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UNITATEA URMASILOR DOMNULUI ISUS !

Ioan 17 .22 – 23

Satan doreste o imitatie a unitatii religioase  in lume ,  numita ecumenism dar Domnul Isus ne arata adevarata unitate a ucenicilor .

1 .  Are ca model unitatea dintre Tatal si Fiul v. 21 b

2 .  Este posibila pt toti cei care sunt ,, in Noi ” v. 21c  v.23 , Efes.2.6

3 .  Are ca scop mantuirea altora . v. 21 d   Fapt Ap. 2.42-47

4 .  O implinesc toti cei care primesc ,, slava Lui ” v. 22

Unitatea facuta prin compromis moral si  teologic se numeste ecumenism dar Domnul Isus s-a rugat pt o unitate in El . Si toti care sunt nascuti din nou si au intrat ca madulare in Trupul Sau ajungand la maturitate spirituala sunt UNA in EL .
Amin

Bonda Vasile

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Isus – O Lumina pentru toti oamenii

Aceasta este tema lectiilor din trimestrul care ne sta inainte. Cele 13 lectii descriu grija lui Dumnezeu fata de toti oamenii.

Primele doua luni, Decembrie si Ianuarie, vom analiza impreuna aceasta tema in continutul profetiilor lui Isaia. Cea de a treia luna va ilustra aceasta tema cu exemple din viata lui Rut si a lui Iona.

Cartea lui Isaia ne vorbeste despre “Robul Domnului”, instrumentul prin care Dumnezeu lucreaza mantuirea pentru toti oamenii. Pentru o vreme, acest Rob al Domnului a fost poporul Israel, dar, cand acesta a cazut si n-a putut sa-si duca lucrarea pana la capat, Dumnezeu a intervenit personal, prin intruparea Domnului Isus. El este acel “Rob al Domnului” care a ridicat nu numai Israelul din caderea sa, ci s-a apucat sa ridice intreaga omenire din groapa pieirii si a pedepsei vesnice.
Ideia fundamentala a acestui trimestru este preocuparea lui Dumenzeu ca toti oamenii sa primeasca binecuvantarile si beneficiile indurarii Sale.

CAP. I. : MISIUNEA ROBULUI LUI DUMNEZEU

ROBUL DOMNULUI ADUCE LUMINA
Isaia 49:1-9

“El zice: Este prea putin lucru sa fii Robul Meu ca sa ridici semintiile lui Iacov si sa aduci inapoi ramasitele lui Israel. De aceea, te pun sa fii Lumina neamurilor, ca sa duci mantuirea pana la marginile pamantului.”- Isaia 49:6

INTRODUCERE:
Proorocul Isaia a trait in a doua jumatate a secolului VIII-lea i.H., fiind contemporan cu Osea si Mica.
Misiunea sa s-a desfasurat pe vremea a patru imparati: Ozia, Iotam, Ahaz si Ezechia. La inceputul misiunii sale, Iuda si Israel traiau in prosperitate. In 732 i.H., Asiria a cucerit Siria, iar in 722, Israelul. Iuda a fost atacat de Asiria dupa douazeci de ani, sub Ezechia, dar au scapat in mod miraculos datorita rugaciunilor lui Ezechia (37:36, 37; II Imp. 19:35, 36).

Isaia 40-46 ne poarta de-alungul istoriei pana in perioada distrugerii Ierusalimului si a captivitatii babiloniene.

In contextul robiei, este anticipata ridicarea Domnului Isus din Israel ca si Rob al lui Dumnezeu. El va rascumpara omenirea prin suferintele Sale.

EXPLICAREA LECTIEI:

ROBUL SI ACREDITARILE SALE (49:1-3).
Robul Domnului Se adreseaza natiunilor care nu-L cunosc pe Dumnezeul lui Israel. Acestea sunt  “popoare departate” pe care doar “Robul” le poate aduce aproape (Efes. 2:11-22). Domnul Isus a implinit promisiunea facuta de Dumnezeu iudeilor, iar harul lui Dumnezeu s-a extins pana la neamuri (Rom. 15:8-12). Robul Domnului este Cel care aduce lumina in intuneric (49:1-3), libertate celor captivi (49:8-13) si dragoste impletita cu nadejde pentru cei disperati (49:14-50:3).

RASPUNSUL ROBULUI (49:4). Pe pamant fiind, de multe ori parea ca slujirea Domnului Isus era zadarnica. Cu toate acestea, El nu Si-a pierdut increderea in Dumnezeu, care L-a ajutat, conducandu-L la izbanda. Pana si moartea Sa s-a transformat in victorie.

MISIUNEA ROBULUI (49:5-7). O parte a misiunii Sale a fost aceea de a-l aduce “inapoi la El pe Iacov.” Iacov reprezinta natiunea Israel. Domnul Isus a slujit intai printre ai Sai (Mat. 10:5, 6; 15:24; Luca 24:44-49; Fapte 3:25, 26; 13:46, 47; Rom. 1:16). Dupa inaltarea Sa la ceruri, El a lasat pe pamant o ramasita de evrei care I-au continuat lucrarea. Sa nu uitam ca “mantuirea vine de la  Iudei” (Ioan 4:22). Biblia este o carte evreiasca, iar neamurile au auzit o Evanghelie propovaduita de evrei.
Misiunea Robului se extinde dincolo de natiunea aleasa, atingand neamurile “pana la marginile pamantului” (49:6; Luca 2:32; Fapte 13:47).

INTERPRETARE:
In Isaia, Robul Domnului este cand Israel, cand Mesia. Israel ca si entitate, facand abstractie de caderile sale, in misunea sa de a fi lumina, poate fi usor comparat cu Hristos, fiind considerat prototipul Sau.
In 49:3, este evident ca Isaia se  refera la natiune, dat fiind ca se afirma: “Israele, Tu esti Robul Meu …” In alte locuri, Isaia se refera la Rob astfel incat este greu sa crezi ca se refera la o natiune (42:1-7; 49:5, 6; 50:4-10; 52:13; 53:12). In aceste texte Robul Domnului este Domnul Isus.
In capitolul 49, Robul Domnului este prezentat ca si Printul Pacii. Intai apare in Citește în continuare

Paganii si profetul

(Bonda Vasile)

Iona 1 : 3 – 16

Aflati in situatii critice , uneori copiii Domnului iau lectii de la necrestini, in loc sa fie invers.  Lectiile  luate de profetul Iona de la pagani uneori le-am luat si noi !

Lectia 1 .     Chemarea la rugaciune   v.5 – 6
Cine trebuia sa gestioneze d.p.d.v .spiritual situatia  ?  Au facut-o paganii , ca robul Domnului dormea somnul nepasarii . Nu acelasi lucru s-a intamplat cu Pavel in F. Ap. 27 .21–36.

Lectia  2.      Responsabilitatea  pt cauza furtunii  v.7
Cine trebuia sa-si asume responsabilitatea pt care Domnul a starnit pe neasteptate o furtuna napraznica?  Paganii ajutati de Dumnezeu gasesc raspunsul v.7 b. Adevaratii slujitori ai Domnului isi asuma responsabilitatea pt greselile pe care le fac . Prov .27.13

Lectia  3.     Teama de Dumnezeu   v.9-10
Iona , profetul lui Dumnezeu , le spune ca se teme de Domnul dar in realitate el nu a facut-o ci paganii . Ei se mirara de ceea ce a fost in stare ,,profetul temator de Dumnezeu ” , cu siguranta ca ei nu ar fi facut asa ceva  !  In esenta Teama de Dumnezeu consta in a recunoaste Autoritatea Sa , a respecta-o si a te supune in ascultare Ei . Ecles. 12. 13-14

Lectia  4.    Alegerile   v. 11 – 15
Profetul alege moartea in locul pocaintei iar paganii aleg sa-si pastreze o constiinta curata si sa-L recunoasca pe Dumnezeu ca Suveran .  v 12 si 14 .  Slujitorii Domnului aleg ca Iov in c.42 . 6 si ca Pavel in F. Ap 24. 16

Lectia  5 .   Juruintele  v  16
Paganii in final aduc o jertfa Domnului si-I fac juruinte in urma carora ei dobandesc o noua relatie cu Dumnezeul cel Viu , Adevarat si Suveran . Profetul o va face mai tarziu in alte circumstante datorite indurarii lui Dumnezeu , care i-a dat o noua sansa . c.2 . 9

Noi copiii Domnului suntem chemati sa fim in circumstante dificile sare si lumina pt cei necredinciosi , ca sa nu ajungem ca Iona , caruia paganii i-au dau lectii pe care avea el obligatia sa le dea lor .Nu facem cinste Domnului !   NOI suntem copiii Domnului NU ei ! Domnul Isus sa ne ajute !  Amin.

A New Year, A New Start

Hans Nikoley

Please read Genesis 28:16-22 and Jonah 3:1-3.

INTRODUCTION: God is a God of a new start. We have just begun a new year. I believe it is fitting for every Christian to look at his accomplishments in the past year and make some new goals (rededicate some of the old goals) in the new year. I do not go along with the argument that says, „I do not believe in making new year’s resolutions, because I failed to keep so many from the last year.” None of us ever plan to do all we plan to do, but all who try to do better are helped by trying. People who try probably do more than those who do not try. Now is a good time to start over again and do much of what you failed to do in the last year, and this year be everything God wants you to be. Think of it this way – God is a God of a second chance. Look at the verse in Jonah again, „And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time.” Aren’t you glad that God is the God of a second, a third, a fourth, chance? Let us look at 3 great Bible characters who made a new start:

I. JONAH MADE A NEW START AND GOT A SECOND CHANCE TO PREACH IN THE GREAT CITY OF NINEVEH.

He rebelled against God’s call and ran away from God. At Joppa, he paid his fare to go to a far country, but on the way to Tarshish, God prepared a great storm. Jonah confessed his rebellion and had the sailors cast him into the sea to stop the storm. God had already prepared a great fish to swallow him. Then Jonah said his penitent prayer, and the fish threw him up on the shore. Jonah then quickly went to Nineveh. This time when God said, „Arise,” he got up and went. Jonah got his second chance. Nineveh repented and got a second chance at life for another 100 years. Jonah was a better man because he had a new start. Of course he wasn’t perfect. Of course he failed God as well as himself, but thank God for a God of a second chance. Benjamin Franklin said, „Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Arnold Glasgow said of the new year, „Too many new year’s celebrants seem to think that a good beginning is half the bottle.” Your friends can wish you a happy new year, but only you can make their wishes come true.”

II. JACOB MADE A NEW START AT BETHEL.

Bethel means the House of God. After stealing the birthright from his brother Esau, Jacob met God at Bethel. Jacob in a dream saw a ladder (a stairway) reaching to Heaven and the angels of God ascending and descending. He arose and said, „Surely the Lord is in the place; and I knew it not.” (Genesis 28:16). Then Jacob made a vow to the Lord in verses 20-22, „If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I to, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.”  In the next few years Jacob backslid even more, then came the command of God that he should go back to Bethel. So, the family did away with their idols, and with chastened hearts and clean garments, went back to Bethel and made a new start. God blessed Jacob at Bethel in Chapter 35.

III. MOSES, AFTER 40 YEARS IN THE DESERT, MADE A NEW START TO DELIVER ISRAEL.

Moses, after being reared by Pharaoh’s daughter, decided to cast his lot with his people, the Hebrews. He killed one Egyptian and thought to deliver his people, but God had another plan – to put Moses out to pasture for 40 years. Then, one day God spoke to him through the burning bush, and Moses went for his second chance to deliver his people. Moses made a new start, and this time he succeeded.

Why not say, „I RESOLVE.” Moses chose to suffer with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Paul forgot those things which are behind and pressed forward. David lifted up his eyes unto the hills, „from which cometh thy help.” Daniel purposed to „commune with my God at all times.” Caleb and Joshua refused to be discouraged by the big crowds against them. Joseph stayed true under all temptations to lead him astray. Gideon advanced even though his friends were few. Aaron and Hur upheld the hands of their spiritual leader. Isaiah consecrated himself to do God’s work. Andrew strove to lead his brother into a closer walk with Christ. Stephen manifested a forgiving spirit toward all who sought to hurt him. Timothy resolved to study the Word of God. The heavenly host proclaimed the message of peace on earth and good will toward men. Jesus overcame all earthly  allurements by refusing to succumb to their enticement. I RESOLVE – „I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.” What will you resolve to do in the New Year? Will it be another year of discouragement, frustration and loss, or will it be a year of opportunity, joy and victory? The choice is yours.