.K.! NEW CHRISTIAN....WHAT NOW? by Elmer G. Magnussen
If you are a new Christian, there are some very
important things you need to
know. First, you need to know exactly what has happened to you. Second,
you need to know God's provisions for your future growth and service to Him.
The entire world today is seeking wisdom! Education is prevalent in every
city. Literally thousands of young and old alike are attending universities.
But how many of them really know the meaning of wisdom? Wisdom is seeing
things from God's point of view.
The following testimony is that of a man by the name of Andre.
I WAS IN PRISON, AND YOU CAME TO ME (Matthew 25:36c)
"My testimony to my Christian Brothers and believers in Jesus Christ our
Savior. I want to thank the Lord for saving me from the life I was once
leading. First of all, I was living in darkness and I thought that I truly
loved the way I was.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the
LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall
not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent,
We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of
the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not
eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said
unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day
ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.
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Today's Bible Study
Isaiah 9:6 is a definite prediction of the birth of our Lord
Jesus Christ. The prophecy of this verse is fulfilled in Matthew
In these chapters Isaiah sees the real need of Israel. After
careful evaluation of himself in the first seven chapters, he is now
prepared to serve God and preach His Word. He is no longer wrapped
up in his own needs, but wants to do God's will. He is no longer
burdened by sin, and is no longer discouraged. He knows God is on
In chapter 11:2 we see all three persons of the Trinity.
"The spirit of the Lord (Jehovah) shall rest upon him (Christ)."
From verse 4 on we have the description of the glorious kingdom that
Christ will establish when He returns to reign. It will be a time of
honest judgment, when sin will be dealt with immediately. Nature
will be restored and there will no longer be a curse on the earth.
Violence and war will be gone. The earth will be full of the
knowledge of the Lord. These promises are literal promises of a
literal kingdom, over which Christ shall one day reign. In verse 10
we are told that Christ will call the Gentiles as well as the Jews.
The Jews will be called back to their land. People once laughed at
these promises, but now that Israel possesses her own land, their
fulfillment seems near.
Chapter 12 is the nation's song of victory. The people of
Israel sang this song when they were delivered from Egypt (Exodus
15:2) and when they returned from exile and built the Temple (see
Psalm 118:14). They will sing it again when they are back in their
land in victory and glory, when Jesus reigns in peace and
prosperity. I would encourage you to memorize verse 2 of this great
chapter. "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be
afraid; for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is
become my salvation.".