Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Judgment Day

The clock is ticking! Are you ready for God's judgment? No matter what you believe, you will be judged before God. If you have been saved and you're standing in front of the throne of God --
the one who is absolute glory and all of what is righteous and truth -- will you be ready?

Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Believer and Believing: Part 2, Trust

Jesus said to the four fishermen,
"Follow me and I will make you fishers of men."

We have to just listen to God and follow his plan. Drop whatever we are doing and do what God wants us to do, not what we want to do. In order to stay to His plan for our life, we have to adjust in our feelings and attitude to stay in the will of God. You must put your full trust in Him. Put the old life behind and start new -- a life worthy of God.
This crisis of faith is always an issue because God doesn't always give us the details. Faith is all about placing our trust in God. If you truly believe in Him, you will make the adjustment to trust Him. He confronts us of what He wants us to do and we have to trust that He makes these decisions the best for us. Just look at what the fishermen would have missed out on if they were not willing to make adjustments in their life to follow Jesus.
Trust God and you will be blessed!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

The Believer and Believing: Part 1, Courage

You will be prosecuted for your beliefs and people will judge you. This is not new. It has always been happening and Christians will always be prosecuted for preaching the Gospel and Word of God.

Ephesians 4:22-32
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Chapter 5
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person–such a man is an idolater–has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
“Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.