December 30, 2021
“For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5 NLT
I am not unjust. I will not forget how hard you have worked for Me and how you have shown your love to Me by caring for other believers, as you still do. Keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true! (See Hebrews 6:10-11)
So don’t get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time you will reap a harvest of blessing if you don’t give up. Therefore, whenever you have the opportunity, you should do good to everyone—especially if they are followers of Jesus Christ! (See Galatians 6:9-10)
OUR 2022 NEW YEARS WISHES
“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14 NLT
By Edwin Christiaan | December 19, 2021
Who does that? Not many Christians are walking like this! And yet Jesus said,
“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are My followers. “BE HAPPY about it! BE VERY GLAD! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.” Matthew 5:11-12 NLT
Furthermore, the Bible teaches,
“We can REJOICE too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans 5:3-5 NLT
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for GREAT JOY. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance [...]
By Edwin Christiaan | December 7, 2021 | Institute of Love Ministries
The Church in general has no power and is utterly ineffective! Many Christians have identical lives to those of the world! The unconditional, humble, loving, and giving attitude of Jesus Christ is hardly being seen in the Church today.
Rather, what we do see is a Church being busy dominating and controlling people, guilt tripping them with false teachings, obligating them to pay tithes, and fleecing them out of their money. The Church is charging for everything; conferences, Bible schools, worship seminars, even food and coffee! Many churchgoers struggle both financially as well as with ongoing physical health issues while continuing to believe false prophecies that never come to pass.
Narcissistic leaders are praising and celebrating themselves with much boasting and fanfare, as they award themselves titles, prophetic mantles, presidential seals, and boast of being “generals” in the faith. But these church leaders are actually charlatans, who twist Scriptures in order to steal money from gullible people. Through the enforcing of “firstfruit” payments from the book of Proverbs [...]
By Edwin Christiaan | December 6, 2021
“So be strong and courageous, all you who put your HOPE in the Lord!” Psalms 31:24 NLT
“For 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. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you HOPE for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.” Hebrews 6:10-12 NLT
“This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, HOPE reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place.” Hebrews 6:19 CEV
“And this HOPE will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.” Romans 5:5 NLT
“Let your [...]
By Edwin Christiaan | December 4, 2021
When a pastor is telling you that you will be robbing God and be cursed if you don’t pay your tithes, (giving 10 percent of your monetary income to the church,) he or she is lying to you! In reality, it is the pastor who is robbing you, stealing your money!
These pastors are falsely using the Old Testament Law of Moses, meant for the Israelites farmers, who had to give 10% of their crops once a year to the Levite priests, to make his members do the same, but now as a spiritual principle conveniently using money instead of agricultural products. In the following passage, the Lord was admonishing the Israelites for failing to obey this law of tithing,
“Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me,” Malachi 3:8-9 NKJV
So, this is how these pastors obligate, pressure, and guilt trip churchgoing believers to pay tithes. If they [...]
By Edwin Christiaan | December 1, 2021
Pastors who are telling you that the Lord will rebuke the devourer out of your life and protect you against sickness and disease if you faithfully pay your tithes to the church are lying to you. Just look how many of these pastors who are teaching this false tithing doctrine are getting sick themselves and even die. Why did God not protect them? It is simply because these pastors are deceiving you to get your money!
These pastors falsely use the Old Testament Bible book of Malachi chapter 3, where God is speaking to the Israelite farmers who were commanded under the law of Moses to give 10% of their agricultural products and livestock ONCE A YEAR to the Temple. The Lord told the Israelites, among other things, that when they obey this law of tithing, He will do the following, “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says [...]