O death, Where is thy sting?


We all live our lives thinking that we won’t die. It is because we are part mortal and part immortal. The mortal part is our body, our flesh. The immortal part is our spirit. Both parts were joined together at conception by God and they are separated at death. The mistake is made thinking that our flesh, body, is immortal. If you remember what a preacher says at a funeral, dust to dust, ashes to ashes. We are made of the dust of the earth and will return to that state when we die (Genesis 3:19). But our spirit is immortal and will return to God. Our spirit is our mind, will and intellect. It is who we are. Now when we die, the place we will go to is our choice, heaven or hell. We have to make that choice when we are alive. Because after we die, it is God’s choice. We don’t choose while we are alive, don’t expect to live in heaven. You see there is only 2 choices, heaven or hell. To go to heaven, we have to choose God while we are alive. Life or death is a reality for us. We are mortal and live for a certain time on earth. So, I ask you to choose God and live in this world and to be able to live in heaven.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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Again, Time has come into question.


Time has been called many things, seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years etc. And we know that time is linear. It only goes in one direction and when it is spent, it is over. We spend so much time trying to save time, only to find out it cost us more time. How many times have you said that your life has gone by in a blink of an eye. Did time accelerate and we did not notice? Or does our brain only perceive the present time? So, how can we stop the advancement of time in our lives? It is impossible to stop time. It will run until time runs out. Yes, there is an end to time, and I am not sure that I want to see that time. The time of the future is uncertain, and the time of the past is gone. We can not change the past, but the future time is ours to change. We have the ability to make changes in our lives, good or bad. The question is what will you do with the time you have left? I know from my life, that it takes courage to change the time we have left. Nobody’s life is perfect. There are flaws that seem to be built into us. It always seems so hard to change our lives. But the strangest thing about changing our lives is that we are the only one that can do it. Many people will try to change our lives, but we are the only one to make that choice. It called free will. It is a gift that God gave to us and is the only reason that God choose to give us a change at redemption. So, the question is what are you going to do with the remaining time in your life? Will you choose God or not?

Crain Blanchard

Joseph1637@juno.com

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The Kingdom.


We were made kings and priest unto God through the work of the cross of Jesus. But most believers do not understand office and position of king and priest. A king works incessantly for his kingdom. And a priest is ever before his God making intercession for the people of the kingdom. Throughout history there has been few kings and priests. But the one that comes to mind is King David of Israel. He is called a man after God’s own heart. He always tried to live the way God wanted him to. And if he got into trouble, he knew where to go to find the answer. He was always before God to fulfill his duty as king and priest. David never wanted to be king of Israel. God chose him to serve as king and priest, because the Israelites needed a man that would do what is right before God. Now God has called us to be kings and priests in this world. God gave us dominion over this earth as sons of God. And to pray for people to be healed, delivered and to receive salvation from God. So, what is the sticking point for you? Where is your commitment to the kingdom? Through personal sacrifice and persistence, King David ruled Israel with great diligence. Do you know your part in the kingdom of God? Now is the time, today is the day of salvation.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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