To God be the glory!
To God be the glory!
In the workplace, my workmate once asked me as she saw me studying the bible with my notes, “Have you completed reading the whole bible?” I was reluctant to answer, yet instead said, “Yes, it’s important to read it every day.”
Then I pondered, there are days when I read the bible not because I’m hungry or thirsty of God’s Word but because I’m afraid of God. Like, if I would not read His Word, I might displease Him. I realized by thinking like this, I’m becoming religious.
Today, while I was reviewing my notes, I happened to read Joshua 1:8,
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe t do according to all that is written in it. For then, you will make your way prosperous, and then will have a good success.”
While I’m meditating on this verse, a memory from the past resurface of how I first time read the Word of God due to hunger and thirst of God…that as a result I was able to complete the whole bible for more or less two weeks. And, I experienced Jesus, met Him, gave my life to Him and baptized by the Holy Spirit by just reading the Word of God.
I was humbled when in those times of dark moments, of depression, frustration, brokenness and I was seeking God, He rescued me. He used someone, from long distance, who phoned to encourage me to start reading the bible cover to cover—which had changed my life drastically.
If I could look back on those dark chapters of my life—me as with no direction, no purpose in life, without joy though got the luxuries of life. . .like “What is it for man if he gains the whole world yet losses his soul?”, it brings assurance to me that my GOD watches us. Unlike earthly fathers who may abandon their children, God, our Heavenly Father, would never forsake us.
Those dark moments were also the times when I was so eager to find Christ, to know Him and to have a relationship with Him. It was so good to reminisce when Jesus was present at every storm of your life, that He became the light when the world gets dark, and darker…yet He is more real. His presence was more real than the things around you. That you can’t think of anything but Him. That your focus was on Jesus because you were madly in love with Him.
However, how about now? Everything is smooth. How’s my love to Him? I’m checking my heartbeat. I believe He is giving me rest. I run here and there, trying to do, do and do, and forgot that He wants me to be, be and be.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, create in me a pure heart. Renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Forgive me in times I neglect Your voice.
Forgive me in times I try to control my situations.
Forgive me in times I do my own thing without asking your help or guidance.
Forgive me in times I worry, forgetting that worry is a sin—thus doubting that you are ABLE, GREAT, MIGHTY TO SAVE.
Forgive me in times I’m impatient, thus manipulating Your timing.
I realize that waiting benefits us so much! That is cleans, purifies, purges, renews, strengthens and transforms us to be like You. Thank you Lord Jesus for your great LOVE.
Reasons why men won’t read the Holy Bible:
1. Strengthens conscience – men wants to have a weak conscience so that it could do whatever he wants to do.
2. Wounds pride (self righteous, hypocritical proud people)
3. exalts Jesus up and puts Him above all other name,
it puts Him above human level
4. Disturbs routine
5. Exposes sin
6. Demands obedience
My soul was crying by this testimony on heaven and hell. I heard of lots of versions which in some ways have their similarities, but what caught my attention is the mentioning of a particular church, she said, “Jesus warned leaders of the Assembly of God (church) to repent because they are in the secret cult.” Years ago, I dreamed about this church and God told me to get out from that church though I reluctantly did at first, but now hearing this as a confirmation to the dream God showed me about the church (AG) and the Holy Spirit prompting me to get out from that church which I obeyed years ago, does me no peace but concerned. The fact that there are a lot of dead church now, professing that they are of the Lord, but in fact, of Satan’s. Lord, have mercy on us.
Please do watch this testimony anyway and pray that the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding shall enveloped you against confusion or unbelief.
We, indeed, could no longer live a double life, that at the same time as on Sundays we go to church but also go to bars/ night clubs nor sing worldly songs, watch soap operas, war movies, cartoons and play violent or all forms of video games and addictions and so on on weekends.
“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” – Revelation 3:16
To God be the glory!
#Wow I learned a lot today!
READ the bible to be WISE..
BELIEVE the bible to be SAFE..
and PRACTICE the bible to be HOLY!
The bible contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. The bible is traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword and the Christians’ charter.
In the bible, paradise is restored, heaven is opened, and the gates of hell are closed. Christ is its grand subject, our good design, and the glory of God to its end.
The bible should fill the memory, rule the heart, and the guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully.
Read the bible through,
pray the bible in,
give the bible out,
pass the bible on. — Dr. Fensenfeld
to God be the glory!
When we have the Word of God, we will:
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4)
That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. (Ephesians 5:26)
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)
(Source: The Power of the God’s Word in Healing by Jean Lim)
Jesus is the way, the only way, the truth and the life.
It’s not about us to purchase or receive the gift of healing or to be spiritual to heal or to complicate things by learning a lot of doctrines on how to heal. It’s so simple = it’s because of the stripped of Jesus’ back, the nails on His hands and the shedding of His blood that set us free and healed us. So when you pray to the sick, don’t center on yourself by asking, “Am I spiritual today?” or “…do I have this gift of healing to heal the sick?” But only say, “It’s because Jesus love to heal sick people.” so put your FAITH in Jesus and be healed.