“...be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22)
How long have you been a Christian? How many messages have you heard?
How many conferences have you attended? The number of years you have
been a Christian and the number of conferences you have attended really
does not matter.
The most important thing is if you have been
implementing all the things you have been taught since you became a
Christian and all the messages you have heard in all the conferences you
have attended. I want you to honestly examine your life to see if "you
are really a Christian". Yes, you might have accepted Christ, but are
you of any use to His kingdom? What do you do with the words you hear? I
pose the question again: WHAT IS YOUR IMPLEMENTATION RATE?
might sound arrogant, but last year 2012, I decided not to attend any
conference until I have started living out and implementing all the
things I know and have been hearing. I truly dont need any new open
doors. I have realised that God opens doors one at a time.When you step
into one, he opens the next door. You have to start steping into the
ones that have already been open. Step out and be a doer of the word and
God will bless you.
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…