The Bible

Be In The Word, Evans Olang

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Joshua 1:8, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”

Growing in the Lord only comes from seeking Him daily, and feeding on his word. Saying you want to grow and be blessed is easy, but if you do not do what it takes to generate this growth, then do not be surprised if the enemy defeats you. Hibernating animals feed, while gathering and storing food for winter months because they will be incapable of leaving their dens during the season. Prior to the winter, these animals gather and store enough food to take them through the cold season. As believers, we also ought to do the same—eat the word, while gathering and storing enough for the challenging and harsh seasons. When those seasons come, and they will, we will be able to pull verses we learnt and stored in good times, and apply them in difficult situations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Preach The Word, Evans Olang

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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 »

Truth Stole Away Fame, Evans Olang

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John 6:1-70, “26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled”

Sparing people’s feelings drives many people not to speak truth in love. Men in general do not take rejection kindly. We try so hard protect our images at times at the expense of not speaking truth. It is easy to speak truth in someone’s life when good things are happening, but how about the bad? leaders are careful of speaking the truth because they do not want to lose their congregation. To speak the truth has caused some to dilute the word, coat it or ignore it completely. Speaking the truth has broken some friendships. Despite of it all, we still need to speak the truth in love. “Speak what I want to hear and I will draw close” sums up most of our messages today. I am so craving for the truth that if there is something I have been clinging on as the truth and is not, I am ready to abandon it and follow truth. God anoints truth and the truth shall set us free if we are willing to listen to it. Read the rest of this entry »

The God Of The Word, Evans Olang

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Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”

It is good to know the word, and more so to know the God of the word, He is the word Himself. The Gospel of John 1 takes us back to the origin to understand how the word of God is Jesus. John 1:1-5, “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it”. John tells us that Jesus existed from the beginning, not as a created being but God, contrary to what some sects believe. Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing With Weeds In Our Lives, Evans Olang

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Matthew 13:24-30, “24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away”

I can trace back to the book of Genesis to see how the enemy always steals from God’s people, and how he also plants stuff. If something is stolen, it may be easy to identify what is missing, however when something is planted, it takes time to grow and by the time you get to see the symptoms, the damage would have already been done.

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He Has Magnified His Word, Evans Olang

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Psalm 138:2, “I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your loving kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”

I am drawn to hymns primarily for their packed theology. Read the lyrics of many of our songs today and compare to the lyrics of some of the old hymns, you find a huge difference. The hymns are so rich in God’s Word transcending feelings, they are grounded in truth. For the last few years I have had the privilege of tapping into teachings by some long gone preachers and I find again that their preaching and teachings are far different from many of the preaching and teaching we hear today. Their messages just like in the hymns were packed with theology. Oh I praise God for the age of technology (internet) giving us the ability to find materials lost over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

The Authority Of The Scripture, Evans Olang

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Luke 4:8, “And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! FOR IT IS WRITTEN, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Hebrews 10:7, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me—To do Your will, O God.’”

A police officer can only exercise authority because he has a badge that gives him that authority. As a Christian, we have the authority of the scripture to speak what it says rather than our own opinions and beliefs. Today people want to live by their own created beliefs, assumptions, ideas and the like.

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