In all these, the relevant question for every professed child of God is: are you ready to receive Him back? are you prepared? are you even looking forward to this great return of our Lord, Master, Elder brother, our nearest kinsman, husband of the Church, Savior, Messiah, The Rewarder, Jesus The Christ.
Yes, the Bible tells us we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Unfortunately, for many of us, a few minutes spent in prayer feels like forever. Why do we struggle so much with prayer when we know how vital it is to our relationship with God?
No one will do it for you but you to encourage yourself in the Lord your God like David in 1Samuel 30:1-6. The Word of God cannot fail Psalms 119:89
Jesus is the ultimate example, the One greater than David has come; and He loved God’s Word because He is the Word JOHN 1:1.
Trials help us to develop godly character, and that enables us to "rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:3-5).
And to you lazy Christians, who don't read your Bible, keeping malice with God and don't like fasting, why would you say God is silent when your Bible is closed? The scripture says, Beware, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary Ekeng Bassey, Fatai Temitope Balogun alias T.B. Joshua and their likes are on rampage in the world, seeking whom they may devour. Resist them, be steadfast in the faith," I Peter 5:8-9 NKJV
THE SAME GOD OF THE DAY, IS STILL GOD IN THE NIGHT
No one else can make you angry. Circumstances don’t cause your anger. Anger is your own sin. David Powlison says our hearts are like sponges. If I squeeze a sponge and black ink comes out, it might seem that the squeezing caused black ink to come out.
Therefore, we set out of the synagogue finally. I got into synagogue ‘church’ in my 20’s, I left there finally in my 40’s; I spent almost all my productive life in that enclave but nothing spoils, I thank God I came out with my life, which is not difficult for God to put back together as He created it. He is the rewriter of destinies. (From “Deception of the Age Unmasked” Book)
All the things you would ever need in life are in the Word of God. If you will go only for the WORD, and lay hold on the Word of God for your life, and Keep reading the Word, meditating on the Word, living the Word, and believing in the Word -― your life will be beautiful and you will fulfill God’s purpose for your life on earth. As the Word of God grew mightily and prevailed in the city of Ephesus (ACTS 19:20), so also, because the Word is living and active (HEBREWS 4:12), The Word of God will cause you to prevail over every negative situation that may be challenging your existence presently, and you shall triumph and become a master of every circumstances in Jesus' Name.
The subject is commonly called "spiritual gifts," and it is as helpful as any truth the believer can ever know. In a nutshell, here's the scoop.
The New Testament concept of conscience is more individual in nature and involves three major truths.
We can’t persuade anyone by getting in their face. Yelling “murderer!” at a pro-choice person won’t win them to our side.
I have a friend who is a gifted worship leader, a loving husband and an affectionate father. He's funny, smart, passionate about his faith...
“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” (Luke 14:33) Are you a disciple? Just because you...
“Please learn to study. Learn to discipline yourself. Because we don’t need another lazy preacher.” So, as I come to full consciousness, I’m concerned about lazy preachers?
As humans prone to sin, we have an excellent way of turning a clear mandate of God's completely around and justifying it by our circumstances, but that is not how God works.
He is faithful to His Word, because His Word is an expression of His character. The promises He made still hold true because He does not change (Malachi 3:6 ).
And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? Nehemiah 6:3 KJV
I don't think God intended us to just sit there and passively wait, but instead actively pursue Him through the times of waiting. We can still serve Him whole heartedly while we wait.
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