Why is Jesus Christ so important to us?
One of the responsibilities we have is to “get to know Jesus Christ better”. This is one of the greatest responsibilities we have because it is the foundation of our redemption..If we do not know Jesus at all then it is difficult to know our place and the Grace given to us by the Lord… And the result of not understanding Jesus is to end up despising grace and being lost.
Now the responsibility to know Jesus, Is not to know his appearance how good he looked, or what color he was, or what kind of hair he had, or what he liked to eat? The responsibility we have been given is to UNDERSTAND THE POSITION HE HAS IN US. Once we know that position we will understand the agenda of God very well. However, so far no one has reached the limit of knowing all that opportunity..but as the days go by we get to understand it and the more we love and respect God.
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Today let us remind ourselves how important the death of Jesus was to those of us who were lost in sin.In the Bible we read shortly before the Lord Jesus was crucified. Pilate released one of the prisoners who was a killer in the city.
This Barabbas had a murder case in the city, and he was a violent man, The Bible calls him a “a notable prisoner” (Matthew 27:16). All the people testified against him that he was cruel, so they did not need him at all, so he was arrested by the Romans and imprisoned and awaited his sentence, and he would surely be killed more cruelly than anyone else, because everyone was against him. And while he was in prison everyone, including himself, knew that he deserved to be punished, there was no chance for him to be released. But as people’s saying “Even a strongest chain has a weak point”, God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
Barabbas being in prison maybe his heart started to regret and he felt guilty for what he had
done , those innocent people he killed, knowing that even a single killing was enough to be sentenced to death, how much more many innocent death he caused?
Just one morning he was surprised to be called out, to get out of prison..and when he came out he knew he was going to be killed and probably all the prisoners knew he was going to be finished with a lot of anger..suddenly he came out he saw a lot of people cheering him out, rejoicing at his release Barabbas! unlocked him! let Barabbas be set free! when he wonders how it is possible maybe they were wrong they mean another Barabbas…. a little farther he sees a man with a crown of thorns on his head and he is very quiet like a lamb about to be slaughtered stand near him, and Pilate tells him, this man will carry your sentence… He will die on your behalf… Obviously he was a little surprised.
I believe his life began to change from then on… Because he knew what was the source of his life and his freedom? … If was not Jesus rejected, If was not Jesus striped, he wouldn’t be survived, Now think again, Will such a person ever kill again ?, will he mock JESUS ?, will he despise the cross? … And if he despises the cross and goes out there and continues his murder, what do you think will happen to him before God and men?
That is what Jesus’ position for us is… Barabbas is an example for you and me… Now how does the Lord Jesus take our sins? .. Not by carrying a parcel and putting it on his shoulders, no he scarified his life for our sake, he was insulted, ridiculed ..the more he was ridiculed and insulted, the more the value of Barabbas in the prison increased. The dignity of the Lord Jesus came down for us to rise.
When Barabbas was in prison he did not know if Christ was being insulted out there for him. The cross is not something to be ignored or to be trifled with at all my brother. All the good things you get today are because of Jesus Christ, if He were not, the world would endup many days ago… God would have ended the world with a curse a long time ago…
Many people do not know that it is God who’s fighting for them, without even asking him, many do not even know that in their immorality it is God who provides for them without even asking Him, and they do not know it is grace works for them, it is because of JESUS CHRIST. if it were not for Jesus to suffer 2000 years ago there would be no adulterer who would still be alive today. We all deserved to die.
But this Grace you are playing with..you think it is your right to live in your state of fornication, your theft, your immorality, your drunkenness, your murder, your blasphemy, your homosexuality, your filthiness etc. There come a time this grace will cease.
When this Grace is taken away, it will leave wih the church. The saints will be removed from the world. The great tribulation will begin. you will be scattered all over the world no one will be safe from those who will be left behind in the rapture, at that time there will be no one to tell you to repent of your sins.
In those days there will be no more cinemas, people will go to watch sports, there will be no field for people to go to watch, the roads will be closed, everyone will be alone, suffering the blows ..you see today this Corona disease today caused the roads to be closed, schools closed, no one to go to work in the affected nations, everyone locked himself in..In those days will be 100 times worse than today, there will be no walking in the streets..every one man shares the plagues on his own. in the midst of this strange plague of boils… the rain will stop falling, the sun will go down, there will be nothing green, hail will not fall, nor ice.
A lot of wonderful things will happen, these are not fictional stories, read all of Revelation 16, you will see, and if the rapture passes you by then you will witness it all.
Hebrews 10:25 “25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
If you have not repented, The door of Grace today open today… It is better not to spend time commenting and liking instead repent if you have not repented. Don’t just read it as a fun story, but this message should be a cause for change for you ..and the meaning of repentance is “turning around”. It means you are giving up what you were doing that was not pleasing to God, and you are going to be baptized in the proper baptism and receive the Holy Spirit. You do those things with all your heart.
The Lord bless you so much.
Shalom, please let me understand, the act of yawning frequently especially during prayer! Is it a sign of being possessed by demons or forces of darkness?
Answer: Normally yawning is a sign of two main things in the body 1) the first is hunger 2) the second is sleep.
So back to the subject of prayer, A Christian should not think that yawning is an act of demons or the forces of darkness, no! But a response of his own body, telling him that now is the time to go to rest, not the time to pray…. And is why you will realize that it is only a time to pray, or to listen to the Word, people are the ones who feel the greatest or extreme fatigue, but from there the situation disappears by itself, you will wonder why?
It is because the Bible teaches that the body is always the greatest enemy of spiritual things, when your spirit is ready even to go deeper for a long time in prayer your body will begin to give many reasons once your tired, you should to rest, it will bring you to the point of starvation, until you will tremble when it is only a short time you went out to eat.
Galatians 5:17 “For the flesh lusteth against the spirit, and the spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”
So when such a situation arises, you must not rebuke the demons, but it’s time to wrestle with your body until you obey yourself, and the good news is that the more you immerse yourself in prayer, the more the situation will disappear by itself into you little by little until at the end you will find yourself able to go for a long time till you wonder where the original sleep came from.
So the easiest way is to make sure when you pray, take all your thoughts and ideas into prayer, and not in other things so that you will be able to overcome the body easily, and fit it is night you pray out of bed environment.
Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray,that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Lastly, be aware that a Christian cannot live without prayer so compete with your body until you overcome it, otherwise you will not last long in Faith or if you continue to exist then know that your life will be a test every now and then that would only be avoided by prayer.
An important question for our Lord (Rabbi where do you live)?.
John 1:35 “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come and see. And they came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. and it was about the tenth hour.
Shortly before the Lord Jesus began His earthly ministry, John the Baptist appeared to witness to him, preaching almost everywhere about the coming of the Savior of the world. and as he preached, he told them that the Savior was already among the Jews but they did not recognize Him (John 1:26).
That made many people wonder, who is He, and where does He live? .. John told all the people that even he himself did not know, but God told him that he who would see the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove would be.
So some of his students were very careful to wait until the event was revealed. and indeed, when the days came, when Jesus had been led up by the Spirit into the baptism of John, while he was still in the water, he was baptized, he announced that this is the savior of the world, all the people who were there heard ..But after Jesus was baptized he went away, and they did not know where he was going fortunately the next day, when John was with two of his disciples he was teaching them, one of whom was Andrew, probably asking him about the coming of the Savior who had given the news yesterday. Suddenly, they saw the Lord Jesus passing by them. Place and as he passed by, he saw him, and said unto them, Look on him lamb of God !! .. At the same time, the two disciples quickly left John and began to follow the Lord Jesus secretly. then when Jesus realized that there were people following him from afar he turned around and asked them what are you looking for??, This is a question that even today..
The Lord Jesus is asking us who claim to follow Him..What? what are we looking for What do we want? but the two young men did not tell the Rabbi, we are sick to pray, nor did they tell him we ask you to lay hands on us and bless us, nor did they ask you to sit and teach them on the street, nor did they ask for miracles, No! Instead they asked the Rabbi, where do you live?
We need to know where you live so that we know how to find you even if you get lost in our eyes to know where we are giving you ..we have a lot to learn from you, we need to sit down and talk to you, while on the road alone it is not enough to solve all our problems, and serve all our needs… where we end the conversation then we will never see each other again.
When Jesus heard this, he sent them away to their home that made the disciples at peace from then on and soon after one day, Andrew, who was one of the disciples, went to call his brother Peter to come to Jesus. Now imagine if he did not know the dwelling place of Jesus, he would direct his brother to a place to find Jesus.? Even now, many people follow Jesus, but they do not ask where he lives If you say I am looking for healing, then He will give you your healing and your story will be over right there if you say I am looking for a house and cars he will give you a house and cars but your information and he will end up on the way, if you say I am looking for a fiance he will give you a fiance but your contract will end there… But if you say LORD DWELL, WHERE? then he will take you and welcome you and see you stay.
When he stays you will find everything, most of all if you need him anytime, you know where you will find him, even if someone else needs to know the Jesus you are following it will be easy to tell him where he is because he knows his home… .and his home is probably no more than in HIS WORD. Many people today are running away from the Word of God, looking for shortcuts to Christ ..and that is why the Lord is not permanent in them because they meet Him on the road just like a hawk, just turning a corner then they do not see Him again.. and they do not know Him anymore. .because they have found the need of their hearts. when you run from the Word of God, you don’t want to know Christ in His Word and then look for Him in intercession, or the anointing water, or miracles there is the same as running from Christ, because He Himself is the WORD.
Any preacher who brings you the good news of Jesus Christ is an example of John the Baptist.. he is pointing you to Christ, so it is your responsibility to find out what goals you follow with Him. If it is only temporary, to meet your needs then, or that is permanent ..if it is permanent then you want to know where he lives…
If the word of Christ abides in you, then know that you are nearer to Jesus than any other man, as was the case with the apostles, who were more than just the multitudes who were following Christ you’ll just hold on to your religion, or your denomination, you think Christ is there and you don’t know the Bible, you never set aside to read at least one whole gospel book without waiting to be told by somebody or preacher I want to tell you haven’t found Jesus yet. and sometimes he passes by walking here and there and meet you on your journey of Life… like the people of Emmaus, who were walking and suddenly on the way Jesus joined them without themselves knowing if it was Jesus… and if you read there carefully you will see after Jesus talking to them while On the way, he wanted to continue on his journey.. until the two men forced him to go inside and eat with them.. and when he came in and ate with them, suddenly their eyes were opened and they recognized him as Jesus, and he disappeared from their sight. (Luke 24:13-32)
Likewise today when you hear a gospel like this that reaches you when you are free, it is Jesus passing by you to make sure you welcome him into your home (ie let him come into your heart like the people of Emmaus).
In His Word as the two disciples of Jesus did.it is my prayer that Today, do not let Jesus be the ONLY PASSENGER FOR YOU, begin to take a permanent step to go to His home (in His Word), to find true rest.. and may He come to you Christ will be with you always… He will call you FRIEND as he called them APOSTLES ask him today where you live? And he will reveal to you things that even other humans do not know because you are always in his house and he is in your home.
There is only one true friend and he is JESUS..Today we will look at it why !. It is easy to give out everything to your blood relative, to give out properties and status, and even sometimes to give out your life for your blood relative, Yes! that is also possible, many are willing to die so that their children can survive, there are those who are willing to go through many hardships and distress for the sake of their little ones, or their parents. Such group of people exists in all generation, and their number is very high…But to find people who can give their lives for their “friend’s sake”, that group of people very small, if not exist at all.
Why is it difficult? because naturally a brother is often better than a friend, a father is better than a friend, a child is better than a neighbor, a mother is better than a friend etc. Because friend is not always friend, they can be fine today, but tomorrow could someone else. That’s the only character dis value a friend’s position compared to relative. But if he happens to be someone who will be willing to give his life for his friends… That is, he is willing to die in place of his friend, Of course that person will be very special, because even though he knows the hypocrisy of friends but he is however ready to give out his life to them, even if he knows those friends may come to betray him or deny him later .. Surely he will be more than a friend… His love will be beyond brotherly love.
and that is none other than Jesus..who agreed to give up his life for us his friends, who are untrustworthy ..Yes!
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Haven’t you just met a real friend? ..he himself says NO ONE HAS MORE LOVE THAN THIS, of a man giving his life for his friends… (Giving up your life to a Brother is easy but not a friend).
I can’t be your best friend, even your close best friend can’t be as best as Jesus was, to offer his life for us, any friend cant reach that point, If you realize that you friend tomorrow he will betray you to death, will you continue to love him today? .. will you still continue to call him friend ??…
Or if your friend realize that tomorrow, have you planed to bribe him, will he still call you a friend today? He will not hate you and call you a hypocrite? Will he dare to die for you? .. if he can’t then he is not a true friend.. you make call him just a friend! But he is not a true friend.
There is only one true friend… who, even though you have lost in sin, still loves you, and he died for you.
24 “….. and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”.
so friend, dare to approach this friend called JESUS, he is not a hypocrite, he does not hold a grudge, he does not hesitate once he loves you, he loves you indeed!! .. do not despise him, Surrender your life to him today if you do not give it to him… and you will find good, and at the last day he will raise you up and resurrect all those who believed and accepted him…
Maran atha !
“The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few”.
Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus. Let us remind ourselves of some of the important things in the journey of Faith. As Christians it is our responsibility to do God’s work, according to the gifts we have been given. the benefits of doing God’s work far outweigh any failure.
As we get closer to the end of the world, God’s work is getting easier and easier. For example, a person may be assigned to cultivate a two-acre [2 ha] bush, first removing all the grass and trees and then plowing with a hand plow, after which he sows the seeds, and another may be given the task of harvesting 10 hectares. now the first one has been given a hard job but for a few hectares..
but the last one has only been given a lighter job! Harvesting but many hectares. And so it is that in these last days, God’s work is not difficult because it does not involve plowing, sowing or watering… but only involves reaping!… But that’s not enough… The harvest fields are very plentiful, so it makes the work much bigger. The Lord Jesus said…
John 4:35 “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37 For in this the saying is true, ‘One sows, and another reaps.’
38 I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have suffered, and you have entered into their troubles. ”
He goes on to say…
Matthew 9:36 “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest ”.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, this is not the age of the first church where you will go to a place where you will find people who have never heard of Jesus. of Christians, already have they ever heard of Jesus.. do it yourself, follow anyone and ask, you know Jesus.. you will hear the answer he will tell you..That is because some have already planted and watered, they already have a certain foundation in their lives… the rest of the work is just the harvest !.
And the harvest work is not difficult! It’s very light but very big! ..so we are expected to work harder than the people of the early church, many have already known Christ, but they are still in the fields (in the world.
The work required is to take them out of the fields and bring them into the barn of the Lord. but if they are kept in the barn to the Lord they shall be safe.. from the insects and the Animals, and the thieves… will be hidden away and protected from all kinds of corruption. Where is the barn of the Lord?, a person who has obeyed Christ and decided to turn from evil and turn to Him completely and be baptized, in the spirit world he is ready to enter the barn of God, hidden by God… will be seen with the eyes but in the spirit will not be seen, his life is hidden as the bible says in.
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 ”.
So God’s Warehouse begins here on earth! .. Salvation begins here on earth. if perdition begins here on earth, and salvation is so so… You will not see a man who commits an abominable evil and say he is not yet lost that he will perish when he dies no! .. in his wickedness he is already lost, maybe he will just turn around! But where he is he is already lost!… In the same way you cannot say that a righteous person is not yet saved.. and that he will be saved when he gets there… that is the devil’s lie… in his righteousness he is already saved !! salvation begins here on earth… GOD’S STORAGE BEGINS HERE ON EARTH…
Harvest is brought into the barn here on earth… heaven is a continuation of the barn, which has already begun its work on earth. so it is our responsibility to do God’s work… Have they already heard Jesus mentioned in their lives, perhaps from their childhood? they have only remained nominal Christians, only religious Christians but Jesus is not in their hearts… .so the only step left is to explain with all knowledge the importance of Jesus in Life different from what they have heard in the past.
How Jesus can change people’s hearts. but also remember the word of the Lord “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few”.
This means that the work is still very large… and so it is to dedicate ourselves to it and also to ask the Lord to raise up more workers around the world. That aspect of prayer is very important in Life and is ignored by many… but it is a very important aspect of asking the Lord to send workers. And we also each of us standing in his place.
May the Lord help us and hold our hand, and most of all bless us all
Blessed be the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome to the study of God’s Word.
As most of us know that there is no salvation outside of Jesus Christ, nor is there any Life without Jesus Christ. as the Apostle Paul wrote by the power of the Spirit that ‘Death came through one man (Adam)… so life will be by the same means of one man (who is Christ)’.
Therefore He alone is the right and proven way to reach God. All other ways apart from Him are lost, no matter how many followers they have.
When the Lord Jesus was on earth, He spoke in many parables, all with the aim of making man understand God’s plan for His life. bible, becauseif all the things he did were written individually… the Bible says that even the world would not be enough for so many books (John 21:25).
But we see that after his departure he came again to speak to the Apostle John in a vision, when he was on the island of Patmos and gave him an example of how he always comes to his people he told him…
Revelation 3:20 ‘‘ Behold, I stand at the door and knock; If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me”.
The parable the Lord Jesus gave to show His coming to man is like a stranger… This coming is not to take the church… because the coming to come to take the church said it would be like the coming of a thief… those who are his and leave… .yes for when the rapture passes not everyone will know… So there is a time when the Lord Jesus will come as a stranger and there is a time when He will come as a thief.
Now in this example..he says look I’m standing at the door knocking! Knocking means knocking on the door while making a certain sound like hodii..hodii means heloo.. heloo !! That’s what it means to knock! ..so here the Lord says I stand and knock, and then he says if a person hears his voice and opens the door he will enter… this means that one can hear his voice and not open it… or the person may not hear his voice at all perhaps because he is asleep or due to internal discomfort. yes the house being loud (perhaps the noise of music or people).
And when you enter you will see him say… ‘I will eat with him and he with me’… now think about it carefully, he does not say we will eat together no !… But he says I will eat with him… and he with me… meaning that when he was knocking he came with his food, he did not come empty handed… so the person who opened it will find him with his food… and so each will share with the other what he has prepared.
now if you go inside More to meditate on this example you will see that it refers to the evening time… our Kiswahili language is not self-sufficient in many words… but if you read other translations such as the English or Greek you will understand well that it is evening when the Lord went to knock on the door evening supper. So in that parable the Lord comes knocking at the door in the evening… with his food, he has not come to eat or eat people’s food for nothing! but it is for the benefit of us. And he will come in the evening, these are the evening times, the end of the end of the world brother.
and as we know the character of a stranger when he knocks, he does not knock continuously as if he is forcing the door to open… but you will see him knocking a little bit in order and then he calms down a bit, seeing he is not heard he will repeat again a little after a while quite the answer maybe the person who is fast asleep can’t hear he won’t break the door he will leave he will come back later or he will come back another time… then he will leave and never return… because he knows he is not needed in that place, and that is how Christ strikes our hearts today, He will send you preachers where you are, begging you to open your heart and let Him in when you obey him he will come in, and the things that he has brought to you will not believe your eyes to see but if you know very well that this is Christ calling me through the sermon, and that this is His very voice and you are deliberately not opening it to Him… then He will leave and that Grace will go to others.
Brothers and sisters, do not be deceived into believing that you will repent in old age. This group is often the group that has never had the opportunity to know the basics of the Christian Faith, those people who were born into pagan families, or families of non-religious people, and do not know Christ at all… these are either asleep or in the noise of the world so much so that they cannot hear the voice of the Lord Jesus.so the Lord will raise his voice until they hear. They will have the greatest Grace. But for some who have been born into Christianity from infancy, have been thoroughly preached about the cross, and fully understand the voice of Jesus when it calls, and others until they have seen the Lord in a vision, and have been given certain signs never to return again. Many do not like to hear this but this is exactly what the scriptures say.
Matthew 23:37 ‘‘ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks together under her wings, but you would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
He told them “you will never see me again”. This Word is very strong and it hurts… “to be separated from God forever” ..it is not better for us to be separated from men than for God… It is better for all human beings to hate and separate me but not God, it is better for me to be separated from all human beings but not God.
Just think today Christ is telling you these words ‘YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN NOW’ !!!… …
Today when you hear these words on the internet, and you still do not want to give up sin and the world, remember it was not God’s plan for you to hear His gospel through this network ..
His plan was the same day when you first heard the gospel when you were preached by someone with a bible in your hand you would believe, there was no reason for you to come and hear the gospel again here …… but because your heart was hard, that’s why he followed you through this other internet. to have absolutely sure you hear his voice, but you despise it..maybe this is his last voice to you, hear you open it, lest he tell you as he said to the Jews ‘YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME AGAIN ’… .Now these words were spoken by the same Christ who said ‘come to me all of you’ .there he says ‘you will never see me again’ elsewhere he says ‘come out of me’.
When you say to the Lord that I repent of all my sins, and intend not to commit them again, I repent completely and with all your migh the will speak to you and when the time comes to eat he will open to you his treasures which he has brought to you as a member together, he will give you all the physical and spiritual blessings, and he will teach you his words of life. you will have hope for the present and for the future.
But if you do not want to, he will leave you, and one day he will come as a thief, in that day he will come to you only but he will come to the whole world, he will break the door and steal his wives inside, and take them to heaven, while the fire will burn. do not desire the presence of the great tribulation. REACH REPENT TODAY!
It is my prayer that you will act on what you have heard.
May the Lord bless you, and share this thing with others so that they too may be healed like you
What is the Anchor of the Soul?
Let us meditate on the living words of our LORD. Brother, if you do not have the hope that is found only in JESUS, it is difficult to end this journey of your life here on earth safely, no matter how happy you are, that happiness is fake my brother, you cannot overcome this world full of temptations and troubles, and many traps of the enemy, you can’t ..
No matter how much money you have, you will still get to the point where you will be carried away by water only, even if you depend on some human being, eternal life will not be possible for you.
And that is why there are times when the LORD JESUS said that, in order for a house to be safe, it must first be built on a strong foundation, otherwise if it is built without a foundation there is a time when even a strong wind blows, the house will be golf. And that foundation is Jesus CHRIST. Read ..
Matthew 7:24-25 Kjv
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
But there is also a time when you will go through a place where you cannot dig a foundation under you, because below there is a lot of water, there is a sea, there is a lake, etc, For example, sailors, knowing that in order to protect themselves from the dangers of strong winds or storms, have to travel with another unique device, called anchor. The anchor’s job is to go very low, to make sure it goes down to the place where the sea or lake ends, and to meet the rock below, then it lands there, now when it stucks there, even a storm of strong winds passing up there is hard to overturn the vessel.
Anchor’s reputation is that it goes very far, looking for a foundation, thing that nothing else can do.
So it is with the man who received Jesus with all his heart today, ..What GOD is doing from that moment on, is that He is lowering this anchor of the soul, called HOPE, which goes straight to the heart of CHRIST (the real Rock), uniting you and Him, so that no matter how strong the waves come before you, they will not overwhelm you. You will go through all kinds of trials, you will go through hardships, you will go through trials, you will go through all kinds of adversity for the sake of your faith, but being cut off from the line of salvation is something that will not always be possible, people will look at your foundation why don’t we see it, they’ll see it’s just a little rope dropped in the water, but down at the bottom is heavy metal set on a very hard rock (JESUS CHRIST) So that you cannot be shaken, by any wave of the devil.
Hebrews 6:18-20 Kjv
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
But if you have not given your life to CHRIST, or you are just lukewarm, that is, one foot out, the other one inwardly, it is incomprehensible, then this Hope GOD cannot put in you.
Brother Salvation is a very real thing, and it is truly the power of GOD, anyone who is determined to follow JESUS, this anchor must be one hundred percent lower into his spirit. Do not trust in religion, or denomination, or anybody that calls himself an apostle or a prophet, or whatever it is, all of them can’t save you here on earth except CHRIST alone.
And salvation comes by believing, and being baptized, when you believe directly you are ready and going to be baptized also in the proper baptism by immersion in the water and in the name of JESUS CHRIST. And after that you begin to live the life of a person as saved.
Then GOD brings this hope into you, which no enemy wave will be able to remove you.
So if you are out of CHRIST or you were lukewarm and that is why the world overcame you, it is your time now to make the right decision, resolve yourself first from your heart, then kneel to show that you need GOD’S help, and confess your mistakes. , then begin the process of finding the right immersion baptism (if would need that service, kindly contact us), ..and then begin to live a life in line with your repentance.
And from that moment on you will see a great change in your life for the Holy Spirit who has been brought into you. Because salvation is more powerful than anything else on earth.
God bless you.
Is divorce and remarriage allowed by God?
Matthew 19:3-8 Kjv
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
Here we see that divorce is not a pleasing thing before God at all, because the Bible says what God has joined together, let no man put asunder. Thus marriage should not be broken except for the following circumstances mentioned in the Bible;
Matthew 19:9 Kjv
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
If one of the spouses is found in adultery then the bible allows it to leave such person and go to marry someone else, but if it is for any other reason other than adultery, let say quarrels, problems, troubles, misunderstandings, distress, diseases, etc. then the Bible does not permit any form of divorce at all, even if it does happen they fail to settle the matter and divorce took place, both couples are not allowed to re-marry thereafter, the Bible says everyone should stay as they are, unless they come to an agreement again, but anything else, outside of it, is considered adultery (Mark 10: 11-12).
The bible also says;
1 Corinthians 7:10-11 Kjv
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
So if something like this happened to one of them, being caught in adultery it is good to learn to forgive so that the marriage will not break up, God does not want divorce, because even the Lord Jesus Christ himself forgives us many times we commit spiritual adultery. should we not do more? but if you can’t bare it, not guilty to break it, the bible has allowed you to go and marry someone else of your choice but only in the Lord.
Take note; Adultery is also a part of Fornication, to learn more open here >>What is the difference between Fornication and adultery?
If it happens both of you were married before you became believers, but later one you became a believer while they are still in the marriage, and your spouse does not want to agree with your beliefs and decides to leave you, no longer wants to live with you, in such a case the bible allows you to marry someone else but only in the LORD !. But if it happens that such person in his state of unbelief agrees to live with you, should not leave him/her, if you leave them and go to marry someone else you will be COMMITTING ADULTERY! .
1 Corinthians 7:12-16 Kjv
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
Note, this divorce is only for those married couples before believing! The Bible does not give any permission for believers to divorce except it be for fornication, and the Bible as well does not give permit for a believer to marry an unbeliever! That’s wrong.
Therefore, as the scripture says in Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge”.
It is good for a person when you get married to know that it is a matter of honor, and faithfulness, and God does not approve of a couple divorcing for any reason! (Malachi 2:16). Remember once the marriage is solemnized! God always releases grace and additional blessings unlike someone who is not married, and when a marriage breaks down remember there are many disadvantages, including withholding some spiritual blessings,
Therefore lets married couples remain faithful in their marriage vows.
God bless you.
If someone does a great deed for you, it is clear that your soul will not rest until you have made sure that you have returned the favor to him. even when we are saved, when we realize that there is someone who loved us to the fullest, there is someone who died for our sins and if he did not die today we would be in hell.
It is clear that if we have appreciated that unique bounty then we must also show that we are giving back something to Him, we really cannot give back to Him the bounties of our good deeds as He did for us, because so far we have sinned against GOD so many times. but the grace we can give him is to send his Love, to reach out to others, who have not yet reached them, so that they too may be saved like us. And that is what motivates us to preach the gospel to others, and to pray for them.
The apostle Paul said these words;
2 Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead ”
See? Likewise with us, this wonderful love of JESUS giving his life for us free, turn you into a debt to us, ..This is to give us a reason to share the good news with others, not to take it for granted.
2 Corinthians 6: 1 “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of GOD in vain.
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
If you are saved, thank GOD for that grace, but remember there are many people who need to be saved like you, the question is, since we are saved. Have our members brought any benefits to CHRIST? Did it bring one into the grace of salvation or not? if your gift has never done that, instead it’s just used to entertain people, then know that gift is fake, not from GOD.
So together, let us make the love of CHRIST a debt to us. that we may present every man perfect in CHRIST JESUS: Where unto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
What caused the apostles to turn the world upside down in their own time was because they collectively recognized the Love of CHRIST, so it became a debt to them, they served GOD with all they had, and that is why they say the Love of CHRIST will compel us, and so will we debt. And the LORD will appear in our lives.
1 Thessalonians 5:18-19;-“In every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.Quench not the Spirit.”
On the day of Pentecost,the Holy Spirit descended upon the people not just like tongues,but in form of tongues of fire. The Holy Spirit is,therefore, likened to fire in his work.
Tongues of fire mean that what was spoken by the apostles were words with the Spirit filled,which like fire,consumed all the works of the devil.A short while after they received the Holy Spirit,the apostles stood up to testify and preach to the congregation. Their message was so powerful such that it pierced the hearts of many.About three thousand people were converted on that day.
Acts 2:1-“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,they were all with accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind,and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire,and it sat upon each of them.
4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,and began to speak with other tongues,as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews,devout men,out of every nation under heaven.
6. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together,and were confounded,because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7. And they were all amazed and marvelled,saying to one another, Behold,are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue wherein we were born?”
…….. Acts 2:37-41; “And now when they heard this,they were pricked in their heart,and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren,what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them ,Repent ,and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you,and to your children, and to all that are afar off,even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort,saying,save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized:and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”
On hearing Peter’s testimony, the people were pricked in their heart. This was because of the soul-piercing message that they had heard while the apostles preached them under influence of the Holy Spirit.
It was a life- changing message that led to many of them obeying the gospel. Even today, people praying in the Spirit are guaranteed immediate answers to their prayers,unlike those not filled with the Spirit.
This is because the Holy Spirit helps by interceding for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Note that the word tongue represents a language or speech).
A spirit-filled message works just like fire does.Therefore, when a person filled with the Spirit prays,whether or not in tongue,his utterance is like a fire.
Their words pierce through God’s own heart in a manner so persuading and which cannot be uttered. When we pray in the Spirit,our prayers go before God full of power,moving his heart in an unusual way,thus he responds quickly to grant our requests.
Through an inspiring message shall the one who is filled the Spirit convince and win over a soul for Christ. However, this indwelling Spirit deposited within a person can as well be quenched.This means that the power of the Holy Spirit inside a person dies down.
Their message becomes less influential. At this juncture,one will be forced to apply more of his manly strength and wisdom to convince someone into accepting Christ. However, his efforts will eventually prove unproductive.
1Corinthians 2:4 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom,but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,but in the power of God.”
Apart from using his manly strength and wisdom to influence people for Christ, a person lacking the Holy Spirit cannot move God’s heart in any way,for his prayers are less powerful.
What things may lead to the Spirit being quenched inside a person?
a.) Scorning the power of the cross and regarding the Word of Holy Spirit with proud contempt shows opposition to the Spirit. When the Spirit testifies to us against our deeds,and we in stead of despise his warning,its when we quench his work within us.
Hebrews 10:29;-“Of how much sorer punishment ,suppose ye,shall he be thought worthy who hath trodden under foot the Son of God ,and hath counted by the blood of the covenant,wherewith he sanctified,an unholy thing,and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
b.) When through our actions oppose the Holy Spirit by disagreeing with what he says.For instance, when the bible tells us not to be drunk with wine,and we choose to act contrary to the Word,this is against the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 5:18-“And be not drunk with wine,wherein is excess;but be filled with the Spirit.”
Elsewhere in the Scriptures, women are urged to dress themselves with modesty and with good works as those professing godliness;
1 Timothy 2:9-“In like manner also,that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,with shamefacedness and sobriety;not with braided hair,or gold,or pearls,or costly array;
10.) But which becometh women professing godliness with good works.”
Acting contrarily means opposing the Holy Spirit ,and we are in danger of quenching his work in our lives.
Acts 7:51-“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,ye do always resist the Holy Ghost :as your fathers did,so do ye.”
To make something of our life here on earth,we need the Holy Spirit to reign within.He is like fire within us,when he is quenched,we can do nothing. And what is more,our prayers go empty before God.
To rekindle the fire of the Spirit within you ,taking a fresh new start,once again repent and begin to obey him;neither despising nor opposing his Word. Have you given your life to Christ? If not then do it today.Out of a sincere heart, repent and be baptised into the name of Jesus,and the Holy Spirit will descend upon you like fire.Obey his Word,and do not scorn the cross ,because it is for your own good.
God bless you.