...My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death... And he said, Abba,
Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me:
nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.(Mark 14:34-36)
The scripture above is Jesus Himself. At the point of fulfilling His
assignment---death for humanity's sins---fear gripped Him. Faith and Fear(Unbelief) seems to dwell together. Wherever you find faith, you will notice fear also lurks around.
Now Faith is not the absence of fear at all. We build up faith because
we want to drive away fear. If there was no fear, there will not be a
need for faith. Just like antibodies figthing antigens in our body,Faith
becomes necessary when fear stirs itself up.
Faith is “sense
the fear but do it anyway“. Got dreams? Feeling scared? Well, the fear
factor is needed to activate faith in the fulfillment of your
assignment. Go ahead! Feel the fear but do it anyway. Let faith reign in the midst of fear
1: Have A Message
Approach sharing messages on the net exactly the way you prepare to
interact face--- to---face with people. You should have something ready
to share. Pray, prepare and ask the Lord to lead you to what to share.
2: Edit Thoroughly
Don't present poorly written content on behalf of the Lord. Edit
thoroughly! It's a non-negotiable! You are representing Christ and your
message must be excellent(construction, clarity,grammatical accuracy).
After you hit send, go back to read over to catch errors and correct
3: Mind Your Language Social Media doesn't diminish
your responsibility as a Christian.“Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of
edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers“ (Ephesians 4:29).
Avoid foul language. Avoid cursing. Don't attack anyone for their
beliefs: Speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). Your own words won't
change anybody. It's the convictin…
Have you ever thought about it? What is the greatest need of humankind? This question will generate a lot of response. Probably, for the majority, top of the list will be eradication of poverty and disease. Others will put forth world peace, eradication of drug and sex trafficking. To others, equal rights for all humankind will top the list. These indeed are commendable, but they are not the greatest need of humankind. The Bible gives us the answer: For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
This is the divine verdict from God. All humankind have sinned. Not only that, but by our sins, we are enstranged, alienated and separated from God. We are enemies of God and liable to receive the just punishment for our sins. Paul describes our hopelessness in Ephesians 2:1-3 saying , “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in …
It was 21st March, 2016 at about 9:30pm and I was trying to catch up with a bible reading plan --Luke 1:1-38
--I had missed in the morning. While reading, verses 8-9 caught my attention "Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense" (Luke 1:8-9).
The priest in question here is Zachariah, the Father of John the Baptist and husband of Elizabeth. Prior to vv8-9, Luke briefly profiled their lives: "In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years".
Here is a couple described as rigthteous and walking blameless…