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December 2009 Blog Posts (19)

The bridge into the spiritual kingdom.... Jesus....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 30.3.1953







The bridge into the spiritual kingdom.... Jesus....





The bridge into the spiritual kingdom was built by Me when I descended to earth in order to redeem humanity. You all may cross this bridge if you want to follow Me.... And thus understand this right: Anyone who follows Me, who has chosen Me as his leader will be able and shall travel the same path as I have taken Myself, and he need not fear to go… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 31, 2009 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Jesus as a human being knew of His mission....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 8.11.1963







Jesus as a human being knew of His mission....





The earthly path of the human being Jesus was exceedingly sorrowful.... His pure soul found itself in an impure and dark environment and experienced this environment as torment, on account of which the child Jesus was never able to be cheerful, although He was not yet conscious of the mission the soul itself had offered Me to carry out.... From time to… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 29, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

God Himself came into the world and took abode in an infant….

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 24.12.1963







God Himself came into the world and took abode in an infant….





Remember My coming into the world with gratitude and joy, for it signified for you an act of immeasurable love and compassion, a light came to you which was intended to illuminate for you the path out of the spiritual darkness of night.... an era of utter hopelessness came to an end for you humans and a new period of development began....… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 26, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The infant Jesus....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 24.12.1953







The infant Jesus....





A Saviour was born to you, the Redeemer, Who descended from above in order to set you free and bring salvation to you. You humans suffered utmost adversity for you were held captive by Satan, you were in his power and lacked the strength of will to free yourselves from him.... Your souls were ailing and a Physician had to come to heal you; a strong Saviour had to come to release… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 25, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

from a baby...to a Cosmic Christ

This time of year, life is like the last big down hill of a roller coaster ride as we speed recklessly towards the day. But this year, It's my prayer that we would take time to pause, to sit, and to think deeply about life. To breathe in deeply the relationship between Jesus, creation and humanity. Don't let it be a fleeting thought, like a gust of wind, here for a second and then gone. Keep breathing it in, until it rests in that place where the psalmist says, " deep calls to… Continue

Added by Ron Cole on December 23, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

God became visible in Jesus Christ....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 18.6.1958







God became visible in Jesus Christ....





Anyone who professes Me will also be admitted into My kingdom, for he will already be an aspirant to My kingdom as soon as he has found the path back to Me from Whom he once separated of his own free will. He no longer acknowledged Me, and this was the sin against Me, his God and Creator of eternity, which could not be redeemed in any other way than through the… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 22, 2009 at 6:01pm — No Comments

the ebb and flow of the inner city...

In all life there is an ebb and flow. Circumstances of life are like a tidal force, that have the ability to change our personal landscapes. On the inner city streets the tides are dramatic, with mountainous highs, and cavernous lows. Every second Wednesday is a high tide, welfare cheques feed addictions and fill the wallets of dealers. Everyone seems to know the rhythm of the tides. Dealers know exactly when the high tide is, when cheques have been… Continue

Added by Ron Cole on December 21, 2009 at 7:11pm — No Comments

CHRISTmas vs. Commercialism

I hope your holidays are absolutely magnificent. I hope you don’t stop at the view of commercialism of Christmas but look beyond and see the life of Christ in the moment, in the hour and in the year. I hope you see God’s abundance. Perhaps in the gifts you receive, the gifts given, or the banquet of food set before you. I hope you see God’s forgiveness, grace and mercy in the apology extended to you from an offender. The smile given just to you… Continue

Added by carmen on December 17, 2009 at 12:12pm — No Comments

The Dominion of Opinion

Make it your aim to be one in the Spirit, and you will be bound together in peace. There is one Body and one Spirit, just as it was to one hope you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is the one over all, the one working through all and the one living in all. (Eph. 4:2-6 Phillips)



There is an interesting event that has been going on in my life recently. I have been reading a book by G.H. Lang about the life of Anthony Norris… Continue

Added by Milt Rodriguez on December 17, 2009 at 10:51am — No Comments

God is a spirit Who has manifested Himself in Jesus....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 17.2.1961







God is a spirit Who has manifested Himself in Jesus....





You should not imagine your God and Creator as a strictly limited Being, you should not try to associate Him with a form, for then your idea would always be wrong, because something defined can never correspond to My nature, which is utterly perfect, thus infinite. For I Am a spirit Who fills and permeates everything. In My nature I will be… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 16, 2009 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Apostates Devise New Ways To Spoil Everyone’s Christmas

One of the shortcomings I remember the most about the Christian elementary school I attended was how a number of the less-than dedicated educators would punish all of the students for the misbehavior of a single pupil. To this day, I remain convinced this had more to do with lazy teachers preferring not to mess around with recess than correcting actually delinquency.



As miniature societies, the dynamics of schools often reflect the processes that govern nations and countries.… Continue

Added by Frederick Meekins on December 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Inscrutability of the Deity....

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 21.9.1963







Inscrutability of the Deity....





You should believe that you humans will eternally be unable to fathom My fundamental nature. It is not possible to make you understand what I Am in essence, for your thinking is still limited, and thus you are incapable of comprehending the infinite. Infinite, however, is the spirit for Whom you created the term `God'. And what this spirit is in Itself again cannot be… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 13, 2009 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Book Review: Introducing the Missional Church

“Missional” has been a part of church vernacular long enough to be seen as an intrigue, a movement, a fad, and the subject of critique. As we move more than a decade away from Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America, the seminal work that launched the missional church movement, the truth is that no work has advanced the broad understanding of the movement. While many works have been helpful to show branches of… Continue

Added by Brian Miller on December 11, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

God is love....

I APPEAL TO YOU

... through Bertha Dudde - 19.1.1962





God is love....





Everything arose from God's strength of love.... He Himself is the primary source of strength, His fundamental element is love, thus He is love Himself.... And yet He is a Being Which works and creates with wise judgment.... He is a Being Which puts Its thoughts into effect, Which constantly brings forth new creations that radiate His strength of love into infinity. This, however, always… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 11, 2009 at 6:08pm — No Comments

The Sticking Point: Socail Density

A Facebook group I belong to associated with Luther Seminary recently started a discussion on this question:



What are the sticking points of your community of faith that keep you all from becoming a missional congregation?





I thought I'd take a crack at that and here's what I posted:



The sticking point? If only there were just one! I see a host of impediments to the emergence of… Continue

Added by Tim Thompson on December 11, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

`Follow Me....'

WORD OF GOD

... through Bertha Dudde - 18.1.1949





`Follow Me....'





Follow Me and the goal that has been set for you since the beginning will be reached by you on earth already. You have to make the effort to live a life of love which will bring you very close to the One Who is eternal love Himself. And if you now bear My life on earth in mind and for the sake of the act of Salvation appeal to Me for reinforcement of your will, you will also find it easy to… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 6, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

I'm ready for advent...

I'm slouching toward Bethlehem.

Keeping some of the Christmas season at arm's length -- I don't want to be tired of it by the time it gets here. I'm certainly a Christmas Christian -- in love with the Incarnation and all that it implies for me about the holiness of ordinary experience.

With all the pain and dullness of life, Christmas is ready to descend with all its hope...

Added by Tom Brisson on December 6, 2009 at 1:28am — No Comments

What Is The Central Problem Missional Is Solving?

Friends,

I need your help. Please jump over to my blog post and help me answer this question for a project I'm doing on missional. Thanks in advance

http://jonathanbrink.com/2009/12/02/the-central-problem-of-missional/

Much Love
Jonathan

Added by Jonathan Brink on December 2, 2009 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Miracle-work of the child Jesus....

Word of God

... through Bertha Dudde - 9.12.1952









Miracle-work of the child Jesus....







I want to teach you what you want to have clarified, for I want you to have the correct information first before you instruct your fellow human beings, which is the task of those of you who want to serve Me. I want you to understand everything yourselves before you pass your knowledge on, for the other person is frequently not very patient, he desires an… Continue

Added by Ingo on December 1, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

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