Category Archives: ETERNITY

What we see should be what we should have seen.

Scriptural Readings: John 7:6, Matthew 6:33, James 4:2-4, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 16:1-4, Psalms 1:1-4


We tend to see life as just what we see it today and then comes next is tomorrow, next week, next month and so on. We can’t change this. We have to survive. The opportunities given to us should never be missed as we go through and tend to a 24 gruelling hour of punishment just to survive(Genesis 3:19). We have to make sure that we have to be on the safest side. A wonderful future. This is what we see.

However, our time is always compromised resulting to large scale of time mismanagement and imbalance creating stress, confusion and many more.

We need Jesus Christ. The difference between surviving life without Jesus as to having Him and His revelations for us is that we can see clearly the truth in our future. The opportunity that He has given us as we follow Him assures not only a 24 hour satisfaction and also the things that He has for us to accomplish therefore seeing what we are in the future.

John 7:6

Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

New International Version

Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you anytime will do.

but your time is alway read; for you anytime will do.

Aside from the 24 hour that we deal in our lives, Jesus has given us the opportunity always to deal with our spiritual lives too. Even if we do not realize it we should be having a time for Him. The thing is we are selfish with our time if it comes to our spirituality. Right? We always have the time however that big question is what is on top of the list. Money? Power? Politics? I guess a lot of us would be having a long line of list. Right? The next question is if Jesus is really the first on our list, are we following His instructions? God’s will? We tend to pray in a quick manner thanking Him of the grace on our tables and because we are very hungry, it is a praise of the lips not with spiritual essence or value. Only we can answer this deep within ourselves.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

If our priority is looking for the kingdom of money, power, politics and the list goes on, we need the Holy Spirit to shake us to the very core of our spirituality to realize that we should be after and looking for only one kingdom and there is only one kingdom and that kingdom is the kingdom of God. Another thing for sure is that breaking and bringing down this kingdoms we built is impossible. We need Jesus and the power of the Holy spirit to crush it down.

James 4:2-4

v.2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

v.3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts.

v.4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

At this point of time, as Christians we should have seen things that the Lord has seen and told us. One thing that He did was first to warn us about the future, things that we will desire and die for and on the other hand He also promised us a lot of fantastic things in the future.

He also promised us a lot of things in the future. Plans…

Plans…

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Proverbs 16:1-4

v.1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.

v.2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them but, motives are weighed by the LORD.

v.3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plan.

v.4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end- even the wicked for a day of disaster.

There are two things that might be happening to us. It is either we are short sighted or we are totally blind to what Jesus has shown us. We look for another kingdom. A kingdom that might be an enmity with God. A kingdom which is not God’s kingdom. God has a plan for us. The moment we trusted Jesus the plan in us will start to work. We are blinded on God’s plan because we built and chose a kingdom of wealth, power and many more. When we started putting up walls on our false kingdom, God’s kingdom would become invisible unless the Holy Spirit destroys these kingdoms showing what is left, the right kingdom the true kingdom, God’s kingdom. God will add all the things that we needed to build His kingdom. This is His plan that as soon as we start to build we see clearly where we are heading to. This is the very reason why we need our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Psalms 1:1-4

v.1 Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

v.2 But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

v.3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

v.4 The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

It is not too late to start. What we see right now should be what we should have seen, a plan by God in us through His Son Jesus Christ. The longer the the time that we spend in prayer and studying His words the more our Lord Jesus will reveal to us what God’s plan for each of us. Yes, in a daily manner. We will find out for ourselves that God is working in us. We should start right with our priorities and this means that Jesus should be on the top of the list. Our personal relationship with Him should be our priority. This relationship with Him is all and the only thing that should matter for us. If this continues… And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither;and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Force our way

Scriptural Readings: Exodus 34:5

And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

God does not change

This is one thing that we have to store in our hearts and minds. From the beginning God did not leave us. It is always our fault that we loose and eventually lose our faith in Him intentionally or unintentionally. Our sense of direction easily points us out to uncertain terms as soon as we face our problems. God descended to his people showing His way for them how He would be a God a father to them. Is this still true today that God does not change and visits us?

God proved and showed the way.

What we miss is the way not the purpose. We get lost. If our purpose will not come from God’s will there’ll be no way to find out the right way. When Abraham was asked by God to offer his son, he was willing to do it. He was right with the purpose and there was no doubt about it but when he was about to do it, God stopped him. It’s not the way. God proved that He is with Him.

How did God prove He is still with us now?

From heaven, He came down, turned Himself into a human and dwell among us. HE proved and showed us that He never changed. We are the ones who constantly change. The love that God has for us will not and never change. Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday and forever. He said I am the way the truth and the life. There is no other way to God but THROUGH God HIMSELF in human form, Jesus Christ.

How great is God’s love for us? When Abraham was about drop the axe, God stopped him but when His Son Jesus came, this time, He let go.

What God is trying to tell us is that He came down to meet us. He sent down His own Son, God the Son to continue what was originally planned. He wants us to be His children but we refuse.

We have to force ourselves to come into the throne of grace. We have now the access. We have been asking ourselves a lot of questions and spent time looking for answers. This is being lost. God has given us all the possible means to reach Him and we do the opposite. If we have the purpose and this time we know the way, we have to force ourselves no matter what because we know that at the end we will see the truth and our true meaning of life.

Heavenly Father, we come to You because you are our God who would never change. A Father who will always care for us. Forgive us of our shortcomings. Continue to sanctify us that we will see clearly the way the truth and your will for us. We pray through the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen!

Be still..I am God

Scriptural Readings: Psalms 46:10

To deal with time is not easy. It is a common headache for everyone. Time tell us to stop and when to go and as always time tells us we are in deep trouble. The problem with us today is that time has become our master and we are the follower.

One might argue that we cannot do anything about it. It is beyond one’s capacity to totally take control of our own time. It is impossible to save time and sooner or later we are going to lose it. There is no such thing as perfect timing. We could have started with the right things but will end up miserable at the end. Time will always be lost and it is very seldom on our side.

Yes, a lot of us will agree. Right? Guess what? This is actually the time that we over looked. It is the wasted time not the lost time. Once we got frustrated with the time we wasted for nothing, we stop, think and ponder and ask what happened and why we wasted those time and now we need more time desperately. We can never turn back the hands of time but as Christians we should bring Him back all the glory and praise with our time.

Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

God is patiently waiting for us to call on Him. Once we ran out of time because we wasted it, this is the time that we call upon His name and rescue us. Our God will always be a father to us. This is where time stops. We are so desperate for answers that we lost track of time praying. We do not care of the time just as long that we will be having answers for our prayers and as a result, we will be asking for more time.

For God, time is forever and we need to learn what everlasting is all about. We have to be still and listen to Him and know that He is God. Time stops when God tells us something. This is the time that we should stop and listen to Him. Sure thing every second will pass by but if we are going to use time for Him it is not losing neither wasting. We are gaining.

The bottom line for this is that we do not have the luxury of time. We do not even own our time at all. The truth is we only have a borrowed time. A certain time. Our time here on earth is limited. God holds our time and it should be devoted for Him, for His glorification. God will not allow us to spend eternity in hell so He sent Jesus His son to bring us back to everlasting relationship with our God. This is the true meaning and value of time. Spending eternity with our God!

Our Father in heaven, grant us the wisdom on how to use this time for You. Let Your Holy Spirit teach us on how to spend every second for Your glorification that our life would be the reflection of Your Son Jesus. We claim these promises through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen!

The countdown begins

Scriptural readings: Ephesians 5:15-17; II Timothy 4:2-5

When I was a kid, I had these kind of cheap wind up toys.I spent hours playing these toys not knowing that there are spiritual lessons about this. It was only lately that I knew that my dad, just like my Heavenly Father is giving me a message that is of so much essence in my life today that I have to share(very important too!).

I remember spending time with these toys(had a lot of fun too!) for the reason it works only for a short time. The process of which I did not know[only lately] that it has spiritual lessons for us to learn. When you wind up this kind of toy, using a key, will totally blow your mind(as a kid of course)! I spent hours and hours with these toys not knowing that now it brings a lot of valuable lessons.

Ephesians 5:15-17

v.15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

v.16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

v.17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is].

Our lives, just like these wind up toys would end up shortly. Once the key is turned and its full, it will wind down. This is the part where the toys make wonders for kids, and so for us. We have to redeem the time. Let us make this time of spreading the Gospel of Jesus as wonderful time for us. This is the time that we should exhaust our efforts for our Lord and Savior Jesus to understand what is His will.

II Timothy 4

v.2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

v. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

v. 4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

v. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

We have to carry out His instructions. The key as that of the wind up toy once turned, the countdown begins. We have to do verse 2 (Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine). We have to be well aware of verses 3 (For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;) and 4(And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.) and finally experience verse 5( But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.)

We were given a time frame. One day the world will end. Nothing should stop us from accomplishing these things for our Lord Jesus Christ. We were given the task to redeem the time. This is an instruction a commandment and we have make it happen because the countdown has begun.

Heavenly Father, we are bound for eternity, until then let us learn the value of this while we live in a limited time in this world. We can never have the luxury of time. Teach us the real meaning and value of time that we might be valuable to you. In the might name of Jesus we pray. Amen!

Time is up

Scriptural Readings Genesis 1:4-5, Ecclesiastes 3, Luke 12: 19-20

Time is important. I think that there is no point of argument on this statement. All of us follow a time frame including God. There is a culmination for everything. 24 hours seem to be short and we need more. Why do people need more time? There are also people who have all the time in the world.

When God divided the light, He called the light day and the darkness He called night (Genesis 1:4-5). This is one day. Is it 24 hours? What is the importance, involvement and the consequences of these for all of us? Why do we have to know the answer to all these things?

A day is always ahead of us. What does it mean? It means that we have to be open and be well aware for His instructions, blessings or may be something else. This day is not ours to own. A day was made because He has a purpose for this(Ecclesiastes 3). The problem is that we are always occupied with what we have to do for a single day. Most of the time we never ask what is His will for us for that day or a particular day and that is why we always get into trouble. We tend to think more of ourselves instead of Him and this is why we are defeated with just one day of worries, loneliness and all emotional downsides. Time framed us instead of framing our time for Him. Our days are numbered and we should be wise living our lives by turning our focus and the whole of our spirit, soul and body to the day for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. We should always think that our time is always up.This kind of attitude will bring us closer to Him who made the day and who made us. Again we do not hold our time (Luke 12: 19-20) and let God handle our time.

God prepared a new heaven and earth so there is a time that all things will pass away and new things will come. The time that we invested just for the personal reason outside God’s intervention is just a waste of time. Our time is up. We have to let God operate every second of our time to Him in exchange for eternity.

Heavenly Father, choosing our time to spend without you is a total waste of time. Let your appointed time be upon us that we might continue the true meaning of our lives. Make this time available to us in no time. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Who…What…When…Where…Why?

Scriptural Reading John 10:30; I Peter 1:15-16; John 3:3; Revelation 21:1-3; Romans 8: 14-17

A day never ends with out having good news or bad news. Sooner or later or whether we are interested or not, one way or the other we are going to be affected on what is happening in and around us. We cannot escape news. The Cyberworld or cyberspace which involves the inter computer communication nowadays is the hub, core and the heart for a lot of us in order to obtain information and to top it all fresh news locally and around the world.

Living in the secular world, we are to live and survive with a who, what, when, where and why. It is always a question of who, what, when, where and why in order to have a continuation of maintaining finances and keeping up with present and the future etc. In short, how to survive.

On the other hand, have we given ourselves a real and by heart serious thoughts on about how do we have to govern our spiritual lives with the who, what, when, where and why?

John 10:30

 I and [my] Father are one.

Let us first start with the who. Who are we going to depend and believe on? In the spiritual domain we have to look upon and to admit that we are vincible, vulnerable and of course powerless. It is imperative that we need God. This should be the first. Now the invisible God the Father is now seen in the person of Jesus Christ the begotten Son(God). We can now see the Father in the person of Jesus Christ. I and the Father are one. The God that cannot be seen and touched revealed Himself in a human form in the person of Jesus Christ. Jesus is up front behind the unseen Father God making the two of them only one God in essence and existence. This is the relationship of a father to a son and the son to a father. Now we know that the power that we are having is coming from our Heavenly Father through His Son our Lord and savior Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit reveal to us.

I Peter 1:15-16

v.15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

v.16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Next in line is what. What happens next if we are saved? Holiness and sinfulness simply cannot exist together. Sanctification is what we have to undergo. We cannot have a continuous relationship with the Father if we commit the same sins repeatedly. Every christian will go through with sanctification. God will make sure that we will be holy as He is. First is who and that will be God who will give us the power. Next is what and this is the business of making us holy. Sanctification.

John 3:3

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

The next question is when?. The who is when we come to the knowledge that God is the One we need. What will be referred to as the sanctification. So when all these things going to happen?. All these things happened when we got born again. When we accepted Jesus Christ as our lord and savior. When we with our mouths confessed that Jesus is lord and savior we were born in the spirit and this is the time that we have to live holy. There are a lot of whens in our spiritual life and these whens can be dealt by acknowledging that we need a savior as we go through with sanctification.

Revelation 21:1-3

verse 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

verse 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

verse 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God.

Now that we know the who, what, when now we are going to look at the where. Where designate places. We can formulate a lot of questions regarding where in our spiritual walk but we should be excited about where we are going to spend the rest of our eternal life. Christians should be thrilled about the final place where we will be spending. We are just passing through in this world and our permanent habitation is the new earth. God promised that there will be a new heaven and earth and this is where we are going to spend eternity with our God.

Romans 8: 14-17

verse 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

verse 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

verse 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

verse 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

And finally why. Why all these things of who, what ,when and where? The world the we live in right now is basically run by a system where in we are controlled by the idea of having more. If the parents are rich it would be more likely that the children or the heir would be rich. Exactly the same we are heading to. God sent (who)Jesus and (when) we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior(what) happened next is that we are sanctified that is (why) we are now joint heirs with Jesus Christ to our Heavenly Father.

Holy Father continue your work in us.Let us be the bearer of the good news(Gospel)of Jesus Christ. Let your will be done as we share the… Who…What…When…Where…Why. Amen!

Alone with Someone

Scriptural reading: Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12, 5:16, 9:18; Mark 1:35

“No man is an island”. This old saying remains very true in our modern world. The mere fact that population is increasing, there are now people willing to live alone.

Whether we are battling the hustle and bustle of the city or enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon there is still an urgency to be alone. To be in a state of solitude seems to be a part of everyday life in order to get away from the never ending complexities of a 24 hour cycle.

Why is this so? Answers would be numerous. To take time out to be alone is a thing that is a must for everyone. Obviously this will give an individual the needed time for what ever reason. Would it be good to be alone? If one would be after a private moment not only to escape the reality of this chaotic world but also to enjoy a quiet moment. Is it good to be alone?

Matthew 14:23

And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

In this passage, Jesus wanted to pray. The word “pray” in Greek is “proseuchomai”. This word is derived from the words “pros” meaning a preposition of direction. Example: Forward or toward to. The other word is “euchoma” by implication to pray to God. We have to see the essence in this passage what and why Jesus is trying to tell us to do and to understand.

Our spirits has to be open at any time. Our spirit will tell us that we have to go forward or towards having a prayerful attitude.This is the characteristic that the Holy Spirit would be installed in our lives as the Lord Jesus tells us as we pray, we are not alone. We are with SOMEONE. We should be alone with our Heavenly Father.

Luke 6:12

And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Luke 5:16

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

In these two passages, let us take a look at the environment where our Lord Jesus prayed. On verse twelve of chapter six, Jesus went into the mountain. In Greek to go to the mountain means to be lifted up from the plain and is therefore in a place where it is quiet. The same environment as that of verse sixteen of chapter five of the same book. Here Jesus in the wilderness or a place inhabited, desolate continued to pray. Why in a quiet desolated place like the wilderness or a mountain which most likely people will not go?

Mark 1:35

 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Once again we can see here that Jesus even before the sun rises has to go in to a solitary(quiet) place to pray. A solitary place where He can pray ALONE. Is He? Of course not. He is praying, getting in touch with the Father. Communicating through prayer is where He gets EVERYTHING.  And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. This is what Jesus wants us to follow. He wants us to be alone with Someone and that Someone is our Heavenly Father for us to have EVERYTHING.

To be alone with our Heavenly Father is a MUST. The restoration of our relationship with our Heavenly Father is the thing that the Bible is telling us. This is the very reason why He sent His only son Jesus to be our only WAY the only TRUTH and our LIFE. God wants us to be Alone with (Someone)…. HIM.

Power forever

Scriptural reading I Corinthians 1:18

It seems that for most of us both Christians and non believers, struggle is a form and a way to survive and then again, just a normal thing. To be a Christian is not easy and we have to conform our lives the way Jesus lived and He has been continually instructing us as He connect our spirit to the Holy Spirit.

v.18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness…(King James version)

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing…(New American Standard Bible version)

As Christians we have the task to preach and share the Gospel of Jesus but as we share and preach this gospel to those who are perishing this Gospel of Jesus Christ does not mean anything. It is foolishness for them. The word foolishness in Greek is “moria” meaning silliness or absurdity. Moria is derived from the word “moros” and probably from the base of the word “musterion” meaning dull or stupid as if like saying shut up. Musterion is from a derivative of “muo” meaning shut the mouth. Knowing this, it tells us that we need power to get the message across. The POWER is not in us. The words we are preaching and sharing to them will not take effect unless POWER will be given to us.

….. but unto us which are saved it is the power of God”.

It is now clear as we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ we will be having POWER. The Gospel of Jesus is now the power of God handed to us. The words that we are going to preach and share become so POWERFUL because it will be coming from God. These words are coming from almighty God. Words will not mean anything and powerless unless it will be coming from our omnipotent God. The Holy Spirit will give us POWER and this will lasts as long as we live in God’s terms.

We have now an unrestricted and unlimited power that Jesus has given us. We have to use this to further His gospel.We have POWER from Jesus…FOREVER.