Bible Study on Worshiping And Serving In God’s Ministries For God’s Glory And Love according to Ephisians 1:20-21, Matthew 23:9-12, Hebrews 12:23-27, Acts 25:5-8

Have we allowed Jesus to be the center of our life? And how do we honor God, revere Him and adore Him not only in our celebration services, we also need to praise and worship him at home and at our work place? In the end, how high we want to go in this world starts with how we remember our God, honor our God and prioritize our God in our daily lives and business. Because when we honor God and when we take God seriously, we will see breakthroughs in many areas and not necessarily confined to areas of business, wealth and financial success that the world measures and values.

Jesus has all the authority of His Father God and has the final say on all things. Yet Jesus does not hoard the power but give it to us His heavenly authority and powers  in the form of spiritual and other gifts far beyond our imagination and comprehension as described in Ephesians: 1. 20. which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly [places], 21. far above all rule, and authority, and power, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And seen again in Matthew: 23. 9. And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, [even] he who is in heaven.

Jesus is in charge of everything in  the Kingdom of God and the whole universe. In the center, Christ rules the church and everything revolves around Him. The world is peripheral to church. For the church is the ‘government’ of God on earth, namely to followers of Christ. Although many quarters believe that there should be separation of politics from religion, but as the world revolves and changes thus we do need to be politically correct to understand that God rules the heaven as well as down here on earth. And the church is the body of Christ. Yet the church is still imperfect because the church comprises of all imperfect people like us.

When Jesus is King thus the Church is the colony of heaven and our worship service is the throne rooms of God. Christian are citizens of heaven as seen in Hebrews: 12. 23. to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24. and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than [that of] Abel. And we need to give thanks and praise to God, the Son of God, Holy Spirit as well as Spirit of just men.

We are meant to worship God for the love of God. All the praise and worship represents the church’s love unto God. Worshiping our glorious King with awe and thanks giving on all blessings and providence we received as preached in Matthew: 23. 12. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted. Giving thanks giving and praises to Father God is a form of humbling ourselves before God and God likes humble and meek people like our Lord God Savior. Compared to the self-pride and egoistic, self-centered people who have no place for God in their hearts and minds. Therefore, God is unable to use these people for His kingdom and what more to bless them with some favors and easiness in life. The word Exalt in Greek is hupsoo which means elevated. Whereas Humble in Greek is tapeinoo meaning abased or depressed.

According to Christ in order to lead, one must learn to serve. Matthew: 23. 10. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, [even] the Christ. 11. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. The word Master in Greek is Kathegetes meaning leader. Whereas Servant in Greek is Diakonos which refers to Deacon or Minister or even today’s Pastor. Hence, like His Teacher and Lord God, every Reverend, Pastor and Priest, no matter how qualified, popular, influential and even ‘Super Powered’ is no more than God’s Servant with a passion to care, love and serve his members. For the heart and goal of the Son of Man is in His people. Nonetheless, when people are busy and dedicated in serving, we must not hinder or take advantage of their good will and good nature.

The second aspect of worship is meaning what we praise. Worship in the courts of heaven with great reverence and awe starts by being on time to service and worship with our heart out and soul out attitude; As it is necessary to declare and honor Him, because during the celebration congregation God and or His angles may be present when we call on Their names and give Them glory. It is possible to be present throughout the service and singing without really worshiping and praising God I.e. body present but absent of the mind and spirit. Because sometimes people are distracted by too many things of the world that matters little in the end.

Serving in the Kingdom of God, so that the government of God is in action and in control on earth and the devil will be shaken by His glory and will have to leave as depicted in Hebrews: 12. 26. whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the heaven. 27. And this [word], Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. 28. Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe:

Apostle Paul or Saint Paul who not only fervently served in the early Churches in the region of Tarsus or modern day Turkey. But he consecrated his life for Christ and worked fervently for 20+ years on the proclamation and propagation of the Word of God. After he was blinded by the glory of God and started receiving the Word and Vision from God, it was his destiny in fulfillment, which eventually led to him writing almost 2/3 of the new testament in the Holy Bible.

Like his master Christ Jesus, he became Nero’s scape goat for the burning of Rome in AD67 and he was trialed and executed in the following Biblical history in
Acts: 25. 5. Let them therefore, saith he, that are of power among you go down with me, and if there is anything amiss in the man, let them accuse him. 6. And when he had tarried among them not more than eight or ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and on the morrow he sat on the judgment-seat, and commanded Paul to be brought. 7. And when he was come, the Jews that had come down from Jerusalem stood round about him, bringing against him many and grievous charges which they could not prove; 8. while Paul said in his defense, Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar, have I sinned at all. Apostle Paul remarked l that ‘as I have obeyed the law is rubbish’. What Paul meant is his single minded focus after his encounter is to gain Christ. When we have a single minded obsession with Jesus, it will transform the way we read the Bible and share the gospel. We must never disguise the truth of Christ. We can say to the world, you can take everything I have but give me Jesus, even it might cause you dearly and even your life.

Like the book of Acts, the Churches of Acts of the past and the future are churches that is while heartly obedient to God and have a single minded obsession of Jesus. It involves all of us to reach out to the community and preach the Gospel. This type of church has the power through the relationship with Christ Jesus and has potential to transform people and impact communities. A church that models after the deeds and actions of Christ’s apostles will forever embrace Jesus as King and Lord God. Likewise, being little apostles and ambassadors are urged to know the King of heaven.

Bible Study on Shining For The Lord’s Most High In Our Marketplace With God’s Leadership In The Center according to Mark 1:15, 1 Kings 12:4, Colossians 3:23, Deuteronomy 8:18, John 15:5

God’s greatest commandment is for us and the world to believe in His divine Words. Hence it is our duty to spread the Gospel to the multitudes as commanded in Mark: 1. 15. and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel. In order for us to propagate the Holy Bible, we need to spend time ministering to others through Churches, market ministries, missions, etc. Besides being busy with our daily lives and serving God. It is a balance which we need to strike. We must not rely on our own abilities, talents and strength to do God’s ministries, because we will wear down and become discouraged and demotivated quick. Instead we need to rely own God’s fountain of strength and wisdom when performing heavy and grievous services for God’s Kingdom as seen in 1 Kings: 12. 4. Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

Ultimately work is just to bring food to the table, shelter and protection. Yet the Holy Bible ask us to do our job with joy and gladness as described in Colossians: 3. 23. whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men; And when we go through the motion we might find it mundane and toiling. What we do in the weekdays in between Sunday church environment seems secular and prayer and God might be missing. Because prayer bring us up to God and communicate with God. We need to make prayer a lifestyle, an essential and necessity but not duty. Because as long as we have life we have to praise God and prayers, for we are programmed to communicate with Father God.

To go on the long haul and to be able to sustain the miniseries, we need to have the motivation to sustain and thus fundamentally reason with the purpose of what and why. In God’s workmanship we are unique and wonderfully created, because we carry His likeness and image. The good works comes after we are saved by Christ.

We need to have revival to bring prayer and worship to the workplace and integrate Him via His Word into the industrial world and professional vocation around us. To help encourage and remind God in the marketplace, because working life and business is challenging. Early morning corporate prayer can help bring business deliberation and decision to God’s attention and guidance and help bring the peace of God into our business and allow God to breakthrough in our life. In life we go through numerous trial and tribulations. It’s a process and not failure but learning from failures. We need to have consistent and persistent prayer and patience to be able to overcome all big and small failures. It is common to believe that we pray to God for help when we are in pain or in terrible trouble. By doing so prayer to God has become a trouble shooting Swiss Army knife. Like wise when life is fine and dandy, we tend to get easy, enjoy life and forget to pray as hard anymore. Thus God become our object of on demand prayer that can be turned on like our home TV, blueray or broadband.

Prayers are no just eloquent of the words or mumbling, but how we connect to God’s powerhouse and bring down the presence of God. And things start to lighten up and bring God’s decision in. To have this great understanding and to be able to build relationship with God, first require us to understand and meditate on the Word of God. It is the thought of God in our hearts that connects us to Father God and we need to say it out with unwavering faith. This is what we hear called prayer from the heart. It starts with God and ends with God, it is a question of whether we have a place of our heart for God and that we put our Abba Father first in everything.

We do not remember of our creator when we are about to expire on earth. But to remember that He is All Mighty, Creator of the beginning to the end, He is sovereign over our lives. We do not only pray to God and ask for His mercy and divine intention in times of trouble. Never the less, in times of peace is a good time to build up our prayer altar so that during time of challenges we have the spiritual muscle to face our challenges as shown in Deuteronomy: 8. 18. But thou shalt remember Jehovah thy God, for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth; that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as at this day. Just for your info during the time of Moses, Rameses and the great pyramids, wealth is measured in turn off live stocks I.e. chicken, lamb, goat, cow, donkey, horse, caravel of the desert (camel) and the likes. And not money floated in the exchange and clearing banks and before the adoption of credit or currency notes based on the weight of gold and silver coins.

In the physical world there are places with different symptoms with signs of spiritual strongholds. Through God we can influence and expel the devil and negative and bring God and positive into the atmosphere. Atological is about our mind, body and spirit, where the spirit is the weakest. We can do the reverse Atological by putting the spirit first and condition our mind by reading the Holy Bible and Word of God (from inside out). We need to have consistent prayer I.e. corporate prayer and carry the presence of the power and peace of God with us wherever. Because we know of the greatness and goodness of God can bring into our life and others through our awareness and presence of God and dependence on God.

In real life is not just about making wealth or living mundane and routine life but the lordship of Christ and hand of God in everything. Through God, He makes us excel in everything, make us different and shiny, strong by depending in him as 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. Because He gives us the meaning of life and God will honor those who honor Him. Like King Jehoshaphat said we don’t know what to do. Christianity is about walking in and let God take hold of our lives. It’s about our relationship with God which is whole heartedly and not half heartedly and have the ears that hears from God with obedience. When we usher in the presence of God, seeking His face, delighting in the Holy and allow God his divine place in our life, He anoints us with divine assignment and tap into His divine authority and ride on the wings of God. Blessings will surpass us through the favors of man and sweet fragrance of God.

We are not here to experience the grace and blessings of God alone but to be a blessings to all people and the same time to spread the Word and salvation plan to God to the same. Because the multitude are looking for a hope and a future through our savior Christ Jesus. We as God’s children we can help millions of people who have lost hope and in the verge of suicide. God has ask us to reach out to them and model these people back to His image in fulfillment of God’s greatest commission.

Bible Study on God’s Real Hope Of Eternal Salvation And Sins Redemption Through Faith And Repentance With The Lord’s Most High according to Isaiah 30:18-21, Romans 3:23, Romans 8:29-30, Philippians 3:21, Hebrews 6:11, Romans 15:13, 2 Corinthians 1:8-10, 1 Peter 1:3-6, 1 John 3:3, Hebrews 11:3

A real hope is due to the will of God. On the other hand, if it is not the will of God, it cannot be real hope. Because our God is God of Hope that those who believed in Him shall have eternal hope.
As said by foretold by the prophet who can see the fall of Jerusalem in Isaiah: 30. 18. And therefore will Jehovah wait, that he may be gracious unto you; and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for Jehovah is a God of justice; blessed are all they that wait for him. 19. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; thou shalt weep no more; he will surely be gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear, he will answer thee. 20. And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers; 21. and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Life is always full of ups and down, it might be a form affliction or incurable diseases, a suffering or death of your beloved ones.  Rolo May who did the studied of human behavior found that whenever we are lost we tend to get more busier, running directionless and constantly hitting obstacles. We can get busy provided we must have an aim and objective and not degrade our health and able to say no to temptations of sins.

Sometimes it is thinking about death, that we learn how to live life to the fullest potential. People at the death bed can only think about things that are important in life and no longer about wealth creation and material things (because they can’t be bring along). Always it takes us to lose something precious before we learn to treasure something less precious this death starts life. Because Jesus loved us and not judged us, but cared for us and died for us on the cross. So that we can live a full life. Because we have all sinned as told in Romans: 3. 23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;

The wages of sin is death and worse we are unable to save ourselves from our sins, because sins have stubborn properties of self blinding and self justification. The salvation plans of God is to reconcile us back to the image of His Son Christ Jesus, to save us from our sins by the sinless as mentioned in Romans: 8. 29. For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30. and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. By accepting God’s salvation is to die our old bodies in sin and rise a new glorious body like Christ Jesus, for He is unblemished, sinless and He is able as described in Philippians: 3. 21. who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself.

You can have real hope in your future. The effect of hope on human living is huge. According to Dr Harold Wolfe who studied previous prisoners of war that because of hope a person can go through all persecutions and suffering. But when all hope is lost a person losses the will to live as shown in this scripture Hebrews: 6. 11. And we desire that each one of you may show the same diligence unto the fulness of hope even to the end. In other words, we keep on living every day of our lives, because of hope. Moreover, as Christians we are asked to live life with deligence, prudence, wisdom and filled with peace, joy, blessings, thanks giving and praises to God.

To have the overflowing of real hope we need the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. The power of the Holy Spirit not only creates miracles of healing, demonic cleansing and even rising of the dead as affirmed in Romans: 15. 13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

To have the real hope of God we need to have faith in God that is mighty, immutable, certain, ever lasting, consistent and never little nor arbitrary. Real hope of God is never shallow life experience but overflowing with joy and hope of God. Your faith in God is the source of real hope. Only through faith is the only way to learn, experience and acquire real hope. The real hope of God is conveyed through our Lord Jesus Christ, through our faith in Him is the key to real hope.

Real hope is power that allow us to live actively and relive again. Real hope allow us to face pressures and difficulties of life as testified in 2 Corinthians: 1. 8. For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell [us] in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9. yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead: From the recollection of Apostle Paul to  managed and overcome all persecutions and death sentence by Roman Emperor Nero Caesar under the pretexts of the great fire of 64AD, which destroyed 2/3 of the old Rome city. And it is through strong faith in Christ Jesus as described in 2 Corinthians: 1. 10. who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;

The strength of real hope allow us to persevere and carry the Cross of Christ to the end as preached by Apostle in 1 Peter: 1. 3. Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. unto an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials. According to Apostle Peter the living hope is eternal and indestructible because it is through the perfect sacrifice through the purest blood of the Lamb.

We are able to live differently and victoriously because we have the hope in Christ Jesus who purify us through strong faith in Him. As Christian we have the biggest and best gift of hope, which is the blessed hope of God, that the hope of meeting our savior in the new Jerusalem is real. 1 John: 3. 3. And every one that hath this hope [set] on him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Therefore, we need to have a bigger real hope rather than just mere worldly big car, big house and huge bank account figures, but we need to have a bigger hope of the eternal Kingdom of God and the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth. Thus, pray for the anointing of real hope into our lives that is ‘Online’ with the Will of God and ‘Inline’ with the Word of God. In accordance with Hebrews: 11. 3. By faith we understand that the worlds have been framed by the Word of God, so that what is seen hath not been made out of things which appear. The Word of God is our strength to attain real hope, because the Word of God is real and trusted.

Bible Study on Falling In Love With Lord’s Most High In The Center according to Ephisians 5:23-30, Numbers 30:16

Today’s dating and falling in love is filled with alot of pit falls, especially with the introduction of online socializing media i.e.,,,,, and specialized dating sites i.e. Plenty, as well as the cutting edge virtual reality socializing site. Because it might be contaminated with lust, sexual desires, adultery traps, liar, con jobs, fake, unreal relationships not based on true love. Although these sites can be thanked for helping social introverts relate and interact with others in their preferred manner. Nonetheless, we can see on news of people being cheated of their money and possessions running into hundreds of thousands all over the world by those irresponsible and greedy.

In today’s society there are only few marital status i.e. being single, married, divorced, diseased partner, remarried, forced marriageable, being single, keeping celibacy, etc. In ancient as well as modern society, man and woman tie the wed knot simply because of true love and they wish to leave their parents, cleve together and start their own family. The wed lock is the end result of God’s blue print of the beginning of Eden that opposite attracts and the Genesis master plan is also grouped into pairs. How awesome is this master creation that no scientific studies can explain this human chemistry and basic instinct.

Although the Holy Bible mentions about husbands first instead of wives might seem chauvinistic and stating that husband is the head of the wife is unequal and sexist. And sometimes used by men to dominate and control over their spouses. It is just a reflection of the advanced Roman and Greek societies at that time. Nonetheless, culture and customs of various ethnic and societies may vary to certain degree.
The condition for husbands to be head of the household is 2 folds I.e. to love their wives and to constantly revised and meditate on the Word of God, because the Word of God is spirit and life that lights our path and steadies our steps. Both parties need to be moved by the Word of God, in order for God to work in family.
Ephesians: 5. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the saviour of the body. 24. But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything. 25. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it; 26. that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, 27. that he might present the church to himself a glorious [church], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28. Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: 29. for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; 30. because we are members of his body. The Holy Bible suggests that husbands to sanctify their minds with the Word of God, because the Instructions of God brings life and halts the advancement of darkness. It is the element that existed even before light in the creation of the world. It is the life source that creates all that crawls, creep, swim, fly and walk. A truly remarkable perfect creation within 7 days.

Difference between married and single is that married wife is to please her husband and like wise a husband to love his wife. Whereas a single is to please God and not men. Celebasy is a God’s gift and a blessings because you can keep God’s commandments better than married couples can. Our relationship with God is one to one. In principal the human relationship governing God’s precious creations is enshrined in  Numbers: 30. 16. These are the statutes, which Jehovah commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father’s house.

If you are still unmarried now is to choose to being single and not getting married for there are many advantages of being single. Nonetheless, if you decided to change your status is still not too late. However, the opposite direction after marriage to being single again is not encouraged I.e. fall out of love, divorce and remarry, because when a couple takes wives before God is a commitment that both sides need to keep a life time. Marriage in the Holy matrimony of the Father and Lord’s Son, is serious business and is a commitment of a lifetime until death separates. Being focused on God and ask God for favors and opportunities to fall in love. Because when we continue to praise God, God will take heed of our needs. Abraham help his servant find a mate. However, we need to have the peace in the presence of God and wait upon the Lord. Second is to grow and mature in the Holy Spirit, as this will attract good partners to come forward and as a result God has arranged us a loving partner.
Third, is to follow and not to disobey God’s commandments in the Holy Bible I.e. be pure and respectful in loving relationships and do not commit adultery and pre marital sex. Because God hates sins and cheating and the inner instinct and lust to commit them.

In essence is to find a God loving person. When marrying a person from a different beliefs can be difficult and dangerous, because there might be possibilities of your partner pulling you away from your true God to their’s. Like in the Biblical history, of King Ahaz who married the Phoenician Queen Jezebel. After their marriage, they started worshiping Baal (ancient god often depicted as a bull), instead of Jehovah the Father God. While King Ahaz was blinded and did many horrible deeds and Queen Jezebel was instrumental in the betrayal, falsification, torture and murder of many fellow loyal Jews.

For those in a relationship must take patience to build a marriage and to resolve any objections and conflicts. Wife needs to put your husband first and give him face. At the other end husbands must love and sacrifice for his wife. Foremost, both sides should learn to forgive, if they desire to continue their relationship under 1 household. Life of marriage can full of romance, excitement, intimacy and hopes at the same time woven with disappointments, sufferings, sorrows and grief. It is a learning process that all couples have to go through.

Bible Study on Learning To Live A Blessed Life By Thinking Of Death And Be Prepared And Be Bold At The Return Of Lord’s Christ according to Jeremiah 7:8-17, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Luke 21:13, Acts 1:11, Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Hebrew 8:8, Philippians 1:21 & 3:21, Romans 3:23, Acts 7:59, Luke 23:42-43, Romans 8:29-30, 1 John 2:28, 2 Corinthians 5:8

In conjunction with this year’s Easter Sunday to commemorate the 3rd day our Lord Christ Jesus was crucified on Calvary and on the 5th day He ascended from the Temple Mount, Jerusalem to be with Father God after leaving instructions with His diciples. Although we never personally met our Lord, but His abundance of love, grace and teaching is brought us through this far despite going through many long years of trials, testing, turbulence, travails and all forms of torments. We soul out believed and trust through consecration in Your tower refuge, Your mighty shield, Your help and guidance; has brought us this far in life and with the peace of mind and eager anticipation for a blessed hope of a brighter future and the assurance of eternity with our Lord God. Though we constantly struggle with the business of life and corrupted by the noises of the market place and the world, we thank You and praise You for our blessed hope and that You are always before and behind us here now, forever and always.

Hence, do you longed for the blessed hope and hope to see the glorious appearance of our savior Christ Jesus? During the early days of church revival many Christian activities were targeted towards the return of our savior. Parousia in ancient Hebrew is appearance or coming of Lord Jesus. Historically, the northern kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians (today’s modern Syria) in 730BC and subsequently the southern kingdom of Judah was also conquered by the Neo-Babylonians under Chaldean king Nabuchadnazzer II (605-562BC in today’s modern Iraq) in 587BC on the 9th of April / Avril (15th Nissan in Jewish Rabbinic lunar calendar) and the whole Jewish population was exiled to far away lands i.e. Persia to the east and worked and lived as slaves under their new master. And the causes for the scourge of God and the enslavement and being exiled from the lands of their fore father’s is clearly warned by prophet Elijah (886BC) to king Ahaz and  Phoenician queen Jezebel (many Jews upto today do not acknowledge her as a queen due to her evil deeds, treachery and wickedness) against idol worship as well as by prophet Jeremiah: 7. 8. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 9. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known, 10. and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered; that ye may do all these abominations? 11. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, saith Jehovah. 12. But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I caused my name to dwell at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. 13. And now, because ye have done all these works, saith Jehovah, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not: 14. therefore will I do unto the house which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. 15. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. 16. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee. 17. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? In today’s terms the sins that the Israelites angered God is self pride causing lying and swear falsely, greed and gluttony causing stealing, destruction and death, anger causing hate, cruelty, murder, lust causing adultery, envy causing discontent, rebellion and disobedience to God leading to idol worship.

We as God’s creation have a finite life and a destiny to fulfilled. Birth, growing, maturing, aging, pains, suffering, death, etc are all part of the curvature of God’s chosen destiny pathway for us. Basically we live and we die in the end, sounds sad and dreaded isn’t it. But our loving God has plans of salvation and redemption for us as seen in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 13. But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; 17. then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The return of Christ is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, He will as promised in the New Testament. The return of our savior is certain:as the signs of His return is found in Luke: 21. 13. It shall turn out unto you for a testimony. He will decend from heaven with a dramatic shout, voice of Arc Angels and trumpet of God. It is going to be powerful and majestic spectacle of His coming to receive His church as described in Acts: 1. 11. who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven. The day of the Lord will come is during the end of days called Armageddon characterized by times of travail and torment as depicted in Matthew: 24. 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. As well as in Mark: 13. 8. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail. And all these will happen in sudden and unexpected like a thief in the night as depicted in 2 Peter: 3. 10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

So what happens to all of us in the present and past during judgement day? Resurrection of the dead is the rise of the dead in a new transformed and glorified body as in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him and again in And all these will happen and we shall change in a twinkle of an eye as illustrated in 1 Corinthians: 15. 51. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52. in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Death to a Christians is like falling asleep and our Spirit returns to God as in Ecclesiastes: 12. 7. and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it. On the other hand, the rapture is being caught up and rejoin the resurrected in heaven as in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 17. then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. And there will be a grand reunion of all the saints with the Lord in heaven in one company, all together happy. We do not grieve like the rest of mankind like no hope as depicted in Hebrews: 8. 8. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

Life and death is not an easy thing to all to talk about although death is imminent, but people avoid it for fear of inviting bad omen or bad luck. Nonetheless, to remind us on how to live a better life is to be able to think about death every day while we are alive. Because when we know that we are facing with death, there is where our unbridled human emotions comes out. It is thinking about death, that we learn how to live life. Moreover, people at the death bed can only think about things that are important in life and no longer about wealth creation and material things (because they can’t be bring along). Always it takes us to lose something precious before we learn to treasure something less precious; thus ‘death’ starts life and to ‘die’ is to gain as declared by devotees in the church of Philippians: 1. 21. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

By accepting God’s salvation is to die our old bodies in sin and rise a new glory body like Christ Jesus, for He is unblemished and He is able as described in Philippians: 3. 21. who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself. Because Jesus loved us and not judged us, but cared for us and died for us on the cross. So that we can live a full life. Because we have all sinned as told in Romans: 3. 23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; For those who have passed on shall rest in the bosoms of our beloved Savior, who have gone before us as witnessed in Acts: 7. 59. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [the Lord], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And again on the cross of Calvary Jesus saved 2 other criminals bring crucified as recollected in Luke: 23. 42. And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom. 43. And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

The salvation plans of God is to reconcile us back to the image of His Son Christ Jesus as mentioned in Romans: 8. 29. For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30. and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Hence forth we need to be ready prepared and do not be ashamed when He comes because we have a blessed hope as reminded in 1 John: 2. 28. And now, [my] little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. In closing, life and death are normals of every living human and we should not be too fearful of death but rather be of good cheer and be brave to face it when it comes knocking, with the assurance of the Lord’s Christ in 2 Corinthians: 5. 8. we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Bible Study on The Coming And The Return Of The Lord’s Christ To Let Us See Salvation And Be Redeemed From Our Sins according to Isaiah 7:14-16, Mark 1:2-3, Luke 2:21-38, Luke 1:30-38, Luke 4:18-19, Mark 13:10-11

In conjunction with this year’s Good Friday to commemorate the 3rd day our Lord Christ Jesus was crucified on Calvary and on the 5th day He ascended from the Temple Mount, Jerusalem to be with Father God after leaving instructions with His diciples. Although we never personally met our Lord, but His abundance of love, grace and teaching is brought us through this far despite going through many long years of trials, testing, turbulence, persecution and all forms of attacks. We soul out believed and trust through consecration in Your mighty shield,Your tower refuge, Your help and guidance; has brought us this far in life and with the peace of mind and eager anticipation for a blessed hope of a brighter future and the assurance of eternity with our Lord God. Though we constantly struggle with the business of life and corrupted by the noises of the market place and the world, we thank You and praise You for our blessed hope and that You are always behind our minds and be first in our priorities.

This is the story about a simple, kind and loving man who shocked the whole western and middle east civilizations and it reached as far as the eastern empires around 1500 years later during China’s Ming dynasty, Japan and Korea during the Jesuit missionary era. Not forgetting that Christianity spread into the Americas during the age of sails and conquistadores. However, He wasn’t the mighty conqueror and political leader like Alexander the Great or Julius Gaius Caesar.

Yet His coming after them as an loving and meek man divided the calendar into the ancient classical era and the common era. And His teachings and wonders are still remembered and practiced by millions upto this day. The coming of the Messiah has been foretold by prophet Isaiah (who lived around 750 years before Christ Jesus) in Isaiah: 7. 14. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15. Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16. For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land whose two kings thou abhorrest shall be forsaken. Similarly the coming of the Son of man was retold by apostle Mark: 1. 2. Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way. 3. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight.

The below historical recollection of child Jesus when He was only few months old by Apostle Luke. Besides, John the Baptist who openly proclaim the coming of the a Messiah to save His people from oppression and sinning against God. There were also 2 other religious prophet and prophetess named Simeon and Anna, whom received the revelation of God’s glorious restoration for the Israelites and redemption for all humanity during the classical age and they both knew and were convicted to thank God upon seeing Him in the temple of Jerusalem, even Jesus was only a baby.  Luke: 2. 21. And when eight days were fulfilled for circumcising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22. And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord 23. (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord), 24. and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. 25. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26. And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27. And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of the law, 28. then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29. Now lettest thou thy servant depart, Lord, According to thy word, in peace; 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; 32. A light for revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of thy people Israel. 33. And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things which were spoken concerning him; 34. and Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and for a sign which is spoken against; 35. yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed. 36. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, 37. and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day. 38. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Something happened during the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus also known as Octavia Caesar (around 31BC – 14AD) in the land of Bethlehem, Judaea (in modern day Israel) and somebody came 2000 years ago that change the course of history and split the Gregorian calendar into BC and AD and many testaments and glorification were to follow for ages. Then why Jesus were sent by God as flesh and blood of man? As vividly retold by Apostle Luke: 1. 30. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. 31. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33. and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34. And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the Son of God. 36. And behold, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren. 37. For no word from God shall be void of power. 38. And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Christ Jesus came to offer us salvation as free package. Salvation in greek is Sozo which means keeping safe and sound and to rescue from sins and destruction. And He gave us holistic and comprehensive healing physically, spiritually and mentally and we will enjoy holistic health as well as mental and spiritual peace. And even our body might fade due to appointment with imminent death, but our spirit lives on in heaven with God and His Son. Christ Jesus is our God who saves, thus His name is derived, which is a rare make of the Hebrew name Joshua meaning God with us. On the other hand, Jesus in ancient Greek carriers the meaning of the Chosen One.

Similarly, the yearly commemoration and celebration of the birth of Christ Jesus as in Christmas today is more than just Christmas tree, shopping, celebrations, partying, drinking, tourism events and Santa Claus with Rudolph the reindeer; although Christmas is made circular by many nations so that the whole world may rejoice in the coming of our Savior in their own unique ways and local customs. Ultimately with the hope in all the thoughts of many who have risen or fallen, that may be revealed the signs of God’s redemptive purposes in their hearts. Because the love of God is all about hope, salvation and redemption through the holy blood of Christ Jesus.

God has sent Jesus to give us redemption from sins. Because through Christ Jesus, God will give us back the years that locusts and rodents have devoured.Redemption means to buy back, restore and redeem back what we have lost. Pride and fear is the root of all our sins and sometimes fear of our wordly things can be gripping and paralyzing. As Christians we do not need to be fearful because God has promised us peace by anchoring our faith and full trust in Christ Jesus. And the peace of God will come down to us in Christ Jesus and we will be witnesses that our lives have totally changed. Because Christ redemption package comprises of peace, love and joy, will you accept it and strength out. Because when love come down fears go. Because the poured down love and joy will completely transformed the trajectory of our lives and our destiny of God. And we shall dwell in the temple of love, joy and peace of God

Similarly, as followers of Christ we too inherit the anointing of the Most High. Luke: 4. 18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor: He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovering of sight to the blind, To set at liberty them that are bruised, 19. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

All in all we conclude that God sent Christ Jesus to be His messenger to give hope and deliver from sins. Before ascending upto heavens, Jesus gave instructions to His diciples to preach and serve the Word Of God to the Gentiles and to all nations in the world Mark: 13. 10. And the gospel must first be preached unto all the nations. 11. And when they lead you [to judgment], and deliver you up, be not anxious beforehand what ye shall speak: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. In the end of it all, it is by the Word of God only that all humanity can be saved, because we are unable to save ourselves let alone saving others, but God can.

Bible Study on Believing And Professing That Christ Jesus Is The Messiah Who Saves, Son Of God Who Lords Over Us, Everlasting Father Of Love And Prince Of Peace And Righteousness according to Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 2:1-2, Isaiah 9:7, John 18:36-37, Luke 2:10-11, John 1:3-4, John 1:14, 2 Chronicles 9:8, John 5:10-11

An important event shocked the ancient civilized world and changed the course of time, history and religion was the divinity birth and arrival of a prophesied baby during the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus, 1st Emperator (31BC – 14AD). The divine arrival that was foretold by many prophets and Jewish religions in the past and also far beyond the eastern borders of the Roman Empire as recorded by Matthew: 1. 18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20. But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21. And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins. 22. Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 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.

The birth of Christ Jesus is miraculous because He was different from our normal conception because mother Mary conceived Christ Jesus without a pair of genetic material and of Holy Spirit elements as marvelously recorded in Matthew: 2. 1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 2. Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Until today there is no proper historical or archeology records of the exact date of Jesus birth. The reason for 25th of December is remembered and celebrated as the birth of Christ today, because the Roman Emperor Constantine, who accepted Christianity in around 300AD after God gave him the promised sign of victory in battle against a competing general. Emperor Constantine decreed that the previous pagan festival of worshiping the Sun Deity became Christmas. The purpose of Christmas is not other than spreading the Gospel, above all the partying and celebration we experience these days.

Of all the Messiah, prophets, saints, holy men who came to this world, why Christ Jesus is highly regarded as the saviour and redeemer of all humanity with the recognition and status of The Son of God and Man? First, Jesus as the lineage of King David who is the most Godly and God’s chosen Israel king. He came to establish justice and righteousness on earth that is willed and based on the power and glory of God as per Isaiah: 9. 7. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.

Second, Jesus is Lord and also God for He gave us the authority of heaven on His shoulder. And as our Lord God, He who sits on the right hand of God. His bestowed authority is peace and justice and the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and that is not of this world as recorded by John: 18. 36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

Thirdly, Jesus is the savior of all humanity because we humans cannot save ourselves from sins. And the Son of Man did not come to prophesy or claims to be somebody but He came to save and salvage in the past and present from sins of lust, anger, envy, pride, greed, gluttony, sloth and more. But was wrongfully accused by high priest Kaisefes and other chief priests and religious teachers of Temple of Jerusalem out of hate and malice during holy week of passover as mentioned by Luke: 2. 10. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: 11. for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.

Jesus is the Lord of our Life and creation of all life because in Him was life. Jesus is also the author and pecfector of our lives. Because the Son of God had conquered the grave and appeared before His mourning diciples on the sunday of passover and as explained by John: 1. 3. All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. 4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Alot of times we think that we are the controller of life but forget that life is temporary and short term and we do not have the ability to appropriately manage life. Therefore we need to treasure life and let God help manage our lives, thus less problems, emptiness, directionless and confusion.

Christ Jesus is our one and only Son of God for all humanity unlike any other deities, because He is our one true God that can be trusted. Jesus came because God love us so to be among us in order to save us from sins. He came to declare that His Father God is one and only God as portrayed in John: 1. 14. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

Throughout all the ages, Christ Jesus also has for 4 unique names attribute to His status, teachings and wonders. Jesus is the wonderful counselor because He is able to give us life’s wisdom and guidance. Because we humans have 3 confusions I.e. When we are born? when we are going to die? and how to live our life in between birth and death? But through Christ He is our teacher, He will guide us to live life with wisdom, purposeful and Godly. Secondly, Jesus is our mighty God because He is all able God that can do all things strengthen us in all areas of our lives, because through our own strength we cannot deal with all the problems and we alone cannot overcome and obstacles of life.

Third, Jesus is the Everlasting Father because in Christ Jesus we can be fulfilled with the ‘best true love’ that is everlasting. Christmas also brings us the hope of God’s love. Fourth, Jesus is the Prince of Peace because Christ Jesus can bring us true peace not just social stability and no wars, unrest, oppression and mutiny as 2 Chronicles: 9. 8. Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king for Jehovah thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness. Through the reconciliation of man with God and restore our relationship with God, we can rejoice in God’s peace, assurance and promises Romans: 5. 10. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life; 11. and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

In recognition of Jesus greatness and assurance in our lives, we need to continue to rely on our one true God, worship His glory and power and spread the good news of the salvation of God in the form of Son of God became flesh and blood to be amongst us to save and salvage.

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.