Friday, August 3, 2012
Posted by his grace at 11:23 AM
JESUS IN QURAN
- Adam was born without either a human father or mother (Qur'an 2:30; 15:28; 32:7).
- Jesus was born of a virgin (Qur'an 19:20-22).
- Adam was created from beneath: only from dust, so he is earthly (Qur'an 15:28; 32:7).
- Jesus was created by a Word of God, so he is heavenly (Qur'an 3:45).
- Jesus was given to Mary as the faultless child from God (Qur'an 19:19).
- Jesus was a great healer of the sick (Qur'an 3:49; 5:110).
- Jesus was taken to heaven by God (Qur'an 4:158).
- Jesus will come back again (Qur'an 3:45; 43:61).
Posted by his grace at 11:19 AM
Jesus is also called "His word" in Surah 4:171, meaning the Word of God. In Surah 3:45 we also read that the angels said to Mary "Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary". More than once in the Qur'an, therefore, Jesus is called God's Word. He is also called the Word of God in the Bible.
"Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam, He created him from dust, then He said unto him, Be! and he is". (Surah 3:59)
Posted by his grace at 11:16 AM
Muslims - What does the Qur'an say about Isa (Jesus)?
When the angels said, 'O Mary, ALLAH gives thee glad tidings of a son through a word from HIM; his name shall be the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, honoured in this world and in the next, and of those who are granted nearness to God;'And he shall speak to the people in the cradle, and when of middle age, and he shall be of the righteous.She said, 'My Lord, how shall I have a son, when no man has touched me? He said, 'Such is the way of ALLAH. HE creates what HE pleases. When HE decrees a thing HE says to it 'Be,' and it is;"—Qur'an, Surah 3:38-48
"Thereupon she pointed to him. They said, 'How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?' Jesus said, 'I am a servant of ALLAH. HE has given me the Book, and has made me a Prophet; 'And HE has made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and has enjoined upon me Prayer and almsgiving so long as I live; 'And HE has made me dutiful towards my mother, and has not made me arrogant and graceless; 'And peace was on me the day I was born, and peace will be on me the day I shall die, and the day I shall be raised up to life again.' That was Jesus, son of Mary. This is a statement of the truth concerning which they entertain doubt."—Qur'an, Surah 19:30-35
Posted by his grace at 11:10 AM
Posted by his grace at 10:51 AM
|God Can Qualify The Disqualified|
Four women are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus. (Matthew 1:1–16) Interestingly, they are not Sarah, Rebekah, Leah or Rachel, wives of the patriarchs of the Old Testament. Instead, they are Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba, women who had morally questionable backgrounds.
Tamar resorted to deception and prostitution to produce children through her father-in-law. Yet, it was from her line, the tribe of Judah, that the Messiah came. (Genesis 38) Rahab was a Gentile and a prostitute in Jericho, who became a believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Joshua 2:1–21) She also became the mother of Boaz, who married Ruth. (Ruth 4:13)
Ruth was morally upright. But as a Moabitess, she was a Gentile and therefore considered unclean. Yet, she became the grandmother of David (Ruth 4:13–17), whom the Jews regard as their greatest king. Bathsheba committed adultery with David. (2 Samuel 11:4) Later, she gave birth to King Solomon (2 Samuel 12:24), from whose royal line Jesus descended.
So what is God saying to us here?
He is saying that He is greater than our sins — where sin abounds, His grace abounds much more. (Romans 5:20) His grace is greater than our sins, so that even when the world disqualifies us, He can qualify us to receive His blessings!
God is also saying that He is a God of many chances. These women’s stories show us that even when our troubles are of our own making, they are neither final nor fatal. When we turn to Him, He will turn our situations around until we see His glory upon us!
Finally, God is saying that He is a God of supernatural positioning. Even when all our earthly connections are gone, the moment we turn to Him, He will find ways to turn our captivity into blessings.
My friend, don’t look at your natural circumstances and be discouraged. Trust the One “who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies”. Trust Him who qualifies the disqualified!
Posted by his grace at 10:34 AM
Posted by his grace at 10:12 AM
God’s Promises As You Step Out Into the World Today
Posted by his grace at 10:09 AM
Time management – Balanced life?
Morning quiet time should be when you get up before everyone gets up. You set the tone for the day.
Example: 730am read to daughter, 8am get daughter dress for school, 9am pick up around the home.
There are just some suggestions and it’s what I do here at home.
Posted by his grace at 10:07 AM
These are the four reasons God withholds a blessing or answer when the condition of our hearts is not the deciding factor. God’s perspective encompasses more than ours.
Posted by his grace at 10:06 AM
Meditating On The Word of God
Things I need to do during meditation.
Create in me a clean heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14
Posted by his grace at 9:58 AM