Bible Verse of The Week || God Forsook Jesus


Matthew 27:46
Around the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, saying “Eli Eli lama sabachthani?” which is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

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Question: “Why did Jesus say, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?””

Answer:“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). This cry is a fulfillment ofPsalm 22:1, one of many parallels between that psalm and the specific events of the crucifixion. It has been difficult to understand in what sense Jesus was “forsaken” by God. It is certain that God approved His work. It is certain that He was innocent. He had done nothing to forfeit the favor of God. As His own Son – holy, harmless, undefiled, and obedient – God still loved Him. In none of these senses could God have forsaken Him.

However, Isaiah tells us that “he bore our griefs and carried our sorrows; that he was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities; that the chastisement of our peace was laid upon him; that by his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5). He redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us (Galatians 3:13). He was made a sin-offering, and He died in our place, on our account, that He might bring us near to God. It was this, doubtless, which caused His intense sufferings. It was the manifestation of God’s hatred of sin, in some way which He has not explained, that Jesus experienced in that terrible hour. It was suffering endured by Him that was due to us, and suffering by which, and by which alone, we can be saved from eternal death.

In those awful moments, Jesus was expressing His feelings of abandonment as God placed the sins of the world on Him – and because of that had to “turn away” from Jesus. As Jesus was feeling that weight of sin, He was experiencing separation from God for the only time in all of eternity. It was at this time that2 Corinthians 5:21occurred, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus became sin for us, so He felt the loneliness and abandonment that sin always produces, except that in His case, it was not His sin – it was ours.

Recommended Resource:Jesus: The Greatest Life of All by Charles Swindoll.
Read more:http://www.gotquestions.org/forsaken-me.html#ixzz2gmVXeUox

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Bible Verse of The Week || God’s Love Letter <3


It is a Love letter from God. Read this whenever you feel down or unloved.

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My child,

You may not know Me but I know everything about you- Psalm 139:1-3
I know when you sit down and when you rise up- Psalm 139:1-3
I am familiar with all your ways- Psalm 139:1-3
Even the hairs of your head are numbered- Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in My image- Genesis 1:27
In Me, you live and move and have your being, for you are My offspring-Acts 17:27-28
I know you even before you were conceived- Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation- Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake for all your days are written in My Book-Psalm 139:15-16
I determine the exact time of your birth, and where you would live- Acts 17:26
You were fearfully and wonderfully made- Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mothers womb- Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born- Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know Me- John 8:41,42,44
I am not distant and angry, but Am the complete expression of love- 1 John 4:16
It is my desire to lavish My love on You- 1 John 3:1
Simply because you are My child and I am your Father- 1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could- Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect Father- Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand- James 1:17
I am your provider and I meet all your needs- Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope- Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love- Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts towers you are countless as the sand on the seashore-Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing- Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you- Jeremiah 32:40
For you are My treasured possession- Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all My heart, and with all My soul- Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things- Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek Me with all your heart, you will find me- Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart- Psalm 37:4
For it is I, who gave you those desires- Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine-Ephesians 2:20-21
For I am your greatest encourager- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the father who comforts you in all your troubles- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are broken-hearted, I am close to you- Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart-Isaiah 40:11
One day, I will wipe away every tear from your eyes and I will take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth- Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my Son Jesus- John 17:23
For in Jesus, My love for you is revealed- John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being- Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you- Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins- 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled- 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of My love for you- 1 John 4:10
I gave up everything i love that i might gain your love- Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of My Son Jesus, you receive Me- 1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from My love again- Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I will throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen-Luke 15:17
I have always been Father, and will always be Father- Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…will you be My child?- John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you
Love, Your Dad
-Luke 15:11-14

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The Man who Left with Treasures.


Matthew 19:21

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

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Me and my dad spotted a black cat sitting on a dumpster. As we sat there watching the cat, a young looking man grabbed our attention. He held two, large plastic bags in his left hand and the other hand to collect things from inside the bin. I watched slightly interested at how he poked his head in the garbage bin, trying to search for something. I continued to observe this man with my dad, trying to know what he was looking for. It was then that we found out, when the man held out two small cans and shoved it in one of his plastic bag. It was also then when I found out that he was collecting those cans for money, and it was then when I figured out that, that was how he could earn them.

I suddenly felt pity for the man. I felt the urge to help him collect those cans, give him money, hug the man (no matter how unclean he is), and I even thought to myself ‘Even though the man might hate me, or might be rude- I don’t think it will ever banish the feeling that I am feeling right now’. I actually like this feeling- not ‘pity’ but the feeling that I am describing to you right now. The urge to help. Kindness. Love? Maybe. I like feeling this feeling. It makes me feel like I am… not heartless.

“Even if he fill those plastic bags with cans… do you think he’ll spare enough money?” dad asked, breaking the indescribable silence. I just shrugged to dad’s question, not knowing the exact answer. We stayed silent for a few minutes, still watching the man. “Do you think God will bless him or reward him for his perseverance?” dad continued suddenly. I shrugged again “I guess, It depends on his intentions…” I said slowly, thinking if my answer was right. “But God is a good God” I added and dad just nodded, saying “May the Lord guide him to the right path…”

After a few minutes, I was typing down what just happened on my phone so that I could share with you guys (like what I’m doing right now) while the man was still there, collecting cans. All of a sudden, dad opened the window of his car and called out to the man whilst handing out some money. I don’t know how much and after debating with myself, decided not to ask him. But either ways, I felt proud of my dad and I know God is too. The young man thanked my dad and left with two bag full of cans and dad’s gift.

“He left darling…” my dad said softly as he watched the man leave “with treasures.”

I faced my dad, my heart filled with awe and admiration. I then told to myself that I’m going to be just like my dad one day. I looked at the man once more. “He’ll get his own money from the hard work he gets, not by just asking”

We left the place and drove home, we spotted the same man, still collecting cans from a different bin. “He’s still there, he’s not stopping” dad observed. I smiled, he was a really hard working man. I start to wonder if he had a family of his own.

I felt so much ‘feelings’ for the man- and if I said this to my friends, they might joke about and tease me- but I’m serious here guys. I do not know what God wants for this man, but I hope and pray that he will see the Lord’s goodness and greatness and love for him, and that he may do the same…

Answered Prayer… literally…


Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

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So, I have been hurting the past few weeks… I am not gonna state the reason for it is too personal but I am gonna share my story of my prayer being answered.

As I human being, I use to have the tendency to think or worry too much, that I am already missing what is right in front of me. Then I feel this ‘pang’ in my chest or something like that. [Note: This is a serious topic for me and a little touchy. So to those who don’t like mushy stuff, please continue reading. It’s worth it.]

If you guys are hurting, in pain, or something in between, just know that God always has a reason and that He makes everything good at it’s time… If this hadn’t happened, then I wouldn’t be able to talk to God would I?

In problems like these, I always have the need to talk to an elderly (besides my parents). I was able to talk to an elderly in church. She told me to pray. She comforted me. And I thank her for that. I was able to do what she instructed me to do. And with God’s help, I was able to do it…

So, here it goes….

My Testimony

“Lord when will I talk to my dad about my problem? When will I confront Him?” I ask the Lord.

“When the time is right, my child.” He replies.

I kind of doubted a bit. I was thinking if it was me talking to myself… or if it was really God…

“I was thinking of getting baptized, Lord.”

“That’s good news”

“I love you, Jesus”

“I love you too, child”

I started tearing up with joy and grinning widely.

“I hope my parents won’t see me crying, Lord”

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“Oh wait! I want them to see me cry, so they will pity me” [Note: I kind of laughed at my childishness here. I really wanted them to pity me]

Then… my father entered my room…

He asked “What is the problem, Dannelle?”

I didn’t answer. I was angry and hurting.

My mom then called my dad for some help. This gave me the time to ask God.

“God? Is right NOW the time?”

and the Lord answered “Yes.”

“Please give me the courage”

My dad came back to the room, and we talked… I found that my dad was really patient and calm. One thing I like about my dad. He knows how to control himself.

Honestly, the problem wasn’t the same problem I had before… I don’t even remember the problem anymore.

But I felt so blessed to have a father like him.

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If you guys have a problem and you feel alone. Like no one in the world can help you… always remember, that God is always behind your back.

And that was my testimony… Hope you guys could learn something from it… God Bless! ❤

 

I Know.


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My dad always reminds me that:

” Whenever someone is teaching, reminding, or helping you, do not answer with an ‘I know’ instead, say ‘thank you’ for their effort to show they care. “

There are times, when people would always remind me to do something and I answer with a rude “I know, I know” oblivious to the fact that I have somewhat hurt their feelings.

Not many people know this.

One time, I was telling my friend about being able to use the computer lab and use the internet at school, she was sooo excited, then her friend came and said “We already know that” and I felt kind of… deflated…

‘They knew?’ I remember thinking.

Well isn’t that a bummer? I wonder what would it feel like to say “I love you” to someone but not being able to hear it back because they ‘claim’ they already know…

I know God loves me and God knows I love him. He already knows everything. But God wants us to talk to Him. He wants us to have a relationship with Him. Even though He already knows.

Dedicated to: My daddy, Byron Pacis.

I am familiar with all your ways ~ Psalm 139:3

I am Loved.


This is something I have written while I was in the bus, since I wasn’t aloud to use the internet, I became depressed and couldn’t wait any longer 😀

I am Loved. ❤

I could hear voices, but at that time I didn’t know what they were.
I couldn’t see, but I could cry, so I cried.
Not because of my blindness, but because of all the commotion.

Suddenly I felt myself being carried and a soothing voice reached my ears, “We’ve been waiting for you” a deep voice said
I felt calm and stopped crying, I felt at home. I then fell into a dreamless sleep.

When I woke up, I was finally able to open my eyes and see, but I wasn’t happy because I could see,
I was happy to see two, calm eyes looking down at me.

The Person has a curly, brown hair and dark, brown eyes. She had a smile that reached her eyes, which were flowing with tears, happy tears maybe.
She wasn’t alone though, there was another person with the same facial expression that had a smile reaching his eyes and tears threatening to flow.

They both made funny faces which made me smile, I could say it was my first smile that day.

They played with me, fed me, slept with me. You could tell I was happy.

We did have those ‘times’ though, I found it hard to deal with, I didn’t know what was happening or what so ever, so I just cry, it’s all I ever do anyways, Eat. Poop. Cry. Eat. Poop. Cry. Eat. Poop. CRY! But those very two people made me feel like I was more than that.

Time flies so fast though, I am now a teenager, I now have a little sister and I am not going to expect another sibling since she is already hard to handle (If you know what I mean). My parents still love me and my sister equally. We still had our conflicts, but those are normal and part of life I suppose.

I learned there was a God who loves me like no one else could, that He sacrificed for our sins…

But this is just the beginning of my life, after I had smiled my first smile, I had smiled ever since.

It’s nice to know that someone loves you, no matter what happens.

– Mary Pacis.

Sitting on a tree ~.


I have always wanted to climb up a tree and talk to God ~.

But I’m always afraid… Afraid of heights and afraid to have a tiny piece of wood pierce into my delicate skin. But as I’ve seen in stories and read in books, it has always been stated as “Heaven”.

And who wouldn’t want to climb up a tree and listen to music, closing their eyes and feel the wind carelessly flowing through your hair…

When you climb up a tall tree, you will see how wonderful God has created this world!

As you are reading this, i would like to suggest to listen to this music and watch the movie entitled Courageous. It is a movie for Men, most specifically Fathers.

It is a mixture of drama, comedy, and Faith.