Behold, God is my Salvation!

Isaiah 12 (ESV)

1You will say in that day:
“I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
that you might comfort me.

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.”

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

And you will say in that day:

“Give thanks to the Lord,
call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples,
proclaim that his name is exalted.

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously;
let this be made known in all the earth.

Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.”

Tither & Righteous

Malachi 3:6-18 NLT

“I, the Lord, never change. That is why you descendants of Jacob haven’t been destroyed yet.

Since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my laws and have not followed them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies. “But you ask, ‘How can we return?’

“Can a person cheat God? Yet, you are cheating me! “But you ask, ‘How are we cheating you?’ “When you don’t bring a tenth of your income and other contributions.

So a curse is on you because the whole nation is cheating me!

10 “Bring one-tenth of your income into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I won’t open the windows of heaven for you and flood you with blessings.

11 Then, for your sake, I will stop insects from eating your crops. They will not destroy the produce of your land. The vines in your fields will not lose their unripened grapes,” says the Lord of Armies.

12 “All nations will call you blessed because you will be a delightful land,” says the Lord of Armies.

13 “You have used harsh words against me,” says the Lord. “You ask, ‘How have we spoken against you?’

14 “You have said, ‘It’s pointless to serve God. What do we gain if we meet his standards or if we walk around feeling sorry for what we’ve done?

15 So now we call arrogant people blessed. Not only are evildoers encouraged, they even test God and get away with it.’”

16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord paid attention and listened. A book was written in his presence to be a reminder to those who feared the Lord and respected his name.

17 “They will be mine,” says the Lord of Armies. “On that day I will make them my special possession. I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.

18 Then you will again see the difference between righteous people and wicked people, between the one who serves God and the one who doesn’t serve him.

The verse 18 concludes between the righteous people and wicked people, and between the one who serves God and the one who doesn’t serve God. Here, the tither is considered righteous and is serving God.

The faithfulness of bringing back the tithes and offering unto God is the acknowledgement that all the blessings are from God. We can do nothing without Him thus we must honor Him with the tithes and offering. And in these, God will continue to bless us and protect us.

But those who don’t bring back the tithes and offering are thieves and wicked people though they claimed they are Christians, they are actually counterfeit whom also called pretenders.

God bless!

Boy Bautista

The Living Church of Christ & of God

Acts 7:48-50 KJV

48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

 

John 14:23King James Version (KJV)

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 

Romans 8:9-11

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

Anyone that received Jesus Christ as the Lord & Savior, whom paid all the sins, shall also receive the Holy Spirit.

Once the Holy Spirit lives in you, He can then let Jesus and the Father live in you too. It is because they are the Triune yet One God.

He is the Elohim in Hebrew which carry both singular form (one) and plural form (triune).

You are now the holy dwelling place of God or Elohim, which is also called the kingdom of God on earth.

You are the Living Church of Christ and of the Father through the Holy Spirit.

 

If you don’t have yet the Holy Spirit, you must come to Jesus Christ first and ask for forgiveness and be washed by His blood, then the Holy Spirit will check it for Him to make abode in you.

 

Luke 11:13

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?