Increase Our Faith, Evans Olang

Luke 17, vs. ,”5 – And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.”

The subject on faith is very important, but what kind of faith? We need faith for sure, however we need faith that works. In this message we will look at the faith we truly need. The opening verse in chapter 17:1 reads, “Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! “. I highlight the word “IMPOSSIBLE” because it sets in motion what kind of faith we need.

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Reach Out And Touch, Evans Olang

Mark 5:25-34, “…For she said, if I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole…”

Desperate people do desperate things if they know that whatever they’ve have to do will make an impact and a difference in their lives. When you know your restoration depends on something extraordinary, bigger than you, you will not care about what people say or think. A woman with the issue of blood was in a situation where she spent everything trying to fix her condition. For 12years she had spent money, visited worthless physicians with no improvement only to be left hopeless. Continue reading “Reach Out And Touch, Evans Olang”

Not Over Until He Says So, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

Mark 5:21-43, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

If the Lord had not been on my side, I would have been consumed. His presence always assures me that everything will be fine even if I don’t see it. I don’t have to understand it, all I have to do is only believe, All things are possible with God. My faith is not so much grounded on “He will”, may faith is grounded on “He can”. It does no matter whether He did not appear when I really needed Him, all that matters is that He is here now and nothing is too difficult for Him. Instead of accusing Him for not coming in time, we should say, “Lord we are glad You are here”.

Mark 5:38, “Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept loudly”. Do not act like you don’t have no problem. Admit that you have a problem but confess that there is a way Continue reading “Not Over Until He Says So, Part 3of3, Evans Olang”

Not Over Until He Says So, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

Mark 5:21-43, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

The first 4 verses from vs. 21 concentrated on the man with a sick daughter, the next 10 verses takes a turn to concentrate on this woman with the issue of blood. In reading the story, we can conclude that it wasn’t a quick stop, in vs. 35, “While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” This is not news this father wanted to hear despite knowing how close his daughter was to dying. Who is to blame for the death of the little girl? Some would blame the woman with the issue of blood, she delayed Jesus from reaching the sick girl. Some would blame Jesus, they would argue that He should have set His priorities straight. The bible says in Isaiah 55:8, “for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, ” says the Lord”. To you He may have delayed, to Him, He is always on time.

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Not Over Until He Says So, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

Mark 5:21-43, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

In school, sentence punctuation was huge. A sentence can have same wordings, how you punctuate it can change its meaning. I have been misunderstood through emails by the way I punctuated my sentences to an extent that what I meant was not how it was received. With this in mind, God has given us His word, how we punctuate His word will make it sound how we want it to or we choose to stick with what the Author intended for it to be punctuated. Do not put a question mark where God puts a period, and do not put a period where God puts a comma. If there is a period, it is a done deal we can move on to the next thing. If He puts a comma, there is a short pause for there is more to come.

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Standing Strong On Bended Knees, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

Mark 6:30-32, vs. “30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves”

Upon returning, they began to give Jesus and those present account of their accomplishments. Mark 6:30, “Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught”. While ministers are accountable both for what they do and teach; without prayer, the Word would be like LIGHT without HEAT. 1Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power”. 1Thessalonians 1:5, “For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power”. Continue reading “Standing Strong On Bended Knees, Part 2of3, Evans Olang”

Order Creates Harmony, Evans Olang

Proverbs 31:25, “Strength and honor are her clothing;”

Things work well when they are in order. Where there is no order, expect chaos (disorder). Evolution talks about a big bang, however a bang does not create order. A bomb can create a bang but it will not create order and so is a gun. Music not played in the right chords will not produce order or harmony. If you were to build a house without laying materials in proper order, expect a disaster. Study closely the creation and see order from day one to day six. God did not create man on day one, I will let you figure why. Emphasis has to be put also in the right order. Some people think we are BODY, SOUL and SPIRIT, the word of God emphasizes, SPIRIT, SOUL and BODY. Body becomes last because it is temporal. Where you put much emphasis matters a lot. Hopefully we understand the need for order in all things.

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We Give Ourselves To Prayer, Part 1of4, Evans Olang

Luke 22:39-46,“39 When He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

One struggle in our lives as believers is having a prayer life. Even men mightily used of God confess their struggle too. Daily prayer is essential in our walk with God. We need to understand that God does not need prayers to be God, we need prayers to be like God (Jesus), to walk in His ways for we are His children. We do not pray because we want to, we pray because we need to. Continue reading “We Give Ourselves To Prayer, Part 1of4, Evans Olang”

We Give Ourselves To Prayer, Part 2of4, Evans Olang

Luke 22:39-45, “41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground”

“For bodily exercise profits a little…”, 1Timothy 4:8, BUT “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”, James 5:16. One profits a little, the other avails much, I choose the one that avails much however hard it is.

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