miércoles, 13 de diciembre de 2017

Let them praise the name

Let them praise the name of the LORD...
PSALM 148:5

A Song of confidence in God's Triumph over Evil

WHY do You stand afar off,
O LORD?
Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor;
Let them be caught in the plots
which they have devised.
For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire:
He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.
The wicked in his proud
countenance does not seek God;
God is in none of his thoughts.
His ways are always prospering;
Your judgments are far above, out of his sight;
As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.
He has said in his heart,
" I shall not be moved;
I shall never be in adversity"
His mouth is full of cursing and 
deceit and oppresion;
Under his tongue is trouble and inquity.
He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
In the secret places he murders the innocent;
His eyes are secretly fixed on the helpless.
He lies in wait secretly, as a lion in his den;
He lies in wait to catch the poor;
He catches the poor when he draws
him into his net.
So he crouches, he lies low,
That the helpless may fall by his strength.
He has said in his heart,
" God has forgotten;
He hides His face;
He will never see it."
Arise, O LORD! O God, lift up Your hand!
Do not forget the humble.
Why do the wicked renounce God?
He has said in his heart,
" You will not require an account."
But You have seen it, for You
observe trouble and grief,
To repay it by Your hand.
The helpless commits himself to You;
You are the helper of the fatherless.
Break the arm of the wicked and the evil man;
Seek out his wickedness until You find none.
The LORD is King forever and ever;
The nations have perished out of His land.
LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

Esperanza en que Jehova dara redencion

De lo profundo, oh Jehova, a ti clamo.
Señor, oye mi voz;
Esten atentos tus oidos
A la voz de mi suplica.
JAH, si mirares a los pecados,
Quien , oh Señor , podra mantenerse?
Pero en ti hay perdon.
Para que seas reverenciado.
Espere yo a Jehova, espero mi alma;
En su palabra he esperado.
Mi alma espera a Jehova
Mas que los centinelas a la mañana,
Mas que los vigilantes a la mañana.
Espere Israel a Jehova,
Porque en Jehova hay misericordia,
Y abundante redencion con el;
Y el redimira a Israel
De todos sus pecados.

martes, 12 de diciembre de 2017

The Lord is my

The Lord is my Shepherd...
PSALM 23:I

Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

O LORD my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
Lest they tear me like a lion,
Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
O LORD my God, if I have done this;
If there is iniquity in my hands,
If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy
without cause,
Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes,  let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust.
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage 
of my enemies,
And wake for me to the judgment
You have commanded !
So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;
For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
The LORD  shall judge the peoples ;
Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.
Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end.
But estabilish the just;
For the righteous God tests the 
hearts and minds.
My defense is of God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
If he does not turn back.
He will sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
He also prepares for Himself
instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into flery shafts.
Behold , the wicked travails with inquity,
Conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
He made a pit and dug it out,
And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down
on his own crown.
I will praise the LORD according to 
His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of 
the LORD Most High.

Plegaria pidiendo la destruccion de los enemigos de Sion

Mucho me han angustiado desde mi juventud,
Puede decir ahora Israel;
Mucho me han angustiado desde mi juventud;
Mas no prevalecieron contra mi.
Sobre mis espaldas araron los aradores;
Hicieron largos surcos.
Jehova es justo;
Corto las coyundas de los impios.
Seran avergonzados y vueltos atras 
Todos los que aborrecen a Sion.
Seran como la hierba de los tejados,
Que se seca antes que crezca;
De la cual no lleno el segador su mano,
Ni sus brazos el que hace gavillas.
Ni dijeron los que pasaban:
Bendicion de Jehova sea sobre vosotros;
Os bendecimos en el nombre de Jehova.

lunes, 11 de diciembre de 2017

Oracion

Gracias Señor por este nuevo dia,
por esta nueva mañana donde tu luz despeja toda oscuridad,
se va todo temor y reina tu amor.
Te presento mi vida para que la limpies de todo aquello
que no te agrada, dame una mente renovada y que este
centrada en tu voluntad.
Camina dentro de mi casa y llevate todas mis preocupaciones,
enfermedades, temores y por favor protege a mis hermanos,
hijos, amigos y toda mi familia 
en el nombre de Jesus.
Amen.

A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress

O LORD,  do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
Have mercy on me, O LORD ,
for I am weak;
O LORD, heal me, my bones are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled;
But You, O LORD - how long?
Return, O LORD, deliver me !
Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake !
For in death there is no 
remembrance of You;
In the grace who will give You thanks?
I am weary with my groaning;
All night I make my bed swim;
I drench my couch with my tears.
My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of all my enemies.
Depart from me, all you workers of inquity;
For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.
The LORD has my supplication;
The LORD will receive my prayer.
Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

La bienaventuranza del que teme a Jehova

Bienaventurado todo aquel que teme a Jehova;
Que anda en sus caminos.
Cuando comieres el trabajo de tus manos,
Bienaventurado seras, y te ira bien.
Tu mujer sera como vid que lleva fruto 
a los lados de tu casa;
Tus hijos como plantas de olivo 
alrededor de tu mesa.
He aqui que asi sera bendecido el hombre
Que teme a Jehova.
Bendigate Jehova desde Sion,
Y veas el bien de Jerusalen todos 
los dias de tu vida,
Y veas a los hijos de tus hijos.
Paz sea sobre Israel.

domingo, 10 de diciembre de 2017

Oracion de la mañana

En este dia Señor, te pedimos
por un poderoso milagro que
traiga un cambio definitivo y total
en nuestra situacion financiera;
que seamos libres de la esclavitud de las deudas,
y que se vaya toda tension y ansiedad.
Sin tu ayuda nada somos,
rescatanos Dios mio.
Amen.

A Prayer of Guidance

GIVE ear to my words, O LORD,
Consider my meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning,
O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
For You are nor a God who takes
pleasure in wickedness,
Nor shall evil dwell with You.
The boastful shall not stand in Your sight;
You hate all workers of iniquity.
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
The LORD abhors the bloodthisty
and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your
house in the multitude of Your mercy;
In fear of You I will worship toward
Your holy temple.
Lead me, O LORD, in Your
righteousnesss because of my enemies;
Make Your way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction;
Their throat is an open tomb;
They flatter with their tongue.
Pronunce them guilty ,
O God!
Let them fall by their ownn counsels;
Cast them out in the multitude of
their transgressions,
For they have rebelled against You.
But let all those rejoice who put
their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy,
because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O LORD, will bless the
righteous;
With favor You will surround him
as with a shield.

La prosperidad viene de Jehova

Si Jehova no edificara la casa,
En vano trabajan los que la edifican;
Si Jehova no guardare la ciudad,
En vano vela la guardia.
Por demas es que os levanteis de madrugada, 
y vayais tarde a reposar.
Y que comais pan de dolores;
Pues que a su amado dara Dios el sueño.
He aqui, herencia de Jehova son los hijos;
Cosa de estima el fruto del vientre.
Como saetass en mano del valiente,
Asi son los hijos habidos en la juventud.
Bienaventurado e hombre que lleno su aljaba de ellos;
No sera avergonzado
Cuando hablare con los enemigoss en la puerta.

sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

Oracion por los hijos

Señor por medio de esta oracion,
te pido que derrames sobre mis hijos tu sabiduria.
Que los bendigas con creatividad, valentia, habilidad y abundancia.
Que los dotes de buena voluntad, autocontrol y disciplina.
Que los rodees de buenas amistades y les des salud.
Padre Santo bendicelos, con un corazon noble
y una actitid positiva en la vida.
Libra a mis hijos señor de cuaalquier peligro y guialos 
con bien a casa cada dia.
Los pongo en tus manos y los consagro a ti,
en nombre de tu propio hijo,
Jesucristo Nuestro Señor.
Amen.

The Safety of the Faithful

HEAR me when I call, O God of my
righteousness!
You have relieved me when I was in
distress;
Have mercy on me,
and hear my prayer.
How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood?
But know that the LORD has set
apart for Himself him who is godly;
THE LORD will hear when I call to Him.
Be angry , and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed,
and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the LORD.
There are many who say,
"Who will show us any good?"
LORD, lift up the light of Your 
countenance upon us.
You have put gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their
grain and wine increased.
I will both lie down in peace,
and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.

Oracion por la restauracion

Cuando Jehova hiciere volver 
la cautividad de Sion,
Seremos como los que sueñan.
Entonces nuestra boca se llenara de risa,
Y nuestra lengua de alabanza;
Entonces diran entre las naciones;
Grandes cosas ha hecho Jehova con estos.
Grandes cosas ha hecho Jehova con nosotros;
Estaremos alegres.
Haz volver nuestra cautividad, oh Jehova,
Como los arroyos del Neguev.
Los que sembraron con lagrimas,
con regocijo segaran.
Ira andando y llorando el que lleva
la preciosa semilla;
Mas volvera a venir con regocijo,
trayendo sus gavillas.

viernes, 8 de diciembre de 2017

They shall run and

They shall run and not be weary...
ISAIAH 40:31

The LORD Helps His Troubled People

LORD, how they have increased who
trouble me !
Many are they who rise up against me.
Many are they who say of me,
" There is no help for him in God . "
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
I cried to the LORD with my voice,
And He heard me from His holy hill.
I lay down and slept;
I awoke, for  the LORD sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people.
Who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O LORD;
Save me, O my God!
For You have struck all my enemies
on the cheekbone;
You have broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Salvation belongs to the LORD.
Your blessing is upon Your people 

Dios protege a su pueblo

Los que confian en Jehova son como el monte de Sion,
Que no se mueve, sino que permanece para siempre.
Como Jerusalen tiene montes alrededor de ella,
Asi Jehova esta alredor de su pueblo.
Desde ahora y para siempre.
Porque no reposara la vara de la 
impiedad sobre la heredad de los justos;
No sea que extiendan los justos sus manos a la iniquidad.
Haz bien , oh Jehova, a los buenos,
Y a los que son rectos en su corazon.
Mas a los que se apartan tras sus perversidades,
Jehova los llevara con los que hacen iniquidad;
Paz sea sobre Israel.

jueves, 7 de diciembre de 2017

But as for me and my house,

But as for me and my house, 
we will serve the LORD ...
JOSHUA 24:15

THE LORD'S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom name.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation.
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the 
power and the glory forever. 
Amen.

Alabanza por haber sido librado de los enemigos

A no haber estado Jehova por nosotros,
Diga ahora Israel;
A no haber estado Jehova por nosotros,
Cuando se levantaron contra nosotros los hombres,
Vivos nos habrian tragado entonces,
Cuando se encendio su furor contra nosotros.
Entonces nos habrian inundado las aguas;
Sobre nuestra alma hubiera pasado el torrente;
Hubieran entonces pasado sobre 
nuestra alma las aguas impetuosas.
Bendito sea Jehova,
Que no nos dio por presa a los dientes de ellos.
Nuestra alma escapo cual ave del lazo de los cazadores;
Se rompio el lazo, , y escapamos nosotros,
Nuestro socorro esta en el nombre de Jehova,
Que hizo el cielo y la tierra.

miércoles, 6 de diciembre de 2017

THE BEATITUDES

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and
thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted
for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

A Psalm of David 23

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie downn in green
pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me inn the paths of righteousness
For His name's sake.

Yea, thought I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rodd and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before
me in the presence
of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the 
house of the Lord
Forever.

Plegaria pidiendo misericordia

A ti alce mis ojos,
A ti que habitais en los cielos.
He aqui, como los ojos de los siervos miran a la mano de sus señores,
Y como los ojos de la sierva a la mano de su señora,
Asi nuestros ojos miran a Jehova nuestro Dios,
Hasta que tenga misericordia de nosotros.
Ten misericordia de nosotros, 
oh Jehova, ten misericordia de nosotros,
Porque estamos muy hastiados de menosprecio .
Hastiada esta nuestra alma
Del escarnio de los que estan en holgura,
Y del menosprecio de los soberbios.

martes, 5 de diciembre de 2017

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

ONE 
You shall have no other gods before Me.

TWO 
You shall not make for yourself a carved image.

THREE
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

FOUR 
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

FIVE 
Honor your father and you mother.

SIX 
You shall not murder.

SEVEN 
You shall not commit adultery.

EIGHT
You shall not steal.

NINE 
You shall not bear false witness.

TEN
You shall not covet.

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You...



Cada vez que tenga miedo, Confiare en ti,

Oracion por la paz de Jerusalen

Yo me alegrare con los que me decian:
A la casa de Jehova iremos.
Nuestros pies estuvieron
Dentro de tus puertas, oh Jerusalen.
Jerusalen, que se ha edificado
Como una ciudad que esta bien unida entre si.
Y alla subieron las tribus,
las tribus de JAH,
Conforme al testimonio dado a Israel,
Para alabar el nombre de Jehova.
Porque alla estan las sillas del juicio,
Los tronos de la casa de David.
Pedid por la paz de Jerusalen;
Sean  prosperados los que te aman.
Sea la paz dentro de tus muros,
Y el descanso dentro de tus palacios.
Por amor de mis hermanos y mis compañeros 
Dire yo: La paz sea contigo .
Por amor a la casa de Jehova nuestro Dios
Buscare tu bien,

lunes, 4 de diciembre de 2017

Prevailing Prayer

And when thou prayest, 
thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are;
for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in 
the corners of the streets,
that they may be seen of men.
Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do:
for they think that they shallbe heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them:
for your Father knoweth what things ye have
need of, before ye ask him.
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power ,
and the glory , for ever.  Amen.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses,
your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, 
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

La Oracion Eficaz

Y cuando ores, no seas como los hipocritas;
porque ellos aman el orar en pie 
en las sinagogas y en las esquinas de las calles,
para ser vistos de los hombres ;
de cierto os digo que ya tienen su recompensa .
Mas tu, cuando ores, entra en tu aposento,
y cerrada la puerta, ora a tu padre que esta en secreto;
y tu Padre que ve en lo secreto te recompensara en publico.
Y orando , no useis vanas repeticiones, 
como los gentiles , que piensan que por 
su palabreria seran oidos.
No os hagais, pues, semejantes a ellos;
porque vuestro Padre sabe de que cosas teneis necesidad,
antes que vosotros  le pidais.
Vosotros, pues, orareis asi:
Padre nuestro que estas en los cielos ,
santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino. Hagase tu voluntad ,
como en el cielo, asi tambien en la tierra.
El pan nuestro de cada dia, danoslo hoy.
Y perdonanos nuestras deudas,
como tambien nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores.
Y no nos metas en tentacion,
mas librarnos del mal;
porque tuyo es el reino , 
y el poder, y la gloria, por todos los siglos .
Amen.
Porque si perdonais a los hombres sus ofensas, os perdonara 
tambien a vosotros Padre celestial;
mas si no perdonais a los hombres sus ofensas,
tampoco vuestro Padre os perdonara vuestras ofensas.
Por nada esteis afanosos, sino sean 
conocidas vuestras peticiones delante de Dios
en toda oracion y ruego ,
con accion de gracias.
Y la paz de Dios, que sobrepasa todo entendimiento,
guardara vuestros corazones y 
vuestros corazones pensamientos en Cristo Jesus.

Jehova es tu guardador

Alzare mis ojos a los montes;
De donde vendra mi socorro?
Mi socorro viene de Jehova,
Que hizo los cielos y la tierra.
No dara tu pie al resbaladero,
Ni se dormira el que te guarda.
He aqui, no se adormecera ni dormira.
El que guarda a Israel.
Jehova es tu guardador;
Jehova es tu sombra a tu mano derecha.
El sol no te fatigara de dia.
Ni la luna de noche .
Jehova te guardara de todo mal;
El guardara tu alma.
Jehova guardara tu salida y tu entrada.
Desde ahora y para siempre.

domingo, 3 de diciembre de 2017

Christian Stewardship

MOREOVER , brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God 
bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
How that in a great trial of afflictionthe abundance
of their joyy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
For their power, I bear record , yea,
and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
Praying us with much intreaty that we would
receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship
of the ministering to the saints.
And this they did, not as we hoped,
but first, gave their own selves to the Lord,
and unto us by the will of God.
Insomuch that we desired Titus,
that as he had begun,
so he would also finish in you the  same
grace also.
Therefore , as ye abound in every thing,
in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, 
and in all diligence, and in your
love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
I speak not by commandment ,
but by occasion of the forwardness of others,
and to prove the sincerity of your love.
For ye know the grace of our Lord
Jesus Christ, that , though he  was rich,
yet for your sakes he became poor,
that ye trough his poverty might be rich.
And herein I give my advice:
for this is expedient for you,
who have begun before,
not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.
Now therefore perform the doing of it;
that as there was a readiness to will,
so there may be a performance also out of that 
which ye have.
For if there be first a willing mind,
it is accepted according to that a man hath,
and not according to that he hath not.
For I mean not that other men be
eased, and ye burdened:
But by an equality, that now at this
time your abundance may be a supply for their want,
that their abundance also may be a suply for your want:
that there may be equality:
As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing
over, and he that had gathered little had no lack.
But thanks be to God, which put the
same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
For indeed he accepted the exhortation;
but being more forward,
of his own accord he went unto you.
And we have sent with him the brother,
whose praise is in the gospel
throughout all the churches;
And not that only, but who was also
chosen of the churches to travel with us 
with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory
of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in 
this abundance which is administered by us:
Providing for honest things, 
not only in the sight of the Lord,
but also in the sight of men.
And we have sent with then our  brother,
whom we have oftentimes
proved diligent in many things,
but now much more diligent,
upon the  great confidence which I have in you.
Whether any do inquire of Titus,
he is my partner and fellowhelper concering you:
or our brethren be inquired of,
they are the messengers of the churches,
and the glory of Christ.
Wherefore shew ye to them, 
and before the churches, 
the proof of your love,
and of our boasting on your behalf.
FOR as touching the ministering to the 
saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
For i know the forwardness of your mind,
for which I boast of you to them of  Macedonia,
that A-chai'a was ready a year ago;
and your zeal hath provoked very man.
Yet have I sent the brethren,
lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf;
that , as I said, ye may be ready:
Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you
unprepared, we ( that we say not, ye) should be ashamed
in this same confident boasting.
Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren,
that they would go before unto you ,
and make up beforehand your bounty,
whereof ye had notice before,
that the same might be ready, 
as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly;
and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,
so let him give;
not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound
toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all
things, may abound to every good work:
(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad;
he hath given to the poor:
his righteousness remaineth for ever.
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both 
minister bread for your food,
and multiply your seed soen, and increase the fruits
of your righteousness;)
Being enriched in every thing to all 
bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
For the administration of this service not only
supplieth the want of the saints,
but is abundant also by many thanksgiving unto God;
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify
God for your professed subjection unto
the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal
distribution unto them,
and unto all men;
And by their prayer for you, which long after you for 
the exceeding grace of God in you.
Thanks be unto God for this unspeakable gift.

Mayordomia Cristiana

ASIMISMO, hermanos , os hacemos saber la gracia de Dios
que se ha dado a las iglesias de Macedonia.
que en grande prueba de tribulacion,
la abundancia de su gozo y su profunda 
pobreza abundaron en riquezas de su generosidad.
Pues doy testimonio de que con agrado han dado conforme
a sus fuerzas, y aun mas alla de sus fuerzas.
pidiendonos con muchos ruegos que 
les concediesemos el privilegio de participar en este servicio 
para los santos.
Y no como lo esperabamos, sino que a si mismos se dieron
primeramente al Señor, y luego a nosotros por la voluntad de Dios;
De manera que exhortamos a Tito
para que tal como comenzo antes,
asimismo acabe tambien entre vosotros esta obra de gracia.
Por tanto, como en todo abundais,
en fe, en palabra, en ciencia, en toda solicitud,
y en vuestro amor para con nosotros 
abundad tambien en esta gracia.
No hablo como quien manda,
sino para poner a prueba,
por medio de la diligencia de otros,
tambien la sinceridad del amor vuestro.
Porque ya conoceis la gracia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo,
que por amor a vosotros se hizo pobre,
siendo rico, para que vosotros con su pobreza fueseis enriquecidos.
Y en esto doy mi consejo;
porque esto os conviene a vosotros,
que comenzasteis antes , no solo a hacerlo,
sino tambien a quererlo,
desde el año pasado.
Ahora, pues, llevad tambien a cabo el hacerlo,
para que como estuvisteis prontos a querer,
asi tambien lo esteis en cumplir conforme a lo que tengais.
Porque si primero hay la voluntad dispuesta,
sera acepta segun lo que uno tiene no segun lo que no tiene.
Porque no digo esto para que haya para otros holgura,
y para vosotros estrechez,
sino para que en este tiempo,
con igualdad, la abundancia vuestra supla la escasez de ellos,
para que tambien la abundancia de ellos supla la necesidad vuestra,
para que haya igualdad.
como esta escrito: El que recogio mucho, 
no tuvo mas, y el que poco, no tuvo menos.
Pero gracias a Dios que puso en el
corazon de Tito la misma solicitud por vosotros.
Pues a la verdad recibio la exhortacion;
pero estando tambien muy solicito,
por su propia voluntad partio para ir a vosotros.
Y enviamos juntamente con el al hermano cuya alabanza en el 
evangelio se oye por todas las iglesias;
y no solo esto , sino que tambien fue designado 
por las iglesias como compañero de nuestra peregrinacion
para llevar este donativo, que es administrado por 
nosotros para gloria del Señor mismo,
y para demostrar vuestra buena voluntad;
evitando que nadie nos censure en 
cuanto a esta ofrenda abundante que administramos.
procurando hacer las cosas honradamente,
no solo delante del Señor sino tambieb 
delante de los hombres.
Enviamos tambien con ellos a nuestro hermano,
cuya diligencia hemos comprobado repetidas
veces en muchas cosas,
y ahora mucho mas diligente por la mucha confianza 
que tiene en vosotros.
en cuanto a Tito, es mi compañero y
colaborador para con vosotros 
y en cuanto a nuestros hermanos,
son mensajeros de las iglesias,
y gloria de Cristo.
Mostrad, pues, para con ellos  ante
las iglesias la prueba de vuestro amor,
y de nuestro gloriarnos respecto de vosotros.
CUANTO a la ministracion para los santos,
es por demas que yo os escriba;
pues conozco vuestra buena voluntad,
de la cual yo me glorio entre los de Macedonia,
que Acaya esta preparada desde el año pasado;
y vuestro celo ha estimulado a la mayoria.
Pero he enviado a los hermanos,
para que nuestro gloriarnos de vosotros no sea vano
en esta parte;
para que como lo he dicho, esteis preparados.
no sea que si viniera conmigo algunos macedonios,
y os hallaren desprevenidos, nos avergoncemos nosotros,
por no decir vosotros, de esta nuestra confianza.
Por tanto, tuve por necesario exhortar a los hermanos 
que fuesen primero a vosotros y preparesen primero 
vuestra generosidad antes prometida,
para que este lista como de generosidad , 
y no como de exigencia nuestra.
Pero esto digo:
El que siembra escasamente, tambien segara escasamente;
y el que siembra generosamente, generosamente tambien segara.
Cada uno de como propuso en su corazon;
no con tristeza , ni por necesidad ,
porque Dios ama al dador alegre.
Y poderoso es Dios para hacer que abunde en vosotros
toda gracia, a fin de que, teniendo siempre en todas
las cosas todo lo suficiente , abundais para toda buena obra.
como esta escrito: Repartio, dio a los pobres;
su justicia permanece para siempre.
Y el que da semillla al que siembra, y pan al que come,
proveera y multiplicara vuestra sementera y aumentara los frutos
de vuestra justicia.
para que esteis enriquecidos en todo 
para toda liberalidad, la cual produce por medio de nosotros
accion de gracias a Dios.
Porque la ministracion de este servicio no solamente
suple lo que a los santos falta, sino que tambien
abunda en muchas acciones de gracias a Dios;
pues por la experiencia de esta ministracion glorifican a Dios
por la obediencia que profesais al evangelio de Cristo,
y por la liberalidad de vuestra contribucion 
para ellos y para todos;
asimismo en la oracion de ellos por vosotros,
a quienes aman a causa de la auperabundante gracia de Dios
en vosotros.
Gracias a Dios por su don inefable !

Plegaria ante el peligro de la lengua engañosa

A Jehova clame estando en angustia,
Y el me respondio.
Libra mi alma, oh Jehova, del labio mentiroso,
Y de la lengua fraudulenta.
Que te dara, o que te aprovechara,
Oh lengua engañosa?
Agudas saetas de valiente,
Con brasas de enebro.
Ay de mi, que moro en Mesec,
Y habito entre las tiendas de Cedar!
Mucho tiempo ha morado mi alma
Con los que aborrecen la paz,
Y soy pacifico;
Mas ellos, asi que hablo, me hacen guerra.

sábado, 2 de diciembre de 2017

Christian Responsibilities

I BESEECH you therefore, brethren,
by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy aceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and aceptable,
and perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me,
to every man that is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly,
according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
For as we have many members in one body,
and all members  have not the same office:
So we, being many, are one body in Christ ,
and every one members one of another.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that
is given to us,
whether prophecy, let us  prophesy according to the proportion of faith.
Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering:
or he that teacheth,
on teaching;
Or he that exhorteth, on exortation:
he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity,
he that ruleth, with diligence;
he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil;
cleave to that which is good.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another.
Not slothful in business;
fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you:
bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.
Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, 
live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves,
but rather give place unto wrath:
for it is written, Vengeance is mine;
I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger,
feed him; if he thirst, give him drink:
for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
LET every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
For there is no power but of God;
the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,
resisteh the ordinance of God :
and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
For rulers are not a terror to good works,
but to the evil, Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power?
do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. 
But if thou do that which is evil,
be afraid ; for he beareth not  the sword in vain:
for he is the minister of God, 
a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject,
not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
For this cause pay ye tribute also:
for they are God's ministers, attending continually 
upon this very thing.
Render therefore to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute is due;
custom to whom custom;
fear to whom fear;
honour to whom honour.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:
for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this , Thou shalt not commit adultery,
Thou shalt not kill, 
Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be any other commandment,
it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:
therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
And that, knowing the time,
that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:
for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
The night is far spent,
the day is at hand:
let us therefore cast off the works of darkness,
and let us put on the armour of light.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day;
not in rioting and drunkenness,
not in chambering and wantonness,
not in strife and envying.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make not provision for the flesh, 
to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Responsabilidades Cristianas

ASI que, hermanos , os ruego por las misericordias de Dios,
que presenteis vuestros cuerpos en sacrificio vivo,
santo, agradable a Dios, que es vuestro culto racional.
No os conformeis a este siglo, sino transformaos por medio
de la renovacion de vuestro entendimiento,
para que comprobeis cual sea la buena voluntad de Dios,
agradable y perfecta.
Digo, pues, por la gracia que me es dada,
a cada cual que esta entre vosotros,
que no tenga mas alto concepto de si que 
el que debe tener, sino que piense de si
con cordura, conforme a la medida de fe que 
Dios repartio a cada uno.
Porque de la manera que en un cuerpo
tenemos muchos miembros, pero no todos los miembros tienen la misma funcion.
asi nosotros , siendo muchos , somos un cuerpo en Cristo,
y todos miembros los unos de los otros.
De manera que, teniendo diferentes dones,
segun la gracia que nos es dada ,
si el de profecia , usese conforme a la medida de la fe.
o si de servicio , en servir , o el que enseña, en la enseñanza;
el que exhorta , en la exhortacion ;
el que reparte, con liberalidad;
el que preside, con solicitud;
el que hace misericordia con alegria.
El amor sea sin fingimiento.
Aborreced lo malo, 
seguid lo bueno.
Amaos los unos a los otros con amor fraternal;
en cuanto a honra, 
prefiriendoos los unos a los otros.
En lo que requiere diligencia , no perezosos,
fervientes en espiritu, sirviendo al Señor;
gozosos en la esperanza,
sufridos en la tribulacion;
constantes en la oracion;
compartiendo para las necesidades de los santos;
practicando la hospitalidad.
Bendecid a los que os persiguen;
bendecid, y no maldigais.
Gozaos con los que se gozan;
llorad con los que lloran.
Unanimes entre vosotros , no altivos ,
sino asociandoos con los humildes .
No seais sabios en vuestra propia opinion.
No pagueis a nadie mal por mal;
procurad lo bueno delante de todos los hombres.
Si es posible , en cuanto dependa de vosotros,
estad en paz con todos los hombres.
No os venguies vosotros mismos,
amados mios, sino dejad lugar a la ira de Dios;
porque escrito esta;
Mia es la vengana, yo pagare , dice el Señor.
Asi que, si tu enemigo tuviere hambre,
dale de comer, si tuviere sed , dale de beber;
pues haciendo esto, 
ascuas de fuego amontonaras sobre su cabeza.
No seas vencido de lo malo,
sino vence con el bien el mal.
SOMETASE toda persona a las autoridades superiores ;
porque no hay autoridade sino de parte de Dios, y las que hay,
por Dios han sido establecidas.
De modo que quien se opone a la autoridad,
a lo establecido por Dios resiste;
Y los que resisten, acarrean condenacion para si mismos.
Porque los magistrados no estan para infundir temor
al que hace bien,
sino al malo. Quieres, pues, no temer la autoridad?
Haz lo bueno, y tendras alabanza de ella;
porque es servidor de Dios para tu bien. 
Pero si haces lo malo, teme;
porque no en vano lleva la espada, pues es servidor de Dios,
vengador para castigar al que hace lo malo.
Por lo cual es necesario estarle sujetos,
no solamente por razon del castigo,
sino tambien por causa de la conciencia.
Pues por esto pagais tambien los tributos,
porque son servidores de Dios que atienden continuamente
a esto mismo.
Pagad a todos lo que debeis;
al que tributo, tributo; al que impuesto, impuesto;
al que respeto, respeto;
al que honra, honra.
No debais a nadie nada, sino el amaros unos a otros;
porque el que ama al projimo, ha cumplido la ley.
Porque : No adulteraras , no mataras,
no hurtaras, no diras falso testimonio, 
no codiciaras, y cualquier otro mandamiento,
en esta sentencia se resume:
Amaras a tu projimo como a ti mismo.
El amor no hace mal al projimo;
asi que el cumplimiento de la ley es el amor.
Y esto, conociendo el tiempo,
que es ya hora de levantarnos del sueño;
porque ahora esta mas cerca de nosotros nuestra salvacion
que cuando creimos.
La noche esta avanzada, y se acerca el dia.
Desechemos, pues, las obras de las tinieblas,
y vistamonos las armas de la luz.
Andemos como de dia, honestamente;
no en glotoerias y borracheras, no en lujurias y lascivias,
no en contiendas y envidia.
sino vestios del Señor Jesucristo, y no proveais para los deseos de la carne.

Accion de gracias por la salvacion recibida de Jehova

Alabad a Jehova, porque el es bueno;
Porque para siempre es tu misericordia,
Diga ahora Israel,
Que para siempre es su misericordia,
Diga ahora la casa de Aaron,
Que para siempre es su misericordia.
Digan ahora los que temen a Jehova,
Que para siempre es su misericordia.
Desde la angustia invoque a JAH,
Y me respondio JAH, poniendome en lugar espacioso.
Jehova esta conmigo; no temere
Lo que me pueda hacer el hombre .
Jehova esta conmigo entre los que me ayudan;
Por tanto , yo vere mi deseo en los que me aborrecen.
Mejor es confiar en Jehova
Que confiar en el hombre.
Mejor es confiar en Jehova
Que confiar en principes.
Todas las naciones me rodearon;
Mas en el nombre de Jehova yo las destruire.
Me rodearon y me asediaron;
Mas en el nombre de Jehova yo las destruire.
Me rodearon como abejas;
se engrandecieron como fuego de espinos;
Mas en el nombre de Jehova yo las destruire.
Me empujaste con violencia para que cayese,
Pero me ayudo Jehova.
Mi fortaleza y mi cantico es JAH,
Y el me ha sido por salvacion.
Voz de jubilo y de salvacion hay en las tiendas de los justos;
La diestra de Jehova hace proezas.
La diestra de Jehova es sublime;
La diestra de Jehova hace valentias.
No morire, sino que vivire,
Y contare las obras de JAH.
Me castigo gravemente JAH,
Mas no me entrego a la muerte.
Abridme las puertas de la justicia;
Entrare por ellas , alabare a JAH.
Esta es puerta de Jehova;
Por ella entraran los justos.
Te alabare porque me has oido,
Y me fuiste por salvacion.
La piedra que desecharon los edificadores
Ha venido a ser cabeza del angulo.
De parte de Jehova es esto,
Y es cosa maravillosa a nuestros ojos.
Este es el dia que hizo Jehova;
Nos gozaremos y alegraremos en el.
Oh Jehova, salvanos ahora, te ruego;
Te ruego , oh Jehova , que nos hagas prosperar ahora.
Bendito el que viene en el nombre de Jehova;
Desde la casa de Jehova os bendecimos.
Jehova es Dios, y nos ha dado luz;
Atad victimas con cuerdas a los cuernos del altar.
Mi Dios eres tu, y te alabare;
Dios mio, te exaltare,
Alabad a Jehova, porque el es bueno;
Porque para siempre es su misericordia.

viernes, 1 de diciembre de 2017

Christian Fruitfulness

I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away;
and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word
which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. 
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me,
he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered;
and men gather them, and cast them into the fire,
and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will, 
and it shall be done unto you.
Heerein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath  loved me,
so have I loved you; continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments,
ye shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father's commandments,
and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you,
and that your jpy might be full.
This is my commandment, 
That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this that a man 
lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants:
for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth:
but I have called you friends ;
for all things that i have heard of my Father 
I have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but i have 
chosen you, and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth fruit,
and that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
If the world hate you,
ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
If ye were of the world, 
the world would love his own:
but because ye are not of the world, 
but I have chosen you out of the world,
therefore yhe world hateth you,
Remember the word that I said unto you,
The servant is not greater than his lord.
If they have persecuted me,
they will also persecute you;
if they have kept my saying,
they will keep yours also.
But all these things will they do unto
you for my name's sake,
because they know not him that sent me.
If I had not come and spoken unto  them,
they had not had sin:
but now they have no cloak for their sin.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none man did,
they had not had sin: but now have they both 
seen and hated both me and my Father.
But this cometh to pass,
that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law,
They hated me without a cause.
But when the Comforter is come,
whom I will send unto you from the Father,
even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
he shall testify of me:
And ye also shall bear witness,
because ye have been with me from the beginning.