Thursday, February 28, 2013

Abba's Glory On The Web

'Abba's Glory, Inc.' has these aspects. Click here to Discover More

1. An online and social media component for training and mobilizing believers.
2. A free two year Bible Institute for those wanting to go deeper in God and be more equipped to fulfill their calling
3. Mentoring and fathering christian leaders.
4. Biblical teacher and speaker empowering believers to come into all that Jesus has for them.


Our Passion is living as Jesus prayed we could, One with God , Living, Moving and Having our Existence in Him. Acts 17:28.

1. You Can Discover the transformations that happen in our lives when we live and move and have our being in Him.
2. You can Enjoy life as citizens of both our earthly nations and the Kingdom of God.
Scriptural Starting Points
John 17:22 (AMP) I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:
Acts 17:28 (ESV) In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, For we are indeed his offspring.
2 Tim. 1:7 (NIV11) For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 
Acts 1:1 (NASB) The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach. 
Acts 1:8 (NASB) You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to dthe remotest part of the earth.
Come back soon as we unfold the vision and plan for all that Jesus continues to do and teach through His people empowered by His Holy Spirit.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Lucifers Deception

When we embrace God, as John 1:12 says, But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,, We find that we can have faith to believe and trust Him. We also find that we can yield our will to His and prosper in all that we can be in His grace and power.
When we seek to doubt God and be in charge of our lives we make the mistake that Eve made in thinking some how God has kept good things from us, we enter into Lucifer's deception of thinking we too can rise up and be equal or greater than God and that our way is better than he who created us.

Isaiah 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." 15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. 16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the one who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,

Earthly accolades, power and prestige cannot measure up to the eternal life we  begin to gain once we begin to follow God by believing in Jesus and yielding all aspects of our life to him.

We have a free will... the choice is ours.
The Life Application Bible states.
3:1 Disguised as a shrewd serpent, Satan came to tempt Eve. At one time, Satan had been a glorious angel. But in pride, he rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven. As a created being, Satan has definite limitations. Although he is trying to tempt everyone away from God, he will not be the final victor. In 3:14, 15, God promises that Satan will be crushed by one of the woman’s offspring, the Messiah.

3:1-6 Why does Satan tempt us? Temptation is Satan’s invitation to give in to his kind of life and give up on God’s kind of life. Satan tempted Eve and succeeded in getting her to sin. Ever since then, he’s been busy getting people to sin. He even tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). But Jesus did not sin!
How could Eve have resisted temptation? By following the same guidelines we can follow. First, we must realize that being tempted is not a sin. We have not sinned until we give in to the temptation. Then, to resist temptation, we must (1) pray for strength to resist, (2) run, sometimes literally, and (3) say no when confronted with what we know is wrong. James 1:12 tells of the blessings and rewards for those who don’t give in when tempted.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Gospel According to Isaiah 53

Encountering the Suffering Servant in Jewish and Christian Theology
Published by Kregel Publications 

I was excited when Kregel Publications invited me to review a copy of this book. I have taught The Gospels and The life and Teachings of Jesus in Bible College and Church settings.  I am always looking for materials that can be recommended to others on anything related to this Jesus and the Gospel message.

I  believe one of the greatest challenges the church has had and does face is the proclamation of God’s plan for humankind as revealed in Jesus as He revealed not only God in the flesh but also as He fulfilled scores of old testament prophecies which demonstrate God’s plan and His role in the Life of Israel as a people of promise and which reveals Jesus the Messiah the fulfillment of God’s promise for a deliverer and Anointed One for Israel and all of humankind. The publisher has well said the following about this book:
“The Gospel According to Isaiah 53 presents the redemptive work of the Messiah to the Jewish community, exploring issues of atonement and redemption in light of Isaiah chapter 53. It is clear that Jesus fulfills the specifications of the suffering servant of Isaiah 53. This book has many potential uses in its presentation of the gospel for Jewish people. Pastors who study it will find unparalleled help in preparing Bible studies and sermons, so that their listeners will become better equipped to tell Jewish people about Jesus. It will be beneficial as supplemental reading for classes on Isaiah, the Prophets, and Jewish evangelism. And believers will be trained to share Isaiah 53 with Jewish friends and family. Contributors include: • David L. Allen • Richard E. Averbeck • Darrell L. Bock • Michael L. Brown • Robert B. Chisholm Jr. • Craig A. Evans • John S. Feinberg • Mitch Glaser • Walter C. Kaiser Jr. • Donald R. Sunukjian.” 

The book has three parts:
1.     Interpretations of Isaiah 53
2.     Isaiah 53 in Biblical Theology
3.     Isaiah 53 and Practical Theology

The conclusion is a concise review of the primary subject matter of each of the 11 chapters.
This is an excellent book in that it addresses the primary matter of the suffering servant both from the Christian and Jewish perspectives using in-depth study of the subject matter.

Books written as a team effort sometimes fail to flow from chapter to chapter and thought to thought which can weaken the point being made or the premise of the book. This is not so in The Gospel According to Isaiah 53.

In addition the structure of the book  makes it easy to find a subject once you have read the book and want to refer back to the teaching laid out in any chapter.

I whole-heartedly recommend this book for the Christian, the Messianic Christian and the Jewish believer seeking greater understanding of God’s Suffering Servant who was revealed as the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.
This book meets a great need in the Church today.

Wayne Newcomb

Sunday, February 03, 2013

His Purpose for Me

Psalm 138:8

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures
forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.     NIV

     "It’s good to know that God has a purpose for each one of us.
The Scripture there does not say that the Lord will fulfill my purpose;
it says the Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. There’s a great
difference. I may have one purpose; God may have another. God
does not guarantee that He will fulfill my purpose, but He does
promise that He will fulfill His purpose.

     And then the psalmist goes on to say, “Your love, O LORD [and
that means ‘your covenant-keeping faithfulness’], endures forever.”
When God commits Himself to us to fulfill His purpose in our lives,
that is a commitment for time and for eternity.

     And then, maybe out of a situation of desperation, the psalmist
says, “Do not abandon the works of your hands.” I remember once
being at the deathbed of a lady who was dying of cancer, a strong
believer. She read that last verse in the version of The Living Bible:
“You made me; don’t abandon me.” And she had strong assurance as
she read those words: “You made me; don’t abandon me.” But that’s
for each one of us. God made us; He will not abandon us. He has a
purpose; He’s going to fulfill it. Maybe it won’t be your purpose, but
it will be His purpose. That purpose will stand sure and unshakable
no matter what you go through."

—Derek Prince