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PRAYING FOR YOU

By Edwin Christiaan | September 15, 2020

I ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

I pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father.

I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your heart will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.

I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for you who believe Him. This is the same [...]

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THE GOSPEL OF FEAR MONGERING

By Edwin Christiaan | September 7, 2020

Especially in these Coronavirus pandemic days many are preaching a gospel of fear saying things like,

You have to make sure you are ready when Jesus comes back, make sure you pray for your family, make sure you evangelize, watch out, be on your guard so you won’t be left behind when Jesus returns to rapture the Church, don’t take the vaccine, do this, do that.

But Jesus is coming back for His bride, the Church who is in love with Him and not in fear of Him!

See the Bible says,

“Only those people who are led by God’s Spirit are His children. God’s Spirit doesn’t make us slaves who are afraid of Him. Instead, we become His children and call Him our Father.” Romans‬ ‭8:14-15‬ ‭CEV‬‬

That’s why it says,

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, LOVE, and self-discipline.” 2. Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows [...]

ARE YOU THE REAL DEAL?

By Edwin Christiaan | September 5, 2020

God is on the side of those who listens to His teachings and obeys them. They are like people who build a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. They are not like those who hear the Gospel and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word.

No! These are people who are convinced that no trouble, no hard times, no hatred, no hunger, no homelessness, no persecution, no bullying threats, no backstabbing, no death nor life, neither angels nor demons or fears for today and worries about tomorrow, yes, not even the powers of hell can separate them from God’s love! They are not being tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching and they will not be influenced when people try to trick [...]

JESUS IS GIVING YOU A HELPING HAND

By Edwin Christiaan | September 4, 2020

Don’t be fooled, my dear friend! Every good and perfect gift comes down from Me who created all the lights in the heavens. See, you are tempted by your own desires that drags you off and traps you. You must stop doing anything against My will. Instead be humble and accept and obey My message. I will bless you in everything you do, if you listen and obey, and don’t just hear. So now, leave and stay away! Don’t touch anything that isn’t clean. I will cause everything to work together for the good according to My purpose for you! You don’t have to worry about anything, instead you will experience My peace, which exceeds anything you can understand. Yes, My peace will control the way you think and feel. In the next three days I will show you that My message to you is true by working all kinds of powerful miracles and wonders, says the Lord!!!‭‭(See James 1:16-17, James 1:14, 21, 25, 2. Corinthians‬ ‭6:17-18‬, Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:6-7, Hebrews 2:4)

By Edwin Christiaan | August 28, 2020

Some people who are poor pretend to be rich. ‭‭(See Proverbs‬ ‭13:7‬)

Some people pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them. Their hearts are full of evil. (See Proverbs‬ ‭26:25‬)

Some people pretend they don’t know you. They treat you like a stranger. (See Psalms‬ ‭69:8‬)

Some people just pretend to love you. (See Romans‬ ‭12:9‬)

Some people pretend to be apostles of Christ, but they are no more than false and dishonest Christians. (See 2. Corinthians‬ ‭11:13‬)

Some people pretend to be holy by making long prayers in public. (See Mark 12:40)

IT’S IN THE BIBLE: LOTS OF PASTORS ARE LIKE THIS

By Edwin Christiaan | August 25, 2020

False pastors are so eager to win your favor, but their intentions are not good. They pretend to be your friend just to get your money! In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. They turn whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy!‭‭(See Galatians‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬, 1. Thessalonians 2:5, 2. Peter 2:3, 2. Timothy 3:6, Titus 1:11, 1. Timothy 6:5)

LONG PRAYERS

Jesus said,

“When you pray, don’t talk on and on as people do who don’t know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers.” Matthew 6:7 CEV

One of the funny things my wife and I have witnessed, especially in the “Charismatic” churches, is people praying long outdrawn repetitive prayers. These “intercessors” seem to think that God will answer them if they go on and on! It seems they want to impress others with praying long and fast “in/under the anointing.” Most often, these prayers are empty and totally ineffective. You just wish it would end!

Using vain repetitive prayers is not the same as being “persistent” in prayer. The apostle Paul prayed three times for God to take a suffering away from him, and his prayer was effective because God answered him! See 2. Corinthians 12:8. Jesus also told His disciples, that they should “always pray” and “never give up.” See Luke 18:1.

So many pray long, tedious prayers but nothing ever happens! It becomes a farce to watch! Prayers are not actually prayed in faith, and the more they pray, [...]

FOR YOU GREEDY PASTORS AND MINISTERS

Jesus told His disciples that He schooled, trained, and sent out;

“As you go, announce that the kingdom of heaven will soon be here. Heal the sick, raise the dead to life, heal people who have leprosy, and force out demons. You received without paying, now give without being paid.” Matthew 10:7-8 CEV

So then, you pastors and ministers, why do you charge people for your Bible schools, school of ministries, online seer courses, conferences, and worship courses? You charge the people hundreds and thousands of dollars in registration fees! Didn’t you receive the gospel for free? Why don’t you give it back for free as Jesus said? Did Jesus ever charge His disciples for His teachings? Why do you pastors and ministers do this? Don’t you trust God to take care of you? If God called you to minister His Word, wouldn’t He provide for you? Then why are you doing business with God’s Word? You tell the people to trust God for their money, and yet you yourself put your trust in the people, by charging them money to [...]

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH CONDITION

Jesus said it,

“Many will turn away from Me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew‬ ‭24:10-12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The apostle Paul said it,

“In the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” 2. Timothy‬ ‭3:1-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

CHRISTIANITY IS ABOUT HELPING OTHERS

The Bible says,

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Philippians‬ ‭2:4-5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Therefore,

“Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up. We should help people whenever we can, especially if they are followers of the Lord.” Galatians‬ ‭6:9-10‬ ‭CEV‬‬

“God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, and He won’t forget the love you have shown His people.” ‬‬Hebrews‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭CEV

So,

“Don’t forget to help others and to share your possessions with them. This too is like offering a sacrifice that pleases God.” ‬‬Hebrews‬ ‭13:16‬ ‭CEV