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Dear and beloved readers, today I wish to discuss with you, the details of what you’ll have in the end.
Bear with me. I write about this today because a majority of the world’s people today live for nothing but material things. They place their sights upon wealth, fame, and fortune, they work hard to preserve their health, prestige, and status in society, and they live only for their own welfare and their own family’s welfare. Let’s face it, you have sometimes done the same, right? I have to admit that I’ve done it too. Sometimes it is hard to keep your focus upon the right things, and you accidentally get caught in the flow of life, and you follow what everyone else does.
Well, my dear people of God, let us today reflect upon what kind of a life we have been leading up until yesterday, and see if there is anything we can do about it.
What is the “world” here? Did Jesus not teach us to love our neighbors and give and be kind to everyone? Yes. But those are just people of the world. The ‘world’ refers to the earth, our temporary home. We are not to love this world. Life in this world will give you many attractive things to make you love it, like money, lust, fame, etc.
But none of these are from the father. Always keep in mind that the world is under dominion of the devil. Remember when Jesus was tempted by the devil in the wilderness?
“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.” (Mathew 4: 8-9)
Sure, if you do somehow unexpectedly receive some extra money, be thankful to the Lord for allowing it to you, but do not rejoice in it and aim to make even more and more and more. Money is a devilish item of worship. (This I will explain later) Give it to the poor. Do good with it. Use it for the better, not for your own luxury. No wealthy man will EVER enter the kingdom of heaven; carve this truth into your hearts right now.
If you do love all that this world has to offer, then you do not have the love of the Father in you, no matter how hard you try to think otherwise.
It’s impossible for someone to serve two masters at once. Think of a farmer that tries to do work on the farms of two of his masters. If he constantly tries to switch between farms, neither of them will be well tended for. But if he tries to give some more focus on one farm, the other suffers. In the end no one has any benefit from such a farmer. It’s the same thing with God. Don’t forget that God will spit the lukewarm out of His mouth.
You can either serve God, or serve mammon. Now, about mammon: Mammon, is money. It is greed. It is wealth. It is a deity (god) of riches. I decided to add a picture just to let you know that yes, if you live for money and are willing to die for money, and if you put money foremost in your life, even giving yourself into the greed and gluttony that comes with it, making it’s accumulation your soul’s priority, then sorry but you’re worshiping money. And guess what, wealth and greed is an ugly demon.
It is a demon that has the power to destroy relationships, to sink one into a state of unending greed, where they can no longer be satisfied by anything, and can take away your peace of mind permanently. Being rich means you have chosen that demon in place of the Father! I’m sorry, but it’s true!! No wonder Jesus said that a rich man shall not enter heaven. How can someone worshiping a demon enter heaven no matter what he does?
“Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” (Mathew 19:21)
You can never love both God and the devil. Again and again and again, I say to you, the riches of this world belong to the devil. DO NOT worship the devil.
A person who has his eyes upon the riches of this world do not have to care for what’s up in heaven. I mean if you’re living with more than you can ever wish for, then why on earth would a heaven where you cannot take your riches with you ever seem appealing to you?
The devil will take you to the top of some of the highest mountains. It has happened to me before! DO NOT give in to the luring call of this devilish world!! Once in, it’s really hard for you to escape the spiral of greed and selfishness the world puts you in.
We are royal beings, you and me. We are children of the King of Kings. The temporary pleasures and fame and wealth of this world mean NOTHING to us. Find that royalty in your heart, my friend.
Let us take the money we have and help those that absolutely need it! Let us remove wealth and fame from our lives as priorities.
Our priorities should not be materialistic ones. Our priorities are divine!!!!! Live your lives for the living God that never changes.
Happy new year to all my beloved readers!!!!
Posts have been slow the past few months due to some unavoidable duties, but more is yet to come starting the year of 2014!
Every new year makes one think of the countless resolutions people around the world make for various matters like losing weight, improving oneself, achieving goals, etc.
But let me remind you all one thing: no matter what you resolve to do, make sure that first and foremost, you ask God for His guidance and that His will may be carried out in your life!
Today marks the start of another 365-day marathon..
We are all runners in it, and sometimes we’ll see the unfair and unjust gaining advantage..
But as long as you try your level best to reach the goal that God has set for you, being ever loyal to following a path of righteousness and truth, then your reward in heaven will be great!
Keeping in mind that your personal relationship with God is all that matters, have a wonderful new year!!!!
Do you feel like God is moving away from you? Do you ever feel like there is such a HUGE distance between you and the Lord? Do you feel like you are never going to reach God?
I’m here to tell you that you’re WRONG. No one wants to hear that they are wrong. Everyone nowadays likes to listen to sermons and messages that justify their acts. Everyone wants to hear that it’s not their fault. You want to hear that “circumstances” are to blame. You want to hear that “anyone else would have done the same” or “how can someone withstand such temptation?”.
Well let me tell you something this morning: The Word of God is a TWO-EDGED sword!!! It pierces the listener as well as speaker with the blade of truth. That blade goes deep into your soul and penetrates you, but that hurt makes you a better person. The sword I am talking about is painful, but this same sword will bring you to the light and be your redemption.
Are you a sinner who believes that you don’t have a chance at getting closer to God?
Then we need to have a talk. Consider this blog post as a conversation that I’m having with just you, my friend, and no one else.
God never changes. He is the Alpha and Omega. He is forever faithful, and steady, and He keeps His word ALWAYS!
It is you and I , us humans, that change and run away. We move away from God, because of the sin that takes us away from Him. That is precisely what the devil wants to accomplish. The devil fills us up with the need to sin, and sinful thoughts, and sometimes some of us eventually fall for it one way or the other, and sin. The devil makes sin seem so easy a path to follow, and he makes it seem like it’s perfectly alright.
Well, he’s WRONG. Satan is a deceiver. He would be the happiest if you and I were separated from God by our own guilt from sin. So what does he do? He makes us sin, making us move away from the Lord ourselves, and then fills us with thoughts of doom, as if we can never return to the old ways.
Well, let me tell you something: it’s never late to return to God. Our God is a just God, but He is also the most PATIENT. Jesus Christ forgave the people who murdered Him for all the wrong reasons. He was utmost patient with the foolish humans who thought He was a liar. God is patient with the whole world, and He is willing to give people chances to change. That includes you too.
No matter what the devil is telling you about how great your sins are, ignore that. Clear your head and think straight. You still have the chance to come back to the Lord. You are a creation of God. You are the one who decides whether or not you can come back to the right path.
Did you sin so many times that you think God is tired of forgiving you? Well repent again, but this time, make it permanent. Make a decision to turn to the Lord and repent. And if you don’t know, Heaven rejoices most when a sinner comes back to the Lord. Make heaven rejoice and return. If you move a step closer to God, He will be another step closer to you.
Dearest reader and friend, are you one of those people that say every single day that you love God, that you love Jesus, that you love being a Christian?
Are you a Christian that boasts of your own righteousness and believes that you will be the first and foremost to enter heaven when the day comes?
Would you be willing to reconsider your path as I reflect upon mine as well this morning?
Who exactly is a person who loves Jesus Christ? What does he/she do in life? Have you ever thought of that?
He that has Christ’s commandments, and KEEPS them, is the one that loves Jesus Christ. You simply cannot say that you love Jesus if you’re not keeping His commandments.
Sadly, such a large number of Christians are this way. Many of them just show up to church every Sunday morning, all dressed up in highly formal clothes and terrible high heels and a ton of makeup, all beautified for the Lord to see. Who exactly are we trying to please? Do you think that the Lord cares whether or not you are at the best of your appearance? Does this imply that a person who cannot afford to buy the best clothes and matching hats cannot pray to God on Sunday?
Think of it. Why do most Christians go to church on Sunday? What’s the point of going to church and spending around 3-4 hours of praise and worship and listening to the gospel, if you plan on changing yourself for the world the very next day? Some Christians have totally different lives after the “holy” day of Sunday. Going to the club, drinking, having unhealthy thoughts in mind, smoking - however terrible, these are all still small wrongs considering the amount of unseen sins a person can have in life:
Every Sunday we preach of Jesus Christ, the most patient, the most forgiving, the most LOVING being ever to be, and yet the rest of the week, we go around hurting people. We don’t forgive one another. We demand that people say sorry in cases where we can just forgive. We fight for trivial things. We don’t love our friends like we should. We find excuses every day to get out of responsibilities when it comes to helping each other out. We carry the poison of envy in our hearts. We start mistrusting friends and family for the smallest things instead of openly asking them about things. We start judging others. We don’t show kindness to a poor person that we come across. We completely forget about how a Christian should live. We try to imitate our worldly friends. We try to please others by degrading ourselves from the high position that God wants to give His children. And yet, the next Sunday comes, and here we are again, all dressed up in the best three-piece suits and tightest dresses and highest heels, all painted up for the weekly show called “church”. WHY??? Who are we trying to please? Do you think that God only resides in the church building where you can put up a show of false righteousness and false religion to God?
Well you’re mistaken. Let me tell you, God is omnipresent. Let me tell you, He is right here with me as I write this, and while you’re reading this, He is right there beside you watching you. He can see what exactly is going through your mind.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Mathew 7:21-23)
Go ahead and yell “Lord I love you” all you want. He’ll hear you yelling. But He’ll listen only when you start obeying His commandments. He’ll consider you only from the moment you realize how you’ve been lying to yourself and to God about your faith by only putting it in words and not in action. He’ll recognize your love the moment you repent of your previous ways and decide to actually follow the ways of Jesus Christ.
This world is really suffering from the hands of none other than people who claim to be from God but are not in reality. FALSE PROPHETS are the culprits here. It makes me sick to see people following men and women who claim to be of some divine origin or who claim to have spoken with God or whatnot, and then turn out to be living completely different lives.
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”(Mark 13:22)
Yes, there are lots of people out there trying to deceive the people of the world, even the ELECT!!!!
You must keep in mind that these people can even deceive the true Children of God, so we must all be very careful and try to discern with great care who a person is and where he/she comes from and what their actual intentions are.
The world is polluted, my dear friends, by many people who claim to be Christians or prophets, and lead lives of sin and ignorance. These are wolves in sheep’s clothing, leading their followers into the deepest pit instead of teaching them how to fly off from the end of the cliff.
The earth, this magnificent creation of God, can no longer stand the amount of evil running upon it’s surface. God sees His creations of man running to and fro, believing anything and everything that others say to deceive them, and ignoring the word of God that He has given so generously for us to read and decide for ourselves what is right and what is wrong.
Believe me, I will trust anyone who will support their argument based on the Bible, the true word of God. But if a person claims to have been to heaven and seen a movie theater up there, I’m sorry but I dare not heed those words. I decide what to believe and what not to believe based on how much of what a person says goes according to the Bible. My father Evg. Joy Simon is the one who taught me to do that, and it is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard : to consult the word of God before deciding upon things.
My dear brothers and sisters: PLEASE, for your own sake and for the sake of those around you, READ THE BIBLE. Read the word of God. Study it, and refer back to it every time you hear someone speak of God. Consider how much of what he/she says is supported by the Bible. And then, decide for yourself.
May the Lord bless you and keep you my friends.
Good greetings, my dear readers. I am today trying to clear up something that most Christians have a hard time deciding about and often disagree upon: JUDGING OTHERS.
The verse in question is this: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Mathew 7:1)
Jesus Christ has given us this instruction so that we may not judge the doings of others. This is because we do not have the authority to judge someone and proclaim that he/she is to be in eternal damnation. Some people criticize others for their mistakes and condemn them and isolate them from society and mark them out as dreadful people no matter how they repent. That is judgement. That is what God does not want us humans to do because it is God’s matter – to judge humans according to their actions and give them punishment.
But the sad fact is that some Christians use this verse to justify their wrong actions. If someone tries to correct them from their wrong path, they’ll ask “well, who are you to judge me?” and many Christians are now excusing themselves from confronting their brothers and sisters in wrong by saying that they have no authority to judge the actions of someone else.
Well I have something to say about this.
Why have you not read the following verses as well?:
If a brother (in general sense, a friend) is slipping into sin, you who are still spiritual should restore him to righteousness, and be careful that you are not tempted to go his way in the process. It is our duty as righteous Christians to let our fellow people know if they are going the wrong way. Advising is in no way equal to judgement, never. Those are two different things completely.
See, making a friend realize their wrong ways is a very tough situation to be in. It is quite dangerous of a task for a person who is not completely steadfast in faith, and could sometimes lead to the opposite results.
I once had a friend who was a great believer. He had great faith, and was glowing for the Lord. Well, one day we realized that one of his closest friends was going the wrong way, and was slipping into a dreadfully sinful life, and it was quite a sad time for him as she no longer wanted to be friends with him because of the mere fact that he was righteous and so she could no longer be his friend. After a while, he decided to befriend her again. He was determined to save her from her wrong ways. He quoted this verse: “Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” (2 Thessolonians Chapter 3 Verse 15)
Well he decided to win her back to the Lord’s side by being her friend. Sad to say, within a few weeks he started justifying her wrong acts, and turned against me and his other righteous friends. He was not careful in his approach, and ultimately, the evil spirit within her tricked him into following her to the wrong way as well. It was such a heartbreaking time for some of his righteous friends, including me, but what can anyone do? He should have been careful not to let the evil side win him over.
But you see, advising your friend in wrong to come back to the Lord’s side or to repent of their sin is exactly what the Lord wants you to do (as long as you keep yourself on the righteous side as well). If someone is blind and cannot see the right way, it is the duty of us who are not blind to show them the right way and to restore in them the ability to see the right way.
If someone you know does something wrong, you have to be patient and show them the right way. Try your best. Forgive them to the limit and beyond your limit. You are in no way judging your friend if you advise them. Like I said, those two are completely different things, and I hope that you no longer find it confusing when deciding whether or not to point out to a friend the mistake he has made.
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“And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.” (Psalms Chapter 78 verse 44)
“And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.” (Revelation 16:4)
If you still think that everything is alright with the world, you are mistaken, my friend.
The Holy Bible’s prophecies are unwinding and becoming true BY THE MINUTE~!
So repent while you can… if you choose to change your ways, NOW is the time, not tomorrow, not the next week, not after things are settled in your life…
Good morning my dear readers!
Today I would like to clarify some things that are really confusing a surprisingly large number of Christians around the world.
This is a question that arises in all of our minds naturally: When is the Second Coming of Jesus? When will He finally return to take up His bride?
Well, I have been hearing of a lot of people that claim to be “prophets”, and are trying to fix a date for the coming of the Lord! Claiming they have been told by God when the rapture will be, they are roaming the land deceiving people massively!
Let me ask one question though: Who on earth gave them the right to look into God’s schedule? Who are they to mark a date on the calendar for God so He can send His Son?
Don’t misunderstand me; I’m not blaming anyone who says the coming of Christ is near; we all know that it is very imminent. But I am talking about some people who say that Christ’s coming is on this date or that, saying it will be after this many years and such.
If you read the Bible, it states clearly in Mark Chapter 13 verse 32: “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.”
The Lord Himself said that no man knows that hour, not the angels in heaven, nor even the SON Himself! The Father is the only One Who knows exactly when that day will be. If this Word of God is true, then I find it hard to believe any prophet who says they know exactly when the Lord will come.
The Lord could come at any moment; He could come in several years, or He could come this week! Who knows, He could come even this very moment as I am writing to you!
But the essence of the matter is, NOBODY knows when it will be! The Lord made it that way so that He can distinguish the true Christians who really love the Lord by how they will be prepared always, no matter what.
But the Lord has told us the signs that will tell us the coming is very near. Stay tuned for the next post!
When we were conducting prayers and gospel meetings in India, a woman came to our home asking for prayer.
She said she had a tumor in her stomach, and that she has always been in pain. She really wanted to see if she could be free from it. She had been going to the doctors for scanning for several years.
My father taught her from the Bible about the power of faith and about the power of God that could cure instantly, and asked her to believe.
He rebuked the devil in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and sent her home, telling her that she would no longer need any treatment for her tumor, and that she should claim the healing in faith and not go back to the doctors again.
Well, we were all surprised when she came in the next week, in the middle of our prayer, frightened. We had no idea what she was so afraid of. My father asked her “What’s wrong, sister?” and she said “My tumor is GONE!!!”
We all sighed in relief and rejoiced in the miracle of God! When we asked her about it further, we found out that right after the prayer the last week, her tumor had disappeared! But she was so frightened, as this was her first encounter with the mighty power of God.
She was really baffled wondering what happened to her tumor that had been there for so many years! She said she was looking for the tumor, to see where it had moved to (poor lady didn’t realize she had actually been healed!), so she went to the doctors, asking them to find out where her tumor was!
The doctors scanned her and said that the tumor had disappeared for good, and there was no trace of it in her body!!
My dear friends, if you ask God to heal you in faith, and if you believe with all your heart, He will heal you no matter what. Once He heals you, you just have to claim it in faith. Once Jesus heals you, you have no more need of a doctor or any more prayers for that matter, because His healing is complete and perfect.
May God be with all of you.