Do Not Love the World

When we read 1 John 2:15-17, we are commanded by God, not to love the world. Now, what does that mean, and how can we not love the world, in which we are created to live in?

When God commands us not to love the world, he does not mean not loving the nature, the animals, or other things, which are the creation of God. Just the opposite. God wants us to enjoy the nature, and being with animals, because he put the animals and nature, to be with the first man Adam, from the very beginning.

When God commands us not to love the world, he means all those sinful things happening in the world, through people who do not know Christ, and who rebel against God, and what he has commanded.

In 1 John 2:16, the Bible mentions three things, and those three things, are the ones, which God has commanded us, not to love. What are they? The are the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life (NIV).

The lust of the eyes could be the fact, that our eyes, never have enough to look at. We want always to look for more, to see more. Now, there are good things in this world, which our eyes long to look at, but there are also bad things in this world, which are in conflict with heaven, and please only hell. Those are the things God does not want us to look at. Why, because our eyes are the windows of our soul, and what we see, enters our soul, and becomes part of our memory and mind. Jesus said that when our eyes are healthy, our whole body is full with light – Luke 11:34. God wants us to look more, at the things that will build us up in his ways, and one of the way those things get into us, is trough our eyes. May the Holy Spirit help us to look at the right things daily, because if he does not help us, we will definitely look sometimes, at the wrong things, and possibly even fall into the temptation of doing the wrong things.

The lust of the flesh, are the many things, our flesh desires, and the many things, our sinful nature in us desires to accomplish too. Even as Christians, we struggle everyday, against the our flesh, and the sinful nature in it. Apostle Paul says in Romans chapter 7, that nothing good lives in our bodies and that he sees another law, the work of the sinful nature in his body, which makes him to do the things, he does not want to do, that is sin. We are between the desires of the Holy Spirit who lives in us as Christians, and the sinful nature living in our bodies, and we desire to do what the Holy Spirit wants, but the lust of the flesh, that is the lust of our sinful nature in our bodies, wants us to sin, and do the wrong things, so we are in a battle very day, with the option to chose what the Holy Spirit in us wants, or what the sinful nature in us wants. The choice is ours.

And the pride of life. What is that? Well, that is being proud, with the status we have achieved in life. For example, if I have made millions of dollars, through my business, most people out there in the world, would consider me successful, influential and intelligent. And if I am a beggar on the street, most people in the world, would consider me a failure. Now read James chapter 2, and see what God says about that. God has a different way of looking at our success, which is 100% different, from what most people out in the world, consider to be a success. God looks at success, with its eternal values, but men of this wold, look at success, only with its earthly values. What people in this world, consider a success, is a failure in the eyes of God, and what God considers as success in the life of man, is failure in the eyes of the world.

The Word of God is Living and Active

We as Christians, in our daily devotionals, read the Word of God, and meditate on it. We do it, first of all, because Jesus said that man shall not live with bread alone, but with every word, that proceeds from the mouth of God.

You see, our bodies need feeding every day, in order to live and grow. Our spirit and our soul, also need the food from heaven, in order to live and grow in the things of God. The only way we can overcome things in this messed up world, is by our faith, because the Bible says that we have overcome the world, by our faith. But our faith, can not be strong enough, to overcome the things in this world, which are going against the will of God, if our soul and spirit, are not fed and strengthened, by the Word of God.

The Bible says in Hebrews 4:12, that the Word of God is living and active, separating soul and spirit, and judging the attitudes and thoughts of the heart. Now notice, it says the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart, not of the mind. That is important! Why? Because Christianity is first of all, a matter of the heart. With the heart we believe in God, and our heart or spirit, is born again, not our mind. Out connection with heaven, is first of all in our heart, and not our mind, because the Holy Spirit, is in our hearts, according to the Scriptures.

The Word of God is living and active, but unless it is in our hearts, how can it be living and acting in us? We have to make sure, that we get the Word of God in our hearts, so that it can be living and active inside of our hearts, or our born again spirit. But how do we get the Word of God to be in our hearts? First of all, we transform our minds, with the Word of God, just as Romans 12:1, 2 says. Then when we transform our minds regularly, with reading the Word of God, eventually, the Word of God, will be in our hearts too. But it first enters in us, through our hearts.

Once the Word of God gets into our hearts, then because it is living and active, it will first of all, judge our thoughts and attitudes, in order to make our hearts and minds, to align more with heaven. The more of the Word of God we have in our hearts, the more living and active it will be inside of us, and the more living and acting it will be in our lives too.

Jesus said that the mouth speaks what the heart is full with. The more of the Word of God we store in our hearts, the more of the Word of God will come out of our mouth, in our daily conversations. And vice versa. The the less of the Word of God we store in our hearts, the more of this world, will come of our mouths, and that would definitely not be living and active, but will be burning and dying.

The more of the Word of God in us, the more God can use that Word, and do miracles in our lives. God always uses our faith in his Word, to do a miracle. He just does not do a miracle, independent of our faith in his Word. That is why he gave us his Word on the first place, so that we believe in it. and by believing in it, it will be more living and acting in us, and through us, for his glory, and for our and other people’s blessing.

Love Builds Up Knowledge Puffs Up

1 Corinthians 8:1

​These days and age, what most people in the world consider to be one of the most important thing in life, is to have more knowledge. Knowing how to use Information Technology products like smart phones, tablets, computers and the Internet, is valued highly, in today’s world. Nearly everyone wants to progress and grow in their knowledge and advancement, in the world of technology. But what is getting cold in this world, is the love among people. 

Jesus said, that because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most, will grow cold. The world out there, and the people of this world, do not care these days too much, to grow in love, and that is mainly because they do not have the love of God, shed in their hearts, by the Holy Spirit, because they are not born again. Therefore, many people in the world, do not consider growing in love towards others, a valuable or important thing. But for us as Christians, to grow in love must be the highest priority, and even more than growing in knowledge. 

We can grow in love towards God and towards people, and we can grow in knowledge towards God, and towards the things in this world, like Information Technology for example. The Bible clearly states that growing in knowledge puffs up, but growing in love builds up. I believe that relates to, or is similar to, when we talk about the gifts of the Holy Spirit in our life, being manifested, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in our life. You see, we are commanded in the Bible to love God and to love people, which fulfil the whole Law of God. I believe we are to follow love, and desire the spiritual gifts. We need both, in our life, and that is why God made it to be written in his Word, about them. 

There are many people in this world, Christians, and Theologians, who know a lot about God. But the question is, do they grow in love towards God, and towards people. That is the important thing, at which heaven is looking, and longing to grow in our life. And that is why Apostle Paul said, that if he does not have love, he is nothing. 

You can have plenty of knowledge about God, and about Information Technology, but if you do not have love, you and not only you but me too, we are on a lower level of a spiritual growth, than a person who really grows in love towards God and people, but does not have a lot of knowledge about God or IT.

We can become proud with our knowledge about God, and about Theology, but how can we become proud, if we have love for God and people. Knowledge about is necessary and important, and it can help us grow in our love towards God and people, but knowledge about God on its own, can cause us to be proud, just because of having all that knowledge about God. On the other hand, what God is looking for, is if we love him on a daily basis, and if we love the people he created in his image, as he has commanded us.

That is why Jesus commanded us to love each other. And that is why Apostle John said that the person who love their neighbour or brother, knows God, but the person who hates their brother, and does not love their brother, does not know God. We can have all the knowledge about God, but still hate our brother, and not love people. All that knowledge would be in vain, if there is no love.

If You Really Trust God You Can Sleep

The person who really trusts God about his protection and deliverance from trouble, is able to relax, and go to bed. What is the proof that a Christian really trusts in God, for his protection and deliverance from trouble? The proof is if that Christian, is able to sleep during the night. 

When we read the book of Acts chapter 12, and verses from 1 to 11, we can see, that Apostle Peter, was captured by king Herod, and was put in prison. Now, the reason Herod did that, is because he had started to persecute some Christians, and he even killed James, the brother of John. Therefore, he also decided to find Peter, and shut him in prison. 

When we read what actually happened to Peter, while he was put in prison, we will find him relaxing, and going to bed, to sleep. What is important for us to notice here, is that Peter surely knew, that king Herod, was persecuting Christians, and that he even killed James, the brother of John. Now, just knowing that fact, would be enough for Apostle Peter, to start worry and be gripped with anxiety, about his own safety and about his life. Peter probably thought, that if Herod killed James, the brother of John, he could kill him too, in order to please the Jews. 

But what we find when we read Acts 12:1-11, is that Peter instead of worrying and being anxious about being killed by Herod, decided to go to bed. Now, that I believe, is a complete trust in God. I believe that Peter perhaps even did not care about his life anymore, but believed that whatever happened to him, if he was killed by Herod, he would go to heaven, but if he was not killed, he would continue to preach the Gospel, and that is what all mattered to Peter, at that time in prison.

​Remember that Peter, was scared for losing his own life, when he denied Jesus three times, and was trying to pretend, that he did not know Jesus. Peter did that, because he was worried that the Jews could crucify him too, just like his master Jesus was. But that was before the day of Pentecost, or before the day after the resurrection of Jesus, when the Apostles were filled and baptised, with the Holy Spirit. Since the baptism of the Holy Spirit, on the day of Pentecost, Peter has become a different man, bold and courageous, by the Holy Spirit in him, and that is what made him not worry about losing his life, anymore. 

Could you as a Christian, be able to sleep, if you were put in prison, and if you knew that you could be killed, because of your faith in Christ? Peter did, and the proof that he was completely trusting God, no matter what happened to him, is in the fact, that he went to bed, and was sound asleep. And that is when God sent an angel, which took him out of prison, in a miraculous way. 

Faith and trust in God, will bring peace and a sound sleep to a Christian, even in the time of persecution, just like Peter was. But a lack of faith or trust of God, for his protection and deliverance, will bring plenty or worry and anxiety, and inability to sleep, and have a sweet dreams.

How And What Should We Pray For

Sometimes, we as Christians can be wondering, what should we pray for, or for who we shall pray for. But the Bible has shown us clearly, what and for who we shall pray. 

If we look at 1 Timothy 2:1-3, we can see that Apostle Paul is giving us divine instructions, about who shall we pray for, and what shall we pray. Paul urges believers, to have petitions to God, and to pray for believers, that is for other Christians, and also, for people in authority. He also mentions intercessions and thanksgiving. Also, Paul says that we should pray for those things, first of all. Now that means we have to put those things on the top priority in our prayer, when we pray to God.

Well, that includes some of the main things, for which a Christians should pray for. Let us look at each one of those instructions. 

Petitions and prayers, to be made for all people. Now, it does not say that we should pray for Christians only, but it says for all people. What does the word ‘all’ mean? Well, it means all, and that includes non believers and Christians. Petitions and prayers for them means we can pray what we want to pray for them, whatever the need they have is. We can pray for Christians that they will know God better, and come closer to God, and have strong faith in the Word of God, and we can pray other things about Christians. 

But it also says, that we should pray an intercession type of prayer, when we intercede for certain individuals before God, on their behalf. One example of intercession, is when we as Christians pray for another Christian, to be healed from a disease. We ask God to heal them, and in that sense we intercede for them, before God. 

And thanksgiving is also mentioned by Paul. Well, I would suggest that every time we pray a petition or intercession types of prayers, we should finish our prayers, with thanksgiving. Thanking God for answering our prayers, at the end of our prayers, shows God, and demonstrates to God, that we really believe, that he has answered our prayer. If we do not really believe, that God has answered our prayers, I do not think, that we will really thank him for the answer. If you do not believe that God is going to answer your prayer, then I do not think that you will thank him for the answer of your prayer.

You thank God for the answer of your prayer, only if you believe that he has answered your prayer. Simple like that! And of course, we can give God thanks, not only for answering our prayer, but for million other things, like what God gives us in our life, either as a spiritual or material blessings, and for many other things.

And another prayer is that one, for people in authority. Paul says that if we pray for people in authority, like praying for the government of our country, that would result in us, living a peaceful life. What more we need these days, with all those Covid 19 havoc creating days, than having a peaceful life. The whole world is messed up, so we really need a peaceful life. And that life is possible, we if pray for authorities. What shall we pray for the people in the government? Well, one think we could pray, is that God will grant them wisdom, in order to make good and proper decisions, for the glory of God, and for the blessing of the people of that country.

Even If Does Not Make Sense Do It

​Have you been is a situation, where God shows or reveals to you, that he wants you to do something specific, but for you personally, it does not make sense at ll? I do not know about you, but I have.

Many of the thing God will do in your life as a Christian, will not make sense to you, but yet there are there, done by the Almighty God, in a supernatural way. You see, the spiritual realm has different dimensions and laws, which differ from the physical realm and dimensions we live here on earth. Not wonder God said in his Word, that his thoughts are not like our thoughts. Of course they are not, and I am so happy that we can know the thoughts of God, as recorded in his Word, which are perfect, and without anything less than purity, holiness and perfection.

When you read the Bible, Old Testament or New, you can see so many times, when God was doing something, and it did not make sense to the people around, watching the miraculous from God. One such example is just before Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave, when one of the sisters of Lazarus, went to Jesus, and told him that Lazarus has been already in the grave for a few days. But Jesus told her, that if she believes, she will see the glory of God.

Jesus wants the same from us today, to just believe, and not rationalise what he is doing. We can not understand many things about God and what he is doing, so we will be losing our time and effort, to try to do so.

Think about the situation with Jesus and his disciples, after the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. He appeared to them, and told them to put their nets, on the right side of the boat, in order to catch fish, as recorded in the Gospel of John 21:6. Now, Peter and John, and some of the other disciples of Jesus, were professional fishermen, who tried to catch fish, whole night, and they did not catch any. And here is Jesus, telling them in the morning, to put their nets on the right side of the boat. I can imagine Apostle Peter scratching his head thinking, ‘Why does Jesus asks us to put the net on the right side of the boat? What does it matter, if we put the net on the left side of the boat or on the right? Is that what makes one to catch fish? Why on the right side? It does not make sense!’ But yet, they did as Jesus told them to do, and they had a miracle in their boat, having nets full with fish.

So, what matters is that, when God gives you any instructions, even if they do not make sense, do not question them, or try to explain them, because most of the time, you will not be able to. Instead, simply believe, with faith, and do what he tells you to do. That is the fist step, of seeing a miracle from God.

If You Are Sick Do Not Despair

We tend to think, that if some Christian is an anointed man of God, and God heals people through him, then he can not get sick. But, that kind of an idea, is far from the truth.

A person can be mightily used by God, and even have a healing ministry, but that does not guarantee, that he can not get sick. God has provided and guaranteed our healing, but he has not guaranteed Christians being unable to get sick. Why am I asserting that? Because of the man, who wrote most of the New Testament, Apostle Paul.

If we read in Galatians 4:13, 14, we can see, that even Apostle Paul was at one time sick, while he preached the Gospel, to the Galatian people. And it is written, that the people in Galatia, to whom Paul preached the gospel, did not treat him with contempt, because of his illness. Now that is a very important principle, for us Christians to know, that if we see a Christian sick, we should not think that he does not have enough faith, to be healed, or treat him with a scorn, just like the Galatian people, who did not treat with scorn, Apostle Paul, because of his illness.

If Apostle Paul was sick, for whatever reason, does it mean, that he did not have enough faith? No, I do not think so, because Paul was one of the followers of Jesus, who was used to see God heal people, when he prayed for them. Paul definitely had strong faith in God, for healing people by prayer, but we do not know for sure, why exactly, he was sick, while preaching the Gospel, at the same time. 

So, if we as Christians get sick, we should not give hope, that God will heal us, and it does not mean, that we do not have enough faith, to be healed. Sometimes, we do not know exactly, why some people do not get healed, even if they display a great faith for their healing, and even if they are mightily used by God. But that does not mean, that they should not continue to have faith and hope in God, for their healing, because our healing for us as Christians, has been already provided for us by God, by the death of Jesus on the cross, and by his resurrection from the grave. All we have to do, is just accept our healing by faith, and thank God for our healing, because by the wounds of Jesus, we have been healed, just as the Bible says so!

Reasons Why God Will Help You

You have to have a confidence in God, and believe him, in order to be like king David, who entirely relied on his God, to help him, in his troubles. 

When you read the Psalms, you will find in many places, that king David, always went to God for help, in whatever trouble he was facing. He had that trust and confidence in his God, that God will help him and protect him. I mean, think about it. King David was involved in battles, on the battle field, where he could easily be killed. And that was not only once or twice, but many times, while he was a king. And yet, he trusted in God for protection, and God protected him. 

When you read Psalm 25:15, 16, 17, you can see, that king David, was suffering, and was in anguish, for whatever reason, and very often as you can read in the Psalms, the reason was his enemies. King David, was the man after God’s heart, as the Bible says, yet, he was many times in trouble and anguish. You may be thinking, well, how can king David, be a man after God’s own heart, and yet, suffer and be in anguish, so many times? Well, yes, he was a man after God’s own heart, and God delivered him from all sorts of troubles and suffering, but God did not prevent king David, having troubles. It is obvious that king David had troubles and suffered a lot, as you read through the Psalms, and in the Old Testament. But God delivered him, and helped him, in all those troubles. 

So we as Christians, have a promise from Jesus too, that we will troubles in this world. That is one of the promises of God for us, and we like it or not. But yet, Jesus also said, that he has overcome the world, and he expects us, to do the same, with his help, and for his glory. Read John 16:33.

Going back to king David, in Psalm 25:15, 16, 17, he was asking God, to release him from his anguish and his troubles of his heart. King David, the man after God’s own heart, often felt squeezed and pressed, from various directions in his life, which made him feel alone, in anguish, helpless, afflicted and fearful. Do you find yourself in a similar situations sometimes? Do not despair. There is hope for you!

Whenever you feel lonely, call on him, who is always with you, and promised to never forsake or leave you! Whenever you are full of fear, call to God to help you and release you from fear, just like king David did, and just as it is written, in Psalm 34. When you are in depression of despair, come to Jesus, who promised to leave his joy in us. 

Whatever ails you, come to God, because his hand is not too short to deliver, and comfort you in trouble. He has the answer, before you even had the problem. But he is not going to just pour out his answer to you, unless you come to him, and show and prove by your actions, that you are in trouble, even though, he knows it anyway. He just wants you to come to him, and pour out your heart, not because he does not know what is in your heart, because he does, but because he wants to see your willingness to come to him for help, and expressing your trust and believe in him, for delivering you, from your trouble. 

How Can God Love Them and Be Angry with Them?

It is interesting to notice, that the Bible very clearly says, that God loves people in this world, that is people who do not believe in him, and are not Christians, and yet, the Bible also says that, the people who do not have Jesus in their life, or in other words, do not believe in Jesus, God’s wrath remains on them. Read John 3:16, 36.

At the first reading of those texts in the Bible, it seem like a contradiction, but it is not, and never can be! Think about this way. An earthly father, loves his children very much, regardless of what they do or not do. But, when those children do the wrong things, their fathers can be angry with them, and even punish them. The fact that their fathers punish them, does not mean that they do not love their children, but they want their children, to do the right things.

So it is similar with people in this world, who do not believe in Jesus, and do not serve the Lord. God loves them very much, but because they do the wrong thing by rejecting Jesus, the wrath of God remains on them. And yet, it does not mean at all, that God does not love them, because he does, and is longing for them to be saved.

Also, Apostle Paul also mentions in the New Testament, that God disciplines us, for our own good, so that we can share in his holiness. Now, a discipline is never pleasant but painful, and yet, when God is not pleased with us, because we have done something wrong, he still loves us, regardless of what we have done. 

It is like God is saying to people in this world, who do not believe in him, and reject him that he is angry with them, for living in rebellion and sin before him, but he still loves them, and wants them to be saved, and to come to his family of believers, and be his dear children in Christ. 

So, there is not a contradiction in the Bible about God loving the people in this world, and yet his wrath remains on them, when they reject Jesus Christ, and do not give their live to follow God, and do what he wants them to do. 

God Has Not Forgotten Your Suffering

You may wonder sometimes, if God has forgotten or does care about your suffering and pain. If you have suffered for while, and you have been in pain, either emotionally or physically, and have not seen relief yet, it does not mean that God does not care for you, or that he has forgotten or does not pay attention to your suffering. 

How many good fathers are there, who will not care or pay attention to the suffering of their children? Not many! And why is that, that there are some Christians, who tend to think, that when they are suffering or in pain, God has forgotten them, or does not care about their suffering. Let me tell you, that it is a lie straight from hell. The enemy of your soul, will want you to believe, that God does not care for your suffering, and does not pay attention, to your pain. 

In Psalm 22:24 the NLT New Living Translation, says that God has not ignored the suffering, and has not turned his back to the afflicted person. And that person includes you, if you follow God, believe in him, trust him, and want to obey him. 

And it is not only in Psalm 22:24, that the Bible shows us that God really cares for us. And he said that we should cast all our anxieties on him, and that includes our suffering and pain. Because, what are some Christians anxious about sometimes? Is it not sometimes about health issues, and sickness? Of course that is. 

If you suffer in persecution for your faith in God, and you want to be free from persecution, then God can deliver you from persecution for your faith in him, but sometimes, he will not deliver you from being persecuted for your faith in Jesus Christ, but will give you enough grace and strength, so that you can endure that persecution, for your faith in him. 

Read the book of Revelation 2:10. After you read it, you can see very clearly, that Jesus says some who are addressed in Revelation 2:10, will be put in prison for 10 days, because of their faith, so that they could be tested. Now, you can maybe ask yourself, why does not God deliver them from persecution and suffering? Well, we do not know why, but that is what is written in the Bible. God could deliver them if he wanted, but he let them or their faith in Jesus, be tested, by letting them be persecuted for 10 days. 

But nevertheless, the pain of the child, is also the pain of the father. God just does not look from heaven at your pain and suffering, and wonder if he is going to deliver you or not. His will is always to take care of your suffering, and to wipe every tear away from your face, just as it says that he will, in the Book of Revelation. How could God want to wipe every tear away from your face, and yet, not want to deliver you from pain and suffering? Of course he does, and he will. Just believe that it will happen for you too, personally.

If You Are a Christian You Are at War

Are you a born again Christian? Then you are at war, like it or not!

Once you become born again from heaven, that is, born again from the Holy Spirit, you are transferred from the kingdom of darkness, to the kingdom of light. For that reason alone, you have become an enemy of the devil. He does not like the truth and the fact, that because you are born again from the Holy Spirit now, you belong to God, and you do not belong to the god of this world, anymore. 

Before you were born again, or before you became a Christian, you belonged to the enemy of your soul, the devil, because the Bible says that he is the god of this world. Without God and his Holy Spirit in your heart, you belonged to the spirit of Antichrist, which is the spirit influencing and dwelling in the hearts of many people in this world, who are not Christians, and who do not have Jesus Christ dwelling in their hearts. 

When you were still in the kingdom of darkness, before you became born again, the devil could use you for his own purposes and wishes. But now, because you are a born again child of God, and you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in your heart, he can not touch you, as written in one of the Epistles of John, in the New Testament. Therefore, because Jesus Christ lives in your heart and is Lord of your life, you have automatically become an enemy of the devil, and you have overcome him, by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, shed on the cross for your sins, and by your testimony about Jesus, as written in the book of Revelation. 

Before you were born again, the devil had victory over you and your life, because you were living in his kingdom, the kingdom of darkness. After you have become born again, you have overcome the devil, and you have the power and authority to command him in the name of Jesus, to leave your life, or the lives of other people, because of what Jesus Christ did for you and me, by his death on the cross, and by his resurrection from the death. As it says in the book of Acts, Jesus Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, and he destroyed them completely, glory and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for that! Amen!

But although the devil is defeated enemy, because Jesus Christ destroyed his works on earth by his death on the cross for our sins and his resurrections from the death, the devil still tries from time to time to fight Christians in various ways, because the Bible says that he is like roaring lion, going around the world, looking for someone to devour. And that was written for Christians. 

In the book of Revelation, chapter 12 and verse 17, it says that the dragon, which is the devil, went to wage war against Christians, those who keep God’s commands. From that verse alone, you can see that the enemy of our soul, is still trying to fight Christians, in one way or another. But the only way the enemy can defeat a Christian in a certain way, is when a Christian falls into temptation to do certain sin, not because a Christian wants to sin, but because of difficult or pressing situations, or because of giving in to the sinful nature living in the body of every Christian, just because, a Christian decides to give in to temptation.

But nevertheless, if a Christian, who has give to temptation and has sinned, if that Christian repents, and seeks God’s forgiveness and mercy, God will forgive that Christian, and will restore him, and most likely help that Christian and train him to try to fight that temptation in the future, so that the Christian will not fall into the same temptation again. But even then, there is no guarantee, that the Christian will not fall in the same temptation in the future again.

We as Christians, although we do not want to sin, we sometimes give in to temptation and sin. But we have the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our sins, to cleanse us from our sins, when we repent before God. Glory and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for that! May our God and Father help us not to fall into temptations and sin, in the name of Jesus Christ! Amen!

Feeling Low and Discouraged? Read This!

Every single day, we are bombarded from all directions with all sorts of shifting bad news. The world is sinking into depression and despair, and most people out there, do not know what is going on, or what will be going on, in the near future. But we as Christians, are not left unaware, of why things are, as they are in the world, or what will happen, in the future, because our God has said in his Word, what will happen, in the last days! We have read the end of the book, the Bible, and we win! Glory and thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for that!

When we read Psalm 116:6-9, we can see someone, who has learned to do the right thing, when they feel down or depressed. The are not continuing to wallow in their depression, but have lifted their eyes up to God, away from all those depressing things, in their lives, and around the world. They have decided to think about the heavenly things, and not about the earthly things, as we are admonished to do, in the Bible.

The person in Psalm 116:6-9, pays attention to their soul state, and and when they find that their heart is sinking in despair, they remind themselves, and their soul, to take a rest. But what is important is to realise, that the reason that person in that Psalm 116 is telling his own soul to take a rest, or to relax in other words, is because that person knows their God, and trusts in him, and his Word. In verses 6 and 7, the psalmist says that God has dealt bountifully with him, and that it is God who has taken away his tears. Do you see that? It is not about what is happening around the psalmist and his life, no. It is about the fact, that God has taken his tears away from him.

The confidence and the comfort of the psalmist in Psalm 116, comes from his trust in God, and his Word. That psalmist knew very well, that no matter what happens in his life, God is always there to help him, and comfort him, and to keep him from stumbling or hurt in his life, in the future.

In the same way, we as Christians, have to trust what Jesus said and promised to us, that if we are burdened, we should come to him, and find rest of our souls. The rest Jesus provides for our souls as his followers, is always there for us, 24/7, but it is up to us to believe that, and to take advantage of that rest, provided from God for us. If we do not take that rest Jesus provides for us with faith, it will not enter our hearts and souls.

We have to receive the rest God provides for our souls, with faith, just as we receive everything else from him, by faith, if that is a spiritual blessing or material. That is why Jesus said in the Gospel of John, that we should not let our hearts be troubled. He is putting the emphasis on us, not to let our hearts be troubled. Only then, we can really experience the peace Jesus provides for us, and the rest he gives us. If we fret, and worry, and are full with anxiety, and not trusting in what God says in his Word for us, how can we have and enjoy the rest which Jesus provides?

Opposition When Doing the Will of God

We as Christians, often think, that if we are doing God’s will, everything will be ‘bed and roses’, because we know that we do God’s will, and his work on earth, so, by default, we often can fall into the trap of thinking, that everything must be good, and must be pleasant, because God is behind it.

But when we look in the Bible, in so many passages, we can see, that it is not the case. There are many examples like Apostle Paul and his team of believers going around Europe, and evangelising, while facing difficulties, beatings and imprisonment. And they were doing God’s will. 

We can often fall into another trap of thinking, that if things do not go well in our life, then that is certainly a sign and a proof, that we are out of God’s will. That is because we think, that if we do God’s will, then surely God must bless us, and our work for him, and everything must be going smooth like a butter. But the reality is often different, than what we thought. 

​Yes, God blesses our work for him, and he blesses us, when we please him, and live according to his will and plan, but that does not mean, that the outside circumstances in our life, will align with the will of God. Just the opposite. Like the case with Apostles Paul, Peter and the other disciples of Jesus, when they were preaching the Gospel, and doing the work of God on earth, they were beaten and imprisoned, and suffered all sorts of trials and tribulations in the circumstances of their life. 

You see, even when we are in the perfect will of God, and do exactly what he wants us to do, and has commanded us to do, there are many people around us, in our life, who will not agree, with that perfect will of God, either because they do not believe in God, or, because although they are Christians, for one reason or another, they will refuse to believe the will of God, for our life personally. The will of God for us personally, is the will of God for us, and not for them, and what God has planned for us, does not mean, that he has planned it for them too. Therefore, we can often see opposition in our life, from other people around us, from the various circumstances of life. 

One of the proof text for that, is found in 1 Thessalonians 2:18. In that passage of Scripture, we can see that Apostle Paul, was trying to do the will of God, and yet, the enemy tried to prevent his, and stop him from doing so, and that for a few times, and not only once. So here, we have Apostle Paul, trying to do the will of God, and yet, he was stopped from doing so, by the enemy. We do not know exactly how the enemy prevented Paul from doing God’s will, by not being able to go, to visit certain believers, but we know, that he did. 

All that means, that Christians could face opposition from the enemy, whenever they try to do God’s will, and they should not be surprised, if they do.

The best think to do, if you are prevented from doing God’s will, is to pray in faith, and ask God, to help you fulfil his plan and will for you, and to remove any blocks and stops, the enemy has placed. Ask God to break and remove any barriers, the enemy has placed in your attempt, to please God and do what he wants you to do.

What I Do Not Want to Do, I Do-Romans 7:15-20

If you think, that it is only you, who struggle with sin as a Christian, you are not, but everyone of us, who is born from heaven, struggles with sin on a daily basis.

When we read Romans 7:15-20, we can see the struggle, Apostle Paul was having with sin. Some people say, that Paul was talking about his past, before he became a Christian, but when you read the verses, you can see plainly, that Paul was not talking in the past tense, but in the present tense. That is because he said that he want to do good, but does not do it, because he does the bad things, which he did not want to do. And also, he said very clearly, that it is not him who wants to do the wrong things, but it is sin in his body, which causes him to do the wrong things. So, even Apostle Paul was struggling with sin, daily. So, we are not very different from him, because we all struggle daily, with sin in our lives.

​If Apostle Paul was struggling like that, so what about us? Of course, we struggle daily too, with trying to do the right things, and often, doing the wrong things, which we do not want to do, as Christians.

Apostle Paul says that he sees another law in his body, working against the Law of God, in his heart. And he says that when he does do the wrong things, it is not him who does it, but sin, or the sinful nature in his body, which does make him to sin.

We also have the sinful nature in our body, and although we are born again from the Holy Spirit, in our spirit, our body is not born again, and remains with the sinful nature in us. So we have always the daily choice of deciding what or who we want to follow, the sinful nature in our bodies, or the Holy Spirit, who is in our born again spirit. It is up to us. Even in the Epistle to the Galatians 5:17, Apostle Paul talks about the struggle in us, between what the Holy Spirit in us, wants us to do, in order to serve and obey God, and what the sinful nature in our bodies, wants to do, in order to cause us, to disobey God.

We can not find it as an excuse, that because we have the sinful nature in our bodies, so we do not have responsibility, if we do the wrong things or not. God has given us his Holy Spirit in us, and the Holy Spirit is the one who helps us, to fight against sin in our life, and to be able to conquer the sinful nature in us. It does not mean that we will never sin, no, we will sin, not because we want, but because, sometimes we fall into temptation, yet the Holy Spirit is in us, to help us do, what God requires.

God has provided us with everything necessary, for us to not do the wrong sinful things in our life, and to conquer the sinful nature in us, by the Holy Spirit in us, by his grace for us, by his Word, but it is up to us, if we want to follow the desire of the Holy Spirit in us, or the desire of the sinful nature in us. If we chose to obey the Holy Spirit in us, and the Word of God, we conquer the sinful nature in us, but if we chose to follow the desires of the sinful nature in us, especially when we are tempted by various circumstances in our life, and by challenging and difficult situation we face, then we will sin.

We as Christians, do want to obey the Holy Spirit in us, and the Word of God, but because of some difficult and challenging situations in our life, we sometimes, give in to temptation, and we sin.

May the Holy Spirit in us, help us to do always what he desires from us to do, so that we can live more for the glory of God, and for his Kingdom on earth.

Now You Can Have Your Healing

God does not care, where you come from, what you past has been, or what you have done in the past, in order to heal you! He does not heal you because you are from America, Europe, Asia or any country in the world. He does not heal you, because you are a good or bad person, according to your own estimation! No, He heals you, because of only one and only one reason, because of what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross, and by his resurrection which we believe! That is it! Our healing is already provided for us from God the Father, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave!

When we read Luke 7:1-10, we can see that Jesus healed the servant of certain man, the Centurion. Now, that man was not even a Jew himself, but was one of the enemies of the Jews, the Romans who occupied their own country. And yet, Jesus healed his servant. Based on what? Was it because that Centurion build the Jews a Synagogue? I doubt it.

There was only one reason, why Jesus decided to heal the servant of that Centurion, and that reason was the faith of the Centurion, about which even the Son of God marvelled and commented about. Faith in the heart of the Centurion about what Jesus said and did, was what caused Jesus to perform the miracle.

Jesus could easily say to him that he can not heal his servant, because he was not even a Jew, but a gentile, a Roman pagan, who was a soldier, with the possible background of killing people, on the battle field, and as a Roman soldier, being ready to obey any command from Cesar, his king in Rome, even if that meant, killing or hurting the Jews, in a certain way. And yet, Jesus overlooked all the background of that Roman Centurion, and everything to do with his background, as a Roman soldier, an enemy of the Jews by law, and healed his servant. It is amazing that Jesus was amazed by the faith of a such a man like the Roman Centurion.

You maybe thinking, that you do not deserve Jesus to heal you, because of what you have done in the past, or because people have labeled you, as bad person, or because some people said, that you are not worthy or you do not deserve to be healed. Forget about all that crap! Just look at what mercy and how much grace Jesus had for this pagan, a Roman soldier, considering only his faith, and nothing else. Jesus was like ‘closing his eyes’ to the background of the Roman Centurion, and was interested only in his faith.

That is all that Jesus is interested in order to heal you too! Your own faith in him, and his Word! That is it! He will also ‘close his eyes’ to all your background, where you come from, what you have done in the past, and will heal you, grabbing the little faith you have in him, in order to grant you healing, which was provided for you on the cross, long time ago anyway. Just grab it by faith and thank him, and give him glory!

A Startling Fact About How to Be Helped in Your Suffering

From the very beginning of creating this world, people all over the world, have been facing all sorts of suffering. And people have always questioned and wondered, if there was God in heaven, does he care about the suffering they are in.

But also, from the very beginning of the creation of the world, God has not left people to figure out on their own, how to sort out, or get rid, of their suffering, but has been concerned about them, and the pain they have been passing through. For that reason, you can be certain, that God is concerned about your suffering, and the situation you find yourself in!

Just look at Psalm 107:41. It says that God raises the up the afflicted. Are you afflicted? Then pay attention, because you are the one of those people, God wants to raise up, above and over your afflicting or difficult situation, because that very verse 41 says, that God raises the righteous people out of their affliction.

If you are one of his children, and you believe in Jesus Christ and follow him, then according to God, you are righteous, and he wants to raise you up, from your affliction too!

Perhaps you find yourself, in a difficult challenging situation, and you continue in your suffering, day after day, but bear in mind, you can be sure, that is not the will or the desire of God for you!

Some Christians tend to think, that God causes suffering in their life, or gives them illness, in order to teach them something. What a crap! What an absurd believe which comes straight from hell itself! God never gives pain or suffering to his dear children, for whom he was ever willing to give his own son Jesus Christ, to suffer on the cross for their sins! No, God will never give you illness in order to teach you whatever! The only desire God has, is to heal you, and to deliver you from suffering! That is it! Just look from the first book of the Bible, to the last, and you will never find one single example which shows, that God gives illness to people, in order to teach them something, or that God wants his children, his beloved followers to suffer!

There is only one person in the entire heaven and earth, who wants you to suffer or be sick, and that is the devil himself, because Jesus said that the enemy has come to kill, still and destroy! But Jesus also said, that he has come, to give us life in abundance! How can the one, who came to give us life in abundance, will also be willing that we suffer? Impossible! You can not live a life in abundance, if you are suffering or sick! What kind of abundance we find in sickness but just pain and suffering.

No, God who is the source of every blessing, wants you blessed too!

Want to Reduce Your Pain and Suffering? Read This!

Do you find yourself, in the middle of a challenging situation in your life, where you are in pain or type of suffering, but do not know what to do, and do not know how to end it?

Never forget! When Jesus said that he will be with us always, that includes he being with us, in our good times, and our bad times, when we are laughing, or when we are suffering. In a matter of fact, the Word of God says in Psalm 145:14 that God will uphold those who fall down. That is, those who are either depressed, or suffering in any way, or are in pain. Depression, suffering and pain, makes us feel down and in low mood, but God and his Word, do not depend, and are not influenced by our mood. The Word of God, can change any type of mood, if it is connected with faith, in the person with the low mood or depression.

In Psalm 73:26, it says that we can suffer either in our body, or in our soul, but it also says, that God is the strength of our heart. What does that mean? Well, it means, that when your heart is depressed because of whatever situation in your life, God will be always there, to provide his strength and comfort for you, to deliver you from your depression and suffering.

And, if your body is suffering, because of disease, or other causes, even then, God can give strength in your hear or spirit, in order to help you fight and overcome that pain in your body. The Bible clearly says that laughter is like medicine, and that applies to our bodies as well, because, if your spirit or soul, is strengthened from heaven, from the Spirit of God in you, that can provide you with the strength, to face your suffering and challenge better. Just like Jesus was strengthened from heaven, when he was in the garden of Gethsemane and was in a great anguish, just before his crucifixion. 

In Psalm 73:26, God shows you, and wants you to know, that no matter how many times your heart or soul, may be in anguish or depression, and no matter, how many times your body suffers, because of disease or anything else, God is always there for you, to provide you with strength, so that the pain in your body or soul, can be reduced or completely eliminated by him. Want a proof?

Well, look at all the Gospels, and see what a great part of what Jesus was doing, was exactly that! To set prisoners free, and to bring light to those in darkness. Jesus was delivering people from pain, suffering and illness, all the time. He was constantly healing, wherever he went. That shows you and me, that he really cares about our suffering and pain! And not just cares, he wants to remove it too. Jesus is not only sympathetic with our suffering, no, he cares enough in order to reduce or completely eliminate it. 

Abundant Grace and Peace? But How? 2 Peter 1:2

God has abundant grace and peace, for every born again Christian, but there is something a Christian has to do, in order to have them abundantly.

God does not just load us with his grace and peace, regardless of what we think or do.

That is why, In 2 Peter 1:2, it says that we can have the abundant grace and peace from God, if we have knowledge of God. That is, if we know God personally, and have both, knowing God, and knowing about God.

You see, it is not enough for us to only know about God, or only to know God in a personal relationship. We need both.

If we emphasise only having personal relationship with God, but not knowing about God, then we will have zeal for God, but without enough knowledge. Ofcourse, we can never have enough knowledge about God, but we can have more knowledge about him.

For example, studying Theology, can help us know more about God. But experiencing God’s presence and love personally, in our relationship with him, is knowing God personally, and in a closer way, even if we do not know too much about God.

God has lavished on us his grace and peace abundantly, because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, and because of his resurrection, but we are the ones, who have to receive them with faith, just as we have received our salvation by faith. Salvation is given by the grace of God, to everyone who believes, but everyone has to receive it by grace, or otherwise, they will never be saved.

So, I believe that it is the reason, why Apostle Peter says in 2 Peter 1:2, that we have the grace and peace of God, by our knowledge of him. The NLT New Living Translation actually says that we will have the grace and peace of God, as we grow in our knowledge of God. The more we know God, and about God, the more can we receive his grace and peace in abundance.

The Difference Between Hope and Faith

We have hope, and we have faith, at the same time, but, they are not the same! They are different!

Faith, is everything to do with now. Faith receives now. Faith does not hope, and is not going to receive in the future. No! Faith receives now! Read Mark 11:22-24.

But hope, does not receive now! If hope receives now, it would not be hope anymore, but it will be faith. Hope is what we are expecting to happen or receive in the future. When in the future? Well, whenever in the future. It does not matter! What matters is, that we wait to receive from God, in the future. 

Faith can not, and should not take the place of hope in our hearts, and hope, can not and should not take the place of faith in our hearts either. Each of them, has its own role and part to play, and each of them, is vital and important, otherwise, the Word of God would not say, that those three remain, faith, hope and love, in 1 Corinthians 13:13.

We need often, to be patient and to wait, to receive from God, what we asked of him, in either our faith, or in our hope. With faith, once we ask from God for something, and then we thank him for the answer that he has gives us already, what we have asked of him, even if we do not see it yet, with our physical eyes. But we believe that he has already given us the answer of our prayer, in the spiritual realm. So, we need to exercise patience, until the answer of our prayer appears in the physical realm. 

But with hope, although we need to be patient for the answer of our prayers from God, we still hope for the future, that one day in the future, God will give us or do something for us, what we have asked of him, but that will happen in the future. We do not have the answer of our prayer now, as we do with faith, but we hope, that we will receive from God, sometime in the future. Read Romans 8:24, 25.

That is the difference between faith and hope, and we need both, because each one, will fulfil its own purpose in our life, as God has determined.

Reasons Why You Should Stop Being Anxious

Are you anxious today, about some situation in your life? Many people there are!

This world and what is happening in it, has plenty of reasons for us to be worried and anxious, for millions of things.

The world is going south, in many aspects, from day to day, and it even tries to drag many Christians, in its going south, so if you are not careful, the world and its anxiety causing situations, can make you to feel more anxious, than more at peace, every day.

You have to realise, that God always cares about your anxiety, so much so, that he caused some of his people in the past, to write and put it on paper in his Word, to let you know, that he does care.

God knew from very long time ago, that this world, because of drifting away from him, will cause its own inhabitants, to live in fear, by seeing all the terrible things happening out there. God knew, and God has made sure, that his own people, must be comforted, and not be anxious every day, because of what they see and hear, be it on television, be it on Internet, or the newspapers. God cares. He never designed you to live a life of anxiety and fear, because of the world circumstances, and what happens around.

In so many places in the Bible, God says that he wants to, and will comfort his people, and that is what you and me can take and place in our hearts, as a guard of our souls and hearts, to guard us against anxiety and fear.

In Isaiah 40:1, God says very plainly twice, that he wants to comfort his own people. He did not say it once, but twice! Why? Because he wants you to know, that he will surely comfort you, if you are living in anxiety and worry, and you believe in him, and follow his ways.

Jesus made it very clear in the Gospels too, that in this world we will have trouble, but at the same time he said, that he leaves his own divine peace with us. He knew, that his followers, will suffer many times over, in the future, after his resurrection, all over the world, and he said, that we can have his own peace in us, which passes logic and understanding and reasoning, to guard our hearts and mind in him, and to keep us sane, and not only that, but to overcome the world, just as he did.

Perhaps you have anxiety caused by outside circumstances, but you have him, on the inside. Now, the one who lives in you on the inside, Jesus Christ himself, will fight your anxious circumstances on the outside, so that you can be a victor, and not a victim of circumstances. He thinks that if he overcame the world, his followers, his body the church, should be over-comers in this anxious world. The gates of hell, will try to prevail and make the Church anxious and worried, but they will prevail, according to the world of Jesus.

Jesus does not want you, to be alone, in your own anxiety and worry, but he wants to share it with you, to bear your burden, and to slash that anxiety and worry in peaces, and that is why, he has called us, to cast all our anxiety on him, so that he can deal with it in a much better and superior way, than we do it ourselves. Give it to him, he knows how to deal with it better than you do! Once you do it, you will want to do it again, and again, because you will be able to sleep well, each night, knowing that he is dealing with it.

Do not take your anxiety and worry back to yourself, once you give it and cast it up to heaven to God, but leave it entirely to him, to sort it out, and he will. If you take your anxiety back, once you have cast it to him, you will have to deal with it yourself again, and that means more sleepless nights and worry!

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

What are you worrying about?

Do you find yourself worrying every day for various things in your life?

Do you worry about your needs, having no job, or no money to pay your bills? Or do you worry about your health and a disease which you believe and expect God to heal?

Worry is an enemy which attacks Christian or non Christian. It is a common mental challenge which plagues the lives of many people around the world.

The question is, what can you do about your own worry, so that your life will be less worry-full, and more worth living.

You see, we as Christians are either worryors or warriors. God has commanded us to stop being anxious, and to be soldiers of Christ. He calls us and wants as to behave like soldiers for him, and not like worry wimps.

​He knows that we do not need to worry, even when we do. He wants us to be like Apostle Peter, who was just sleeping and relaxing amount the soldiers guarding him, when he was in prison. Peter was sleeping, and not worrying. How do we know? Well, people who worry too much, can not usually sleep.

Listen, God wants you to stop worrying, and be free from it! Why, because he knows that worry deprives you from trusting in him, and believing him for a miracle in your life. You can not worry about your problem, and believe for a miracle at the same time, because the fact that you worry, shows that you do not belief enough to see the miraculous. People who believe God for a miracle, are confident in him, that he will do it in their life. You can not be confident in God for a miracle, if you worry!

We either believe our circumstances more, or we believe God more. The closer we are to God, and the more we know him, the further we are from our troublesome circumstance in life. And the closer we are to our circumstance, and the more we know about it, and the more it dominates us, the further we are from our trust and faith in God, for delivering us and helping us, in that difficult circumstance. We either believe or worry. The one can ‘kill’ us, and the other can heal us. The choice is entirely ours. God has provided us with everything in his Word, to be warriors for him, instead of ‘worryors’.

As we know in Philippians 4:6, God tells us not to be anxious about anything first, and then the next verse tells us that the peace of God, will guard our heart and minds in Christ Jesus. We have to do our part, not to be anxious, so that we can allow, the peace of God to guard our minds and hearts in Christ. If we are worried most of the time, how can we let the peace of Christ to do what it is supposed to do, in our hearts and minds? If we worry, we do not let the peace of God to rule in our hearts.

Born Again or Bored Again

There are two types of Christians in the world, the born again, and the bored again Christians.

The ones who are born from above, that is from the Holy Spirit, are the born again Christians. The ones who are born from bellow, that is by tradition, religion and the philosophy of this world, are the other types of Christians, they are the ones, born by the flesh.

The ones who are born from above, are the ones who have the living God on the inside of them, and they have the fullness of God in themselves. They are the real, and true Christians, which Jesus cares about, because he lives in them, by his Holy Spirit. They can not be bored, because they have been born from heaven, and nothing in heaven or from heaven, can ever be boring.

​The ones who are born from bellow, that is born by religion, tradition and philosophy, are usually bored, because there is nothing from from heaven in them, since the Holy Spirit does not live in them, and they according to the New Testament, are spiritually dead. Now being spiritually dead is boring, really boring, because the source of life, God himself, does not live in them. They are the Christians, to are such in mind only, but not in heart. Their minds are ‘born again’ by religion and tradition, but their hearts remain dead, because the Holy Spirit, is not in them.

The only true Christians who Jesus would call his own, are those who are a new creation. What is a new creation? Well, that is a human spirit, which has been dead before accepting Jesus as a personal Savior and Lord, separated from God, who is the source of life. But once that person gives their life to Jesus, and accepts him as a Lord and Saviour, the Holy Spirit comes in the heart or the spirit of that person, and makes it alive, by making it a new creation. The spirit of man becomes born again from the Holy Spirit, and also become one with the Holy Spirit, because whoever is joined to the Lord, is one with him.

​The Christians who are born from bellow, by the flesh, and by religion, tradition or philosophy, are those to whom Jesus will say ‘I never knew you, depart from me, you evil doers’. How could they be born again from heaven, if they are evil doers? You can not be a Christian, and a bank robber at the same time. And how could Jesus tell them that he never knew them, if they were born again from his Holy Spirit, and if he is living in them, being their Lord and Savior. So, obviously, they were never born from above, but what they had, was just religion or philosophy.


God Wants to Help You in Your Suffering

From day to day, just switch on the ‘false prophet’, I mean the TV, and it starts to ‘prophecy’ lies to you. Not just lies, but terror and all sorts of suffering, everywhere. The suffering everywhere, the one of the signs that it is the end times.

But, we as Christians, are not left alone to wallow, in all the misery, that is going around, no! Although God is allowing suffering to take place in many parts of the world, he is not careless about our own suffering, because of various reasons, but he cares about it, just as he has promised in his Word.

Do you find yourself sometimes, in a position of wailing and crying, because your situation is too heard to bear? And what does God think or wants to do about that? What do you think, he wants to do about that?

Well, just look to Psalm 30:11, and you can see that God turned the suffering of king David, into dancing. That is his will for you too! No doubt! God is not a respecter of anyone! Your are his favourite just like any other Christian there is!

If you read about the life of king David, you can see how many times, he was in a serious trouble, and plenty of suffering in his own heart, and yet, the Bible tells us, that he was the man after God’s own heart. So, do not ever think, that just because you feel depressed or worried because of the painful situation you find yourself in, that God does not pay enough attention to you, or is ignoring your own suffering! No, he never does that and never will!

Just look at how so many times in the Bible, God has promised to help people who are suffering and in pain, and he has promised to deliver them. You can start with Psalm 34, because in that Psalm alone, God has promised that the righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him out of them all! Do you see that? Who is the righteous man? Well, me and you if we are in Christ.

Yes, God says in Psalm 34, that you and me can have many troubles, but has promised to deliver us of them all! And that is not just a promise in Psalm 34, but in many other parts of the Word of God! That is what God wants to do, in your own personal situation of pain and suffering!

What are the troubles God will deliver you from? Well, any trouble! God does not categorise your or my own troubles, but as much as that is a trouble in my or your life, he wants to remove it!

Or look at Psalm 147:3. It says that God heals the brokenhearted, and binds their wounds. What does it mean? It means that he wants to heal you from depression, because what else can a broken heart mean, than a depression or sadness, and he wants to heal that condition of your heart, that is your spirit.

So, God is always involved in your suffering, no matter what your needs are, for healing, provision or anything else you need from him, and he wants to help you. Just believe that he does, ask him for help, and thank him that he will do it for you personally, because he cares!


Which One is Right to Believe-The Prosperity Gospel or the Poverty Goose-spell?

Before you start reading this post, please bear in mind, that the author of this post, has struggled with spending money, in the right way before God in the past, and has spend money in small or big amounts in the past, in the wrong way, definitely in a not very appropriate way before God. But the author of this post, also believes, that there is forgiveness from God, for all of us, who spend money in the bad way before God, not as his heart desires. May God help us, to do the right thing financially!

Read Proverbs 30:8. Now, that is a good prayer, which is about a person, asking God, to give him only what he needs, no riches, but no poverty either.

There are many people, who believe, that Christians, must not pray for riches, and ask God to give them millions of dollars. If the reader is one of them, then this prayer in Proverbs 30:8, is a brilliant way, to ask God to give you only what you need.

This prayer is similar to what Jesus told us to pray about our daily need, that is, to ask God the Father, to give us our daily bread.

In both prayers, the emphasis is not riches, and millions in the bank, but about what a person needs.

If you are one of those people, who are concerned, with the Prosperity Gospel, as it is called by so many Christians, than this mode of prayer, to ask God for only what you need, is all you need to ask for.

But, if it is not a problem for you personally, to ask God, to give you riches, and a lot of money and other material blessings, then freely go ahead, and ask him for that too, because the problem before God, is never the amount of money or blessings you have, but what you do with that. That is the main question which you have to ask yourself first, about any money or other blessings in your life.

You see, the problem is never the amount of money or other material blessings you have, in your life! Never! The question is always, what you do with the amount of money that you have.

You can be pleasing God, and he can accept and it could be 100% according to his will, if you have millions of dollars in the bank, and if you have many other material blessings, if, you use them according to God’s will, in a way, that is pleasing to God.

If being rich as a Christian, and having a lot of money and material possessions, was wrong, and was problem according to God, then why did God himself, offer to Solomon riches and prosperity, even when Solomon did not ask for that?

You see, it was not the desire or the request of Solomon, to ask God for money or riches. It was entirely and completely God’s desire and intention from the start, to give to Solomon plenty of money and riches, and to make Solomon, the richest man in the world. So, the prosperity was not an idea coming from Solomon himself, but from God, first of all!

Also, if it was wrong for the people of God, to ask God for riches and a lot of money and other material blessings, why did Abraham was a man rich in gold. Go and read it in the Bible. It says Abraham was a rich man, and that included being rich in gold! Shall we continue?

What about Job? Have you noticed that it say that Job was very rich, and yet, was a man, who was pleasing to God, and God himself said, that there was no other righteous man like Job, who follows God, and obeys what God commands.

The Poverty Gospel was never a Gospel coming from heaven, but is coming straight from hell, from the prince of darkness, who has come to kill, steal and destroy. Steal what? Well, steal what you get from heaven, and that is your money too.

That is where the Poverty Gospel, or shall I call it the Poverty Goose-spell comes from. Poverty is a curse, according to the Word of God, in the Old Testament. How can something which the Word of God says is a curse in the very Word of God, be a blessing to you as a Christian? Poverty was a curse in the Old Testament, given from God to people who disobeyed God. Read Deuteronomy chapter 28.

The other type of Gospel, which is the only true Gospel, which comes from heaven, tells us in the book of Revelation, that the saints who go to heaven, will live in a city made of pure gold, and the main street made of gold.

So, once you change your temporal address here on earth, with your permanent address in heaven which will be your eternal address, you and gold will be inseparable, if you agree with it or not. You will not be able to escape walking on gold, and living in a city build of gold for eternity. That is the Jerusalem in heaven, prepared from God for his saints.

Even Apostle Paul says in the New Testament, that he has learned to live when he has plenty, and when he has little. But what is important is, that he says that he has learned to live with, when he has plenty. What does plenty means? It just means plenty, abundance, and nothing else.

We can sin before God with very little money, and we can sin before God with plenty of money. The question is never the amount of money we have, but what we do with it, that God is concerned about. If you have only $1, but use it for the wrong purpose, then no matter how small the amount, it is still a sin. And, you can have $1 000 000, and use it for the right purpose, and it can still be a blessing and be pleasing to God.

​So, money or the amount of it, is never the problem, but it is always how we use it, that determines if it is a problem, or a blessing.


End of the Rope Financially? God Will Give You One without End

Are you at the end of the rope financially? God will give you another one, without end!

If God cares for every single animal, there is in the world, to feed them, would he not care for you, who are from the chosen generation, and from a royal priesthood? You are made in his image, and no animal is. Would God not take care of your financial situation, if you are the crown of his creation?

Do not be like the disciples of Jesus, who could not see the Provider of everything, right there with them, and were asking, how they could feed the thousands of people, in a isolated place, with no money to buy food for everyone, after Jesus told them to give those thousands of people food, before he multiplied the few fish and bread by a miracle.

Think about the Israelite during the time, they were in the wilderness. God fed them with the bread from heaven, the Manna, and provided them, with water from the rock, as recorded in Psalm 105:40, 41. He cared for them, for 40 years, while they were in the wilderness, to provide for their needs. They did not have income in the wilderness for 40 years, because what could they work, in a wilderness. They did not have social benefits, to rely on. Yet, God miraculously, took care of them.

And now, if you are a born again Christian, you are under a better covenant, because we live under the New Testament now. By accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, you are given the status of being a child of the living God.

I want you to look again, at Hebrew 13:5, even if you know that verse, because, that is one of the clear promises of God Almighty for you, and about the amount of money you have. It says, that you should be content with the amount of money you have.

Now, you may be saying that you have very little money. If that is the case, then it does not matter. It does not matter really how much money you have now, and the reason for that is found in Hebrews 13:5. That is God talking to you personally, regardless of how much money you have now, in your pocket, bank account or wallet!

God says to you very clearly, in Hebrews 13:5, that no matter how much money you have now, he will not leave you or forsake you, but that he is your helper! Do you see that? God does not care how much money you have now, because he is saying, that he will not leave you in need, and that he will not forget that you need money!

That is what it is saying to you! God says in that verse, that he will not leave you in a situation, where you will be a needy person, lacking money or what you need! That is his promise for you personally! Take it, believe it, confess it, receive it by faith, and wait, letting him fulfil his Word, and the promise in his Word, because his Word never fails, but will accomplish what God has spoken it for!


Some Straight Talk About Eliminating Loneliness

Do you struggle with loneliness? Do you feel lonely most of the time?

Even if you do, you must never forget, that if you are a born again Christian, you can not be alone, even if you think you are! Why? Because once you give your life to Jesus, he never leaves you alone! Never, just as he has promised!

Yes, ofcourse you need a human connections too, and that is vital for your well-being, health and life! But never give up hope! Why? Because from the very beginning of the creation of man on earth, God was concerned that Adam was feeling lonely! From the very start! God cared, and God cared so much that Adam felt alone, that he gave him a nap, and created the woman, to be his companion! That was God’s intention and idea, that many should not be alone, and even God himself said very clearly in his Word, that it is not good, for a man to be alone!

Listen, That case with Adam feeling lonely and God being concerned with it so much, that he created another human being to be with him, should show you enough evidence, that God cares for your loneliness, and that God does not want you to be alone, even if now, you are!

When the Bible tells us that God cares for us, and that we should cast all our anxiety to him, that includes your situation of feeling lonely, and being lonely! God cares to resolve and eliminate your loneliness! How? You do not need to know how God will resolve your suffering of loneliness, but continue to believe and trust him, that he will do!

Never give hope that he will take you out of your loneliness, because he knows how much you suffer, because of that, just as much he knew and saw how much Adam was suffering from his loneliness!

Ask God for help, to give you husband or a wife, if you want to get married, or to give you friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ, to be more often in fellowship with them! You will be asking 100% according to God’s will, and the Bible tells us, that if we ask according to God’s will, he listens to us, and we receive what we have asked for!

​The Bible says that if we ask in faith, we receive, not that we may receive, but that we receive what we have asked of him, which is according to his will! So, believe that you have the answer of your prayers, and continue to thank him, everyday for the answer, even if you do not see it, with your physical eyes yet!

And God said in the beginning, that it is not good for man to be alone, and he created Eve, to be companion for Adam, and I am sure, Adam was excited and very happy after that, and never feeling lonely again! That same will happen to you, because you are the beloved child of God, his own treasured possession, for which he cares very much!


Thousands Are Now Healed from Cancer Who Never Thought They Could

Jesus heals today! That is the truth, and that is a fact!

You may wonder sometimes, why you have not received your healing from God.

And there are Christians who have not received their healing yet, all over the world, but, the reality from heaven and the truth in the Word of God is, that God wants to heal you, and he does heal, many people, everywhere, right at this moment, all over the world.

Cancer is according to many medical doctors, incurable disease, but not according to God. Today, there are many people being healed by faith in Jesus and the Word of God, the Bible, from all sorts of cancers, in many places of the world.

You must know, that cancer, whatever stage or type it is, is still curable today, by God. All that God requires, is faith in his Word, and his promises.

How do you explain the fact, that today, there are so many people healed from the worst cases of cancer, in many different countries, just by believing that Jesus will heal them? The author of this posts, has been an eyewitness, of how God heals people from cancer, in various places of the world. All that was required before the healing, is just a simple faith in God, and his Word. That was it. Not a big faith, but even a small faith which can move a mountain.

In Matthew 8:16, 17, we can see, that Jesus healed all those people, who came to him for healing. It is interesting to notice, that not every person who came to Jesus for healing, and was healed, was a Jew, or a Christian. Many of those people were even non religious people, and many also came to be healed by Jesus, from other countries like Syria, and not only from Israel, and yet, Jesus healed them, because he had compassion for them.

There are thousands of testimonies on the Internet today, of people being healed of all types of cancer by faith in God and his Word. The miracles of healing from God, by faith in Jesus and his Word, are still real and valid today. If you are suffering from any type of cancer, try faith in Jesus, ask him to heal you, and believe that he does, and you just receive your healing from him by faith, and thank him for that!

The very original Greek word for ‘Salvation’ in the Bible, also means ‘healing’, so everything has been provided by God already, including your healing, by what Jesus did on the cross for us. Just receive by faith that provided already healing from Jesus by his death on the cross, and thank him for that, even if you do not see immediate result!


How to Die to Ourselves Daily-Philippians 3

Jesus said, that we should carry our cross daily, and die to ourselves, if we want to follow him. At the first glance to that saying of Jesus, it seems very difficult thing to do, and we ask ourselves the question, if we can actually do that, on a daily basis, being non perfect human beings, although we have the Holy Spirit in us to help us to do so.

When we read Philippians 3:7-10, we can see, that Paul was really counting everything in his earthly life, as rubbish, in order for him, to get more of God. In other words, Paul was looking to the eternal value of spending his life for Jesus, and the things God wanted him to do on earth, instead of spending his life for himself, and the things he wanted to do for himself. 

Paul realised, that if had spend his life for himself and the things he wanted to do, instead of what God had in plan for his life, then, he would get all those human earthly desires satisfied, but the value of that, would be only for his life on earth, without bringing any value for his eternal life. That is why he decided to give life to those heavenly things in his life, which would serve God, and not himself, and would have value for his eternal life in heaven. 

As Jesus said that we should die for ourselves, in order to live for him, he meant that we should set what he has commanded us to do, in our daily life, to the priority number 1, and then, after that do what we want to do. As the Bible says that we should not longer live for ourselves, but for him, who died on the cross for us, that is Jesus. 

It is impossible to live for what God desires from us, and to live for ourselves, at the same time, because we will fall in love with the one or the other. We can not serve two masters.

We need to be just like a seed in the ground. Unless it dies, it will remain forever in the ground as a seed, but will not produce fruit. The only way for a seed to produce fruit, is when it dies. 

So, in a similar way, God wants our life to be like a seed, which will produce fruit, only when we die for ourselves. Is that easy to do? Not at all! In a matter of fact, to die for ourselves on a daily basis is often very difficult, because we have to say ‘No’ to our flesh, and say ‘Yes’ to the Holy Spirit in us. And that is where the battle is in our life, when we have to sacrifice what we want, in order to get what God wants, and our desires will sometime, conflict with what God desires for us.

But the Holy Spirit is there, to help us, become overcomes, just like Jesus said, that he has overcome the world.

In order for us, to know God better, to have more of God in us, and to know the power of God in our life, just as Apostle Paul wanted to do, as written in Philippians 3:7-10, we have to come to a point, where we can say like him “I consider all things rubbish, in order to gain Christ.” Everybody can say that, but to do that, there must be a sacrifice or ourselves, and that is sometimes very difficult to do, but it is possible, when the Holy Spirit is involved, and gives us the ability, power and grace to do so. If he does not help us, we can not die to ourselves in order to serve God, but will possibly find living for ourselves, more often.


What an Amazing Way to Get All You Need

Here we are. We have a promise from God, to keep us supplied with what we need, even in the worst of situations like famine.

With all this situation of job loses, and misery after misery with lock-downs and all the restrictions from governments around the world, because of Covid 19, many people everywhere, including Christians, have lost their jobs, their homes or their incomes, and many feel like they are living in a time of famine.

But, yet the Word of God says, that even in a time of famine, God will keep alive those who serve him, and follow him.

We can not get a better promise than that!

Do not try to calculate, how or from where, your will get your provision, if you need food, jobs or clothing, because, very often, or I would say, most of the time, you will not be able to figure it out anyway, but even if you can not, God can, and he will figure it out for you, just as he has promised.

Psalm 33:19, really shows that God cares about what is going on around the world, even in a time of famine, or Corona-virus pandemic, to provide and care for those who love him. That is his promise, and his promises will never fail, just as God himself, can not and will never fail, in what he does or says!

God has never asked of us, or expected of us, to figure out, how he does things, but has asked and commanded us, to believe him, and what he has said in his Word. God himself has promised in the Bible, that the Word he sends on earth, will never fail, but will accomplish what he sends it for! And it will!

All that God requires, is for us to trust him, and believe what he has said and promised. He knows that we do not understand, why certain things happen, and that we often do not see how, or do not understand, from where our provision for food, jobs, or other things will come from. And that is fine with him. All that he wants is that we trust him, because he is trustworthy.

Our faith in God, is often like a blind faith, without explanations about why should we believe, or how things from God, will happen. We can not understand many things that God does anyway, and I believe, that even if God would explain to us many of the things he does, we will not be able to understand them anyway. And he knows that!

We tend to believe, mainly what we can explain, and especially when we can explain why something happens, or will happen. But with our faith in God, we believe what he says, not because we can explain why God does something, but because of his character, and because of the miracles he has already done before, like miracles of provision, healing or other miracles, either in our life, or in the life of other people.

And first of all, we believe, because of the trustworthiness of the Bible, the very Word of God, which has proved itself to be true, through the history of mankind.

Even in famine, and in time of Covid 19 pandemic, God still feeds the birds. Think about it! We tend to think, that the birds feed themselves, because they fly all they long, searching for food here and there. But, Jesus himself said, that it is God who feeds the birds! The birds may be searching all day and night for food, but unless God provides for them, their search would be in vain.

Would he not feed us, who are called his beloved children, and are the body of Christ? Jesus takes care, of his own body.


The Top #1 Reason to Hope and Stop Your Worry and Anxiety

This world gives us many reasons to be worried and anxious, but on the other hand, the Word of God gives us reasons not to!

There is no situation left hopeless, if you are with God, because everything is possible with God!

When Jesus went to heaven, he did not leave us hopeless, and he did not leave his disciples hopeless and in despair. God never wants his children to be hopeless! How can you be blessed by God and hopeless at the same time? How can you be victorious in Christ, and yet be hopeless at the same time? No, it does not go like that.

Only this world, which is without God, is hopeless, because they do not have the One, who can turn their situation from hopeless, to hopeful. But we are not of this world, and Jesus said to his followers, that he has overcome the world. He still overcomes, through us, because he lives in us. Jesus is the head, and we are his body, and he wants his body to be full with hope, and to overcome today, for his glory.

In Romans 15:13, it says that we believe in the God of hope. He is called the God of hope. Why? Because there is always hope with him! He loves to turn your hopeless situation into hopeful, because, first of all, he will get the glory by doing that, and second, you will be blessed too.

God wants you and me, to overflow with hope as written in Romans 15:13. Hope means waiting to receive something good, in the future. And not only that, but in Romans 15:13, it also says, that God fills us with joy and peace, so that we can overflow with hope. Being only hopeful for something, but miserable on the inside, while you are waiting, is no fun, and makes what you hope for, to be more difficult to wait for.

But God fills those who hope to receive from him, the answer of what they hope for, with joy and peace, so that it will make it easier for them to wait to receive, what they are hoping for. That is what Romans 15:13 says.

It is sometimes difficult to wait in hope, to receive what you hope for, but if God gives you joy and peace, while you wait, it makes it more bearable and easier to wait for what you are hoping for.


You Might Be Thinking It Is Really Hard to Have All Your Needs Met-Well Think Again! Psalm 81

God is always interested to give you the best he can, regardless if that is food, clothing, employment, or other things.

He has promised in his Word, not only to satisfy your needs, but to feed you with the best food there is. Can you think about that for a moment?

​God is not only interested to satisfy your needs, but he wants to give you the best gifts he can give you. He has the best for you in mind. No believing it yet?

Look at Psalm 81:16. Although, it is addressed to the people of Israel, the principle is the same, and it is, that if you obey and serve God, he wants to give you the best, of what you need. And we Christians are called a spiritual Jews, in the New Testament.

In verse 16, of Psalm 81, God says that he will feed those who follow and obey him, with the finest of food. That is his intention, not to give you just what you need, but to give you the best of what you need.

So, the next time you are praying for your needs, and ask God to give you what you need, remember what his Word says, that he wants to give you the best of what you need, and not only just what you need, regardless of what you are asking him to give you.


A Better Way to Have All Your Needs Met-Acts 14

If you are a Christian, then you must be absolutely sure, that God wants, has promised, and will supply all your needs! That is the truth, and that truth is a fact. That is not a wish from God for you, but is his promise to you personally!

God is interested in your needs, but is not interested in greed! Your needs attract his attention, but if you have greed, his intention is to remove it, from your and my life.

In the book of Acts, chapter 14….Click here to continue

Who Would Like to Be Free from Anxiety and Worry? Psalm 121

Are full with anxiety? Do you worry most of the time? Are you anxious of what will happen in a particular situation in your life? You are not alone, and many people these days are. But, you do not have to be!

This world, and the circumstances in your life, may give you all the reasons to worry, and be anxious. But ask yourself the following question. Does God want to to wallow in worry and anxiety, or to be free from worry and anxiety?

Perhaps you say, ‘Yes, I want to be free from worry and anxiety, but I can not’. Well, maybe you can not, but there is One, who can set you free. And not only is God able to free you from worry and anxiety, but he has also promised in his Word, that he will do so, not once or twice, but quite a few times.

Look at Psalm 121. First of all, it says that your help comes from God. Help for what? Well, any help you need, it is there, available from God for you. But you may wonder, if that help, includes freedom from worry and anxiety. Yes, it does. Why should God help you only in one area of your life, but not help you in another? He does not just help you half a way, only for half of the things in your life. No.

Would a earthly father help his children just for some of the things, but not for others. Of course, a good father will want to help his children for everything. How much more does God want to do that for us.

In Psalm 121, verse 3, it says that God will not let your foot slip. What does it mean? Well, it means that he cares enough for you, so that you will not fall flat on your face, and hurt your nose in life. The main reason God will not let your foot slip, is so that you will not fall and hurt yourself. That is it.

When you spiritually begin to slip and fall in life, he will do exactly that too, he will not let you get hurt, but will comfort you, even if you do. He watches over you says verse 5. Watches over you for what? So that you will be free from harm, as verse 7 says. What harm? Well, any harm. Be it physical or mental. And that includes the harm from anxiety and worry. Yes, it does, because anxiety and worry, hurts you not only mentally, but physically too.

God wants to be your shade by day, as verses 5 and 6 say, so that the sun will not hurt you. When you get too ‘hot’ in your life, from various worries and anxieties, God wants to cool you down mentally, so you will be comforted.

God watches over you, verse 7. He watches over you, so you will not be harmed, mentally, or physically. When he watches over you, that includes him caring to set you free from worry and anxiety, because he has promised to keep you from all harm, verse 7. It says all harm, and not only some harm, and that includes keeping you from the harm of worry, and anxiety too.


Need to Be Comforted and Be Free of Depression? Isaiah 61

Ah, depression! It is prevalent in these days in the life of many people, and even in the life of Christians, the very children of God! But what is the difference?

The difference is, that we as Christians, believe in God, who has promised to comfort us. And the people without God, trust the doctors and other people, to get comfort, when they become depressed or sick.

There even can not be any comparison, of us as Christians being comforted by God, and the unbelievers, without God, and without hope in the world, who get comforted just by prescription drugs, people and some alternative remedies!

God knew, from very long time ago, that people in the world, Christians or not, will become depressed, just by everything getting worse in the world, year after year, and decade after decade. Therefore, he has made sure to promise us, who believe in him, that he certainly, will comfort us, in all our troubles! In all, not just some! He has promised to comfort us, in all our troubles! Just read 2 Corinthians, 1:3-7, and see what God has promised his children! And that is not the only passage in the Bible, where God promises to comfort us.

I believe there is not degree of depression, even the worst type of depression, called ‘Clinical Depression’, which God can not heal! Why should he heal only mild cases of depression? No, there is not limit with God, and he can, and will heal all types of depression, only if you believe that he will! That is all that is necessary! To believe!

In Isaiah chapter 61, and verses from 1 to 3, God says that he will set the prisoners free, and give comfort and joy, to those who have sank into despair. Do you see that? He is talking about comforting all, not some, but all who mourn, and giving the oil of joy, to those in despair. That is what God promises you, if you are a child of God. But you have to believe it. You have to receive that promise, and apply it to your situation and accept it by faith. Than, and only then, it can work, for you, me, or whomever else.

God has provided all we need, in order to be comforted. And it is there, promised in his Word, and is like medicine, ready to be applied.

Now, in the natural, you can have all the best medicine in the world, just the best and right medicine, able to release you from your misery, sickness, and depression. But, it is only valid, working and effective, if you take it, and apply it! If you doubt that the medicine will work or help you, even if it could be the most effective medicine in the world, it will not help, you until you apply it.

It is similar with the promises of God, for the life of the Christian. You can know all those promises of God, for your situation, for your depression, for your healing, but unless you really believe that they will help you and heal you, and apply them in your life and situation, you will remain just as before, sick, and depressed.

It is like a man, drowning in the sea, and somebody comes to help them, and gives them the lifebelt to put on their body, and be saved from drowning. Unless that drowning person takes that lifebelt, and applies it to their body, they will perish. It is similar with the promises of God, for your situation, depression or sickness. You can have the ‘lifebelt’ from heaven with you all the time, but unless you take it and apply it, you will continue in your suffering. Take what is given you from heaven, be healed, restored and saved from depression, and live. Even our salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, although it is provided from God for us, it will not work, unless we believe it, accept and apply it, in our life.


How to Be Happy-Ecclesiastes-Part III

Everybody wants to be happy? Who does not want to be happy? Raise your hand!

Most people in the world, especially without God in their life, look for happiness, in external things, in circumstances, and what is hap-pen-ing in their life and around them. The very work ‘happiness’ is mostly directly related to what is happening in a person’s life. If good things are happening, then they are happy, if bad things are happening, then they are not happy.

But there is another type of happiness, and it is nothing to do, with what is happening or not happening around you. That type of happiness, is…Click here to continue

The Best Way to Be Happy-Ecclesiastes-Part II

In today’s business world, especially in the West, the rat race never ends. People are rushing to work, rushing to get back from work, rushing to do this, to do that, toiling and working long hours, and go to their homes, and the same each day. The attempt to achieve more, work more, earn more, never ends, but so does their level of burn out, and unhappiness.

King Solomon, was somehow also in the ‘rat race’, building and working on endless projects, toiling endlessly, and after he completed all, that he wanted to achieve, he asked himself, was it worthy, or what was the point of all that. He eventually found, by the wisdom which God has granted him to have, that for human beings, it is better for them to enjoy the product of their toiling and working, rather than spend more time, working more, not being able to enjoy, what they have worked for.

Many people today, find that they still are not happy, even after working so, much, earning so much, and having a never ending ‘rat race’ daily.

If we look at what King Solomon says in the book of the Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, and verses 12, 13 and 22, we can see, that what he recommends that people do, which he thinks is better, is that they should enjoy what they are working for, instead of trying to work more, be extremely busy, with all sorts of projects, and never be able to sit down, and enjoy all they are working for. Solomon says that it is actually a gift from God, for a man to stop his work, take time to enjoy what they have worked for. Of course it is.

How can a person enjoy what they have worked for, if they do not have the time to sit down, slow down, and chill out, spending time with friends and family, and thus, being able to enjoy the consequences of their work. That was the design of God, from the very beginning. Even though God placed Adam and Eve, in the garden of Eden, to work in it, they surely had time to sit down and just enjoy that garden, and all it had to offer. I am sure Adam and Eve, did not have overtime, and did not work overtime in the garden of Eden. They surely had a time, to slow down, and enjoy all their work, in that garden.

But today’s lifestyle, of many people, is most work, more toil, and less time for family and friends, less time for leisure activities, and that is not a recipe for happiness, but for blowing out all your fuses, when a person finds, that they just are not happy. They can not be, if they do not enjoy, what they have worked for, just as Solomon says in the Book.

Hard work is good, but God did not create men for work only, but to have time to enjoy the beautiful garden of Eden, and spend time with each other, basically, just to enjoy the fruit of their labour. That is the gift from God. Hard work is necessary, but working yourself to death, was never God’s design or intention, and never will be. There is time for everything, just as the book of Ecclesiastes says, and that applies to time for work and time for living.

There you have it, beautifully explained, in the book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 4, verse 8. That man described in that chapter, is having a lot of work to do, which surely made him rich, and gave him wealth, but he himself realised, that despite of the fact, that he had all that business, and surely a lot of money, he was still not happy. Then he began to ask himself, some good and useful questions, about his life, his work, and what was going on.

If we are not content, with our wealth, that will always be the driving force, to do more, work more, burn out, and yes, earn more, but with no time, to enjoy what we were toiling for. That is why Solomon says that it is not all about how many businesses you have and are doing, and it is not about how much money you have in the bank, but it is also about how much of what you have, are able to sit down and enjoy. So I believe, Solomon somehow at some point, left the ‘rat race’, in order to sit down and enjoy, all those project he was working on, and he recommends that we do the same.


The Best Way to be Happy-Ecclesiastes

Do you want to be happy? Who does not! Every human being on the planet, wants to be happy. But why is that? Because God designed man to be happy, from the very beginning.

If you think what kind of life, Adam and Even had, before they fell into sin. I am sure, they were enjoying themselves, in the garden of Eden. God had provided everything they needed, in that garden, all the nice food was there, and there was no any evil going on, around them, they felt safe, they were safe, they had all their needs supplied, and all the beautiful plants were around them.

There was nothing in the garden of Eden, to make Adam and Eve unhappy, depressed or worried, and they still did not know what evil was, because they had not fallen into sin yet. That was the original intention and design for mankind, from God, from the very beginning. Why should God change his intention today about that same design, he created, from the very beginning?

People everywhere, Christians or not, are looking for happiness. People without faith in God, do not know anything about the original design and intention of God, that God designed man, to be happy, from the start. So, they are looking for all sorts of things today, to make them happy.

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#1 Way to Stop Lack in Your Life-Mark 8

Is there a way, to stop lack of money, jobs, cars, houses, or whatever you need, in your life? There is, if you consider what the Word of God says.

God has promised to supply all our needs, according to his riches, in Christ Jesus. There are many passages in the Bible, which clearly show, that God does want to supply, all our needs, just as he did supply, all Adam and Eve needed, from the very beginning, when he created them.

The question is never if God wants to supply all our needs, but if we want to believe, that he does. God has already done, what we need, to make sure, that we have all that we need. But, there is one thing, he would not do. And that is, to force his provision of what we need, to us. Yes, he cares and provides for us, if we ask him or not, but somehow, he wants us to ask him, for what we need. That is why Jesus said, that we should ask, because if we do, we will receive.

Why does God, wants us to ask him, for what we need? Why he just does not give it to us, without us having to ask him for that? Because by our asking God for what we need, we display, our dependency on him, and our faith in him, as our provider. When we ask, we express our faith, that he will provide. We show to him, that we believe we are dependent on him, to supply our needs.

In Mark 8:2, 3, Jesus gives us the assurance, that if we chose to walk with him, follow him in our daily life, listen to him, spend time with him, he has taken all our needs, into consideration. Although he did not supply the needs of those people spending their time with him, at the very first day, he did after a few day, just because he did not them to go home hungry, and collapse on the way from hunger.

But the main reason he wanted to supply all their needs for food, was, because the were with him, and they left all their jobs, family, houses, and other things they were doing, in order to be with Jesus, listen to him, and do what he tells them to do. They were first seeking the Kingdom of God, instead of seeking first, what they will eat or drink, if they went with Jesus in a remote place, without any food.

Do you see that? They did not have food with them, and were hungry, after spending a few days with Jesus. That shows, that from the very start, they chose to go and be with Jesus in remote places, even without having what to eat or drink. They knew they will be hungry soon, but yet, they chose the Kingdom of God first, by going with Jesus, spending time with him, and listening to him, even if that meant for them, to leave their homes, their jobs, their families, and hobbies, and other staff they were going daily, in order to be with Jesus. The were looking to satisfy their spiritual hunger, even if that meant, on the expense, of being physically hungry, for a few days.

That is one of the main reasons, why Jesus wanted to feed them, and provide for them, even if meant, to do it in a miraculous way, as recorded, in Mark 8:6. Seek you first the Kingdom of God.

This will happen to you, if you do similar things, to what all those thousands of hungry people did, when they spend their time with Jesus, even on the expense, of losing weight, being without food, in a remote place.


Why Your Faith Does Not Work-Sometimes-Matthew 14

What we look at in life, will determine, if we have more, less, or not at all faith in God. What we look at, we pay attention to, and give ourselves to it. If we look and our attention remains with the circumstances of our life, or with the news on the TV, or with what the doctors or friends say to us, then we can be full of fear, and lack of faith.

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Looking for All Your Needs Being Met? Simply Read On-Matthew 7

How many times in the Bible, it is very clear, that God really wants to supply all our needs! He never guaranteed that he will supply all our greed, but guaranteed that he will supply all our need!

The question is never if God will supply what we need or not, but will we believe that he will? That is the question which always remains there, for all born again children of God, to answer for themselves.

When we read Matthew chapter 7, we can very clearly see, how Jesus talks about God meeting our needs, and he even compares our fatherhood and the relationships of earthly father, to that of our heavenly Father and us.

How can we as his children still ask, and wonder, if God will supply all we need, when we read Matthew 7, and see clearly, what Jesus said, that God will give us good things, when we ask him for them! Yes God knows that we need food, clothing, jobs, money, houses, and other things, but he still wants us to ask him for him to give them to us.

Now, in Matthew chapter 7 and verses 9, 10, 11, Jesus talks about those evil fathers, or bad fathers, who although they are are evil in their character, still have some love for their children, and still want to grant the desires of their children, for gifts, and all sorts of other good things.

Them being evil, can not stop them to display the little amount of good left in them, and the love they have for their children, by giving them good things. You would not expect to receive very much good, from an evil person, that is why Jesus used the bad characters, to compare, to the immense and unlimited goodness of God, which he has for us.

The evil nature of those so called evil by Jesus fathers, still can not stop them to display their good fatherhood, to their children.

Now, what about our heavenly Father, who is good, and there is nothing evil in him?

Although the evil characters of the bad earthly fathers, could interfere and somehow limit their little goodness in them, for giving nice things to their children, with our heavenly Father, that is entirely different. Our God and Father, who loves us dearly, and who has limitless goodness for us, because he is good, just can not stop wanting to give us good gifts, and good things, when we ask him for them. There is nothing in our God and Father, which can or will cause him to stop, wanting to give us nice things!

Jesus said in Matthew 7:11, that our heavenly Father, will give us good gifts, when we ask him, much more, than any earthly evil father could give, to their own children. The question is, how much more? And I believe, the answer is, without limit! Why should God have a limit, of how many good gifts he wants to give us.

I believe, that God our heavenly Father, wants to give us good gifts, much more that we can handle to have, use, and have fun with. Is there are limit of all the good things, our Father in heaven, our God, wants to do in our lives? And if there is why? But I do not believe that there is a limit, because I am sure he finds that difficult to put any limit on the good things, he wants to give us or do for us.

Let me ask you a question. How many good things, you think, God gave to Adam and Eve, when he put them in Paradise, after he created them? I believe there was plenty of nice things, which God created in Paradise, for Adam and Eve. I am sure, they could never be bored, or have enough, with living in Paradise. There surely, were many nice things in Paradise for Adam and Eve, to have fun, and be able to say “We really live in a Paradise!”

That is how our heavenly Father God, want us to be like, because of everything he has done for us in Christ, even if we do not live in Paradise anymore! But we must not forget, that we can never miss Paradise in heaven, but will also be in it for eternity.


How to Have Faith that Brings the Miraculous-Luke 5 and 7

The ways of God in our lives as Christians, often defy logic and common sense. But why is that? Because God is God, and we are just his creation. He is limitless, but we are limited. He always knows why he is doing things, and we often do not know, why we are doing it. And because his ways are higher than our ways, and his thoughts are higher than our thoughts.

The way God sees things, is many times not the way we see them.

In Luke 5:5, 6, we see Jesus asking Peter, to go and fish again. Now, you can not just go and tell a professional fisherman, who has tried to catch fish for a whole night, and who has caught nothing, to go and fish again, in the morning. No, according to the professional fisherman Peter, things do not work like this, in the domain of professional fishing. It seems illogical, is out of common sense, and seems like lose of time and effort.

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You Will Be Forgiven Guaranteed-1 John

Do you struggle with forgiveness from God in your life, for something you have done as a Christian, and that was something with which heaven was not impressed, and you wonder, if God has really forgiven you?

There many Christians, who struggle with the ‘idea’ that God perhaps, will not forgive, the so called ‘bad’ thing, they have done.

To think that God will not forgive, even if have repented for something wrong you have done, is to live with faith, in only the ‘half’ of grace from God. But you see, there is no ‘half’ grace from God for you, just because you have sinned.

If you look at 1 John 1:9, it clearly states that if you confess your sins, God will forgive you! That is the truth! That is the Word of God, speaking to you, right now!

Do not measure the level of the wrong thing you have done, with the level of the grace of God for you! The amount or the size of your sin, will never be able to come on the same level, with the grace God has for you! No sin is big enough or dirty enough, to be able to stop the grace of God coming over it, and washing it away, from your life.

When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, God surely has estimated, the amount and size of all sins, people will commit in the future, and he made sure, that there would not be enough sins, or any sin, which will be able to heavier on the balance scales, than his grace.

The darkest of all of your sins, is not dark enough, to prevent or stop the light of God’s grace, to wipe it away, and make it diminish forever.

Perhaps you say, that I do not know, what you have done, and how bad it is. Yes, I do not know, and I do not need to know, because I do know, what the Word of God says about it. And it says ‘Forgiven!’

The fact of your guilt, for the sin you have done, as a Christian, has to face the truth, which is the Word of God. If you have sinned, and feel guilty as a Christian, even after you have repented before God, your feeling of guilt is a fact, and is real, but is not necessarily the truth. But the Word of God is the truth, and that is what matters, because God’s truth says you are forgiven, feeling it or not! That is truth established in heaven and in his Word! Just hang on, on it, and the truth will set you free!

When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, every single sin, which any human being has committed in the past, or will commit in the future, has been taken into account from God. Every sin! There is no sin, that heaven can not or will not forgive, apart from the eternal sin, as the Scriptures say.

So, be encouraged! God loves you enough, to forgive you all your sins, and he has, if you have repented, just as he has promised you, in his Word.


How to Really Get Release from Suffering-Psalm 108

Oh, suffering, there is plenty of it, wherever we turn!

Turn on the TV, and there is plenty of suffering to see, to keep you glued to the TV for 24/7.
But can you really be free from suffering? That is the big question.

What does God think about your suffering, and what he wants to do about that?

There are only three choices God can make about your suffering. One, it is set you free from it. Two, it is to be indifferent about your suffering. And the third choice is not to release you from it but let you continue in it. Which one of the choices you think, God will definitely make about your suffering and your difficult situation? I hope you guessed it already! That he will definitely make the choice to help you and set you free from pain and suffering.

If you read the Bible, you can clearly see, that in Old and New Testament, God is concerned about your suffering, and not only that, but really wants to help you, and set you free from it.

God will either set you free from suffering, but even if he does not for whatever reason, he will help you to go and pass through it, but definitely, will not leave you helpless!

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Who Else Wants to Be Free from Suffering-Psalm 119

When it comes to suffering, in the life of a Christian, God is always concerned, and is always ready to be a present help in trouble, as he has promised in Psalm 46:1.

God always cares about our tears, and he wants to wipe them away, as he has promised in the book of Revelation.

God cares for your tears! What are you crying for! If it not because of joy, then it surely is because of suffering. There is so much going around in the world now, to make you feel crying for a week, non stop. Is God passive to hurry up to comfort you, and wipe away your tears? The Bible is full with verses about God, wanting to comfort his own children, in the Old Testament and the New.

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Think You Can Not Get Rid of Depression? I Got Good News for You-Psalm 10

How often you think, when you get depressed, that you are stuck with it, and can not get rid of it?

I have got good news for you! 

If you are a child of God, and you have the Comforter, the Holy Spirit in your heart, you can definitely be free from depression! Why do I say that! Because the Word of God says that! And there is nothing better to hear, when you want to be free from depression!

You see, the more you watch the News, the more depressed you will feel, because, most of the News out there, are a depression producing news! in most of them there is no good. 

And vice versa. The more of the Good News you listen to, the Word of God, the better you will feel, and the Word of God has the potential to heal and remove the depression from you, because the Word of God is living and active, as the Bible says.

If you look at Psalm 10 verses 14 and 17, you can see that God really cares for the afflicted, and that includes all those who are depressed. In a matter of fact, verse 14 in the NIV translation of the Bible, says that God considers your grief, and takes it in hand. Do you know what that means? 

That means he cares enough for you, to heal and deliver you from grief and depression! Why should he take it in hand, and consider it, if he did not plan to heal you and deliver you from suffering? God is not only sympathetic with our suffering, but he cares enough to be willing to deliver us from it.

In verse 17 of Psalm 10, in the NIV version, it says that God wants to encourage you, and he listens to your cry. What are you crying to God for? Are you depressed? Do not forget what it says in verse 17, that God wants to encourage you! Just go to him, remind God what he has promised in his Word, that he will encourage you and that he listens to your cry for help, and than thank him for the answer, and believe that he has done it! That is all! It is not complicated. If he says that he will, he will and you just accept it with faith and thank him for that!


Imagine You Can be Free from Worry Every Day-Psalm 68

Do you worry about the things going around in the world? Do you worry about things in your own life, perhaps how get rid of a chronic disease, or how to find an employment, or perhaps, about broken relationships with members of your own family?

Why do we worry? 

Well, worry does on in our own brain, by us calculating and estimating what we can do, in order to make sure, that we will be free from danger, or to make sure, that we will be safe, and without unnecessary suffering in our life. 

All that sounds good, that we are taking a precaution of how to avoid harmful or dangerous things in our life. But, the problem becomes, when we start thinking too much, and on a regular basis, about the same things again and again, so much so, that those thoughts of worry, occupy our mind most of the time, or at least, very often. 

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Discover the Path to Have All Your Needs Met-1 Timothy 6

One thing is certain! That if you believe in God and follow and serve him, all your needs will be met! All of them! Not just some! 

God is more than a willing and has promised, to supply all your needs! That is the truth, if you want to believe it or not!

God does not want any of your needs, to be unsatisfied! Why should he care to supply some of your needs, and not another?

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Instant Boost to Your Faith for Abundant Provision-Psalm 23

How well you know your Shepherd, will determine how much of green pastures you see around in your life.

The less we know Jesus Christ our good Shepherd, the more dry grass and no pastures we will find around us.

God wants to lead you to a green pastures, if you are his sheep.
God always wanted to give you green pastures, instead of a dry morsel.

From the very beginning, God gave Adam and Eve a green pastures, and more, the Paradise.

God hates lack in your life, as much as you do. Just read Psalm 23:1. The very two verses of Psalm 23, show that…Click to continue