When the living play with the dead


Ghosts, poltergeists, apparitions, paranormal activity – you name it, anything and everything that can be categorized or associated with those words will pique the interest of ANY human being, believer or not!

It’s a curious topic for everyone, this possibility of dealing with something “supernatural”. I have known people who believe in “ghosts” and “spirit entities” who are yet unable to believe in God. Puzzling, isn’t it? Well, there are some things you and I need to discuss, my dear readers:

Do ghosts exist? Is the existence of ghosts or former people’s spirits something supported by scripture?

There are many people out there who will claim they have experienced ghosts, either by catching a glimpse of one or sensing some dark presence in the house, or waking up to the sounds of footsteps or other activity inside their homes. So of course there is wide speculation that ghosts do indeed exist.

And I’m here to tell you that in a way, they do. People have this notion that ghosts are the spirits of deceased humans, for some reason lingering around the earth instead of “moving on”. That part is the lie.

Here’s why: God doesn’t leave any crucial information like this to the imagination. The Bible  tells us what happens to the spirits of people who have passed away.

Dead people are asleep. They do not wander the earth as spirits to haunt people. They simply go to sleep in their graves.

“Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;” (Psalms 13:3)

In this Psalm we see death being described as a state of sleep.

Also notable is the time when Lazarus had died, and Jesus went to raise him from the dead. Jesus said to them:

“….Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.” (John 11:11 )

Lazarus was in the grave, and yet Jesus told them that he was merely sleeping. This then would explain why we read that the dead in Christ shall rise first upon the Day of the Lord:

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

This verse talks about the end times when Jesus shall return to take His bride, the Church. If the dead are to rise up to meet Jesus, then surely they are still on the earth somewhere, i.e., sleeping in their graves, which is again mentioned in the previous verses leading up to 1 Thessalonians 4:16 several times.

Do these sleeping dead know what is going on in the earth after their passing away? Are they conscious and awake? 

No.

“For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5,6)

Basically, they have no more part in the earth. Whatever happens on the earth after they pass has nothing to do with them, they have no influence over anything, their memories perish, as do all their previous emotions.

So the final answer is that the current idea of “ghosts” that haunt others or return to visit loved ones, as cool as it may sound, is NOT supported by the word of God.

So if ghosts are not the spirits of those who have passed away, what are they exactly? 

That, my friends, is a topic for another week!! Stay tuned, and until then, God bless!

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What is the devil doing?


Good morning dear readers, this is a beautiful day! Let us continue our subject of thought, shall we?

Last time I explained to you exactly what the devil wants you to think. He disguises himself

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

Yeah, this guy IS NOT YOUR FRIEND..

as “alien beings” or whatnot to make you think that there are actually extraterrestrial creatures out there, “watching over you”. Please, my dear friends, do not be deceived.

Like I said before, the devil will disguise himself as an angel of light to trick the people of this world and make them doubt the Word of God.

Now,  the devil is always on the look out to harm you if he gets a chance. But do not be afraid, because we can make sure that he doesn’t get a chance like that.

First of all, if you are being tortured by any sickness or illness, or if you just can’t find peace of mind, then you must realize it is the doing of the devil, and not the Lord.

In Luke, Chapter 11, verse 14, we read of how a dumb person got healed:

“And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the jesus-heals-blind-mandevil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.”

It turns out that it was not the person that was dumb; it was rather the devil that had caught hold of him that was dumb. The devil had the defect, and so when he caught hold of that person, his defect played out as the person’s defect. Do you see how the devil can make his own characteristics play out in you? This is the same way that some people do the most devilish things to others around them. Some people commit such heinous crimes to other innocent souls, that anyone would wonder if a normal human would have the heart to do such a thing.. Yes, it’s not human nature to do these evil things. It is none other but the devil. The devil is very tricky, and you have to be careful and strong in your faith to repel him.

This is why I urge you to realize that the devil is the one responsible for all your illnesses. If you are diseased right now, all it takes is one rebuke in the name of the Lord, and the devil will flee.

Now, if you think that the devil can attack you and affect you at any time, then think again. The devil has no right or authority to harm you, UNLESS you give him that authority.

Here’s what I mean by that: Ephesians 04:27 says:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

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You’re the one responsible for not letting the devil inside

You are the one responsible for keeping the devil out of your heart. You have the decision to make about who you’re going to give place in your heart to: the Living Jesus Christ, or the devil. Sin, reject Christ, ignore the Word of God, and your heart is already occupied by the evil spirit. On the other hand, repent, pray, love God, be righteous, believe, and you your life will be much better, for the King of Kings will dwell within your heart.

You are the one responsible for holding up your faith and repelling the devil. How can you repel the devil? Here’s how:
Ephesians chapter 6 verse 11 says:

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

That is precisely how you can stan?????????????????d against the devil’s attacks. Put on the WHOLE armor of God, not just a few parts of it. In my previous posts, I have talked in detail about each and every part of the armor, and you can check each of them out by moving your mouse over the tab that says “Armor of God” and clicking on each article. 

The devil does not like anything you do to please God. He wants control over man, the creation of God, and he’s constantly trying to make his dreams come true. Our faith and righteousness is what shatters his dreams.

Every time we stand up for the Lord, every time we proclaim His kingdom, every time we turn away from sin, every time we pray for the will of God, we are trampling upon theMan_holding_Bible-370x278 devil’s spirit. Every time we preach the word of God, every time we lead another to faith, every time we reject the tempting offers of the devil, his plans are failing, and his powers are becoming useless against us and the ones around us.

No one wants to hear about the devil. Most people just go on about the blessings of the Lord and teach people of nothing but bliss and happiness. Yes, the Lord is a good God. He is the kindest Being to ever exist. But we need to also be aware of how the devil, our enemy, works. How can we defeat or proclaim victory over an enemy unless we know his tactics and know how to fight them?

I am not afraid to speak of the devil, because he is nothing but a liar, an evil entity that wants nothing but to destroy the happiness of the True Children of God, and if my readers know what tricks he has in his hat, then my readers will be able to foresee his deception and fight against him.

Our Lord has already claimed victory over sin and death. He is the King of all Kings, and the ultimate power is with Him. Victory is His, and victory is ours.

E-mail my father Evg. Joy Simon if you are in need of prayer, because like I said, any sickness can be instantly healed by the power of Christ: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

Or e-mail me for any guidance or concerns you may have: steny8295@yahoo.in

God bless you, and till next time, may the peace of Christ be with you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Your Eyes


My dear readers,

I apologize for not posting for the last few times, as I was preoccupied with my studies. I really am very sorry.

Today I would like to discuss with you what is going on in this world. I do not know if you are aware of this, but the number of earthquakes and other natural disasters is on the constant rise nowadays. I know, such things have been occurring for a long time, but this is not like that. No, these days, over a hundred earthquakes are shaking our planet every day. YES!

Click on this link to see just how many earthquakes have occurred in just this day:

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

Can you believe it? Around 100 EARTHQUAKES in one day! This morning!

The end times are here, my friends. This is your chance to repent and turn to God NOW!

Look at these pictures of how many earthquakes have hit in the past week itself:

earth earthquakesAll the blue marks represent earthquakes of a 4 to 5 point intensity, and the yellow ones represent a 5 to 6 point intensity earthquake. These are very dangerous ones.

The red ones are very intense, serious and damaging earthquakes of a 6 point or higher intensity.

Mark 13:8:

8For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

These are just the beginning, my friends! There are many things yet to come!

But one thing is for sure: WE ARE IN THE END TIMES.

I know this is probably making most of you think that I am just either crazy or just plain bored. Trust me, I have a million things to take care of in my life, and yet I am taking my time on this to make sure that I get the truth out to my readers. I don’t mind if you decide to hate me after this post, but I have to deliver the truth that God has shown me and my family.

Whether you want to believe it or not, the truth is the truth. I have promised my readers to deliver to them nothing but the pure truth, and I hold up my promise until the very end. Therefore I tell you, this is what is happening. Biblical plagues have started affecting many places.

A river in China turns blood red.

We are hearing of possible war scenarios, natural disasters, famine, locust, plagues, droughts, earthquakes, blood-red rivers and lakes, etc. each and every day. Do you ever stop to think what all these may mean?

My friends, the Lord is coming soon!

If you are a sinner, you have no more time to keep delaying this for tomorrow. The time is upon you to repent and turn to the living God NOW!!

When the day of the Lord comes, I know that every single person who has read this blog will have no excuse to say that they did not know about the Lord. They will have no excuse to say that they didn’t know about salvation. If you are reading this right now, you know exactly what to do.

Repent, pray and be born again. The Lord can come at any moment. I know most of you will ignore my messages, but trust me, God knows this and so do His children, for we all know from the time of Noah, that the bearers of truth will always be ignored by those who are to perish.

But those who are to be saved will accept the truth, and repent.

 

I hope and pray that my readers are of the latter group, and may God bless you.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns: steny8295@yahoo.in

or my father Evg. Joy Simon if you are in need of prayer: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

You can contact either of us if you wish to learn more and if you wish to know the Lord closer and repent. We are here for your guidance and help.

Till next time, may the peace of Christ be with you.

 

The Shield of Faith


Good morning, and a warm welcome back to all my dear readers today! I have by God’s grace been doing alright, and I hope you have as well.

Today, let us return to our discussion of the Armor of God.

4. THE SHIELD OF FAITH

As we read before in Ephesians, Chapter 6, verse 14-17,

16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”pt196_fierydarts-cropped

This, my friends, is what I have been waiting for. My favorite part of the Armor, the shield of faith!

Our faith in God alone can save us in any time of distress or need. We all know what a shield does for a soldier at battle. The shield is like a part of the armor that he can manipulate to protect different parts of his body according to the enemy’s attack.

A soldier’s shield moves according to how his hand moves, as it is his hand that holds his shield. If we all carry a shield of faith, it is our necessity to carry it and hold it up with all our might, no matter what, in order to protect ourselves so we may  fight further.

shield-of-faithI hope you understand that what I am trying to say is that our faith is our responsibility. Hold it up all the time, meaning don’t lose your faith. The enemy may try to separate you from your shield using his swords and spears, but only if we hold on to it so tight will we be able to protect ourselves. Our faith in God should be strong enough so that no matter who or what comes in our way, we will never let go of that shield.

Having strong faith protects us because God can only protect you if you believe and trust that He can. If you have read my earlier posts, then I trust you remember how I once talked of how our fear makes us vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy. If you would like to read that post once again, please CLICK HERE.

Why should we, the soldiers of the army of the almighty and powerful Heavenly Father, fear at all? Hold on to your faith, my dear fellow soldiers, because it is our duty to fight for our God.

As long as you don’t let go of your shield, the enemy can never touch you. But in order to be completely protected from the enemy, we need ALL the parts of the armor. That is precisely why I am continuing this subject and looking at each part of the armor one by one in detail.

Only if we know exactly what each part of the armor does and what it is comprised of, will we be able to do some soul-searching to see if we lack any of the parts of this armor.

Don’t forget that the enemy is looking for every chance to attack you, and you may not even know it; therefore, always be fully prepared for anything. Therefore, my friends, keepArmorOfGod-1_49213259_std your armor intact every second of every day, not letting the enemy touch you. Check your armor when you get the chance, looking to see if you’ve accidentally taken off the belt of truth or your shoes of peace.

I urge my readers to do some serious soul-searching every day, whenever you can find the time. Check yourself to see where you lack in the eyes of God, and try your best to live up to the expectations your Heavenly Father has of you.

This battle is not an easy one. It is one that requires great courage, spirit and loyalty to our Father. This battle is one that tests every one of our abilities. This battle is a test of our faith, courage and desire and striving to succeed. This battle tests our patience to hold on till the very end. This battle tests who we are and where we stand in accordance with God.

All I can say as a fellow soldier, is that we are in this together, and that God is with us no matter what. Feel free to e-mail me whenever you’d like, if you’d like to talk about your personal experiences in this spiritual warfare so far. I’d be glad to hear from you and discuss with you about such matters, and we can all morally support each other in this war with the devil. Here’s my e-mail: steny8295@yahoo.in

I’ll see you next time, and in the meanwhile may God bless you and may the peace of Christ be with you!

The Story of True Children of God


Warmest greetings, my dearest readers! I am glad that I am able to write in this blog and I

find it an honor to serve my experience of God as a means of assuring your faith!

Today, as I was reading through the Bible, I found some very defining verses th

at all add up together to tell the story of a true Christian.

Romans Chapter 9 verse 8:

8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

Mark Chapter 13 verse 13:

13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke Chapter 21 verse 12:

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.

13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Philippians Chapter 4 verse 6:

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Romans Chapter 8 verse 38:

38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The life of a true Christian is not easy. It never will be. The very Son of God Himself was tortured mercilessly and killed by His own creation of humans. He suffered unimaginably at the hands of ungrateful beings, and was punished for no reason.

If this is what Jesus Christ Himself went through, then you would imagine that we His disciples must have to face even more. No. We the Children of God, no matter how bad we think our sufferings to be, do not suffer even one-thousandth of what our beloved Savior had to go through.

A person who loves God more than anything in life will not consider his sufferings worth worrying over. He will just blindly follow his Master wherever He goes. That’s what I want to be. That’s the kind of faith that God loves to see.

My dear friends, our love for God must be unconditional. Do not think of things in terms of loving Him only if He does this and does that for you. Don’t ever even think of telling God that you will “have to stop loving” Him if He doesn’t do something for you in life. No. Did God ever put any condition upon us humans when He gave up the life of His only begotten Son? Did He say that He will give His Son for the sake of our Salvation only if we do something in return? NO.

I admire Peter the Apostle. He never asked any questions, and loved his Master more than his own life. He followed His Master in the middle of the sea. True, for a second, his fear caused him to lose faith and fall into the waters, but because he had gone to Jesus Christ abandoning all his friends and not thinking of consequences, he was saved by Christ.
True, Peter betrayed Jesus Christ, but he repented in tears and broke down and cried. He was forgiven and he went on to be blessed abundantly by God and to heal many in the name of his Master.

We are not without flaws. Everyone has something that they ought to repent for. But that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t understand us. He knows exactly who we are and what we are doing. If you are in a situation where you have been doing something wrong unknowingly, and you don’t realize it’s wrong, so you continue, then God will understand that and make a way for your eyes to be opened and for you to realize your wrongs.

But if you have been provided with more than enough chances to repent and you still haven’t changed your ways, then that is absolutely your fault. Repent the first chance you get. You may not get another.

That ties back into the story of a man I used to know. He had a tumor in his head and he was nearing death. My father prayed for him and he was instantly healed and the tumor disappeared! But after a while, he started sinning horribly and he thought no one knew about it. But God was seeing everything.

He never got another chance to repent. Unfortunately he died a few months later, this man who had been healed so wonderfully and had been so healthy, from cancer.

Why do you have to sin after God has touched your lives? How can you even think of sin when you know for sure in your heart that God’s great kindness is the only reason you are healthy and living?

As I said, no one is perfect. That’s why we must always be striving to identify our own faults and correct ourselves, for that is the only way to heaven.

I hope you will all consider this and keep up in your faith, for the next time we meet, I will have a nice story to tell you.

I would like to also share with my dear readers, my YouTube channel. I write poems for Christ all the time, and I have uploaded a few of those poems in the form of videos.You can also find my father’s preaching videos. Please do come and visit. Here’s the link to my channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/steny17/videos?flow=grid&view=0

And here’s a sample of one of my poem videos:

Till next time we meet, may God bless you and may the peace of Christ be with you!!!

Who is worthy of Jesus Christ?


My warmest greetings, dear readers! I hope that you are all doing well by God’s grace and I am too. Today I would like to talk to you all about being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
The disciples of Christ were the first ones to ever be called “Christians”. Here’s a verse

The loyal disciples of Christ..

The loyal disciples of Christ..

from Acts, Chapter 11, verse 26:

26And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

The disciples of Jesus were probably the most loyal disciples ever to be. We read of how they loved their Master more than anything else in the world, and we read of how they started following Him with no question or complaints, but rather they saw it as a privilege to be under this great Master.

But nowadays, a huge majority of people out there call themselves “Christians”. I find it hard to believe that all of these people love Jesus more than their own lives. There are many people out there that call themselves Christians, and of course, they attend church every Sunday, and loyally attend all the functions of the church and things like that, but they do all of this, not for their love of Christ, but for their love of the church.

They love the attention and friendship and new companionship they can gain from church. They like being a part of something. They want an identity in society. Sadly, (now this is not everyone, just some) some just want to show off their new dress and their new car. They want to be part of the biggest, most famous church sometimes, just for the fame of the name of the church.

Now this may not be the case of everybody out there. But still, there is sadly a large majority of Christians out there that don’t care the least about Christ. And this breaks my heart to see these people go about calling themselves “Christians” when the name was coined in the first place for the loyal and loving disciples of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ Himself has told in the Bible of who exactly is worthy of being His disciples:

Mathew, Chapter 10, Verses 37-39

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Now when I first read this verse, I was very young – about 9 years old, and I was at a Gospel Meeting where my father was preaching, and I remember thinking in heart, that if Jesus Christ disapproves of my love for my parents, then I should stop loving them. I laugh 9b_child_1_500x493_772kat heart every time I remember this.

Even as a child, I always made sure I put God first, as my parents had always taught me. So when I read this, I thought I should stop loving my parents. But I had been mistaken. Later on in the meeting my father himself clarified this subject.

Now, when Jesus said that he that loves his parents or children more than Jesus is not worthy of Him, he didn’t mean to say that we should just hate our parents and children for the sake of becoming His disciple. He meant that we must give Christ first priority in life.

This means a lot of things, and you prove this great love for Christ in many ways in life.

If your parents, friends, children or relatives stand in your way to getting closer to God, then those people are not worthy of your love. You should never do something against the will of God just to please the people around you. If you agree to smoke just for the sake of your friendship, then you’re placing that friend before God in life, and you’re proving you

Don't let anyone stand in your way of following Jesus

Don’t let anyone stand in your way of following Jesus

care more about your worldly friends than about your God.
It is very reasonable that we must love God more than anything in life, because He is ever forgiving and kind and provides us with everything we need. He sacrificed His own Son to save us, a group of wretched, sinful, ungrateful humans. And what more than our loyal love would God ask of? It is a love that any child owes his father, rather, it is the love that any child would be happy and more than willing to give his father.

Now, coming back to the subject of being worthy of Jesus Christ, the second part says, “And He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.” Now what does this mean?
The cross symbolizes the great hardships in life. The cross is the object that brings upon it’s victim shame, humiliation, suffering, torture, and cruelty. The Bible says that Christians will be ill-treated around the world. True Christians will have to face several hardships

The cross symbolizes suffering

The cross symbolizes suffering

throughout life, and they will not be accepted in society. They will be hated by the world. They will have to face great trials and tribulations in life.

At these times, dear friends, do not lose faith, but rather utilize these hard times to grow closer to God and to increase your hope. See it as a test of your own faith. You claim you’ll be loyal and forever grateful to God and love Him more than anything, no matter what. So then next time you face hardships in life, think of it as a test of your faith, as I said earlier. Prove yourself to God during those times.

But anyways, the cross thus symbolizes hardships in life. And those that do not take their cross and follow Jesus are not worthy of Him. To read more closely, those that do not take their cross don’t deserve to be with Jesus Christ. What does “taking” mean here?
It means that you must accept and suffer the hardships in life that are brought upon you because you chose to accept Christ. You must be willing to face even life-threatening situations if it’s for the sake of Christ or for the glory of God.

Those who are not willing to “take” this cross in life do not deserve to be with Jesus. In

Are you willing to follow Jesus Christ with your cross?

Are you willing to follow Jesus Christ with your cross?

other words, those who are not willing to share the hardships Christ faced in life, are not worthy of being called His disciples.

Also you must take this cross and follow Jesus Christ. You can’t just go wherever you want after having carried the cross. You must go where Jesus Christ went.

Christ walked up the mountain upon which He was to be killed, but after this death, He was to rise to new and everlasting life.

The same with us. We must follow Christ in His path. We will not have to die anymore for our sins, because Christ did that for us, but we may have to face many harsh treatments and hardships like Christ did, but in the end, we will be following Him to everlasting life.

We will discuss the last part of the verse in the next post, as unfortunately time limits my writing for now. But I do want to tell you one thing before I leave for the day: evaluate yourself. You and I need to do this more than anything in the world.

We are human beings no matter what, and sometimes we may have forgotten of God and His great love for us. So it is our job to check ourselves and make sure we are still loyal disciples of Christ and make sure we are following Him with our cross, rather than complaining about the hardships we have to face because of the fact that we are Christians.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail me for questions: steny8295@yahoo.inor my father Evg. Joy Simon for prayer, advice and questions: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

Also, visit my new branch of this blog, to post questions and regards concerning your Christian life: purefaithanswers.wordpress.com

Until next time we meet, may the peace of Christ be with you and may God bless you dearest readers!

The First Commandment- The Beginning of Obedience


THOU SHALT HAVE NONE OTHER GODS BEFORE ME.

Hello and welcome again dear readers! May I start by saying I am more than glad to be writing in this blog, for it has yielded many results!

So today our topic of thought is the first commandment, stated above. “Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me.”

This, my friends, is the beginning of obedience. God created the Ten Commandments so that us humans would know exactly what to do to please God and to be considered on the right path. If these rules or laws hadn’t been written, then people would just blame God for not specifying what to do and in the shadow of that claim, they would just go on sinning and sinning,  but at the same time appear “innocent” before men.

So, let us analyze this commandment. “Thou shalt have no other Gods before Me.”

Now, some people think that God is implying that there are other Gods in this universe and that He is restricting us from worshiping them. Some clever folk may take advantage of this and make people think that our God is restricting us from knowing other gods. But this is not the truth.

Now, you all know that there are a lot, and I mean like hundreds of different religions out there in the world. Each religion has their own god or goddess. There are some religions with even multiple gods. But, let me tell you, this may hurt some of you, but I have to say this. THERE IS NO OTHER GOD THAN JESUS.

Now, don’t misunderstand me as trying to imply that Jehovah isn’t there. Jehovah and Jesus are the same thing. Jesus is the manifestation of God. He is the manifestation of God’s words, sent to the earth to deliver us those words. So Jesus, Jehovah and the Holy Spirit are one in three.

Us mortal humans find this hard to understand, I know, but there will come a day when everything becomes clear as crystal to us.

Now let me jump back on to the topic of thought. As I said, God is not implying that there are other Gods in the universe. God is the one and only God. There has never been, is not, and will never be another “god”. But then what was God talking about in His commandment?

Of course, God knows that people will create their own Gods out of clay and stone and worship them. Even the people of Israel that God saved through Moses  did it to Him behind His back. That’s the specialty of us humans. We take advantage of all chances we get to denounce the truth. Sometimes I wonder, God saved the people of Israel so miraculously, by even splitting the sea for them. But then even after witnessing the clear miracles of God and His demonstration of His love for them, then why would they go on and create their own god out of gold?

I mean, what use is it to worship something that they know they made themselves? Why would they even think of disobeying such a powerful God, when they themselves saw how God saved them and then drowned the enemy’s armies in the sea?

Now, we ourselves are not any better than the people of that time. In fact, I’m sorry to say this, but we are worse. We are hurtful and disloyal. We cannot be trusted at all. That’s just the truth.

Apart from the fact that God knows we humans will create our own gods, He also meant to warn us from worshiping anything other than Him. I know that just sounded a bit strange, but I’ll explain. In my next post, of course!

I’d like to thank all my readers for being open-minded and for commenting so much and for participating so actively in my blog. I guarantee you, this blog will never serve you a false piece of information. I’ll make sure of that. I would never even think of writing away lies to my readers, for God would punish me heavily if I ever did that. I fear God a lot, for that was the way I was raised, and it will never change. It’s just one of the things that’s etched deep in my heart.

Anyways, comment all you want, let me know your opinions, and may God bless you abundantly!

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May the peace of Christ be with you!

Fire and Ice


Hello again dear readers! I hope you have all been doing fine these past days! I have too.

I’m very pleased with the results of the poll I opened a few days ago, about what comes to your mind first when you hear the name “Jesus Christ” and surprisingly, all of you think of how He gave up His life for us. That’s very good indeed! I will soon open a new poll even more interesting, and I hope you can all participate open-mindedly!

Today, as I sat in thought, I somehow came across the idea of God and the devil opposing each other just as fire and ice. The presence of the both are so opposite to each other, that there is no in-between  situation for someone to be in. Either they whole-heartedly believe in God and follow Him, or otherwise they go with the devil’s plans.

FIRE:
There is no doubt that God is fire. Fire is something that burns brilliantly and spreads light and heat to it’s surroundings, just like God. He provides light and warmth. True, fire burns things. But it only burns the dry and dead plants and leaves. Most of the time fire doesn’t

Fire cleanses the surrounding, and provides light and warmth.

consume the living green plants. This burning of dead things cleanses the area of it ( the heavenly fire of purity that cleanses all evil ) and produces ash after deleting the impure, so that the living can use this ash as nourishment for their growth.
Fire does not beckon every person going by to come and be part of it. Those who see the light, and wish to know more and only those who wish to be part of it (I mean spiritually, to be part of the light of heavenly wisdom, not someone foolish enough to actually jump into the fire) go towards it.

ICE:

No doubt about it, the devil is the ice. The ice is frozen. Some people talk of other people as “cold-hearted”- you see what I mean? Ice is, like I said, frozen. It has no life, and cannot

Ice tends to lure you in with a little refreshing chill, and then to freeze you.

sustain life. It does not give warmth or any type of comfort to anyone. It does nothing to the dead and impure things, but it has the power to hurt and freeze living things. It makes people want to get closer by giving off a little chill at the first sight.. a cooling and relaxing chill. But once someone is completely surrounded by ice, then they cannot escape. (not unless fire (the light of wisdom) can penetrate and melt the ice (evil) and free the person.

Thus ice tends to completely freeze the living, while the fire tends to provide support for the living as I mentioned before. When I mentioned life, I meant that the “living” are God’s children. The “dead and dry” (as in leaves, chopped off birches, etc.) are the children of saitan.

Furthermore, there are many instances where God has been related with fire, told of in the Bible itself. Stay tuned for the next post where I will provide you with direct Bible quotes about this. Meanwhile, enjoy participating in the few polls I’ve opened today!

Have a great day and God bless you!

 
 

Dwelling under the wings of God…


Psalms Chapter 91 verse 4: ” He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

I still remember the very day my father taught us of the importance of this verse in our lives.

Hello again, dear readers. As some of you may have read in the previous post to this one, ( “The Man Who gave up a Life-Saving Opportunity”) You may have noticed where I mentioned that if you stray from His path, God will take away the shield of protection from you and you will become vulnerable to the devil’s attacks. Actually, what is the shield of protection?

To explain this, I can think of no better role-model than the hen itself.

The mother hen keeps all of it’s beautiful chicks under it’s wings to protect them from the dangers lurking outside, like predators, or bad weather, etc. But just think of what may

Just look at those adorable chicks under the wings of their mother, safe and sound.. and to think that’s you and me..

happen when one of them, just out of curiosity, peeps out to see what’s going on, when in fact the mother is trying to hide it from a snake?

The chick would indeed see the snake, and it would definitely frighten it and try to get hold of it before it dives back into the sea of feathers.

Okay, now what if the chick is just dying of curiosity to get out and be free for some time.. what are the chances of the snake getting him now, hmmm?

Well my friends, no surprise, that is you and me.. yes, you and I are similar to those chicks.

A chick that comes to the mother instantly at her call and stays under the shadow of her wings will never be caught or hurt by anything. Yet a chick that disobeys it’s mother’s commands and gets out of the protection provided by her wings is a million times more vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy.. I hope you can see now that the chicks are us and the mother hen is the almighty God, and that the predator is the devil.

Let me go back to the quote: “He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust..”

His feathers mark the boundaries of our freedom.. no, His feathers mark the boundaries over which no devil can touch us.. His feathers mark the boundaries that save us and keep us safe in this evil world.

Keep within those boundaries. To do that, be obedient of God’s commands. Try to grow to the fullest means of being a true Christian.. Control your temptation to be part of the sinful world… be aware that it is the devil himself tempting you, not your silly “wings of freedom trying to take flight” or anything like that..

Don’t get me wrong: this doesn’t mean you must give up your dreams.. it means you must not let yourself be tempted into even slightly bending God’s laws for your own pleasure.. because the snake is out there.. waiting for a chance..

YOU are the one that should deny him that chance..

God bless you!