"... go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you."Read More
Our soul is the garden of the Lord. If we are pleasant to relate with, then we are a garden full of pleasant trees with pleasant fruits and pleasant fragrances. If not, then we are an unpleasant garden full of thorns. At the center of our garden should be one tree which represents the core of our personality. But there are two trees available, and we have a choice: whether to have the tree of life be the center of our garden or whether to have the tree of knowledge of good and evil be the center of our garden. If the tree of life is the center of our garden, then it means that we live a life of knowing and obeying our God; because knowing God is life (John 17:3). If the tree of knowledge of good and evil is the center of our garden, then it means that we live a life of doing things our own way, by our own knowledge, by our own reasoning, and by our own will. But the Lord desires everyone to have the tree of life their center. It is only such people that will abide forever; and their soul will not just be a garden, but will be His paradise - His eternal dwelling place where He will express the fullness of His glory forever.Read More
In this write-up, we would like to encourage ourselves that through faith it is possible to live as an overcomer. In Ephesians 1:18-19, one of the things that Paul prayed about is that we would understand the greatness of God's power toward us who believe: the same power that He demonstrated by raising our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and making Him to seat at His right hand in heavenly places. It is through this power that we can live an overcoming life in Christ, but without faith we cannot experience this power. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith, a person cannot please God. And if a person cannot please God, then he/she cannot experience His power to make us new.Read More
There are three spheres of spiritual warfare identifiable on the basis of the context, the purpose, place, and object of warfare. Accordingly, we can identify: Warfare for deliverance from Egypt/Babylon, Warfare in the wilderness, and Warfare in relation to the Promised Land.