The most tragic mistake you could ever make in this life is to reduce the time you spend in prayer. You would rather spend short periods within doing the things that seem more important than cutting short the time you’ve always spent praying. Do not give up praying. If you pray less, you become an easy prey for Satan. He will invade your life and cause a great damage
The Lord Jesus told his disciples the secret of resisting and overcoming temptation. He said, “Watch and pray, that ye not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak,“(Matthew 26:41). The Lord knew that our enemy the devil was and is always hunting us even in small things. This is why he said, “And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”Satan has a problem with our hairs and every part of the body. Even the corpse of a human is valuable to him! He seeks to bring harm over us, but our hairs are kept safe so that of won’t be used by the devil.
The Devil would seek that you be killed in accident or be injured by cutting a part of your body. At other times he will either send you a flue/cold so that you uncomfortable or he will cause you to contract a deadly disease like HIV. We therefore need to be alert and pray so that God delivers us from such temptations.
A prayerful person gives the devil a hard time to gain a foothold in an area of their life. But in case one isn’t committed to pray, flood waters of illnesses, abuse, conflicts among others will assail them. For instance, if you are an employee, you may find yourself in conflict with those at your place of work. Whatever plans you had made so that the business runs smoothly fail. You would leave for job while in good health but you return home when you are seriously sick. And the worst of all is when you are tempted to betray or disown your faith. This is a challenge and we must continue steadfastly in prayer because the devil seems to attack at our most vulnerable moments.
A short while before Jesus’ arrest, he told his disciples to keep watch with him and pray so that they could not fall into temptation. But they didn’t pay attention to his words. About three hours later, before cockcrow, they woke up and saw a crowd of soldiers armed with swords and clubs. Some of them ran away and a young man who was following Jesus fled naked, leaving him alone. When the moment of temptation had come, Peter, who was following Jesus, could not resist the devil. Why? Because he had not prayed for strength and deliverance from temptations. He ended up disowning Jesus three times and denied that he knew him.
Unless we become prayerful Christians, the same fate could befall us too. One morning you may wake up to find a message from people demanding that you bribe them if your right should be granted. But for a prayerful person, God will deliver them from such temptation so that you’re granted justice without engaging into bribery
When you see you can no longer pray for a long time, beware that you’re backsliding. Another sign that you’ve backslide is when you can’t spend long periods in reading the Word. Prayer is likened to that event in which the Israelite were fighting against their enemies. During the war, Moses’ lifted his hands and the Israelite struck down their enemies. As soon as he put his hands down, the enemies won. In the same way, when we lift our hearts and hands to God in prayer, he releases his power to strengthen and give us victory over the enemy. And we can fend off the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Don’t cease to pray. Biblically, we are commanded to spend at least one hour in prayer. if you can spend 3-4
hours the better. Remember, praying is not just saying the Lord’s Prayer or the short prayers we make before taking our meals. As an individual, commit to pray and be in touch with God at all times.
Since the devil has a problem with our bodies and is always working day and night to bring us down, let’s be watchful in prayer. Make good use of chance moments. If you had backslide, make things right and let prayer be a priority in your life.
Have you given your life to Christ? If not, accept his forgiveness by confessing your sins to him today.We live in the end times…And he will return soon.
God bless you
When God wants to give us a message, he speaks to us through parables or even signs. The parables are meant to help us understand God’s feelings about us or a particular thing. When David sinned against God by taking Uriah’s wife to be his, the Lord did not inflict punishment upon him immediately. He first sent a word to David through Prophet Nathan. And through him God spoke to David through parable. This parable was to help him understand how God was feeling about him for the evil he’d done.
2 Samuel 12:1 “ And the Lord sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor.
2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:
3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
4 And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die:
6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.
7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul;
8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.
11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.”
In both the OT and the NT, there are many places in the Bible where God speaks in parables when he wants to pass a message unto his people. God also uses parables to express his feelings toward us. The moment we repent and turn to God, he is filled with pity and compassion. Many people tend to think that God never forgives sin and that he always remember them. Of course we not fully comprehend God’s grace unto men,but we can be confident that he will forgive us if we confess to him. Take time to ponder the parable of the prodigal son told by Jesus in Luke 15:11-32,and you will learn the scope of his mercies and the compassion he has unto us,when we give up our evil ways.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry”.
Apart from parables, God also speaks to his people through signs.(Read Ezekiel chapter 4&5,and also Isaiah 20:3).Looking at the sign of Jonah, we gain a deeper understanding of God’s feelings about us when we turn from our evil ways.
Now if you a good reader of the Bible there’s no doubt that you know full well the story of Jonah:how he ran from the Lord and ended up in the belly of a big fish, where he stayed for three days, and later obeyed the word of the Lord to go to Nineveh. When he had proclaimed God’s message to the people, the Bible says that they believed and turned from their evil ways. Therefore, God had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened. But Jonah became angry at the Lord’s compassion because he wanted the city destroyed. He was troubled of how he’d suffered inside the big fish and waited to see the Lord God destroy Nineveh. Yet God wasn’t feeling the same,and he relented from sending calamity upon them. The Lord spoke to Jonah a second time through another sign.
As Jonah sat a distance away from the city to see God destroy it,the Lord provided a vine and made it grow over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort. Jonah was so happy about the vine;he went to sit under its shade, so he could eat of its fruit ,and be relieved of his troubles.
The more he sat under the shady vine, his anger subsided and he did not remember Nineveh with its destruction.
At dawn the next morning, Jonah saw that the vine had been chewed by a worm and so it withered. Again, he was angry and became furious about the vine. From the incident, God taught him a lesson. Just like Jonah showed concern for the vine which had provided him shade and helped him ease his discomfort, so did God have compassion on the many Ninevites. At first, these people had done evil in God’s eyes and became angry with them. But the moment they heard God’s message and turned from their evil ways, they were like the shady bid which had sprung forth on God’s head. He eventually forgot their evils and did not bring destruction unto them.
If we want our branches to grow and bear fruit, we must not tolerate the little evils that eat away at the roots of our lives. Let’s daily confess those tiny evils to God and keep from sin.in so doing, God is pleased with us and won’t bring our sins against us. But if persist in sin, we invite disaster into our lives.
Our God is compassionate t abounding in love his people. As we daily confess our sins to him and set our hearts to doing what pleases him, good shall come to us. Remember, our actions affect God’s emotions/feelings in a much greater way. Therefore, when our lives honour God, and bring him pleasure, we are sure yo escape his wrath.
God bless you.
There’s an incident in the Bible about a boy who was possessed by an evil spirit. The father’s boy had brought him to Jesus’ disciples so they could drive out the evil spirit out of him but they couldn’t. Later, when they saw Jesus coming, the boy’s father ran to meet him. Telling Jesus what had happened, the father asked him to take pity on them and help them.
Jesus told them to bring the boy to him. Immediately he was brought to Jesus, things were completely different and far beyond people’s expectations. Let’s together go through the passage, there’s a new thing we will learn at the end.
Mark 9:17 ”And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose”.
In verse 26, we are told that the spirit cried, and convulsed the boy violently. The word “violently” means that the spirit terribly shook and twisted the boy. The suffering the child was undergoing and the noise aroused different feelings among the crowd. On hearing the noise, the people came running to the scene. Looking at was taking place, the child’s father must have suffered great distress. His son’s condition had turned from bad to worse.
Even more worse was when the boy suddenly fell silent, neither shaking nor foaming at the mouth. He was quiet and looked much like a corpse that many said he was DEAD. There must have been among the crowd those who begun to spread the news while others broke into tears.
Meanwhile, Jesus was right there watching God’s healing power work in the boy’s life. Unmoved, Jesus quietly watched to see God come into the situation and accomplishing his work in this young soul. Surely, God was working in the background, behind the scenes. The people were taken by surprised on seeing Jesus take the boy by the hand and lifting him up, so that he arose.
When he got up, the boy looked like one who had awaken up from sleep, strong, calm and conscious; gazing at that sweet smile on Jesus’ face which met his eyes. And from that time henceforth, the boy was well.
The Lord Jesus had to let the boy suffer so much and struggle to life before he could make him well. On many occasions as such, Jesus had cast out evil spirits and healed the sick by simply touching them. Yet, this time he decided to use the kind of healing which many people were not used to. He did this to show that in the same way, many souls receive healing from God without themselves knowing it.
At times one may ask God to bring healing unto their souls, situations, problems, illnesses and so on. Instead of getting better, things get even worse and out of control. Do not be worried nor be upset. There’s good news for you. God has heard you and healed you already.
It might take long for you to recover from that illness, but Christ has heard your prayer and made you well. Your condition may get worse and you feel that nothing is really is happening, do not be afraid. People may say things to discourage you, don’t be alarmed. Let not their words get to you. Remember the boy, who had lost hope of seeing life again and had come to a point where he was thought dead, but he was held and lifted up by Christ, the RESURRECTION and the LIFE!
Likewise, if you have accepted Christ and given your life to him, you can rest assured that whatever is troubling you will not last forever. All you have to do is to believe that Christ has heard your cry and that you’ve been healed.
When you ask God to take you to another level, then you must be ready for what it costs. Do not be scared when your ceases to make sense to the ungodly and people begin to feel that something is wrong with you. You must be ready for a loss if you to gain. Be prepared for a loss if you want to go a step ahead.
God bless you
Psalms 9:10 “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee:for thou,Lord,hast not forsaken them that seek thee,”
Let us continue to remind ourselves that God loves those whose hearts and souls are fully devoted to seeking him. He takes great delight in them that desire to know him. He who seeks the Lord will never walk through life alone,because he has promised to be with him always.
As for men,they may at some point leave or abandon their fellow men when they fail to help us or when hurt.But this is not so with God. He loves from the word go,and is not manipulated by human ideas. God does not look at one’s past wrongdoings,level of spiritual maturity or weaknesses. When one chooses to turn to God and make a fresh new start,He there and then shows his desire to move along with you.
Meanwhile, the Devil will say to you that God cannot listen or reveal himself to you. He will also remind you of the past and present sin you have committed,and that God cannot forgive you.Don’t listen to his voice.Whenever such thoughts enter your mind,ignore them.The devil is out to discourage and to shatter your desire of seeking God.Yet God’s Word and love is perfect and unchanging. He will never forsake them that seek him.
John 6:37″ All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”.
God cannot turn away or forsake all who go to him.Those who choose to follow Jesus can be confident that he will gladly receive them.God’s love for us is unconditional, and the door is open for all to enter regardless of one’s religion or denomination. When you seek the Lord,he will be found by you and reveal himself to you as well.He can never change his mind.God keeps his word.
The Enemy,Satan,has caused many to believe that God is not concerned with people like themselves and that they cannot be heard by God.They are like trash in God’s sight.When you hear this,confront it.Say to the devil,”If at all I’m no valuable then God wouldn’t have made me.Yet because he was pleased to create me in his own image and likeness,I am valuable and so precious in his sight!”
Having stood your ground and devoted yourself to seeking God,he will show himself to you.God is bound by his Word.He is not a man that he should lie or change his mind When he gives his word,he keeps it.The Lord has promised that he will in no wise forsake all those who seek him.You can trust him to fulfil his promised.He has no record of failure
The very first confirmatory sign that one is seeking the Lord is when they repent and forsake their sinful life. Secondly,one willingly seeks the right form of baptism and is baptized into the name of Jesus in accordance with the Scripture (Acts 2:38).And the third indication of whether one seeks God is when they study the Word,living it out and daily exercise communion with God through prayer.
As you put this into practice ,we wish you all the best in your daily encounter with God,all your life on earth.For he has promised that he will neither leave nor forsake those who seek him.
Blessed be the glorious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As it is ,we live in the last days and the world in itself is coming to its end.Therefore, it is our duty to continue keenly digging deeper into the Word and learn everything concerning our redemption.
Mark 9:30 “And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it.
31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day”.
Many times Jesus had been to Galilee teaching, preaching, healing and performing miracles in their presence of large crowds which had always gathered to listen to him. However, at the time while he was passing through the town,he did not want anyone to know about it. Why?The Bible in verses 30-31 says that Jesus did not want people to know where they were because he was teaching his disciples,
From the today’s Scripture, we happen to learn another character about Jesus. Even in our times,there are those whom Jesus will teach openly for all to hear;whereas others he will teach in secret places where no one else can hear.In teaching the crowds,Jesus did so openly. But those whom he had called and later became his disciples,Jesus taught completely different things in secret which he withheld from the crowds
While they were all alone in the barren heights,Jesus told his disciples what would take place after a short while. He told them everything concerning his arrest,crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.Also,Jesus revealed to his disciples God’s plan of bringing redemption to mankind. All the these things he told them beforehand, but the crowds he dared not to tell them.It was the disciples’ daily bread while on the Mount of Olives with the Lord Jesus (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21:5).
Elsewhere in the Bible we see him telling his disciples that whatever he had told them in secret,they were to say it in the open.And the same teachings we read and benefit from are the very things Jesus taught them.
We are not to be like the crowds who followed Jesus for bread,signs and miracles.Instead of wandering here and there marveling at the miracle-filled happenings in our lives,as did the crowds,we need to redeem the little time we still have working to become true disciples of Jesus.We will not know the unknowable (secret about the kingdom of heaven) if we don’t seek to become his disciples. All he requires is that we passionately commit ourselves to him.
Christ is unchanging; he is the same yesterday, today and forever.Let’s think that he cannot hide from us too.We should not leave it to chance and let him pass secretly through our villages,churches and gatherings without us knowing it.Therefore, let us not allow anything to keep us from recognizing his presence among us.For If we live as fools and lazy around, there are those seated in the secret rooms with Jesus Christ revealing to them things about our salvation.
As we commit ourselves to Jesus Christ by daily carrying our cross and shift our passion from worldly desires,we will become his disciples indeed.And he will reveal himself to us and teach us.Look on at how quickly the days flee,we are sure that the end is near.And all the signs have taken place,with prophecies about the end of times fulfilled. The grace we have through Christ is no cheap grace.He is not what we think him to be.Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God,as the bible says in 1 Cor. 1:24.Therefore if we become his disciples truly,we won’t remain the same. Starting today,let’s forsake whatever holds us back and commit ourselves to Christ and we will know the unknowable secret.
God bless you!
JACHIN AND BOAZ.
Shalom, may the name of our Lord be blessed forever.
The Word of God tells us ..
Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. It is new every morning. ”.
And you who read this message may the mercy of the Lord never cease upon you.
Today we will briefly learn, a few things to consider when we go to the house of the Lord either to talk to Him, or to worship Him, it may be in a church, or in a seminar, or wherever you can worship God.
As we read in the Old Testament we see that the time came for Solomon to build a House (Temple) for God that would be the center of all Israel, and all the nations of the world to worship God, and atone for their sins at that time.
It was built for 7 years, and in that construction, there were too many criteria to consider, as well as dimensions. And everything that was made there was revealing a great spiritual thing to the church of the present day, the golden Cherubs set there were revealing something spiritual, the 7 candlesticks, as well as the golden and bronze altars, all of them had a meaning, even the ark of the covenant and the ornaments that were in there.
Now, near the very end of the construction, Solomon was led to build two more parts, and that was the two main pillars that stood at the entrance of the Temple. The pillars were long and wide.
The first pillar was on the right side of the temple, and the second pillar was on the left side.
The one on the right was called JACHIN. And the one on the left was called BOAZI.
2Chronicles 3:17 “And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz ”
Now the meaning of those words is this:
JACHIN: IT IS THOUGHT HE WILL PROVE IT.
By Boaz: IT IS THOUGHT TO BE STRONG.
There was no way for the priest to enter the temple, to go to the Most Holy Place, to perform the rituals and not to go between the two pillars. They were like pillars of the temple.
Revealing that whoever enters the crossing of those pillars must be in his head, that God will prove (Jachin), And in there is also the power of God (Boaz).
So when a priest enters in, for any activity either for the atonement or for the intercession of the saints, he is convinced that God must answer their prayers, that is, confirm his covenant with Abraham, and also he knows that God’s power is in that temple, so he must be careful what he does otherwise he will be seeking death for himself or even trouble for all the children of Israel.
The pillars stood still as long as the temple was in existence.
But what message are we given to the new covenant?
The Bible likens the church of Christ to the temple of God, when we go out to His house or to His presence, we are all going to be like the priests of God, so the Lord wants each of us to know that the two pillars (ie Jachin and Boaz) stand in front of the temple, his holy.
He wants us to know that when we go to His house we know that God is there, to confirm His covenant with the saints through Jesus Christ. And that when you go to pray, or worship Him or ask for anything, He is there to hear and answer your prayers, according to the words of Christ (in John 14:13) That’s right, so get to know that in your head that God keep his covenants.
He also wants you to know that there is a power in him. So be careful not to go to house carnally. Some people decide to go to church with their clothes half naked, they go to church with their tights, and womens with their trousers, thinking that they are going to meet the gods who can’t do anything. They do not know that when a building is called a church, or a house of God, there is already a pillar called Boaz standing outside in spirit!, that is, inside is the great power of God, which kills and revives.
So when a man/woman enters without respect, he is looking for a curse for himself/herself. That you should know this daughter of God, that you should know this young man,. When you go to church, and you know yesterday you came out of adultery, and at the same time you go to partake of the Lord’s Supper, then You are looking for your own curse .. (Read here to see the curse that befell the people of such type, (Corinthians 11: 27-34)
The house of God is not to be mocked at all.
Mark 11:17 “And he taught, saying unto them, What do ye? Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations? But ye have made it a den of thieves”.
So brethren, if you are a Christian, consider these two things, keep them in your head always in His House God confirms, and in His house there is power. (Jachin and Boaz)
The Lord bless you.
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. ”