My Beliefs and Message

I believe in One God the Father and His Word the Lord Jesus Christ whom He sent forth from His own heart. I believe Father is spirit and as such He is everywhere present at all time. He is not located in any specific place more than any other place for then He would not be God. God is. He is with you right now and all through you, but you may not believe that or have any proof of that.

I believe God created all things –NOT–out of nothing–but out of the very substance of God Himself – Spirit substance.  “All things come from God and live in God and return to God.” Romans 11:36 tells us. Also “In Him(God)we all live and move(exist) and have our being(our identity)” according to Acts 17:28

I believe that God formed the first Man Adam from the dirt and breathed into him His own life force(spirit) causing Adam to become a living soul. Mankind is made in the image and likeness of God – spirit – soul and body. God has no body….Jesus is express image and likeness of God containing all the fullness of God as a human being. This is what Adam lost which God moved to regain for us by the death and resurrection of the One whom He sent…even Jesus the son of God.

I believe in the virgin birth — Miriam chosen by God was OVERSHADOWED by the Holy Spirit of God who impregnated her through a miracle with the Divine Seed of God–incorruptible and undefiled. This was prophesied to happen by Isaiah the ancient prophet PBUH!! Isaiah 7:14

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

This Jesus or Yeshua is the Eternal Word of God the Father –He is the Last Adam and a Life giving Spirit.

1Cor15:45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”

God wants all people to know Him as Father….therefore He sent forth His Son…to die for our sins which had cut us off from God…and to be raised from death so we can also live through Him. If the son of God comes to live in your heart you then become a child of God. Simple! If you do not have the son of God–you are not a child of God yet.

You are a lost child of God. You need to become a FOUND child of God.

God is looking for people to worship Him in spirit and in truth—not with the outer forms and rituals in a building or temple–but with a RECREATED spirit which He gives you when you come to Jesus Christ.

Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you;I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

As I said–If you have the son of God you have Zoe aionian…Life of the ages.

I John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. 10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. 11And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

It really is that simple my friend.

Jesus revealed Himself to a man that had been born blind. We read the story of how Jesus healed the man of his blindness. The man then was thoroughly questioned and cross examined by the religious Jews . He stood up for Jesus in that interrogation.  As a result they excommunicated him from the Synagogue. When he went out from the religious men the Lord JESUS found him and this is what followed….

John 9:34 Some of the Jewish leaders were enraged and said, “Just who do you think you are to lecture us! You were born a blind, filthy sinner!” So they threw the man out in the street.

35 When Jesus learned they had thrown him out, he went to find him and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”

36 The man whose blind eyes were healed answered, “Who is he, Master? Tell me so that I can place all my faith in him.”

37 Jesus replied, “You’re looking right at him. He’s speaking with you. It’s me, the one in front of you now.”

38 Then the man threw himself at his feet and worshiped Jesus and said, “Lord, I believe in you!”

39 And Jesus said, “I have come to judge those who think they see and make them blind. And for those who are blind, I have come to make them see.”

40 Some of the Pharisees were standing nearby and overheard these words. They interrupted Jesus and said, “You mean to tell us that we are blind?”

41 Jesus told them, “If you would acknowledge your blindness, then your sin would be removed. But now that you claim to see, your sin remains with you!”

Dear friend reading this…Believe this day in Jesus Christ! Invite Jesus to come into your heart and to wash you thoroughly clean with His Holy Spirit.

Ahhh…Perhaps you say…But I am clean, I am not a sinner! I am a good moral person. Yes perhaps you are a moral upstanding person. But you are still a sinner nonetheless. All of us fail to meet the Holy standard of God’s perfect law. We may not commit adultery like some men…but we may have secretly lusted after a woman as she went by. Jesus said that just looking at a woman to lust for her IS ADULTERY. And God shall judge adulterers my friend even heart adulterers.

You see there are two kinds of righteousness…Yours and God’s.

Which righteousness do you think pleases God more? Yours or God’s?

You are right.

This is the trouble that all good people face when they are confronted with Jesus. Paul lamented over his brethren the Jews for this very reason. They stumbled at the stumbling stone God put in front of them- Jesus. Listen to Paul…

Romans 10 — “My beloved brothers and sisters, the passionate desire of my heart and constant prayer to God is for my fellow Israelites to experience salvation. For I know that although they are deeply devoted to God, they are unenlightened. And since they’ve ignored the righteousness God gives, wanting instead to be acceptable to God because of their own works, they’ve refused to submit to God’s faith-righteousness.

Religious people ARE LOST…even though they do not do many bad things outwardly–inwardly they are walking in PRIDE trusting in their own good deeds and prayers and rituals to make them acceptable to God. But God is merciful to all of us….and so because Jesus is the very righteousness and perfection of God anyone who believes in Jesus is made RIGHT  AND HOLY AND INNOCENT BEFORE GOD!!

Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law. And because of him, God has transferred his perfect righteousness to all who believe.”

It is a matter of letting go of your trust in self to be pleasing to God—and casting all your trust and hope and reliance upon Jesus to make you acceptable to God.

That is exactly what God has done for those who believe in Jesus His son.

That is why we are joyful–Because Salvation is from God it is NOT FROM US. It is not dependent on our good efforts and works but on what God has done for us through Jesus.

God wants you to have a NEW HEART TODAY…a heart that comes from Him and is put inside you.

See those people below….they were Muslims some of them…they turned to Jesus and He forgave them their sins and filled them with His love and joy and peace.

You can do that today too!

You can talk to God now if you want to….

Dear God the Creator of all things I come to you now by faith believing that You hear me. I cannot boast in anything I have done. I am lost without You. Thank you Father – My God, for sending your Jesus to die for my sins on the cross. Thank you God that Jesus death paid for all the sin-debt I owed You. I am FORGIVEN all my sins because of Jesus death–Thank you Father God!! Jesus is my Passover Lamb. Father  I need Jesus. I need Him to come live inside my heart and give me a NEW SPIRIT so that I may KNOW YOU FATHER. Thank you for sending Jesus into my heart now so I can call You Father.


with His people in Uganda

 

Den Rhodes

This is me Who is blind but My servant, Or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, And blind as the Lord’s servant? “The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. “For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord God will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up. “Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God. Look, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled— This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.

3 thoughts on “My Beliefs and Message

  • 3 January 2022 at 10:26 pm
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    Hi Den! How are you doing? I just wanted to ask, I see that you have read my grand father’s memoir. How did you get to know about it? 🙂

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    • 4 January 2022 at 5:01 am
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      Hi, not read it all yet only just started. Read the intro and fist chapter on my kindle. I saw his comment to you and googled his name. Saw the search entry pointing to amazon.

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    • 4 January 2022 at 1:34 pm
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      Saania I have completed the fourth chapter. Your great grandfather was an amazing man.
      Having many friends from every caste and a soft spot for the poor puts him in the favour of God. The small mention by your Grandfather of the time your great grandfather went to the auction that his friend’s property was being sold at because of bankruptcy and bought it back for him touched my heart deeply! I had to read that paragraph 3 or 4 times so that it sunk in. I laughed aloud with joy imagining the impact that had on Panda the Brahmin friend. Incredible!

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