For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)(2 Corinthians 10:4-5 AMP)
We are engaged in a battle, but we are not fighting against people (flesh and blood). We are fighting against forces and authorities, and against rulers of darkness and powers in the heavenlies. Satan is our enemy. Continue reading →
At the most we are not all aware that the Devil has conjure up a plan to trap us and to put us at odd with God. However, if we search the scriptures we would realize that the Devil has an ultimate plan that we have got to neutralize.
The scriptures highlighted Job’s relationship with God as a man who was perfect and upright and one who feared God and hated evil (Job 1:1). Central to his belief was the fear of God and not wanting to curse God in any way shape or form, not himself, his wife nor his children. He was so conscious of this that after his children feasted he would send and sanctify them, and offer burnt sacrifices to God for them (Job 1:5). This he did continually as his role as shepherd of his family. Continue reading →
LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment (Romans 13:1 AMP)
Paul clearly states in Romans 13:1 that only God can give authority to anyone, and so “EVERY person” (all believers) is obligated to be subject to the governing authorities. God Himself put these rulers in their places of power. They are there by God’s appointment.
He went on to say in verse 2 that those who disobey or rebels against the authorities are disobeying and rebelling against what God has ordained, and they will be punished. Continue reading →
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (Philippians 3:14) .
The current Berlin World Championships has brought much media attention worldwide highlighting the interest of all countries of the world. Athletes from over two hundred countries are competing in one of the largest sporting events in the world at the highest level of Continue reading →
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7)
The Word of God says that we are what we think in our hearts. Our character, how we see ourselves, how others see us, our victories and failures are not a result of chance or favor, but a result of our thought lives. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bad fruit (Matthew 7:17). Continue reading →
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” (Galatians 4:6)
“…wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence” (Acts 1:4-5)
The Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God, is a promise from God, our Heavenly Father, to all who have been genuinely born from above. He comes to live within you and to give you eternal life. Continue reading →
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18)
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
God has made it very clear in His Word that without a vision (a dream, a revelation) His people, you and me, will perish – lose our way, get out of control. Yet so many believers sit in “church” (we are the church) for up to forty years without having a clue as to God’s will and purpose for their lives. They have no vision, which can only come, not by just going to “church”, but by having a relationship with God through prayer, praise, and feeding on His Word. Continue reading →