If you study the Bible deeply you will discover that the Lord Jesus did not have only 12 disciples! But he had many other disciples. He had More than 70 who were following him, the Bible says so (Luke 10: 1-2)… But later on he came to appoint only 12 of them to go with him wherever he went.
Now if you keep a close eye on it, you will notice that the Lord Jesus first chose many of His disciples in first stage, including those 12 apostles, so suppose there was a panel of about 80 chosen by the Lord, to do the work of the ministry … he went from place to place calling each of them out of the world, he went one place and met the fisherman Peter he called him, the other way he met the housekeeper and called him, the other way he met Matthew the tax collector and called him … others probably weren’t busy just finding them around the street and called them, until a one group of about 80 is finished … And all those who were called were equal in the sight of the Lord Jesus, no one was greater than the other, and they all told to forsake all and follow him. See? A large group of desciples was called….
Now The second step followed a short time later, perhaps months later, when the Lord again separated the 12 disciples from among that large group of his disciples … take note those 12, they were not chosen directly from the world, no! but from the group of other disciples he was with … That was the second selection, the same day that the Lord Jesus went out to watch in prayer, that was the day God revealed to him the 12 apostles among that group …
Luke 6:12-17 (KJV)
12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
The 12 apostles were chosen from among the multitude of disciples … now these 12 were not chosen because of any effort they had, or because of their holiness, or because they were more liberal than others, or because in the sight of God they themselves seemed to be something … No, they were chosen by grace only… The word ‘grace’ is almost identical to the word ‘lucky’… but not lucky in such … Grace is more than lucky, lucky sometimes falls on the person who deserves it, but Grace is always for someone who does not deserve, these 12 nominees in the second round received the GRACE and not the LUCKY. They were not worthy to be chosen but they were chosen …
Same to others who were not chosen, was not because they were evil or because they were so holy, no! it’s just God’s choice! That it! So it was His pleasure to choose those and the others to leave them, we cannot explain it how and we cannot ask God why. It is for his pleasure of choice (Read Romans 9: 13-25).
Now at this second stage, is when this word is fulfilling “Many are called, but few are choosen”.
But still the selection went on, because even among the 12 nominees, it’s still possible to lose … Not just because! You have been called the Chosen One and this is the ticket to say I am saved…
The Bible tells us that even “the elect can be deceived”.
Matthew 24:23-27 (KJV)
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Judas was one of the 12, but he was deceived and lost! … and then the Bible warns us that in the last days false Christians will appear, they will give signs and wonders so that to deceive even the elect.
The time that we are living in now, the elect mentioned there are all those whom the Lord has called out of the world, and has chosen them among the called. and give them the grace to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven as you read here … Remember, not all the things the Lord Jesus was saying to the crowds, many of his secrets he was only revealing to the 12 apostles he chose … the rest he was teaching them by parables …
Matthew 13:10-11 (KJV)
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
When you receive the grace to hear the gospel anywhere, you also get to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven that others do not see or find, and there is something inside you that bears witness what you are hearing is true… know that you are the chosen one, but in these last days many will be deceived just like Judas who ended up betraying the Lord Jesus … Judas was completely convinced in his heart to believe the Lord Jesus in the early stages of his call, he had a revelation that Jesus is the Messiah foretold, and he also went farther to enter the cost of leaving everything for the sake of Jesus, because there is nobody who would follow Jesus without giving up everything and deny himself, Judas did all of that, he answered the call accordingly … but it came about when he began to fall in love with the things of the world, he began to steal little by little, he began to love the world a little bit, But Lord did not drive him out, but left him walk with him to the end, and his anointing did not ceased, and he continued to cast out demons and pray for the people as usual and receive healing, but in the end it was so bad, he hung up himself(Acts 1: 16-20).
And even today, you as a christian has heared the gospel and decided to follow Jesus from the heart, that is when the Lord called you to the truth and chose you to be closer to Him Above all, you gave up everything and followed Him … but the time has come when you have ignored the Word, rotten in, robbed the Lord, been a son of the world, while you are walking with Jesus, remember that the Lord will not drive you away, will not spare you, will continue to walk with you as he walked with Judah, will show no signs of contempt or disgrace, will not take away your miracles, but will end up like Judah! fulfilling the Scripture, Judas was chosen but the Lord said to him, it was better for such person would have not born, than to endup that way! … imagine one appointed by God himself was told those words ?.
Brethern, we are living in the last days, the bible says.
2 Peter 1:10 (KJV)
10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
Strengthen your calling as the choosen. It’s time to turn to the Lord without one foot out neither one foot inside, before the time of rupture has passed.
Moses was commissioned by God to make a brazen serpent, and hang it up, so that everyone who was bitten by those deadly snakes, once they looked upon it, they may get healed.
Numbers 21:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
But God never commanded the children of Israel that whenever they encountered harm or trouble then they would set up a brazen serpent and look at it for the healing, he never did that, but the children of Israel watched and discovered a secret from it. They said, surely there must be a Divine healing in it, if not why did God let Moses to build that snake using bronze?. let us deifying it and worship it and through it we will get the solution of all our diseases.
That thing went on for hundreds of years, until it was built on a great altar and became very popular in Israel. People were moving from everywhere in Israel to offer their sacrifices under it, so that God would hear them and healed their diseases.
They did not realize that act was so disgusting to God that it led them to face all the problems including taken into exile. Until the reign of King Hezekiah, who understood their mistakes and immediately abolished it.
2 Kings 18:1-5 (KJV)
18 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign.
2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.
4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
5 He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.
Try to think quietly and see something there! The decree was God’s own but now it turns out to be a very serious obstacle to the people … We can easily blame those people by calling them all kinds of bad words, but I tell you this generation we are living in, has gone worse even more than theirs.
God told Moses to hang up that bronze serpent as a sign! of something spiritual, and that is what we come to see as people of the new covenant, that the act that God permitted to be done was revealing our Lord Jesus Christ’s cross, after crucifixion that everyone who looks upon the cross will be saved.
We affirm it by his own words..
John 3:14 (KJV)
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
but there was nothing of significance in that bronze, the real healing was not in that serpent but from God. as result people abandoned to look upon God the creator of heaven and earth and started to look upon dead things which can neither speak, nor hear, nor moving.
We also know it was God who commissioned Elisha to cast salt in the spring, but it wasn’t salt that healed water, it was God. But today why we engage salt in everything we do in our services if we are not commissioned by God to do it. Yet we say, as what children of Israel said. There must be a divine heal it them. We say there is divine power in salt, if not why did God let Elisha to use salt and not anything Else?. This is idolatry
Similarly, we honor the Water more the name of Jesus Christ, and say that water has the power to purify a person sins, and to sanctify them. We turn our back on God and honor the water,
Likewise with all other things, we say the SOIL carries life, so if we pour it out and apply in our businesses, it will revive them, holding on to what the Lord Jesus did when he made mad from the ground and applied to a blinded man and his eyes were opened, we say if the soil would not have some healing Jesus would not be commanded by God to do it.
We love to hang crosses in our churches, by the way hanging crosses in not sin, the sin is when we engage them with worship as if they have a role to play for our salvation. Nowadays you can see in churches crosses and statues of saints are honored above the name of God, people are bowing to them, thinking that they offer sacrifice to God. Didn’t realize what they are doing is what children of Israeli did, worshipping Satan.
If you are doing any of these things know that god is disgusted with them excessively.
Proverbs 27:4 (KJV)
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
Songs of Solomon 8:6….” jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame”.
What happens after death?..where does the dead go?
When you die, at the same time you will see the angels of God standing at your side, to take you to the place you deserve, Now if you are holy (that is, when you were here on earth lived in Christ, and separated yourself from evil) then the angels will take you with the rejoicing song and bring you to a place called Paradise, Luke 23:43).
The Lord Jesus used the parable of Lazarus to describe the true picture of what happens to the saints immediately after death.
Luke 16:22 “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried”.
Abraham’s bosom is a paradise in other language, it is a beautiful place, it is half heaven, but not heaven. Paradise is only a temporary place where the saints are kept waiting for the day of rapture,. And when the day of rapture reaches… they return to the tombs to take over their bodies, and together they are united with the saints who will be alive then, and together be given bodies of glory to go to meet the Lord Jesus in the clouds, and the heavenly journey will begin, they will go to heaven to feast with the Lamb in Heaven.. there we shall see our God face to face.
But on the other hand, what happens after the death to a sinner?.
If he/she died as a drunkard, or an adulterer, or a murderer, or a blasphemer, that is, in fact, out of Christ, then the angels whom God prepared for the task of separating the wheat and the tares (the wicked and the good) will do their work.
Matthew 13:49 “So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth”.
Remember when the Bible says the end of the world means the end of two kinds, the first kind is when a person dies, to him/her is their end of the world.. as well as the day of judgment when the whole world will be judged is also called the end of the world, both angels will do the work.
So if a person who is wicked dies, without loss of time, he will be taken by these angels to a place called Hell/JEHANUM, and hell is a very different place to the Lake of Fire, hell is like a prisoner, the wicked are temporarily saved, awaiting the final judgment, and then they will be thrown into the lake of fire on the last day.
Now that is the place of suffering, where the rich man of Lazarus was sent
Luke 16:22 “And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead”.
This rich man will keep staying there suffering while waiting for the resurrection that will come soon after the 1000-year reign ends, and then he will stand before the judgment seat of the lamb and be judged for all his sins, and then cast into that the lake of fire in a place where there is a fiery torment of unquenchable fire … And afterwards his story will be over (Revelation 20: 11-15)
So don’t be fooled that after death there will be a second chance, no! brother! bible is very clear in Hebrews 9:27 ” And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”.
How do you prepare yourself if the death suddenly comes upon you?. Are you sure to hear the beautiful voices of angels singing triumphant songs as they lift you up and take you to paradise where other saints are there or see them coming in a fierce anger to drag you to hell? The answer lies in your heart
And sometimes these angels appear to people even before they are alive, though not always, and that is why they will see them shortly before they die, some very peaceful, some smiling, some saying they see angels around them talking to them, etc. if you see someone dies that way peacefully, probably their future is well, but then others will also see it before they die shortly, they become very depressed, or suffer, some die looking like they have been hanged, or have been killed, etc. Know that these angels are angry and take them to hell.
Therefore what happens after death? separation!
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Why is Satan an ancient serpent/ ancient dragon?
Shalom, it is by the grace of our God that we saw the sun again today. Welcome to study together the word of God which is the food for our souls.
The Bible says in ..
Revelation 20: 1 “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, THAT OLD SERPENT, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,”
Satan is known as the old serpent or old dragon … meaning he has lived for a long time, and he has lived as the ancient dragon/serpent ever since … And if you know anything that has been around for a long time, it must have enough experiences about life, for example, an old man man must know a lot than youngs. Older people are more knowledgeable than teenagers.
Because they have experienced so many things in their lives and have learned so much, they have learned from their mistakes and from the mistakes of other people … so they can never be compared to newborn babies or teenagers.
Likewise the devil is also known as the old serpent/ old dragon…
It means that he knows so many things about man … he has existed since Eden, he knows Adam in face, shape and character he has not forgotten, he knows Eve also … he knows Noah, and he was witnessing how the world was being destroyed by the flood … he was looking … He still remembers Abraham’s image and of Sarah … remembers where they had bothered him in their lives. He remembers Moses … and he still knows all of his character and knows his weaknesses. He has Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar’s face, and Elijah and he remembers their behavior … He also knows the Head of Life, Jesus Christ, remembers all the events from his birth until he was there in the wilderness to tempt him, and when he died and rose, he knows his power and the power he now has…etc
So satan knows people very well, he knows people and their behavior, he knows what they like, and what they don’t like … He has seen all the generations from Adam until now …
Just ask yourself until now you are under age of 70 probably and yet you can categorize some people’s behavior and some tribes so much that you probably even knew someone behavior even if he/she doesn’t speak a word.. you can group him/her even before going so far… Now if you who is under 60 years already know the societies and their habits … How much do you think the devil will know people? For he is from Eden until this day.
I want to tell you that he knows humans well … he knows where to hold captive children, both old and youngs… because man is the same One … to several people back in the past generations and he succeeded … He knows how to bring down the servants of God … because he has tried in the past and succeeded to others so he applies the same experience to people of all ages. He(ancient dragon) knows how to keep people away from praying, he know how to influence them not to seek God, because he has tried that way in the past and it worked. He has enough experience.
Unless you get right into Jesus, you will not defeat Satan in any way, he has more knowledge than you and me,
If you that you do not want the Lord Jesus and that you can prevent yourself from committing adultery without even being in Christ, I want to tell you the truth that you are wasting your time! One day you will commit it … people like you tried the same in the past and he(satan) had caught them, so you are not the first to think it or try it.
Again, If you say you can do good things or without being in Jesus … sister! Satan had already sought solution for people like you probably over 2000 years ago … you might think you are the first to try like that.. but satan has probably 10 million lists of people in the past generations who have tried to act like you out of Christ and he had overcome all of them.
So you who were born these days you cannot surpass the wisdom of the one that existed many years ago … (Do you not know why the devil is called the god of this world? Because he knows human affairs more than any other human being).
That is why the Lord Jesus told him that he is always thinking of what belongs to men and not of God. because he does not study God but study men and how to rule him. Go and read (Matthew 16:23).
So you will ask if the devil knows so much about human affairs, then who can escape? And overcome him?.
The answer is this; In addition to all the greatness of the human consciousness he has in his wisdom, there is one who is much older than him. This one is known as the ANCIENT OF DAYS.
Daniel 7:13 -14 “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the ANCIENT OF DAYS, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”
Our Father knows us better than Satan knows us. The devil has the experience to bring us down but the wisdom that is with God has the ability to know his thoughts and intentions and plans, and to bring down his thoughts… whatever he wants to think about, we are in Christ already. we have the ability to know all his traps. The divine wisdom penetrates in us that gives us the ability to perceive and overcome all satanic thoughts.
But this wisdom is given only to those who believe in his beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
All others outside of Christ will never be able to defeat the ancient dragon who is the Devil. They will be led to the devil where he wants them to go., that is why a person who is not saved will never have peace, and will never overcome sin, or the will of the world. this is what he does… sometimes he plans to do this or that, but in the end it ends up being another thing … why? It is because he wants to direct himself and think he can succeed with his power and mind.
So if you are not saved, yet the hope of overcoming the ancient dragon is still available today, The Divine wisdom of God wants to enter into you today … do not listen to the devil who tells you in your mind now that you cannot be saved that you have so many sins and God will never forgive you …. he only uses his old tactics, so do not listen him … but you today deny him and make sure you deny him in action … Decide today to stop sinning, repent, stop going to night clubs, decide to stop gossip, decide to stop drunkenness and fornication and the Lord will love you … And the wonderful wisdom from the ANCIENT OF DAYS. (the LORD) our God, will come into thee, that may know his cunning and his tricks..
Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
The Lord bless you.
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Question: What did Jesus mean to say..,
“But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery”. (Matthew 5:32)
Answer: The word fornication as it appears in the dictionary, means “having sex with someone you are not yet married to” regardless of whether you are already in marriage or not. Unlike the word Adultery, which comes when a person engages in sexual intercourse with someone other than their partner? (I.e. the act of getting out of wedlock and having sex)
So we can say that the word fornication is a ‘’General’’ term referring to any sexual act that someone is performing in an unlawful manner that is outside of the lawful marriage..It also mean Adultery but adultery can not mean Fornication.
So when the Lord Jesus said there in (Matthew 5:32 and Matthew 19: 9), that I say unto you,
whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery.
He was primarily meaning an act of committing “adultery” by the couples, because the information that was discussed there was about people who are in a relationship of husband and wife.
Therefore, Fornication is a general term, apply to both married couples and non married couples. If someone who is not married, go and commit sexual intercourse to another person who is not married to, He has committed fornication rather than adultery.
So when the Bible said marriage should be respected by all, it really meant it. You can’t just get married and just do the things you want to do, going around and committing adultery thinking that once the marriage is already closed it cannot be broken. The bible says it can be broken in that case, and other couple can be free to get married to another person.
But it should also be noted that it was not a requirement that every act of infidelity be a reason for a man to leave his wife and marry another one. No, God hates divorce the Bible has emphasized that, and most of all, we have been taught to forgive, for even we sin against God in many ways, but he forgives us, why can’t you forgive your couple when caught her cheating?
So forgiveness is a very important basis for marriage to stand. And most of all marriage must be respected with all, knowing that he is the God who connected it. Let only death separate it, and not any man.
Question: After Cain killed his brother, we know from the bible he fled to the land of Nod. I want to know from there where did he get his wife?
If we read closely Genesis 5:1-5 (kjv), It says..
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters:
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
Now look again verse 4, it clearly suggests Adam begat sons and daughters. Now From one of those daughters, Cain picked his wife, but someone asked me a question: If so, does God allow siblings to marry each other?.
Yes, he allowed it to be so for sometime , but latter on he forbid, remember Even Eve was made from Adam’s rib, so if you consider it was sin for Cain to marry his sister, now what about Eve who was more than a sister to Adam, since she was made out of Adam’s rib..
See?, Without doubt we know for sure that Cain married one of his sister and not one of the Giant apes which was hidden in the forest as others would thought!
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Many people wonder who the Holy Spirit is? The simple answer is that, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. God has the Spirit just as man has a spirit, no human being is without a spirit.
And the Bible says in Genesis 1:26 that man was created in the image and likeness of God. If it means that if a person has a spirit, then God has a spirit, and if a person has a soul, then God has a soul also. Because we are made in His image and likeness. And just as man has a body, so does God has a body.
And the Body of God is none other than that manifested at Calvary 2,000 years ago. That is the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, so Jesus Christ is God Himself manifested in the flesh. So he who saw Jesus saw God (John 14: 8-10)
1Timothy 3:16 “ And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”.
The one who is referred there is Jesus.
And so the spirit that was in the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Spirit of God and is the HOLY SPIRIT Himself. We prove that in the book of…
Acts 16: 6 “Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas”
Now you will ask if the Spirit of Jesus is the Holy Spirit how about when somewhere else where the Lord Jesus appears to be full of the Holy Spirit. And somewhere the Holy Spirit come down upon him?..how could it be possible?
The answer is that the Spirit of God is limitless as our human souls are limited, we humans God created our spirit to have boundaries in our flesh..Our spirits only operate inside our bodies. They have boundaries but not God’s Spirit.
Our spirits cannot work outside of our consciousness or our bodies. I cannot speak to you here and at the same time my spirit is in China. That is impossible for us humans, But it is possible for God. His spirit has the ability to be everywhere, which is why, you who are here in Tanzania will pray this time and someone in China will pray and someone in America will be worshiping God at the same time the Holy Spirit hears and serves them everyone individually. He has the power to be in heaven, and on earth in the Body of the Lord Jesus and at the same time in hell.
That’s why you’ll see he was in Christ, and yet he came down upon Christ like a dove, and was released upon us on the day of Pentecost like a wind.
That is the difference between the Spirit of God and the spirit of man. Our spirits are limited but the Spirit of Jesus is limitless.
And why is the Spirit of Jesus known as the Holy Spirit?
Because he is the Holy Spirit, that is the greatest and unique attribute of the Spirit of Jesus that he carries. He is holy and does not mix with filthiness.
And that is why the earliest proof of a person who received the Holy Spirit is holiness he manifests. When you have received the power of being a son of God, you become like JESUS.
Have you received it in your heart? if not yet, why? The Bible has said the promise is free and we are given it for free, to anyone who will believe.
Acts 2:39 ” For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call
The cost of receiving the Spirit is not money but just a decision! If you seek God diligently you will find him..His Word says so.
So the simplest way to find Him is to repent first: That means to stop sinning, then to be baptized in correct water baptism (John 3:23) and in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins according to Acts 2:38.. And the Holy Spirit will come into you, who will give you the power to become holy like He is Holy. He will also presents you with his Spiritual gifts. Only then will you receive the power to be his witness
Remember the Bible says that all who do not have the Holy Spirit are not His (Read Romans 8: 9), so it is our responsibility to seek the Holy Spirit diligently. Because you will never know God, or receive the power to overcome sin if you do not have the Holy Spirit in you.
The Lord bless you.
Love is the act of expressing the innermost feelings toward another person. It’s a feeling that shows either you are satisfied with them, or you have accepted them, or you want to have closer relationship with them.etc
This is love of husband and wife. Solomon had tried to explain about this kind of love. He said..
Song of Solomon 1:13-17 (KJV)
13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes.
16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
One can not compare this love with the love of people like friends, parents or relatives,
2. The second kind of love is love which born from related things.Also Known as “PHILEO”.
This love arises from the particular relationships one person has with another person, whether it be a relative, or a friend, or a playmate, or a co-worker. It is a love that can not come if there is no closeness or some kind of benefit that one can get from one another,
Believers exercise the kind of love, We must love one another, the Bible tells us so (1 John 2: 9-10), it also tells us to love one another as brothers in the Lord, but this kind of love is not available only to believers, but also to unbelievers
As we read in.
Matthew 5:46-47 Kjv
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
Publicans care those who care them back, They Love who show love back, but those who don’t. They don’t also.
See, this love has not yet reached its own standard of genuine love..
3. The third kind of love is unconditional love.Also know as “Agape” (Godly love).
This is the love that Jesus Christ was speaking of, it is love that you love another person without any cause, it is superficial love, which does not count whether a person loves you back or not, whether he hates you or does not hate you, whether he speaks on you wrongly or correctly , if he has benefits to you, or he has not.
This love is what JESUS had for us, when the Bible says that He “loved us unto the end” (John 13: 1). it meant to say that He truly loved us not because we were saints, or because we were evil … or because he was seeking greatness from us, No he just loved us, the way we are, deep from his heart, to the point of giving his life for us.
And this kind of love is what the Lord wants each one of us to have, We know It’s hard to reach, especially when we see someone who hates us or speaks wrong of us that is the one we should love, there is some kind of hardship.
It doesn’t matter how much love we express to our husbands, or wives, or brothers or friends if we have not yet been able to reach this AGAPE love, before God we still have no love.
These are the qualities of Agape love.
1 Corinthians 13 :4-7 (KJV)
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
So, in order that you and I can achieve this kind of love, we must not wait for it like the two above, but we must cultivate it patiently, by not retaliating with evil, without gossiping others, etc
We should all pray that God will help all of us get into that point, because that’s where God Himself dwells, and that’s what is known as the greatest gift. With it you are more than any prophet, or any teacher, or any evangelist, or any apostle in the world. That love will bring you closer to God than any thing in this world.
God bless you.
Qn. Is it a sin to get a tattoo?..and how to remove a tattoo?
ANSWER: The Bible says in the book of Chronicles
Leviticus 19:28 ” Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord”.
The Lord forbade people from making any cuttings in their flesh because it has to do with the worship of the dead, or superstition, the Lord has never ordered the children of Israel to get helped by those stuffs, Because they were the pagan rites. And the Lord commands the sons of Israel should not to follow their customs … The Lord instructed them that the cure for their diseases was to keep his commandments and not go cutting their bodies.
But he also ordered them not to get any tattoo on their bodies (that is to print the marks). Now many do not know the origin of the tattoo … the ancient people did not get tattoo to their bodies for fashion or beauty purposes, as in the past, the old people tattooed on their bodies for the purpose of worship. It was the worship of the gods, and they were doing so in accordance with the instructions of their gods that if they wanted something, or want to protect themselves from some dangers, they must put the mark on their bodies.
So they may be drawings of certain kinds of animals such as snakes, birds, or sometimes some mysterious names, or symbols of the sun, or the moon etc. And because the devil was behind it then everyone who did it was partially benefiting from satanic spirit … just like a person who is practicing it today, he/she is walking with a particular demon that protects him from certain things related to his beliefs.
But as the years went by, people found tattoos to be beautiful, so without examining the origin of it, they also went to imitation in their hearts thinking that the ancient people were them only for beauty on but they don’t know that they are putting demons into their bodies without their awareness. That will destroy their lives. So any tattooed body already has some demons in it, because the origin of the tattoo or not for beauty purposes but some for magical protection.
And the Bible has warned us that our bodies should be temples of the Holy Spirit.
1Corinthians 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?”.
Remember, the Bible does not say that we who believed in the Lord JESUS are the MOST HOUSE of the Holy Spirit, but it says we are the Temple of Holy Ghost. The temple is different from the ordinary houses, there are many kinds of houses, guest houses, lounges, houses of office etc. but the TEMPLE is a special house for worship only! … now how can a house with a tattoo be a temple of God?, … you see?
so tattooing of any kind is not appropriate. If you tattooed yourself in the past, and now you have given your life to the Lord, well the spirit behind that tattoo is gone but the devil will still have a few reasons to sue you before God, so what you have to do now is to decide to go to get rid of those things. so that the devil will have no reason to sue you … and also your body should not be used to advertise the works of the devil, So unmark all your tattoos on your body now and dedicated to God for worship purposes.Seek the experts that can help you to remove them safely.
Qn. What does spiritual fornication mean?
ANSWER: Anyone who has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ, that person in the spirit realm is known as the Beloved of Jesus Christ, and one gets into that relationship by believing in JESUS CHRIST, that he came to die for his/her sins, and that he is the Savior of the world. And believing in him comes only from hearing the Gospel of the Truth preached by his servants (Read 2 Corinthians 11: 2).
And after believing him and repents by turning away from sins and things of the world that defile, and get baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit, now the person who went through all those steps in The spirit world is known as the lover of JESUS CHRIST or Bride of Christ.
Jeremiah 3:14 ” Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion”.
Now if this kind of person leaves his or her relationship with Christ and goes back to live a sinful life, despising the Holy Spirit, committing fornication, or worshiping idols, he goes to witch doctors and conduct witchcraft… biblical such a person IS COMMITTING SPIRITUAL FORNICATION, which make God feel jealous and which can even lead to sudden death for such person.
Hebrews 10:28 “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.. ”
You can personally read these verses which tell more about spiritual fornication (Read 1Chronicles 5: 25-26; Psalm 106: 39, Jeremiah 13:27, Ezekiel 6: 9, Leviticus 17: 7, Ezekiel 16:27,)
Judges 2:16 “Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
17 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the Lord; but they did not so. “
So spiritual fornication is not a nightmare with a man or anonymous creature, as many today interpret, but is doing anything contrary to your Christian Faith,(contrary to the word of God) which is an abomination in the sight of God, and God said that he is a jealous God. , (Read Nahum 1: 2 and Exodus 20: 4).
May the Lord help us.