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Zealous For God, 1of2, Evans Olang

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Numbers 25:1-18, vs. “10 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal. 12 Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood,because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’”

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Recently I penned a number of messages from the book of Numbers 21 dealing with the bronze serpent (Title: Killing Serpents, Delivering Savior), and Numbers 22-24 dealing with Balaam (Title: Who is standing on your way?) As I continued to read through Numbers 25, something struck me from this passage in line with a recent conference I will mention in the message.

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Who Is Standing On Your Way? Part 4of4, Evans Olang

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Numbers 22:1-41, “The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”

If you will not humble yourself, God will. Let’s see what the Lord has for us as we finish. Vs. 34. “And Balaam said to the Angel of the LORD; “I have sinned; … Now therefore; if it displeases You; I will turn back.”; 35, “Then the Angel of the LORD said to Balaam; “Go with the men; but only the word that I speak to you; that you shall speak.” We said God is a God of second chances, here we have a man who acknowledges his sins, how selfish, stubborn and arrogant he had been Read the rest of this entry »

Who Is Standing On Your Way? Part 1of4, Evans Olang

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Numbers 22:1-41, “The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”

I constantly struggle to know the will of God in a situation and not miss it. I also struggle to know whether I am acting in the flesh or I am led of the Spirit. There are times I am not sure whether what is standing on my way is of the Devil or of God. One time when prophet Elijah was waiting for God, there was great earthquake which would be a sign of God, God was not in earthquake, I believe it was followed by thunder but still He wasn’t in that, then finally a still small voice and that was of God. May be it’s just me but at times I find it hard to know when God is moving, I might see the results in the end, but I missed the opportunity to see Him move. I thank Him for His word, the best way to know Him, to know His ways and His will for my life. Read the rest of this entry »

Something About Ruth, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

Sometime back my pastor talked about making Godly decisions. Decisions that will not only affect you today but for many days, months and even years to come. We have talked about the same with the life of Ruth and Naomi making decisions to change locations when there appeared to be no light at the end of the tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Something About Ruth, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

One woman decided to go back to her people but had to a face head on a problem, she had two friends who had been related to her by marriage at one point. With the death of her sons, there was actually nothing in the family line to tie them together apart from the bond of friendship they developed over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

Something About Ruth, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

When I talk about the goodness of the Lord and His work, I am reminded of the book of Ruth. If you carefully read this book, you will see how God skillfully patterns two women’s lives by causing them to go through different stages of life with an aim to bring them to a level where they can truly understand who God is. Through one of the women we will talk about, her lineage became the line by which David came and through that line Christ comes to us. When God begins to do something in a life, He will not only look at the present but more so the future. He is making something that will last for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »

When You Don’t Know What To Do, Part 5of5, Evans Olang

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2Chronicles 20:1-30, vs.12 “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”

Jehoshaphat with his people rose up to go to the battle field armed with nothing but faith. Faith was their armor. A man afraid of the enemy stood to encourage himself and his people with these words, vs. 20” …, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” Instead of telling them to fight, he told them to believe God to be established and to believe His sent servants the prophets and they would prosper. This encouragement was not for one time event. That is true courage which faith inspires a man with; nor will any thing contribute more to the establishing of the heart in shaking times than a firm belief of the power, and mercy, and promise of God. Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You”

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