Bible Study on Reaching Out For God’s Devine Blessings Through Righteousness Of Faith In Christ Jesus according to Matthew 19:4, Genesis 1:22 & 28, Genesis 13:2, Genesis 22:2-10, Genesis 2:3, Romans 4:13-21

Do you want God to bless you and your family? Can you believe that God has planned and wants to bless His creations above all goodness. The blessings of all mighty God can be traced back into the roots of the Word of God. And beautifully written in the scriptures of the new testament using the principle of first mention is like Jesus’s apostle Matthew quoting the old testament that in the beginning God created man and wife as in Matthew: 19. 4. And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made [them] from the beginning made them male and female. God blesses us with all that is good and perfection. Therefore, it is a fact that no one can do good in life without God’s blessing in our life.

Devine abundance is to be fruitful and multiply ever more is like having peace of mind, confidence in God promised hope, good health, good life with non detrimental sufferings (of course there will be plenty of sufferings as mentioned in the Holy Bible, because the higher your spiritual level, the greater the devil) and good harvest and abundance of favors which many times can not be measured by money and possessions as promised by God in Genesis: 1. 22. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. So that we can be a blessing to others. We are more blessed whether we are able to bless others. It is important that when we are being blesses we must be happy with and be contented and never look back with disgruntled. Riches as depicted in Genesis: 13. 2. And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. Abraham was very wealthy even he did not start rich, which he had accumulated through hard work, obedience and diligence.

Devine authority by God is God’s blessings because with His given authority we can influence others as promised by God in Genesis: 1. 28. And God blessed them: and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. The higher the authority the more people that we need to influence and affect others and even bring them to God.

Fitness, stamina, potent health, hardy to travel long distance and difficult steep terrain and longevity by the blessings of Abraham, because he had good health, strength and mobility even at the age of 5 scores (100) when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar in Mount Moriah, he needed to have the strength, mental and stamina to do that as seen in the ancient biblical story of more than 4000 years ago in Genesis: 22. 2. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son, whom thou lovest, even Isaac, and get thee into the land of Moriah. And offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. 3. And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. And he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him. 4. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. 5. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder; and we will worship, and come again to you. 6. And Abraham took the wood of the burnt-offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. And they went both of them together. 7. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood. But where is the lamb for a burnt-offering? 8. And Abraham said, God will provide himself the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son. So they went both of them together. 9. And they came to the place which God had told him of. And Abraham built the altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And for women of God gaining charm and youthfulness despite aging like fine wine as witness in Abraham out of fear had to lie that Sarah was his sister, once in front of Pharaoh and once in front of Abimalec because Sarah was still good looking at 80 as witnessed in Romans: 4. 19. And without being weakened in faith he considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. The power of the faith in the Holy Communion and the declaration on the coming of Jesus again and that the blood of Jesus will heal us. When we have any health issues we can have Holy Communion with the Holy Spirit for healing.

Last but not least, God blesses us with divine approval after He had created man on the 6th day so that we can be holy before Him as recorded in Genesis: 2. 3. And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it; because that in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made. Because God was satisfied with all His creations and He took rest on Sabbath day (the 7th day). Thus, all God’s creations shall take rest from work and labor on Sunday in order to commune with our creator.

All in all is about the blessings in the promise of God that assure us of our status as a child of God as laid out in Romans: 4. 16. For this cause [it is] of faith, that [it may be] according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. And the pathway to acquire God’s promises is not through obeying the laws of man but through faith in the Word of God and not by sight, through Christ Jesus who make us righteous as shown in Romans: 4. 13. For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

God calls those thing that does not appear to exist, this faith is not false hope that will not come to pass but is God’s blessed hope to us living in the new Jerusalem as explained in Romans: 4. 17. (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Fully convinced is about fully believed in God’s Word by faith and no half hearted. If we are not fully convinced of God’s promises I.e. God will open the blessings of heaven when we bring the tithe into the storehouse; We will never do great things because if we do not depend on Him. God will honor us if we honor Him as promised in Romans: 4. 21. and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

The beauty of God’s promised is that we do not need to byte or struggle as God is faithful and good all the time. We cannot buy His promise but He will fulfil them in time according to God’s will. We will receive them and the promises will come to pass as long as we have faith. Because God favored many of us that do not deserve to get what we have because of fairness. Thus, our Father favors us He still does it for us anyway.

Bible Study on Creating Vertical Relationship With God And Horizontal Relationship With Man To Establish The New Jerusalem For Christ Jesus according to Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 6:5-8, Genesis 3:8-10, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Matthew 1:23, 1 Corinthians 3:20-21, John 13:34, Psalm 133:1-3, Jeremiah 31:3, Matthew 6:14-15

Having relationships problems? Or constantly falling out of love? Or our broken marriage relationship needs salvation? Don’t be despair, because all these headaches and heartbreaks are nothing new in human history. The biblical answer lies in how do we create relationships with others to glorify God. We must focus all human relationships based on the cross of Christ Jesus by carrying His cross and walking the path of love, truth, righteousness and faith. Which is reflected in our loving vertical relationship with God and loving horizontal relationship with people. By putting God into the center of our lives, church leadership and evangelistic missions, only we have the ability to love others based on Christ Jesus. Because to love a total stranger based on their appearance and behavior can be suspicious and difficult at many times.

In the beginning the relationship between man and God was intimate and perfect. And God gave Adam the blessings of the Garden of Eden and even created a clinging and loving help meet later named Eve (by Adam) to make Adam complete. However, God required them to be faithful and obedient to His commandments as seen in Genesis: 2. 16. And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17. but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. God’s commandments must be obeyed because it is for our own good because Satan is all out to tempt us to fall into sin.Because of disobedient, pride and envy of man at the beginning that caused children of God to fall out the grace of God.

Hence, the human descendants all suffered 2 levels of brokenness of fallen from grace. Which is the struggle with unescapable and impending death and broken relationship with God and man also among men / women. This broken God to man relationship is evident at 3 event levels. After being driven out of the Garden of Eden by God, men never found back the initial relationship with God and they never was able to return back to the Garden of Eden. Either the path back home was guarded by Arch Angel Cherubim or the Garden of Eden was later removed from earth forever through nature’s catastrophes or floods. Man started to having the feeling of emptiness spiritually and also feeling insecure, as a result of no God’s presence as their father and provider. Furthermore, the human character also became more ugly and wicked and lost it’s love, justice, compassion and kindness. Thus, pain, degradation, destruction and suffering in life becomes more regular and prominent as a result.

Genesis: 6. 5. And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6. And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7. And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Fear has taken away the peace and everything good. Fear for our status, reputation and even nakedness as evident in Adam and Eve after they had sinned and disobeyed God in the below biblical story, it is a human disposition that is prevalent in both ancient and modern societies. Fear is the result of human sins and it is implanted into all of us and it matures as we grow into adult. Genesis: 3. 8. And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden. 9. And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

During reconciliation stage, God sent Jesus to restore the relationship between man and God as mentioned in 2 Corinthians: 5. 18. But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation; Because God still wants to salvage and restore all that is still good, despite convicted with guilt for created sinful humans as seen in Genesis 6:8. But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah. We need to look and return to our source, because we longed to return home with God and have  our relationship with God be restored to the beginning. After the relationship with God has been restored through Jesus as recorded in Matthew: 1. 23. Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us. Blessings of fullness of life will start to come, the out pouring of God’s blessings is beyond our imagination.

Blessed stage of our life begin as we start to shed all our darkeness and demon covenants from our life and family. And to become children of God that comes with freedom from all bandages. Thus, our lives are transformed and life has a new meaning, that is to inherit the blessings of the new Jerusalem, which is unlimited in blessings. Because the new Jerusalem is the last creation of God for the realization of His Kingdom of Heaven on earth for all mankind.

Family and sibling relationships is planned by God. Grow up together and bond by blood cannot be replaced. In a 3 generation family we need to understand the mentality of the elders grandfather and grandmother I.e. feeling lack of love, fear of death, fear of being abandoned by their children during old age.

Relationship in the body of Christ, for Christ Jesus is the head and we are His body. For our relationship with people ultimately is to glorify God as advised in 1 Corinthians: 3. 20. and again, The Lord knoweth the reasonings of the wise that they are vain. 21. Wherefore let no one glory in men. For all things are yours;

In essence, being able to accept other’s imperfections and so imperfect ministries of the church is meant for all perfect and imperfect people. To be able to accept other’s imperfections, we are able to fellowship together, love another and stay together over long periods of time as commanded in John: 13. 34. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another as seen in Psalm: 133. 1. A Song of Ascents; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! 2. It is like the precious oil upon the head, That ran down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard; That came down upon the skirt of his garments; 3. Like the dew of Hermon, That cometh down upon the mountains of Zion: For there Jehovah commanded the blessing, Even life for evermore.

God has made us to feel actual love and to be cherished as recollected by prophet Jeremiah: 31. 3. Jehovah appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Unfortunately, the opposite is more common and prevalent in society these days. People are more prone to show off impatience, frustration and anger when confronted with opposing situations. Furthermore, people can be wicked and hurtful to others that they despise and stare down. In order to restore the loving kindness in humanity we need to learn to truly forgive each other for their imperfections, ugliness and trespasses unto us as charged by
Matthew: 6. 14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. True confession and repentance is the key element in the grace of God’s loving kindness. Because, our merciful God truly forgives those, who have truly turned away from sins and returned to the source; even the laws of man is unable to pardon our mistakes.

Bible Study on Living A Purpose Driven Life In Our Temporary And Transient Life according to James 4:13-15, Psalm 39:5, Psalm 90:4, 9-10, Habakkuk 3:17-18, Proverbs 16:9

Do you wish to live a purposeful life? Do you sometimes feel lost in the wilderness without the directions and presence of God? Life is just like a dream or like a ‘box of chocolate, not know what surprises and endulgement awaits’. It is imperative that we see life like a mist.

Life is sometimes like a gusty wind that quietly goes away or leave behind a trail of destruction like a tornado or typhoon.
Sometimes like a rain, life have thunder and storm and also calm with clear sky. Or is life like a mist that fades with the rising sun. Or is it like fluffy clouds that drifts off without a trace. Life is momentary like a play or a show that has to end even when we are at the height of our acting or carrier. Life is clueless, uncontrollable and unforgiving like a mist as seen in James: 4. 13. Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14. whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Life is like your palm that is short and has no comparison at all with the greatness of God as in Psalm: 39. 5. Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah. Make no mistake it is God’s will that allow us to live for His pleasure. What is important in life is to have early realization of what life is, because life is short, fragile and uncontrollable. Actually our life is just like our palm waving in the mist, where sometimes we see it and sometimes we don’t. Being deceived ourselves, yet we can feel it is there.

Life is seasonal, temporary and transient like the day and night that changes and fades swiftly as depicted in Psalm: 90. 4. For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. 9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. As mentioned in the Holy Bible that the life expectancy of humans are around 70. If blessed with immaculate health perhaps around 80. If we are lucky and ‘smart enough’ perhaps above 80 or 90. But sometimes longevity is also filled with hardship and sorrow.

Hence, we need to be grateful and thankful to God. We need to treasure the people around you and learn to take care of others. We need to learn to treasure our limited time left and must live life to the max. In order to live a fruitful live, we need to take care of our health physically and emotionally. Of course, we also need to be healthy socially and spend quality time with family, relatives, acquaintances, friends and even online buddies.

We must choose to work hard and make preparations for the Lord today despite our circumstances. We must rejoice in Christ Jesus our Lord God despite there is no harvest and herd in the land and barns. Habakkuk: 3. 17. For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18. Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Because we are forever grateful of God greatest gift of salvation and redemption for our lives. Let God direct our paths and His paths are always our best ways as advised in Proverbs: 16. 9. A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Bible Study on Living A Purpose Driven Life In Our Temporary And Transient Life according to James 4:13-15, Psalm 39:5, Psalm 90:4, 9-10, Habakkuk 3:17-18, Proverbs 16:9

Do you wish to live a purposeful life? Do you sometimes feel lost in the wilderness without the directions and presence of God? Life is just like a dream or like a ‘box of chocolate, not know what surprises and endulgement awaits’. It is imperative that we see life like a mist.

Life is sometimes like a gusty wind that quietly goes away or leave behind a trail of destruction like a tornado or typhoon.
Sometimes like a rain, life have thunder and storm and also calm with clear sky. Or is life like a mist that fades with the rising sun. Or is it like fluffy clouds that drifts off without a trace. Life is momentary like a play or a show that has to end even when we are at the height of our acting or carrier. Life is clueless, uncontrollable and unforgiving like a mist as seen in James: 4. 13. Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14. whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Life is like your palm that is short and has no comparison at all with the greatness of God as in Psalm: 39. 5. Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah. Make no mistake it is God’s will that allow us to live for His pleasure. What is important in life is to have early realization of what life is, because life is short, fragile and uncontrollable. Actually our life is just like our palm waving in the mist, where sometimes we see it and sometimes we don’t. Being deceived ourselves, yet we can feel it is there.

Life is seasonal, temporary and transient like the day and night that changes and fades swiftly as depicted in Psalm: 90. 4. For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. 9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. As mentioned in the Holy Bible that the life expectancy of humans are around 70. If blessed with immaculate health perhaps around 80. If we are lucky and ‘smart enough’ perhaps above 80 or 90. But sometimes longevity is also filled with hardship and sorrow.

Hence, we need to be grateful and thankful to God. We need to treasure the people around you and learn to take care of others. We need to learn to treasure our limited time left and must live life to the max. In order to live a fruitful live, we need to take care of our health physically and emotionally. Of course, we also need to be healthy socially and spend quality time with family, relatives, acquaintances, friends and even online buddies.

We must choose to work hard and make preparations for the Lord today despite our circumstances. We must rejoice in Christ Jesus our Lord God despite there is no harvest and herd in the land and barns. Habakkuk: 3. 17. For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18. Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Because we are forever grateful of God greatest gift of salvation and redemption for our lives. Let God direct our paths and His paths are always our best ways as advised in Proverbs: 16. 9. A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Bible Study on Shaping Up Into Fruitful And ‘Sexy Slim’ Branches Of The True Vine With Christ Jesus according to John 15:5, Matthew 6:33, John 15:2, John 15:12-13, Luke 10:27

Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing? Does it applies only to God’s redemptive purposes or does it imply to everything we do in our lives. Yes in general, as said in John: 15. 5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.

It also depends on what fruits you are looking for. It is difficult to ask for favors of financial success, riches and money per say because it is not promised by God, not covenanted in Moses’ s stone tablets, not a fruit of the Holy Spirit, not recorded in the Holy Bible nor written in the Holy Text of any great religions of the world. The fruits of the Holy Spirit is patience, love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness and self control. But what If everyone around us is working hard in their businesses and careers? Do we Christians become the bottom and tail of society then? As answered by Apostle Matthew: 6. 33. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. As Jesus followers we shall seek first the Kingdom of God then only seek those other non eternal things if you have the interest and determination provide we constantly have God in mind and not overrun by greed, envy, vanity and pride. In doing so we need to stay tuned Jesus’s ‘YouTube Channel’, in order for us to gain life and give life.

What type of ‘grape plant’ do we want to grow to become I.e. a positive, fruitful and juicy grape vine or a barren, negative and sour grape vine? We need to allow God to prune and shape our character to become the former type. I am [Christ Jesus proclaiming] is the vine, God is the gardener and we are the branches. When we plant we expectes it to bear fruits. It is something wrong if we are not fruitful. When we become fruitful, we attract other people into our lives. If we are not having a full life, something might be wrong some where, it is worth spending time looking into which areas of your life you still yet surrendered to God.

John: 15. 2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he cleanseth it, that it may bear more fruit. Some decayed branches of our lives not only becomes a danger to us, also becomes a suffering to people around us and the consequences might become problems in our society and country. In order that we can live a fruitful life; Some areas of our lives that God wants to cut off. 1) Rejection of our life, 2) Previous heavy laden baggage I.e. pride, shame, envy, anger,  unforgiveness, that drag us down when we need to run, 3) Bondage I.e. adultery, lust, liar, slander, cheating, idolatry, cult and demon worship, generational sins, etc.

God continues to prune after cutting, because He wants us to bear better and more fruits and to become a beautiful plant that is more denser and bushier. Why we need to continuously pruning off the branches of our lives? because it allocates more ‘nutrients’ to rest of the growth areas, by cutting off those dead areas. By allowing God to remove our ‘dead woods’, help us to become more focused, to live life of surrender to God. In order that God can create an even bigger dream in us, because those smaller things are not in the way.

There may be many ‘good things’ in our lives, but those things may not be the ‘Godly things’ in our lives. Allowing God for betterment us of our gifts and talents and to allow God to directs us to newer and bigger things. To trim away the rough edges of our lives. God also prunes out our character in order to get us ready and strong when we reach there. Before the time comes, resist from going to higher and tempting places where our talents and gifts enables but our character unable to sustain; we are going to suffer from big fallouts as a result. Then the big question is what’s the purpose of the gifts of skills and talents of God and Holy Spirit for if we cant use or wield them. The answer is simple if you plan to keep and horn those gifts, we need to continuously use them first for the kingdom of God on earth, else it will become dull and useless after some time. Of course any left over blessings after that are yours to keep and flex should your heart desires the challenge.

The biggest root of sins is pride, which is to choose to be independence from God and do not allow God in, because they are the ‘deities’ of their own lives. Simple principals, first by obeying His commandments I.e. follow me you win and disobey me you loose as learnt by Joshua as recorded in John: 15. 10. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. The biggest problems nowadays is how we apply the Word of God in our lives and practice what we hear in church sermons and obey His commandments in the Holy Bible.

Second is to love each others as I have loved you as shown in John: 15. 12. This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. As commanded by Jesus in Luke: 10. 27. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. When we can love ourselves and others, Christ Jesus can shape our lives to make us become more fruitful and yet with ‘sexy slim shape’. In order to remain in God, we will bear much fruit as a result.

Bible Study on Do We Have Enough Faith To Cling To The Right Arm Of Our Lord Our God Jesus Christ And Never Let It Go according to Luke 16:17, 1 Peter 5:6-7, James 4:6, John 12:6, Luke 22:3-5, Philippians 4:11-13, Luke 3:14, 1 Kings 11:1-6, 1 Samuel 30:6, Hebrews 12:1-3, Galatians 6:9

It’s all about faith and will you live by faith. Without faith we cannot please God. But pride can kill dreams and lose our souls. So did King Saul and Judas Iscariot lost their dreams and the latter hung himself because of the deep guilt and sinful greed over 20 pieces of silver. The all have a eternal destiny but they lost it. But King David continue to strengthen him in God, with thoughts that are pure and truth. Both ways of faith in God against greed and pride in the Biblical stories above are in the paths of collision. Hence, what would be our choice?

If it falls on us to decide then we decide, let God decide as He is sovereign and mighty as depicted by Luke: 16. 17. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.  Else we be humble and let God help exalt us as advices by Apostle 1 Peter: 5. 6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; 7. casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. Humbleness and humility is a virtue in almost all great religions including Christianity as demonstrated by our savior Jesus Christ. The opposite of humbleness is the sin of pride. Self pride and possessing the power of knowledge draws us away from God our creator. By humbling ourselves to God attracts favor as justified by James: 4. 6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore [the scripture] saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Judas Iscariot although sounded noble in many of his ways but he got used to take money from others. Even Apostle John labeled him a thief as seen in John: 12. 6. Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took. But Jesus still trusted him with His ministries’ funds even until the last supper Jesus still choose to dine with the twelve Apostles and washed all their feet as a sign of servanthood and loyalty and yet Iscariot chooses to betray the innocent lamb of God for personal riches as seen in Luke: 22. 3. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4. And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him unto them. 5. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. Greed may also kills dreams and hope of a person in end like in Judas Iscariot.

A non-contented person will always chase after worldly dreams to become a quick strike rich billionaire or winning a jackpot lottery ticket or winning streak of gambling or even employing dubious cheating, lying and con tactics to get money, etc as advised in Philippians: 4. 11. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. 12. I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13. I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.

If we want others to be contented with their salaries and what wealth they have; It starts with us that we shall be certain, convinced, cheerful and satisfied with all the provisions and things that God already have blessed us with as seen in an advice to Roman soldiers by Apostle Luke: 3. 14. And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse [any one] wrongfully; and be content with your wages.

The story of the wisest man in history was King Solomon, who had 700 wives and 300 concubines, despite forewarned by Jehovah to the Israelites on not to intermarriage with ungodly people and marry for lust and sexual cravings. Later when he got old he let down his guard and his heart was not loyal to God any more, he got used to a extravagant life of royalty, luxury, indulgence, pleasure, lust and sex. And his old lovers also started to turn away from him, because they saw him changed as recorded in 1 Kings: 11. 1. Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites; 2. of the nations concerning which Jehovah said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. 3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 4. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6. And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and went not fully after Jehovah, as did David his father.
Because King David could still lead a group of grieving and anguished people who wanted to stone him. For only the strength of the Lord can strengthen King David and lead his people who didn’t like him as recorded by prophet 1 Samuel: 30. 6. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.

What gets us tired day in and day out, draining all of our physical energy and even sucking our spiritual life force out of us and in a matter of a fact we can get tired any time and any where. It is a matter of what gets us tired? Do you realize when it happened and what or who caused it frequently? We must learn to lay aside those weight else that weight may kill us in the long run. If the tiredness forces us to give up, there is something wrong with the weight that is overwhelming us. It is that weight that we need God’s help as depicted in Hebrews: 12. 1. Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2. looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.

Good tiredness is easy to sleep it off. More importantly we must not loose heart or become weary with good tiredness, as it is God training us and flexing us to build up our capacities, endurance and strength as advised in Galatians: 6. 9. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Exchange your burden with the Lord and take on His yoke that is light and easy.

The mother of all sins in people is because of our loss of focus, where we got our eyes off God and focus on our problems, on worldly indulgence, material possessions and vain endowment. Sins is so easily snares us and entrap us because we have fallen short of a higher standard when we do something without faith. Alot of time we do not even know that it is wrong or we have actually sinned because everyone is also doing it that way or pretend ignorant and hoping that God will not notice us sinning quietly and secretly. But that wages of sins which carries the death sentence will eventually catch up with us sooner than we thought or hoped possible.

We do not look at people, we put our focus at our Lord Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith; rest assured we will be fixed, waxed and polished and shall run a good race of faith and finish strong in our legacy. Thus, we must not be discouraged and continue to live a sinless perfection life by faith in Christ Jesus. For our God is an eternal God who wants to bless us forever more.

Bible Study on Falling In True Love With Christ Jesus In The Center In Our Seasons Of Love according to John 13:34, John 3:16, 1 John 4:11, Ephisians 5:25, Ephisians 5:2

Love affair is big affair because it affects us for a life time. We should not simply marry for fun, for sex or external pressure, unless we are truly in love with each other and God confirms that both of us are God’s chosen match made in heaven. Because sometimes at the best of courting time and even after marriage, we can be deceived by our erotic emotions or blinded by our bad experience or past wounds and lead us to imagine the worst case is rewinding again.

When we fall in love, we are controlled by our hormonal androphenes, creative side of the brain, high metabolism and sexual drive chemistry (testosterone levels in both men and women rises), where our logic goes down and our emotions goes up. However, be mindful that over indulgence in sex will produce excessive amounts of testosterone that will eventually impede the effects of love hormones, resulting in sex couples driven solely by their sex desires and cravings. When we fall in love, we have nice feeling of being cherished and bubbling with love until we cannot eat at day and sleep at night. The saying goes got love drinketh water can survive. However, sometimes love is seen as unspiritual if approached in the wrong way and making wrong decisions can affect us even more spiritually for life. So let’s make it spiritually right by allowing God to guide us into falling in love with our true love.

The word Love in Greek has 3 meanings. Eros Love is love of physical and biological attractions or simply call it love at first sight or ‘puppy love’, which may also leads to ‘doggy life’, because it is superficial in feelings and emotions and not from the true heart. Eros Love only helps attracts opposite sexes together in the beginning and make us ‘fall in love’.

On the other hand, Philio Love is based on friendship, where we know each other better through contact John: 13. 34. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. It is more reliable and stable foundation of love and will last longer time. The 3rd type of love is Agape Love, which is based on commitment and pure love but not of the type of ‘good’ feelings and erotic and sexual relationships. It is like God’s love because God choose to still love us despite we are all sinners as proclaimed by Apostle John: 3. 16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life. In the past, match making is the norm and many older couples still hold on to their marriage vows to the end, simply because of a strong commitment that since you are my wife or husband I will love you forever as depicted in 1 John: 4. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. But today, we are exposed only to Eros Love and Philio Love. We need both Philio and Agape love to keep the marriages alive. But many of times, guys have ‘bad eyes’ and look for the wrong things at the right girl and therefore can’t find or be contented with a wife of their choice.

There are also many love seasons of life that couples go through. When courting, we are in Eros and Philio level of love. After a big fight when all the feeling and love have disappeared and weaknesses fully exposed and we are no longer ‘sweet’ and ‘honey bee’ anymore. In that situation, if the person still loves you because of a commitment, a vow and discipline to hold onto, it is due to Agape Love as advised in Ephesians: 5. 25. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it. Discipline makes Agape Love possible because it reflects the level of commitment towards each other. Whereas a undisciplined young men or women in general has questionable Agape Love.

And as the couple ‘ages like fine wine’, Eros Love and Philio Love start to decline after marriage. All couples will always fight and all our good feelings towards each other starts to disappear. In spite of these, Agape Love can help to hold each other together while we seek for marital help. How to bring back the Eros or Philio Love? we need to sow and put in commitment and dedication to each other and start loving each other like God choosers to love the sinners.

When seeking for marital or love advice, please seek from some one older instead of younger. Because the younger people are still exploring and guessing in their volatile love stages. Many good relationships are breaking up because there is no good third party to advise us or help reconcile. Sometimes a good relationship suffers a life time of tragedy because of one moment of pride or unforgiveness or a demonstration of anger and violance, which is a sin that is too luxurious to afford and resulting in a terrible price to pay for one life time in silence and perhaps even passing the same tragedy to our next generation. Therfore, we must learn to follow and walk in faith with sacrificial Love of Christ as depicted in Ephesians: 5. 2. and walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.

Bible Study on Raining Heaven’s Blessings From The Promise Of The Holy Spirit Through Faith In Christ Jesus according to Acts 2:14-16, 33, Luke 11:13, Galatians 3:14, Exodus 6:6, 1 Corinthians 10:6-7, Isaiah 12:3-4

During the day of the Pentecost, where all the Apostles gathered with the multitudes, a strange event happened as explained by apostle Peter linking to a previous incident of Prophet Joel speaking in tongues as seen in Acts: 2. 14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spake forth unto them, [saying], Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and give ear unto my words. Acts: 2. 15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day. Acts: 2. 16. but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

What the previous knew where reserved for the few spiritual superstar I.e. Prophet Joel, Jesus’s Apostles, etc is now open to all who believed in Christ Jesus. God has poured out the Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter says we will be filled with God’s promise, that promise that flow through of the exalted at God’s right hand and is described in Acts: 2. 33. Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear.

People who are negative and cynical towards the Holy Spirit will never ever receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit as seen in Luke: 11. 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? On the other hand, evil people shall only receive ‘gifts’ from their evil parents. But the ‘gifts and favors’ from the devil requires evil covenants and soul transactions and in the end it will cost you and your family line deeply, in terms of bad luck, ill health, turmoil, despair, fear, demonic oppressions, spirit attacks, etc. As children of God, we need to trust in Him that He will shower us with all His blessings and gifts, provided we remain faithful to Him as promised in Galatians: 3. 14. that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

The land of Ancient Egypt is depicted as ‘lossness’ in the Holy Bible. Whereas the huge migration of the Hebrew slaves towards the Red Sea is depicted as a sign of ‘deliverance’ from bondage. While the passage across the parted Red Sea is the symbol of their ‘redemption’ of God. Exodus: 6. 6. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: Exodus: 6. 8. And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am Jehovah.

And the entering into the promised land of Canaan does not typify heaven more so it typifies the fullness of life that is bind by Christ Jesus’s redemption in His purest blood; for our Lord is the sinless perfection of the Son of man. In between the Red Sea and the promised land is the wilderness that is full of losses, lust, liar, slander, impatience, disobedient, defiance, anger,  complaints, murmuring and idol worship of the Canaan deity Baal in the form of a calf, etc. God did not save us just to brings us into heaven but to be like Jesus on earth. Similarly, God bring the Israelites out of Egypt so that they can enter the wilderness. It is a trial for the children of Israel before they can enter into the land filed with milk and honey.

Jesus is the channel between the first stage and second stage, from being in the wilderness to testimonies of God’s redemption.Jesus says let them thirst come to me. God cannot do anything to those who does not have the hunger and thirst to focus unto Him. God will always meet the person at the level of your desperation and thirst. God never rewards a shallow thirst and casual hunger for just a plate or a cup of the Holy Spirit, whereas our belly in constantly full with extravagant and wasteful “first class food”. If you got the deep hunger for all of the Holy Spirit and big Holy discontent in our soul, God will meet you there and then. There got to be more and we shall never be satisfied. And the Holy Spirit can only satisfy your thirst.

If we don’t feel thirsty yet, we need to pray to God to make us thirsty. God says if you are thirsty come to me, not go to the altar and beg for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will always response to our call to Christ Jesus as Jesus is the center and ‘commander in chief’ of God’s legions of army of heaven. Your relationship with the Son of man determines your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus says take a drink if you are thirsty, it is simple. We need to  appropriate our situation. Any transaction with God is 2 fold, I.e. God gives and we need to accept.

There must be a believing, a continuous life of a believer day by day. And not just enjoying the ‘thrill of the fill’ of the day and going about life as of a circus show. We need to be servants of overflowing service to God’s Kingdom in the areas of our own calling . 1 Corinthians: 10. 6. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

There must be a over flowing of living water. We are not just ’empty buckets’ to be filled everyday, we are the fountain of the Holy Spirit springing with living water. Because, we are never meant to be empty of God’s blessings and never to be abandoned, cursed and chocked by our own sins. Jesus says you provide the river bed, I provide the rivers of living water as declare by prophet Isaiah: 12. 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4. And in that day shall ye say, Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name, declare his doings among the peoples, make mention that his name is exalted. If we are not willing to be overflowing of blessings onto others that are dying, suffering, dire and despair, we will never have overflowing streams but only some showers of blessings. It is God’s test on us in overcoming our greed and lust for worldly and material things and to focus back on our ‘source for everything’. We should strive to progress from light showers to raining cats and dogs to heavy downpour to thunder storm to tornado cyclone typhoon of blessings from heaven. We know that God Almighty can do all these and far more; why not have Your will upon us when we are ‘thirstiest’ there and then; where we are desperately longing and soul out faithful only to you my Lord, my God.

Bible Study on Finding And Dating Your True Love With The Agape Love Of God At The Center No Matter What The Circumstances according to Romans 12:2, James 1:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Dating according to God’s will is how to make friends and know each other better. There is even possibility of tying the wedding knot but there is also alot of pitfalls along the way that many dating couples should avoid before presenting themselves on stage as reminded in Romans: 12. 2. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We need to be careful during dating because the devil is also interested in our dating and wish for us to fall into sin when we are the weakest as explained in James: 1. 14. but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. During dating, we need to constantly remind each other on the temptation of sins, because we live in a world full of sexual and flesh attraction. Never should we over confident that we are spiritually strong and we will not stumble and fall into sins.

There is differences between Christian and non Christian dating but we need to aware of it because alot of undesired things can happen during that time. We need to do things that pleases God and our partner. Courtship according to Christianity is to find facts, evaluate, judge the personality and character of our partner, on whether is suitable for us as in 1 Thessalonians: 5. 21. prove all things; hold fast that which is good; 22. abstain from every form of evil. It is simply not about long chit chat, exchages of smiles, dreamy gaze, flattering dress and accessories, sexy looks, fine dining and fun entertainments or perhaps progressing unto the next level of intimacy after the candles die.

The dependability of a person depends on his or her character and not external appearance. Mutual attraction is to enable couples to know each other to come together and know each other better. The best choice of dating partner is to select from among your Christian fellowship and friends, because the dating couples are made of the same yoke and therefore is considered to be a better blend. But it does not forbid dating partner of other yoke, provided you do not lose your own beliefs and faith. We do not simple date and fall in love because we feel lonely, time to settle down, urge of having own children, critical baby bearing years or based on attraction and good feeling. The main reason is to develop true love in Christ Jesus as the center.

Agape love is based on the love of God that is unconditional inspite of our circumstances and physical appearance. This love of Christ Jesus for us is willing to sacrifice Himself on the cross for our sake. And Phileo Love is the liking and admiration that is pure like buddies.

History has shown that human possesses the Phileo Love and recognized the Agape Love of God. Where even deadly foes over long years of battles have developed admiration and respect for the main enemy leader they faced. It is through these long contacts and constant exchanges of swords that both sides know each other very well. And eventually the deadly battles become non deadly and carnage anymore (merely a show of light skirmishes and patrols over enemy territory just to pacify some idealist factions), because the Phileo Love of both sides have come to maturity. This great love of humanity is shown in many great leaders of the past and their accompanying great deeds are remembered and admired by both sides even till this day. Why? Because they all honored God and allowed the Agape Love of God to manifest in the form of Phileo Love; that it flows through in the passage of time on both sides of the divide.

On the other hand, Eros is love based on physical looks and attraction of the flesh and satisfaction of the senses but it is erotic and sexual and not guided by the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is not pure love.

In this world there is still True Love as long as God exists. We need to encourage each other to keep true to each other and to seek God. True Love can wait no matter what; whereas Eros Love simply cannot wait.

Bible Study on Finding And Dating Your True Love With The Agape Love Of God At The Center No Matter What The Circumstances according to Romans 12:2, James 1:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Dating according to God’s will is how to make friends and know each other better. There is even possibility of tying the wedding knot but there is also alot of pitfalls along the way that many dating couples should avoid before presenting themselves on stage as reminded in Romans: 12. 2. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We need to be careful during dating because the devil is also interested in our dating and wish for us to fall into sin when we are the weakest as explained in James: 1. 14. but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. During dating, we need to constantly remind each other on the temptation of sins, because we live in a world full of sexual and flesh attraction. Never should we over confident that we are spiritually strong and we will not stumble and fall into sins.

There is differences between Christian and non Christian dating but we need to aware of it because alot of undesired things can happen during that time. We need to do things that pleases God and our partner. Courtship according to Christianity is to find facts, evaluate, judge the personality and character of our partner, on whether is suitable for us as in 1 Thessalonians: 5. 21. prove all things; hold fast that which is good; 22. abstain from every form of evil. It is simply not about long chit chat, exchages of smiles, dreamy gaze, flattering dress and accessories, sexy looks, fine dining and fun entertainments or perhaps progressing unto the next level of intimacy after the candles die.

The dependability of a person depends on his or her character and not external appearance. Mutual attraction is to enable couples to know each other to come together and know each other better. The best choice of dating partner is to select from among your Christian fellowship because the dating couples are made of the same yoke and there is considered a better blend. But it does not forbid dating partner of other yoke, provided you do not lose your own beliefs and faith. We do not simple date and fall in love because we feel lonely, time to settle down, urge of having own children, critical baby bearing years or based on attraction and good feeling. The main reason is to develop true love in Christ Jesus as the center.

Agape love is based on the love of God that is unconditional inspite of our  circumstances and physical appearance. This love of Christ Jesus for us is willing to sacrifice Himself on the cross for our sake. And Phileo love is the liking and admiration that is pure like buddies.

History has shown that human possesses the Phileo Love and recognized the Agape Love of God. Where even deadly foes over long years of battles have developed admiration and respect for the main enemy leader they faced. It is through these long contacts and constant exchanges of swords that both sides know each other very well. And eventually the deadly battles become non deadly and carnage anymore (merely a show of light skirmishes and patrols over enemy territory just to pacify some idealist factions), because the Phileo Love of both sides have come to maturity. This great love of humanity is shown in many great leaders of the past and their accompanying great deeds are remembered and admired by both sides even till this day. Why? Because they all honored God and allowed the Agape Love of God to manifest in the form of Phileo Love; that it flow through in the passage of time on both sides of the divide.

On the other hand, Eros is love based on physical looks and attraction of the flesh and satisfaction of the senses but it is erotic and sexual and not guided by the Holy Spirit. Therefore it is not pure love.

In this world there is still true love as long as God exists. We need to encourage each other to keep true to each other and to seek God. True love can wait no matter what; whereas Eros love simply cannot wait.