The Enjoyment of Correct Thoughts.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remember without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of our God and our Father.

Most of the time we think that our problems pressing us down, but what we do not know is that, it is not the problem that makes us suffer but how we process our thoughts. The truth is, we must have correct thoughts for us to maintain ourselves inside God’s presence, and it should be Gospel thoughts. This will lead us to start praying. How important is this thoughts and how can we be able to enjoy this?

  1. Deep Meditation of Gospel.

We must enjoy the Gospel to the fullest in order to overcome problems and to be able to enjoy life within God’s presence. What we must start first is to make the Gospel our own and let the Gospel grow within us. If we are able to do this spiritual healing will now take place. And we can be challenged to relay the Gospel with the people around us.

We have to remember to keep this thoughts of the Gospel within our convenient time and start prayer. We will then discover our purpose in God’s work. We will receive God’s guidance to make his word fulfilled in us.

  1. Keep the moment of Prayer.

After meditating the word and the Gospel, moment of prayer should now be starting. If there are things we are anxious about, we have to discard that from our mind and turnover it to God. We can do that if we pray for the strength that is coming from the filling of the Holy Spirit. This is why we have to keep a moment of prayer in a continuous manner. We have to take the courage to pray without being confused with our worries in life.

  1. The Enjoyment of Answer.

The moment of prayer answer is not about what we received but about the moment of being together with God in prayer. This is why even the people who were called by enjoyed every moment even with problems.

Making the Word Alive in Us.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

 

As the bible tells us, that the Word of God is living and active we find it difficult to experience the word being alive in us. And since we cannot find the word of God working realistically within our lives from our attitude towards our circumstances, we tend to move according to our own experiences. Also as the urgency of answer for our problems faced us, we automatically trust our instinct and look for the immediate answers without praying. This is the problem of many people and also believers that led them to not to pray and losing faith eventually. How then can we be able to look out for ourselves when this similar moment come?

  1. The Power of God’s Word.

We should first find and discover the power of God’s Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the word was God (John 1:1). All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made (John 1:3). John testified how powerful God’s word is. And by this testimony John showed a great faith. He saw God’s covenant being fulfilled when Jesus came to him to be baptized by him, and watched God sending down the Holy Spirit for Jesus.

Jesus is the manifestation of God’s Word in this world (John 1:14), but the world cannot understand it. (John 1:5). Therefore, we have to look only to Jesus who is the Christ, who solved our spiritual problem that even the intellectuals, technologies, philosophy, the cultures and even religions cannot solve. This is the truth and power of the Word of God we need to discover.

  1. The Word being Alive.

The ever-living word of God should be observed within us and should be manifest on the things that we do. This is a time where we should reflect within ourselves on how we can make the Word alive in us. Take the Gospel of Christ as answer to us, we will then find ourselves entering into God’s presence and we will then realized more urgent prayer topics then will be able to restore prayer.

Jesus who is the true Prophet restored us back to the blessing of being with God, Jesus being the true Priest made us free from the sin and shame. Jesus who resurrected gave us the authority to put Satan under our feet. If we live this blessed life we will then discover that God is the one working in our lives to fulfill his great mission.

  1. Relaying the Word.

It does not matter if you are a pastor, a teacher, lay leader or anyone as long as you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have to definitely be relaying God’s word. First thing that you will observe from those people who are living in God’s word is that they are able to relay the Word of God without even forcing themselves to do it. They share God’s word spontaneously and with enjoyment.

Evangelism should not be done by force, but sharing the word of God and the Gospel is urgently needed now. Therefore, we as person who have the Gospel have to pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit to receive God’s guidance to change people’s lives through the Gospel.

We on our own cannot make the Gospel manifested in us, but through prayer we can be guided by God through the Holy Spirit being with us in every way.

 

Let us grab and hold on to the Gospel and let the Gospel change us momentarily by keeping ourselves inside God’s presence.

Prayer that the children of God must enjoy.

John 20:30 – 31

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that by believing ye might have life through his name.

 

Prayer is a mystery given to us to enjoy the Gospel. But, there are only few people who are able to pray and only fewer who can pray correctly. This is why most of people cannot find prayer enjoyable. This is why they chose to do other things. What must we do to enjoy this?

 

  1. The Gospel-inspired Prayer.

Our prayers should be inspired and should be Gospel based. It should include the confession of our faith and Christ being the center of it. John 20:31 says that only through Jesus’ name we can find life. Sufferings will come but if we who knows this truth will pray, we can withstand through with victory.

Also, most of the times we thought that our prayer is already lined in the Gospel but as we pray on we find that, that prayer is centered only on ourselves. This is why we have to always connect ourselves to the word and then meditate and pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. The Gospel-centered Prayer Topics.

It is important for us to have prayer topics that is centered on the Gospel. One of the main reason why we cannot enjoy prayer is because we lack of prayer topics that is centered on the Gospel. This will later result to discouragement and lead us to not to continue praying. So therefore, understanding the Gospel is essential to us who are saved to be used by God to also save others. This is why John made the confession of “these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that by believing you might have life through His name.”

 

  1. Receive Gospel-related Prayer answers.

As children of God, receiving answers to prayers is a normal thing. But receiving Gospel related answers is so special and that this kind of answer is the best answer we can ever have. Remember that prayer connects us to God through Christ and that true answer to prayer is when someone realized and accepted the Gospel.

 

We have to start to meditate on what kind of prayer we are praying.

Changing of Roots through Prayer

Romans 16:25 – 26

25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

An important reminder for us is that, when the Gospel is already imprinted in our hearts it cannot be easily erased. If a tree had taken its roots down the soil surely it will be hard for someone to uproot it. It will take a lot of strength and time to be able to take it from its ground. The same with anything that had taken roots in our hearts, especially our nature if it is already imprinted in us, whatever you do, it cannot be erased easily.

Change is essential when it comes to dealing about our everyday life. We have to know that in order to continue our life through the constant changes of problems and circumstances, we have to change the roots of our life for the better. And we can only do this through prayer.

Since we accepted Jesus as Christ in our lives, we became children of God. The changes in our roots is important and necessary but not in an instant. We can and we will change if we let the Gospel take the roots of our past and take the place in our hearts. This can happen if we remain to live inside God’s presence.

  1. Gospel Changes our Roots  Spiritual Healing.

Spiritual Healing is necessary. Nothing else can heal us. We are all became Spiritually Weak and ill. We need absolute healing through God. The filling of the Holy Spirit is the only one can Heals our minds, our heart and physical body. Prayer should be imprinted to us for us to have spiritual healing.

  1. Gospel changes our Old Roots from which we are bound to be.

Without us being aware of it we will be seized by spiritual problem that has flowed to our lives. All people have spiritual problem (Genesis 3:15). The woman’s offspring will crush the head of Satan. If we are holding on the Gospel our old roots will change. Jesus became the Christ to solve our spiritual problem.

  1. Gospel changes our Personal Roots that surely leads to failure.

Prayer should come from your heart. There is destruction that even the intellectual of the world cannot solve. Those who are unable to see this roots will be bound to failure. This is why we have to share the Gospel and change the roots of destruction.

Start a prayer that takes roots. Roots that can change our spiritual scars to a blessed spiritual life.

God bless us.

Only through Christ, We can Stand Righteous in God

Ephesians 2:1 – 9

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Where in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the world, according to the prince of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all has our conversation in times past in the lust of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye saved;) 6 and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 that in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We being inside the presence of God is a privilege. It is an opportunity to be use by God in every works, he wants to fulfill through us. While some of us receives power upon entering God’s presence, there are some who are afraid or maybe ashamed to be in the presence of God.

Whenever you think that you are not worthy in the presence of God, take a stop to think about those people who were used by God for His purpose. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, Elijah, and many other people who were chosen by God. They were used greatly by God in His purpose and will; for His plan to be fulfilled. But if we can recall their stories, all of them failed, but still God made them righteous to fulfil every plan that He assigned to them. They were like us, never greater; never less. But what made them different that God set them apart and started conquering their limitations and even beyond?

  1. The more they were in the state of sin, they crave to go to God

God provided us answers, and the way to meet Him, to be reconciled with God. God is ready to forgive us no matter what happens, even if you committed the worst sin you could ever imagine. God can change your state of sin to Christ’s eternal life. This will happen only if we can reach out also to God.  God is there, now it is your decision and your choice to go to Him.

Those people of God in the bible were used mightily by God because they truly have the heart to go to God and let God do the rest. They were only instruments who were humble and willing to follow whatever God had commanded for them to do.

Our problems molds us, teaches us and transform our attitudes towards life. This is what also God is showing us, He wants us to see His great power and How God can turn impossibilities to capabilities. Always remember that God is allowing these things for you to be aware that CHRIST is always with You, every step of your way through it.

  1. 2They realize that it is the grace of God that saved them. 

It is the Grace of God through Christ that we were all saved. For that reason, no one should boast. There may be times that we boast about how we compare ourselves seeing others falling into the temptations and schemes of Satan, thinking that we are righteous in God’s sight but actually that it is not. This kind of attitude brought Jesus of condemning the Pharisees of being self-righteous and hypocrites.

So, we have to remember that we are God’s chosen people and we are the ones who will help those who were lost to be righteous in God sight and that can only be possible through Jesus being the Christ.

Also, we do not have to suffer to be righteous in God’s presence because it is God who can make us righteous through Christ. We cannot do it, but our God can do it for us if come to Him in Jesus’ name.

Be thankful that Christ died to solve our Original Sin. Our righteousness lies in Christ being in the flesh, suffered and died; made it complete through His resurrection to give life to those who are willing to believe and accept him.

 

Let us not be tempted to go outside God’s will and plan. We will still experience trials or problems and accept that we may fall to temptations and will be discouraged. But do not faint. God is always there to accept us. He is there for us and will always be there for us. God will never take away His salvation given to His children.

The True Problem of Mankind

John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

We experience different problems every day, it could be a problem from our family, problem in our workplace, problems with our relationship with other people, friends or with those special to us. There are problems that seems to not to go away, and there are problems that can be solved easily because we learned already how to deal with problems of those kinds. If we put all together, whether easily solved or not, problems keeps on coming and it brings about great discouragements. How can we be able to solve these problems?

Mankind was separated from God because of Satan’s deception. We became sinners and live a life without believing in God. We suffered spiritually and experienced many physical illnesses because we are controlled by Satan.

God is Spirit (Matthew 4:24) and God created us in His own image (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, we are ought to live in God’s presence. But when the first man choose to disobey, the spirit of God which is the image of God died (Ephesians 2:1). This cause mankind to experience more and more sufferings which we cannot solve.

In the absence of God’s spirit in people’s lives they became captured and enslaved by Satan. Those who are outside God’s presence is always at risk of being tempted and will surely fall to Satan’s deception. This is the true problem of man. Also, having a lot of money, intelligence, worldly pleasures and even religions cannot solve this problem. God is aware that we cannot solve this spiritual problem on our own.

Because of His great love for us, God sent Jesus being the Christ to solve this root of all problems. Jesus made His way here on earth through His incarnation and testified about the Kingdom of God. He presented himself as the great sacrifice that no one is able to fulfil since we are all sinners. He took our sins and finished it all by dying on the cross. Christ being the true King crushed the head of Satan by giving us assurance of eternal life when He arose from the dead after three days.

God sent His Son not to condemn the world but to save the world through Him (John 3:17). And that those people who will believe in Him will have life eternal through God’s grace in Jesus’s name.

The true problem of mankind can be solved only through Christ. There is nothing and no one can stop the Gospel.

Help save those people experiencing great sufferings in their lives by sharing the Gospel and making them disciples of Christ. It is our work given by Christ right before He ascended unto heaven. Make ourselves powerful by being filled with the Holy Spirit which Christ had given us to continue this work of sharing the Gospel.

God bless us and Let us proclaim Jesus as the Christ.

Correct Start

John 14:15 – 17

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray for the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it  seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

Start is the base of all things. It is essential to have good start to get a good and better result in everything. If we can start correctly we can have correct results in the future. This is important for us to know, that starting on the faith with correct foundation is the best. How then can we start the foundation of our faith correctly?

  1. Faith founded in Christ.

A person who builds his house on the rock will always be intact. When the storm comes it will stand on its foundation. Like this, if a person stands on the faith with its foundation in Christ it will be unmovable.

Many people understands life like, “problems should be solved”. Because of this, people focused their life in solving their problems. They care nothing more than themselves and important things of their lives. If this kind of person can realize that he/she is not living in this world for his/her own self interests and that he/she need the ever living God. That person will eventually think differently.

  1. Christ-centered continuing Faith.

Our faith must continue and still be centered to God and in Christ. Many of the believers nowadays experience faith being insufficient this is why they do not enjoy life of an evangelist. There are things we must consider in order to begin this faith.

First, we have to cover our spirit with the strength that comes from the Gospel. Second, we have to begin praying for the Kingdom of God. We have to pray for specific prayer topics that is prioritizing God’s work. In this prayer we should be receiving God’s guidance and the filling of the Holy Spirit for us to be able to overcome even through experiencing difficult times.

Then, the enjoyment of Gospel in our lives will start to take place. Let us not be frightened of the problems but be courageous about God being with you. True happiness will come in all things that we do.

  1. Enjoyment of Prayer.

Prayer needs to be enjoyed in our lives. To enjoy it we do not have to be burdened by it. To enjoy prayer we only have to take it as important work for us. Through viewing it like this we can understand God’s work, His time schedule and all His plans.

Prayer connects us to God to all things that we do. We have to see God’s guidance all throughout our lives for us to be victorious in all things also. God as our creator knows us better than we know Him. This is why we have to continue our devoting ourselves to prayer, since prayer is the source of our spiritual strength. Enjoying prayer can bring us true happiness even through problems.
This should be done to be able have start in all things correctly. As many people who were called by God set the examples, entrusting everything in God’s control will make everything done beautifully and perfectly.

God bless us.

Save the World Through Jesus

John 3:17

For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

Jesus came here on earth not to condemn everyone but to help the each of us to be reconciled with God through him. Since Christ is the only way, the truth and the life He alone can save us from all our sins. All of us were in the verge of death, in the certainty of suffering inside Satan’s hands because of Original Sin. Spiritual state being dead because of our transgressions and sins could lead to destruction. But only through Jesus being the Christ we can be set free from the bondage of sin and death. We have received eternal life and became children of God since we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
In regards to sin, because men do not believe Jesus being the Christ (John 16:9). With this very reason many have been in suffering with their corrupted spiritual state, a problem that can also be inherited on by their children and the next generations after them.
Many people have tried to do religious acts. They had been to many different beliefs just to solve the spiritual problem that brings emptiness in their hearts. They were led to get drunk, smoking and even abused drugs but was still not satisfied and finally found out that life is just like an empty place. Chances are they likely to commit suicide choose death.
God knows about mankind’s sufferings even from the very beginning when first man fell into sin. Also, He knows that we cannot solve it on our own because it is spiritual, where mankind since separated from God were not aware of this.
So we also are not aware of it until God showed His love upon us. While mankind’s is still in sin He provided the only answer, the woman’s offspring, the Christ to solve this spiritual problem. No one can block this truth even Satan and his followers.
Jesus who is the only Christ solve this through his incarnation; being in the flesh He taught us that He is the only and true way to meet God. He also presented himself as the lamb coming from God to end our sin problem by dying on the cross. Jesus became the offering instead of us, redeeming our sins and finished it once and for all. Three days after He resurrected. By conquering death He gave us the assurance that there is eternal life in Him.
Many people find this words as religion but it is not. They find it as some kind of history but it more than that. People became immune to people who shares the word of God in a religious way. This is why, in this age many people are not interested about God. They see this as an insult, discouragement, hypocrisy and unbelievable.
God did not allow people to not to believe but Satan who is now the king of this age have blinded the minds of people (2 Corinthians 4:4). They eventually refuse to the teachings and ignore God’s calling.
We have to equip ourselves in prayer, we only have to continue sharing God’s word no matter what happens. Even people do not want to listen any more. It is our privilege to share Gospel. Instead of making excuses, we have to share the word of God in season and out of season so that works of Satan will crumble down in all the places we will go.
God bless us.

Show Love, Not Just Offer Sacrifices

Hosea 6:6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

 

In the Old Testament, God wanted offerings to be blameless, spotless, and pure and must be done on His method accordingly. God is so very strict when it comes to doing and preparing offerings to Him.

We are all ought to give thanks to God because of the things He gave us and for forgiving us our sins. And it is God who gave us the way to meet Him. This is not through our actions and works but through His grace that we received this gift.

Many people believed that to offer something for the Lord is enough. But they do not know the true requirement of God. Our life should depend on God’s will since we all came from Him being our creator. But we have to know that our God is full of mercy and love that He does not need any offerings without our heart being full of humbleness with love and compassion.

God accepts offerings only if the person knows Him clearly. Let us set the example of Abel’s offering over Cain’s.

Both Cain and Abel had their offerings, Cain offered a portion of his crops while Abel offered a livestock. But God did not accepted Cain’s offering. Why? Because Cain do not know the Heart of God. He does not know who God really is. While, Abel offered one of healthy and pure lamb. Abel knew that God will be favored in this kind of offering. Because of this Cain got angry and deceived his brother and killed him.

  1. External Calling

God did not accept Cain’s offering because he does not know God personally, Cain only knew God as someone to be worshipped, someone to be thankful to because they are taught about it by their parents. He only knew God at an external views and without any intimate relationship with Him.

If a person only knew God in this point of view, that person will surely suffer and will not receive answers to prayer.

  1. Internal Calling

The sons of Adam were both taught about the things of God. But in compare to Cain, Abel got an internal calling. Abel made an innate relationship with God. This is why his offering were accepted by God. Also, he knew that the covenant of the Lord to crush the head of Satan is through the Woman’s offspring, the son of a virgin. He knew that God’s forgiveness is only through a blood sacrifice.

If Cain knows about the things of God, he would probably exchange his crops for any of Abel’s livestock. Since Cain only knows God in an informative view, he resented and his actions ended up to killing his brother Abel.

  1. What Should we Do.

We, in this age filled of Satan’s schemes and was ruled by the culture of the darkness must share love through the Gospel. And In order to do this, we have to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to the Lord, Holy and acceptable to Him because it is our reasonable service. Romans 12:1

Keeping ourselves in the Gospel is hard, but let the Gospel take its roots in us for us to continue enjoying our life as an offering to the Lord. Worship has to be restored in us in all that we do. No matter the circumstances may be, we must carry the messages of God and the Gospel to help guide other people to find God’s presence.

Let us have this day as a day offered to God. God bless everyone.

Evangelism, The Heartbeat of God

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

The sole purpose why God has called us is to make His will fulfilled through us. All of God’s chosen people and every single believer of Christ should live proclaiming His Word, and together they are being prepared to share the Gospel, that Jesus is the Christ. We are destined and called long before we are born to be in His presence and to do His will. Many people do not see this truth and in reality most Christian do not do evangelism.

The title of being an evangelist is not just for pastors, teachers, deacons or elders of the church. But being an evangelist is a title for everyone who accepted the faith and salvation through the grace given by God through the Lord Jesus who is the only Christ. And we do not have to be ashamed about it.

Evangelism is the closest work to God. It is His words and His will being put to action to unite all people, all races, all nations with the same faith. Jesus did this work, all the time by teaching about the Kingdom of God. He never stopped but continued this work until He was arrested, beaten, hanged on the cross and died. After three days He rose again and preached and testified that the Kingdom of God was restored through Him.

Jesus Christ was aware that evangelism is the only work closest to God and that evangelism is what the people need to solve their spiritual problems. This is why He had given us the opportunity to do this work after Him. Also, He promised us not to be afraid but take courage because He will always be with us till the very ends of the age. Matthew 28:19 – 20

Since many believers do not see this as important thing for their lives, most of mankind are still in sufferings and still in slavery of Satan. Many people cannot find true happiness because only few are guiding people to the truth.

As a chosen people for this generation, people of God must learn to live inside His presence no matter the situation may be. We do not have to be discouraged but pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit to receive strength.

We have to do evangelism to make the Gospel be known to everyone. That they may have Jesus as Christ, the true solution to the roots of all problems.

Remember that one person shared to you the Gospel and that is why you believed and had faith. You are now enjoying this faith, the identity of being a child of God, the moments of being with God, the strength from the Holy Spirit and the eternal life given through Christ. You received this blessings because someone shared to you the Gospel.

Why then, we are not sharing this Gospel of Christ to others? God had blessed us because He used someone to share the word to you. And now, God is allowing you to be the blessing for others. He is making His heart filled with joy because you are sharing the Gospel for Him. And also, like the others whom God used to evangelize and lives that He still using to share His word, You also will be use to be a blessing for someone whom God prepared to listen to the Gospel and His word.

We have to be reminded that we are not called just to be listeners of the Gospel but as doers of it too. We have to help each other to win souls for Christ and explaning them, making them understand that Jesus is the Christ in the most effective way we can do. And again, we are not doing it because are told to do so, but we are doing it because it is our privilege and our life long mission.

Let us all make disciples of all nations being in one heart and mind through Christ’s sufficient grace.