ACTS 17:28-For in him we live, and move, and have our being;.... For we are also his offspring.
Where is the God that made the heaven and the earth? Why do we not see him? Why is he far from us? Why has he abandoned man? These and many more are the questions many ask. Yes, though we read from the Scriptures that God dwells in unapproachable lights (1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.) , We know too the Holy Bible also states concerning Him- Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool... And again ( Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
Truly God is not far from us, and he is ready to HELP us overcome every issue of life. He says ( Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? But to find Him we don't need to travel to Jupiter or to Mars or any other galaxy for He is not far from us. But when we make up our mind to seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him ( Heb. 11:6). How then can we seek him? John 14:6 says (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.) Yes when you seek God, not through any other name or religion but through His son JESUS CHRIST you'll truly find Him.
GOD CREATED ALL THINGS..INCLUDING MAN
Adam was absolutely the first man whom God created. He was formed out of the dust of the earth (and hence his name), and God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and gave him dominion over all the lower creatures (Ge 1:26; 2:7). He was placed after his creation in the Garden of Eden, to cultivate it, and to enjoy its fruits under this one prohibition: "Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die."
The first recorded act of Adam was his giving names to the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, which God brought to him for this end. Thereafter the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon him, and while in an unconscious state took one of his ribs, and closed up his flesh again; and of this rib he made a woman, whom he presented to him when he awoke. Adam received her as his wife, and said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." He called her Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
Being induced by the tempter in the form of a serpent to eat the forbidden fruit, Eve persuaded Adam, and he also did eat. Thus man fell, and brought upon himself and his posterity all the sad consequences of his transgression. The narrative of the Fall comprehends in it the great promise of a Deliverer (Ge 3:15), the "first gospel" message to man. They were expelled from Eden, and at the east of the garden God placed a flame, which turned every way, to prevent access to the tree of life (Ge 3:1-24) Thus man lost the paradise.
But at the fullness of time God sent his Son- JESUS Christ - to come and restore back the Kingdom, So 1 Corinthians 15:22 says For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive..
But there shall be judgement. Revelation 20:6 says; Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.,,,and forever and ever. Amen!
Be ready; THE KING COMETH
John 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. Judges 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Acts 8:29-30 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. Acts 16:25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
TRIBUTES TO THE BIBLE:
It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.” Horace Greeley
The existence of the Bible is a book for the people. It’s the greatest benefit the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.” Immanuel Kant
“I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.” Abraham Linco
“The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the poor and the oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.” Thomas Huxl
“The Bible is no mere book, but it’s a living creature with a power that conquers all who oppose it.” Napoleon
“The Bible is…as necessary to spiritual life as breath is to natural life. There is nothing more essential to our lives than the Word of God.” Jack Hayford
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” George Washingtonhout
When we talk about destiny, we talk about what it is we are designed to become. What God expects of us to become. That's why Jeremiah 1 vs 5 says ‘before I formed you in the belle, I knew you and before you came out of the womb, I sanctified thee and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations’. The amplified version of that verse says,‘before I formed you in the womb, I knew and I have thought of you as my chosen instruments’.
So for every one of us while we were in our mother’s womb, the Lord had written a plan concerning our lives already. He had determined what it was that we were going to become. Some years ago there was a lady in one of our parishes, a medical doctor and she was trusting God for the fruit of the womb. She came to our church at that time and we
AText: Psalm 55 v 4-14
In this Psalm of David if you are not careful you could easily get confused. David Started in verse 4 by saying his heart is in pain, It is pained within me , and the terror of death has fallen upon me , fear and tremble has fallen upon me and horror has overwhelmed me and David said oh that I have wings like a dove, for then will I fly away and be at rest , lo then will I wonder far off in the wilderness and I will hasten my escape from the windy storm and the tempest. Verse 9 say destroy oh lord and divide their tongue for I have seen violence and strife in the city day and night, they go on thereof mischief and s orrow in the midst of it, wickedness are the midst therefore deceit and guile depart not from their midst, for it was not an enemy that reproach me
John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
2 Timothy 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
1 Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Most of the evil happening in the world today are as a result of man’s erroneous belief that death is the end of all things – the "man die go" theory. As a result many deviate to every available negative means – lying, stealing, robbery, cheating, duping, killing, prostitution etc to get wealth
REFLECTING, the other day, upon the sad state of the churches at the present time, I was led to
look back to apostolic times, and to consider wherein the preaching of the present day differed from the
preaching of the apostles. I remarked the vast difference in their style from the set and formal oratory of
the present age; I remarked that the apostles did not take a text when they preached, nor did they confine
themselves to one subject, much less to any place of worship, but I find that they stood up in any place,
and declared from the fullness of their heart what they knew of Jesus Christ. But the main difference I
observed was in the subjects of their preaching. I was surprised when I discovered that the very staple of
the preaching of the apostles was the resurrection of the
TEXT: Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit: serving the Lord
READ: Proverbs 24: 30-34
God intends for his children to prosper and have good success. 3 John 2 says: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. This is Gods express will. For some Christians, however, what robs them of Gods prosperity is not the devil but themselves. The avenue of such loss is slothfulness. God is a very hardworking God. When he was introduced to the world in Genesis 1, we saw him working for six days and latter resting on the seventh. God is still working. Jesus says: My Father worketh and I work. I must do the will of him who sent me while it is day: for the night cometh when no man can work. So we see Jesus also is very hardworking..