The most tragic mistake you could ever make in this life is to reduce the time you spend in prayer. You would rather spend short periods within doing the things that seem more important than cutting short the time you’ve always spent praying. Do not give up praying. If you pray less, you become an easy prey for Satan. He will invade your life and cause a great damage
The Lord Jesus told his disciples the secret of resisting and overcoming temptation. He said, “Watch and pray, that ye not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak,“(Matthew 26:41). The Lord knew that our enemy the devil was and is always hunting us even in small things. This is why he said, “And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”Satan has a problem with our hairs and every part of the body. Even the corpse of a human is valuable to him! He seeks to bring harm over us, but our hairs are kept safe so that of won’t be used by the devil.
The Devil would seek that you be killed in accident or be injured by cutting a part of your body. At other times he will either send you a flue/cold so that you uncomfortable or he will cause you to contract a deadly disease like HIV. We therefore need to be alert and pray so that God delivers us from such temptations.
A prayerful person gives the devil a hard time to gain a foothold in an area of their life. But in case one isn’t committed to pray, flood waters of illnesses, abuse, conflicts among others will assail them. For instance, if you are an employee, you may find yourself in conflict with those at your place of work. Whatever plans you had made so that the business runs smoothly fail. You would leave for job while in good health but you return home when you are seriously sick. And the worst of all is when you are tempted to betray or disown your faith. This is a challenge and we must continue steadfastly in prayer because the devil seems to attack at our most vulnerable moments.
A short while before Jesus’ arrest, he told his disciples to keep watch with him and pray so that they could not fall into temptation. But they didn’t pay attention to his words. About three hours later, before cockcrow, they woke up and saw a crowd of soldiers armed with swords and clubs. Some of them ran away and a young man who was following Jesus fled naked, leaving him alone. When the moment of temptation had come, Peter, who was following Jesus, could not resist the devil. Why? Because he had not prayed for strength and deliverance from temptations. He ended up disowning Jesus three times and denied that he knew him.
Unless we become prayerful Christians, the same fate could befall us too. One morning you may wake up to find a message from people demanding that you bribe them if your right should be granted. But for a prayerful person, God will deliver them from such temptation so that you’re granted justice without engaging into bribery
When you see you can no longer pray for a long time, beware that you’re backsliding. Another sign that you’ve backslide is when you can’t spend long periods in reading the Word. Prayer is likened to that event in which the Israelite were fighting against their enemies. During the war, Moses’ lifted his hands and the Israelite struck down their enemies. As soon as he put his hands down, the enemies won. In the same way, when we lift our hearts and hands to God in prayer, he releases his power to strengthen and give us victory over the enemy. And we can fend off the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Don’t cease to pray. Biblically, we are commanded to spend at least one hour in prayer. if you can spend 3-4
hours the better. Remember, praying is not just saying the Lord’s Prayer or the short prayers we make before taking our meals. As an individual, commit to pray and be in touch with God at all times.
Since the devil has a problem with our bodies and is always working day and night to bring us down, let’s be watchful in prayer. Make good use of chance moments. If you had backslide, make things right and let prayer be a priority in your life.
Have you given your life to Christ? If not, accept his forgiveness by confessing your sins to him today.We live in the end times…And he will return soon.
God bless you
When God wants to give us a message, he speaks to us through parables or even signs. The parables are meant to help us understand God’s feelings about us or a particular thing. When David sinned against God by taking Uriah’s wife to be his, the Lord did not inflict punishment upon him immediately. He first sent a word to David through Prophet Nathan. And through him God spoke to David through parable. This parable was to help him understand how God was feeling about him for the evil he’d done.
2 Samuel 12:1 “ And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.”
In both the OT and the NT, there are many places in the Bible where God speaks in parables when he wants to pass a message unto his people. God also uses parables to express his feelings toward us. The moment we repent and turn to God, he is filled with pity and compassion. Many people tend to think that God never forgives sin and that he always remember them. Of course we not fully comprehend God’s grace unto men,but we can be confident that he will forgive us if we confess to him. Take time to ponder the parable of the prodigal son told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32,and you will learn the scope of his mercies and the compassion he has unto us,when we give up our evil ways.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry”.
Apart from parables, God also speaks to his people through signs.(Read Ezekiel chapter 4&5,and also Isaiah 20:3).Looking at the sign of Jonah, we gain a deeper understanding of God’s feelings about us when we turn from our evil ways.
Now if you a good reader of the Bible there’s no doubt that you know full well the story of Jonah:how he ran from the Lord and ended up in the belly of a big fish, where he stayed for three days, and later obeyed the word of the Lord to go to Nineveh. When he had proclaimed God’s message to the people, the Bible says that they believed and turned from their evil ways. Therefore, God had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. But Jonah became angry at the Lord’s compassion because he wanted the city destroyed. He was troubled of how he’d suffered inside the big fish and waited to see the Lord God destroy Nineveh. Yet God wasn’t feeling the same,and he relented from sending calamity upon them. The Lord spoke to Jonah a second time through another sign.
As Jonah sat a distance away from the city to see God destroy it,the Lord provided a vine and made it grow over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort. Jonah was so happy about the vine;he went to sit under its shade, so he could eat of its fruit ,and be relieved of his troubles.
The more he sat under the shady vine, his anger subsided and he did not remember Nineveh with its destruction.
At dawn the next morning, Jonah saw that the vine had been chewed by a worm and so it withered. Again, he was angry and became furious about the vine. From the incident, God taught him a lesson. Just like Jonah showed concern for the vine which had provided him shade and helped him ease his discomfort, so did God have compassion on the many Ninevites. At first, these people had done evil in God’s eyes and became angry with them. But the moment they heard God’s message and turned from their evil ways, they were like the shady bid which had sprung forth on God’s head. He eventually forgot their evils and did not bring destruction unto them.
If we want our branches to grow and bear fruit, we must not tolerate the little evils that eat away at the roots of our lives. Let’s daily confess those tiny evils to God and keep from sin.in so doing, God is pleased with us and won’t bring our sins against us. But if persist in sin, we invite disaster into our lives.
Our God is compassionate t abounding in love his people. As we daily confess our sins to him and set our hearts to doing what pleases him, good shall come to us. Remember, our actions affect God’s emotions/feelings in a much greater way. Therefore, when our lives honour God, and bring him pleasure, we are sure yo escape his wrath.
God bless you.
There’s an incident in the Bible about a boy who was possessed by an evil spirit. The father’s boy had brought him to Jesus’ disciples so they could drive out the evil spirit out of him but they couldn’t. Later, when they saw Jesus coming, the boy’s father ran to meet him. Telling Jesus what had happened, the father asked him to take pity on them and help them.
Jesus told them to bring the boy to him. Immediately he was brought to Jesus, things were completely different and far beyond people’s expectations. Let’s together go through the passage, there’s a new thing we will learn at the end.
Mark 9:17 ”And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose”.
In verse 26, we are told that the spirit cried, and convulsed the boy violently. The word “violently” means that the spirit terribly shook and twisted the boy. The suffering the child was undergoing and the noise aroused different feelings among the crowd. On hearing the noise, the people came running to the scene. Looking at was taking place, the child’s father must have suffered great distress. His son’s condition had turned from bad to worse.
Even more worse was when the boy suddenly fell silent, neither shaking nor foaming at the mouth. He was quiet and looked much like a corpse that many said he was DEAD. There must have been among the crowd those who begun to spread the news while others broke into tears.
Meanwhile, Jesus was right there watching God’s healing power work in the boy’s life. Unmoved, Jesus quietly watched to see God come into the situation and accomplishing his work in this young soul. Surely, God was working in the background, behind the scenes. The people were taken by surprised on seeing Jesus take the boy by the hand and lifting him up, so that he arose.
When he got up, the boy looked like one who had awaken up from sleep, strong, calm and conscious; gazing at that sweet smile on Jesus’ face which met his eyes. And from that time henceforth, the boy was well.
The Lord Jesus had to let the boy suffer so much and struggle to life before he could make him well. On many occasions as such, Jesus had cast out evil spirits and healed the sick by simply touching them. Yet, this time he decided to use the kind of healing which many people were not used to. He did this to show that in the same way, many souls receive healing from God without themselves knowing it.
At times one may ask God to bring healing unto their souls, situations, problems, illnesses and so on. Instead of getting better, things get even worse and out of control. Do not be worried nor be upset. There’s good news for you. God has heard you and healed you already.
It might take long for you to recover from that illness, but Christ has heard your prayer and made you well. Your condition may get worse and you feel that nothing is really is happening, do not be afraid. People may say things to discourage you, don’t be alarmed. Let not their words get to you. Remember the boy, who had lost hope of seeing life again and had come to a point where he was thought dead, but he was held and lifted up by Christ, the RESURRECTION and the LIFE!
Likewise, if you have accepted Christ and given your life to him, you can rest assured that whatever is troubling you will not last forever. All you have to do is to believe that Christ has heard your cry and that you’ve been healed.
When you ask God to take you to another level, then you must be ready for what it costs. Do not be scared when your ceases to make sense to the ungodly and people begin to feel that something is wrong with you. You must be ready for a loss if you to gain. Be prepared for a loss if you want to go a step ahead.
God bless you
Psalms 9:10 “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:for thou,Lord,hast not forsaken them that seek thee,”
Let us continue to remind ourselves that God loves those whose hearts and souls are fully devoted to seeking him. He takes great delight in them that desire to know him. He who seeks the Lord will never walk through life alone,because he has promised to be with him always.
As for men,they may at some point leave or abandon their fellow men when they fail to help us or when hurt.But this is not so with God. He loves from the word go,and is not manipulated by human ideas. God does not look at one’s past wrongdoings,level of spiritual maturity or weaknesses. When one chooses to turn to God and make a fresh new start,He there and then shows his desire to move along with you.
Meanwhile, the Devil will say to you that God cannot listen or reveal himself to you. He will also remind you of the past and present sin you have committed,and that God cannot forgive you.Don’t listen to his voice.Whenever such thoughts enter your mind,ignore them.The devil is out to discourage and to shatter your desire of seeking God.Yet God’s Word and love is perfect and unchanging. He will never forsake them that seek him.
John 6:37″ All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”.
God cannot turn away or forsake all who go to him.Those who choose to follow Jesus can be confident that he will gladly receive them.God’s love for us is unconditional, and the door is open for all to enter regardless of one’s religion or denomination. When you seek the Lord,he will be found by you and reveal himself to you as well.He can never change his mind.God keeps his word.
The Enemy,Satan,has caused many to believe that God is not concerned with people like themselves and that they cannot be heard by God.They are like trash in God’s sight.When you hear this,confront it.Say to the devil,”If at all I’m no valuable then God wouldn’t have made me.Yet because he was pleased to create me in his own image and likeness,I am valuable and so precious in his sight!”
Having stood your ground and devoted yourself to seeking God,he will show himself to you.God is bound by his Word.He is not a man that he should lie or change his mind When he gives his word,he keeps it.The Lord has promised that he will in no wise forsake all those who seek him.You can trust him to fulfil his promised.He has no record of failure
The very first confirmatory sign that one is seeking the Lord is when they repent and forsake their sinful life. Secondly,one willingly seeks the right form of baptism and is baptized into the name of Jesus in accordance with the Scripture (Acts 2:38).And the third indication of whether one seeks God is when they study the Word,living it out and daily exercise communion with God through prayer.
As you put this into practice ,we wish you all the best in your daily encounter with God,all your life on earth.For he has promised that he will neither leave nor forsake those who seek him.
Blessed be the glorious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As it is ,we live in the last days and the world in itself is coming to its end.Therefore, it is our duty to continue keenly digging deeper into the Word and learn everything concerning our redemption.
Mark 9:30 “And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day”.
Many times Jesus had been to Galilee teaching, preaching, healing and performing miracles in their presence of large crowds which had always gathered to listen to him. However, at the time while he was passing through the town,he did not want anyone to know about it. Why?The Bible in verses 30-31 says that Jesus did not want people to know where they were because he was teaching his disciples,
From the today’s Scripture, we happen to learn another character about Jesus. Even in our times,there are those whom Jesus will teach openly for all to hear;whereas others he will teach in secret places where no one else can hear.In teaching the crowds,Jesus did so openly. But those whom he had called and later became his disciples,Jesus taught completely different things in secret which he withheld from the crowds
While they were all alone in the barren heights,Jesus told his disciples what would take place after a short while. He told them everything concerning his arrest,crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.Also,Jesus revealed to his disciples God’s plan of bringing redemption to mankind. All the these things he told them beforehand, but the crowds he dared not to tell them.It was the disciples’ daily bread while on the Mount of Olives with the Lord Jesus (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21:5).
Elsewhere in the Bible we see him telling his disciples that whatever he had told them in secret,they were to say it in the open.And the same teachings we read and benefit from are the very things Jesus taught them.
We are not to be like the crowds who followed Jesus for bread,signs and miracles.Instead of wandering here and there marveling at the miracle-filled happenings in our lives,as did the crowds,we need to redeem the little time we still have working to become true disciples of Jesus.We will not know the unknowable (secret about the kingdom of heaven) if we don’t seek to become his disciples. All he requires is that we passionately commit ourselves to him.
Christ is unchanging; he is the same yesterday, today and forever.Let’s think that he cannot hide from us too.We should not leave it to chance and let him pass secretly through our villages,churches and gatherings without us knowing it.Therefore, let us not allow anything to keep us from recognizing his presence among us.For If we live as fools and lazy around, there are those seated in the secret rooms with Jesus Christ revealing to them things about our salvation.
As we commit ourselves to Jesus Christ by daily carrying our cross and shift our passion from worldly desires,we will become his disciples indeed.And he will reveal himself to us and teach us.Look on at how quickly the days flee,we are sure that the end is near.And all the signs have taken place,with prophecies about the end of times fulfilled. The grace we have through Christ is no cheap grace.He is not what we think him to be.Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God,as the bible says in 1 Cor. 1:24.Therefore if we become his disciples truly,we won’t remain the same. Starting today,let’s forsake whatever holds us back and commit ourselves to Christ and we will know the unknowable secret.
God bless you!
JACHIN AND BOAZ.
Shalom, may the name of our Lord be blessed forever.
The Word of God tells us ..
Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. It is new every morning. ”.
And you who read this message may the mercy of the Lord never cease upon you.
Today we will briefly learn, a few things to consider when we go to the house of the Lord either to talk to Him, or to worship Him, it may be in a church, or in a seminar, or wherever you can worship God.
As we read in the Old Testament we see that the time came for Solomon to build a House (Temple) for God that would be the center of all Israel, and all the nations of the world to worship God, and atone for their sins at that time.
It was built for 7 years, and in that construction, there were too many criteria to consider, as well as dimensions. And everything that was made there was revealing a great spiritual thing to the church of the present day, the golden Cherubs set there were revealing something spiritual, the 7 candlesticks, as well as the golden and bronze altars, all of them had a meaning, even the ark of the covenant and the ornaments that were in there.
Now, near the very end of the construction, Solomon was led to build two more parts, and that was the two main pillars that stood at the entrance of the Temple. The pillars were long and wide.
The first pillar was on the right side of the temple, and the second pillar was on the left side.
The one on the right was called JACHIN. And the one on the left was called BOAZI.
2Chronicles 3:17 “And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz ”
Now the meaning of those words is this:
JACHIN: IT IS THOUGHT HE WILL PROVE IT.
By Boaz: IT IS THOUGHT TO BE STRONG.
There was no way for the priest to enter the temple, to go to the Most Holy Place, to perform the rituals and not to go between the two pillars. They were like pillars of the temple.
Revealing that whoever enters the crossing of those pillars must be in his head, that God will prove (Jachin), And in there is also the power of God (Boaz).
So when a priest enters in, for any activity either for the atonement or for the intercession of the saints, he is convinced that God must answer their prayers, that is, confirm his covenant with Abraham, and also he knows that God’s power is in that temple, so he must be careful what he does otherwise he will be seeking death for himself or even trouble for all the children of Israel.
The pillars stood still as long as the temple was in existence.
But what message are we given to the new covenant?
The Bible likens the church of Christ to the temple of God, when we go out to His house or to His presence, we are all going to be like the priests of God, so the Lord wants each of us to know that the two pillars (ie Jachin and Boaz) stand in front of the temple, his holy.
He wants us to know that when we go to His house we know that God is there, to confirm His covenant with the saints through Jesus Christ. And that when you go to pray, or worship Him or ask for anything, He is there to hear and answer your prayers, according to the words of Christ (in John 14:13) That’s right, so get to know that in your head that God keep his covenants.
He also wants you to know that there is a power in him. So be careful not to go to house carnally. Some people decide to go to church with their clothes half naked, they go to church with their tights, and womens with their trousers, thinking that they are going to meet the gods who can’t do anything. They do not know that when a building is called a church, or a house of God, there is already a pillar called Boaz standing outside in spirit!, that is, inside is the great power of God, which kills and revives.
So when a man/woman enters without respect, he is looking for a curse for himself/herself. That you should know this daughter of God, that you should know this young man,. When you go to church, and you know yesterday you came out of adultery, and at the same time you go to partake of the Lord’s Supper, then You are looking for your own curse .. (Read here to see the curse that befell the people of such type, (Corinthians 11: 27-34)
The house of God is not to be mocked at all.
Mark 11:17 “And he taught, saying unto them, What do ye? Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? But ye have made it a den of thieves”.
So brethren, if you are a Christian, consider these two things, keep them in your head always in His House God confirms, and in His house there is power. (Jachin and Boaz)
The Lord bless you.
Welcome to bible study, the Word of God, which is the light of our path and the lamp that guides our feet (Psalm 104:119).
Today let us remind ourselves of the importance of being hospitable, and of giving ourselves to do God’s work. For a long time I have been in contact with a girl on Facebook, who lives with her parents, who is actually a girl who loves God and is devoted to God even though she is young. She has been sending us a number of questions and answering them.. if you are a follower of the lessons here you will have read the question we answered asking… “He is blocking now even when he is removed! Who is this? ” and another “How can I distinguish between the voice of an Angel and that of the Holy Spirit? ”..
These two questions were asked by this girl. And there are others she asked whose answers we sent to her without publishing them. The girl is Tanzanian but lives in Zambia, near the Tanzanian border. Even though she is a little girl, she has been asking us questions about the last days and also questions about how to go and tell others about Jesus on the street.
In her youth we encouraged her not to stop witnessing to others the gospel with all his might, no matter what her circumstances, and many other things we advised her, she went to do the work we advised her ..and after a while she brought us feedback that she had gone out to witness some and lead them in a prayer of repentance (as usual that is good news for us Christians), besides that, she is also a girl who is going through a lot of challenges, and even when she is at home her family are not such very religious people, even those she witnesses and saved, she is afraid to welcome the people she evangelized home because of the battle at home…. ,but she is ready to go helping people wherever they are with spirit regardless of the environment.
Now a few days ago, she met a stranger like Abraham whom he met on his way out to strike Chedorlaomer (Genesis 14: 8-18).
This is what she said…
“Yesterday morning I woke up and I was washing the dishes and I went to pour the dirty water out and I took the keys and went through to open the big outside gate, when I was there, I heard a voice calling my name in a loud voice, I heard but I knew maybe it’s just my thoughts, it called again, and when I wanted to go inside, I decided to lift up my head at the gate and see if there is someone,..Surprisingly I saw a stranger knocking on the door and I opened it, as I opened it and greeted him with the most polite and respectful manner as usual.
He asked me what do you need?.. I told him no Papa, I need nothing!, while I continued to listen to him closely, he told me to take this money, he gave me food then gave me some money. Now after receiving money and thanks, I told him JESUS loves you sir! and said yes he loves you too! I said thank you!
Now when I put things down to ask him farther questions about salvation, and to ask about his name?, when I got up, I did not see the man again ”.
**End of quotation**.
Now after asking the girl what else did he give you other than the money?… She told me, A man gave him a BIBLE, SPIRITUAL HYMN BOOK, DIARY and PEN then I knew it was an angel visited her…
And fortunately this girl knows the scriptures very well, therefore she knew it was an angelic visitation…
Hebrews 13: 2 “Do not forget hospitality; for in this way some have entertained angels without knowing it ”.
So after the incident she knew she was an angel of the Lord, and a wonderful peace came into her.
Brethren, these things are not myths, they are very real things… Because even I myself have experienced it twice in an almost identical environment like this girl. Millions of angels of God roam the earth ever hour..and don’t expect them to come dressed in white and with wings… No!. Those who visited Lot did not have white robes, those who followed Abraham under the oaks of Mamre did not have white robes, they come as just ordinary people ..
That is why Paul says “some of you welcome angels without knowing it”. This girl was given a few gifts to encourage her to read and study the Word (That is why she was given a bible and a diary) as well as to witness to others, and the Lord has done this to show her that He loves her and is with Him to serve her needs even food so don’t be afraid! and moreover he gave him a lot of money.. that’s why he sent his Angel to comfort her.
And that is just a small manifestation of what is going on in the spirit, in the spirit she is surrounded by that army of so many angels. Wherever she goes, they are with her, protecting and caring for her.
Ask yourself, if she was not a caring and devoted person for the souls of others how could an angel of the Lord be sent to her?
Hebrews 1:14 “What? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? ”
Now how could he be sent to serve her if she were not a kid of girl who do the work of God? ..an angel of God would have been sent to bring her a gift of consolation, if she had been a winning girl just wandering the streets or talking gossip or walking around with boys on the street? ..
You see? and one thing that is not known to many is that Angels have a job to take our good things that we do before God. Whatever good you do angels present It before God.
I believe the testimony of this sister is enough for us! .The little space you get, if it’s at school, at home, at work, on the internet, don’t make too many excuses.. that I can’t because of this or that.. because I’m busy.. I can’t do God’s work, Brethren many still need to be saved. The angels in heaven rejoice when only one man repents!
The Lord bless us and the Lord help us.
If you are not saved! ..Salvation begins here on earth!… therefore repent and accept Jesus Christ, and after that, find the living church, located near where you are, make sure you are baptized there in the proper baptism, in the name of Jesus and by immersion of the whole body (Acts 2:38). And after that the Holy Spirit will lead you to do the rest. The rapture is near and these are the last days … any day! Things will change suddenly, the rapture will pass, the saints will be taken away to heaven, and the wicked will be destroyed.
No one is unaware that as a wise parent nears the end of his days, he often invites his children to give them a short will and to bless them. and a loving Parent is the one who tells his children or grandchildren the truth of life, and who gives them attention and gives them comfort and hope. so also did our Lord Jesus Christ, before his departure. He spent hours talking to them about a number of things. And his will is divided into five parts:
THE FIRST SECTION: Which is the whole of chapter 13, you will see the Lord warning his disciples about humility, you will see him practically teaching them how to be humble, (by showing himself, by taking water and washing their feet) and telling them who would be greater than him. all must be the youngest.and if the one who calls on the Lord has taken hold of their feet, how shall it be with him? .
THE SECOND SECTION: Which is chapter 14 all you will see the Lord comfort his disciples, that they should not be afraid or discouraged when he leaves them … for he is going to prepare a place for them. And he tells them he will not leave them orphans, but will bring them a helper who is the Holy Spirit, and their joy will be restored. and they shall see that they are not left.
THE THIRD SECTION: Which is the whole of chapter 15, You will see the Lord warn and remind them to bear fruit after His departure, and remind them to love one another.
THE FOURTH SECTION: Which is the whole of chapter 16, You will see the Lord warn them of the things that will happen to them after He leaves, and tell them, the tribulation they will go through and the suffering, but do not be afraid because He will be with them.
John 16: 1 “These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2 They will put you out of the synagogues; Yes, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4
But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. I did not tell you these things from the beginning, because I was with you ”.
FIFTH AND FINAL SECTION: This is the 17th chapter, which is a feature of Jesus Himself concluding by praying for His disciples. now even when a father gives a will to his children before his death, in the end when he prays for blessings and blessings, he cannot pray for the people on the street, or the people at work for him, he must pray for them and bless those he commanded with their children, because that is his inheritance. that’s what the Lord did here, in this section after telling them the things that would happen to them and their responsibilities, after his departure then he prays for them. And what is he praying for? We get the answer a little further.
John 17: 9 “I pray for you. I do not pray for the world; but these thou hast given to me, for they are thine;
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, IN THE NAME OF YOUR OWN RULE, let them be as one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; and not one of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them; for they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world; JUST BE AWAY FROM THE EVIL ONE.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 PLEASE HELP THEM OUTSIDE THE WORLD; YOUR WORD IS TRUE.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 AND NOT ONLY THOSE WHO PRAY FOR YOU; BUT THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE IT BECAUSE OF THEIR WORD.
21 Let them all be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. may they also be in us; that the world may believe that you sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.
24 FATHER, THEN I WANT YOU TO BE WITH ME EVERYWHERE, THAT THEY MAY SEE AND SEE MY GLORY; for you loved me before the foundation of the world.
25 Righteous Father, the world has not known you; but I have come to know you, and these have come to know that you sent me forth.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it; that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them ”
This will applies to us too, as we have become disciples of Christ we must love one another, humble ourselves, be united and do His work. if we keep the will then we will be very successful in this world. Similarly, these prayers are not only for the apostles..but they are for us too … because in verse 20 he says “I DO NOT JUST PRAY FOR THEM; BUT FOR THOSE WHO WILL BELIEVE IT BECAUSE OF THEIR WORD. ” It is our right to claim our glory and our blessings, and we do not claim it in words, but by doing His will, when we do His will in the spirit world it is our right to receive blessings and blessings and health. may the Lord bless us to be more united and loving and humble…
And more importantly let us do His work. And finally let us receive His blessings that He blessed us 2,000 years ago.
Why give up on seeking God?
I want to tell you that even if God Himself tells you “I don’t want you”, you still shouldn’t give up… there is a certain seed of destruction that the devil has planted in the hearts of many Christians, which there is a point where they feel unworthy before God, of feeling that God can no longer be with them, of feeling unworthy to go before God again,… .so they end up desperate to move forward when they see that even the answers to their prayers are delayed, I have met many such people. but I want to tell you not to despair, there are those with whom God had no plan, some were not even Christians, and some had offended God so much that God pronounced death on them, but in their wickedness they did not despair of running to God to have mercy on them
Are you not more than you who are saved?why give up?
Psalm 107: 10 “They sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
12 And he smote them with a great slaughter; they stumbled, and there was none to help.
13 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Remember the Bible is a book written to warn us, and in other words to strengthen us, and to comfort us. For example, look at this woman who, even though the grace of salvation had not yet reached her, had her gods in Tire. , did not care strong response from God, but he persevered until he found what he was looking for, no matter if he continued to go and worship his gods.
Matthew 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 And he answered him to never a word; And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for he is crying out behind us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 And she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. let it be to you as you wish. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Do you see the character of the woman? Another example is King Ahab.
The Bible says that this Ahab was a wicked king, more than any other king who preceded him and was involved in greatly misleading Israel before God (1 Kings 21:25), until the time came when God told him it was enough now. and house yours will be full ..But when the bad news from God came to him, it did not make him despair, and he said now it is now !, God can no longer look at me, instead he went to humble himself.
1Kings 21:27 “And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? therefore, because he humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house ”.
There is another one who came after Ahab, called Manasseh. He was the one who did more evil than Ahab and the one who caused even God not to forgive Israel again reall ..God was greatly displeased with him. It came to the point of being taken captive by chains and shackles, and the Assyrians to Babylon.
But being there knowing that he was the first enemy of God, he humbled himself before God and wept bitterly until he was heard.
2Chronicles 33:12 “When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
13 And he struck him; and he received him, and heard his prayer; and he restored him to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God “.
Now these are just a few examples of people who were wicked and sinful, who had already been judged by God for their sins. But they did not give up, his humility (now why do you give up?) ..but I did not say this so that you too may sin and pray to God and then he will hear you no, that is wrong. I’m writing this for you, you who are saved, and then you feel like God can’t hear you, or He doesn’t care. Ask yourself! just as Jehovah God heard the cries of sinners like Ahab and Manasseh who provoked him to such an extent, how could he not hear you who, you have already given your life ..
He hears you very much. and he sympathizes with you more than you think, and he cares for you, and he hears your prayers… So you have no reason to despair? .. Continue to trust him and pray earnestly for him. Let’s read it again here.
Psalm 107: 4 “They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; They did not see the city to stay.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6: They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation ”.
Psalm 105: 8 “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
I want to tell you that if you are saved, the Lord loves you and is closer to you than even sinners, if you are saved your cry before Him is heard More than the cries of Ahab and Manasseh .. So just keep following God diligently because you are so precious to him, possessors sin not to overcome you, cling to the Lord, wherever He is, He will be with you always.For those who trust in God, their end is as good as Job’s.
James 5:11 “Behold, we call them blessed that waited. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy ”.
God bless you .
The weakness the devil loves in a person is to over-think… The habit of thinking too much leads to loss of confidence, and even Faith on what you were going to do or say. And in the Faith, there are a few small things that are worth considering otherwise you will find yourself lacking courage and stability everywhere and failing to serve God. The Holy Spirit works in silence.
The Lord Jesus spoke these words to the disciples…
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will beat you; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. for what you are to speak will be given you in that hour ”.
Then the Lord spoke in a place of suspension in front of the accusers… that we should not be afraid and start thinking about how to defend ourselves or how to respond… instead be SILENCE !! May the Holy Spirit do His work… for at the same time He will give us a mouth of wisdom that will unravel all their snares… the same is true when preaching.
When you are sent by the Holy Spirit to stand up and preach… it is not the time to start thinking about what you are going to say, how I will preach all that time, how I will plan the words, how I will pray, how I will begin to explain this verse and that. once you start allowing those thoughts then the sun is very easy to prevent the Spirit from flowing properly in you…
What you should do after preparing the lesson, that there is a revelation the Holy Spirit has given you, through your own spirit or through His servant… and so you feel led to share it with others… directly prepare a few verses that support your lesson..after that time keep praying for other things… and wait for the time to come… and when you arrive start talking… as you speak the Holy Spirit will join you and you will find yourself flowing in a way that even you yourself will be amazed. but if you start to get scared..and think… the pastor knows better than me, what if I preach in front of him, someone knows the bible better than me… what if I make a mistake, if I run out of words in the middle… will I be able to finish the whole hour preaching? .. and this voice of mine stuttering how will it be? .. which line should I start with and which line should end?
Don’t think of all that… and don’t let those questions go around your head… The Holy Spirit will give you a mouth of wisdom at the same time you are preaching. and just after preaching you’ll find yourself back to your normal routine…
And wondering how you got through the hour so fast, how you managed to organize the words and not your routine, you’ll be amazed at the Word changing people, and others opening and healing… if you see that the sun is the Holy Spirit at work… you it was used only as a tool.
Now that power of the Holy Spirit fills and diminishes in a person… but does not leave the person when a person is in a state of normal activity or asleep it becomes diminished… but only if something happens! it often descends into a person for example when a person stands up to preach, it descends into it… that is when a person finds himself gaining extra confidence, the things he could not say or do he finds a certain instinct to enter him… or a man of God standing before him sued in court or elsewhere and does not know what to say… suddenly he wonders if he has found the wisdom to answer etc.
That is why the Lord said “do not think” means that there is a time when you will find yourself unable or unwilling to do something, it is a time to feel weak… then it is not a time to be depressed, because there is a Holy Spirit who will come down to strengthen you ..as the Apostle Paul said by the power of the Spirit somewhere…
2 Corinthians 12: 9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. for MY POWER IS FULFILLED IN WEAKNESS. So I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ”
If you are a bible reader you will know about Samson… This man was not always strong.. and neither does the bible say that he was the greatest man of all, or if Goliath… was just a normal man… probably even had the muscles of only average, like that of other men is what it means it was difficult for people to know the nature of his power? .. because he looked just like the others .now what was happening to Samson was that when something happened then the powers came to him… Not always he had sometimes he was like ordinary people with moderate powers…
But when something happens either the enemies around him then the power of the Holy Spirit they descend upon him and give him incredible power to destroy them… and after that the forces diminish and return to being a normal person… Until another time of the event .. (read Samson’s story carefully and you will discover it), not only him… even some kings and Judges in the bible… For example King Saul, when there was a war in Israel and the people lacked the courage to go to war… then the Spirit of God came upon him with power and gave him incredible courage to go to war… which surprised many .
So from today don’t think about the time to go do God’s work if you had that attitude.. and not just God’s work but even any work..as long as you have given Christ your life and dedicated your ways to Him ..because wherever you go he will be with you, give you a mouth, give you wisdom, give you understanding, give you understanding, give you power, fight for you, guide you… and you will see God’s hand… and you will know that God exists and without Him you cannot do anything… So move forward and do not look left or right.
Exodus 14:14 “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward ”
The Lord bless us