When God Says No; Don’t Push!
I had wondered for a while, why the Lord was upset with Balaam, after all the Lord told him to go.
If you are not familiar with the account, it can be found in the book of Numbers chapters twenty-two to twenty-four.
Recently l saw why the Lord was upset with Balaam.
Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel and sent messengers unto Balaam to curse the people of Israel. Balak was the King of the Moabites at that time. Balaam told the messengers of Balak that he would bring the word of the Lord to them. Later that night, God told Balaam not go.
Have you been given a word from the Lord and it appears that something is boasting against it?
Are you standing on a revealed word of God from scripture in any area of your life and something is boasting against it?
Be rest assured that God is never caught unawares, and He already knew about that false look like impossible situation before it even appeared.
Have you ever read the book of Jonah? Many of us are aware of what happened. The full account can be found in Jonah chapters one to four.
In summary; Jonah was told by God to go to Nineveh and warn them of their wrong doings. Instead of Jonah obeying the Lord he decided to flee and go somewhere else. He found some men in a ship, paid the fare and decided to travel with him.
Prayer Made Simple
Many of us are aware of the “ Lord’s Prayer” in the Bible (Matthew 6: 9- 13).
In this short article l am going to dwell on the phrase “ Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6: 10).
Did you know that the above verse is the basis for the majority of prayers?
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
The above reason is why we need to pray.
Challenging relationships is nothing new.
There is a reason why the Bible tells us to forebear one another;
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye” (Colossians 3: 13) KJV
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others” (Colossians 3: 13) NLT
Growing Up Is for Our Own Good!
In the natural if you had a baby that did not grow naturally you would be concerned.
As Christians, the Lord does expect us to grow up!.
The Bible tells us to desire the sincere milk of the word that we may grow thereby (1 Peter 2: 2). In other words, the main factor of growth is to desire the sincere milk of the word. Note the word “word” not man’s doctrine or opinions of others but the word.
Who You Really Are!
The Bible in so many words tell us who we really are.
It is so important for us to see ourselves the way we are after the spirit.
Now let us insert ourselves into these scriptures:
The Spiritual Mind
A spiritual mind is a mind that focus on the things of God. On spiritual realities in Christ. A spiritual mind is a mind that puts on “the mind of Christ”.
Our actions normally stem from our minds, decisions and perspectives about life and others. These all originate from our mindsets. This is why the Bible says “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he” ( Proverbs 23: 7).
The Significance of Water Baptism
I have always believed in water baptism, however l have recently had more light shed on its significance.
In the Old Testament, the children of Israel were told to circumcise their males ( Genesis 17: 13). In the New Testament we are also circumcised, however our own circumcision is without hands which is putting off the sins of the flesh and putting on Christ.
“11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ” (Colossians 2: 11):
Health Care for the Heart!
Our heart is so important. It is the seat to our Christian walk.
As a matter of fact, your heart is so important that it takes “all diligence” to take care of it.
“ Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4: 23).
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (NLT)
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life”. AMP
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.
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