Thursday, July 24, 2014
Roman 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”. Why do bad things happen to good people? If you have often pondered that problem you are not alone here is only one answer. God allows bad thing to happen to is people only if He sees a way of turning the bad into greater good. Almighty God, make known the riches of your glory on the vessels of mercy, which you had prepared beforehand for glory for in Jesus name.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Don’t try to:- Figure your way through, Reason your way through, Guess your way through, Feel your way through, Push your way through, Manipulate your way through, Fake your way through. What should you do? Trust your way through! “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” 2 Chronicles 20:12 AMP Pray your way through! “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance.” Ephesians 6:18 AMP Believe your way through! “This is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4 AMP Walk your way through! “When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:2-3 NLT Praise your way through! “So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat.” Joshua 6:20 NKJV
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Solomon said, “Train.” He did not say raise. You raise vegetables, but you train children. Feeding a child nutritious meals, providing warm clothing, giving him his own bedroom, and kissing him good night is not training. Most every species of animals does these things for their young. Training a child is calculated instruction and discipline to form long-term character and wisdom in the fear of the Lord and knowledge of Scripture. You train them “up.” This describes the period from birth to maturity. Training can begin early, as infants can be taught a feeding schedule and that not all crying gets immediate attention. It progresses from a control stage to an instruction stage, and then to a counseling stage. It continues through puberty and a whole new set of issues. It continues to maturity, when a young adult creates a new home and starts the process again. You train them up “in the way.” Parents cannot train every step, but they can train the direction (Gen 18:19). God gives children to parents with a blank slate for a mind. You fill that mind with godly knowledge and wisdom. As Scripture does not dictate every step of your life, allowing much individual liberty, so you train them in the way of godliness. They are to be trained up in the way “they should go.” It cannot be the way they want to go. Each child defaults to foolishness and sin from Adam. Without training against that default instinct, they will grow into committed and hardened sinners. No training is default training – you will have a fool for a child (Pr 29:15). The way they should go is the way of righteousness laid out plainly in Scripture (Deut 6:4-9; 29:29; Eph 6:4). It must not be the way the world would have them go, for that is Satan’s way (Eph 2:1-3).
There is no secret or mystery here. Slothful parents hunt for special methods to train their children. They are always worrying, reading, buying books, and attending seminars, but they are hardly ever training. Action is far more important than technique. Consistency is far more important than intensity. Stop looking for an easier or smarter way. Get busy! This proverb is a commandment, not a suggestion. It is a promise, not a possibility. Bible believers trust this rule as much as any other verse. They are not intimidated by the task before them. They put their trust in God’s precious scriptures, and they get to work, today!
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Child training works! You can make your children great in the sight of God and men. If you do not train them, you should not have had them. Children not trained will default to the foolishness and sinfulness they were born with, which leads to their pain and trouble. Child training works! But you must get a vision of it right now. It takes wisdom and effort. It takes the instruction of God and Solomon found in this book of Proverbs. It must be done sooner than later, so do not procrastinate in any training that your children need. A properly trained child will fear God and live a wise and righteous life as an adult. An untrained child will not fear God or live a wise and righteous life as an adult.
Monday, April 28, 2014
One of the compromises witnessed today is parent allowing their children to mark or tattoo their bodies. Many of our youth today do not realize that they may be sorry in the future that they chose to put tattoos on their bodies. I know many people both young and old who have said to me that they wish they had not been ignorant when they were young, but now they must live with consequences of their action all through their lives. A small percentage of the people have the funds to remove it by laser. One of the dangers of tattoo is AIDS being transmitted through contaminated ink or dirty tattoo needles. If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable diseases could leave behind that virus or bacteria e.g AIDS Hepatitis etc has been traced to tattoo ink and needle contamination. Colossians 3:20………………….. Some young people are having them done in defiance and rebellion to their parent’s wishes because they want to be like their friends. They bring curses upon themselves as God said children should honour and obey their parents. Enormous ignorance, lack of discernment and knowledge in the things of God is the reason why so many people are deceived on this issue. Hosea 4:6a says…………….Many Christians are ice cream believers who have not been taught nor grounded in the word of God. Church leadership owe an apology to the youth of our today because many of them have failed in their responsibilities to speak out on the issues of the day and have allowed influences of the world to shape our society. Many Christian parents have failed in their responsibility as they have been too busy chasing money instead of raising their children in the nurture and admonition of God as commanded in the Bible. Ephesians 6:4……… The church should be warned on this subject of tattoo is that we have a generation of youth that love the Lord yet do not understand all of His way. Most youth have not seen true Christianity, great revival, a real cause to live and die for. It important that when the youth come to church with their tattoo, dress, music and old habits, we must not despise them nor look down on them but rather welcome and love them and gently teach them the ways of the Lord. We are called to love and pray for them and help them avoid making mistakes we have made in our own walk with the Lord. To bridge the generation gap, we need God’s grace, and also need to be true mother and fathers speaking the truth in love always. It is very important to pray fervently against any manner of evil or witchcraft, if you through ignorance, have received a tattoo or allowed your children to have one. Some people received tattoos before they are “born again” and after they are touched by the Lord, they wish they had never had done it.