Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I'm back. Sorry for the absence, but I am back now. I promise.
As we all already know, May 21st was the day an American preacher, Harold Camping had scheduled for the Rapture and Judgement of the world. He had told his followers that the event would take place at 6pm all over the world.
A lot of people believed him. People sold and gave away their possessions in anticipation of the rapture. Really sad and rather unfortunate.
There is nothing wrong with looking forward to the coming of Christ, but what is wrong is believing a man who claims to have calculated the date of His return when Christ Himself said explicitly in Matt 24, emphasis on verse 36, ''No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father''.
So if Jesus Himself doesn't know, how can a man, a mere mortal know? And how was he able to convince Christians who should know better?
This brings me to my point. The reason why a lot of Christians fell for this false prophesy is simple : A lot of us today do not Study (note study, not read) the Word.
We only open our Bibles on Sundays when in church and we rely completely on what our spiritual leaders tell us. Is there anything wrong with going to church? No. Is there anything wrong with listening to our Pastors and Priests? Of course not.
But it gets dangerous when the only time you read the Word is when your Pastor or Priest says so. When you swallow everything you hear in Church without cross checking it with the Word and asking the Holy Spirit for understanding in your own spare time.
You see brethren we are living in dangerous times. The Bible tells us that in the last there will be many false doctrines, false religions and false teachers. Jesus also warned in the same Matt 24(vs 24) that in the last days ''false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect'' (paraphrased by me).
If the elect can fall, do you see how great this deception will be?. My mother always tells us the importance of reading the Bible and studying the Word. She says, 'if you don't know the original thoroughly,when the counterfeit is given to you, you won't know''.
I really think that sums it up. In the times that we are in, what we truly need is the Everlasting, Unchanging, Powerful Word of God. The Word brings light and we need all the light that we can in this dark world.
So study the Word today. Read it. Love it. Teach yourself. Meditate on it. Digest it. Absorb it into your spirit. Above all, let it be ''a light to thy feet and a lamp to thy path''. Ps 119:105.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, October 15, 2010
As Christians we are constantly been bombarded with images, doctrines, ideologies e.t.c that confuse and sometimes shake our faith.
Some time ago, I had struggles with my faith. I had been reading some stuff I shouldn't have and at vulnerable moments, doubt would come.
There was a time when I began to believe some of that stuff and doubt the Love and Power of God. Only then I didn't know it.
Then I retraced my steps. I was praying & worshiping one day all alone in my room and I felt His touch. I instantly asked for His forgiveness and mercies. The funny thing is that this doubt did not come when I lost someone dear to me, when I was experiencing great pain. No. It came when life was stable and I was comfortable. I guess that's why people say it's only in bad times that we remember God. lol.
Brethren, there is so much deception in the world today from pop culture to political correctness & incorrectness and the worst of it is coming from false prophets in the Church.
Jesus said in Mark 13:22, For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive if possible, even the elect.
We hear all kinds of doctrines and teachings these days that are so convincing and confusing at the same time. Astrology, Materialism, Liberalism e.t.c have all been mixed with the Gospel + the doctrines and theories been thrown about by those outside the church, all these leaves us wondering which path is right.
We may ask ourselves, 'are the atheists right?', 'are the Gay rights activists right?', 'Was the Bible really written by one man?(some say St. Paul),'Did Jesus ever exist?', 'Is He really coming back?''Are Christians lunatics?' and gradually, we start slipping. Falling away or backsliding doesn't happen over night, it happens gradually. It begins with a seed of doubt and that seed is watered and it eventually grows.
The path is narrow & its so easy to veer off that path without knowing it. He that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 1stCor. 10:12 (NKJ).
So how do we as Christians protect ourselves and maintain our salvation?. above all taking the SHIELD of FAITH with which you will be able to quench the fiery darts of the evil one. Eph6:16 (NKJ).
The answer is FAITH. How do we get this shield that is our faith? Faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word of God. Rom 10:17 NKJ.
This means, first of all we need to study and study the Word and HEAR from the Spirit of God. Reading alone is not enough, we need to hear as well. It is by hearing from Him that we learn and build our faith. This is the protection that we need against the deception in these last days.
The Word of God is the protection that we need. Shalom!
(I will write more on the Armor of God later and explain the shield of faith in depth).
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I have tears in my eyes when I think of Jesus.
When I try to comprehend how much He loves me.
When I think of the pain, shame, suffering He felt on the way to Calvary.
When I think of His Precious Blood & how it cleanses me over and over again.
When I worry about how much my hair is breaking and I remember that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords knows how many strands fell of my head. Me! little, unimportant me! 'WHO AM I THAT YOU ARE SO MINDFUL OF ME?'
When I remember that Jesus has got my back! and He'll never leave me nor forsake me.
When I feel unworthy to come before His throne, He gently reminds me to 'come boldly to the throne of Grace'
When my soul is weary and I wonder how much longer I can go on, He reminds me that 'His Grace is sufficient enough for me'
The tears in my eyes are tears of Joy, Awe, Gratitude,Appreciation and most of all Love.
I Love you Jesus and these tears are for You. Thank You for Calvary, for Your Blood, for Salvation , for Your Love.
Thank You Jesus for loving me. Thank You!