QUESTION: What does the Bible mean when it says “In the abundance of wisdom there is an abundance of sorrows”? Is it not right to seek wisdom?
Ecclesiastes 1:17 “ And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
ANSWER: If you read the whole of the first chapter, and the next, you will see that Solomon was describing how he worked hard to seek the things of the world, and his wisdom and all the work “which is done under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 1:13).
But he does not say that he was looking for heavenly things, no, and that is why you will see everywhere he ends up saying it is utter nonsense, everywhere, that is, the content of the book of Ecclesiastes describes the fate of all work and all human activities under the sun, and yes for at the very end of the book you will see that Solomon now gives an answer to the most important thing that a man should seek all the days of his life. (Read Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Now going back to that verse when he says “In the abundance of wisdom there is an abundance of sorrows, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow” It does not mean heavenly wisdom or heavenly knowledge.. No!, because heavenly wisdom and heavenly knowledge are what make one have Peace and joy and peace of mind. To know Jesus who is the wisdom of God (according to 1 Corinthians 1:24), is the end of all suffering, you are forever free, there is no sorrow or grief. When you read the Bible (which is the Word of God) ), then you get the right knowledge of living on earth, and you open all the closed doors.
So the knowledge that is spoken of here is the worldly knowledge that we pursue, because, when a man has a great education, it is thought that it will give him true happiness in his heart, but the results show that is not true, Solomon got it and thought it would give him the happiness he was hoping for. but he found it to be in vain.
It is a common occurrence, scientists who stay up all night in laboratories, research and discover, a large percentage of their lives are not happy, because they are afraid of many things, if that happens, or what happens, their enemies make an atomic bomb like this one they make what will happen? What will be the effect of this drug or chemical in the next 10 years? They are worrying .. As their knowledge and wisdom increase their sorrows also increase…
So at the end of the day it becomes sadness upon sadness and sorrows upon sorrows and that is why the bible exhorts us, let us love to add knowledge to our God more than anywhere else because that is where we will find true lasting happiness and tranquility and lasting peace.
The Lord Jesus (who is the wisdom of God) says;
Matthew 11:28 “ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
In the Lord Jesus there is true rest.
QUESTION: What is the meaning of this verse? Ecclesiastes 10: 2 “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; But a fool’s heart is at his left”.
ANSWER: This verse clearly shows us that the human heart, which is on the side of the abode, is not in the air without a home, it is either on the right hand side, or on the left side. Remember that the heart referred to here is not the fleshy heart, but the spiritual one that describes one’s character.
As we know the right hand is the hand of honor, the hand of showing care, and purity, unlike the left hand, and that is why when you meet anyone somewhere you will not greet him/her using the left hand, but you will give him/her the right hand to show respect, and caring.
Likewise with our hearts, if it does not show Respect, and purity and concern for God and for mankind, Our hearts seems to be on the left. And in the day of judgment God will set us on his left hand. But if we are spiritually clean, and care for God and for people (especially brothers in the faith), on that day the Lord will set us at his right hand where the heart is.
These passages clearly describe the behaviors on the right and left hand,
Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 and all the nations shall be gathered before him; and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats;
33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35 for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in;
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. I was in prison, and you came to me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee?
39 And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink;
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye shall not clothe me; I was sick, and in prison, and you didn’t look at me.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous shall go into life eternal”.
See?, so may the Lord grant us wisdom, to make sure that our hearts are not on the left but on the right, for the characteristics listed above.
The Lord bless you.
Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us learn the basics in this journey of earthly life. The Bible says the world is passing away with all its lusts, (1 John 2:17). And the day of judgment will come one day and each one will give his own account…(Romans 14:12).
Many do not know that when Judgment Day comes everyone will stand before the judgment seat alone with no one else with him/her… you will be alone without your parent beside you, nor your sister, your brother, or any of your relatives. If you lived a life worthy of judgment you will be judged on your own, and hell is very wide..the space of one person to another is indescribable hell is much larger than this world..so much so that even all that number that goes in there and those who go in even half a quarter will not be filled… has enough space and it is not satisfied with what it receives…
Proverbs 30:15 “The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
16 THE GRAVE; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough”.
Remember one thing when you are in meeting listening to the Word of God and in that meeting there are a thousand people gathered..remember this word, that God is not talking there with thousand people but He is talking to you personally.
When he gives a warning, it is as if he were speaking to one person and not to many. Let’s take a closer look at the 10 commandments, which God gave to Moses to give to the children of Israel… Every commandment you see is like God speaking to one person. Let’s read.
Exodus 20: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me ”….
There he does not say I am the one who brought you “all” out of Egypt..but I “who brought you out” means he is talking to one person and not many .. Continuing the second command he says.
“4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”
Again it is the same he does not say “do not make you all idols” .. but he says “do not make yourself” .. to show that he is talking to one person and not many… so when you see many worshiping idols do not imitate them and say oo we are many..means God will judge us all? … He will judge you alone, because in this commandment He speaks to you and not to them. On the Day of Judgment they will not be with you… you will stand alone.
And all the rest of the commandments are the same… He said Honour thy father and thy mother, he didn’t say honour your fathers and mothers…say also Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not kill, and Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not be condemned in the lake of fire and there you will also be alone..the one you were committing adultery with and you will never see him again even in hell you will not hear his voice… you will be alone.
Satan ‘s main goal is to send people to hell… by placing them in a crowd… That because there are so many of us doing this and that, then God cannot judge us all..On that day together He will have mercy on us… brothers do not be deceived!… remember the flood of Noah, maybe they had the same thought thinking that God cannot judge the world and save only Noah’s family but when the flood came they all disappeared and now they are in hell awaiting for the final judgment and cast into the lake of fire..the Bible says so.
And also the devil wants to comfort people that even if a person dies and goes to hell today then it is possible to be prayed for by the saints here on earth and God took him/her out of hell and brought him/her into paradise… that is also the lie of the Enemy, don’t be deceived! .. if you die today in sin and find yourself in hell will you will never come out again, forever and ever you will be lost. You will ask where it is written?
Job 7: 9 “As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more”.
The grave that is being talked there is HELL.
Daughter of God hear this Word of God that warns you today..the pants you wear, the veils you wear, the earrings you wear, the skin you peel off, because you just feel why so many of you do that? Why does your preacher even wear that?… Hear the word of God today… that day you will be alone !! There will be no preacher on your side, nor your brother who was dressed like you… nor will I be there! .. you will be with him and his book of words… and the book of your life. The boy who you bet, you love the footballs and make them your gods..you get 90 minutes to watch it until it’s over but to look at the word of God ten minutes your eyes are closing… The word says “you shall have no other gods before me” .. you shall have no other gods… It’s you who are told there… and it is also me who is told there, but not both of us are told together…
So repent today if you did not repent… very few days are left for the removal of God’s saints from the earth… and at any moment the last trumpet will sound and the saints will be taken to heaven, what remains on earth is the great tribulation of the antichrist and the dreadful judgment of the Lord’s day.
Repent today and be baptized in the proper water baptism, in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins and the Lord will give you the gift of His Holy Spirit.
Heaven exists!!, and hell is real also.
Shalom, The Lord Jesus told us to pray and said. “ Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come”.
It is true we know that one day his kingdom will come to earth..But on the other side of the coin, we who are waiting for that kingdom, which state should we be?.
I think you have once found yourself in a state of waiting for someone somewhere and then unfortunately the person was too late, the situation you are in at the time is of course not normal, only five minutes you will see it as one hour has passed, and that is why every second you will call him to ask where you are.. Why don’t I see you?…Hurry up sir !, Run or take a motorcycle ,, I’ve been standing here for a long time just waiting for you.. What happened to you? Where are you stuck?
You see That is all to hasten him just to get there, because waiting too much hurts. But it’s impossible to say you’re waiting for someone, and then three hours pass, and you’re still not worried, you don’t call to ask him where he got to, or you don’t even plan to ask what time he’ll arrive, you just stand there and say you’re waiting for him, obviously that’s impossible otherwise you will be busy on your other tasks. And that is what God wants to see from us, we who say we are waiting for the Lord, we must be reminding Him of the day to come and encourage Him to come quickly, HIS KINGDOM COMING SOON!..
This is a very important factor that God expects every true born-again Christian to always pray to him, and that is why the Lord Jesus included it in that basic prayer. The best measure of self-awareness is whether you are really ready for heaven or not, then it is in this aspect, Test yourself! In you is the desire to long for the last day to come or not?
If it does not exist then know that even if the rapture passes today you will not go anywhere, you will only remain here on earth. It’s just like a student in school, the one who is well prepared for the final exam, when he just remembers the national exam is coming, he longs for those days to come to finish his exams and rest, but the one who is not prepared, you will see he is not in a state of doing exams. … because he did not know what sent him to school.
And we as Christians, The Lord expects us every day when we wake up from sleep we should pray, desire and be reminded of it, that the day of our going to the Father in heaven is fast approaching.
May he hasten the saving grace of salvation for his people, that things may end quickly and we may rest in him forever. On the day of the rapture, the day when we will see our Lord Jesus face to face in the clouds, on the feast of the Lamb and the angels in heaven prepared for us from long ago. On the day when we shall see the new heavens and the new earth, for the first time descending, there will be no more tears, no more tragedies, no more sickness, no more wars, no more earthquakes, no more hatred, no more competition, no more anxieties, no more poverty, no more discrimination, that day we pray for it and we long for it to come.
This is something we have to pray to God every day. You may find it worthless in your eyes, but in God’s eyes it means a lot. that is why we send him…. We do not have time to reflect on the fact that this world is coming to an end, and the world is passing away (1 John 2:17). We are just here. Begin today to build up this custom, of exhorting God, upon his kingdom, which he has promised us from long ago to come quickly into the world, and that is what proves that we truly long for the rapture to come quickly, we truly long for tears, those are strong arguments for our God. Just as the creatures themselves (deer, giraffes, dogs, peacocks, donkeys, cows, etc.) eagerly anticipate the day of our glorification, how should you and I? Who are the heirs themselves..We must keep our eyes on the More.
Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For all creation was subjected to vanity, not of his own will, but of the will of him who sent us. ”
Today, by the grace given us by the Lord, let us apply our hearts to understanding what God wants us to know. It’s in God’s own doing that you have come across this message ;because he has a purpose for the time he’s allotted each one of us.The Bible instructs us to live wisely ,making the most of the time we have.
Ephesians 5:15 ” See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”
Let’s look at what it means to redeem the time in accordance with the Scriptures. Many people know the phrase “redeeming the time” simply as “using the time well.” For instance,in school, teachers except the students to utilize every passing moment in constructive work. Looking at little time the students still have with several topics uncovered, they are supposed to make the most of their time. Spending time in mischievous talks and engaging in activities that are likely to steal and waste it, usually disappoint teachers and parents as well.
Likewise, the Bible teaches us to redeem the time. Why? Because the days are evil.What then are we to do to redeem the time?. The Bible tells us that the only way to live wisely is by knowing what the will of the Lord is.We therefore need to think through our plans and make sure they align with God’s will.
We live in a world plagued by tribulations, with distractions so prevalent, but the Bible warns us to be careful in how we live, not as fools but as wise.We need to conscious of how fleeting our days are. The Bible describes our earthly as flowers of the field which have no long life (Psalms 103:15).
In James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”.
It does not matter how long we shall live here on earth.What matters is how we live while here. God has given us a short little life and expects that, of all the great things we could do,we will Identify and pursue the few that matter most. He has given us the gift of time in trust with expectation that we’ll use it wisely and diligently commit it to the highest of purposes. When we get to our eternal home, all that will count is what we did or did not do to redeem the time. Our money,jobs,education and possessions will amount to nothing. All that will remain of our lives on earth is that which was invested in eternity. Becoming conscious of what will matter most enables us to live wisely.
Our Lord Jesus knew what it meant to redeem the time.Though he was God in the flesh,Jesus knew that a time would come,which he referred to as the night (DEATH),when no man could do any works.He taught his disciples the necessity of redeeming the time.Look at what he told them:
John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me,while it is day:the night cometh,when no man can work.”
Jesus was diligent about keeping to his mission. Distractions were as prevalent as they are now,but he let none of them deter him from preaching and teaching God’s Word.Though he spent only 33 years on this earth,Jesus changed the world forever because he redeemed the time. How can we redeem the time we have? We can learn to redeem the time by asking God to help us.We should start every morning by committing our day to the Lord and asking him to help us do something that day that has eternal significance.Now is the time to make things anew with God ,before that day comes.
Rather than spending your time chatting in whatsapp groups ,or reading misleading material on social media platforms, redeem the time by doing what leaves a lasting imprint. Seize every opportunity and use it for God’s glory. You may use that time in studying God’s Word, listening to sermons,reading Christian literature, or praising as well as worshipping in song. All are ways we can redeem time. In our places of work,we can also redeem the time by asking God to help us find time to tell our workmates about Jesus.We can use the little time we have witnessing to them about God’s saving grace and share with them the good news of God’s Kingdom. In so doing,we shall be redeeming the time,and our day will have an eternal significance.
During leisure, we can spend our free time in prayer even when there are no needs at the moment. We can pray for our families,friends, neighbours,relations and the Church of Christ. By so doing,we will be redeeming the time.Not only that but through prayer we are delivered from temptations. Today,let’s seek and gain wisdom to help us live in constant awareness of that ticking clock and make the most of the time we have (Psalms 90:12).
We can learn to redeem the time by becoming conscious of the fact that we may not have another day.Let’s live like we were dying and pursue all God has given us to do. While we have time.
God bless you.
QUESTION: Do! The Lord Jesus was sent to Israel alone or to all the nations.. For he himself said in Matthew 10:5, that they should not preach to the Gentiles.
Answer: Let’s read..
Matthew 10:5 ′′ These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.
It is true that the Lord commanded his disciples not to go to preach the Gospel to the nations when he exists.
And they, but let the Jews go first. Now why should they prevent them from preaching to the Gentiles?
The answer is simple: It’s because when the Gentiles went to preach the gospel you had not yet arrived.
We can learn in a normal example of Life. When you make your new product and want to take it to the market, you don’t start with a big market, instead you will tell your distributors, Don’t go far first, make sure first here in our neighborhood or in our region and our society our products have arrived.
In that sentence, it doesn’t mean that.. your product doesn’t have a plan to cross the borders days in the future…
But you have done that is because you want a job to be finished here first, then it goes. Maybe… the needs of here are enough that people have accepted or refused so you will kill me, and going to announce it elsewhere far away.. that’s wisdom and mind.
This is what the Lord said to his disciples, that at that time began the Gospel to Israel
First, and then others will follow, not fly to maybe, time to go there yet.. so that
Let us understand more well, let’s read again what the famous story we know of the woman you have.
who was not an Israelite.
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 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. “.
Now let’s end there, and then let’s go again and return this story in the Gospel of Mark, so that we can get to Understand More…
Mark 7:24 ′′ And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet:
26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children FIRST BE FILLED: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs.
28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. “.
If you read there carefully that verse 27?… you will see the Lord Jesus telling that woman
Who is not an Israeli, tells them to let the children be FILLED FIRST… now if you understand
English very well, you will also understand what the meaning of the word ′′ FIRST “… the word first means, “This starts, then follow another one”.
That’s what the Lord meant there, that they should let the Israelites first to (i.e. receive blessings, These spiritual blessing first), then you nations will follow later.. That’s why at the end
of his Gospel, that day after his resurrection, he gave his disciples permission now to go all over the world to preach the gospel, because the time of the nations has come…
Luke 24:46 “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 and that ALL NATIONS shall be preached in his name concerning the repentance and remission of sins, STARTING FROM JERUSALEM.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And behold, I bring unto you the promise of my Father; but stay in the city until you have been clothed from above ”
Verse 47, concludes the answer to our question.. So the Gospel is for all people and nations,
Started from Jerusalem (i.e. to Israel).. and now it is preached to all nations.. and it has reached every
The nation on earth, until the nations that are hard to reach, but has already passed… waiting for the last sheep to enter into grace, and the end comes, as he said..
Mark 13:10 “And the gospel must first be published among all nations” and
Matthew 24:14 “And again, The good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; that’s it when the end comes ”
Have you repented of your sins and accepted Christ? If you are still waiting..Where is the gospel today not preached? .. what do you think we are living in these days? … The world is ending and Most of all the devil is at work with great power in these last days, to deceive the people, and to convince them that there is no God,
and at the end of the world, give your life today to Christ if you haven’t done it yet, and be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost, that you may be saved.
May the Lord bless you
Blessed be the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I invite you to meditate on the words of God.
Today we will take a brief look at the story of two people.
The first is a man named Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, and the second is a woman who has been bleeding for a long time but later came to be healed by the Lord Jesus by just touching the hem of his garment.
Now there is one exciting thing I want you to see for these two people that each was in his head. Let’s read a little;
Luke 8:40 “And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he was going along the crowd came to him.
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. and immediately his flow of blood stopped ”.
Now if you look there, you’ll see this Jairus, he had his troubled daughter at the age of twelve (12), and at the same time there was that woman that was bleeding for twelve (12) years. There is a reason why the Bible mentions the age of the child and the time of the woman’s bleeding. For example, the Bible tells us that this Jairus had no other child but the daughter, probably brought up in a miserable and pitiable state, hoping that this one would be his greatest honor, perhaps he saw the good in his daughter, as Jochebed (Moses’ mother) saw the beauty of Moses from a young age, he decided to hide him where indeed later we see he became the star of Israel the savior of Israel,
In the same way, Jairus also saw his beautiful daughter as a godly woman like Hannah, or Sarah, and brought her honor, so he probably tried to raise her morally from birth until she was 11, but when she was 12 years old, Suddenly she began to notice a change in her baby’s health, the first few months, the situation is getting worse until the middle of the middle months the baby is completely dead, .. in such a situation how does he think her baby is going to die?
Does he let his vision die at the age of 12, considering he is the only daughter he has? or what should he do?. But as we read in the story, he did not allow this to happen, he did not allow his long-lost dreams to be extinguished by the devil in his 12th year of his son’s life, and he began the journey to find Jesus. But on the other side, there was a woman who had been bleeding for a long time, whose search for healing also began from the time the girl was born, from the first year, and continued until the year 2, 3 4, unsuccessfully until the 11th year, (the Bible says she had lost a lot of money to doctors without success) and by the time she was 12 she still had not found what she was looking for, but one day she heard that Jesus was in the city … said I will not accept my healing all these 12 years, today I am going to meet Jesus.
So they both began their own journey, and as we read the Gospel Christ healed them all, and they found what they were worried about, and waited for it.
Even today, we must learn that there is a time to compete for the vision of serving God that we have begun to do in the past, no matter how great an obstacle stands in front of you, we must compete… By handing Jesus over to those problems without allowing them to disappear completely.
There are ministers who have begun to serve God, and have made some progress but have probably gone through certain devil threats and stopped preaching, or serving. Brethren, do not let your troubles be in vain. Remember there are others who have been asking God to get just what you have for a long time, maybe since you started serving, but they still haven’t got it, and they haven’t given up on asking Jesus, and He will give it to you, why do you allow yourself to give up?
The 12th year of Jairus’ daughter is not the same as the 12 years that the woman was waiting for her healing. So you, too, should not let your transition problem hinder you in your God-given ministry. To win, we must compete, So move forward!. And not just in doing God’s work, but in all other things that you look for in God, you should not give up at all.
May 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 ”.
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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.
We must die to sin because that act is an act that forces our LIFE to be moved from where it was first to another place.
As we always know the only thing that can move a person’s life is Death. If you die today, your life goes on. And that leads people to not know where you are going, no matter how much they look for you, they will never know where you are except God alone. and so it is when a person dies about sin, by being born again, his Life is transferred and goes into hiding by God Himself, away from the devil or anything else, so that even the devil will seek you in the spirit will never find you…
The Bible says.
Colossians 3: 3 “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God”.
You see, when we die that’s when our life is hidden. If we say we are saved, but we are still living the same old life, let us be sure that God does not even care about our lives ..if we are not ready to give up our adultery, fornication, disco, fashion, insults, drunkenness, which we do from time to time etc.
let us know that the devil still has great power over our lives. he has the power to use us as he pleases, he has the power to subdue our decisions, he has the power to bring about extraordinary trials, including untimely deaths, he has the power to thwart our prayers, he has the power to mislead us. and most of all, he is able to invade our lives to a great extent by using the forces of his demons. and that’s when you’ll see, somebody says I can’t overcome some sin, I can’t stop living a certain life of sin, I can’t stop abstaining, It’s because He didn’t agree to die first so that his life could be taken and hid in God’s heart. a man whose life is hidden, the devil does not understand whatever God has planned for him, what the devil is doing is just guessing, maybe his tomorrow will be this or that, but he does not understand anything his life remains in God’s heart forever, hidden there, waiting for the time special re-disclosure ..because something that is hidden must one day be revealed. And when will it be revealed? The Bible goes on to say.
Colossians 3: 3 “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory ”.
There is a day when all of God’s people will know what God’s real purpose for creation is.it is an unparalleled day, We must not miss any of us. And that’s why the Bible keeps telling us in proverbs..
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the sources of life ”.
but if you will just read this message or any other example like this, for daily customs and practices, just to fulfill your schedule, and while you do not want to make any changes in yourself, your precious life is still in the hands of the devil, knowing that everything you hear the devil he calculates and write it down, so that the day you find yourself in his dangerous traps to finish you off, he will have enough arguments to tell God why you should not be given help.
The Lord bless you.
Question: What is the difference between commandment, law (statutes) and judgement?
Answer: If we read in the book of Deutoronomy 7:11 the Bible says….
“Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgements which I command you this day, to do them.
12 wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgements, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:”
If you read carefully you will find that there are three different things but they are very interdependent.
Starting with the Commandment:
commandment means an order imposed by the authorities to be enforced unconditionally… The command has no choice but to obey or not to obey… If an order is issued, everyone must obey it and anyone who not do so will be guilty.
In Old Testament, God gave the ten commandments which we will read in the book of Exodus 20 and the book of Deutoronomy 5:3-21 you can read for yourself, Law But also we’re there…they were still incomplete for example, there is one Commandment that says do not commit adultery…. That commandment is true but what?.. if he commit adultery with an animal what will happen? What action shout be taken?… How will he be judged? What will his judgement be?
Now such questions you see completely the command alone is not enough there is need for laws as well as judgments on those orders That’s why you see in the Bible there are so many laws that all support the command to commit adultery and some of those rules as follows
Leviticus 18:23 “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down there to: it is confusion”
The other is these
Leviticus 18:6 ” None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord.
7″ The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8″ The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.
9″ The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born at abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
10″ The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thing own nakedness.
11″ The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten on thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.”
(that’s biblical language) Judgement Those rules apply to the nail adultery order, but in the same laws, if a man transgresses, how shall he be judged? and there is also a need for judgement on the law and order, an example of such judgement is as follows.
Exodus 22:19 “Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death”
Leviticus 20:10-13 “And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
11 And the man that lieth with his father’s wife hath uncovered his father’s nakedness: both of them shall be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
12 And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
13 If am man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
You have seen all the 9 commandments, the rest have it’s own rules and judgements so the decree is not complete without law and judgments that is the difference between precepts, laws and judgements. So when God told the Israelites to keep his judgement he also meant to carry out the judgements of all the Commandments without leaving any of them, who deserves to give something to be paid, who deserves to be excommunicated and he that is worthy of death let him die e.t.c In the new testament how were commandments, laws and judgements executed? But in the New testament where we are now the God’s commandments are written in our hearts and so do the laws of judgement (read the book of Jeremiah 31:31-34)….
When the Holy Spirit comes into us we do not need laws to keep God’s commandments… We do not need to be told that adultery with an animal is a sin, already the Spirit that is in us tells us this is not right…
The laws are written deep down in our hearts, we do not need to be told to have sex with someone of the same sex is a sin, already the law is written in our hearts we do not need to be told to wear shorts skirts or half- naked clothes is a sin , already in our hearts the Holy Spirit testifies to us that this is not right, even before we are told, we do not need to be given a rule that we should respect our parents, already the law is in our hearts we fulfill it.
We fulfill it without a doubt…. That’s why the Bible says we do not live by law but by Faith. The people of the Old Testament did not have the privilege given to us by the gift of the Holy Spirit who would help them keep the law without documents but we have been given that gift of the Spirit is a wonderful grace…..
That’s why it is important to have the Holy Spirit and having a Holy Spirit for you will not be difficult to carry out all the precepts contained in the scriptures.
Have you received the Holy Spirit?… remember the Bible says all those who do not have the Holy Spirit are not his! ( Read the book of Romans 8:9) so if you find it still difficult to live a life of holiness then you do not have the Holy Spirit, you need it…and that one gets into you if you will completely decide in your heart to deny the world and to turn to him….by repenting of your sin today! And humility in front of him…and after the most sincere repentance without delay and find the right baptism, be baptized if you have not been baptized..
Remember the proper baptism is by immersion in much water ( John 3:23) and in the Name of Jesus Christ ( Act 2:38) and the Holy Spirit will seal you up forever, there and keeping God’s laws for you will not be slavery but they will spring up in your heart without even being moved and preached and preached.
May the Lord God bless you!.