Genesis 1:1,”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”, John 1:1-5, vs. 1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
To read the bible, you have to believe everything that is written. There are people including Christians who choose what they can believe in the bible and reject the rest. In their mind, they don’t see how such and such a thing could happen and so they sum it up as good stories to teach us something but not necessarily what happened. How many people find it hard to believe God parting the red sea or Noah and the ark? They conclude they are too good to be true. For me to understand that all things are possible, I have to go back to the beginning.
Genesis starts with this line, “In the beginning GOD…” and In the gospel according to John, he does not begin with Jesus’ birth, or his genealogy or the beginning of his ministry, he takes us back to creation. Read the rest of this entry »
2Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching”
Paul reached churches through his preaching and his writings, when it came to Timothy, he had special place for him. He took time to invest truth in him as he journeyed with the Lord. In 2Timothy 4, sounded like Paul’s journey on earth was coming to an end, and he takes time to impart in Timothy to what I would call the last words. People are intrigued by other people’s last words before they pass. I have read last words of some famous people and they left me thinking. Read the rest of this entry »
“Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation…So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shut him in.” (Gen 7:1, 16).
In Divine Movement part one, we looked at how God moved Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting (Micah 5:2).” God moved the earthly parents of Christ to carry out God’s Divine plan for Christ. I recently received a touching testimony from someone that shared that she believes at this time that God is divinely moving her to a new location which seems, untimely, senseless, and difficult. Read the rest of this entry »
Joshua 13:1, “Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him, “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed”.
If I were to describe life and sum it up in one word, I would say life is “INTERESTING“. What is life? It is the time when someone exists or functions. Life is full of series of emotions. It is full of surprises and complicated. Some people are fed up with it and see no reason to live anymore. Others have tried suicide and succeeded, others in their attempt failed.
2 Samuel 6:11, “The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household”
The ark that Noah built with direction from God saved a family of 8 humans, Noah and his wife with their three sons and their wives. Noah’s ark was a big ark that had it’s work for a season, when you talk about the Ark of God, though it appears small in size, it supersedes Noah’s ark by far that saved only 8 souls. God’s ark, the Ark of the Covenant saved and blessed the Israelites. Read the rest of this entry »
2Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
If you needed the greatest treasure you owned, transported to a group of people that you destined to receive it that who would you entrust with it? Would you give it to the fierce warrior, or perhaps the brilliant scientist? Maybe the military soldiers should be charged with so great a treasure. Read the rest of this entry »