Monthly Archives: February 2020

You’ve got a message

Scriptural Readings: Matthew 13:2-3; 10-11; 13; 15

Iam not really quite sure nowadays if a lot of us would be thrilled with our e mails or being scared the living daylights out of it. One thing sure about it is that messages would pop out that would bring all about happiness or the exact opposite.

v. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

These multitudes of people during the time of our Lord Jesus were also thrilled listening to Him. They might not be having the folding smart phone like we do today following the Twitter, Instagram or on your Viber but they were definitely also excited listening and following Jesus just like you and I. Some were glad about what they heard some were not and some were puzzled.

v.3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

But what about us today? Are we thrilled to hear what our Lord Jesus wants us to tell? We live in a different time but there are still things that our God wants us to know. Jesus wants us to listen to Him!

In this modern world we live in, some might think and some will say that the bible contains God’s tweets and blogs or maybe you can choose your favorite apps. Some may agree and some may not but one thing for sure is that we should follow God and His will for us. These messages He is telling us are things that will guide us. As we read the bible, our whole being, spirit, soul and body continue to receive God’s messages. These messages might not be in the form of a blog or something or pictures popping in your Instagram or Viber but these messages are the most important things in our lives that we have to know and do.

v.10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

When we read the bible let us put into our minds that God has always a message for us. When we see the icon in our gadgets telling us we have a message, the same with our God. We cannot see an icon but our spirit tells us we’ve got a message. These messages might be read over and over again but a thing for sure God has a message to get across to us.

v.11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

It is very clear that Jesus wants us to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Take note not mystery but mysteries, a lot of them. It is for us, yes, you and I that God is willing to reveal to us these mysteries.

but to them it is not given.

It seems to be unfair one might ask. but actually not.

v.13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

v. 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

They’ve got messages too, that is for sure but since they let their heart to remain and refrain to be attentive to God’s messages, they cannot hear and see God’s messages unless they make a turn around and God will heal them.

Now it is all up to us. If we continue to read and study His words, He will reveal to us these mysteries as we go through with our spiritual lives. Messages will continue to appear and reappear in our whole being. We have to be well aware of these messages, otherwise, we will miss the action, our hearts will waxed gross, ears will become dull and our eyes will close and the result missing the revelation Jesus had for us. What a waste!

We will have messages from Him, that is for sure. He wants us to receive these messages asap to let us know that He is continually getting in touch with us. It is comforting to know living in a restless world filled with miseries and anxieties that our God is always there with us making us to know His presence and that He is in control of our lives.

Before we open our e mails, let us first make sure that we have already opened ourselves to God’s messages. God’s messages will complete our day with no doubt, revealing Himself to us more and more and we will become a blessings to everyone!

We have to live with it

Scriptural Readings: Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:9-10;31

Living nowadays is a nerve wracking thing if not for a lot of us maybe for some and anxiety is a normal thing for humans to have. It might sound strange but I believe there is way we can handle this.

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I am crucified with Christ:

We could be having the same difficulties with or with out God in our lives but the difference and having the advantage as Christians is that this time God has given us strength and the right reasons for living. To be crucified with Christ is giving up everything! Everything I know, everything I own and everything that I desire. Yes, everything!! Let us go on…

…nevertheless I live;

The whole 24/7, 365 a year is done filled with the sweat of our brows, fun filled moments and because of our stubbornness, unwanted situations. We have this notion that we have to strive to be like Christ. I do not think that this idea will work and go any further. Yes, we are to live with our volition, have logic and practice our common sense…

yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

but most importantly and thing that really matters is that our lives should be ran, subdued and should be totally under the control by Jesus Christ. We will continue to have hatred, anxiety name it that will make our lives miserable if we will not let Christ live inside not in side of us. There is a big difference. A life that is given to Him under his own rule and a life like ours living the way we want to do. This is the life that we have to live with. It has become inevitable for us Christians to live in the Spirit by letting Jesus conquer our lives and to live our lives the way the Spirit tells us because living in the Spirit is doing God’s will.

…and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

We are not going to live with our dreams anymore but what the Spirit will tell and lead us to. We should not go for the odds thinking that the rule of probability will catapult us to success and have less anxieties. This is totally wrong! This is living and following ourselves outside of what Jesus Christ wants and His will for us. This is the exact opposite of the being crucified with Christ. This idea is ourselves rule. This is not I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Romans 8:9-10

v.9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

To live in a world filled with uncertainties and a life in the Spirit are the lives that we have to live with and the only thing that separates these two is Jesus living inside us and the power of the Holy Spirit and not having our own way of living to please Him.

This is why I believe in His promise that He will not leave us nor forsake us, because He is inside of us. God has seen not us but His son inside of us. This is now the reason that we should be happy and we have to live with it.

v. 10 And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

And if Christ [be] in you,

Once again the passage tells us that Christ is inside us and this means that we have to let Him have and run our lives. This is the start of having a life of victory and success because our desires is not coming from us anymore but coming form Jesus Christ Himself. It has become His will and not ours.

the body [is] dead because of sin;

This is so because our sinful nature in our mortal body had been surrendered to Jesus. We have been crucified with Him making it dead in effect and what is left is God’s will.

the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

It is now clear with no doubt that this Spirit inside us made us righteous letting us live our lives the way God wanted us to have. The Holy Spirit being in command has led us to His righteousness.

v.31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

What shall we then say to these things?

We have the power of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Sanctification is in full effect inside of us! God is now in control of us. Now we can go through with this life with full confidence with no worries trusting and having Jesus the son of the living God living inside of us.

If God be for us, who can be against us?

NONE! No one, not even one! Alleluia!

The way to start

Scriptural Readings: Jude; Matthew 25:32

We all have our own way to start the day or maybe start the year or start our work for the day. One thing though for sure is that its going to be another day.

v.3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort [you] that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

We are now living in the last days and as we go on to embrace a more technologically advanced in every second and every part of this world our faith is faced with acid tests. Our faith has to be protected and we cannot do it by ourselves.

New International Version

v.17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold.

v.18 They said to you, ” In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires”.

v.19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.

As we always do, we have to coordinate, organize and make sure that we accomplish our plans and these things that we do connects us to people we do not fully know. Watch out for these people who try to isolate themselves and follow their own ungodly wants and desires. Remember that we are now living in the last times. They will convince us thus they will go for their best shot to divide us. What is happening to our government? To our society? To our families? We do not have to go far to see these things. I do not think that this is a difficult thing to see nowadays! They are not just simple but powerful individuals and they have banded themselves to make sure that they will get through with their ungodly desires!

v.20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

v.21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

We have the Holy Spirit in our lives. We can never be mistaken from these kind of people. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us will tell us exactly what to do, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit

The way to start is reminding ourselves always(the Holy Spirit will do that for us)that God is with us communicating and telling us how He loves us and what to do exactly in these times. Just like these scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires, we Christians should also band together, protect our faith and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

It is maybe the start of the new year or the beginning of something new that we have to put in to our minds and work on it however, by the end of the day we should let our faith in God remains in our whole spirit, soul and body. The old man is now dead. We are now a new creature in Christ, separated for the Gospel. The way to start is to anchor our faith on Jesus and what he had started in us. This is the way to start.