Institute of Love

IT’S ALL ABOUT DOING GOD’S WILL AND NOT YOURS

By Edwin Christiaan | January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. once said,

“I just want to do God’s will.”

He understood what Jesus meant when He said,

“Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in heaven will enter.” Matthew‬ ‭7:21‬ ‭NLT

BLESSED 2020

By Edwin Christiaan | December 31, 2019

It is no different than any other year. In this coming year 2020 we say the same thing:

“If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” ‬‬James‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭NLT

2020 – THE YEAR OF THE BOOMERANG EFFECT

By Edwin Christiaan | December 15, 2019

The wrong expected to destroy you, will instead result in disadvantage or harm for the person or persons saying it or doing it.

As the Bible says,

“Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done.” 2. Peter‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We will see the boomerang effect manifest itself in every area of society. On the presidential, political, media, entertainment, educational, family and religious level. It will be massive and undeniable!

For those who belong to God their testimony will be like that of Joseph who, before being appointed second in command of Egypt, was setup by his own brothers to be killed. He said to them,

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.” Genesis‬ ‭50:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

FROM THE PROPHETIC DESK

By Edwin Christiaan | December 14, 2019

I came to give you life, says the Lord! Yes, and that you might have it more abundantly. That is why I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask for. What you have been facing will be no more! Seven days from now the whole amount will be transferred to you and you will proclaim My faithfulness and how you abound in the fullness of My joy and how I have strengthened your mind, body and soul. See, everything will rapidly change for the very good, says the Lord!!!

THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT

By Edwin Christiaan | December 12, 2019

“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too.” Romans‬ ‭14:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In other words, you would be serving the Lord your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received from Him through His grace!

WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

By Edwin Christiaan | November 24, 2019

Here is some of what the apostle Paul said,

It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely. But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. (See Philippians‬ ‭1:15-18‬)

And see here how Jesus responded when He was told that someone was using His name to cast out demons,

“John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he wasn’t in our group.” “Don’t stop him!” Jesus said. “No one who performs a miracle in my name will soon be able to speak evil of me. Anyone who is not against us is for us.” Mark‬ ‭9:38-40‬ ‭NLT‬‬

So relax,

“The Lord knows those who are His.”‭‭2. Timothy‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

What is the big deal?‭‭

By Edwin Christiaan | July 18, 2019

The Bible says that,

“True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1. Timothy‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In other words, 

“If we have enough food and clothing, let us be content.” 1. Timothy‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The apostle Paul put it this way,

“I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We have to remember that, 

“We brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.” ‬‬1. Timothy‬ ‭6:7‬ ‭NLT

See,

“People who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and [...]

PRAY FOR GOD’S WILL TO BE DONE

Edwin Christiaan | July 6, 2019

Jesus taught His disciples to pray to God the Father as follow,

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”Matthew‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Why?

Because Jesus Himself pleaded with God the Father in prayer when He was about to be crucified saying, 

“O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will. ” Matthew‬ ‭26:39‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

GOD IS READY TO RESOLVE YOUR ISSUES

By Edwin Christiaan | July 3, 2019

Jesus said, 

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” ‬‬Matthew‬ ‭11:28‬ ‭NLT

Yes,

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” ‬‬James‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NLT

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” James‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In other words,

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭MSG‬‬

GOD KNOWS AND HE WILL HELP YOU

By Edwin Christiaan | July 2, 2019

“The Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials.” 2. Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1. Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for other believers, as you still do.” Hebrews‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews‬ ‭13:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬