Showing posts from August, 2014

The State of the Heart

Looking around the world, a casual observer would see that the happenings around the world have taken on an apocalyptic proportion. With the skirmishes in Europe and the Middle East threatening to engulf the world; mindless persecutions and killings of Christians in Africa, Middle East and Asia. The truth is these are all pointers to the coming of the end and the return of Jesus Christ. To prepare us, the Bible admonishes us to be alert to all the happenings around us, unfortunately many apply this alertness only to the physical happenings and they ignore the spiritual connotations as it relates to the state of the heart. For most part, Scripture points the believer to world events that are heralding the end of the world; unfortunately, the error being perpetuated now is to ignore the spiritual responsibilities of each believer in these dire times. Even as we look at the physical happenings, it is a time to consider our stand and the leanings of our hearts so as not to be swept away b

A Call to Maturity: The Responsibility of the Believer

As children of God, there are certain rights we are entitled to that come with the territory. Unfortunately, for gain and perversion, certain portions of God’s word are twisted and the hearers are at a loss for it. We were warned in God’s word to know God for ourselves and to always go back to the Scriptures to make sure that what we have been taught is in line with God’s word. You and I have that responsibility. It is not the responsibility of the speaker to make you convinced concerning the teaching but you must go back and compare what you have heard with God’s word. This will help you to mature in God’s word and you would not be hoodwinked by those that pervert Scriptures for their gain. In Colossians 2:4 and 8: “I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments…Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ” . These traps seem to

Arise and Shine!

         “Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you—rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Isaiah 60:1 AMP)! Only in Christ can a man live a totally new life despite his past experiences or present circumstances. When Jesus Christ truly has His way in the life of such an individual, He brings light to every area that was once dominated by darkness. Fear gives way to faith; depression gives way to joy; bitterness gives way to forgiveness; uncleanness gives way to purity; and lust gives way to love. Though all your challenges may not disappear overnight, yet in the midst of them, you are empowered by His light to become all that God has created you to be.   Even though we live in perilous times when deep darkness covers the people, their hearts are failing for fear, and the love of many is waxing cold; yet His unchanging word to His children r