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As a pastor and teacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I believe that the Gospel alone is the hope of the world (Romans 1:16). This being the case, I do not think that social justice or social engineering will ever fix the woes (a.k.a. the effects of sin) of our world.
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Unless the heart of a man is changed, his actions will never permanently follow suit. We may be able to reform even the vilest of sinners toward good deeds, but it will only last for a time.
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Human history has proved over and over that we return to our sin. That said, I still believe social issues are important. I believe we are called to co-labor with God in Justice.
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However, we cannot get the cart before the horse. Even if we were to propose great social transformation, we must proclaim the God behind such a change and offer an invitation to surrender to his Lordship. Otherwise, no transforming change will ever fully take root.
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Life is a bit rocky sometimes and I am currently in a small state of uncertainty if I made the right decision to turn down a job offer I deem shady.

But I can’t run my life according to my feelings. I have to have faith in my decisions.


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I read Matthew 27:25-31 for today. I found it hard to understand but I have one important point to get from this scripture.

But before I get to that point

Matthew 27:25

All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”

All of us are covered by the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins. All men voluntarily asked to be responsible for Jesus’ death and forgiveness. God really used our weakness of emotion to save us.

From Matthew 27: 26-31

26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him

We get a detailed account of Jesus’ abuse and its escalation. He was flogged (which is being beaten up by a leather whip with bone and lead attached to the ends). He was further wounded to the head and was mocked.

This are all just abuse, emotional and physical.

It shows Jesus’ love for us. Don’t focus on how my family and friends and country to love me enough to suffer for me. They won’t take such a beating.

Also, if there are instances where I have been verbally abused and I think no one understands, I read this scripture again. Jesus felt all the pain and all the weariness in these moments. He can relate to how I feel. I pray for support, pray for comfort and not give up.

The world wouldn’t have a saviour if Jesus lost his identity as son of God during all these instances of abuse. It is important to keep the faith so that God can do miracles. Like placing me in a place that I can seek God daily with his people.

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Don’t Stop Seeking

Not sure how many of you are feeling this same way, but I wanted to encourage myself and any of you today. This haft a year of absolute crazyness has made it hard for me to filter through earthly voices, my own included, and hear God’s voice. I have not always tried my hardes to see if there is truth in what I see and hear. However, the times that I have, there has been small realizations and comfort from connecting with God. We have thr promise of hearing from God if we earnestly seek him. That result may take longer or be smaller than we may hope, but there is purpose in what They have given to us at that time.

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As Christians, we are called to judge rightly. I believe we can discern people’s allegiance by the fruit their lives bear. I also believe that assessing the motives of a human heart requires wisdom, patience, humility, and the Spirit of God. But nine times out of ten, assessing motives is something we fail at miserably.
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Scripture is clear that man judges by the outward appearance, but God knows the heart. Most of us learned this in Sunday school as a way to not judge the appearance, dress, or look of another classmate, but the Bible is not so much concerned with our childish views.
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Instead, God is concerned about pointing us to the reality that we have limited sight, but he sees all. If we would remain humble in this truth, it would transform how the world works. However, as I said before, lasting transformation can only come from submission to King Jesus.
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After Pentecost, and throughout Christian history (especially in the first few years of Christian history), the Church celebrated the Day of Pentecost, but not in the way some celebrate it today.
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They did not celebrate it by way of coming back, waiting, and expecting God to pour out his Spirit. They were not approaching it as an opportunity for their own Pentecostal moment.
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That is simply not what we see in the pages of Scripture. The Church would celebrate and rejoice in these moments, but God had been pouring out his Spirit continually throughout the Book of Acts. They had no concept of celebrating this moment as a moment of refilling.
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The Celebration of Inauguration
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We see from Acts 2 to Acts 4 that those who were filled on Pentecost were filled again, but guess what? God had not waited a year to do it. What the early Church celebrated, and what continues to be celebrated by the far majority of Christians throughout Christian history, is the inauguration of the Kingdom.
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I just got out from the bible discussion and I am CONVICTED about boredom.

In short it speaks about John 10:10

The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

A full life is not a happy life, it is not a sad life, it is not a bored life, it is not an exciting life. It is all of those, all the emotions that you can feel and express.

and being bored all the time means that I am losing all the opportunity to do good. Boredom causes us to not do good and leads to us being weary

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not become weary in doing good,for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers

Not doing good and being bored is a symptom of being a hired hand because the heart is not invested in its purpose. He just dont care


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John 10:11 13

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep

I wonder if I have really took the time out to care for people’s spiritual health during this pandemic. I do not wish to be like the hired hand that lost the sheep to wolves because I did not care.

This is a lovely lesson from Luke which I have condensed.

DM to show that you care for the lost and you don’t wish to be bored anymore!

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Gospel According to

St Matthew 16:24-26

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life?”

Here we see Jesus telling his disciples, us included, that they need to take up their crosses to follow him. What is our cross? It’s clear that in order to follow Jesus we also need to suffer. We each have our own cross to bear, given to us by the Lord. Our crosses are all unique to us. What is common among all of our crosses is that we bear them for the same reason that Jesus bore his cross, for love. We need to suffer for love, whether for the love others or God, but as we know love of others also shows love for God. This cross is the path laid out for us, and when we become confused on what we must do, we have to ask what is love. Is it love to only benefit ourselves, or to ignore others due to fear? Real love takes courage, is suffering, and always has truth. It is never dismissive, and it is never love to have a “live and let live” attitude when the other person commits great evils. Love is also placing the needs of others over ourselves. How many of us ignore the needs of others for our own comforts? This cannot be love. “Self-love” isn’t real love because it’s only goal is to avoid suffering, and it has no love for others or God. We need to walk on the path of love, the path of courage and suffering, the path of the cross.

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Missing the Lord like crazy now even though I’ve been fulfilling most of my day with worship, podcasts, and His Word through messages. There’s so many things He has done for me that I didn’t understand before, but through His grace saved me (Eph. 2:8) and unlocked the Spirit inside me and pulled me out this world by abiding in Him.

His love is everlasting and abundant that makes me tear up inside while typing down. It’s 04:25 right now and just seeing the brokenness of this world and relying on Him is the only thing that’s good that’s in this world that’s not a part of it. I pray that every person in this world would see the wonderful things He can do by changing a person by living in Him.

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PSLAM 83 CHAPTER-[Psalm of Asaph-[Levi=1 chronicles 6:31-39]- Nations against isreal Asap prayer against our enemies at the time.

Psalm 83

83 Keep not thou silence, →O God←: hold not thy peace, and be not still, →O God←.

2 For, lo, →thine enemies← make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.[tumult=uproar]

3 They have taken crafty counsel against →thy people←, and consulted against →thy →hidden ones.-[consulted=conspire=plan],[ELECT]

4 →They have said, Come, and →let us← cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5 For→ they have →consulted together← with one consent: they are →confederate← against thee:-[consulted=discuss]
[consent=agreement]-[confederate=united]-[thee=yahawah]

6 The tabernacles of→ Edom, and the→ Ishmaelites; of Moab,← and the→ Hagarenes;-[ tabernacles=tents=families]

7→ Gebal, and→ Ammon, and→ Amalek; the →Philistines with the inhabitants of →Tyre;-[Gebal=Gebalites]=[Joshua 13:5,Ezekiel 27:1-9]-[Philistines=Genesis 10:13-14]

8 Assur ←also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.-[Assur=Assyrians]-[holpen=help]
[children of Lot=moab and ammon=genesis 19:30-38]

9 Do unto→ them as unto the→ Midianites; as to→ Sisera, as to→ Jabin, at the brook of Kison:[Midianites=judges 7:1-25]

[Sisera=Canaanite general, and Jabin=Canaanite king]=judges 4:1-24]

10 Which perished at→ Endor: they became as→ dung for the earth.-[Endor=Joshua,17:11]-

11 Make their nobles like→ Oreb, and like→ Zeeb: yea, all their princes as→ Zebah, and as→ Zalmunna:

[Oreb, and Zeeb=judges 7:7-25]=Midianites
[Zebah, and Zalmunna=judges 8:4-21]=Midianites

12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves →the houses of God← in→ possession.[Judea]

13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.

14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;

15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.

16 Fill→ their faces with shame←; that →they may seek→ thy name←, O Lord.

17 Let →them be →confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:

18 That men may know that thou, whose→ name alone← is yahawah←, art the most high over all the earth.

if you want to use it as an example to the wars/battles that happen before,that’s fine. This has come to pass already.

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Remember, I’m just man don’t follow me, nor follow any man with flaws. Follow the instruction that was bestowed on us by yahawah. Our imperfection outweighs our perfection. Filthy rags is what we are for now, until the second coming of our messiah that will turn us into a clean cloth. The filth no longer being there, becoming purified from lies. Sin is a virus that can be cured from your inner spirit, which can reflect from your physical outside, what’s most importantly to change is your inwards thoughts. The door of grace is closing, once is closed you won’t receive the gift inside. We were bough with a price, that debt needs to be paid. You and I will pay that debt willing or forcibly.

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