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In The Beginning, Evans Olang

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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” 

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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 »

Balancing Grace And Truth, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”

Living a lie as mentioned last time is very easy and we see this many times. When Solomon was faced with his first judgment, he encountered with two prostitutes who had both given birth. Two women, two babies the only difference at the time of this meeting with the king, one baby had died as the mother laid on him and she could not live with the reality that her baby was dead. So she took all her love, passion, desire and planted it on this other woman’s baby. She claimed that this other baby was hers. This is what deception is, trying to be what you are not. Trying to live a life God never designed for you. Deceiving yourself that everything is alright when in actuality it’s wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Balancing Grace And Truth, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

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John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth”

In the world , there is a constant search for “truth”. Somebody said, there is nothing as powerful as “truth“, I agree. If it’s that powerful and has such a great weight, why has it been soiled? In courts we hear, “I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth,” but many of the testimonies are a pack of lies as they discover later. Don’t we all hate dealing with liars? what they say, it’s hard to extract some truth. Their lies may appear to be truth. Liars can never be trusted and we all know that. Standing for the truth may often times call for you to stand alone. Read the rest of this entry »

God’s Decrease, Your Increase (Sifting for Victory), Part 2of2, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Judges 7: 9 – 11, “During that night the LORD said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp.”

Gideon’s army was less than 1 percent of its original size after the shifting took place, when God cut the majority of troops from the team through the leadership of Gideon. Gideon is resting at night, and God interrupts his rest with urgent orders to respond to divinely urgent news. Gideon is commanded to get up because God was going to give him victory if he would attack immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Revive Me In Your Way, 1of2, Evans Olang

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Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way” 

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There are three words (Replace, Restore, Revive) that work together with each of them having their own strengths. REPLACE is to put back into former position or place, it is also to provide a substitute. RESTORE is to bring back into existence or use, also to bring back to an original condition. REVIVE which is my key word is to bring back to life or conscious. It is to return to validity, effectiveness or operative condition.

The three words have functions that sound alike, they talk about bringing back which is a sign that something is dormant, dead, ineffective, corrupted, or broken. You can restore something but still not make a difference. You can replace something and still not do much, but when you revive something, you bring it back to life, to its validity, effectiveness and operational condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Revive Me In Your Way, 2of2, Evans Olang

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Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way” 

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David in Psalm 119 craved revival that over and over again he mentions it, and the verse that captured my heart was, vs. 37 which says “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way”. The scripture we shared from Isaiah 40 cannot come handy until we are ready and that means turning our eyes from looking at worthless things.

Today we look at a man who prayed for revival in his land. Ezra 9 tells of Ezra, one of the three key leaders who left Babylon for the reconstruction of Jerusalem. The three leaders were Zerubbabel (first to come to Jerusalem) followed by Nehemiah and then Ezra. Zerubbabel reconstructed the temple, Nehemiah built the walls, and Ezra restored teaching and worship. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick To Listen, Evans Olang

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James 1:19, “Understand, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear (a ready listener), slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry” (AMP)

Words that come out of our mouths are very powerful. They either do good or do damage. I think words can really cut deep and may take long time to heal compared to a natural deep cut.

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