Love One Another

God has just told me today to teach on how to love our neighbour. God has never done this to me before. So I hope I can, through His Spirit show how I do it. I am still growing in this of course. But first I want to explain we often think of loving one another as having sweet and warm feelings about another. To my understanding of love, sometimes we don’t have nice feelings towards that person, but rather a true desire that they are out of pain for e.g. and we wish them well and not grudge them anything good. Sometimes there is a warm nice feeling, but usually that feelings is often to people you know well and they in turn love you. Loving your enemy is so much harder, because of our human nature wants to get back even with them. When I first started to learn to love my enemies I found it almost impossible. Of course God is not finish with me yet. As you know there are different degrees of love. To love like Jesus is infinite. So that we are growing to love more as we come closer to God.

One time I ask God ‘the saints must of hated people sins too, how did they manage to love them?’ God showed me they did, but they loved the person, despite of their sins. If I am finding it difficult, I think of them as when they first arrived in this world. As a baby we were all beautiful, loveable and just wanted to be loved in return. Then the world got to us. Christ teaches us how to handle it. But if you don’t have Jesus to guide you or refuse to let Jesus guide you, we respond by being angry with everybody, blaming everybody for what happened to us, general speaking. I have been there, where I couldn’t trust anybody. If somebody was kind to me, I wanted to know what the real reason for their act of kindness was.

When I can see everybody has been created beautifully and their meanness often comes from pain or ignorance or lack of help on how to deal with it, my heart softens. Also knowing God loves them passionately and wants them to know His love for them and save them, softens my heart even more towards them. Also knowing they could be converted in the future sometime, and become a better Christian than I am, humbles me. Praying for them and blessing them, doesn’t matter how hard it is also softens me and leads me into forgiving them. Praying for them does wonders if you put your whole heart into it. I am learning to let go of my pride just like everybody else, but if I do these things I get results.

I heard and explanation once from Jesus by another person and something similar by a saint explaining how precious we are and beautiful we really are. The explanation goes like this, a stature made of gold and dirt covered all over it. We can’t see the golden stature, but when it is washed we then can see the perfect gold stature. The dirt represents our sins that everybody sees, but underneath all that there is a beautiful image of God waiting to be seen. It wasn’t said in those exact words, but you get the picture. We are so beautiful to God that our sins are nothing if we ask God for forgiveness. He will wash our sins away with the blood of Jesus. So knowing that makes you want to do the right thing by people and God.

I have seen people that have changed dramatically after God has touched them and it gives me hope. I was told by God to treat your enemies with respect. That way they might have a chance to be saved. I am finding people I don’t click with, have warmed up to me by simply accepting them as they are without judging them. God has put it into my heart to give them a jar of jam that I made, and it has brought me closer to people I would not normally feel comfortable with.

So these are some ideas some people might like to try. Jesus teaches us in Matthew chapter five how we ought to treat one another. And it works. We just have to learn to swallow our pride and obey Him. Practices makes perfect. We always get rewarded by obeying Him.

God doesn’t have opinions – He is all knowing

We fail many times as children of God to believe in Gods’ wisdom. We should not rely on our own understanding as the bible teaches us. Many people including Christians believe even without knowing it, think they are wiser, smarter and more compassionate than God. You only have to look at the fruit they bear. We listen to too many so called experts that teach the opposite from what Jesus teaches. Many Christians share the same beliefs as the people of the world. So much so they look like people of the world. – they think, talk, act and dress like them, listen to the same corrupt music as they do and have the same morals too. They are no different. We are called as Christians to be in the world, but not of the world. There is something so different about people who take Gods’ words seriously and live by them.

Jesus warns that the people of the world are going to hate those who follow Him. Who truly follow Jesus will resemble Jesus. They will think, act and talk and do as Jesus does ,not what the world does. That doesn’t mean they won’t make mistakes and fall some times. The difference is they repent and mean it, quickly after a fall. They are always striving to be perfect as their Father in Heaven is perfect.

Man has opinions about what the bible is saying many times, and those opinions can change. The only thing you can do is to test every spirit and pray on it and ask God to reveal the truth to you. Look at the fruit it bears, does it bring you closer to God in all humility and love of God, or does it fill you with pride.

It doesn’t matter how anointed we are, we are not God, and when we rely on our own understanding we always get it wrong. We are made righteous only by His Spirit not ours. So we are incapable of any good thought without Gods’ Spirit aiding us. So how can we become wise without God. We need to know what Jesus teaches and apply it, and ignore and preach against what the world teaches. What is not of God is of the devil. We are either for or against Him. We either obey or disobey God.

The Confusion in Churches about Works

The Confusion in Churches about Works

Dear friends the confusion in the church about works is because we need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and give us revelation from the Holy Bible. Too many times we try to figure things out by our own understanding. We read a passage many times over again and not see what it is saying until God hits us with His light. Look at the way works is being presented as illegal in many churches. As if the Bible says so, which isn’t true. Jesus did works. He even said so in the book of John.

John 14:12. Verily, Verily, I say to you, he that believes on Me, the works, that I do, shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to My Father.

Jesus tells us upfront that we will do greater works than He did if we believe on Him. That is a straight forward message we hear over and over again without taking it in. Jesus is talking about works as a good thing. Works doesn’t get you saved, only by believing in Jesus and actually obeying Him. The only way to be a true believer is to obey His teachings.

There have been many reports on people entering heaven and they come back to life and share their experience there. One person I listen to, said that there are many people in heaven that don’t have a mansion. They live in the fields, because they didn’t do anything on earth that deserved to get a home. They are all happy in heaven, some more than others, depending on how well they served God on earth. This person was told there were seven things that were like bricks for your home in heaven to be built. They were, how many times you worshiped, praise, tithe, read the Bible, evangelise to another, praying to God and I am sorry, but I forgot the seventh one. But you can guess it was probably to do with doing good deeds or something similar.

Good deeds or works (another way of saying the same thing), doesn’t get you to heaven because it is written in the Bible our good deeds are like filthy rags to God. We get to heaven by believing in Jesus has paid the price for our sins on our behalf, then by following Him. Which is to obey Him. Good deeds or works makes way for our promotions in heaven. We get rewarded by doing good works that please God. We just can’t sit around and believe in Jesus and do nothing. We were made to work in my opinion. If we don’t busy ourselves in pleasing God, we turn to sin that leads us straight to hell.

Revelation 22:13. And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.

Another verse that we hear often, but don’t put two to two together. According to this verse we get rewarded for our works. So I hope this article helps people understand doing good deeds is the same as doing good works and we are expected to do them out of love for our Heavenly Father and one another.

God wants us to pray

God answers our prayers most powerfully depending on our faith, but also whatever agrees with His nature, His will. If we pray the Lords’ prayer, it has to be answered, because Jesus has taught it to us. So if we have a closer look at the Lords’ prayer, it begins to acknowledge our relationship with our Heavenly Father, unlike any father on earth. Our Father is so powerful, and we need to acknowledge to ourselves that God is able to answer our prayers. And is also willing to answer our prayers, if it gives Him glory. So we have to look closely at our motives behind our prayers. Are we praying from a humble, repented heart? Is our prayer free from selfishness? Are we willing for God to say no sometimes and trust Him that He has a better plan for us?

It is important to pray for other people besides ourselves. We can truly save people from the fires of hell, if we pray for them. Not many Christians do that. If they pray it is just to get themselves and their families out of trouble. We can do great mighty things through prayer. And we don’t even have to go outside of our homes to do it. Plus we be rewarded for it, for all eternity. There are many people you may want to help, but not in the position to do so, but your prayers can enter in.

Many people think it is more important to do works that help people hands on. But prayer is even more important, it is more versatile than what you can do. I remember once I watched a T.V. program discussing the difficulties of foster care. Many children are so disturbed they play up with their foster parents dramatically, because they can’t trust. I remember, light dawned on me as I was watching this program. I said to God that’s why we pray and God zoomed in with great joy and confirmed it. Sometimes it is only the power of prayer that can turn things around. Not because we are powerful, but because we win the Heart of God and He acts on our prayers, if they are from the heart. The deeper the prayer is from the heart, the purer it is. God wants more prayers said, so that the angels of God can do their mighty works.

I am surprise even to find so manty Christians, have forgotten God in their life. So much so they don’t even think of praying for their own needs to be met. Never alone their church, their county and all the peoples of the world that they could help by their prayers. We have to practise praying for Gods’ Kingdom to come and believe it will. We are all members of the body of Christ and we all have to do our bit. If we don’t, people suffer that otherwise wouldn’t have to, if we did our part. Whether it is physically hands on or praying for them. We are called to do both. It keeps us balanced. Those who are specially chosen for intercessory prayers, I believe are sadly misunderstood as wasting their time or over the top saying prayers. Prayers I believe is more important than works. For one thing it strengthens our relationship with God. You must be filled with the Holy Spirit of God before your good deeds resemble Christ. And you do that by having a loving relationship with God and living the life that pleases God.

Jesus use to prayer through the night and preach and do good works through the day. Jesus didn’t abandon a prayer life. And God told me that three hours a day is the minimum of hours for a prayer life. Not everybody is called to concentrate on a prayer life, but we are all called to pray for one another and worship God. The greater our relationship with God through prayers and acts of brotherly love, the greater our eternal reward will be.

You are His child, your prayers matter to God. Yes He will answer your prayers according to His Will. Find out what is His Will for you. Ask Him! if He doesn’t answer straight away, persevere with your prayer until He does. God does test your faith sometimes and your stamina. And if you past the test He will strengthen your faith and your perseverance even more so.

For those who need Deliverance

We all have a destiny to fulfil and Satan and his followers are doing their best to block out your destiny from eventuating. I have been watching and praying and declaring with Robert Clancy for deliverance on YouTube. I am intending to do it every day as long as it takes for me to be free of all my bondages. Christians are often embarrassed that they are in bondage. Thinking people may think that others will consider them as evil. We are all sinners it’s that simple. People who think they are not in bondage are probably the ones that need deliverance the most. The chains Satan puts on us are easily done. Prolong agony, fear, grief, worries etc. can open doors to strongholds that let Satan bind us.

I am no expert on this subject, but I sure would love to be free of fear of people and other things. I would love to be able to have the confidence to get into my car and just drive where ever I wish. There is so much fear in people’s lives, we need deliverance from it. And if you are like most people who belong to a church that doesn’t set the prisoners free or know anyone who can help you, I suggest to go to YouTube and go to the sites that will do deliverance on air. I find once is not enough for me. I get delivered a little each day. It might take years, but I want to be free of all bondages, so that I can help others find God and see them set free too.  We all have gifts to give others and it is not always money.

Not many Christians want to be transparent, because we are all expected to be strong or at least look like it. The truth of the matter is in our struggles that is where we learn to become compassionate to other people. We become more understanding and more able to help others with their difficulties, because we admit we have or had the same or similar trials that face them. We then can explain how we were delivered from them through believing in Jesus Christ. The internet can be used in a most positive way and help people who are isolated from true believing Christians and you can belong to their community as well.

We are victorious in Jesus alone, but if we solely look to the world for answers we will get into worse state than we are already in. Sometimes our healing comes slowly, because we need training on compassion, forgiveness, love or faith etc. We need to follow Jesus more closely and as we do this, we will receive blessings untold, by God. When I have stepped out in faith I have seen miracles happen in my life and you will too.

Run to God

How many times do we run to the world looking for comfort, truth and answers to our problems instead of running to God who comforts and gives us the right answers.

I ran to the world just recently. My beautiful dog had to be put down. I have had breakdowns in the past and doctors will tell you, you don’t ever fully recover from them, unless it is a miracle of God of course. But here I am at the vets trying to compose myself. After it, I went to the shops to buy cake to help me overcome the grief, which of course didn’t work. Then I turned to God. Long story short I imagine Mindy happy in heaven getting all the love and attention she wanted. I feel so sorry for people who believe once you are dead you are dead forever. Because for one thing it isn’t true. I like so many other people, have had relatives comforting me after their bodies died. It is one of my greatest comforts to know they are alive and far more alive and happy than we are. And that we will meet again.

I chose to stick to my routine as much as possible and I believe that helps, plus constantly believing she is so happy being in the presence of God for a whole eternity. I did get a vision however from God many years ago. I saw her swimming in love. Why I got the vision years ago and not now, I am not certain, but I think it was because God knew that one day I will have to do the brave thing and put her down.

If you have a love one that pass away and you are not sure you will meet again, because of their lifestyle or simply their unbelief in God, I heard two different prophets say after death there is a small window where the person can repent. So that many people who would otherwise not gone to heaven, do. And I remember a story of a saint who didn’t believe this person made it to heaven because of the life style she lived. She was rebuked by the person who had died. She said to the saint I was at hells gate and I repented and God forgave me. So when I past a cemetery I always pray for the dead just in case.

God then gave me a beautiful strong feeling of peace. People were upset for me and so I told one of them about the peace I received. And she thought it was so beautiful, because she knows how precious our pets are to us. So run to God and He does comfort us, but we have to help ourselves also. Choose to be happy for that person or pet. It’s good to have a good cry, it is healthy and helps with the healing.

You think the grief is never going to end. But if you call on God for healing and stay in your routine as much as possible, you will find strength and peace and healing. Remember they at home now and we are still on our journey there. Our beautiful home with Jesus and loves ones are waiting for us.

I really love animals and my own especially. Faith in God will turn things around. Sadness at first and then joy and peace follows, if we really believe in God. God will intervene. The world doesn’t have the answers or the power to do what only God can do. Don’t get me wrong the support we get from one another is so critical. We need each other. God works through us and we can make a difference. But we have to remember we lean on God first and then praise God for the people He sends to help us. It does take time to readjust, especially if it a person we are grieving over. Gods’ love is a consuming fire for each and every one of us. The more we believe the more we see God’s hand in our lives. I am still recovering. It has only been a week ago, but I am recovering with my Saviour in mind. I hope you will too. God will help us if we let Him.

Believe and be healed

Dear God please forgive me for the hurts I have caused others, may you heal their wounds that I brought on them and bless them with eternal life. Amen.

Many people who suffer traumas, quiet often will isolate themselves, because they now have difficulty trusting another. When they isolate themselves, the thoughts of their trauma goes round and round their heads, making it difficult for them to forgive and let go of their hurt. Then they have problems to communicate love to another. They may communicate their anger, their hurt and their lack of trust. So it is like a vicious circle. They then receive more unkindness from strangers who don’t understand.

I use to say to God that I feel like a three year old who has just come back from fighting a man’s war. I remember I had a vision from God. And what He showed me was me as a three year old in soldier’s uniform that came back from fighting a man’s war. I looked into my eyes and saw great hatred and God gave me the understanding, people saw that hatred as me hating them. But the truth was my eyes were saying look at all the hatred I received. God showed me how we judge one another so wrongly. Like I said it is a vicious circle. But God can get us out of it. By believing in His love and asking Him for the ability to love and forgive others.

I understand now if the same people were enlightened by the Holy Spirit what was the real reason seeing hatred in my eyes, I would have a different response. And probably would have been healed fairly quickly. So please don’t give up, keep praying for your healing and the ability to let go of the pain you are going through. And forgive those that hurt you. Forgiving is not easy for most of us, but Jesus is our healer and we need to put our trust in Him. The more we trust Him the quicker we will see results of loving our neighbor and our healing. Look through the Bible promises and stand on scripture that strengthens you daily. And you will see results if you persevere.

Trust the Word of God

Trust the Word of God

Matthew 7: 24-27.

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to be a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house; and it fell. And great was it fall.

The scripture tells us if we don’t build our house on the rock, which is Jesus, who is the Word made Flesh, it will fall the moment the big storm comes. I lost my faith once and I know that from experience. I let go of the rock, the Word of God. And instead placed my trust on my feelings. My house fell mightily, as the scripture tells us. It has taken such a long time to rebuild my spiritual house. What I learnt out of all this, is don’t rely on our feelings or our intellect, but trust the Word of God.

We don’t always think wisely, or know how to handle our circumstances well, but God does. Gods’ Word has been tried and tested well and truly. When we look at the Bible we see Israel at different times, thought they were wiser than God. God let them go their own way, in hope they will learn their false gods won’t save them. So that they will come back to Him. He is doing that right now. We sometimes have to learn the hard way that our Heavenly Father knows best. He loves us too bits and knows what is good for us and what will benefit us in the long run.

Gods’ Word is not about what is fashionable, but what is true. People disagree with parts of the Bible saying it is all right then, but times have change. That’s probably what the Israelites thought too, when they strayed from Gods’ Word. It is time now that the church comes back to Christ teaching and not the worlds. When we obey and believe in His Word, we become strong, because we no longer rely on ourselves, but by the Living God. Who gives us strength and wisdom and protection, through His Word.

We say we believe in the Word, but the moment a crisis comes, we will soon learn most of us rather believe in ourselves than God. And then we live in fear, because we know we aren’t strong enough and we soon learn, we don’t always have the right answers that will get us out of trouble. So all God wants us to do is obey and trust Him, and He will deliver us out of the crises. If we are called for things like martyrdom, we will be given the strength and wisdom to endure it to the end, if we stand on the Word of God and really believe it. Faith grows accordingly to how many times we use it. Just like our muscles. The more we use our muscles the stronger we become.

We have plenty of false gods that many people put their entire faith in, such as the New Age and scientist and so on. Some scientist are out to deceive for example the big bang theory. Which is of course a lot of nonsense, but people buy into it, because they don’t want to be answerable to God, which they are anyway.

The more we study the Word the deeper it goes and if we pray for revelation we will get it. God wants His children to be free of worries, but if we don’t believe in Him, we will never receive the peace that Jesus offers. God is our safe haven, we won’t find true peace anywhere but in being obedient to Gods’ Word. Even when enemies attack us there is a place in us that won’t be disturbed, because we put our complete trust in God.

Separation

I believe today more than any time in history the separation, of true believers and non-believers are becoming more noticeable than ever before. And I believe it will continue to be even more noticeable as time goes by. Lukewarm Christians will oppose the words of the Bible even more and will be very hostile to a true believer who preaches it. Remember Jesus tells us that our reward will be great to those who are persecuted and hated for His sake. True separation from people of the world is very uncomfortable. You don’t fit in and people judge you as being possess by a religious spirit, when in truth it is the other way round.

We can’t blend the words of the Bible with what the world teaches. It becomes for those who do it a water down Christianity without power. If we talk about heaven we must also talk about the existence of hell without over doing it, but with love. Not backing down from what is written in the Bible will create enemies. You are either for God or against Him.

2 Corinthians chapter six, is a reminder what true Christians are prepared to face for their love of God. True Christians can’t afford to be weak in this time of history, nor are they. God makes us strong and stronger as we obey Him. God loves us passionately and despises hypocrites which is what water down Christianity is. We don’t look the same, act the same, dress the same our speech is different from Christians who don’t take the lessons of the Bible serious enough. For example we don’t use the Lords name in vain, which so many Christians are doing right now and don’t realize just how serious it is in doing so. Many Lukewarm Christians, I believe don’t know what the Bible says or they wouldn’t be content at being Lukewarm. They would have a Holy fear of God that will keep them safe.

2 Corinthians 6:16. And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said “I will dwell in them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

A temple of holiness is what we are called to be, and the world is anything but holy. I understand we fall many times and have to be washed by the blood of Jesus many times a day. There is a remarkable difference how a true believer behaves, from those who are half-heartedly Christians that really live to please themselves and not God. We are taught by the world to pamper ourselves. Jesus and His disciples lived it rough and all the disciples except for John died for their faith. We must be prepared to strengthen our faith by means of prayer, fasting and studying the Bible and putting it into practise.

Christians have become weak in this society, because we don’t want to offend anybody, which is a good quality, but we need not offend God in the process. There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. We need to learn to discern Gods’ voice in every matter. Showing people the way by living as the Gospel teachers us, and that is a holy life with joy and love of God and our neighbour. Will save more people than trying to fit in with preaching what the world wants to hear. If we do that we just look like hypocrites and save no one.

Remember we are warriors and we fight by being imitators of Jesus Christ. We are powerfully heard in prayer. Fasting and obedience to God strengthens our prayers and our faith can move all kinds of mountains. The closer we are to God, the braver we become and holier and are willing to give up all for God and love all, whether people deserve it or not. We choose to follow Jesus all the way. Not let the world bully us to do it their way.

I apologize that what I write is hard, but it needs to be addressed. Too many Christians are being deceived and living as the world preaches and not how Jesus commands us to live. God truly loves us more than we can comprehend and His wisdom is beyond us. We need to follow Jesus, because He knows the way to please God our Father and enter heaven. Jesus is the way and the life, not the world which we live in for now.

Praising God

Praising God, not only is God extremely happy with us for doing it, we are strengthen by doing it also. Praising Him is the most powerful way of getting close to Him. Even if we don’t feel like praising Him, but do so anyway. God rewards us. I am trying to make the habit of saying “I love you” to Him throughout the day. It is a quick prayer and a reminder who I serve. Thanking Him for everything for me is the first step that leads me into praise and worship. It is hard to praise Him when you don’t feel like it. I envy King David’s praises. He has a very colourful way of praising Him. The Psalms is one of my most favourite book in the bible. It is very good and informative about how great our God is. And helps my imagination to look deeply at how much God truly loves us all. And that He will save those who love Him and protect those who acknowledge Him as Lord, is a promise in Psalms 91.

Learning not to take myself so seriously is an important lesson for me. I wonder if you have the same problem. I find praising God, miracles can happen, and there are times when God will manifest Himself to you. For example this morning during Holy Communion, I was praising the Bread of Life while eating Him, and I felt His presence within me so strongly. Another thing, if we can’t praise Him while we are going through a fairly good time, how much harder it will be during very challenging times. We are in the last of the last days and we are going to need courage and reassurance that God is in control of our lives, if we put our full trust in Him. Start getting into the habit of praising Him now and start declaring verses in the bible that strengthens you now, so when you are in a middle of a crises you are already in the habit of doing it. It will give you strength and stamina to fight the good fight to the end. If you have the gift of tongues, don’t waste that gift and speak it often. We need to be strong in the Lord in good times as well as in bad times. Praising God lifts your spirit, and declaring His promises strengthens your faith. And when your faith is strong you become a powerful child of God in Christ Jesus.