coat. When he took it out, the skin was healthy again.

Then the Lord said, “Suppose they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign. Then maybe they will believe the second one. But suppose they do not believe either sign. Suppose they will not listen to you.

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Then get some water from the Nile River. Pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will turn into blood on the ground.”

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Moses spoke to the Lord. He said, “Lord, I’ve never been a good speaker. And I haven’t gotten any better since you spoke to me. I don’t speak very well at all.”

The Lord said to him, “Who makes human beings able to talk? Who makes them unable to hear or speak? Who makes them able to see? Who makes them blind? It is I, the Lord. Now go. I will help you speak. I will teach you what to say.”

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But Moses said, “Lord, please send someone else to do it.”

Then the Lord became very angry with Moses. He said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you. He will be glad to see you. Speak to him. Tell him what to say. I will help both of you speak. I will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you. He will be like your mouth. And you will be like God to him. But take this walking stick in your hand. You will be able to do signs with it.”

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Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro. He said to him, “Let me return to my own people in Egypt. I want to see if any of them are still alive.”

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Good bye, until next time when we will learn what happened to Moses when he returned to Egypt.

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.

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Posted by: wwyeshua | April 22, 2015

MOSES FLEES FROM EGYPT TO MIDIAN – Genesis 2

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Last time we learned about how Moses was saved from being thrown in the River Nile, instead his mother built him a basket and left him by the river amongst the reeds where the Egyptian women went to take a bath.

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Moses was found there by the princess of Egypt servants and she decided to keep him. Remember his sister Miriam was watching all this and she suggested to the princess that someone nurse him and take care of him.

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So his own mother Jochebed looked after him until he was old enough to live in the palace. And when that day came the Princess gave him a new name and she called him Moses.  

So, instead of being brought up as a slave like all the other Israelites, Moses was raised as an Egyptian prince. He was given special treatment living in the palace and learning many things. Moses learned their language ate their food and wore Egyptian clothes, but he always knew that he was different. He didn’t look like the Egyptian boys. Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, didn’t seem to like him as much as the others.

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Then at last one day the Princess told him the truth – she wasn’t really his mother at all, he was adopted, he wasn’t really an Egyptian, he was an Israelite.

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Now that Moses knew the truth it changed everything, how could he sleep at night in his soft, comfortable bed in the palace when his people worked all day for no pay and they had barely enough to eat, when they had no hope to be free?

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Then one day, when Moses was forty years old, he was driving in his chariot around where the Hebrew slaves were and he saw an Egyptian guard beating an Israelite slave and he got very angry.

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So he waited until he thought nobody was watching and then he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand.

The next day, when Moses went out to visit his people again, he saw two Hebrew men fighting. “Why are you beating up your friend?” Moses said to the one who had started the fight.

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Then the man replied, “Who appointed you to be our prince and judge? Are you going to kill me as you killed that Egyptian yesterday?”

Then Moses was afraid, thinking, “Everyone knows what I did.”

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And sure enough, Pharaoh heard what had happened, and he ordered his guards to find Moses and arrest him so he could kill him.

When Moses heard about it he realized that he had no choice, he had to get away from the land of Egypt, so he packed some of his things and he ran.  

Moses didn’t stop until he reached the land of Midian. He kept himself out of sight and waited until he was sure he was safe.

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When Moses arrived in Midian, he sat down beside a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father’s flocks.

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But some other shepherds came and chased them away. So Moses jumped up and rescued the girls from the shepherds.

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Then he drew water for their flocks.

When the girls returned to Reuel, their father, he asked, “Why are you back so soon today?”

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“An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds,” they answered. “And then he drew water for us and watered our flocks.”

 “Then where is he?” their father asked. “Why did you leave him there? Invite him to come and eat with us.”

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Moses accepted the invitation and he settled there with him. In time, Reuel who was also called Jethro gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife.

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He was given a job as a shepherd and settled down to a new life. Soon Zipporah  gave birth to a son whom Moses named Gershon, which meant “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land”. He forgot all about Egypt and the Israelites until one day, forty years later, something very astonishing happened.

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Good bye, until next time when we will learn what happened to Moses that special day 40 years after he arrived in Midiam.

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.

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Posted by: wwyeshua | April 12, 2015

MOSES IS BORN – Exodus 1 – 2:8

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After many years had passed and Joseph and all his brothers died the people where still in Egypt and they had many children and there were many people from Israel living there.  There were so many of them that they filled the land.

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Then a new king came to power in Egypt and the name Joseph didn’t mean anything to him. “Look,” he said to his people. “The Israelites are far too many for us. Come, we must deal with them carefully, if we don’t, there will be even more of them. Then if there is a war, they’ll join our enemies. They’ll fight against us and leave the country.”

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The new king loved having the Israelites there because they were all working for him.

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So the Egyptians put slave drivers over the people of Israel. The slave drivers treated them badly and made them work hard. The Israelites built the cities for them and they built the city of Pithom and Rameses so Pharaoh could store things there.

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But the worse the slave drivers treated the Israelites, the more Israelites there were. So the Egyptians became afraid of them. They made them work even harder and were very mean to them.

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The people suffered because they had to do very hard work. The slave drivers forced them to work with bricks and mud. And they made them do all kinds of work in the fields. The Egyptians didn’t show them any pity at all. They made them work very hard.

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There were two Hebrew women named Shiphrah and Puah. They helped women when they had their babies.

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The king of Egypt spoke to them. He said, “You are the ones who help the Hebrew women.

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I want you to watch them and when they have a baby boy you need to kill them but let the girls live.” But Shiphrah and Puah respected God and they didn’t do what the king of Egypt had told them to do. They let the boys live.

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Then the king of Egypt sent for them and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”

The women answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women are not like the women of Egypt, they are strong. They have their babies before we get there.”

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Then Pharaoh gave an order to all his people. He said, “You must throw every Hebrew baby boy into the Nile River. But let every Hebrew baby girl live.”

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Now when all this was going on, a man and a woman from the tribe of Levi who were married had a baby boy. The baby was such a beautiful baby so the mother hid him for three months. After that, she couldn’t hide him any longer.

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So she got a basket made out of the stems of tall grass it was called papyrus. She coated the basket with tar so it would float. She placed the baby in the basket, which was like a little boat.

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Then she put it in the tall grass that grew along the bank of the Nile River. Moses sister watched and followed the little basked because she wanted to see what would happen to him.

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Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile River to take a bath. Her attendants were walking along the river bank, when she saw the basket in the tall grass. So she sent her slaves to get it.

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When she opened it, Pharaoh’s daughter saw the baby. He was crying and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.

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Then his sister spoke to Pharaoh’s daughter and asked, “Do you want me to go and get one of the Hebrew women? She could breast-feed the baby for you.”

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“Yes, Go,” she answered. So the girl went and got the baby’s mother. Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and feed him for me. I’ll pay you.” So the woman took the baby and fed him. 

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When the baby grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter. And he became her son. She named him Moses because she had “pulled him out of the water.”

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Good bye, until next time when we will learn what happened when Moses realized that he was an Israelite.

Until then, remember to say your prayers obey your mom and dad and do not forget to go to church and Sunday school next week.

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1 Triuphal EntryThe records of this event are found in all four Gospels: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44 and John 12:12-19.

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

This happened just a few days before Jesus would celebrate the Passover Feast with His disciples,

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as it was customary for all Jews to do, since it was commanded by God to Moses in Exodus 12.

Now as Jesus and His disciples approached Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, they came to two villages named Bethphage and Bethany who were located by the Mount of Olives.

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Then Jesus sent out two of his disciples. He said to them, “Go to the village ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a donkey’s colt tied up. No one has ever ridden it. Untie it and bring it here. Someone may ask you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ If so, say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ But He will send it back here soon.’ ”

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So they left. They found a colt out in the street. It was tied at a doorway. They untied it and some people standing there asked, “What are you doing? Why are you untying that colt?” They answered as Jesus had told them to. So the people let them go.

This took place so that what was spoken through the prophet Zechariah would come true.

“Say to the city of Zion (Jerusalem), ‘See, your king comes to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey.  He is riding on a donkey’s colt.’ ” (Zechariah 9:9)

Did you know that the prophet Zechariah wrote that this would happen about 450 to 500 years before Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem on this triumphal entry day?

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The disciples went and did what Jesus told them to do. They brought the donkey to Him. They placed their coats on donkey for Jesus to sit on.

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A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road and others waved them in the air.

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Placing cloaks and palm branches in the path of someone was an act of respect and obedience. The people were actually for a moment, recognizing Jesus as their promised Messiah.

There were many people and some went ahead of Jesus, and some followed Him. They all shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” They where shouting for salvation and recognized that Jesus was able to save.

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They were saying:  “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 118:26). And again “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Hosanna means “save now.” However, despite what Jesus had foretold about His mission, the people were looking for a military Messiah who would overthrow the Romans who were ruling them and their county and restore Israel’s independence. They did not understand that Jesus had come to save them from their sins; He was going to be their Passover Lamb who would shed His blood to save them.

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was excited. The people asked, “Who is this?”

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And the crowds answered, “This is Jesus, He is the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Then once Jesus entered Jerusalem, He went into the temple courtyard. He looked around at everything. But it was already late, so He went out to Bethany with the twelve disciples.

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This was a very memorable day, but the very sad thing was that just a few days later; their hosanna shouts would change to shouts of “Crucify Him!” (Luke 23:20-21). Those who hailed Jesus as a King would soon reject and abandon Him, how sad.

Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? If not and you would like to, please click on the following very important link about: Salvation

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Posted by: wwyeshua | March 20, 2015

WHAT IS PRAYER?

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Can you tell me what prayer is?

Yes, prayer is talking to God. Did you know that Jesus talked to His Father a lot through prayer?

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If Jesus prayed, we should follow His example and pray also. Do you know why Jesus prayed? Because He loved His Father and wanted to stay close to Him.

So the first and most important reason we should pray is because we love God and want to stay in fellowship with Him.

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We pray to God to thank Him for everything that He does for us. We pray for our family, our home, our food, our friends and many other things.

We should pray and ask God to give us guidance, protection, strength and wisdom because we all need these things to walk according to God’s Holy Word.

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We can pray when we are scared or when we feel that we are in trouble.

We should pray for others. Like when they are sick, or sad, or if something is troubling them.

We can talk to God anytime we want to.

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And do you know what? God loves us and He loves to answer our prayers, He loves when we fellowship with Him. It is kind of like speaking to your very best friend anywhere you are, because God is always there for us.

Did you know that we can talk to God anytime we want to? We can talk to Him while kneeling, or while walking. We can pray quietly or we can sing to God. We can pray while lying down in bed or while standing up.

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Praying before meals and bedtime is good, but God wants to hear from us more often than that. He wants to be involved in our lives, to comfort us when we are sad, strengthen us when we are scared and laugh with us when we are happy. God will give true meaning and direction to our lives. We need to make Him part of our lives throughout the day by reading of His Word, the Bible and seeking Him through prayer.

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How can we pray to God, our heavenly Father, if we can not see Him? Praying to God is a lot like talking to your best friend on the phone; even you don’t see your friend who may be several miles away, you know that your friend is talking to you because you recognize his voice.

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When we come to God we need to be completely open and honest with Him, because if we are not He will not hear our prayers. Even thought He is ready to forgive us of our sins He wants us to come to Him with a repenting heart.

Here are 5 points on how to pray:

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  1. Praise – Thank God for Who He is, and especially thank Him for sending Jesus to save us from our sins.

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  1. Thanksgiving – Thank God for something that He has done for you today because He is always doing something good for us. “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20)

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  1. Ask Something for Someone Else – You can pray for someone to get well, or for your friend to have a safe trip. You might ask for someone that has lost his or her job to find a better one. Paul told Timothy “prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings are to be made for all people” (1 Timothy 2:1)

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  1. Confession – We should ask God to forgive us when we have not been so nice or have been selfish. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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  1. Ask for Something for Yourself – In fact God is willing to give us many good things as long as we ask for them in accordance to His will and not for selfish motives. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

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We have to remember that God know everything about us and that we cannot hide anything from Him.  

The Bible tells us: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)

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So let’s keep talking to the Lord because if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us.

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Posted by: wwyeshua | March 10, 2015

WHAT IS THE BIBLE?

What is the Bible

The Bible is the Word of God. Did you know that it was written over a period of about 1500 years from 1450 B.C. (Before Christ) to about the year 95 A.D. (which means after Christ).

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The Bible was written by over 40 different men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

The men who wrote the Bible were shepherds, fishermen, and military men. There were kings, a prime minister, and a royal cupbearer. There was even a doctor, a tax collector, and a tentmaker among so many other people from many different walks of life.

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There are 66 Books in the Bible: 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. 

The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. Today the entire Bible is translated into more than 530 languages and some parts of it into more that 2800 languages. I bet you did not know that there were so many languages in the entire world!

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And one more thing, did you know that the Bible is the best-selling book in the whole wide world? 

Do you believe the Bible? I am sure you do. It is a very special book with messages from God to reveal Jesus Christ as our Savior.

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From Genesis, the very first book – to Revelation, the last book, the purpose of the Bible is to reveal Jesus Christ to us. In John 5:39 Jesus himself says, “These are the Scriptures that testify about me.” 

But what can we say to people who just don’t believe the Bible is the word of God? Let’s look up some Bible verses that will help us understand the significance and truth about the Bible.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17, tells us that Scripture comes from God and that it is good for teaching, reprimanding, correcting, training and giving us knowledge. 

The Bible is the living Word of God and the Holy Spirit helps us understand it when we have a desire to study and learn more about it.  

The Bible is Truth—the ultimate Truth that can never be changed and that will never end. 

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Jesus said that God’s word is truth (John 17:17), and that His words will never end. (Mark 13:31) 

God’s Word is our guide in life, but it does us no good if we don’t know what it says. That’s why it is important to read and study the Bible and as we do, Jesus will help us to be more:

Traits 2If we hide God’s words in our mind it is going to be much easier for us not to sin against God because we love Him and want to obey Him. Here are some ways the Bible will help us:

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God’s Word is like a lamp, a light to guide us. The closer we are to that light, the better we can see what is right and what is wrong. The closer we are to that light, the easier it is for us to follow God, and be protected from turning towards sin. (Psalm 119:105)Pure heartWe should obey God and ask Him to give us a pure heart. (Psalm 51:10)

 No to sin equals victory

The Bible helps us to say no to sin when we are tempted, because God gives us victory over sin through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)

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The Bible helps our faith grow stronger because the more we study, hear and learn, we will understand who Jesus is and what He did for us. (Romans 10:17)

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The Bible gives us an opportunity to answer questions of those who want to know about our faith and what we believe. (1 Peter 3:15)

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The Bible helps us know what God wants us to do when we are faced with a choice. (Psalm 25:4-5)

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The Bible encourages us by reminding us of God’s promises, faithfulness and His love for us. (Deuteronomy 7:9)

 kidsThese are some awesome reasons why we should study and stay close to the Word of God. The Bible tells us that if we get close to God, that He will come close to us.

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Posted by: wwyeshua | February 18, 2015

THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL – Luke 12:13-21

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Once more we find Jesus teaching the crowds when all of a sudden someone said to Him. “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”

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In Jesus’ day, usually when there was a dispute, they went to a rabbi (a teacher) to resolve the disagreement. So this man thought that Jesus could resolve the issue. 

He was very rude though, since he interrupted Jesus and His teaching. He was greedy and he was not paying attention to the important things Jesus was teaching, he just wanted his problem to be resolved. 

Do you know what greed means? It is someone who just thinks about money, and he wants more and more and nothing makes him happy.

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Jesus was not there to settle this man’s problems, he was there to teach.

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So He told the man “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?”

Then Jesus warned everyone because they all needed to hear how bad greed is.

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“Watch out! Be careful about wanting to have more and more things, because life is not made up of how much a person has.”

Then Jesus told them a story. He said, “A certain rich man’s had a farm that produced a very large crop.

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So the rich man thought to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have any place left to store my crops.’

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 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my old barns and build bigger ones.

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Once I have done that, I will store my extra grain in them.  

And he kept thinking and he said to himself, “Now you have plenty of grain stored away for many years and you can take life easy. Then I can eat, drink and have a good time.” 

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Unfortunatelly, this man was only thinking about himself, he did not think about God who had created everything and it was God that produced the good crop for this man.

He was also not thinking about other people, like feeding the poor and helping those that had very little.

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So God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’ The Bible does not tell us who came and got all his possessions but we are sure someone did.

So we need to be very careful how we think and act with all the good things God gives us, because the same thing might happen to us if we keep everything for ourselves and don’t share it with those in need.

Yes, people are fools when they store up earthly wealth and forget to have a rich relationship with God.

In these next verses we read once more where Jesus taught about possessions and calls them treasures, when He said:

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Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

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Posted by: wwyeshua | February 6, 2015

LET’S FIND OUT ABOUT HEAVEN

Heaven

Did you know that you have a very special friend that lives in heaven? 

Jesus Christ, God’s Son lives in heaven and He loves you very much. Did you know that?

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When He was on this earth He told His disciples that He was going to go back to His Father’s house and was going to prepare a place for all those who love Him and that one day we will go there and live with Him forever. 

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Have you ever thought about heaven? What it is like? Well let’s take a look at what the Bible tells us about heaven. 

FIRST LET’S LOOK AT WHAT WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN

One very important thing that will not be in heaven is sin. God is holy and holiness and sin don’t mix.

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Have you ever made an experiment where you get a glass of pure water and you put some oil in the water? Well what happens?

Water and oil 

The oil floats and it does not mix with the water. The water is crystal clean and pure and the oil is sticky and the two don’t mix right? It is the same thing with God, He is holy and sin and holiness don’t mix.

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There will be no church buildings in Heaven. Here on earth we go to church to worship God, but in Heaven we will be living with God and will be worshiping Him all the time.

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We will not need to go to the doctor to take a shot or take any medicine in Heaven because no one will ever get sick there.

 Graves

There will be no cemeteries in Heaven because no one will ever die.

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No one will be sad and there is not going to be any crying in heaven because we are all going to be very happy.

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No one will ever get tired and no one will get old in heaven.

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The sun and the moon will not be in Heaven. We need them here, but in Heaven there is never any darkness, because the glory of God is the light that is always shining in that beautiful place. That does not mean that the sun and the moon are going to disappear, they are just not needed in heaven.

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NOW LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WILL BE IN HEAVEN

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There will be millions and millions of God’s children there. Those are the young and the older people that accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and did what Jesus commanded while they lived on earth.

 Crowns in heaven

God will give special crowns to those who loved the Lord Jesus and served Him here on earth.

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God’s Holy Word, the Bible, will be there. God has said that His Word will never pass away. It will always be with us.

 Lambs book of life

There is another book in Heaven. This book is called “The Lamb’s Book of Life.” The Lord Jesus is “the Lamb of God,” so this is His book. When you accept the Lord Jesus as your Savior, your name is written in “The Lamb’s Book of Life,” and you know that you will be with Jesus in Heaven forever.

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The Tree of Life will be in Heaven. This tree will bear twelve different kinds of fruit.

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There will be beautiful homes in Heaven, more beautiful than anything we can imagine. Even the street of Heaven is made of pure gold.

 Angels

Millions of angels will be there worshipping Him. Angels are God’s servants. Did you know that God sends His angels to watch over us while we are here on earth?

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And the most wonderful thing about Heaven is that Jesus will be there! We will see our Savior face-to-face, the Son of God who loves us so much that He gave His life for us. 

Do you know that God wants you in Heaven with Him? He wants you there because He loves you! You might be thinking, “God loves me!” Yes He does.

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You may also be thinking, “Does God know about all the bad things I have done and all the lies I have told?” Yes, God knows all about them, but that does not keep Him from loving you. He loves you just the same. 

God loves you just the way you are! You do not have to do a single thing to get God to love you. He loves you with all His heart and He gave you a free gift for you to be forgiven of all your sins. He gave His Son to die on the cross for your sins, so that you could have everlasting life in Heaven with Him. 

The Bible tells us: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). My Sins

When you believe in the Jesus Christ and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, God forgives you of all your sins and makes you His child forever. Something will happen in your mind and you will change. Because you love Jesus you will want to obey Him. You don’t want to do bad things anymore and you don’t want to lie anymore either. 

If you want Jesus to forgive your sins, and you want Him to be in charge of your life now, then you need to tell Him. In a moment we are going to pray and talk to Him. 

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Remember though that God looks at your spirit and your mind.  

Repeating the words in this prayer will not save you, unless you want to really follow what you are praying for. Man looks on the outside of things, but God looks at what is in our mind and spirit, and He knows everything about us. So this is a very important prayer and decision you are making in your life, because you are making a permanent commitment with God. 

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Dear God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that You sent Jesus to be my Savior, and that He died on the cross to take the punishment for my sins.  I know that Jesus rose from the dead and is coming back someday. Please forgive me of all of my sins, and come into my life and change me. Please guide me in my life and help me to follow you for the rest of my life. Thank you for saving me and taking me to heaven when I die.  In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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