John 1:51, “Jesus then added “I tell you the truth, you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man”
How can angels descend and ascend ” ON THE SON OF MAN”
We can see how this happened to a person in a dream, running away due to fear of death, in a very tensed state, Jacob, tired fell asleep on the way and had a dream. Bible states in Genesis 28:12 “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway/ladder resting on the earth, with its top reaching heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Let’s meditate on this STAIRWAY /ladder… Continue reading “Trusted Ladder, Sarah Susan”
John 8:36, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”
Can born again Christians be demon possessed? It is not possible. Christians don’t get demon possessed, however they can be demon oppressed and influenced. What is the difference between the two? to be possessed is to be owned by someone or to be controlled, dominated, in other words, be a master’s slave. Born again Christians are not owned or mastered by demons, they do not belong to the devil, 1John 4:4, “Ye are of God little children and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you than he (demons) that is in the world“. We are of God, automatically we have overcome them. Though we can’t fight or have no strength to fight, Him present in us is enough to scare the demonic forces, why? James 2:29, “You believe that there is one God; You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble”. The battle is not primarily against a believer but the truth a believer possesses, fighting God in a believer. Continue reading “Freed Indeed, Evans Olang”
John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
How can one tell if someone is a fan of a particular sports team? Perhaps if one wears a
teams clothing, jersey, hat, etc…. However if I put on a NY Yankee jersey does that mean that I am on the NY Yankees? Of course not! How then can one know if one is a disciple of Christ? Well one way to know Jesus said is that His disciples would have love one to another.
Continue reading “Marks Of A Disciple, Part 1of3, Pastor Phil Sessa”
Mark 1:35, “And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed”
Do you pray? When do you go to the Father in prayer, is it when you need something, when you are out of solutions, or perhaps when you have exhausted all your other resources and options? I think we can all testify that we are guilty at some level of a lack of prayer for one reason or another. Can the man that has a busy work schedule, or a mother busy with her children, or an athlete busy with his or her schedule use the excuse that there is simply not enough time? Continue reading “The Prayer Routine Of Our Lord Or Christ And The Discipline Of Prayer, Part 1of3, Pastor Phil Sessa”
James 5:16, “…The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much”
What comes out of our mouths in prayer reveals what’s in our mind and heart when we pray. Have you ever asked yourself while praying, how would Jesus pray in and for a situation like the one you are praying for? Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,” to have the mind of Christ will drive away any of our selfish desires that we may pray the heart of God in a situation rather than our own. Continue reading “Effective Praying, Part 2of4, Evans Olang”
Life has many obstacles. We all face them every day. The obstacles hinder us from being where we are supposed to be or want to be. Overcoming obstacles of any kind is not easy, especially when you are trying on your own. Naturally, as human beings, we have limited power, strength, knowledge, abilities, and many other resources that can and should be used to overcome obstacles. Continue reading “Overcoming Life Obstacles, Part 1of5, Pastor Boaz Olang”
It was during a prayer meeting in Acts 13 that the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” No vision for ministry or good idea can be trusted if it is not learned or affirmed through prayer.
When it comes to the work of God, there must be no mistake about the leader’s prayer life. Prayer is the work of God. It is not an after thought uttered in haste or spiritual window dressing to validate our ambitions. It is serious business and must be the driving force behind the ministry. If not, there will be serious repercussions for the body he or she is leading. J. Oswald Sanders said, “A course selected with little regard for prayer, will ultimately lead to an unspiritual and misguided administration. Eventually the Spirit is grieved and quenched, and the result is spiritual dearth and death for that place.” Continue reading “Pastors Who Don’t Pray Are Doing Their Own Work Not God’s, Pastor Gregg T. Johnson”
The term today for effective, state of the art, fashionable ministry is “cutting edge.” It describes the up-to-the-minute modern media we use to penetrate cultural resistance and communicate the gospel in a way that connects to the sensory paradigms of sight, sound and emotion. In a world where visual imagery is king and attention spans are declining, cutting edge ministry can be anything from music and drama to video and fancy lights creating the right feel of a room. Continue reading “Pastors Who Don’t Pray Lack the Cutting Edge of Ministry, Pastor Gregg T. Johnson”
John 2:1-10, “vs. 10…but you have saved the best till now.” (NIV)
Planning is very vital in everyone’s life. If you are going to run your life, family, business, you need a plan, a budget based on what you have and earn. You can only spend within your means unless you want to be in debt. We ought to be good stewards of what is bestowed upon us. A day will come when we will give an account of everything we did with what God gave us. God gives us not to misuse. If He needs you to be rich materially, He is God He can do it. But the word comes back to “need” and not “want”. Everything God does, He does it for a reason that man may give Him praise. You may not praise Him the way I do but you will praise Him somehow.
Continue reading “The Best Is Yet To Come, Part 1of3, Evans Olang”