A name identifies a thing or a person. They are words of which a person or thing is called.
Bearing in mind that what we say is important and what we identify with is important; could this have an impact on what our names are?
We all know that God always has a purpose of doing something. Could there be a reason why the Lord changed Abram’s name to Abraham?
After all is said and done. Did you realise that there will be a new heaven and a new earth?
Matthew 24; 35 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away”.
This is why as believers we need to focus on things of eternal value.
It’s amazing how many spiritual truths we can learn from life.
I am sure many of us have heard the Lord teach us things from events during our daily activity.
The centurion who was commended for his great faith learn't the principle of authority from his own job.
Have you ever gone through a difficult time and wandered “what is going on?”. Does this sounds familiar?
Let’s have a look at scripture;
The Lord knew that Moses was the right person for the assignment, even though at the time Moses himself did not think so.
When the Lord called Moses, it was obvious that he did not want to do go. This is some of Moses responses when God spoke to him.
Let’s assume you lived in a country where they had kings and queens and the king of the land gave you a gift. Would you appreciate it? Yes and again yes. As a matter of fact, you will be showing everyone you had an opportunity to, to let them know that the king gave you a gift.
Being angry for the right reasons is not sin otherwise the bible would not have said “Be angry but sin not” (Ephesians 4; 26). In others words being angry is not sin (provided its being angry for the right reasons).
Cain was angry for the wrong reasons, which was sin to him (Genesis 4; 1-7), this article is not addressing that type of anger.
The bible makes it clear that during the earthly ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, He did not sin (2 Corinthians 5; 21), so we have a clear basis confirming Ephesians 4;26. A person can be angry and not sin.
When you are faced with a decision to make, what criteria do you base your choices on?
Many of us have heard about the young ruler in scripture, let’s have a closer look:
Matthew 19: 16 – 23
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
If you were told that something needed strengthening, it could mean any of the following:
The word “contentment” means satisfaction.
I am not saying that we have to be content with bad circumstances, or circumstances that do not line up with the truth of God’s word, however the bible does speak about contentment.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.