Why give up on seeking God?
I want to tell you that even if God Himself tells you “I don’t want you”, you still shouldn’t give up… there is a certain seed of destruction that the devil has planted in the hearts of many Christians, which there is a point where they feel unworthy before God, of feeling that God can no longer be with them, of feeling unworthy to go before God again,… .so they end up desperate to move forward when they see that even the answers to their prayers are delayed, I have met many such people. but I want to tell you not to despair, there are those with whom God had no plan, some were not even Christians, and some had offended God so much that God pronounced death on them, but in their wickedness they did not despair of running to God to have mercy on them
Are you not more than you who are saved?why give up?
Psalm 107: 10 “They sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
12 And he smote them with a great slaughter; they stumbled, and there was none to help.
13 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Remember the Bible is a book written to warn us, and in other words to strengthen us, and to comfort us. For example, look at this woman who, even though the grace of salvation had not yet reached her, had her gods in Tire. , did not care strong response from God, but he persevered until he found what he was looking for, no matter if he continued to go and worship his gods.
Matthew 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 And he answered him to never a word; And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for he is crying out behind us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 And she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. let it be to you as you wish. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Do you see the character of the woman? Another example is King Ahab.
The Bible says that this Ahab was a wicked king, more than any other king who preceded him and was involved in greatly misleading Israel before God (1 Kings 21:25), until the time came when God told him it was enough now. and house yours will be full ..But when the bad news from God came to him, it did not make him despair, and he said now it is now !, God can no longer look at me, instead he went to humble himself.
1Kings 21:27 “And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? therefore, because he humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house ”.
There is another one who came after Ahab, called Manasseh. He was the one who did more evil than Ahab and the one who caused even God not to forgive Israel again reall ..God was greatly displeased with him. It came to the point of being taken captive by chains and shackles, and the Assyrians to Babylon.
But being there knowing that he was the first enemy of God, he humbled himself before God and wept bitterly until he was heard.
2Chronicles 33:12 “When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
13 And he struck him; and he received him, and heard his prayer; and he restored him to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God “.
Now these are just a few examples of people who were wicked and sinful, who had already been judged by God for their sins. But they did not give up, his humility (now why do you give up?) ..but I did not say this so that you too may sin and pray to God and then he will hear you no, that is wrong. I’m writing this for you, you who are saved, and then you feel like God can’t hear you, or He doesn’t care. Ask yourself! just as Jehovah God heard the cries of sinners like Ahab and Manasseh who provoked him to such an extent, how could he not hear you who, you have already given your life ..
He hears you very much. and he sympathizes with you more than you think, and he cares for you, and he hears your prayers… So you have no reason to despair? .. Continue to trust him and pray earnestly for him. Let’s read it again here.
Psalm 107: 4 “They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; They did not see the city to stay.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6: They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation ”.
Psalm 105: 8 “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
I want to tell you that if you are saved, the Lord loves you and is closer to you than even sinners, if you are saved your cry before Him is heard More than the cries of Ahab and Manasseh .. So just keep following God diligently because you are so precious to him, possessors sin not to overcome you, cling to the Lord, wherever He is, He will be with you always.For those who trust in God, their end is as good as Job’s.
James 5:11 “Behold, we call them blessed that waited. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy ”.
God bless you .
EVERY ONE SHALL GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF
BEHOLD, I STAND AT THE DOOR.
BENEFITS OF PRAYER
QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT
Once we are saved we do not end up in sin, such as adultery, wearing naked clothes, stealing, bribing, aborting, etc. ..not only that but we must also live a life of self-control and many other things…
There are many things we can do but we do not know that they can choke our faith and sometimes fail to bear fruit. For example, your earthly friend may ask you to accompany me to my friend’s birthday, but it may not be a sin, but before you do think about it, ask yourself. What are the pros and cons of such activities? ..the benefits may be to eat and laugh, but let’s not deceive ourselves, the spiritual loss will be more than the benefits? If you go from there you will know. or There is a certain drama on TV, and then you say no problem, it’s entertainment, but the truth is, your whole mind will move there, the only thing that will make you happy is when you remember where the drama ended..
And so you become a slave to it. or You associate friendships with everyone on the street to you, even the bad ones, you are just everyone friends Why not choose to live with them as neighbors, to greet and get to know each other, until you get into it be friends, meet every day to discuss other things that are not even important ?. you have about 50 whatsapp chat groups, from kindergarten, to college, magroup to street friends, to sports and comedy of all kinds. What does that all help you with, spiritually?
But you have only one bible study group ..When your mind is choked with many things it chokes the seed of God that is sown or sown in you that it does not grow (similar to the parable Jesus gave of the seed sown among thorns, which were choked by activity and did not bear fruit) Before going for a walk in the country, have you ever wondered what it is like to go there? If we live such a life of self-control the bible tells us .. we will never receive the prize we have set before us.
1 Corinthians 9:24 “What? Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. then they do it in order to receive the perishable crown; but let us receive the incorruptible crown ”. you see the Apostle Paul goes on to say…
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; I fight the same fist, not as one blowing air;
27 but I beat my body and bring it into submission; lest, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected ”.
Not everything interesting we have to try, we have to learn self-control, like athletes, and choose what to take and what to stop .. so that we can spend more time meditating on God, praying, and worshiping ..otherwise the more we see the schedule moving, the less time we will have to engage in the basics of our salvation. That’s when you will be surprised when you try to go to the mountain or your private place to pray once friends call you, ask you where you are, do we want to come? once the time for the drama has come you think you should finish the service quickly and go and check it out (all your thoughts are there), once you open whatsapp to see what’s going on there, and in your one Word group you joined, there are about 200 messages coming from different different groups. In contrast, it is interesting to read those messages.
Ask yourself, ‘Where do you find the time to meditate on God’s Word?’ So your time will always be on the line. Choose just a few close friends, the rest if they have to remain close friends who can’t connect with you for a long time ..also Stop watching Korean movies and dramas on TV, let them pass, this world is passing brother (and those movies and dramas almost all have demonic content, watching them is just increasing the number of demons in your life.)… Left all the trivial groups, including those of studying God’s Word, and family…
What did a group of elementary school people who studied 10 or 20 years ago help you now? .. maybe it would mean something to you if you didn’t have it. another responsibility to seek the face of God, but for a reason you have been given another responsibility by the higher authority… that primary school group leave, because it takes up your time and yet you would have spent that time reading the bible… get rid of the habits with some of the people you live with on the street, remain a good neighbor to you then, but to interact with life delete that relationship, you don’t have to join their villages..don’t be afraid that if you get in trouble they won’t help human beings, Hebrews 13: 6), when we obey God and He is on our side and not on the Adversary’s side.and after doing that… you will have saved a lot of time now. combustion in a manner.unusual.He will reveal Himself to you. As a result You will be spiritually fast and fast, until you bear fruit for God in a very short time. the devil.
God bless you.
The weakness the devil loves in a person is to over-think… The habit of thinking too much leads to loss of confidence, and even Faith on what you were going to do or say. And in the Faith, there are a few small things that are worth considering otherwise you will find yourself lacking courage and stability everywhere and failing to serve God. The Holy Spirit works in silence.
The Lord Jesus spoke these words to the disciples…
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. therefore be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will beat you; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. for what you are to speak will be given you in that hour ”.
Then the Lord spoke in a place of suspension in front of the accusers… that we should not be afraid and start thinking about how to defend ourselves or how to respond… instead be SILENCE !! May the Holy Spirit do His work… for at the same time He will give us a mouth of wisdom that will unravel all their snares… the same is true when preaching.
When you are sent by the Holy Spirit to stand up and preach… it is not the time to start thinking about what you are going to say, how I will preach all that time, how I will plan the words, how I will pray, how I will begin to explain this verse and that. once you start allowing those thoughts then the sun is very easy to prevent the Spirit from flowing properly in you…
What you should do after preparing the lesson, that there is a revelation the Holy Spirit has given you, through your own spirit or through His servant… and so you feel led to share it with others… directly prepare a few verses that support your lesson..after that time keep praying for other things… and wait for the time to come… and when you arrive start talking… as you speak the Holy Spirit will join you and you will find yourself flowing in a way that even you yourself will be amazed. but if you start to get scared..and think… the pastor knows better than me, what if I preach in front of him, someone knows the bible better than me… what if I make a mistake, if I run out of words in the middle… will I be able to finish the whole hour preaching? .. and this voice of mine stuttering how will it be? .. which line should I start with and which line should end?
Don’t think of all that… and don’t let those questions go around your head… The Holy Spirit will give you a mouth of wisdom at the same time you are preaching. and just after preaching you’ll find yourself back to your normal routine…
And wondering how you got through the hour so fast, how you managed to organize the words and not your routine, you’ll be amazed at the Word changing people, and others opening and healing… if you see that the sun is the Holy Spirit at work… you it was used only as a tool.
Now that power of the Holy Spirit fills and diminishes in a person… but does not leave the person when a person is in a state of normal activity or asleep it becomes diminished… but only if something happens! it often descends into a person for example when a person stands up to preach, it descends into it… that is when a person finds himself gaining extra confidence, the things he could not say or do he finds a certain instinct to enter him… or a man of God standing before him sued in court or elsewhere and does not know what to say… suddenly he wonders if he has found the wisdom to answer etc.
That is why the Lord said “do not think” means that there is a time when you will find yourself unable or unwilling to do something, it is a time to feel weak… then it is not a time to be depressed, because there is a Holy Spirit who will come down to strengthen you ..as the Apostle Paul said by the power of the Spirit somewhere…
2 Corinthians 12: 9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. for MY POWER IS FULFILLED IN WEAKNESS. So I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ”
If you are a bible reader you will know about Samson… This man was not always strong.. and neither does the bible say that he was the greatest man of all, or if Goliath… was just a normal man… probably even had the muscles of only average, like that of other men is what it means it was difficult for people to know the nature of his power? .. because he looked just like the others .now what was happening to Samson was that when something happened then the powers came to him… Not always he had sometimes he was like ordinary people with moderate powers…
But when something happens either the enemies around him then the power of the Holy Spirit they descend upon him and give him incredible power to destroy them… and after that the forces diminish and return to being a normal person… Until another time of the event .. (read Samson’s story carefully and you will discover it), not only him… even some kings and Judges in the bible… For example King Saul, when there was a war in Israel and the people lacked the courage to go to war… then the Spirit of God came upon him with power and gave him incredible courage to go to war… which surprised many .
So from today don’t think about the time to go do God’s work if you had that attitude.. and not just God’s work but even any work..as long as you have given Christ your life and dedicated your ways to Him ..because wherever you go he will be with you, give you a mouth, give you wisdom, give you understanding, give you understanding, give you power, fight for you, guide you… and you will see God’s hand… and you will know that God exists and without Him you cannot do anything… So move forward and do not look left or right.
Exodus 14:14 “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward ”
The Lord bless us
We learn a story, about Peter, while he and his companions were at sea, when the Lord appeared to them. The first question Peter was asked by the Lord three times was. do you love me ?, and he answered yes I love you, ..and immediately the Lord began to tell him how his death would come on the day when he was old, that he would be bound and taken by strangers and sent to be killed. but when Peter heard it, he did not stop there, but turned his eyes away from the disciple whom the Lord Jesus had loved [John], and asked the Lord about him. And how will he die for you? .. But the words of the Lord Jesus were these ..
John 21:18 “And he said, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where thou wouldest; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and take thee.
19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had thus spoken, he saith unto him, Follow me.
20 Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; (He that sat on his breast at supper, saying, Lord, who is he that betrayeth thee?)
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?
22 JESUS saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? You follow me.
23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
You will see when Peter asked him he was told .., If this I want him to stay until I come. You must follow me…”
The word “what is that to thee” In fluently, looking at another translation, it is written as “Is that your business?”… so Peter was trying to compare his way with others, But Christ interrupted him and said,
“Even if I want John to live until I come, what is that to you?” , or does it add to what I have planned for you? You follow your set path. today, we try to compare ourselves with others, the case of a certain minister preaching like this, and I preach that way, the case that He opened the church, and I opened at the same time, the case that He preaches in that style and I preach the same way we think God wants, or the One. he sings this way and let me sing like him.we fail to stay in the passages that God has ordained for us, If He preaches by organizing great seminars and many choirs, I only preach on the street.
What does His ministry have to do with me? Or how does it affect my ministry? Why should I imitate everything he does? ..and if God were to inflict death on him in the same manner at the end of the day he should be stoned, would I be willing to die like him? he is destined to live a few years, so his work God has ordained for him to go fast, but you are destined to live many years preaching the gospel for many years, but when you imitate your partner and forsake yours, that is how you go out of God’s purpose. When Peter saw him, he was about to die.
He said, “If I go away like this, what will happen to the one who is loved by Jesus until he falls into his bosom?” He thought that everyone is mortal, that is, to fulfill all of God’s will. Each of us has been given by the Lord something unique, and His way of following it (we can never be the same) ..
Christ says follow me, he means so follow ME! ..we will not be judged because we do not live the life of a certain person, nor do we serve as the ministry of an apostle, but we will be judged where we did not follow Jesus when He called each one of us through Him. standing like you, whether in a minority, or in a multitude, as long as you are in the Lord’s line, that is far more valuable than using someone else’s thing as a measure of your performance.
The Lord bless you so much and bless us all
Matthew 17:21 [But this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.]
There are things that can never happen without fasting. Children, there is still another extra work… will have to, abstain from eating, abstain from roaming the streets… refrain from playing with friends..so he does not lose the heat, otherwise if he is careless the eggs will be gloomy..and all the birds in the sky are the same, there is a time when they will have to leave the sky a little, lock themselves inside laying their eggs. and not only the fast of fasting is needed to create something new… but also the fast of Life…
For example in order for a student to do well in his exams… he has to close certain doors… he will go to boarding school (there is already a prison) .. he will stay there even 6 months without even leaving outside the school fence, away from his parents and siblings, and his street friends it’s just like a chicken in a cage, not only that, it will force him to stop using the phone, TV, stop watching these or other dramas, movies, he should stop wandering completely, he will have to live every day of his academic life to serve education..he will wake up early in the morning, he will be late for bed… Now he does that so he doesn’t lose the heat, Because he knows if he holds two or more things at the same time… he will not succeed… the same title filling the drama, movies and music and at the same time lessons… WILL NOT succeed!…
So it is better to leave one and follow the other… And most of all he is happy to tolerate bad school foods until he graduates just to get what he is looking for… Likewise… and in Faith… we have to shut down some things in order to GET THE BEST!…
You will say that all these years I have failed to overcome immorality… it is because you have not decided to give it up in your life… you have not closed some doors yet!… Why can some survivors why you fail you have not closed those doors of immorality… there are still parasites that motivate you to continue to be what you are… and so it is none other than the company you have, or the pictures you look at, or the conversations you always have with adulterous content, or the networks you visit, or the person you live with… Like if you really fast and you mean to seek the face of God… those things will never drive you !!…
Why don’t you understand God’s Word when you read it and you are saved?… It’s just the attitude you have, you will see he just opens the book and reads the topic in the middle of the book, then he complains he doesn’t understand… now how will he understand? .. and when the first topics were taught in class he was playing out there while his classmates were reading?… In the same way, how will you understand the book of Jeremiah when the bible classes taught in the churches do not attend? .
You have never even read the book of Genesis alone and finished it… A quiet morning or evening when you would have to sit down with your own diligence to read the Bible… is that when you open whatsapp and facebook?, read the World News ??… and then complain you don’t understand the word ?…
I tell you the truth the bible is the easiest book to understand if only we, we will decide to obey God and focus on reading his Word diligently… because the Holy Spirit is there to help us understand it, so the task becomes much easier… but if you don’t take the time to read your own Word, at least starting from the book of Genesis, you will stop, read it step by step..without relying on someone to teach you… you will find your understanding becoming very fast… and PRODUCING SOMETHING NEW IN LIFE. but if you cultivate the habit of not reading the Word diligently, you will not produce anything…
So close today the things that you have left the door open in your Life, that keep you from wearing anything new… Korean, Nigerian, Filipino, Indian and Indian movies and movies!… Are things that take away the heat of your spiritual life. The spirit of the eggs you were craving is getting colder and darker… Because we are created we cannot hold two things at the same time. Have you ever heard people say “Let me watch some drama and lose my mind or let me watch a movie or a ball and lose my mind or reduce stress?”….
Have you ever wondered why they associate it with the word “relieve stress or reduce stress”?….it’s because it’s true when they go to look at those things they cause the thing that had entered their hearts to disappear, so if they continue to enjoy it for a while then finally the thing that was hurting their head is swallowed up by the entertainment… .just as if a person had come out to read the Word well and understand it… that is the seed being sown in it….but now when he goes out and goes to watch comics, or balls, or movies, or dramas all the time or attends a non-trivial party, little by little what is planted in him begins to sink… .even if he doesn’t like it! it will just disappear! .. and after a while he will find himself completely forgotten….
So we have a serious responsibility to protect what God has put in us so that we can find what we are looking for. Remember the Bible and this Word.
“This kind does not come except by prayer and fasting.” These are the last days. let’s move on to a better and more successful end. Because the Bible says .. “I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. (Revelation 3:11) ”…
The Lord bless us
What does the word INRI on the cross of the Lord Jesus mean?
QUESTION: When is the true Sabbath? Is it Sunday or Saturday ?, What day should we worship?
ANSWER: The Word of God says that God is a Spirit and that those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. Christians are not justified before God in the days, months or years of worship, either worship Sunday, Monday, Saturday or Wednesday is just a human procedure! it does not add anything to one’s relationship with God. The Bible says.
Galatians 4: 9 “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? You observe days, and months, and times, and years. ”
And It also says again in
Colossians 2:16 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: those things are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ’s. ”
So the meaning of the word Sabbath is “rest”, and rest for Christians is in the spirit, and our Savior Jesus told us that He is the Lord of the Sabbath (read Matthew 12:8), so when we find JESUS we have found the SABBATH or “our spiritual rest” and yes. for he says ..
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labor 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 you will find rest for your souls; 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. ”
So those who worship on Saturday, or Sunday or Wednesday do not make mistakes, it is just their system, before God they are all the same, for example we read in the bible the early Christians appointed the first day of the week (ie SUNDAY) for gathering and donating and breaking. bread, if you read Acts 20: 7 and 1 Corinthians 16: 1-2 you will see that, so to set a certain day and say that is what God is pleased to worship more than any other day, is to misunderstand the scriptures. because true worship is in the spirit and God is worshiped in spirit and in truth, and not on a specific day or special months or special years but every hour and every time anywhere.
Be very blessed.
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.
Are all sins equal? and have the same punishment?
WHO IS THIS MELCHIZEDEK (Melchisedec)?
Who are these people whose place was not found
QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT
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 !
WHO HATH BEWITCHED YOU?
Who are these people whose place was not found
WHO IS ANTI-CHRIST
IS THERE ANY IMPORTANCE OF PAYING THE TITHES?
THE ANCIENT DRAGON/SERPENT