Showing posts from April, 2013

Why Am I Still Alive?

"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure... Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?" (Job 3:20,21, 23)

I'd put this question to Nick Vujicic, to Joni Eareckson Tada, to Fanny Crosby, and to Annie Johnston Flint and, without any doubt, there'd be a pleasant service right now overflowing with the testimony of what God can do and has planned for each one of us despite the impossibilities that we face.... The very fact that we are alive is proof that God has a reason to keep us alive, a plan and a purpose He's busy about.. even if we aren't able to see that now!

The very fact that we are alive is proof that God has a reason to keep us alive, a plan and a purpose He's busy about.. even if we aren't able to see that now!

Preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2)

"Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction."

PREACH THE WORD, that's the primary ministry of a servant of God. All other things are only peripheral. Ministry of the word in prayer and proclamation is at the core of ministry.

Preaching implies (CAP)

COMMUNICATION of the Word with people. It is communication with people and so involves responsibility. The communication is personal and not impersonal. It aims at carrying God's message to the heart of the person through the power of the Holy Spirit.
ADDRESSING the issues that are relevant to the preaching. Addressing the question and need of the hour is ministry. Ministry is not a formality, but response to a need. One doesn't need to preach about atheism in a context where polytheism and not atheism is the biggest problem. Every age and area has its question that God's Word alone is capable to address. Jesus Christ is central …

Reasons to Rejoice


"Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!" (Phil.4:4)

We are called to rejoice IN THE LORD, not in circumstances. Happiness depends on happenings; but, we can rejoice in the Lord.

We'll look at 3 reasons, among many many more, to rejoice in the Lord.

We can rejoice because of DIVINE

When Gabriel met Mary in Luke 1:28, he greeted her saying, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Because of God's favor, Mary could say, "My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name." (46-49).

The favor of God protected, positioned, and promoted Joseph. God's favor in Christ Jesus is the reason why we can rejoice, because He doesn't treat us as we deserve but treats us as highly favored.

We can rejoice everyday again and…

If you're waiting for the traffic to clear, you'll never get home....

If you're waiting for the traffic to clear, you'll never get home.
"The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force." ~ Jesus (Matt 11:12)
Spiritual aggression is the courage to cut through the battle lines with confidence and strength that comes from the Holy Spirit within!

Slavery as Limited and Liberating in the OT (Deut.15:12-18)

People sometimes bemoan the fact that slavery was permitted in the Old Testament; but, what one needs not fail to recognize is that it was permitted for only a liberating purpose and with certain limitations. It was both limited and liberating.

Deuteronomy 15:12-18 underscores at least three laws about the practice of slavery:

1. It was to be VOLUNTARY.
The Law specifies, "If a fellow Hebrew, a man or a woman, sells himself.."
It was not to be a forced bond-labor. It had to be voluntary. When a person would be in so much debt that he couldn't pay it back anymore, he usually would prefer selling himself as a slave. In other cultures, such slavery would become permanent and for generations. But, the Bible didn't permit that, unless the servant voluntarily willed to remain with the master (16-17).

2. It was to be TEMPORARY.
It says that when one has served for 6 years, in the 7th year "you must let him go free."

Slavery couldn't spill over into the 7th y…

Vatican, Aliens, and LUCIFER (Excerpts)

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Messianic Vision with Sid Roth
Guests: Tom Horn and Cris Putnam

April 1-5, 2013 — Show 1846
Tom Horn and Cris Putnam unveil a 900 year-old prophecy buried in the library of the Vatican. It describes a series of 112 Popes. Now the 112th Pope has been elected. Will the prophecy concerning him come true? Is he the final Pope? Vatican says aliens could exist By David Willey
BBC News, Rome

Father Funes says the universe is so vast that other life forms may exist

The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.

Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.

Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.

The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.

The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article …