Monthly Archives: August 2013

God Can Do The Impossible Overnight

“What is impossible for people is possible with God.” Luke 18:27 NLT  And so it was with Israel who at one point was besieged by the entire army of their enemy, Aram. As a result, there was a great famine in the city. The siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty pieces of silver, and a cup of dove’s dung sold for five pieces of silver. (See 2 Kings 6:24-25) Then the prophet Elisha gave the desperate and hopeless king of Israel the following message from God; “By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of choice flour will cost only one piece of silver, and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only one piece of silver.” The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, “That couldn’t happen even if the Lord opened the windows of heaven!” But Elisha replied, “You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you won’t be able to eat any of it!” 2. Kings 7:1-2 NLT  Here is what God did: He [...]

Flirting

Being flirtatious with women is the same as being sexually impure and it has gotten many pastors and ministers to fall from grace and their ministries destroyed. It is as Jesus said, “anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28 NLT Flirting is an inappropriate sinful behavior, that Wikipedia so perfectly describes as involving “suggestive body language that can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity etc. Verbal communication of interest can include the vocal tone, such as pace, volume, intonation. Challenges (teasing, questions, qualifying, feigned disinterest) serve to increase tension, test intention and congruity.” In almost all cases flirting ends up leading to committing the real act of adultery. The Bible clearly warns; “Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.” Ephesians 5:3 NLT And, “have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires.” Colossians 3:5 NLT

Lukewarm Compromising Church

For good reason the apostle Paul was agonizing for the church at Laodicea, warning them not be deceived by those who come with well-crafted arguments, (See Colossians 2:4) but nevertheless they were indifferent, neither hot nor cold. “I wish that you were one or the other!” Jesus admonished them. (See Revelation 3:15-22) The Laodicean church was amazingly lukewarm. This is the only church of the seven that Jesus addressed in the book of Revelation that rebelliously speaks back to God and boasts; “I am rich.” They were arrogant and proud, lacking in humility and the fear of God. They had a form of religion without God’s love, mercy, and faith – a dangerous mix! They were rich, but they neglected the poor, the widows, and the orphans among them. They had a large bankroll, but they were spiritually bankrupt. This church says, “I don’t need a thing.” It believes it has all the truth. It is unteachable and uncorrectable. It is “full,” complacent, and has that “satisfied” feeling. It isn’t striving to seek God, to seek the His Holy [...]

Thank You Women Of God

Besides taking his twelve disciples with him as he was touring the nearby towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom of God, Jesus also brought along with him some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager; Susanna; and many others who were contributing from their own resources to support Jesus and his disciples. (See Luke 8:1-3) So it has also been in our ministry for many years, that Christian women from all walks of life have been financially supporting us on our countless missionary trips throughout the world. Therefore, to all of you God-fearing women, from the bottom of our heart we want to say to you; THANK YOU!!! Yes, “charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; 
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. 
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.” Proverbs 31:30-31 NLT

God said; “I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.” Exodus 20:5 NLT There was a clear generational curse of idol worshiping in the family of King Ahab of Israel. His father Omri set the pattern of doing evil for his son to follow, since he himself did more evil than any of the kings before him. (See 1. Kings 16:25-26) Ahab was influenced by his evil wife Jezebel, a woman devoted to everything that God hated and forbid. As a result, Ahab submitted to his wife and ended up serving and worshiping Baal. Baal was the male god, and Asherah was Baal’s female counterpart. This opened the door to Israel through which Satan gained astonishing power and flooded Israel with tremendous sin and evil. Likewise, a Christian man who is like Ahab, will also by lack of fear of God and through compromising the holy things of God open a door to tremendous demonic attack on himself and his [...]

Seduced

You are a married Christian man seriously struggling in your relationship with your wife of over 20 years, and one day a woman approaches you while you are in a sports bar with your buddies,
 seductively dressed and sly of heart. She is the brash, rebellious type, 
never content to stay at home. She is often in the streets and markets,
 soliciting at every corner. She threw her arms around you and kissed you, 
and with a brazen look she said, “I’ve just made my peace offerings and fulfilled my vows. You’re the one I was looking for!
 I came out to find you, and here you are! My bed is spread with beautiful blankets,
 with colored sheets of Egyptian linen. I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning.
 Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses, for my husband is not home.
 He’s away on a long trip. He has taken a wallet full of money with him
 and won’t return until later this month.” So she seduced you with her [...]

God’s Way Of Healing

There are people who love to tell you how to pray for them for healing when they are sick, where to touch them, which words to use and how long to pray, and how much anointing oil should be placed on them. If you don’t do it their way, they get upset with you, just like Naaman, an army commander who suffered from leprosy, did. He went to the house of Elisha the prophet to have him pray for healing over him. “But Elisha sent a messenger out to him with this message: “Go and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored, and you will be healed of your leprosy.” But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me! Aren’t the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar, better than any of the rivers of Israel? Why shouldn’t I [...]

Greedy Liars

So many of these televangelists/prosperity preachers are as the Bible says, well trained in greed and they lure unstable gullible Christians into sin. (See 2. Peter 2:14) They do the opposite of what the scriptures teaches, and exactly what the Word warns us against, they will do. When 2. Corinthians 9:7 NLT says that you must each decide in your heart how much to give and don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure, these televangelists, to the contrary, pressure you to give, by telling you to go quickly to the phone and give your $1000 money seed while the anointing is still around, or otherwise you will lose your breakthrough blessing! And when 2. Peter 2:3 NLT says; “in their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money,” that’s precisely what they do, by coming up with all sorts of “seed” offerings that God so-called revealed to them with the promise of a special blessing or breakthrough in your situation, like; New Year offerings, resurrection seed offering, healing offerings, prophetic seed offerings, Passover [...]

What God Joins Together

“Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate them, for God has joined them together.” Matthew 19:6 NLT  With the emphasis on “for God has joined them together,” meaning that what God puts together in a marriage covenant between Him and a man and a woman, no one is able to separate. The purpose of marriage is to reflect the love relationship between Christ and the Church (See Ephesians 5:21-33), and to effectively accomplish God’s plan for that particular marriage on this earth. It’s obvious that not all marriage relationships are put together from God! Many times we get into relationships from motives that do not come from the perfect choice of God. We even make ourselves believe that it is God who blessed us with this particular partner, but in reality it was God giving us what we wanted only to show us that it doesn’t work! He knows that we have our own personal reasons for stubbornly moving ahead with the relationship and ignoring the warning signals, thinking that we ultimately know what [...]