Trust is one of the most important issue in any kind of relationship. There is of course a good relationship between love and trust. You don’t trust no one unless you fall in love. Trust is the key when it comes to establishing a strong relationship with your spouse. 

If you do not trust her or him, the love you have will be questioned. In fact the greatest treasure one can have next to love is trustworthiness. Are you trusted in the heart of your spouse? Is your spouse trusted in your heart? These are the questions you need to answer before you even think about forming long time relationships.

You may like your friend but if you don’t trust him/her, it is not complete love. When you completely fall in love, you will surrender your self as a gift for one another. Now the very basic thing that temptation will bring upon you is the same thing you have trusted.

Temptation is a questioning thought on the trust you have for one another with question like, “Would she do that if she really loves you?” or “Why would he do that if he cares for you?” If you agree to such kind of temptation that put your trust in bad state, then you will have difficulty to continue in the relationship. There will always be a time where you would feel neglected and rejected and unloved and untrusted in any kind of relationship with others. 

What is the difference between love and trust? So when you take a good care of your spouse by being nice to her/him doing what he/she likes the most is love. Trust is the part that continues when love seems to stop. If you answer to your bad thoughts about the doubts and negative feelings, that is love and it takes your true love to trust him/her. So what is the medicine for all the discomfort? You see life is too short to spend all of your time trying to figure out what makes him or her not trustworthy. 

There is nothing so devastating that put unbelief and a sense of untrustworthiness in the heart of your wife or husband than disbelief. If you spell out for your spouse that she/he is not trustworthy, then that by itself has the potential to force her/him to be one. Sometimes what makes her/him faithful to you is the level of trust you are building in your spouse’s life. Therefore do not underestimate the power of trust. 

Even when things look like a little fishy and they don’t even make sense; when you feel discomfort and something overpowers you just to put away all the trust; please don’t go to that road and bother your marriage potentially with the ideas of the wicked.

But all of these don’t contradict the fact that you need to be aware of everything that is going on around your family and always pray for your spouse for things bothering him/her. The same way devil comes to you to deceive and to steal and to take away, it will come to other members of the family also.

Therefore as a person who has full authority given by God on the issues of the house, every responsibility to protect and guard the family with prayer is on you. So when the time comes that you feel something going on, it is time to kneel down and pray.

Trust has to be there in your relationship especially in marriage. If you already make a promise that you will always love and trust your spouse, please fulfill this promise by doing so.

Most of all we want to be pure and clean in the eyes of God and not men. We want to glorify his name. Marriage doesn’t start at the time of wedding. Marriage starts when two people man and woman, fall in love and make a covenant with God to be one.

God makes the two one by blessing their relationship and their house. If God is not with them that is the beginning and the end of it. Not the sound of thousands of people shouting at the wedding makes one wedding a marriage.

Not even the pastor or the quire makes it true if the Spirit of the Lord is not in that place. But when the Lord blessed your marriage, no evil force as the power to stand your marriage.

In conclusion, let us be faithful to our God by trusting our spouse and by becoming trustworthy for them. 

Marriage is a wonderful gift from God. Therefore let us be thankful and preserve it with all the expense and sacrifices so that we shall be rewarded at the end. God is the creator and the judge of our marriage that He will not only support us in times of trouble but also ask us what we did with our marriage at the end. May God bless you for reading this blog! 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. -1 Corinthians 13:4-7

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. - Proverbs 18:22 

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, - Ephesians 5:25-33 


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        Fasika    |    Aug. 25, 2014     | 2,657 Views    |   
 

The battle of sin takes a great place in a believer’s life. A struggle whether to please us or to please him who had lost everything for us to save us. At times when all we want to do is to sin, there is inner voice calling us to withdraw from taking action and give up into sin.

Temptation to sin is never easy to defeat. We will never calm down our desire to sin by ourselves unless someone intervene for us. Whether we cave in to sin or withdraw from it all requires a constant battle with sin with God by our side. If we develop a channel of communication with God through his Spirit, then winning our battle with sin is as easy as going to sleep or praying a simple prayer.

In this life where there is a good chance we could end up doing wicked things instead of doing the right thing. Education on the word of God plays a vital role in avoiding the bad things happening in our lives.

When God sacrificed his son on a cross, he intended we all could have a better life and better future that no spirit of darkness has no more power over us.

What has given us through Christ is something we can enjoy and safeguard ourselves from the temptation of sin. Before we were saved and found, sin has greater influence on us. We are dragged into all manner of wickedness and we found ourselves as an accomplice with devil’s schemes and plans to destroy and to kill. After we are saved, sin is powerless except the sin of personal will. There is a decree from God making sure that we are not tempted more than what we can bear.

 

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13

When a believer falls in to the traps of the devil, either he is doing sin willingly or he is taking God’s word lightly with him that will protect him against any instrument of the wicked.

Temptation also comes to us because there is something in us that should be cleaned out. It could be self confidence that is deactivating the grace of God in our lives. We are what we are by the grace of God and not by our long time experience or knowledge or strength. And if we are relying in our selves more than we can rely on the mercy of God for our lives, that is more dangerous than being unbeliever. 

The lesson that comes with temptation is able to rebuild us and make us a new person who is humble enough to surrender our lives to Christ and has compassion for others who are passing in similar situation.

At times we may also be led in to temptation for a reason. The Bible tells us that Job was tempted since God has put a bet on him that he will stand till the end. This kind of temptation is designed to shame the enemy and bring glory to God. It will also bring lots of blessings and joy to us since we were tempted but passed all of it with God by our side.

People one way or the other due to the nature of their heart’s desire fall in to different kinds of temptation. But most of them comes from the desire to be rich quickly without following the will of God for their lives. The love of money is the root of all evils and temptations. When we no more follow the will of the father and follow money after money, surely we will follow in to the traps of the devil.

One cannot follow money (the desire to be rich without limit) and the Lord (the desire to love him and serve him at all expenses) at the same time. One has to leave a way for the other. In this world, we have limited resource including time. Even though we have to work to earn a living which is completely biblical, we have to decide whom to follow.

If we have a zeal to serve Jesus with all we have, we will always have time to be with him and worship him. If we have a zeal to get rich with all we have, we won’t have time for the Lord and all we are thinking is how to earn more money. The love of money more than the love of God or the desire to be rich more than the desire to serve God is the root of all destructions.

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. -1 Timothy 6:9

For all of the reasons we shall be tempted, we have to know that everything has a reason and it is all good for those who are called according to God’s will that everything will change for the benefit of God’s children.

In conclusion let’s always pray that we shall not led in to temptation that is beyond our capacity to pass it.

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 22, 2014     | 2,372 Views    |   
 


There is only one way out of sexual immorality that is to flee away from it. You don’t have to feel bold and courageous and play with it.  The more you stay with the more it will crush you to death. It is almost impossible to be in the same room with adulatory and get away the same as it is impossible to see God and to remain the same. Anyone who plays with anaconda is almost impossible to win the fight if it is huge enough to swallow us alive. Satan is expressed like spiritual anaconda. He can swallow alive. The only reason you are still alive is because he spit you out because of the Lord.

The more you fight with anaconda the more it becomes strong and the muscles become fierce. The best thing you can do to save yourself is to run away from it as far as you can leaving everything behind. Just run! You don’t have to engage a fight with anaconda. The idea is you don’t come out from sexual immorality test pure if you don’t decide to run from it as the devil has so many years of experience to devour your purity in the Lord. He can crush your spiritual being to death and your bones to pieces if you plan to stay a while and just have fun.

It is also the same as playing with fire. Playing with any form of sexual sin leaves you with a scar that you will remember the rest of your life. Only the wise will fear the Lord and escape from the threat that lies ahead. Fools go ahead and hurt themselves ignoring all of the warnings and advices that the Lord is giving them for their own benefits.

One day, Joseph went to Potiphar’s house to do his work, and none of the other servants were there. Potiphar’s wife grabbed hold of his coat and said, “Make love to me!” Joseph ran out of the house, leaving her hanging onto his coat. - Genesis 39:11

When sexual sin grabs you by your hand, please leave everything behind and run. That is what Joseph taught us from his life. You don’t negotiate with sin.

You don’t feel pity for sin. You don’t cuddle and play with sin like you play with a pet or your children. You just run like crazy and by doing that consider you do yourself a great favor. Consider that you just save a lot of trouble and a lot of grief for you and for your family. If you do that, consider yourself you make your father proud and your mother happy. Most of all consider yourself honoring the name of the father no matter what the situation looks like. 

What amazes me most is that God never interfere to stop you from committing your sexual immorality. Many has lost the way expecting that God will do a miracle to prevent them from doing adulatory. God will never do that because he wants to know you love him with all your heart.

He will rebuke you and convict you of your inclination of your heart so that you may withhold from sin in time but he will never send an Angel to rescue you from your sins.

If God can do that, he could have saved David his son according to his own heart. We all know that God loved David but when David was in the most dangerous time when he was tested by adulatory, God had to see for himself and found out that either he will honor him or fall in to sexual sin.

When David asked his servants for her, it was clear that he will commit sin with her. Whether to win sin or to get defeated by sin, the first concession we have and the first word we speak to ourselves in response to the temptation is very important. 

The right thing to do when we are presented about sexual sin is not to compromise because we see many men of God in the Bible get defeated when they play with sexual sin.

But those who have already fallen paid a great price that is almost negligible when it compares to the pleasure they found out of the sin. We see that they all regret it and with lots of lots of cries they only found back the route to life.

p>God bless you for reading about sexual sin and how to get over it. May the Lord lead us to the life full of happiness and joy by showing us how to stay out of the sin of sexual immorality. AMEN.





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        Fasika    |    Aug. 21, 2014     | 3,059 Views    |   
 

People bind themselves in to all manner of sexual impurity now and then due to many reason. For one thing they face serious issues in their lives and they cannot control themselves no more and they found themselves under the darkness of sin now and then.

They also experience sin for a long time so that they become addicted to it and they have no more the resistance to say no to it. Their spirit become so week that they lose many battles when it comes to withholding themselves always from sin. Sin, especially sexual sin, is not something one can easily get in and get out of it without paying some penalty.

Sexual immorality doesn’t usually occur overnight. First the devil weakens our spiritual awareness and the resistance to sin that is the Spirit of God in us.

Bitterness and anger have a good chance of breaking this guard against it. If one is no more walk in love, he/she has no more protection against sin that is basically the hand of God. That is because love is the dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. Hate and bitterness will drive the Spirit of God out of our lives and it opens a door for the devil.

The other thing that causes sexual sin is not living according the word of God and not reading the word of God on a regular basis. Without the Bible dictating our path in life, we are like a ship with no harbor or destination. Without the Lord speaking to us and admonishing us in his word, we are like a city without a leader and without protective gates open for the enemy any time he wishes to attack us.

In addition to that, as Christian we need to have constant fellowship with the Lord through a constant prayer. Prayer doesn’t have to be formal. It is all about connecting to our father at any moment of time.

Prayer is also crucial thing to avoid any sudden attack from the enemy. A Christian without connection to the father in prayer and through the Holy Spirit in us is like a fish thrown out of water waiting to die at any moment.

The other things that drives out the Holy Spirit in us and allows the sin of immorality to kick in is pride and over confidence. Pride always brings destruction. There is nothing we should be proud of except the Lord himself. If we are over confident and deprive ourselves what is the most important thing in life that is, constant prayer and interaction with the father, we might fall in to sexual sin.

Peter was too much over confident on himself that no matter what happens, he will never betray Jesus. In addition to that he was not able to pray in the time he needed it most. That is why he was not able to pass the temptation. But since Jesus had prayed for him so that his faith might not be tested by the devil, he was not eternally destroyed for his sins.




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        Fasika    |    Aug. 20, 2014     | 2,582 Views    |   
 

God made us to in his own likeness and image. This necessarily doesn’t mean he has a face like us. No one has seen God to testify who he is like. Only his begotten son who is in his embrace tells us everything we should know about him. God is like a blazing fire and God is a spirit and those who worship him and want to praise him do so in the spirit. 

That means he created us to be holy like him.

So in order to be fit to worship him we have to be holy like him.

This doesn’t mean that we can do it all by ourselves. There is nothing we can do by our own when it comes to the kingdom of God.

Jesus said, “Without me, you cannot do anything.”

We are called to transform our selves not to the likeness of the world, but to the image of his son Jesus Christ. He is humble and kind and always loving.

When God says something he said it because he knows how much trouble that can cause in to our lives

God has nothing to get whether we obey him or not

We are the beneficiary for the fruits of our obedience to him

Do you know families can easily get shattered and useful zeal and ambition for the Lord can easily be wasted? Do you know you may lose everything including your desire to succeed in life? Your desire to serve God, Your desire to be attached to your family, your desire to bond with others, your performance at work, you’re focus in doing things if you are in disobedience especially regarding sexual sin.

If you save yourself for your wife and don’t have sex with another person then that will bring you long life of pleasure and happiness that you would share with her. If you sin against the Lord, you will short yourself of the great glory and joy that you may find by obeying it.

The most addictive power of sexually sin comes with the fact that it has got to do with pleasure that is only for a moment but the consequences are years of agony and gnashing of tears.

Genesis 1:27 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 19, 2014     | 2,754 Views    |   
 

This is the time in life where we should be pure inside and outside. That we may present ourselves as pleasing sacrifice to the Lord. The world become more aggressively cruel against all forms of righteousness.

There is nothing good coming out of it these days. Wickedness is all over the place. Even if it is difficult for the flesh to depart ourselves from the way of the world and surrender ourselves to the Lord, sooner or later we have to make this important decision before we are taken away by the filthiness of the world.

The instrument they use to deprive us of our purity and righteousness in the Lord cannot be easily taken let alone for the new Christians but the strong ones in the Lord who have enough wisdom accumulated to pass the test of time.

There is nothing that the carnal mind does to help us escape from the filthiness of hte world unless it is renewed through Christ. If that was good enough, we could have easily get over from our inequities and Christ need not to die on the cross.

The carnal mind together with the flesh are against the will of God and they always fight against the will of God for our lives. Our spirit always wanted to do the right thing directed by the Holy Ghost

But our flesh is an opposite force that will be against every resistance to sin

In other words our flesh drive us in to sin against the Lord.

There are already a lot of teachings in the area of sexual purity but still many choose the path to destruction failing the purpose they all are created for.

Sexual sin is the most strong form of sin. It totally controls our behavior and way of thinking. It wastes our energy to be fruitful. It drives out the Spirit of the Lord in us very quickly than any other sin. Because it has direct control over our body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Sexual sin is made by our body.

Sexual sin is the most strong form of sin. It totally controls our behavior and way of thinking. It wastes our energy to be fruitful. It drives out the Spirit of the Lord in us very quickly than any other sin. Because it has direct control over our body which is the temple of the Holy Spirt. Sexual sin is made by our body.

Romans 12:1

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

 

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 18, 2014     | 2,022 Views    |   
 

How much should we believe in the Lord to bear physical fruits that God expects from us? We don’t want to be rich but mighty in richness of his abundance since we shall not want a thing dwelling in his presence. We couldn’t stand the mocking of the world saying we are lazy and fruitless. 

This is a total disgrace to you Lord. Please help us for your name sake. All of our previous success was of course because of you. You have done many miracles in our lives to make who we are today. You are our potential and knowing you is the source of our strength. Please make us mighty in battle to revenge our enemies. In all of this we know that your timing is so important. You make all things beautiful in its time. Who knows our past failures and success are all a stepping stone for our future? 

Therefore no matter how long it takes, we will wait for you. Whatever it takes, we will be right here waiting for you. The children of this world trade righteousness for success of this world. They are smart in achieving their heart desire even though it constantly changes leaving them with desperation and emptiness from inside. Most of all, perseverance with information is their key. They don’t take no for an answer. They will say no in a smart way. Which means they know what they want. Well, we also know what we want but the problem is we don’t want what we want. Therefore we have little desire and determination to get it. Paul said, you didn’t fight till bloodshed to withstand temptation. 

May be we get disappointed trying to achieve our mission and purpose in life because of failure in the past. When the Lord gives us a mission, we better like it to accomplish it. Succeeding in our mission starts from the heart. We need to say to ourselves, “Whatever it is, I will rise up again. I don’t care what happened yesterday but I need a new begging today and it shall begin now”. You don’t give excuse for failing. Every day you are a new creature. You should forget the past and stretch for the better. Soon enough, things become different. Don’t put a smile on your face or a food on your stomach until things look like you are going in the right path. 

Most of us don’t know how long it takes to be on track. The Lord doesn’t care how we fall or how many times, but he needs us to get up now every time we fall. The Lord in all of this would like to guide us and tell us what to do in every moment of our lives. It doesn’t make any sense for the world to have it all. The Lord blessed us with earthly and heavenly blessings. I know the opposition is much stronger for us who are called to live according to God’s will. But they take it so far. So far that we couldn’t bear it no more. 

Here are some of the recipes of success in achieving the inner potential the Lord wants us to achieve:

1. To wake up early with a prayer and a plan in mind from the word of God. Think of something always before you do anything. Use your imagination. Imagine that…. Imagine this….. As Christain we are not allowed to cheat our friends or any body else. But we must do something with our current situation. Your true inspiration should come from the word of God. Meditate it day and night. Feel free to refer to the manual any time of the day or the night. Your true happiness is from the words of hope that is promised to us. 

2. Remind the Lord always the promises he made to you. It shows you are in expectation mode and you don’t forget it. 

3. Fear no one. Be vigilant all the time. Know what is going on around you. We even have the sixth sense, the Holy Ghost, and use it intensively. 

4. Take it easy on watching and listening unnecessary things and be a victim of it. 

5. Diligently sow by faith so that you would harvest in abundance. Every one even your friends are rewarded a prize before you. Why? Because, there is a general principle that work for everybody: Diligently sow anything possibly then, you will reap exactly the type of seed you saw multiple times. 

6. Always be in receptive mode that you may receive wisdom from the Lord. Communicate with God through the Spirit of God within you. Don’t let any hour pass by without listening to his voice.

7. You also need to start with low force in the beginning. Always what matters is the end no matter what you did at the beginning. Life exam is 30(mid)-70(final) mode. In any kind of evaluation mode or critical time try not to impress with all you have at the beginning. This is what everybody does. So if you want to win, save what you have at the end because that is the decisive moment. Save it or lose it! 

8. About what you have, your money, humility, kindness, honesty, truth, kindness, love, use them in every occasion you have. Use it or lose it! Don’t be afraid. 

9. Most importantly, prophesize on your destiny. You have the power of life and death on your mouth. Meekness is of the heart and it is for the Lord. Your action and attitude towards people is also an important instrument for success. Word of faith is what you need to speak always upon your destiny. Speak the word of God which is prosperity and wisdom on your destiny. You shall not be less than the best. We are the winners of all. We have all we need to succeed which is God almighty. We should bear fruits for this is what the Lord wants. 

If we make profits with our talents and inner potential, God will be happy with us. He would reply to us, “Well done, you humble and loyal servant! I shall delegate you over more glorious things.” You should also have great ambition for accomplishment of your future career. Be the best leading professional, pastor, teacher or anybody the Lord created you to be. Read the stories of the success of many God fearing individuals. Don’t envy the wicked. You are what you have no idea you are. Only God knows your true identity. You are the next big thing that the world hope to see for the glory of God. Praise God and glory to God in Jesus Name!

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. - Genesis 1:28

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 15, 2014     | 2,378 Views    |   
 

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

When we are called to the kingdom of God through Christ, we have to renew our mind and walk by faith with the principle of the new covenant that God has made with us. One of the things we have to know is that we have to love others no matter who they are.

God called us in to his embrace with only one thing in his mind. He called us to save us for our good and not for his own sake. God is not a human to be selfish. He is compassionate and loving God that he sacrificed his only son to create a path for us to come to him out of destruction and reunite with him in love.

But most of us still walk in darkness; that is without love. We mistreat those who mistreat us. We hold grudge on those who don’t like us. We don’t forgive but walk in hate. But that is not what God has called us in to. This is not his will for our lives. This is not what he sent his son to be crucified on the cross for us.

I pray that may God have mercy on our souls. Especially to those who bring the temptation. I mean how great our sins would be in front of Jesus. I would say that in all of this I have learned that nothing is too good. Nothing is comparable with God’s love. 

And as for flesh and blood, I hate it. Thinking about it is death and destruction. How can you think of eating? You say for lunch we will do this and that. For our honey moon, we are going to go there and do stuff. Keep what you know for yourself. Do you have any idea the level of how open you should be? Talking about our past experience, our past even mentioning the past is a great weakness. Whoever life it is. I mean it is pain after all and it has nothing to do with the future. 

Paul said it precisely:

I forget the past and only stretch towards the future to hold what the Lord has prepared for me. 

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, - Philippians 3:13

If you want to talk about tomorrow, talk about hope in the Lord. If you want to talk about anything, talk about love. You will never go wrong with love. 

Once in a while we forget about your love. So much you teach us and so much you love us. How can we forget that we are forgiven?  How come we fail to express our love to others? Where does our proud come from? How is hate found in us after all God has been so merciful to us? How would God treat us from now on? 

As I have not done what I have promised to you that is to be humble and loving as little children. Please forgive me father. I couldn’t express love as the true love you have shown me. I know it is placed somewhere in me. But yet I am closed to those who need it most. I am not cold or hot. I am a Luke worm and the Lord is going to spit me out of his mouth. 

We have a promise from God to be loved unconditionally, to get support in our needs, to be honored and rewarded, to laugh with us and cry with us, to bless what we love and to curse what we hate and to be cherished for as long as we shall live.

It is not only the superficial forgiveness the Lord expect from us. He wants us to forgive from our heart and to love those who mistreat us knowingly or unknowingly. This doesn’t mean we have be always a victim of their wickedness. We have to know how to live wisely in this wicked world like a serpent and a dove and directed by the Holy Spirit all the time.

 

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:8

 

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.Matthew 6:15

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 14, 2014     | 2,725 Views    |   
 

Our words whether it the thoughtfulness and kindness or all form of bitterness and anger, it will build or destroy our relationship one way or the other. The gateway through our lives is our heart through our senses. It is also true that our lives is completely fall upon about what we think and experience on a daily basis.

Words alone will not produce any fruit. But words of faith backed up with constructive actions will produce good results. I would like to discuss the benefits of speaking with care that can positively affect our lives and the lives of others.

I think no one has enough wisdom to differentiate every evil thing from good but the Spirit of God in us knows everything. No one can tell the danger that is about to come except God can guide you through all of your difficulties and challenges in life.

Our words that come from our mouth are direct results of the current state of our heart. They are one of many ways to manifest our feelings to others. If they are used for the better, they can save us from a lot of things. But if we use them to degrade and devour others, there will be a bad consequence that we have to pay at a higher cost.


We may want to keep our feelings for ourselves, but sometimes the tone of our voice, intonation, the words we choose, our gesture and actions, will show that one way or the other. We know from experience that if we keep what we know to ourselves, we will escape a lot of problem.

Open your mouth and you will be in a great deal of problem. Does this mean that we need to be boring and completely external to the family and friends around us? I don’t think that is what it is meant to be said. If we are going to enjoy the good fruits that life has to offer, we must keep our mouth from saying anything wrong and negative to others.

The word of God told us that we shall eat the works of our hand and the words of our mouth. Therefore, it is very crucial to know that what we say is equally important as what we do. You are what you think and confess every day. As a man thinks it in his heart, so is he. 

So watch your heart very carefully. The words that come out of your heart and the words that come in to your heart. Both have the same power either to build or destroy your relationship with others. We need to worry about what we put in to our heart because if we put garbage in there, we will speak all non-sense and unwholesome words.

If we build our inner being with the words that comes from God, we can offer words of comfort and help when it is time to do so. Hence, it is very important to watch closely what we are exposing ourselves in to on a daily basis.

May God bless you for reading this blog and may the Lord help us in investing our time on things that have a good outcome to build and lead our lives for his glory and for our benefit of us. May the Lord gives us the wisdom to speak kind words to each other and not the words of hate, intimidation and frustration, in Jesus Name. Amen!

Jeremiah 17:10 “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Proverbs 22:11 He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

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        Fasika    |    Aug. 13, 2014     | 2,508 Views    |   
 

      

God has tried to reveal himself to us in the past. He has used everything we know to show us his love. Every one we know is good to us because God have been kind to us. I come to realize even the great things we have in life was not good if it wasn t for God. Even the sweetest moments of our lives were created by him. 

 

We had put our trust to love on somebody but God proved us wrong. God is our loving father forever. We would not find pleasure on our own. We could be blessed with many children. We could be blessed with a beautiful, wise and obedient wife. We could marry a noble man who fears the Lord in every aspect of his life. 

 

But still he is the crown of our lives. He take all the glory and control our full heart. He is jealous God in a certain way we would understand. It is not a selfish jealousy. He is the Lord Almighty, the God of heavens and earth and he does not need anything from nobody. He is the creator and he does not envy anyone. 

 

But whenever one knows love, he will come to understand jealousy of a certain kind. If one really love his wife or husband, would he/she be willing to share her with somebody else. Even sinners do not want to do that. Now God has allowed certain things to take control our lives. 

When it comes to love, our full heart should be given to him. No money, education, friends, family, or any other thing has power over us to rule us. We shouldn t allow loving them as our God. 

 

If we start to do that, we will fail. What will happen next is simple. 

God will take them from us so that he can get our full attention. I mean if he loves us, he will do that for our benefit. All of them are not real. All of them are ways to understand his love for us. If somebody tells you that you got to use all your desires to be successful in life, don't believe it. 

 

In other words, we might be successful but still we won t have God. There is no way we will find God by putting him second. After all, what good is it to us if we gain the whole world but lose our very soul? In other words to express this in light of love: What good is to gain everything but to lose the very thing your soul loves most. 

 

If we don't love God from the beginning, I don't know what to say about that. But we are all forcefully taken out of his presence because of our sinful nature. We are stranded because we are disobedient sons and daughter of the Lord. What better thing is it to us that to get back to him and live with him? 

 

There is no True love than the one who loves us first. God loves us by giving his son for us for him to be crucified and bring salvation to all of us. Do you know when Jesus dies on the cross; he dies trusting that we will be good one day?

When he took all the misery for us it was to show us how much he loves us and to redeem us from the wrath of God and eternal fire. But no one believed him that he was doing so. They considered him a sinful person.

That they even say the Lord is punishing for his own sins. They don't even consider him as worthy as a murder. They compare him with a murderer and like him not. Did he say anything about it? No. Did he complain to the father? No. Did he say why do you send me? No. Did he curse us in his heart? No.

He knew exactly what he was doing and did it accordingly.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with we all. In Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        Tewodros    |    Jun. 26, 2014     | 2,385 Views    |    1 Comments
 

       

If somebody speaks a lie and say I am from God he is a liar in deed. God hates a lying tongue. He hates a deceitful mouth so much. It might be so simple and easy for the person who speaks it but it so disgusting to God almighty. 

 

You know why? It is because a deceiver betrays trust. He put dispute among brothers, he completely work against Gods will and against his plan to our lives. 

 

Many times we give too much attention to a silly sin that looks like to us harder to resist like for example sexual sin. We never win the battle, not because they are really hard, but because God is not with us at all. 

 

Aha! Why God is not helping us? Because we make him too much angry by doing sins so many times, sins that seems almost negligible for us but can make God really angry. 

 

He is angry not because we are weak. If he hates our weakness, Jesus might not die for us But God is angry because we are not even aware of our mistakes. 

 

We are too senseless sometimes and unwise that we don't even know when we make God unhappy. And one of those moments is when we speak a bold lie to others. Lying put shame onto our soul and by lying we lower our selves of our virtue and dignity. 

 

What is it the idea of lying by saying: I do it for a non-selfish reason ? We lie and we say we did it to protect somebody else. We cheat and we will say this is to promote or bring something good to other people lives. 

 

While every act of cheating will be find out, it is not a good idea at all to do it in the first place. There are many reasons why we led in to the temptation of the sin of lying and cheating. 

 

Rebekah the mother of Jacob has taken the responsitbilty of making her son to cheat on his brother. She did this for her son s sake out of her deep love. But when we read the whole story about Jacob, we will realize that the blessings she wanted for her son was delayed, it was with much labor and pain and doesn't come with out its consequences. 

 

We all know sin has its own consequences and the consequence of cheating his own brother, Jacob was himself cheated by Laban of his right to get what he wanted. He cheated him with his first wife. He cheated him with the number of years of work to get a wife. 

 

 

He cheated him with his salary. He cheated him almost in every aspect of his life where we wanted to get a fair decision from his uncle. He also faced the danger of death from his brother because of his actions.

Although the promise God has made to Jacob was real, he did not get it with out paying the price because of his self indulging behavior and the attitude of his mother. This is one of the important lessons on the fact that almost all of our actions have their consequences.

This is also a lesson on sticking to God s plan no matter what and not to lean on our own understanding. Sometimes the lesson boil down to one thing and that is don't try to be smart .

It is amazing how the kingdom of God works. We think we do God a great favor by lying and cheating. But the fact is we add up a great sorrow to our soul and another year of slavery and journey in the wilderness because of what we do with out the consent of our God is nothing but rebellion against the word of God.

When Jacob almost finished learning the lesson, he was able to return to his inheritance in his father home. When he comes out form Laban s house, he did not take anything that is not his. He was faithful in everything he was doing and taking full responsibility to his actions.

The story shows that Jacob learned the lesson even if it is the hard way. Is it not the Lord s him self said in one of the Ten Commandments? 'Do not desire to posses anything that belongs to another person - not a house, wife, a slave, a donkey, or anything else.'

We all face the same kind of situation that Jacob faces almost on daily basis. We want to do the right thing but the question is do we do it in the right way?

After all what matter most in the end is not how big is our stories and how tall is our building. God doesn't really care on our own accomplishment if we don't take into consideration the steps we take to reach there. Neither he is interested in the artistic, unless we take his consolidation in to the equation.

Not only every sin has its consequences but also it has the power to lead to other kinds of sins unless we come to our senses and seek forgiveness from the Lord on time.

We learned that Rebekah has to lie again and again to cover up the first sin she has made. She said she want send Jacob to her brother s house not because his brother want to kill him but because she is afraid Jacob might end up marring one of Hittite women.



Genesis 27:

Jacob said, But my brother Esau is a hairy man while I have smooth skin. What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.

His mother said to him, My son, let the curse fall on me. Just do what I say; go and get them for me. He went to his father and said, My father. Yes, my son, he answered. Who is it? Jacob said to his father, I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.

Isaac asked his son, How did you find it so quickly, my son? The Lord your God gave me success, he replied.

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Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob. When Rebekah was told what her older son Esau had said, she sent for her younger son Jacob and said to him, Your brother Esau is planning to avenge himself by killing you. Now then, my son, do what I say: Flee at once to my brother Laban in Harran.

Stay with him for a while until your brother s fury subsides. When your brother is no longer angry with you and forgets what you did to him, I ll send word for you to come back from there. Why should I lose both of you in one day?
Then Rebekah said to Isaac, I m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.

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        Tewodros    |    Jun. 25, 2014     | 2,098 Views    |    1 Comments
 

      

The most dangerous thing about human beings is their willing power to do anything. So God can't control any thing around that. God will do any thing in his mighty power to keep us with him. I believed in my entire life that no one will burn in hell forever, except the devil of course.

I was so reluctant in life. Why? Because of his graceful mercy and every thing about the Lord compassion that is he is full of LOVE. Well, devil almost takes me through destruction because of this. Still I have a difficulty understanding this. Still I am striving to be able to grasp this concept and share the truth about it. I know I am doing my best to please God. I guess that is all I need to do. May be more, I don't know.

 

Knowing God s will is finding a great peace from our uncertainties. Knowing God is more of believing in him and establishing a faithful relationship with him. Who knows God with out believing him first? Who says for sure I know my Lord with out surrendering his life? Who can see God with out leaving everything for him?

 

Who will fully trust God while one hand is on the wheel? Trust is the key. I see that I don't even fully trust in God sometimes. I see that I want to be a co-pilot. Does the creator of the earth and heavens need assistance? Does God ever need our help to do his will other than to be completely surrendering our selfish desires and follow him?

 

May be the cause of our unbelief is that we might probably spent all of our lives in a secular manner. May be we miss understood the advice that says, The Lord will help those who help them selves . This would put too much confusion to us. It sounds as if we should do all manner of things according to our understanding of his will without making sure it is. 

 

I believe the message shall be better understood as: 

Do your work according to his will but not according to your own version of it, and leave the rest to God with no worries and anxieties no matter what .

 

Jesus already knew that he is going to die and rise up. Scriptures has already written for him to confirm that. I don't think he cried for deliverance at the cross even when they mock him and make fun of him. He said, if I had asked my father for help, he would have sent me legions of angels right now . This means he didn t ask for help.

 

He didn t ask it because he knows his destiny and every single step he should follow to reach there. We might know about our destiny but the steps that we should take to reach there may be hidden from us. How do we know our steps? HOLY SPIRIT.

 

He is so special, so close, so clear and concise. We know him and we heard him many times before. But we didn t always listen to him as we should do. Because of that we will get in to all manner of troubles. 

He is the one that Jesus preferred to go so that he will come. Jesus is saying, while I am with you, you didn t know me.

So Jesus preferred to go to his father and come back to his beloved. In every one of us, he always wants to whisper something precious than pure gold and silver.

He would always say all night and all day:
I love you. I have proof in my hand that I have pained for you. I have payed all the price that is necessary for us to be together. I will never leave you till the end of time.

I will always be there for you. You don't have to be afraid of anything. I have defeated the world. Please don't do that and you need to start to do this, till I come and take you to the place I have prepared for you in my father's house.


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Jun. 24, 2014     | 2,347 Views    |   
 

After all those years of hard knocks and difficult times, we come too far to quit. This is not the time to quit as God controls everything. If we have the power to quit, we do it long time ago. The Lord has put a mark on his children. No devil can test them, mock them, and do what ever he wants with them. Therefore he cannot control our destiny. Our destiny is pre-designed and predetermined by God.  

No one knows our destiny except through him. The Lord has given us every opportunity. The things we get in life that we don't deserve is not because we are better than our friends. But God help us just to take us to our destiny and to fulfill his plan in our lives. If he wants us to live a normal life, we might not get those chances. God has stated it, he will finish it.  

The battle belongs to God Almighty. No arrogant devil can snatch us from his hand. He is not human to lie with his promises. He is able to keep his children with him. He is God almighty. No one insult him and live in peace.  

God has given his children incompatible great power through Christ. In our hand, just for own sake, there is some glory, hidden for us, prepared for us before time begins. But we haven t seen it yet. When the time comes, we will know. The devil doesn't want us to get there. He will fight us with every bit of strength. But the more he fights us, the stronger we will be. God allow him only for this purpose. The more he baffles us, the quicker we will get to our destiny.  

We are like mighty solders who are fierce in battle. The more our enemies tried to catch us, the stronger we will get because more blood will flow in to our veins. There will be more energy in our spiritual mussels pumped all the way from the heart of heavens. Sooner we will find ourselves so mighty in battle that they will no longer be able to stand before us.  

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN! 

Ephesians 1:17 - I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

 





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        tewodros    |    Jun. 23, 2014     | 2,116 Views    |   
 

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.b My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Instantiate the spirit of battle in me, O Lord in Jesus name! Give me my previous privilege of being your son my Lord and my God. I will cry on to you. Restore my faith in you. 

To whom I shall cry? Whom I have on earth but you? Whom I have in heaven but you? I will not stop crying on to you until you hear me and help me. I believe I am not crying in vain. I believe you when you do miracles in people lives. I saw you delivering and snatching men from the mouths of the lions.  

I need my miracles too. I want you to snatch me from the belly of the python. I am in hell burning day and night. Save me my Lord, I have no one to help me. I will spend the rest of my life in service to you.  

I will be grateful and I will proclaim your name to generations. I will speak of your salvation to my brothers. It is only you that I believe and love more than anything in life. It is this curse that sucks my blood day and night which hides your face from me. You know I have no one but you, O Lord.  

You know I am considered worthless in front of any one for your name's sake, my Lord. I was delightful in my shame as long as I keep your promises. I never forget your teachings except this terrible disease. The curse that I got it from the darkness of this world is almost finishing me.  

Don't you want me Lord? If I die, I say my family or me deserve what we do with this life. I won't feel pity for any of that. But what about you, dear God. Do you want the death of the sinner?  

What about the vision you gave me? What about all those promises you made to me? I know I have forgotten some of them but you can always remind me of them. Isn't you that said, "I will never leave you nor for sake you".  

You promised, I will be with you till the end. You were confident on yourself when you made your promises. You were not relying on any body but you when you come to me. 

I don't believe and never believed that I heard the wrong message from you. I know my callings and it is been confirmed by your messengers many times. Your love is fading in me since I am not practicing it. And this makes you unhappy I know.

And this brings a curse to me. If not preaching or teaching, I can do something to your kingdom. Even dying in your hand is a great privilege. Your presence is all I need; it provides salvation for my soul. You are all I have got on earth.

I will dedicate a time for you Lord and see your face daily. Just take my sins away from me that cover your face from me. I will get back to you and I will do well as before. I will be trusting on you and strive to keep my promises.

I will always be in a spirit of prayer and thanks giving for everything you do for me. I will fast and pray and listen to your Word so that I shall be strong in your Spirit. I will always sing of your love and praises in the midst of your congregation.

If we return to our God with all our heart, he is willing to forgive all our sins and able to cleanse us from our inequities with the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. Worthy is the Lamb to receive glory and honor for the kingdom of God shall stand forever.

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        tewodros    |    Jun. 20, 2014     | 4,751 Views    |    2 Comments
 

When Jesus met with that Samaritan woman, she tried to hide her bad personal experience like anybody does. But Jesus told her everything she had gone through. He didn't say that she had lied because she didn't tell the truth. 

 

Here is the thing; you can't call a person a liar just because he didn't tell the truth. She hid her pain and misery that make her walk in sorrow. She didn't want to tell that to every stranger she met. But you can see how truthful she was when she told everybody about the messiah that she had found on her way home. 

 

She met the savior and He told her everything good and bad about her life. You can't judge anybody unless you know everything. Jesus didn't even judge her that she had a bad luck that every man she married had left her. But we know according to our custom that this lady might have been criticized and judged by the society. That is why she had hidden the truth from Jesus when she first met him. 

 

Now, Jesus being the creator and Lord, knew everything about her life, didn't want to judge her. This should be the character we should build the rest of our lives. Don't judge nobody, not even yourself! The only good we can get from it is that we create an opportunity for the devil to ruin our lives. 

 

People are in pain and misery that they experience every day because of our judgmental behavior. Not even with lots of cries and fasting and humility of the heart you can't fix it what is already broken. We should not use our 'righteousness' to judge somebody. 

 

How do we not know everything about another person and judge them anyway?  We don't even know how to act and behave. In the first place, we don't want anybody to judge us. We don't even want anybody trying to change us. We all know that we are created to fill an empty space in God's kingdom. We know the fact that we are created to complete a given purpose. 

 

God bless you for reading this blog about judgment. Before we even think about judging someone, we must think that we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus out of forgiveness of God and any negative attitude towards others will degrade the value of our redemption that Christ has paid for our sins. 

 

God has loved us all and extended his mercy indefinitely so that we all can be children of God and love each other freely without boundaries. Forgiveness is the key to happy life and prosperity, not judgment. It shouldn't be our nature to judge someone instead of showing love and respect towards them the way we want them to love and respect us. 

 

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        tewodros    |    Jun. 19, 2014     | 2,281 Views    |   
 

We do not live as they live. We are not called for drinking, eating and chatting. We are called for a glorious purpose that brings glory to God s name. He ordained us in the beginning for the greatest life of all. We don't see as they see, we don't talk as they talk. We are special people of God. In the end the scripture says, people start to marry each other, there will be a lot of celebration and will forget the return of the Lamb of God, the holy one.

 

But you dearest, watch the time and seasons as the coming of the Lord is unknown. Only God knows when, not even the son of man knows that day. But woe to those that are pregnant with the staff of this world, as that day becomes a lot of trouble for them. I mean tell me how good is to get deep in to the garbage of this world since the end of time is getting closer one level at a time?

 

How good is to have so and so cars or houses or a husband or a wife, which have no values in the kingdom of God? So when we want to tell God about our husband or wife, let us tell him interms of the benefits they have to us to bring glory to God and what benefit are we to them to accomplish their purpose on earth.

 

This could be a car or whatever we have that we are proud of it. It is good to know that every thing we have in life is not a real thing that we should put our heart on it. It is a test by the Lord if we will use as an opportunity to bliss him and glorify him with it or any thing we want it but God told us not to use it. And if we must obey, we must obey it like an earthly father test the LOVE of his child by giving him something and see if we can be faithful and can be trusted.

 

It is faithfulness if we can easily give it back to our father and mother whenever we are asked to give it back. We are trustworthy if we can use it as the father tells us to use it. But most of us, we focused so much in the toy. That is why we don't know how to use it appropriately. And even worse we forget who gave it to us to use in the first place. There is no problem if we like the toy but better we know there is a real thing coming. And the toy is nothing compared to it.

 

So Let us not forget the real gift of God which is joy, kindness, happiness, LOVE, compassion, mercy, praise, worship, honor, dignity, friendship, and truthfulness by focusing too much on the fancy item we have. Most of all don't miss the eternal purpose of life, the main reason we are born to do by becoming too much blind from the deceitfulness of the world.

Yes, it is sometimes inevitable to face disappointments as we are little children of God and it is easy to miss his will easily. We used to be more disobedient when we were little children than we are now to our earthly parents. But now as we grow older, we also grow wise. We no longer make the same mistake that makes our parents unhappy.


Same is true with father God. We have to know him more of him everyday in order to know his real purpose in life. Let us not forget, God is not on the side of sinners. So we should hate evil and do what is right. We miss his plan for us because we don't know him. We forgot what he has done to our lives. The pattern of his covenant and his miracles and wonders are proofs that he is miracle maker and He is a God of principle. If we abide by his word, he is willing to do his miracles for us. He does it according to his principles.


We should always seek and do good to remind him his promises he has made to us in his word. It is a covenant between him and us. It is bondage that will stay forever.


Let us not also forget we are called everyday, most importantly to tell his wonderful LOVE to others who may need it to establish their relationship to God through Jesus Christ. Let s not hesitate to share our lives and tell what God has done for us thorough Christ Jesus.


This way we will not be put to shame and our spirit will not hold responsible for the destructions of the sinful world. Most importantly let us avoid anything in our lives whether it is sin or a bad habit or anything at all that will darken our lives and lose the transparency of our heart which eventually make us unable to shine the glory of God in our lives.


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit help us finish our journey with hope, faith and LOVE in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Jun. 18, 2014     | 1,897 Views    |   
 

Well first of all it may not be the will of God. This doesn't mean God is selfish who only do what he wants. The thing is it is much better for us to be unhappy and to get in to heaven than to get what we want and be destroyed with it. What we wish is far from what we really need: God knows what we really need.

 

For example, we used to get easily attracted to someone who is not the will of God for us. But we wanted to be with him/her anyways. When God gives, God gives the best. There is no sorrow and grief in God's gift.

Man doesn't get what he wants also because unresolved issues in terms of curses when we really screw up and accumulate curse on our lives. 

This will affect the level of success we experience in our lives. In other words, curse is the transgression of Gods word - A more strong state of sin. They can be broken by the blood of Jesus. But some times you have to pay the prices too.

 

You see a man shall harvest what he saw. This is the biggest curse that was put up on our lives at the time of fall. But God doesn't allow eternal destruction with it. He sent his son for this purpose to deliver us from our selves. But as I mentioned before, we have to live up to the consequences of our actions.

 

When we really commit sin we will be in great trouble, troubles that might last all our earthly life. Paul said, according to their great wickedness, I curse them on earth . He also said so that they may be entered in to heaven when they died. He is saying unless they are admonished of their actions, they cannot enter in to heaven. 

 

1 Timothy 1: 20 

Some people have made a mess of their faith because they didn't listen to their consciences. Two of them are Hymenaeus and Alexander. I have given these men over to the power of Satan, so they will learn not to oppose God

 

It is better for them to enter in to Gods kingdom with one eye or one leg than to be a full body and burn in hell. This kind of curse is the strongest one and only we and God can deal with it. How do we know our curses are so strong? It is because it won t go away from us for so long.

 

Is there any way we can get rid of it? Yes. But this is through complete surrendering of our lives to Jesus Christ. I mean completely and if we live in such a way that we can no longer think for ourselves. You see like the level of medical treatment you need depends on how sick you are. The same is true with consistent curse. Some of us don't want to go to this serous treatment.


So we will die with our sins and go to hell unless we do something about it. Some put everything they have got which is their earthly life to be delivered from it. The decision is ours but we better chose eternal life. It doesn't take much to give our selves for Christ. We were servants of the evil with out our will. He forced us or tricks us to do his evilest things.


Our father is full compassion and LOVE. Remember that our curse do not make God happy. They are the proofs of our separation from God. But they cannot be considered as a punishment which will make the compassionate God cruel to punish us like that. But they are only the consequences of our actions. There are always rules and if we pass the line between right and wrong, danger is inevitable. So please don't blame God for your curses.


That will only make our problems last longer. Always focus on the solution. Ask God what to do. Let s tell him that we want to be a servant if not a son of the living GOD. Here is the rule of thumb. We will need at least the same amount of time we spent doing the curse, to get out of it. But Let us not worry about that as long as we start it now, today.


Resistance is the gap between our lived life and our unlived life. Resistance is what keeps us from sitting down and do our soul calling. Resistance is the most powerful force on the planet. Resistance can make us do all manner of unwanted things with out even knowing it. You don't know what it is and what cause your problem.


It can take any form to deceive us. It emanate from inside not from out side. It gives us any reason not to do what we have to do. It knows us in every way and it can reason out and rationalize to keep us from following our dream. The only way to run from it is to use the guide of the Holy Spirit all the time. don't trust on your self or rely too much on your plan. Validate your way every minute and the Lord will tell what to do.


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Jun. 17, 2014     | 2,226 Views    |   
 

There is the reason why we are not to make love with our spouse before marriage. The idea is we need to be able to use the same energy and passion to navigate through each other before coming to that point where we really want to share our body to our marriage partner.

It is to be able to understand the mind and soul and spirit of one another even before to be one in flesh. So we need to be one in words and understanding the mind of one another. 

We need to come to common decisions easily. We need to learn to submit us for another for the sake of the relationship we are about to make. We need to see one wants as ours. We need to reach one for another. We need to start carry loads one for another. While we start to do that we will develop love and trust. 

But if we start building relationship from the flesh perspective, then everything will fall apart because we are trying to start building a house from the roof. We have to have a strong foundation of love and relationship to be able to form a long time relationship. 

That is by coming to understand why God wants us not to be slaves of our emotions through sexual relationship before marriage. Everybody knows that we have to wait some time to do that. But how long? Three weeks? Three month? Or three years?

The answer will be on the fact that how deep the relationship goes. And if it does, how committed are we to establish a marital relationships. If we need space and freedom before establishing that then lets take all the time we need. Marriage is not something we put aside once we are in to it. It requires most of our time and heart and our energy. 

The other reason we should not be in to sexual relationship before marriage is that: Once we done that we are highly susceptible for causing anger on one another. This is because sex is what makes us one with our wife or husband according to the word of God. 

That means it will make us highly vulnerable to disappointments and anger by our own partner if one don't know what makes our partner offended. That will in turn disrupt the relationship and hence there is a possibility of destroying it with out knowledge. 

So what is the rule of thumb, the piece of advice, a little bit of wisdom here? Fear the Lord and honor him by not doing sex before marriage. For those who have made it already and still not married, it is a wise decision to stop doing it and wait until getting married. 

If one insists and urges to have it, then it is good to discuss this with him or her in detail. One may not see the danger of it so one has to explain deeply in a more sensible manner. 

It is not possible to be able to understand completely who our friend really is in time. It is always a challenge. Especially for those who want to get married, it is an important issue. The only way one will understand and learn about another is through the same spirit that is in that person which is in us also.

They say if we are not some how in to it how does one knows if we really love them or not. Ok find your own way of showing your love but don't even think about sex as a way to express love.

God knows and judges what we even think in our heart. Our impure thoughts and filthy dreams are one of the things we want to get rid of before we will catch up in the terrible sin of sexual immorality. It is amazing how God put it simply in his words that no sexual immoral person will get in in his kingdom.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us to teach us not to follow our temporary feelings for they are deceptive and help us establish a permanent faithful relationship our wife/husband and with God, in Jesus Name, AMEN!



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        tewodros    |    Jun. 16, 2014     | 2,228 Views    |   
 

Caring for Loved Ones:

We need to be close to God as much as we can. That will make us learn the tricks of the enemy real quick. What it takes us a month or one year, we can learn it in one day. How does the enemy win and take our loved ones in to this illusion world? The main problem we have is we tend to care less and criticize more. In this world, we shouldn't criticize no one, specially those who are in need of our love and support.

Now we nag, we criticize and we judge our loved ones. Our loved ones need to know we care for them. And we are on their side no matter what happens. We need to put our time, energy and resource on them. That is how we are to God. He never takes his eyes of us. And we can understand that easily. We can get comfort and security in this way. He makes us first because he knows there is always someone to distract us.

That is what we are, humans, we will always find someone who creates our world. A beautiful and silent world with out being nagged, criticized and judged. Sometimes we lose our loved ones while we think we are teaching them.

Little children do not get hard teachings easy to understand. In the process we let them go because were are not intimate with them. We need to be in to good relationship and companionship with our loved ones. 

May be for some of us this is something we are not familiar with. Something we never knew before. But we need to pray to God to teach us how to be intimate with one another being able to express our inner true feelings and how to treat the feelings of others 

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

Romans 2:4 - You surely don't think much of God's wonderful goodness or of his patience and willingness to put up with you. Don't you know that the reason God is good to you is because he wants you to turn to him?

Timothy 1:16 - But since I was worse than anyone else, God had mercy on me and let me be an example of the endless patience of Christ Jesus. He did this so that others would put their faith in Christ and have eternal life.

Ephesians 6:4 - Parents, don't be hard on your children. Raise them properly. Teach them and instruct them about the Lord.







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        tewodros    |    Apr. 14, 2014     | 2,456 Views    |    2 Comments
 

Love turn into Hate: 

Love can be changed to complete hate.  A thief never comes from far. The people who hurt us most are the ones that love us most. If relationship is not treated as it should be, it is dangerous. We will always be amazed how everything changes in this world. But most of all, we will be amazed how love changes in to hate.  

The level one can be so much in hate is the same level one can love. We didn't realized such kind of things in life. But they are still there happening to someone somewhere right now. And we need to be aware of it today just to make sure it will not happen to us.

Love is the main working domain of the wicked. The devil doesn't want to spend his time at the house where people are fighting. They are already in to his plan. But wherever there is true love, resistance is always there. And the only way to keep our loved ones together is to use God's wisdom.

Not to be smart on your own terms like we always tend to be. To pray for them constantly and to love them no matter what. To show them the love of God in Christ Jesus. We may think they don't know what we do. But the truth is they will realize it one day and they will start to change.

When the time comes, they will be sensitive and compassionate for others. But this will not happen accidentally. We need to intercede and ask God every day to change their lives. We need to pray that his love and mercy flow in to their heart and become a new person.

 The enemy is always confused on God's plans. God always comes when everything looks dead end. He comes to those who believes in him. Poor enemy always thinks he wins. In fact the situation makes it like we lose and he wins. Now in the eyes of human beings, that is true. But with our spiritual eyes wide open to see the truth, that is not the case.

 The way God sees it, we win, all the time. And the enemy is under our feet. He makes our enemy defeated because what Jesus has done at the Cross. We are prince and princesses who are rulers. Sometimes things look like they have gone too far.

But the war is over when God says it is over. We are servants, sons and soldiers. As servants, we will serve who are of God. As sons, we have great dominion and power over our enemies. As soldiers we fight the enemy, making him lose any captivities he holds.

Of course this is a war and in war people fall. Of course this is a big resistance more than we imagined. But remember, God always makes great warriors out of us. David, Gadion, Samson they all fight with the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will be up on you. He will make you defeat all your enemies. All of your OPPOSITION, RESISTANCE and WAR from your enemies!

If you enjoyed reading this blog, please continue reading the next blog in the series: Love Management Part 4: Loved Ones


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        tewodros    |    Apr. 11, 2014     | 2,429 Views    |   
 

 

Micah 7:5 -  
Don't trust anyone, not even your best friend, 
And be careful what you say to the one you love. 
Sons refuse to respect their own fathers, 
Daughters rebel against their own mothers, 
And daughters-in-law despise their mothers-in-law. 
Your family is now your enemy. 
But I trust the Lord God to save me, 
And I will wait for him to answer my prayer.

This is how the word of God describes how difficult life could be 
In the last days Jesus teaches that a brother will rise against his brother 
Knowingly or unknowingly we become enemies of each other 
They will do anything that seems to solve their problem.
Sometimes we say in agony and bitterness of our soul,  
How can I become this much ignorant? 
Due to my sufferings I even forget to eat 
What has made me laugh before is not funny anymore 
The enemy is getting bigger everyday 
How can a person like me fight with that on my own strength? 
As for me my lamentations are my dinner 
My tears are my drinks 
I wait for God no matter how long it takes 
In my problems I will wait for him 
My own family has turned their backs on me 
I don't know why 
Now who can be trusted? 
Whom shall I believe?
Then we lift our hands to God and pray,
Therefore I put my trust in the Lord
Where can I rest before coming to you Lord
My own house becomes my distress
Because of what is happening there
The enemy gathered around me and waited for my soul
They chocked me till my breath is finished in me
I know God, you see all that
I am calling your name and I know you will answer me
You will answer by fire and storm
I know you patiently wait until what you planned about them reaches
You don't leave your servant in the grave
I believe you Lord, Therefore I put my trust in you
I will make my enemies testify about my integrity
I will not envy their ways, rather I will follow you, my God
In everything they do to me, I will get revelation from you
The more they fight with me, I will be listening to your word more
This is one thing I will do, and I will do it for you, with you and by you
Weakness is our major enemy
Immaturity is our foe
Fear is what we need to fight every day
In revelation of God’s wisdom, we will walk in peace
Daily, we will seek his guidance
Surely, we will find God’s will
Honestly, we will serve him
With a brave heart, we will follow him
Whatever it is, we will not get out of his ways
However long it takes, we will see what we have lived to see
They say, "You will never learn how to pray till your child start driving"
We were weak and caught only by our own ways
Our own plans and motives become a deadly snare to our feet
Now when trouble comes day by day
And when we have no options but to turn our face to God, we begged him for guidance
Some of us are with so many burden and heavy responsibilities
Where shall we go in times of troubles?
All our instincts tells us we have to come to God
No one help us in times of trouble.
In fact they want us to fall and never to rise again

If you enjoyed reading this blog, please continue reading the next blog in the series: Love Management Part 3

 

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 10, 2014     | 2,311 Views    |   
 

In this series we will learn about how it is difficult to live life with opposition from our own friends and family. Sometimes our own flesh and blood can become dangerous and unknowingly fight against us that will have a huge impact on our relationship to God through Christ.  

We will also learn that no matter what they do on to us, they do not mean to hurt us and that only because they loved us inside and they don't know how. The Bible says: Due to lack of knowledge the people have perished.

It is good to know everything that God wants us to know. We don't say, I didn t know about that. I wish I did. The wisdom of this world is far from God's eternal plan. We don't see as they see. Even we don't see as God see unless the Holy Spirit revealed it to us. How does it feel to be alone? 

Nothing to be depending on. Not getting what you have wished. Sometimes we start to feel all of that. We have sinned against God and we will be left alone just for a while. But I know God hears our prayers no matter what. 

There is nothing hidden from him. I believed all of our prayers according to God s will, will be answered. Because God loved us first and we know we love him too. In times when we have no one or nothing to put our trust, In times when we wished not to see any one. Not to seek any advice from blood and flesh. We fear not to talk to any one. Due to the wickedness of human heart.

In times when our enemies appointed a date to destroy us. They already planned in every way possible that we should be perished. The worst part of it is they are those whom we care about. Our own family and friends can become our own enemies. Whether it is according to the desire to serve God or some other reason. They put their every thing to destroy us. They also used all their power to crash us. 

We on the other hand don't have any intention to fight back. Except praying with intercede for Mercy of God. We kept our mouth shut and our heart far away from our own sisters and brothers. We didn t know this much up to this moment. That is why what they will do can be more than what they have already done. Without understanding of Gods will for them, they are perishing away!

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 8, 2014     | 2,157 Views    |   
 

I believe accoutability is very  crucial in a Christians life.  When one is surounded - so to speak- with famliy and friends the person's life is out in the open;and he/she becomes cautious in his/her Christian life. This will in turn help that individual to grow. Ofcourse, the person should be acountable to God first: thinking '  what would God think about this situation?'  But I have found out that when you know that you are being watched, you work harder, act better and refrain from sinful deeds. In addition, familiy and friensd, admonish you, and also encourage you -which I think is excellent because it makes you a better person. Although a Chrisitian person's life shouldnt be life like the celebrities in such a way that every little move is watched, a Christian should have fellow Chrstian friends to formulate accountablity.

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        Eskedar    |    Apr. 7, 2014     | 2,189 Views    |    1 Comments
 


1 Corinthians 7 -

Now I will answer the questions that you asked in your letter. You asked, "Is it best for people not to marry?" Well, having your own husband or wife should keep you from doing something immoral. Husbands and wives should be fair with each other about having sex[fulfill his marital duty to his wife]. A wife belongs to her husband instead of to herself, and a husband belongs to his wife instead of to himself. So don't refuse sex to each other, unless you agree not to have sex for a little while, in order to spend time in prayer. 

Then Satan won't be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control. In my opinion that is what should be done, though I don't know of anything the Lord said about this matter. I wish that all of you were like me, but God has given different gifts to each of us. Here is my advice for people who have never been married and for widows. You should stay single, just as I am. But if you don't have enough self-control, then go ahead and get married. After all, it is better to marry than to burn with desire. I instruct married couples to stay together, and this is exactly what the Lord himself taught. A wife who leaves her husband should either stay single or go back to her husband. And a husband should not leave his wife. 

I don't know of anything else the Lord said about marriage. All I can do is to give you my own advice. If your wife isn't a follower of the Lord, but is willing to stay with you, don't divorce her. If your husband isn't a follower, but is willing to stay with you, don't divorce him. Your husband or wife who isn't a follower is made holy by having you as a mate. This also makes your children holy and keeps them from being unclean in God's sight. 

If your husband or wife isn't a follower of the Lord and decides to divorce you, then you should agree to it. You are no longer bound to that person. After all, God chose you and wants you to live at peace. 16And besides, how do you know if you will be able to save your husband or wife who isn't a follower? 

I don't know of anything that the Lord said about people who have never been married. But I will tell you what I think. And you can trust me, because the Lord has treated me with kindness. 26We are now going through hard times, and I think it is best for you to stay as you are. If you are married, stay married. If you are not married, don't try to get married. It isn't wrong to marry, even if you have never been married before. But those who marry will have a lot of trouble, and I want to protect you from that. 

My friends, what I mean is that the Lord will soon come, and it won't matter if you are married or not. 30It will be all the same if you are crying or laughing, or if you are buying or are completely broke. It won't make any difference how much good you are getting from this world or how much you like it. This world as we know it is now passing away. I want all of you to be free from worry. An unmarried man worries about how to please the Lord. But a married man has more worries. He must worry about the things of this world, because he wants to please his wife. 

So he is pulled in two directions. Unmarried women and women who have never been married worry only about pleasing the Lord, and they keep their bodies and minds pure. But a married woman worries about the things of this world, because she wants to please her husband. What I am saying is for your own good--it isn't to limit your fredom. I want to help you to live right and to love the Lord above all else. But suppose you are engaged to someone old enough to be married, and you want her so much that all you can think about is getting married. Then go ahead and marry. There is nothing wrong with that.

But it is better to have self-control and to make up your mind not to marry. It is perfectly all right to marry, but it is better not to get married at all. A wife should stay married to her husband until he dies. Then she is free to marry again, but only to a man who is a follower of the Lord. However, I think I am obeying God's Spirit when I say she would be happier to stay single.



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        tewodros    |    Apr. 4, 2014     | 3,391 Views    |   
 


Faithfulness doesn’t focus on the enemy we kill rather it is about to use and depend on God's name to kill a giant enemy. It is all about trust and LOVE and hope and faith. When it is in our capability, we find no help. But when it is more than we can bear, help has already come to us.   

No disappointment, no anger is bigger than faithfulness. But in these last days, pleasure is its major enemy.  

Jesus said, 

I seek not my own pleasure but to do what my father tells me to do. 

He also said in some other place, 

If you believe in me, ask me and I will do it. 

Jesus gives his desire for his father and whoever believes in him.  

The desire of a man is to his parents when he was young, to serve his wife (when he has one) and his parents when he was adult and to his God when he was old enough and wise enough to serve the Holy one.  

The quality how good we will serve our family depends totally how well we serve our parents. The quality how good we will serve our God depends totally how well we serve our parents and our family. 

I believe faithfulness is not a gift like grace or LOVE. It is something to work on and to build. It is something to earn. It is something to bring to the king as a gift. It is something we work all day as a worker. We do work to live, don’t we? 

When it is to our earthly matters, we get up at 4 am if we have to. We know we have to survive. We do anything to please our boss or manager or owner. We clean and we do anything. That is faithfulness to earthly things.  

But the questions is do we do the same thing to the Lord? Do we care for his feelings? I know by faith that if our righteousness is not greater than some do, we are not going to enter the kingdom of God. It is the same as unless we do as good as some other workers; we won’t stay long as a worker. We will get fired! 

Does faithfulness is greater than love? Yes. The love we know is selfish and caused us every kind of trouble. There is only one true LOVE that is from the Lord and it is faithful LOVE.  

It is not good to disobey the Lord by pleasing men. Obedience leads to faithfulness. Pleasing men is our way of defining love. Therefore faithfulness is better than our selfish love.   

Is faithfulness better than humility? Yes. The humility we know is false and caused us every kind of trouble.  Time and money are servants of faithfulness. When you are faithful, time is your servant. 

God is Faithful. No one on earth, above or below is like him. Even Angels are not clean in Gods eye. Only his son is pure and worth to be accepted to him. That’s why he made him a burning sacrifice for our sin.  

We find grace and favor in the eyes of men and and God if love and faithfulness is found in us. love goes until the boundary of faith.
Faithfulness takes over from that to complete the journey.

We shouldnt get too much reward for something we can easily do.
Rather for something we believe God will help and he will be there for us even if we think it is beyond our qualifications. Isnt this what the Lord meant when he said in the book of Revelations,

"Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."

Knowing the truth doesn’t make us free. Rather wat makes us free is to be faithful to the truth. That is to persist and to dedicate our selves to it. Perseverance is a character that will be developed after our faith is tested many times.

It is like a muscle in our spirit and it will come after many up and downs. But we will never see it if we are hesitant and our thoughts are running on every direction.

By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. What does we refused by faith?

We should all refuse to be abused by the devil. He used to do all manner of things on us. Now, we should use our faith to cast down his wickedness and break the strong hold.

By faith we need to say, No, I don’t want it! I don’t want anything that can be bought with sin. I don’t want anything that will latter cause me grief. I don’t want to displease my Lord. It was good to know it and do it before it is too late. As long as there is some time left, it is good to say no.

NO! What a powerful word. We should start to refuse and to say No to many things that Gods spirit doesn’t confirm in to our spirit. It is not arrogance to say no. It is faithfulness to the Lord. And sometimes we can even do that without even explaining why.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit all help us to be faithful to the Lord, in Jesus Name, AMEN



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        tewodros    |    Apr. 3, 2014     | 2,431 Views    |   
 

You need to control those habit you and God know that you know it is not good. Devil may even try to convince you that it is ok to do it. 

I know the poor who cannot afford to eat good, quality food will make it to heaven. But I don't know some immoral people would. So fight immorality in general. Immorality is the source of all addiction. 

Immorality is the source of all addiction. 

 

And control your feelings. You cannot do righteousness with your feelings. But we can achieve that through endurance in faith and hope, through LOVE for one another and faithfulness to the Lord. 

 

Dont try to put yourself higher than anybody else. don't allow also any one to put your feelings down. That is called dignity and self respect and fighting for your freedom. But even if you have found 

some one who violates this, please don't take it as his original idea. 

 

All evil thoughts come from one source and fight your problems from the source. Instead of hating that person, try to change him through Holy Spirit. I know this looks like war instead of life. But what is life? 

Life is not just only eating and drinking. No, it is more than that. 

 

Life is all about being faithful to God and humbly obey his instructions. Life is to faithfully wait the kingdom of God for it shall come soon. I have asked my self many times which one is greater: LOVE or FEAR of the Lord? Work or righteousness through Christ? Is there any righteousness we gain with out Christ? No. There is no other means of doing our own salvation. 

 

Salvation comes through believing God that he has sent his son to redeem us from sin. But faith is dead with out work. So we have to believe and do our righteousness. It is not like some kind of religion that we should only do one thing after another and have no faith. But to do what we have to do and to leave the rest to God.


In fact to humbly lower ourselves under his feet after we have completed our job. We have to say to him, "Here I am your servant." We need to learn one more thing with the rest of our lives.
That is to fear God and work out own righteousness through Christ. We need to do this with out leaving the original instruction that is to LOVE the Lord.

It is not as if LOVE is not complete but it is because we did not understand the full meaning of it. Some where in the definition of LOVE, we got lost and we miss some basic concept like to fear the Lord. Now just in case we want to give another name for a full LOVE - It is called faithfulness.

If an angel, or a human teach us anything other what the scriptures tells us about faithfulness, let it be a curse. These are some of the words of Jesus before he goes to the father. I believe you see some faithfulness in it.

"I have brought glory to you here on earth by doing everything you gave me to do" - So he did everything he needs to do to glorify his father.

Believe me or not, every thing we did either will glorify God or Satan. So choose wisely whom you want to glorify before you decide what to do next. Everything we do makes us the son of God or of the Devil.
Jesus wants to do his purpose that the world knows that he LOVES his father - Showing his love by work.

Other wise LOVE is dead without work, as faith is dead with out work and as hope is dead with out work. Otherwise how can the world know that he LOVES his father? How can the enemy know that he LOVES his father?

So he took this very painful moment of grief and destitution as a great opportunity to express his LOVE. You know when we speak words like I LOVE God, we should proof it that we do.

There is no true LOVE other than the LOVE of God expressed in Christ Jesus. So every other LOVE is selfish LOVE and it is a deceiving LOVE. Therefore it cannot be proofed to be a true. The Lord confirms true LOVE in our spirit.


Every desire of human is wicked but we don't understand that until we get hurt or make some one hurt. But one thing is still true. If we humbly obey our God and fear him, that will show we have true LOVE for God and for one another. This is what the bible call faithfulness.
"If you LOVE me", Jesus said, "Keep my commandments."

There is no LOVE with out sacrificing our selves for the Lord as burning offering. He has no desire for burnt offering of lambs and bulls any more. Instead he has prepared a body for us so that we shall continually offer ourselves as a burning sacrifice.

That is to desire God with all our heart and do his will and not ours.
We thank you Holy spirit for bringing up these serious of lessons that will draw us closer to the father and make us able fighting the good fight of faith.

Glory and honor belongs to God and may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill us with faithful love, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 2, 2014     | 2,512 Views    |   
 

 

Anger is the opposite of LOVE. Anger is committed when someone attacks us like a lion. Take for example that someone just insults us in a very disgraceful manner. When that happens, you will feel so much anger because of the insult. No one on earth will take something like that. A disgraceful insult can come to us like an arrow and we can feel it piercing through our soul especially if we don't do anything to deserve it.


The person that insults us may be a healthy looking person even though no healthy person just put a curse on somebody else. As a result we become angry because we are insulted out of no where for some reason. We didn't do anything wrong but now we feel so much anger inside us. What do we need to do in response to that? The Lord said, "Dont worry about anything that comes to you. It will be processed and latter on, it will be excluded from you body."


Now this looks like Jesus is talking about food. But he is talking about anything that comes to us. It could be evil thoughts, evil dreams, contaminated ideas, and unresolved issues.


It also includes anything that comes from external being. It could be an insult from somebody else. It could be a provocation to lie or to agree to a sinful idea. So he said we should not worry about it.


Instead lets be careful what comes out from us. It could be a perverse speech. It could be a lie or an insult or arrogance. It could be our own idea to do something bad. That will make us unworthy to worship the Lord almighty in his temple.


Therefore, whenever someone insults us, let us make sure that we have already made a choice. Whether we go ahead and spit our own venom in to the other persons body. Or perhaps we want to take it to the Lord so that He can heal our soul and give us the grace we need to worship him with a pure heart.


The funny thing about this is that we don't know when this will happen. And also people even our own friends will encourage us to respond with insult.


Why? Because once people see that we are kind of silly person who accepts insults and takes no action, they won't hesitate to do their own versions too. It is like a beautiful place turns in to a dumpster.


After all what makes it a dumpster is the fact that when the first person comes and put his/her garbage, no one say, "No! No way!"


One of the reasons God has LOVED David was when he was going through a lot of problems after the incident with Uriah's wife. At one point in his life, one person insulted David in front of every body but he didn't pay him back.


King David could have made him killed since he had the power to do that but he did not. Instead he said, "May be God seeing all my misery and pain, He will have mercy on me."


David understood that nothing came to him whether it is good or bad unless the Lord allowed it. He also used it as a wonderful opportunity to please God one more time.


What amazes me most is when David waited all his life and asked Solomon, his son, to do justice regarding this person. He didn't even told Solomon to kill this person, but he said,


"You know what to do with him. You have wisdom and do to him according to your wisdom." So he was telling him to do what God told him to do concerning that person. However David didn't dare to do any harm to this person as he feared the Lord and obeyed his commandments. Paul while advising timothy regarding disrespectful person around him by saying,

"Earn respect by knowing what to speak in the beginning"

Most of the disrespect comes from our silly talk and unthoughtful actions. It is a reward for our foolishness. Avoid foolishness and learn wisdom. Let us Fear God and stay away from anything that may cause us harm.

The issue of Self-respect:
Our interaction with others has to be mainly based on humility and self respect. While we talk and do certain thngs, we might put our selves in a position where others might respect us or not.

Also we may not put enough self respect even to our selves. And many may not provide us with the self respect that we deprive of our selves. The humility part is also necessary to establish health relationship with others and God.


Self respect is the basic thing to deliver our message to others. It helps us to express our feelings and to be heard and to be acknowledged in other persons world. With out self respect we will lose all the dignity for our selves because of the world. With out dignity, we will lose the self respect for our selves because of our own fault.


Self respect can be built from inside and also we should protect it from the outside world. The main issue is to bring humility with out loosing self-respect.

What if somebody just break the boundary and just insults us? Isn't that something that can make us have less self esteem? Well we have seen Jesus in the scriptures where he was teaching effectively because of the image he already had for himself. He even passed through a point in time where he was tested to lose self-respect and his faith.

I have had many experience in the past that makes me lose self confidence. I have gone out for battle where I totally depend on my self to win the battle. But I totally messed up and got embarrassed. I not only failed but also lost confidence because of that.


Does self-respect even necessary at all? The word self is not something we find good at all in the Bible. But still it is all we have got under the earth with God by our side. It is something all the issues of life derive from.


If something is wrong there, everything will be lost. That is why we need to have the proper definition of self. Self but not selfishness means the identity of an individual. Where is the true identity found in our lives? It is in the idea of self and who we are in Christ Jesus. That is the main issue of this lesson.

We are redeemed from our selfishness nature to bring forth glory to God's kingdom. Do you ever ask yourself the question, "who am I?" We need to find who we are in God's kingdom. So every element of life should be taught in terms of the true nature of our selves and our relationship with God. Let us be humble, be patient, be kind, be loving while we also hold on to our own true nature.


When Jesus washed the feet of the disciples, it was not his intention to lose self respect. But first of all he wanted to teach humility and second he wanted them to do the same thing to others including their enemies. He taught how to be in good service to others and how to be a humble servant for God.


Most of all, remember the summery of the laws of God: LOVE your neighbor as you LOVE yourself. This means we should also expect the same kind of respect from others as we showed to them.


We thank you Lord for teaching us the issue of self respect with out being arrogant and irritation to others. Please help us not to be easily offended where others knowingly or unknowingly make a mistake of disrespecting us. We already understand LOVE is strong and can defeat any kind of anger and disappointment

Related Scriptures in ESV Version:

Proverbs 18:21:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Ephesians 4:29 
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Matthew 15:18
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.

Proverbs 12:18
There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Matthew 12:36
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Proverbs 16:4
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Colossians 3:8 
But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Matthew 12:37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.


Proverbs 18:21:Proverbs 13:3
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 21:23 
Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

James 1:26
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

Psalm 19:14 
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

James 3:1-12
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!

Proverbs 15:4 
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 29:20
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 17:28 
Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Luke 6:45
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Proverbs 10:19
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.

Proverbs 18:13
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Proverbs 18:20
From the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Matthew 7:12
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.


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        tewodros    |    Apr. 1, 2014     | 3,946 Views    |    3 Comments
 


His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and Godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,  by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with Godliness, and Godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.  - 2 Peter 1 

Here God is teaching us one of the higher form of relationship with God and how we should grow in to likeness of his son through Holy Spirit. We are called to live a life that is free from the old ways of thinking and desire. The old life has his own mentality and its own way of understanding. The old nature of life cannot understand what it means to be under the guardian of the Holy Ghost and bear spiritual fruits for the glory of God. In the old way of life there is bitterness, gossip, hate, slander, dishonesty, lie, and many more.  

We cannot inherit the things of God by becoming one of this. God is pure and holy. One cannot see him unless we become washed by the blood of Jesus who can remove every spot of sin in our lives and stay away from the old way of life.  

We need to stay away from the desires of the flesh which is sinful and selfish by nature. No matter how good and kind we are by nature, we cannot produce the good fruits the Lord required from us unless we cling in to the great promises of God. If we can listen to these promises of God, we will find enough courage and hope to finish the race with boldness staying away from the corruption of the world and its selfish desires.  

If we follow our desires as they are without the consultation of the Holy Ghost, we may find life difficult and hard to enjoy life and become fulfilled. Moreover, it is impossible to reach to the limit of satisfaction and happiness that one wants as the desires of the world are selfish by nature. In my opinion one can achieve the ecstasy of happiness if he/she can understand the will of God for his/her, and live life without being selfish. 

That said we also learn from the above scripture that the most important thing in life is to live life with lots and lots of love for one another. It is beyond anything else in life. It could be beyond any kind of religious activity we may perform to sanctify ourselves.  

It doesn’t mean that we don’t need to do them, but it means that we need to do everything if it pleases the Lord and benefits our brothers and sisters. Virtue: conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness;     

Here the Bible is teaching us faith is just the beginning when it comes to reaching the level of life God expects from his children. 

We need to have a faith that is practical and ethical of good moral value. If we say we have faith in God and we don’t practice it to develop a quality of relationship with him that will enable us to walk in righteousness then our faith need to grow.

Faith should enable us to bear spiritual fruit. The bible tells us if our faith is not accompanied by works, then it has no value.

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says h has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. - James 2:14

Once we used our faith in doing good and living in the path of righteousness, the next step is to reach to the level of understanding and knowledge that the Lord wants us to reach.

The Bible tells us that without enough knowledge and wisdom to guide our steps, we may perish in our ignorance. Knowledge brings delight to the knower. The bible advise us to seek guidance and knowledge in the book of proverb. But if you don’t build your knowledge on the foundation of the word of God, it could be dangerous. All of our knowledge should be built on the love of God and our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in which we must be saved

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. - Hosea 4:6

All our knowledge also need to focus on how we could contribute ourselves for the good of the world. In other words it should be built on the virtue of kindness and compassion for one another.

What good does it make if I use my knowledge just to feel powerful and to scares others away? There will always be more innovation and more and more challenges to lead in this way. If we can lead others by becoming the servant of all, this kind of leadership will last forever. Knowledge comes with huge responsibility. It can make us arrogant or we can humble ourselves before the most fearful God. If we can use our knowledge for the benefit of others that is such a great wisdom that the bible is teaching us in this chapter.

The third step is self-control. One of the most important virtue that we all need to have is the spirit of self-control. Anger and temper is quite the opposite. If we say we have faith in God but do the very thing that God would not want us to do then our faith is not strong and mature. When it comes to self-control, we all can learn from our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. While he was going through the pain of the cross, he doesn’t say a word to his father or his accusers. Moreover, we can also learn the spirit of self-control from the book of Job.

The Bible says, "In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong"

Focus, patience, determination, courage and self-control are all parts of higher form of faith that has something to do with hope and love. One cannot pass the time of temptation, if one cannot have the self-control needed to pass the test. It has a lot to do with patience. Self-control has to do with resisting the pressure of now for the sake of the future.

Patience has to do with waiting on to the Lord without sizing and giving up hope. Patience has to do with the length or duration of time one has to wait to get what we love most. Self-control has to do with avoiding the temptation of sin to please the Lord. Patience has to do with persistence and endurance. Self-control has to do with enable one to withstand temptation. It has to do with discipline.

For example if one has a bad habit of drinking or smoking or shopping, then one can easily avoid by developing the self-control needed to do that. If one is tested many times with the spirit of sexual immorality of any kind, one can develop self-control to avoid the temptation of sin. The devil doesn’t want you to stop that because once you are a free person, he knows he is the first target from your list of vengeance. Therefore he would rather always affect you while you are weak and without full of knowledge.

One of the things that trouble us in life is the temtation that comes from within. As Christian we are always worried about how we should live our lives in relation to others. We are worried about our existence and how we survive in this world where there are so many wickedness and sin. We are worried because we don’t always want to make our Lord happy. Even though the world is one of the most difficult threat for our spiritual existence, but it is not the worst.

The devil can use anything to fight us and lose the very thing God wants us to experience - our victory in Christ. When the devil inserts little things like stubbornness, arrogance, self-righteousness, it can affect our relationship with the Lord the same way he can affect through external mechanism.

Therefore when we always feel angry or disobedient, think about some the things the Lord teaches as in his life and in his word. Think about how we should love each other in Christ. Think about serving others doesn’t mean we are the least of all but we are the leaders of all.

Then comes the next level of faith, which is Godliness.

This is where you force yourself in to the likeness of God in Christ Jesus. No one sees God and will never see him unless in the Spirit as God is the Spirit himself. But if we need to make a statement about God and who he is and how we should know him, then these questions are answered by knowing Jesus. Jesus said in John, that if we see Jesus, it is the same us we see God. The son of God reveals everything we need to know about God. His divine character, his compassion that he is father to all and he has loved all the same. It is more than anything to us to train us to be like Christ and to please him with that.

The Bible says that we can profit our lives and the life of other by attracting ourselves in to the image of God. Godliness is not like what some say we are little gods that someone has to praise us and that we should be respected. If we can think of ourselves to be something whereas the fact is we are nothing without Christ, we are fooling ourselves.

Godliness is to transform our selves in to the image of the character of God by become more like him day by day. Our father is rich in kindness and mercy. He is abundant in love and compassion. His anger is for a while but his forgiveness is for generations. If we can be like him in his nature, that is what to be Godliness.

The next level of our faith is brotherly kindness and love. Kindness precedes love. Love is a higher form of relationship. It is a strong form of all types of virtues, principles, commandments and laws. If we cannot develop self-control little by little we cannot reach to love. If we don’t acquire the knowledge and wisdom to serve one another, there won’t be love.

If we don’t transfer ourselves every day in the image of God, there is no love. But if we all practice all these basic principles of the levels of faith one can reach little by little, we will be taken to the highest form of our faith where we can say “my will is your will, my father.. You can lead me as you wish..” and that is called love

You see every day we say we love God but the truth is we just finished level 0 that is faith in Christ. Next time before you say the word, just think about which level of faith you are and let's all try to grow to the level where we can say with all boldness that we love God. God is faithful. He called us to have everlasting fellowship with him in Christ Jesus. He called us sons and daughter and not slaves.

He is calling us to grow in our faith to be full of love and kindness like him. He does that because he knows he is able to lead us and guide through it. And if we don’t depend on our strength and wisdom, surely he will lead us in to love from faith through his grace and little bit of obedience and faithfulness to him.

God bless you and give you grace to worship him with all humility and truthfulness in Jesus name. Amen


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        tewodros    |    Mar. 29, 2014     | 2,588 Views    |   
 

Marriage God's Idea  by Focus on the Family.  

 

Where there is anything that's designed, there is a designer. Whether it's a truck, building or train — or even marriage — there is always a mastermind behind the masterpiece. God, the mastermind of marriage, also has a plan for how marriage works best.  

 

It can be overwhelming to try and understand God's design and plan for marital love because contradicting and varying messages are everywhere: in books, magazines, movies and music. As a result, many couples fall into the trap of looking everywhere but to the Designer to find out what God intended for marriage. If you've tried understanding marriage through the world, there's a better way.  

 

With help, you can tap into the design that God has for marriage here in this series of articles. We can show you how marriage is created out of divine order, is based on a covenant relationship, reflects our relationship with God and truly has a greater impact in our lives than many have assumed. 

 

Hopefully, these realizations can help you to experience a greater sense of fulfillment and a lifelong perspective for your marrige relationship

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        worku    |    Mar. 29, 2014     | 2,208 Views    |   
 

በቅርብ ያለ ጓደኛ   

 

 በዚህ ዓለም እየጠፉ ካሉት ዋነኛ ሃብቶች ውስጥ ቀዳሚ ተርታ ከሚመደቡት አንዱ እውነተኛ ወዳጅ ነው። እግዚአብሔር ለሰው ልጅ የሚሰጠው ሁለተኛ በረከት ሰው ነው። ቀዳሚውና ዋነኛው በረከት ግን ሰዎች ሁሉ ከዘላለም ጥፋት እንዲድኑ እራሱን በመስቀል ላይ በመስጠት ዋጋ የከፈለልን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ነው። ሰው የእግዚአብሔርን መልካምነት በየቀኑ እናይበት ዘንድ የተሰጠን በረከት ነው። ያውም ደግሞ ለእያንዳንዳችን የሚመቹ የሚሸከሙ የሚመክሩ የሚራሩ የሚያፈቅሩ የማይፈርዱ የማየከስሱ የማያሴሩ የሚያካፍሉ የሚያጋሩ እንደ ልብ የሆኑ ወዳጆች ተሰጥቶናል። ስለ ወዳጅ ምንነት መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ሲናገር "ወዳጅ በዘመኑ ሁሉ ይወድዳል ወንድምም ለመከራ ይወለዳል።" ም& ... [Click on the blog title or image to read the entire blog.]


        worku    |    Mar. 29, 2014     | 2,393 Views    |   
 

We all wanted to minster the Lord one way or the other. Being the servant of the most holy and fearsome God is the greatest privilege of all privileges. No one ever has fully told us about God. But his son has revealed his true nature and good will that he has for his people.  

 

There are different kinds of ministry. The most common forms of ministry are preaching, teaching, worshiping, praying, interceding, fasting, teaching children through Sunday school, and cleaning the house of God. Many have been chosen to be quires, ushers, pastors, bishops, teachers, preachers, disciples, singers, missionaries, etc. 

 

It is also to seek the face of the Lord every day and intercede for the weak. It is also to serve him with talents he gave us. It could be to disciple others, guide and teach little children at school or church, Bible study, group study, diligently prayer and seeking the face of God through fasting on a single topic, worshiping the Lord with beautiful songs, Minster the poor in spirit as well as with human needs, to listen to people who desperately need Jesus and respond to them in a timely and respectful manner. 

 

I believe if God open a door for ministry and we are convicted we will go to the end with it, we don't have to necessarily stand in front of his people to do that. We will take any kind of opportunity to tell the love of God and the mystery of salvation to our brothers and sisters and any difficulty will be a great opportunity for speaking the word of God with power and revelation in courage and determination. 

 

No great prophet has ever been fully accepted by the people with out any confrontation. 

But the more challenging and hard heartedly they become, the more power and wisdom God has released to his servants with supernatural understanding.  

 

I believe the most important thing in ministry is to ask the question who send you?  

If God is the one who said Go and preach the good news then no one will have the power to resist that not even the power of darkness or the might of hell could stop that. But how pity it will be for those who come out to minister and to teach the people of the Lord with out having first making sure that God has sent them. The thing is it is not always wrong to do the right thing but it is when you try to do it at the wrong time and the wrong place. 

 

 

Many have been tempted to do that before and only hurt themselves by going in to a place where God has not sent them. They might already have the right message but the city to deliver that message has to come from the Lord. They might know the city but does a message come from the Lord when to deliver it.

If Jesus had to wait 30 years before he started preaching the kingdom of God, how much more do we humans need the time before ministering the people of the Lord. Many will go out through some thing that looks like an open door to ministry but they will only end up hurting them selves.

They are not only failed but they put their faith in great danger. But the Lord is full of compassion and kindness, he always protect his children from danger. We might fail one or two times and get pretty messy, he never put us aside and laugh at us when we made mistakes.

God has no problem to give us the chance to actually go to his people and minster them.
What he has more of a difficulty is to make us in to a kind of person that he would trust to give us power over his people. One of the greatest forms of temptation is seeking once power for our selves and taking something that is not ours for granted and abusing it.

All of us actually fail this phase and no one will ever thrust us unless we passed the test again.
If we do pass the test, we will have the chance to come to Lord and ask for ruling stick from the Lord. There was a time when Mosses asked for it and denied and there was a time when he take all the time and focus on preparing himself to be a faithful servant for the Lord that he was granted the authorized opportunity to lead the children of God.

If Jesus has not been tempted about three times on three major issues which are the will of God, his flesh desires, and most importantly resisting the temptation of seeking power that is not yet given to him by God and he passed them all, he may not be qualified to do the job that God has given him on earth even if he was ready to lay his soul for his brothers and sisters.

There is a principle that we should all follow if we want to serve the Lord and his people. We cant just take only our zeal and depend only on our passion to come out for ministry. That is not how it works with God and his kingdom. No one will ever trust again a person that was once given the delegated power and abused it some how and cannot able to return it to the one the power really belongs to.

There is this wonderful example I come to notice to illustrate this fact. It is not absolute power when one comes to power to administer the people of the country. That is a delegated power and it has to be returned to the people when it is demanded back so that they can give it to whoever they want. There is also one perfect example in the book of Job.

When Job was put in to a very difficult situation in which no human being could ever possibly even imagine and when he was tormenting in agony and when he was asked to give every thing he has in this world, even his very own body, he didn't not complain rather he remains steady in his faith on the lord.
When Abraham was tested to give his only son to the lord he didn't have a second taught about it. He had brought his son to the place where he would have sacrifice him to the lord based on the request the lord made until he spoke again and specifically told him not to do it.

Nebuchadnezzar was once a mighty king whose kingdom was expanded all over the face of the earth and had control over every country and people that lives in it, but by the time he has taken all that for granted and when he started telling himself that he was what he was by his own strength, he foolishly put himself in to a very delicate situation with God.

By the time he begin to do that , the lord has snatched him from his kingdom and put him in to the likeness of a beast for God to make him realize that we all are a beast if we avoid the same spirit that the lord gave us.

All this specific examples are written for us to teach us something very important. That is who we are and what we have with God and who we are not and we don't with out him.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit give the wisdom to understand the timing for ministry by the grace of God in Christ Jesus, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 20, 2014     | 2,207 Views    |   
 

Marriage, between one man and one woman, should not be underestimated nor should it be taken for granted. The idea of two people coming to share life together is holy and should be taken as one of the most wonderful gift God has given to human beings. Any two ordinary people may not be able to live up to all the expectations by themselves but when the Spirit of God comes in between, they can.

Two bodies can be joined together. Two or more people can join in a common purpose using their mind to work on a common problem and their physical body and physical mind to solve it. But to join two souls together is what God can only do. That is in body, spirit and mind. I believe that every human being represents all these three basic components. We all have a physical body which latter takes its divine form. We also carry the spirit that we are made of. We have the mind that is able to generate intellectual ideas that will make us thoughtful.

When a man and woman join in a marital relationship, they are bind by true love and spirit. Selfishness is not in their midst. Anger is far from their dwelling. Hope and faith are the words that come out of their mouth all the time. These people are going to change through time. It is not possible to remain the same all the time. There are many factors that can cause a person to change. But we will understand why and adapt ourselves to those circumstances. 

What is the real motive behind marriage? If there is one thing that you really need and you are there only for it, then when you get it, you will definitely leave. So don't make relationships based on needs but based on love. Do not make a relationship based on what you feel today.

Feelings come and go but love stays with you all the time. So what is love that will help us make a true relationship? This doesn't mean that there won't be anything that one needs from his lover. It is said that sex is the main reason that drives men and women into marriage.

If sex is all we want from our marriage, then if we don't get it as we dreamed of it, we will find it very difficult to live together with our marriage partner. For this reason, many wanted to test or to reach that level of ecstasy to actually measure how much love they can receive from their lover.

You can't measure someone's love for you in one instance. Love is something that will only reveal itself in its own exceedingly beautiful time. You can't force love to reveal itself. You might not live to see how much somebody loves you until it is the real time for you to know. So it is absolutely wrong to make all your lifetime decision in one single moment of your experience that you shared with.

This being said, sex or money or beauty or character by themselves should not drive you into marriage. Sex is just only a temporary passion. Beauty will soon disappear. The character will be degraded and could lose its beauty through time. Money can come and go. But if you build your relationship based on true love, then whether the wind tests it, or storm tries to blow it away, but it will remain strong. 

True love is not jealous, doesn't envy, is kind, thoughtful, merciful, forgiving, passionate, loving, caring, protecting, serving with broken heart, always repent, cherish, peaceful, joyful, kind, good, forgiving, compassionate, decent, humble, pure, graceful, praiseful, truthful, patient, servant, thankful, righteous, helpful, caring, gentle, disciplined, merciful, honest, respectful, full of integrity, sincere, full of empathy, self-sacrificing, genrous, cheerful, contend, prosperous, wise, knowledgeable, passionate, gifted, always interceding, faithful, Holy and full of hope, obedient and self-sacrificing.

Nowhere near love there is lust or the love of money but surely there is prosperity and generosity. Nowhere near love there is sexual impurity but sharing, caring and serving one another.

Sometimes, it looks like we are troubled in our relationship. We feel uncomfortable when some things are not going in the way we are thinking. Our wife or husband may not want to go the way we wanted. We do have a different perspective on different things.

However, this should work for us to have a very strong relationship and not the reason we should argue all the time. If one can see in a way that other cannot see, then the relationship will work in a better way than before. The Bible says that two is better than one. There is a better return when two or more people are engaged to accomplish a common purpose.

There is one major issue that could sour our relationship instead of building it. Always if there is a thing at all that is causing a great deal of problems into our lives, we wouldn't be as happy as we should until we found the cure for that. And fortunately, there is the balancing force for all of the negative force we experience in our lives.

For example, if we take one negative force that could probably cause a malfunction by causing harm and damage to our relationship which is jealousy. Jealousy is a very pessimistic way of life. Jealousy could cause harm to our relationship if it is not treated very early.

Jealousy could be a sign of love. The fact that somebody is jealous in a relationship doesn't mean he/she is wrong or right. The time it gets wrong is when one does something destructive in it. If jealousy can lead to anger and revenge, then that is very dangerous. Otherwise, if it allows you to realize how much love you have for your wife/husband that is not harmful at all. 

When one gets jealous it might be a sign that one has a very low level of self-confidence that one is not good enough for the relationship. For this reason, we need to build self-confidence by disallowing the force of jealousy not to work in our lives.

The reason we get jealous is most of the time misunderstanding the current situation and go beyond our wild imaginations. If one takes what is going on in the wrong way then there is a high tendency that he/she blame his/her husband doing the wrong thing for the wrong reason.

But building confidence or allowing a high form of communication/understanding may not always be a solution to the problems jealousy brings in to our relationships. The antidote to disfigure jealousy; the equal amount of force that will balance this negative force, that we should introduce into our lives and practice everyday is TRUST.

Let me start this by saying that not all people that you say you love them or they love you can be trusted. We are here on earth falling from God's grace because of our sins. The first sin that was committed in heaven was mistrust. Adam and Eve were not live up to the expectation and trust that God had given them. 

Trust is the key to our relationship with God and with our family. Jealousy is fear that your precious gift that you place in somebody's heart could be stolen or simply given away. So you need to see if somebody is faithful enough before you actually do that. 

The problem is you can't see clearly whether somebod is f
ithful or not. It is like reading their thoughts in their mind and understanding their ways in their heart. And even if you do, what is your certificate of guarantee that it won't change for the next years to come.

The word of God teaches us that nobody can see the heart of man. Sometimes even ourselves can't really understand the motive why we are trying to accomplish some things in life. But the Spirit of God helps us understand and answer all these different questions.

The spirit of man can actually dive into our mind, soul and spirit and tells us the deep secrets we have. The Spirit of God can reveal the nature of ideas, concepts, and thoughts and desire one has.

"The best way to keep a secret is to never have it "

The best way not to get betrayed is to never put your trust on it 

The best way not to get hurt is not to love at all "

These are all the way of the world and they are partially true. Or I may say these are completely true. But what good does it make to live a life and never to love, to make a relationship and never to trust and to love and trust but never to share a secret?

That is the most nonsentimental way of life. What good does it make to be in a relationship and not trust it? I believe we all should ask ourselves that if it is worthy to love and get hurt a little bit than not to love at all and live our lives in complete solitude. 

One other cause of discomfort in our relationship is disregard, communication gap, and disrespect. If a man feels that he is disrespected by his wife, he may not feel comfortable to open up for communication in the first place.

If a wife feels that she is treated with less care that she ought to, she may think that she is considered disregarded and her man is not able to serve her to the level of her expectation. As a result, she feels disrespect to her husband and she may not want also to open up to her husband and gives him the respect and love he needs.

So husbands need to be more carrying and supportive. They need to watch what is going on around their wives and respond in time. That by itself is a big thing for the wife to develop trust on him and before she knows it she will have the respect.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us in Jesus Name, to guide us to develop trust with our spouse and stay away from jealousy so that we can enjoy our marriage. AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 18, 2014     | 5,235 Views    |    7 Comments
 


We are not going to spend the rest of our lives with out accomplishing the will of God. Most of us think if God would like to help us, then we want to do his will and stay fruitful to him. But now all we are seeing and smelling is not nice and sweet at all. We know how many times we tried to quit our own ways and start to please God. 

Although we failed and raised many times in the past, we still have hope in God. One day will come for us to understand that we are above our enemies. Our strugle is against the spiritual principalities and the power of the wicked. It shall be broken forever even if it is going to be with bloodshed. Without blood and sacrifices, freedom is unthinkable. Without freedom life is not worthy of living.  

Sometimes trouble times and adversaries are God s ways of getting our attention back in to his plan and his purpose for our lives. His purpose for us gives us a huge amount of energy to move on. All the allies and the Angels are ready to help if we are in the right place at the right time doing the right thing/purpose.

Job 36:15 -   Hard times and trouble are God's way of getting our attention!  

Isaiah 38:17 - It was for my own good that I had such hard times.

How are we going to understand the Bible if we are not in our place/purpose?The Bible is all about men and women of God living to wait upon and fulfill God s purpose for their life. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob all waited upon the Lord to fulfill God's will (promise) in their lives.  

Life without purpose can also bring psychological disease. It is depression as it is without passion that leads to defeat. We all want to live a victorious life. We want to be a winner and not a loser. That is why we need to go get our lives back and get our identity and purpose in Christ.  

Only those who act without the nature of God try and live literally anything under the guidance of the love of money. God's children must hear from God and hear the truth according to the word of God and live and finish their lives accordingly.

It is almost impossible to find a companion in life and a purpose here but to GOD there is no word called impossible or unimaginable. He brought forth the unthinkable to existence. And our situation is not different. His job is to make sure justice is done. 

What are going to do with all these issues of pleasing our selves? Life is sometimes boring without some form of pleasure that is according to the word of God. This kind of pleasure doesn't come before we find our purpose in life. Pleasure without purpose is pain because it is selfish by its nature.

Woman can easily identify their mate who already found their purpose. So do men. We can study the lives of Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David. They all find their callings from the Lord and they were fulfilled.

Basically if we cannot find our purpose then we won't find our selves. We are living another's persons dream. So we will not find the direction that God wants to lead us and we cannot lead another  person. That is why marriages are broken; children are forced to live a destitute and desperate life.&nbs;

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l of these happen because we don't find our purpose in life. No money can do the job for us. No one else will lead them for us. Many years of misery and passionless life is a life with out purpose. We cannot even talk in front of no body let alone a group or a seminar because of pain inside of us. Only crying day and night, and sinning against God sometimes seems inevitable. We shall choose what we should persue the rest of our lives. We shall choose whom we should spent the rest of our lives. No one can do it for us.

It is much better to delegate other choices in life than the issue of purpose. This doesn't mean also our friends and soul-mates do not play an important role in finding and accomplishing our purpose. But purpose need to come before pleasure. What are the different forms of pleasure? Finding purpose by it self gives happiness and by finding true relationship with others.

O Lord, please help us chose wisely our friends and our marriage partner. "Give me my mountain", Kaleb asked Joshua. It is something we should pray to you, dear God. Our mind and strength is still good. We can study well. We have a good understanding. 

You have anointed us with huge grace of understanding, wisdom and love. If you don't help us in getting our purpose, we are going to waste it all bit by bit, drip by drip, day by day. Our personality has changed because of your insight. Our attitude has changed because of your word. Our spirit has changed because of your spirit.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us to teach us not to give up on our dreams for the sake of our temporary feelings and those around us and may God give us hope for finding it, love and passion for pursuing it and faith for fulfilling it in Jesus Name, AMEN!




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        tewodros    |    Feb. 16, 2014     | 3,131 Views    |   
 


It is foolishness to think the enemy will arise from flesh and blood. That is to say our enemy is not flesh and blood but it is from the realm of the spiritual darkness and spiritual principalities. But the enemy can use our own flesh and blood to fight us. When we are in a battle, what we need to do is we need to focus on the king.   

If we can manage to take it to the king, the rest is smile. The Bible says, With out first capturing the highest person in authority, we cannot make him release our captivities. 

Remember what David did when the enemy took his wife and family as captivities. He asked God to go after the enemy. God said, "Yes go I will give them to you". Then he went attack and defeat his enemy to take back what is his. God will help you win the battle and restore your family back.  

But never allow any fear to come to your heart. Not once or never. Sometimes we think that we are a total loser. But this idea is not ours or God's. It is some demon who wanst us to be dead soon. In battles, people are getting killed. We know how people died in accidents. So we need to praise God our father that he kept us till now and he is faithful to do it till the end.  

Till this day, God snatches our lives from death just like that. We may not be very much wondering how it is gone - a trap which so tricky. But as the Bible says, He who destroys a wall (of God on me) will be bitten with snake. He who prepares a pit for others will fall in to it.   

Therefore, the pit is never meant for us. Until this day we never thought that this could happen. That even our unsuccessful days are under the plans of God. We may think we are a little bit stuck. We may be dissatisfied with our situation here. But great is yet to come, in the name of Jesus.  

Do we know all we do in ten years can burn to ashes in few minutes? One day all we have done will be gone in a blink of an eye. But we are so obsessed with it while we live. We never look outside the boundaries. So what really matters is not money or education or fame.   

What really matters is what we learn in all of these. We need to learn that they are empty or nothing with out God. They could be a trap for our lives if we don't know how to handle them. We need to pray to God, "Please teach me only your will which is so beautiful for my life. When will I know you, and when will I understand you. I didn't hide anything from you; please don't hide your face from your servant."

God bless you!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2014     | 2,813 Views    |   
 

Have you ever asked yourself one of the most difficult questions? What if they don’t like me any more? What if they gave up on me? What if somebody make them hate me? What should I do to be loved?  

All this questions are of the fleshes. The question we all ask is being wanted and loved by someone who is special to us. We may not find the exact answer for this question. We may not find someone who always loves us no matter what unless the Lord himself loves us through another flesh like us. It is very hard to be in a strong long time relationship.  

But one thing is true. We are not only made of flesh but of the spirit of the Lord. We are spiritual beings and children of God. Our things are not from this world which has a time for everything. We are eternal beings and we are going to partake an everlasting life. There we will no more dread the future and regret the past. There we will be one happy family. No one will accuse his brother of the wrong thing. Hence here we are filled with hope that is real.  

So we only ask ourselves to be easy on others and they become easy on us. Love your brother as your self is a strong word. It is not only a way of life but it is also a commandment to abide by. It will make our lives a lot easier and our time here a lot enjoyable. So don’t have worries if you may not find a loving heart. There is always one who loves you most. His name is Jesus. His loves endures forever. He doesn’t change when other things around you change. But you have to give him a place in your heart.  

That is all what he needs tonight to come to the place in your heart. You will find him gentle, loving and humble. There is nothing you need to hide from him. He already knows about everything that you have been through. He already knows that you are seeking for someone who cares back. He knows that you are in need of true relationship. He will lead you and guide you to the place you will be going. Where do you want to head over to, dear? Where do you want to go?  

I don’t know if someone else will be there but he will be there with you all the way through. Jesus is your best friend, the Lord, your husband and your very own God. He is the best thing happened in my life. He is my life and he didn’t hide himself from me on my ups as well as my downs.  

Only Jesus is going to heal broken heart through time. Sometimes we don’t know what will happen next. We have learned that we cannot trust any body in any ways unless the Lord helps us. It is so important that we let go sometimes. Revenge and judgment belongs to God. He knows everything and he knows how to pay back everyone according to his work.

The war is his. We have to pray for God to use us.  While our eyes are watching God will defeat them all. I am also so focused in not involving in any form of wrong relationship not to disturb any body. God can use us to give hope for us and the people around us.   

God bless you.

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2014     | 2,824 Views    |   
 


You hypocrite, if you cant honor the covenant you have now, how can you honor God.
If you are treating others with out love in their innocence, what would you do to them when they do mistake? Do you need love or respect? I know now we say we love each other but respect is out of the equation. Do you want to express love in the right way? Then ask yourself the following questions. “Lord, do I ever speak on my own? Do I tend to please others more than you told me to?”

If we tend to do that we beg for your forgiveness. Love your wife and she will have the respect for you. That is to spend some time laughing with her. Love her in Gods way not your way. Every body is tired of selfish love. Where ever we go, there is too much selfish love. It is not pleasing any more.

That is not the only way you can attract her. You want to bring her closer to yourself. Treat her as your wife, part of your flesh. We need to learn from God how to love our wives or husbands and able to express it. The world is able to express their unreal love.
They are good at it to brag about it. But our mouth is shut when we come to expressing our deepest heart felt love. May be we don’t know how to express love each other. We don’t want to act but we don’t want also to hide our feelings for our soul mate.

Which one of us lighten a candle and put the light under the bed? We should show it to the world and it will brighten the darkest lives of those who haven’t found Jesus yet. What is tough now becomes easy latter. What is true now blurred and becomes sin latter. Sometimes resistance also works in the opposite very faster than we think. But let’s focus on the bright side for the time being. I mean we start talking and showing feelings we have for each other. That is something to start with.

We all know there is noting that will separate us. If God is with us nothing is against us. We have to know these things. We have to understand his will for our lives. Then, no evil force can destruct us.

Sometimes we fail to see God’s blessing in front of us. Every chance comes always with responsibility. There is nothing fascinating about it. Look what you have been through right now. This all could be for nothing. We have to be a good channel for God to use us for he will train us and change us as he wishes.

God bless you.




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        tewodros    |    Feb. 7, 2014     | 2,742 Views    |   
 


Just like a dream, I have seen when dry land gets water and the widow gets husband. Just like a dream, I have seen when God has listened to our prayer and that thing that really took all our strength gets resolved.

What are we going to do about the sickness of our soul, Lord?

Isnt it for sake of revealing your glory in our lives that we carry it? So take it back if you wish. We have carried it in our soul and our body long enough that we cannot bear the pain no more.

Please help us Lord. We have agonized in pain for so long. Some of us ten years and some even more if not eighteen years Lord.

Isnt this the time to send your son to us and forgive our sins?
Would you help us? We know you also cannot see us suffer no more.
But you still want us to finish our obedience that comes with it.
Yes, we have understood that even one word has the power to take the breath of a person. We have seen in our lives that wrong judgmental words cause us all the misery we have right now.

We are so lucky it doesnt take our lives but we see when it does. One reckless word spoken against our friend will cause us also eternal sin.

Jesus was not exaggerating when he warn us about saying stupid or ignorant to our friend. The reason we are still living after saying those words is because he wants us to repent. don't judge any body on any level. Not even when you encounter true events like a person lies or condemns somebody else or fornication or any other sin.

We think we can handle the problem we have by our selves but the truth is we cant handle anything. The only strength we have on any circumstance of life is because the Lord spirit intervenes in our lives and show us direction. With out it we don't have anything good in us.

We were like a cursed seed - a rotten one. No one expect a good fruit out of a rotten seed, can he? Now, the Lord come to us and breath up on us once more again and say live and be fruitful. Therefore the good fruit we even have or we will have are because of him.


So Let us not speak good as if you get it by our own. It was gifts in the first place from the Lord. He helps us so that we can help those who don't have enough faith to believe in the Lord.

The spirit of the Lord is all we need in life. We need to beg him first of all to give us his spirit and then to deliver us from our sin. It is not fair for those of us who are begotten as his children to live a sinful life like we are living right now.

If we don't feel it or taste the true nature of God, we wouldnt speak about freedom from sin in the first place. But we have known it more than we think we do. We have afflicted by a deadly diseases of sin. We started to die and weather away long before we ever know it is deadly. This poisonous thing that lives in us, designed to destroy us.

Only the Lord spirit can operate us and take it out. It is still remains in us to make us the person we are now. We must understand now why it happened in the beginning. I don't even have one single breath of condemning people because I know what it feels like to be in slavery of sin.

We all want to be free of our sins but yet we don't know how. Do we hate ourselves because of it? Yes. Do we hate each other because of it? Yes. But I will say we don't hate the sin in our lives strong enough to get rid of it. We still want to play with it. With all sort of reasons we accepted from the liar who won championships in lying.

We say that it is not going to hurt no body. We say that we will do it just a while and we will quit. We even tie it to our dreams and our loved ones. However the only way we will have enough energy to withdraw is when we have enough love. Darkness and light can not coexist together.

What has love has to do with hatred? What has sin has to do with righteousness? So the truth is in order to get rid of the hatred infe, we need to start to love. In order to get help from the Lord we need to help somebody.

As long as we want to stay in our old patterns of life, we will not get enough strength to fight the devil in side every one of us. Some people don't even want to discuss about the devil inside them. I mean think about it, I said "the devil" and I say "in side of them". They will say that they are clean of it.


Well the truth is we are all messed up. There is no one single person who is clean of sin. We all are slaves of our sins one way or another. This means the devil can do what ever he wants with our lives whenever he wants.

We have only one person that will save us from our sins. His name is Lord Jesus, He is Lord and able to carry all the sin we made and to carry it to the father. It is only this way we can stay clean.

His forgiveness is all we have in life. We cant even stop sinning. We are one hell of a mess. But we still need to get our lives back. And the key to all of problems is him only that our father in heaven sent for us to deliver us from our sinful nature and to cleanse our soul on daily basis and have a good heart.

There is only peace and joy in his presence. One has to tell about it only after he drinks from the same bottle of Gods spirit. One has nothing to do by himself in this world. Instead we all are meant to help one another and built the body of Christ on earth.

This is not a race that we win praise by overtaking one another. This is a war that we all must fight together to win a common enemy - SIN. We need to love one another as the Lord told us before he went to the father.

May God have mercy on our soul and let us get up and start our way back to where we are lost from the beginning. That is the full presence of our father in heaven where there is no more pain and agony, no more hatred or fighting.


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        tewodros    |    Jan. 6, 2014     | 2,456 Views    |   
 


In our lives we have come face to face with many problems and none of them were too easy to be underestimated. Life was meant to be enjoyable regardless of money, friendship, family and commitment to any of these.  

The idea of happiness only comes from the source of life. From the same point of reference we all have created. Only there we can find true happiness. Only there we have all we need to exist.  

We have left our homes which is our safe zone and stranded all over the places. We have seen problems hit us and make our lives miserable.  

This is all just because we couldnt see what God has prepared for us from the beginning. We couldnt realize what kind of peace and joy that can be found with him.  

"Our love and our dear, whom we despise his consolidation"  

What would we do with out him any more? We have seen his protection and mercy once more again. His love surrounds us where ever we go and what ever we do.  

Only he knows how much he loves us. We shall discover and know the truth about his love the rest of our lives. Then, we shall sing of his love forever.  

Out of a broken heart and full of sorrow, our praise goes on everyday. Even if sin always asks us to withdraw from our love, we shall keep on going on the path he has prepared for us long before we were born. 

Yes of course we work to live, we lie to live,  but still we cannot find our heart in to it. our heart has left us long time ago. Our soul only trusts day and night only one thing, which is to see the glory of God.

Purely and with great love we worshiped him. Honestly we praise and magnify his name. But yet our heart always causes us many griefs. Our lives are not be able to clean as you wanted to.

All we want is to finish all with obedience - To win every battle with love. We have no enemies of this world. The enemy of flesh and blood is incomparable to the spirit of evil.

The tactics and devilish thought we come to understand is almost inconceivable. Our enemy has grown large everyday - grown fat and big.

The size of the container of the Lords spirit in us is small compared to the number of our enemies even if God wants to fill us with his spirit in fullness. Though the armor of war God has given us is able to destroy every wickedness from the devil, we havent still finished using it efficiently. Our obedience is not finished yet to destroy every spirit of disobedience. Lord, please help us becoming your best worriers of all time. You got to train us and train us hard.

You got to hit us so that we become strong. You got to teach us and talk to us to give us understanding. Only then we will say we bear fruit in your kingdom. Only then we will be fully redeemed by the blood of Jesus and wakefully wait for evil. We guard your kingdom and protect the rest of the flock.

Glory and honor belongs to God and may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill us with faithful love, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

How to get forgiveness for life? Some is for life time but not eternal. This is like God will feed you, bless you and LOVE you but until you die. After you die, there is no remembrance to your name. This is cool teaching about why LOVE is more than anything in life.

Think of for your self, would you marry what you don't LOVE?
If you do, you never heard of the kind of LOVE that is in the scriptures that is Gods Love - a true love and faithful one. That is why God doesnt welcome anyone to his kingdom that has no love for him and his son. That is because they never believed what God has done for them through Christ Jesus.

We hate addiction in general. It is like some external force governing our ives. It was the one who created me should control me and no one else. Addiction is like a hook in the mouth. Like a fish is captured in bait or a bird in a cage. What so ever thing we do, we are just circling around that same orbit. We are addicted to sin because we relentlessly depend on the grace of God.

Now we have come in to a position we cannot control that. We cant control our selves any more. What needs to be controlled first and most importantly is not your clothing habit or your eating habit and your talking habit.
You need to control those habit you and God know that you know it is not good. Devil may even try to convince you that it is ok to do it.

I know the poor who cannot afford to eat good, quality food will make it to heaven. But I don't know some immoral people would. So fight immorality in general. Praise God


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        tewodros    |    Jan. 5, 2014     | 3,869 Views    |   
 

When people curse and despise you and humiliate you, it is good to remember that they did the same with the Lord. You are not better that the Son of God. If they can say and do such evil things to Him, how much more they can do to you? Stay away from people like that. 

 

Some people come to test you. Some are to hammer you. Some are to refine you. So don't withhold yourself from all people. But some come to destroy you. When a computer program is written some other program is also written that looks like the first one. But the purpose of the second program is to make sure the first one does what it is supposed to do. We call such programs a test program. 

 

So are some people to the others. Their main job is to make sure others do what they are supposed to do. I am not talking about managers or CEOs. Managers do not care about your God's given purpose. I am talking about other people who came across just by chance. 

 

Saul was a test for David. If Saul was not there in the Bible, there would not be David's poems. At least David would not have written those beautiful songs to the Lord if he hadn't passed through those issues in life. 

 

Also, when people fall out of their God given purpose, they will be a test for God's servant. Even evil exist to proof that Good exists. I believe God made light first. I believe there was only good at the beginning. 

I believe God does not take delight in seeing evil in this world. But how can one know the good without knowing evil? I believe God doesn't create evil, but whenever there is light there will be darker too. 

 

This idea was proposed to Eve by the Devil through the serpent. 

But then she could have asked God boldly without any fear in her heart that she wants to see the evil also. She knew how to ask. She would have asked him face to face. But she knew other ways to do it and she knew it was not the right thing to do. 

 

If she had wanted to do it in the right way, she would have asked God for another kind of revelation - To know not only good but also evil. But she did it with disobedience. I believe this is why we must complete our lives with obedience. She broke the agreement that her family had made with God. She became unfaithful. 

 

This is not to condemn her at all as she was not the original creator of this idea but the devil is. God became angry as he was betrayed. He said, "Get out of my kingdom and, get out of my presence and my face." 

 

But he hasn't said with the intention that he has made an eternal enmity between him and us as he does with his kingdom and the devil's kingdom. For that he promised Adam and Eve that he will send his son, Jesus Christ, in the fullness of time to restore the relationships he had with them in Eden. 

 

That is why you should never trust any source. Never hate anyone for any reason. People say something that is not their original idea. There was a famous quote, "I do trust you, and it is the devil inside you that I don't trust." 

 

Sometimes I believe as the Devil is the real enemy of God, why God want to destroy some wicked people with him also. But still I am the pot and I have no right to ask such questions to the potter. I am the created and he is the creator. My life is like a wind that blows away in a moment. rom the bad.


But you don't take back what hurt you most with an embrace.
That is the real problem of Christianity today. Not be able to understand what the story about the vagabond/disobedient child.

I mean the whole idea of the new Christianity was made in that chapter. That God is merciful and he is abundant in grace. He will forgive whatever sin, we have. We shall always come to him. Now this makes us addicted to sin. But we need to understand the last line of the paragraph. That Jesus told the prostitute women that not to sin again. And also as of the disobedient child just humbles himself so much that he thought to himself:

"I don't deserve anything any more. I have wasted my life. I have spent my grace with sinners and by doing evil. I don't deserve to be called a son anymore. My strength has gone to work to make someone rich. Starvation is going to kill me in this place. The evilness of this place is huge and I cannot take it any more. My whole dignity as a human being is gone. Everyone is considering me like some other creature. But I will turn to my father. He is rich and kind, I know that for sure."




Then the father saw his son coming to him giving up all his own way of thinking turning to him with all his heart, he embraces him and kiss him and welcome him into his presence. With disobedience and selfishness that is what he said before he leaves his father; give me my share.

Also the book of Joel teaches about turning to God with all our heart. Without that there is no forgiveness and we are simply wasting our time. May be we got a little bit grace.

There is a measure of forgiveness as there is for LOVE. Sometime we have received forgiveness just to come out and go back safe to our home. Sometimes it is far more time like a month. And we know it too. When that duration expires, we sin again.

How to get forgiveness for life? Some are for a lifetime, but not eternal. This is like God will feed you, bless you and LOVE you but until you die. After you die, there is no remembrance of your name. This is cool teaching about why LOVE is, more than anything in life.

Think of for yourself, would you marry what you don't LOVE?
If you do, you never heard of the kind of LOVE that is in the scriptures that is Gods Love - a true love and faithful one. That is why God doesn't welcome anyone to his kingdom that has no love for him and his son. That is because they never believed what God has done for them through Christ Jesus.

We hate addiction in general. It is like some external force governing our lives. It is the one who created us should control us and no one else. Addiction is like a tong in the mouth. Like a fish is captured in bait or a bird in a cage. Whatsoever thing we do, we are just circling around that same orbit. We are addicted to sin because we relentlessly depend on the grace of God.

Now we have come into a position we cannot control that. We can't control ourselves any more. What needs to be controlled first and most important is not your clothing habit or your eating habit and your talking habit.
You need to control those habit you and God know that you know it is not good. Devil may even try to convince you that it is ok to do it.

I know the poor who cannot afford to eat good, quality food will make it to heaven. But I don't know some immoral people would. So fight immorality in general. Praise God!



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        tewodros    |    Jan. 4, 2014     | 2,326 Views    |   
 

It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.” Hebrew 6:4

The above scripture shows one can possibly lose his/her salvation. Salvation comes through believing Jesus but it is not a one-time act. It governs and defines how we should behave and act the rest of our lives. One can argue it is possible that a person might not be saved in the first place instead of saying he lost his salvation. In other words, it is easier to conclude that one salvation cannot be lost. It is easy to put the issue at the beginning of the foundation of one's Christianity that is one’s salvation rather than the type of life style one leads.

I do believe that the day of our salvation has nothing to do with what kind of life we may lead after that. I think the lifestyle we follow every day is based on our choice to love or to hate. To listen to the word of God or not. Just like the day of our salvation we choose to obey God and give our lives to him.

There is always a time we will be tempted to revolt against God and to disobey his commandments. Even if Holy Spirit is always with us to comfort us in times of failures and moment of disbelief, the choice is still ours to follow the path of righteousness or not.

As Paul mentioned in this place, it is always difficult to correct someone who knows all these facts but chooses to deny Christ. I don't know why someone would want to do that but the end is worse than the person didn’t know the truth in the first place. 

In addition to this passage, we have several similar warnings and advices about such issues in the Bible.

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. As has just been said:

“Today, if you hear his voice,  do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” - Hebrew 7-12

Here it shows that, we should fight sin and the deceitfulness of sin every day to be confident and blameless.

Jesus Christ has finished all the work that needs to be done for you and me to be saved. There is nothing left that we must do to finish the work. This means if we believe in him and die right away, we would inherit the kingdom of God.

But as long as we live in this flesh, we need to keep the good work that our Lord has started in us and be faithful to him all the time. In times of trouble and sin, we should always come to him by faith with true repentance.

Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?

Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” - Matthew 7:19-23

Here Jesus warns anyone who thinks he can get in to the kingdom of God without first experiencing the kind of relationship God wants through his Son, Jesus Christ.

It is possible that one can prophesize, or cast out demons but not know Jesus Christ personally or do it with the wrong motive.
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Now a days, this is not far from the truth. We see mny do all manner of bad things in the name of Jesus but it is far from what Jesus would want or do if He were in their place. It is seriously advised here that anyone who thinks is standing should watch his steps since falling can happen any time.


These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:11


“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”  - Matthew 24:9-13 


“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ and again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’ It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” - Hebrews 10:26-31

Here it touches the main point of abusing the grace of God by living sinful life over and over again and not willing to surrender the sinfulness of the heart to the Lord.

It is understandable that one can go through an addictive way of life that is sinful and brings disgrace to the Lord. This behavior is like a bird in cage or a fish inside a fishing net which always enslaves one to the same sinful behavior again and again.

One may also ask that there is no way a believer can be addicted to sin. I would say that this is not true. As long as we are living in this flesh, we are tempted and often time defeated by the will of the flesh. 


We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.


And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature.


For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.


Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is in living in me that does it.


So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!


So then, I myself in my mind am a
lave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature[d a slave to the law of sin. -Romans 7:14

Paul mentioned in this place that the spirit and the flesh are always at war. The flesh wants to do what it pleases without thinking about the consequences since it is pleasing to it.

The Spirit wants to please God and to do what is good and honorable and stay away from all forms of immorality.

There is always this battle between the spirit and the flesh and once in a while one defeats the other and this is all because we are human beings.

Moreover, there is nothing we can do to overcome this issue except throw our selves under the mercy of God with humility and broken heart.

One may ask if we are always under the umbrella of sin and grace, how can one lose his salvation?

I will leave the answer to this question to God as He knows the hearts of men. I don't even know about me. Only he knows the beginning and the end. I just want to present the truth about the characteristics of our salvation according to the Bible. It is not my intention to judge anyone here. We all are going under different circumstances and it is very clear to me that flesh always wants contrary to what the Lord wants for our lives

Moreover, I want to emphasize that our salvation doesn't come freely so we shouldn't take it for granted. Jesus Christ paid his life for us so we should never abuse the blood that redeemed us the wrath of God.

In conclusion, the concept of losing one’s salvation is directly related to the nature of relationship with our father in heaven through the fellowship of Holy Spirit. This relationship has to be worked out the way we establish and maintain a good relationship with our family and friends. It has to be taken very seriously. It has to be nourished. 

It is also important to rely on the grace of God without abusing it. Those who intentionally abuse the blood of Jesus and displease the Spirit of God in whom we are destined for eternity, there is no forgiveness of sin! It is all lost! Salvation is Lost!

For such a person, it is much better that s/he were never born if s/he intentionally abused the grace of God over and over again since the grace of God doesn't give any license to sin.

May God bless you and may your light of righteousness keeps burning until He comes back in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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        Fasika Gulilat    |    Jul. 14, 2016     | 1,460 Views    |   
 

Then Job answered the LORD and said, "I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know." - Job 42:2 

Seeing God face to face, Job came to realize who God really is and what He can do in our lives. God is magnificent and omnipotent God. No one on earth can destroy the will of God in our lives. He alone created all. He cannot be restricted by anything.

No devil can defeat God's will. No one can compete with God and win. God gives his grace to the weak. God raises the helpless and honors the low spirit.

We are all His creations and he does value all as equal. All the inequality and lawlessness happens in our eyes and it is not because it is how it is with God but we refuse to listen to him and do according to His will.

Have you ever wonder that you run out of luck and out of the mercy of God because of the nature of your heart or some form of wickedness tries to destroy what God has put in you?

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. -Psalm 90:2

For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? -Isaiah 14:27

It is almost impossible to run away from the will of God. If it happens, it is a complete disaster. But I do believe that God knows everything from the beginning to an end and there is nothing that surprises him.

There is nothing that just happens all of the sudden to him. But it is important to know that the will of God is not something that always happens in this world. This is the place where the rulers of the darkness govern. This is not a place where everyone does the will of God. Since we are living in a fallen world, we can expect that. But the time will come where everyone does just that.

No one will do according to what he thinks is right. The time will come when Jesus reigns over his body and everything will follow his command. That is all it takes to have a place where evil no longer takes effect. God has prepared a new heaven and earth, Zion, and his glory will shine upon the faces of his people like a mighty sun.

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.2And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. -Revelation 21:1

Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. -Isaiah 51:11

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. -2 Peter 3:13

All the above scriptures tell us that what we know now will soon disappear and instead we will be part of a place where there are only good things and we all be part of it.

All who are trusted God for his promises when in fact there is nothing to see in the physical but with hope and by faith that God’s love is indeed everlasting and his promises are real, will inherit the will of God.

It is very important for us to know that everything works for the best to those who are called to do according to the will of God. N evil prevails over His blessings and compassion for our lives.

That is what the book of Job teaches us that Job after he passed through all of that (and believe me none of us has eve gone through what he had to go through), but by consistently keeping his stand and believe in God even in his suffering, God revealed himself to him at the end even more that Job was astonished by God’s nature.


God is all powerful, great, and mighty in battle and no one can defeat him when they gather upon him and what is his. His will for his children is wonderful. 

We pray in the name of Jesus that may the will of God be done in our lives as it is in heaven. That nothing can come closer between him and us. That we may live in the house of God all the days of our lives. That we understand nothing is more powerful than the Love of God in Jesus Christ. Amen!!

For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present , nor things to come , Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 8:35

May God bless you!!

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        Tewodros    |    Apr. 25, 2016     | 1,651 Views    |   
 

If you know that you have to pay a price for the safety of your spouse and comfort; If you know there is a sacrifice that you have to make for your spouse happiness and enjoyment; If you understand that your spouse has demanded love and respect from you;

How are you willing to address these issues to keep the fire of love keeps burning in your home?

Most of the issues with a marital relationship are based on the value of the relationship one has with his/her spouse. 

The value you give to your marriage determines the sacrifice you will pay to save the marriage when it is in jeopardy. It also determines how much sacrifice you pay to keep it safe and secure from the troubles of the world.

You need to evaluate and understand the love of your life (wife or husband) as soon as possible if you have not done it already because it will guide you to make an effort to cherish, care and nourish what you have with the rest of your life.

Without a deep revelation of one’s love, it will be impossible to protect, serve and love appropriately.

Your spouse worth more than anything you have ever accumulated in life. He/She is invaluable to you.

You cannot win her soul with a lot of materials. Neither can you brought back what is lost with years of agony and weeping.

Your love is a true blessing from the Lord. She is even beyond the love for your children since she has brought them to this world risking her life just to make the love of her life a little happier.

In return, she deserves the respect and love from her husband and she loves to know how much worth she has in the eyes of her man.

Same is true for wives. Husband wants to know how much value his wife gives for his dedication and love for his family. He wants to be 100% sure that his wife gives him all the support he needs to fulfill his duties as a husband. That will be possible if the wife already figures out how much a husband would cost her if she accidentally lose him. 

All the nasty criticism or nagging or discouragement doesn’t prove any point to your spouse. Instead, they have the power to negatively interpret and convey that you don’t consider her/him worth of your love.

So what should we do to make sure our spouse knows how we value their sacrifices


  1. Be helpful: We need to take the heavily lifting too. Don’t sit and look when our spouse take enormous stress in the house while taking care of the kids or outside the house? Don’t be negligent or irresponsible

  2. Don’t take risk. Understand the risk of losing them. This is to say that you have to protective when it comes to your family. Don’t allow anyone to interfere in your marriage; not even close family members

  3. Be appreciative. It is the little thing we need to do express our gratitude but it looks like we cannot do that due to pride or self-centeredness.

  4. Express the value of your spouse. Show her/him some love. Don’t hide Love. Let it shine. Express your feeling of love with boldness. This will tell something to your spouse

  5. Protect, nourish and cherish

  6. Take time to relax with your spouse by coming out of the regular routine just to enjoy the presence of one with another. This is one of the reasons why we need to spend quality time with our spouse

  7. Pray. This is the most important thing about relationships. The fact that you guys pray together tells it all. It cleans up the stress and disbelief that is accumulated through time and give you comfort with each other. Holy Spirit is the only glue that holds your marriage together and with out calling his name to bless your marriage, it won’t last long.


May God bless you!!




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        Tewodros    |    Apr. 23, 2016     | 1,526 Views    |    1 Comments
 

And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our heart with food and gladness. And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them. - Acts 14:11

All Saints and angels would have done the same thing if people had tried to worship them the same way they tried to worship Paul and the same way many people are doing right now. Worship belongs to God and only God. He alone has created the heavens and earth. We all are the works of his hands. 

It is true we have to love and respect the servants of God who have paid a lot of sacrifices for the kingdom of God. Those who had been persecuted for preaching the good news and brutally killed.

But worshiping a human being is one of the greatest sins in the Bible. Worship belongs to God and not to human beings. When we spend more time preaching about human beings rather than God.

When we dedicate day and month just for saints to just have communication with them in the spirit, it is one way of worshiping them.

I would say if we try to pray to a person (saint person that has already died) rather than to God himself (even to ask forgiveness from God through prayer), is some kind of worship which is not biblical.

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. - Revelation. 19 10

Only Jesus can intercede for us to the father. He is our High Priest that had completely paid the price of the death of sin. He continually intercedes for us with him. 

When we offend God, we offend Jesus also. So he has to present your case to him and to the father when you come to him with a broken heart and ask for forgiveness.

He is doing it for you all the time, no time restriction applied. That is how we maintain the good relationship with him.

God (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) is jealous God and he cannot share his glory with any other person.


Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I
the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;  - Exodus 20:3

When the Bible says in this place “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

It means we should not put anything above the love and respect we have for God.

Whether it is work or family. Whether it is the person or an angel. Whether it is money or fame. Whether it is drugs or immorality.

Anything should not have any power over our lives moe than what the Lord has commanded us to do. That is to love him with all our strength, heart, and will. If we pray sometimes directly to Jesus and sometimes to an angel of God, that is sharing God’s glory with a creation.

If we dedicate an entire day just to think about saints and angels and have the rituals for them, that is one form of worship and it is considered as a sin in the Bible.

According to Revelation 5, only the Son of God is worthy to open the book of Judgment and loose the seals of condemnation. Therefore, he is the only person worthy of our praise and worship. 

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to lo0se the seals thereof? 

And no man in heaven, nor in the earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.  - Revelation 5

Jesus, only you are worthy of our praise!!  We give you all the glory and honor that you deserve. We worship you all the days of our lives. Amen!!

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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2016     | 1,996 Views    |    2 Comments
 

This is one of the most important concepts in the Bible and for many this has been a point of controversy. The reason that many find it difficult to believe that salvation is free is because we think salvation is something we earn. 

But, All we need to be saved is the right attitude to depend on the Lord for he has finished all that is required to be saved on that cross. Stephen summarized the Old Testament in just a few paragraphs as follows:

And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee. Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell. And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.  – Acts 17


What do we learn from this? God called Abraham to be separated from his family. God knows how to get a person's attention to who he wants to have a covenant with. It is to take out of the comfort zone. How many of us are willing to obey God by getting out of our comfort zone. God wants to have an intimate relationship with us that we have never experienced before.

How many of us take some time out of our busy routines and take a time to talk to God? How many of us really come out our comfortable beds in the middle of the night to say thank you to God for his benefits?

How many of us spend morning fresh time with the Lord? God wants to lead Abraham all alone in the desert where no one can take the credit except God for his blessings.

Abraham completely trusted and believed God when he called him. That is why he is called the father of faith. Abraham's faith in the Lord was seriously tested many times. His wife was not able to conceive a child, but God answered his prayers at their old ages when everything looked impossible.

He was also tested to scarify his son, Isaac. Abraham passed the test successfully even if no one would dare to even think about it. God had finally prepared the Lamb for the sacrifice he asked from Abraham in the place of Isaac. All this to foretell that Jesus will be sacrificed on the cross instead of each and every one of us for the sins we have committed.

The steps for one's salvation:

  1. We need to obey God when calls us. We need to come out of our comfort zone to the place where God called us to meet . If Abraham did not obey God leave his parents and come out the city God wants him to be, things would be completely different.

  2. Love God with all your heart. Abraham loved God with all his heart. He did not complain when he was asked to do commands that are impossible to do. Abraham loved and showed his love with his obedience even to the point he could sacrify his son if he have to. Love requires sacrifices, but God is not evil, that he demands the sacrifice of children. It is all in the attitude of our heart. God would never want you to murder innocent life. That is from the devil.

  3. Believe that salvation is not by works [Isaac on the cross] but by faith [Jesus died for you and me]. If Abraham would have said, “I really want to kill my son for you”, and would have done it, then salvation that God prepared had been lost. But still sometimes we want to get saved by our own way of thinking of salvation, not as how God prepared it for us. That is dangerous and it won’t get us saved.

  4. Wait on the Lord. The promises of God take time, even if salvation is instant. But when they are late, we are always tempted to lose hope even on our salvation. The dvil always lies about our hopes and our salvation that we have in the Lord Jesus. It is foolishness to think we know better than our Lord and follow our wild imaginations. But is it wise to cling to the promises of the Lord since surely they will come to pass. Our salvation is the main target for the enemy. He wants to lie about it all the time. He wants you to procrastinate rather that to fulfill it now itself. But the word of God strictly told us that the day of salvation is today and not some other day.

  5. Know God Personally.  The Spirit if God is something we can feel his presence. He is full of joy and happiness. But this joy is not like any other. This joy is not like the world gives. It is not attached to any of our situations we are in. Neither family nor angels can replace this joy. It is a great honor to exercise daily with the presence of God. The Word of God said we should not be drunk with the things of the world, but always filled with the Spirit of God.



May God open our eyes to clearly see and understand our salvation in Jesus Name!!!












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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2016     | 1,726 Views    |   
 



Matthew 18:3 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Be like Little Children:

This is the key to enter the kingdom of God, but how to be like little Children?

We are grown-ups now but what does the Lord mean by that?

In my opinion, It means:

1. Love like crazy

What a privilege to be loved and accompanied by children since they don’t know how to do that wrongly. On the other hand, we know how to fake it. We know how to smile without loving someone. Children’s love is indeed pure and not diluted with fake body language

2. Forgive like everything a person does harm to you is like a scratch.

Don’t try to conceive and implement evil things on those who have done you wrong. Do not go to war with your enemy. Treat your enemy like your friend. That is what children do. They don’t store in their mind how to attack someone who is not nice to them. If someone treats them badly, they will forgive him after a while. They just don’t have the capacity to do that.

3. Humble yourself like you are the dumbest and lowest of all.[But you are not that at all]

Children don’t treat other children with disrespect. They don’t consider themselves as one of the brilliant people in the world and think others like crazy. They love dearly. They are polite and sincere.

4. Sharing out of Love

Children give out of love not out of a reason to be respected or to be famous. They don’t give to enslave someone out of a huge amount of debt this person carries and cannot repay.

The children don’t share their things because they want to enter the kingdom of God. They share because they love.

5. Purity from immorality: I don’t know how but we grownups are always under an attack from the devil to exercise immorality. This is like our main weakness. Whether it is too lose our integrity through backbiting or whether it is that uncontrollable addictive way of life we are doing, we are always short of the glory of God.

6. Don’t grumble

I have never seen a child cursing the Lord for bad things happened in their lives

I know when they are disciplined, they may feel bad, but they always fall back to love their parents no matter what happened.

7. Always thankful

8. Always forgiving

9. Always cherish

10. Never count or recall one’s wrong doings

11. Hopeful for the future

12. Don’t worry about the future.

They don’t worry about what they eat and drink. They don’t worry about which schools they will attend. But we parents do that for them. We worry for them. They don’t worry for them. It is not in their mindset at all.

13. Love gently. Life is short.

Huge gently. Talk gently. Show your love and don’t hide it.

14. Honor others more than themselves

15. Never hesitate to ask forgiveness when they do wrong. As they honestly embrace others when others confess, they also truthfully confess their wrong actions and don’t say, “Let me pray first”

16. Be honest

Have you ever seen a child who fakes his anger or happiness? Have you ever watched a child hiding all his feelings and protruding fake ones? Children are indeed honest and we know it and like it when someone is honest with you. If we like them to be honest, we have to be honest too with others with God.


17. Become the source of laughter and joy for yourselves and for others

18. Be helpful

19. Be inspirational.

I am so inspired by the life of children. I want to be loved and cherished all over again like I used to be loved when I was a child. I want to love and cherish others as I used to do it
fore  when as a child. Please God help me to be a child again so that I don’t fall from your grace and cutoff from the midst other children who already made it to your midst.

20. Don’t insult and accuse others 

I cannot exhaustively mention all the characteristics of little ones. They should be our learning point, hence we may start to realize how mean we are and confess the evil doings we did to others.

It is all about our mindset.  We need to work on that a little bit every day.


We pray in the name of Jesus to capture what we have lost when we became grownups and be like little children since the kingdom of God is only for those people who are like little children.


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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2016     | 1,721 Views    |   
 




Matthew 18:21-35: Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”

“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt. “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.


“But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars.[d] He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.


“His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.


“When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. 32 Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.


“That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”



What do we need to do to be saved and enter the kingdom of God?

Salvation is when someone is rescued from a planned destruction by someone who loves this person so much and decided to take his place on the ‘persecution place’. Salvation is when someone who has done nothing takes your sin and get punished for it. This person is Jesus Christ. Salvation is when you did something wrong, but because of Jesus’s work on the cross you escaped from eternal death.


It is when our destination is measured based on not how much “self-righteousness” we have accomplished in our lives, but how much we have trusted God that our sins are forgiven. In other words, you cannot guarantee your salvation by counting your good deeds and forgetting bad ones, but confessing bad ones to the Lord and lean on his mercy and grace in your life.


God forgives the humble and destroys the proud. So come to the throne of God with humble heart who always confesses his sins and stay away from them. Humbleness begins when we start to give value to the works of our savior Jesus Christ and give him honor for that instead of insisting on showing-off our ‘good’ works for others
If we honor God for sending his son as a ransom for our sins, we can make sure we have the right to come to his presence in the spirit.


If we give more value to the things we do instead of what he did for us, we are preparing ourselves for destruction because the devil can easily use the hypocrisy of such kind of person  and lead to destruction.

/>gt;Only true salvation can lead us to be fruitful in the kingdom of God. We cannot achieve salvation by good works, but can do many great things if our faith is based the love of God in Christ Jesus. True salvation leads to the path of righteousness. Not the other way round.

What is the problem of salvation by work instead of by the grace of God?

No one is able to make it to heaven by the goodness of his/her own work. The Bible said
Adam and Eve were given by God a chance to live the life of righteousness in the perfect paradise, but could not live up to that level of standard.


We are living in a fallen world where everything is not perfect. In fact, nothing is perfect. So we couldn’t live the life of righteousness without falling back on the mercy and grace of God.

I am so thankful to God for he always washes me with his blood and give me a future whenever he finds me filthy of sin.

That is why I don’t rely on my strength on anything, let alone, such a big subject as salvation.


But despite all of these, many people still believe that one’s own work can guarantee entrance to heaven. This is absolutely from the devil who wants to undermine the power of God’s Love that is shown on the cross. His love is sufficient to save even the worst of all.


Paul mentioned this when he said God saved him even if he did many bad things in his life. I am also a witness to the power of God’s grace that is able to cleanse one’s soul from any kind of sin. That is why I want to witness this salvation to others so that they too shall have confidence when they ask God for forgiveness.


Can salvation be lost?

Parable of the debtor and his Master

It is so amazing when someone achieves his salvation freely since salvation is free.

Can salvation be lost? Many scholars disagree with this point. They said once a person is saved there is no way he will lose this status.

I would present this according to  Matthew 18:21-35.

This guy received debt forgiveness that was way so much that he couldn’t repay. Out of kindness, this guy’s debt is forgiven.

But since he cannot show the same kind of favor to his borrower and treat him badly, his master demanded back the money and everything went bad for this guy afterwards.

The Bible warns us of a possible rejection into the kingdom of God, if we Christians treat others badly.

It specially warns us about the issue of forgiveness. The Bible teaches us if we are not like little children, we cannot enter the kingdom of God.

This means we have to be forgiving to those who offended us badly since our sins are also forgiven,

Also in the Lord’s Prayer, we can see that our sins are only forgiven if we forgive others.

So the point is if we did not forgive others who had done wrong in our lives and do bad to them intentionally, that is a serious thing in the eyes of God.

But I would still rely on the word of God that says, there is no sin that the blood of Jesus cannot cleanse if we confess them and absolutely abounded them.

So yes, I believe if we do any sin that is against the word of God and don’t confess them promptly, we will be endanger of eternal destruction.

In other words, if the Holy Spirt convict us of our sins and we don’t confess them, we are guilty of sins and endanger of eternal fire.
/>;Holy Spirit speaks through our consciousness and our spirit from and in accordance the word of God. He also speaks through another person or a dream or through closed doors and empty blessings. When he doesn’t want you to do something, all doors will be closed and when he wants, all doors will be open.

It is not a good idea to fight with the Spirit of Conviction, common sense and truth. It is a very good idea to listen and do exactly how and when he wants us to do it, including forgiving those who have done wrong on to us.

Holy Spirit we pray for you so that we do not like this Debter did to his servant, but like you always forgives our sins and allows us to live without the feeling of hatred of sin, in Jesus Name, Amen!








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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2016     | 1,851 Views    |   
 

Nehemiah 1:4  They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Then I said:


“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. 


I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.


“Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’


“They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”


We know that Nehemiah was one of the great leaders that God called to rebuild his house after the destruction of Jerusalem.

In this series, I would like to focus 

1. What he felt when he heard the destruction of Jerusalem.

2. What action he took after he heard the destruction.

3. What we learn from Nehemiah in this regard.

Nehemiah felt really bad when he heard the bad news about the destruction of Jerusalem. He wept bitterly as Jesus wept when he saw Jerusalem. 


Luke 19:41: When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.…


2 Corinthians 4:4 : In whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

Jesus wept for Jerusalem for the people of Israel did not recognize their savior as one who came to deliver them from their sins.

The truth was simply hidden from their eyes. They couldn't accept Jesus as their personal savior and Lord and listen to his words. Instead, they consider him like a thief, mad person and a man possessed with the evil. And they couldn’t sleep until they persecute him with false accusations and kill him.

Jesus wept for those and not for him until his tears turned into blood with a lot of intercession to the father, that their sins shall not lead them into eternal destruction since the devil had blinded their eyes and deafened their ears.

Since New Testament is reflection from the Old Testament, we see such kind of similarities in the Bible like what we see with Jesus and Nehemiah.

Nehemiah cried because he heard that the
people of God were treated badly. Brother was against brother. There were a lot of segregation and hate going on.

The wall of Jerusalem was destroyed, and its gates was burned with fire by the enemy and its walls were breached and burned.  Because of these facts and many more, Nehemiah cried and fasted for so many days, interceding with God for his people.

A great leader always knows that distractions aresigns of sin and rebellion against the will of God on our lives. He knows only God can turn this around. When all hope seems to be gone and the enemy has won on all of the circumstances, we should raise our voice and pray day and night for the mercy of God.

Nehemiah knew he cannot win the heart of his people unless he got divine knowledge and help from God and unless the Holy Spirit touched their heart to repent and start to build what the enemy had taken from them.

They were in great mess and most of them did not realize what was going on.

That is why we need a great leader like Nehemiah even in this age, to revive and help restore our sleepiness when everything we built has been destroyed by the enemy.

Nehemiah, while interceding, prayed according to the word of God. Let's see the key points in his prayer.

1. God is merciful and faithful for those who love him and obey his commandments

2. Nehemiah confessed that they did not obey the commandments of God, he gave them through Mosses.

3. God strictly told them if they are not obedient, God will scatter them among nations.  [A clear indication of what is going with our own people]

4. God fearing nations will prosper and its people will come from around the world to live peacefully

5. God would love to rescue us from our troubles since he has already bought us with a great price, with the blood of Jesus.

In conclusion, in this series, we learn that a nation that despises the Laws of God is week and an easy target for the enemy. Great leaders always intercede for their and our sins and show us the truth and the way to God through our lord Jesus Christ. When great trouble and tribulations come and when grief and sorrow kick in, it's the right time to come closer to God and ask for forgiveness for our sins since Holy Spirit always convict us to repent and come out of our own way. God bless you!




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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 21, 2016     | 1,756 Views    |   
 


Hannah’s Prayer

1 Samuel 2:1                                                                                                                Then Hannah prayed and said: My heart rejoices in the Lord;in the Lord my horn[a] is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the Lord is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry are hungry no more.

She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. “The Lord brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; on them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails; those who oppose the Lord will be broken.

The Most High will thunder from heaven; the Lord will judge the ends of the earth. “He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed.”


Hanna went through very tough times since she had no children.

Her story is one the great stories mentioned in the Bible since it is very inspirational to trust and believe God in the middle of our frustration.

Like Sarah, who was visited by God in her old days, Hanna was also visited when all hope looked to be gone.

But she did not give up hope on her Savior and Lord, even if everyone was telling her to give up.

Her husband tried to comfort her by saying it is ok even if there is no child God gave them, he is much better than 10 children for her.

Even if his words were a little bit comforting to her, she did not stop from present her pain and innermost desire to have her own baby to kiss and hug even for a while.

Her husband had another wife and other children, but none from Hanna.


Out of this long time prayer and the desire to have a baby, she promised God that if He gives her one, she will give it back to him.


Let’s ask ourselves, how many times we pray to God when we are in big trouble and when God solved our issues and we don’t even go to church any more?


As we learn from the story of Hanna , we need to honor the word we give to God after we got what we want.

Hanna honored her word and give him to God after the baby stopped breastfeeding.

God took him and raised him to be one of the great leaders that he led nations to walk with God and honor him with their lives.


Hanna also put her experience with God in a prayerful song. I believe it is so powerful that it would be a lesson for all of us.

She said:


1. I am pleased with God's Salvation

How many of us are happy with the Salvation we have through our Lord Jesus Christ.

He is indeed the Horn of our salvation. Jesus took away the wrath of God that was placed on us and waited for our destruction. Jesus intervened just befoe we are about to be doomed. Because of him we are now sons and children of God and not enemies. I encourage you to worship and magnify his name for God's way of Salvation


2. God is righteous.

You would not hear this kind of prayer from most of the people who had gone through bad times.

Many have abandoned the way, the truth, since they thought God is not listening to them.

Many also give up just before the visitation of God.

But Hanna knew that she would be visited by God if she kept going.


Even if some who mistakenly disrespect her and calling her names. Eli has called her drunk.


3. We should not be boastful and proud of the things we have and say bad words to others


The reason being there is nothing that stays the same in this world. Everything changes.

The strong will be weak. The weak will be strong. The poor will be satisfied. The barren has now many children and she that gives birth can do no more.

All because of the visitation of the Lord.


4. Men shall not win by the might of his strength, but only by the Spirit of God

The battle is not always for the fast and swift. Only God has the final saying on our destiny.

5. Be in Sync with God. Honor him with whatever you do. Don't be against his will.
That is the best place you want to be - his will in your life where there is abundance of grace and resources that will last a life long.


God bless you for reading this blog. I hope God teaches us a great lesson from the life of his servant, Hanna.


May God bless you.













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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 16, 2016     | 1,532 Views    |   
 


John 6:35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, that ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.



Jesus is the Living Bread of LIfe that we eat and shall not starve no more. He satisfies our innermost cravings and desires. There is nothing we want in his presence. His Spirit gives all we need and all we want.


People who don’t have this revelation do all manner of things to satisfy themselves with all the garbage and the non-sense the world can offer.


Jesus is the only way to quench the thirst of our soul. The desire of our soul has been always for the one who he created her, our God.


But since we don’t know what we want, we find peace and joy and happiness in the wrong places. We think we can find this joy through fame, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc.


But after we west everything like that disobedient son mentioned in Mathew, we only realize that all our youth and money are wasted looking for the right thing in the wrong places.


Only God can give true joy since he is the source of life.


The best part is once we know him and start to follow him, he will never cast us down or abandon us like children without fathers.


If you are wondering what could be the will of God in your life, the answer is it is that you may find Jesus and believe in him and have everlasting LIFE through him.


Jesus is indeed the bread of life that we need daily to eat and drink and satisfy our soul from the everlasting Love of God through his son Jesus Christ.




















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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2016     | 1,963 Views    |   
 


Why Prayer?

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. -Acts 12:5

From this chapter, we learn that prayer is the most fearsome weapon for the Believer against the works of the enemy. 

The same ruler that had ordered the killing of disciple James and succeeded, also ordered to do the same thing with Peter. But by the strong prayer of the church, we all know he has been miraculously saved by the Angel of God.

Prayer is a powerful tool for us to withstand every evil in our lives. Prayer in faith and faith alone can move mountains and quench the blazing heat of fire and destroy the power of a storm. 

Prayer is taking one step towards acting in our faith. Prayer is an action of faith. Whether we speak the words of faith or whisper it through prayer, God always listens and acts on our behalf to perform the miracle our heart waits for. Besides, the Lord will answer our prayers when we pray interceding for others, according to God’s will.

Prayer is a two way communication between us and the Lord. Sometimes we think we have to be the only one who are actually talking when we pray. That would be the case if we are not listening while we are praying. Praying in the spirit requires a humble and contrite spirit that will always expect the voice of the Lord in our spirit.

Sometime we found ourselves stuck in a fruitless one way communication with the Lord, where we are the only ones talking and not allowing the Lord to speak on our behalf. Prayer also requires a heart that always adores God and trembles when God speaks.

Without a humble and innocent heart, it will be useless to communicate with our God. All the gifts that we bring to God are nothing compared to the nature of heart in which the motive derives from.

When we pray we must be obedient to God’s corrections and teachings. We should not harden our heart when the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins. We should be willing to change into what God wants to do in our lives.

When we pray, we must first accept that we are sinners. The following verses are good learning point of our nature to sin and what we should do about it.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. -Romans 1:26

The beginning of the desire to sin is the deficiency of the fear of God. If we don’t give God the proper respect, that means we are given to ourselves that is to our selfish desires.

God spoke in the Book of Malachi that if he is God, then he expects the respect that he deserve from the works of his hand, Us.

“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty. - Malachi 1:6


As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;” -Romans 3:10

There is no one except Jesus who can be sinless and able to help those who sin. We all were under the umbrella of universal sin and personal sin of the heart before the Lord sanctify us and make us holy. 

This also indicates that without the blood of Jesus shed on that cross there is no way we can be sanctified and made whole. Jesus was the only way to God because no one was able to make it by work.  Only faith in Christ was considered the way to God even before Jesus came to earth.

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.-Romans 3:20

Everyone needs Jesus, sinners as well as the so called "righteous"

May God gives us grace and wisdom to pray more efficiently to our Lord Jesus Christ.




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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 8, 2016     | 1,543 Views    |   
 

The leadership challenges we face every day are very crucial in dictating our lives and the lives of our loved ones. I would like to highlight the importance of leadership and the significance of dealing with the challenges we face during leadership.

We become so much frustrated after we tried all we can do and there is nothing we can do any more to change our situation. We get very much disappointed and they beat us very good and we can’t even continue to lead in that area.

As a worker we wanted to see the fruits of our labor and we tend to get nothing. Our problems deeply rooted in our weak emotions and the backgrounds of the other person. Change is not easy and it takes quite some time in some cases. Even the word of God says if we don’t give up so quickly, we will eat the fruit in due time.

Change is inevitable if we don’t give up on our loved ones no matter how many mistakes they have done. If we keep training them showing them how things could be accomplished more easily, we will find ourselves doing a great job in positively influencing their lives. 

These are not the only things we face as a challenge. Now I would like to flip the coin and discuss the other side of the story. Now let us discuss the steps we need to take to overcome the challenges we face as the designated leader of the family of the Lord. 

We are responsible to fulfill the needs of our family. They trust us with this job so we should do it with love.  But that doesn’t mean we should be overburdened with their request.  Like any other individual, we need to get settled inside at least once in a while.  Unless we experience the peace of the Holy Spirit, we cannot create peace in our family.  This is true for both husbands and wives.

When we understand this, we will start to think about the little things we really need to perform our duties successfully both at home and outside.  One of the things we really need is personal time with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ . It is very important to worship the Lord with the congregation But we need also some time with Jesus in addition to the contribution we have made to the church. 

At least once a day, seven days a week. This might not be possible when more things come up and responsibilities build up. But we need that anyways to be successful in our day to day duties. 

With prayer and intercession, we need to lay our burdens to the Lord, who said he can take from us. He is faithful to give us the rest of us and the family he gave us with a privilege to protect, lead, admonish and nourish with love till he comes back. 

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        Tewodros    |    Aug. 10, 2015     | 1,786 Views    |   
 

Challenges at home are sometimes different than we face from outside.  We usually don’t take an issue in a relationship that is from outside of our house very seriously.  

People may tend to make us feel bad and disturb our feelings, but yet they are not always successful. If we noticed we do not have the option to create the same feeling inside the house as we do outside.  

I also noticed that some people if you see them outside the house and if you see them inside the house, they are two different persons.  

Why is this all happening to us sometimes? Is it because we don’t love the people outside the house as we love very much our own family. We all know we got so emotional when someone touch the one we love most.

We don’t even know how to act when it comes to our loved ones. We say things we shouldn’t say in our heart that will make God unhappy. We found ourselves in an argument all the time with loved ones. 

We are insisting that we want them to have what we know is the best for them. We don’t want their bad days nor do we want to see them falling one day. Their problem is our problem. When they fail, we fail together as we succeed together. 

There is no boundary between you and them. You cannot say, “It is up to them - Let them be whatever they want and we don’t care a bit about what their fate will be”.

God has attached their lives to our lives. I don’t have a special responsibility about the individuals I met outside my house other than the usual. 

It is my desire that they too shall succeed in everything and it is my moral obligation to tell the right from the wrong, but I am not responsible for whatsoever actions they should take after that. 

But there are people in my life that I need to get concerned about. These are my own flesh and blood. If they starve, I shall starve together. 

If they have no food, I too am responsible for providing with their needs. I am responsible for their decisions also. It doesn’t matter that they are grown-up or little one. 

I shall involve in their day to day activity and need to guide them take corrective actions. That is why God has called husbands the head of the house. Husbands are the delegated leader of the house.  

And as a leader we need to sacrifice our will for them and our intentions have to be always for the good of the family.

God bless you!!

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        Tewodros    |    Aug. 10, 2015     | 1,746 Views    |   
 

I believe homosexual behavior can be conceived (with a lie from the devil) and cultivated in the heart of a person where there is no deep revelation about the fear of God. 

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. If God doesn’t want you to start a relationship with the wrong gender, then don’t. The fact that one has been sexually abused and tortured by some evil person doesn’t mean he/she should go for homosexuality.  But I strongly believe that when someone is sexually violated by a spiritually possessed person, there is a good opportunity for the spirit of the wicked to possess this person. 

In other words, homosexuality can be transmitted through sexual contact with other same sax homosexual person with or without consent.  Our fight and main struggle is not with flesh, but against evil principalities who can ruin our lives in one incident. That is why we need to cover ourselves and our family with the blood of Jesus every day before we do anything. 

"Right is right though all condemn, and wrong is wrong though all approve." - Charles Spurgeon.  Don’t be fooled by so many godless people who neglect the path to righteousness. 

It is very important to humble yourself for the Lord that he will forgives every inequity that is working in your life and takes you from there. 

Finally, I would like to leave you with a comment I post for a man who has been physically abused by his father and sexually abused by some criminal. He is also struggling with the spirit of homosexuality for a very long time. 

It goes like this:  

I want you to know that we love you so much that we cannot let you go through all of these by yourself. We will pray for you, for God to heal you from all consequences of this disaster.  

You should also pray to God to heal your heart from the scares this brutal people left you with. You will know that you are completely healed when you start to love those evil people. You may ask, “how?” But I know I can tell you for sure you can do that through the Spirit of God. 

You should never stop praying to God to help you reconcile with your earthly father who had never got the chance to protect you from the abusers. You also told us that he physically abused you. 

I believe only through love and forgiveness you will be able to recover back to your original identity that God has made you, and ordained you through the blood of his Son Jesus Christ. 

You have to do that to triumph over your real enemy, the wicked one, the devil. You see, our fight is not against flesh and blood.  

If you want a real revenge, then take it to the Lord and he will give everyone according to their acts and the punishment he has prepared with absolute fairness.  

If we cannot love our enemies, we cannot initiates/instantiate God’s power to be active in and around us. But, when we do that, God will move every mountain just for our sake, to destroy our enemies.

That is why I want you to stay in love all the time so that God can use you for his Glory. I assure you that if you do that you will always be in God’s plan.

“God will never leave you nor forsakes you till the end of the world!!!”

Please don’t stop having fellowship with Christian brothers and sisters at the Church. Devil is always successful attacking Christians who are all alone. I pray that one day God will give you a beautiful wife who will love you just as God created you.

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 15, 2015     | 1,954 Views    |   
 


How beautiful it is when we do all things for God's glory no matter what we do! The fear of him will always be in you. This is the next intimate relationship with God. You no more have feelings for the self. Instead you always try to realize what makes him happy and what makes him sad. You don’t seek your own expectations of what makes him happy. Instead you do only what he tells you to do. You don’t seek your own desires but instead you go after his. You don’t run after your wild dreams but you will follow him wherever he leads you.

You don’t hesitate to follow his laws instead you direct your path according to his will. You don’t try to make someone happy just to get attention. You make him happy first and all the rest latter. You don’t fear no one but the only one who should be respected all the time. 

This is how you will glorify his name on your life. The name that have the full power on the earth and the heaven. His name is Jesus and it is sweetest than anything else. You start to live as a sacrifice to his pleasure not drawn too much to your own desires running away from slavery of the mind, the body and the soul which is only possible through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

How good is it to worship God in the midst of his congregation? How blessed we shall be if we can really make him happy with our songs - a song that comes from truthful mouth.  How blissful to be chosen by God for his own work. How blessed is the person whose tongue that really speaks the right thing at the time of need. How great his love? How wonderful is his mercy? He ought to be worshiped and glorified. Therefore we should go on and on praising him all the days and all nights of my remaining life.

After all life is too precious to play with and we should take all the effort to preserve it. Praying is sometimes the best we can do about it. Sometimes, when God requests something from us to do something or to just believe, it is because he has better plans. Moreover, when we are asked to do something we better do it because it is for our good he plans.

Sometimes God requests us to give what we love most just to express how much we love him. Like a father who gives something to his son and ask him back. We become too much focused and overwhelmed by the item, and we say we won’t let go. Hay! It is already God's gift to us and the thing is we better like it or not we should give it back and we know God is not a taker. He will give it back to us again. Let’s believe him and he is faithful to do what is best for us.

Focus is sometimes the key and determination and careful actions we should take make us wise and successful. I think the best thing to do before we really do the thing is to think the think first. Be reasonable in doing anything. Don’t do something because you just like it or because you find it easy. One thing should be clear here. You should do it because you know with all your heart it is the right thing to do. 

Life can be tricky and tough sometimes. It can get ugly and meaningless. So the best choice is to stick to God’s plan as it is written to our hearts.

Please God feel us not just only with food and drink but with your Spirit so that we can speak advice and comfort to the poor. Our soul is poor and hungry to hear from you. We know you speak wisdom and discipline like no one else. All the days of our lives, we shall speak truth; yes that’s right, nothing but truth. 

I leave you with the word of God. May God bless you and keep you in peace till next time…

1 John 2:4
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.


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        Fasika    |    Jul. 11, 2014     | 2,499 Views    |   
 

God says on Hose, ‘my people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge’. He didn’t say lack of grace. He didn’t say lack of money or love.

Can you imagine how important it is to be in the truth? When the light of his word shines upon your face, no evil force can stand in front of you. You problems will be gone like a wind. Now the only way he can teach you adequately is not through mere reading but through revelation of his word through his spirit.

Every now and then we found ourselves short of the revelation of the word of God.  Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we ought to be. We tend to be completely unavailable and unreachable to the Spirit of the Lord and yet we expect to see results in all areas of our lives.

The fact is if we deprive ourselves the knowledge that comes from the word of God, we couldn’t accumulate enough wisdom to resist temptation and lead our lives in the right way that the Lord wanted us to lead.

The most important thing is we can’t blame God or someone else when the problems arrive. The excuse to say that we are unaware of the circumstance and unaware of the will of God is not acceptable once we fall short of the protection of God

God is an awesome God. He has prepared the road map of our salvation, richness, happiness and joy in his word. He has also given his Spirit so that the ordinary man can understand the word that comes the mouth of an extraordinary and magnificent God.

We don’t have any reason not to be affected by his love and mercy extended to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t have any reason not to read his word and not to be comforted by his Spirit.

So brothers and sister in Christ, please let us spend each and every precious moment with the Lord through his word and Spirit. He will help us accumulate enough knowledge and wisdom to faithfully serve him with all we have got and pass it to our children, the next generation to come.

May God overflow the love of reading the Bible every day and establish a committed relationship with him through Christ in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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        Fasika    |    Jul. 10, 2014     | 2,344 Views    |   
 

Our emotions are our guiding checking points of our lives. Whenever we feel angry we will soon understand that there is something going on that needs the interference of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We see that with out dealing with our emotions according to the word of God and the conviction of the Holy Ghost, we will not head in to the right direction.


If we are not reading the Bible daily, we will not have enough knowledge that will lead us to the right direction. When we were under the slavery of sin, we will do everything that the devil has demanded from us. We will not have enough power but to take everything that our temporarily feelings has caused us to feel.

We are easily angered and we don’t have enough power to resist the devil temptations or that of the flesh’s desire. Once we are saved by the grace of God and baptized with Holy Ghost, it is completely opposite of what we used to feel. We no longer feel the urge of committing the sin we used to do. We are completely healed from it.

We are emotional beings and that doesn’t necessary mean it is bad. There is a time where our emotions like a sixth sense tell us to completely get away from a disaster about to come . Yes, when the Spirit of the Lord touches our spirit and indicate there is harm in our way; we tend to feel what is to come in our emotions. We fear a little bit we trouble and get angry in other words they are giving a sign of something is about to begin that is unusual to us.

The other side of this is when we tend to be carried away to listen and stick to our emotions when it could be a false alert. There is a little evidence that our emotions don’t lie to us. The truth is we are not sure what others are thinking and we are also clue less whether or not they could harm us.

So our emotions are our guidelines but not our final remarks to make decisions. Sometimes we become too much embittered and we don’t know what to do after we got some sense of negative feelings. Well I know for sure that if we follow that then that will be the end of everything.

When the moment is filled with bitter emotions and we are victims of our feelings. When things do not look right or we don’t feel it in more pleasant way. There is still plenty of time and energy in us that will make us flee from our emotions and get on track.

Instead of our deepest fears and emotional imbalances, if we focus on the grace and love that the Lord is pouring in to our spirit, we will have a humble experience and can lead to the right direction.


What has our reasoning to do with our feelings?
Our thoughts is our way of reasoning and is the ability to make a sound decision. It is the ability to communicate well and in a positive manner. It is to be a well-educated person who can understand nature very well. It is something you can work on daily basis.

Something you can learn and exercise like you exercise your muscles. This is all about your mind. All about logic, moral issues, science. It has nothing to do with your feelings. Is it good to reason, which is to think logically and reasonably, without incorporating your feelings? Is it good to be a sensible person in the first place? Are there these kinds of people or both?

A person who uses his feelings to reach to a decision is called an artist. An artist gives great value to his feelings rather than his reasoning ability. What is the value of art and what is the value of science. How can one relate to the other? How much one can effect on the other. Can they exist together for example on a single phenomenon?

Can one like one and have no clue on another? Science is in the details. Art is on the presentation. Science makes the inside and art make the outside. The science of an ocean is how the molecules are made. What combination of elements makes what we know as water. In what percentage do molecules occur in a singlop? What is its reaction to the outside world? The art of an ocean is in its presentation. How we can persevere its blue nature. How it goes with the blue sky and the living creatures in it. The beuty of the beach and the waves and many more. We can feel the beauty of the ocean but can’t describe it as a science.

It is there in our heart to explain its true nature but cannot find any word except to say it is beautiful. We all have the potential to be an artist or a scientist. God is our creator and he made as like him in his image that is the image of personality, creativity, reasoning, learning, admiration, judgment. 



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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 9, 2014     | 2,389 Views    |   
 

 

The secret behind the son of God is revealed on Isiah 52:13 as the man who is so miserable that no one would love his face. He became stranded lost in the wilderness finding the lost considering himself no more than a sheep let alone God.

 

He put one thing in his mind that is to suffer the suffering of the oppressed and to offer comfort for those who are in need. All of this is not figuratively speaking. This is the true life of Jesus when he came to find us.  

 

He became lonely, destitute, helpless and homeless lest we should be fatherless. He drank the penalty of our sin without hesitation which is death. When he came to seek us, all of us were going our own ways living our own life. But knowing the path we choose to destruction, we didn't seek him but yet he pursue us until he found us.

But even when he gasped the pain of death, we didn't consider him worthy of our pursuit.   We thought for ourselves he is reaping what he saw and considered him not more than someone who do wrong. Yet there was no evil found in him. He was innocent in all accounts and there was no guilt found in him on earth as well as on heaven.  

 

The story didn't end there. His father in him he trust most had raised him from the dead and gave him an everlasting kingdom and glory with whomever Jesus has interceded and accept him as the savior of their soul.  

The reason is because he didn’t consider himself as equal as God when he took the face of a servant and doesn’t compare himself with God but he humbles himself before God taking a flesh that is in likeness of his children that he saved. 

 

God having seen Jesus who took the face of a servant glorified him above everything on earth and above earth. The name of Jesus is the rock of our salvation for those who come to him and hide themselves from wicked things of the world not to dishonor God.   

 

Isaiah 52:13
The Lord says:
    My servant will succeed!
He will be given great praise
    and the highest honors.
Many were horrified
    at what happened to him.
But everyone who saw him
    was even more horrified
because he suffered until
    he no longer looked human.
My servant will make
nations worthy to worship me;
    kings will be silent
    as they bow in wonder.
They will see and think about
things
they have never seen
    or thought about before.

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 8, 2014     | 5,691 Views    |   
 

When we are no longer wanted to go by the ways of the Lord, we will be given onto our evil desires. And ours own thoughts will be our enemies. We search for the scrambled pieces of our lives all over the places; we found it deeply rooted in to the things that are very important to our lives. 

Love in Christ is stronger than anything I ever experienced. Sometime we are trying to punish ourselves due to the buried venom deep in to our body and soul which is the greatest sorrow of all time.

There is nothing painful like it, nothing deadly. We may have experienced many other painful experiences in our lives but no one was like that one. How we become a monster craving for more sin to our body, is sometimes despicable and difficult to trace it. 

You can’t hurt anyone if you really love them. Family is the most important element of our lives. We all love our family. We need their support especially spiritually. They say, ‘a family that can’t pray together never last forever’. We want to be who we are born to be and they play a major role in this regard. We needed them most and we want them to be with us all the time. 

When a family is disintegrated we will lose everything. In the process we also lose every bit of our existence and identity.  

That is why God always rescue those whose families are devastated and whose identities are lost by sending his Angels. But when our disappointment and our anger was not over, God presented the chance to actually forgive each other for not being there in the time we want each other the most. 

The idea is to be available for our family both physically and emotionally when they need us most.

We also need to become one with Jesus. 

But what really makes us live in the right way without sinning against the Lord?

 It was the new heart that God has given us from heaven. He will create a new heart that will carry his teachings and not forget his decrees and laws. His laws are the law of love and brings life to our soul.

The new heart the created for us has something in it that is called forgiveness. It is filled with tremendous amount of joy and happiness.

Everything in it smells the perfume of mercy. Does anything change for us to change? Not yet! So what cause the change? Our faith in Jesus Christ and his word. That if we really believe him and follow him and do what he told us to do. 

Then our family will change. 

God only knows how much we have searched for the medicine to the cause of all our miseries and pains in life. All over the places we seek if there is anything like it. But the answer was hidden far from us. Our eyes were blinded and everything in us had a lack of wisdom. 

Well there is time for everything. We have seen how painful it is to rebel against the Lord. When we are in a bondage of sin for a long time, even after we have been set free, we don’t know where to go. Like someone just released from the prison and he has no place to go. 

I mean he can’t go everywhere at once. All his home and his life was the prison and now it is a little bit confusing to him. I don’t know what life would look like without a freedom form the Lord. We tend to Vigilant, strong, with a sparkle in our eyes, eager to know everything in life. 

And I tell you what that is all about. It is all about life and freedom. This freedom doesn’t come in vain. Someone has definitely pay it penny by penny. Jesus has paid it for me to get my freedom. He paid by taking the same punishment I should get for my sins. 

Satan had total control of your life in the past but no more. You are bought by price by the prince and he wants you to be his beloved.

You called us and ordained us before our body was formed in our mother’s womb. We need to finish the job you gave us before even we were born. We want to be a man who is after your heart and we need to do this. If you ever want us to get your message across for the generations to come, we pray that you bless us supernaturally so that we will be a blessing to others.  

Our Lord we bless your name in each and every individual moment you have created for us after you have freed us from bondage and make us live a life full of peace and love.

Let your name be glorified in Jesus Name!

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 7, 2014     | 2,761 Views    |   
 


When the time comes that all that matters no more matters. In other words, will it matters any more what matters most in the last hour of our lives.  

Will there be any regrets and remorse? Or we may be filled with fulfillment and joy? This all might depend on how we spend every moment of our lives. 

We ask ourselves: Did we avail ourselves to the Lord so that he can utter salvation, hope and encouragement to others? Did we separate ourselves from the useless things of this world?

If we can be used as instrument of love and not hate? If all we have done is not a waste of time and resources? If we can handle wisely our time?

If we can allow God to work with us and by us for his glory and for the benefit of us and others? Then we may feel no regret when all the time we have on earth is completed.

Joy will surrender our heart and it doesn’t matter anymore what we have not accomplished or not.  God brings forth the honor that he prepared for his children from the start of time  

What a blessing will it be to spend each and every moment of our lives with God. What a waste will it be if we don’t allow him to work in our lives? May be someone doesn’t know how to invite this God in to his life. But it is as simple as opening our heart and invite God to start using us for the benefit of others. 

Nothing can compensate the time wasted in vain for the past years of our lives other than to be more focused and do the will of God the remainder of our lives. When it comes to the nuts and bolts everybody knows what really matters when they know they are at the brink of their lives.  

My challenge to you is why not start now? What do you lose if you dedicate yourself to following God and God’s principles starting from today? The sooner is the better. The more we allow ourselves to waste our time for less important things can bring the day of sorrow and not happiness.  

No one can avoid the moment of absolute solitude and the day of darkness where we brought forth to face the real challenge in our entire being. That moment is when we come face to face with the Lord. That moment is no more the moment one can simply bypass without attention.  

Let death not be the one who will bring God’s presence to our attention. 

God has his own ways of avoiding the setbacks that comes between him and us and death is not the only option for him. We all die and once we die we have no hope of remembrance to the world. 

What amazes me the most is how we all come to encounter the presence of God in our lives.

Most of us encounter with him because we were in great pain and trouble.

We completely surrender our lives to him:
•    When there could not be possibly answer for our tragedies 
•    When the world is so bad on us and we have no choice but to cave in
•    When we don’t find ourselves any more in the joy of living and we join the path of sorrow and darkness
•    When our little lamp is getting smaller and smaller and the mirror we look onto our selves gets more dark
•    When we eat sorrow for breakfast and sadness for dinner

We turn our head to God and sooner we find ourselves crying in his embrace
He embraced us comprehend all of it that even ourselves do not understand
He comfort us in his presence and that he promised nothing more can closely come between us
That is how most of us come to know God in Christ Jesus

Some of us were in great shame and humiliation and we are begging the Lord to cover our sins
We were doomed if the Lord did not interfere and cover our fault from being over told by the enemy

Some of us were in great confinement and solitude when we set our heart straight with God. When there is no one to turn to and no even one beside us to listen our deepest sorrow.


When all the people we trust most has betrayed us and no one can come closer any more. Some people find life very difficult to live and to continue living in all of those three circumstances but for me it meant it is time to see God’s hand and mercy for all the insanity and bad things that happened in to my life.

I thought it is better I share my thoughts since life can get too hard on us and it even gets so bad that we cannot take it anymore. If we establish a strong relationship with our heavenly father, no one can separate us from him whether it is sorrow or happiness, darkness or light, and this life or the coming.

God is always there to snatch us from the mouth of the lion, killing giants for us, took away the strength of the fire and the power of death, and gives something to praise his name for.

You know the people we think is our own give condolences when we are in trouble. They cannot do any better since they are also like us. But God gives hope and he put an end to many bad things that happened in to our lives.


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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 4, 2014     | 2,211 Views    |   
 

How to become a good communicator? How to avoid common issues we face daily during a relationship with others? How to glorify God’s name in our lives? How to be a good partner of life who will be always there for our spouse besides being a faithful child and servant to the Lord?

These are one of the most important question we want to answer in life. I believe establishing a good relationship with God and also with our spouse is the key to enjoy happy life. We always plead God for his mercy ask him to forgive our soul:

“Lord, forgive me my sin that I have been so stubborn and unwilling to accept your teachings. Promise me that you will never punish me with the sin of my youth. I cling up on your mercy and grace to do this.”

We also need a revelation on how to deal with our spouse and friends. Sometimes we are tempted to use the same amount of love we have for a human being for the Lord. We need to understand there is different kinds and level of love. Love your God with all your heart and mind and soul and might and power. And love your wife/husband next and love your family and your friends as yourself. 

Now there are many things you need to tell God and hide it from the rest even to yourself. When we pray in spirit accompanied with tongues, we are speaking in secret to our God.

Don’t be so self-righteous and do something by your own. Always consult God with everything you do. More than everything please be slow to speak and quick to listen. Avoid talking something from your own perspective. Use God word and your faith to proclaim your victory in times of troubles.

Don’t talk about something you are not comfortable with. Do not make the Holy Spirit feel sorry about anything. Be sensitive and listen and accept advice and learn. Don’t be foolish and do everything by your own understanding only. Listen to voice of the Lord and do what he tells you to do. 

We also need to be very careful in providing vital information to other individuals. Wisdom tells you to know what you are dealing with. Your emotion and your level of desire to talk and react all depends on who you dealing with and your level of respect for the person. 

Your don’t need to tell the same amount of information to your friend that you did to your spouse. You need to know everything about your spouse. You need to know what makes him happy and unhappy. The same way you need to know what makes your spouse happy. 

I mean you are moving against the direction of the current of waves of the society. This world is a fallen world and every advice you get from it is not worthy to make your marriage work. You need to be modest in everything, controlling your life. Knowing the time to do everything

Make important decisions according to the will of God. Seek his guidance every bit of your life. The challenges you get from the world are not easy to underestimate. I say if you allow God to interfere with your life in everything you will be successful

The question is always clear. Is anger something that can controlled? Is managing anger a gift or something we have to work on? When is power released from heaven? When is help released from heaven? 

About crazy act of disrespect. Does love and power go together? Can someone respect you while he loves you? Or is one traded for another? Or which must be sought first. Should I seek my own power from other?

I know I have to work with others to maintain self-respect but what about power? Is power can be given to humans? If so for whom it shall be given? Why openness bring disrespect? How to bring justice when someone just insult you. Until God gives the real heart they will think of you as something unworthy. 

In the laws of Mosses it says, "you must not be punished more than 40 lashes because other Israelites may think you are worthless." Sometimes people intentionally insult you just to find out ow much you value self-respect. 

How do you respond to that to bring an end to the disrespect? With vengeance to bring justice or will you just neglect the insult and go on with your life? There are many times we are a victim of someone wrong behavior and not getting the proper value. I believe all manner of disrespect comes one way or another by not doing the same thing.

When we were kids we learn the hard way how to respect elders. I think now the younger individuals do not get the same point as important as it is. And most importantly even if there is no perfect solution for the first problem which is when someone just bring you down out of the blue because it may be madness like I have experienced before.

The best way to prevent it is to be as polite as possible to the other person. Think as much worth and value as you think you have for yourself but not as much as to lose your dignity and self-confidence and not as much value you think one has for you. 

Remember what the law says: think of your friend as worthy as you are. Respect your neighbor as you want him to respect you. But if your silence makes you looked down by someone else, then you need to take yourself one or two level out of the boundaries you used to be with her/him.

Remember no revenge is necessary and only forgiveness will allow God to work justice on behalf of you. Revenge is God’s thing. True power belongs to God everything else is either falsification of the real power. Or it is a temporarily delegate power from God. 

Always there is a fake form of the reality. There is true power and false power. There is true and false worship. There is true and false song. There is true and false pleasure. There is true and false purpose. There is true and false wisdom. Why it is like this? Because of there is God and there is devil. There is good and there is evil. One cannot exist without the other. 

One cannot be perceived or defined or understood without the existence of the other. One is defined in relation to the other. What is light if there is no darkness. Who will know truth without knowing false. But as for me the issue of seeking once glory and power be a curse. 

My desire is seeing your name be glorified among your people. My utmost is your pleasure. My life is yours sacrifice. My power is your glory. Jesus was presented with an opportunity where he could be king of Judah. 

The people wanted to do that for him because they didn't see such awesome miracles that he had performed in front of them. But he looked at it and he turned his face from it because he wanted to offer that as a gift to his father. He wanted to use this and every other similar occasion as an opportunity to express his love for his father. He believed he should not seek any power on his own desire but all he was born to do is to bring glory to the father. 

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 3, 2014     | 13,236 Views    |   
 

Until the enemy takes everything from us, we waited. He took life from us like a wolf that snatches and takes away. Why all this happened? Is it not because we are not acknowledging the shepherd that God given us properly?  

The war has to be fought boldly and with a lot of courage. No more cry, no more fear and no more disappointments. For God is with us and if he has been with us all this time, he will continue to help us.  

There is no way we will escape some temptations with out fighting. The question is do we prepare our selves for the spiritual fighting? Soldiers in the physical realm have to go through a lot of training to qualify for combat.  

Whether it is a war where soldiers fight in battle fields or whether it is on individual basis, God is looking for real soldiers here, those who will not turn their backs and run. He needs some who can fight with desire. Not out of external obligation but out of real cause and out of real problems they have. And God will help them go through the battle and defeat their enemies.  

I cannot mention all of the territories the enemy has gained from us. He has broken boundaries and he has trespassed territories that belong to us. The enemy has taken away our families as captivates. Our children are now slaves to the enemy rather than bringing joyful songs to the Lord. Would you, God, care one more time to help us and help us in regaining our strength?  

Help us Lord, to build the homes and villages that the enemy destroyed. Help us in getting back our families from the hands of the enemy before time. Believe it or not war is going on now in the spiritual realm. The intention of this war is to deprive God 's people from what God has already promised.  

God has put many blessing in the scriptures for us. But these blessings will not come to us until we get up on our feet and start to do what it says. Obedience is what it all takes to get there. Some of us do not want to obey because our own ego comes to play. 

Selfishness is all we are thinking about all day. Some are testing the Lord if his promises are not going to come to pass. But God as he is our father has already made available everything we possibly imagine as good healthy earthly father will think in the positive manner to promote the growth of his children.

God has already promised the same thing for us even much better than our earthly fathers. Why are we not listening then? Why all these miseries and pain? Isn't it because of our stone heartedness. God cannot penetrate through that unless we open it for him. We must pray that may God give us an obedient and kind heart, that we may listen to him and pray to him all the time and do only what he tells us to do. 

The Scripture has put a remark as how God's people are going to suffer not because of the strength of their enemies but because of their disobedience to God s law. Here are some of the curses the Lord himself will bring on disobedient children found on Deuteronomy 28:

The Curses:

No matter what you try to accomplish, the Lord will confuse you, and you will feel his anger. You won t last long, and you may even meet disaster all because you rejected Lord.

The Lord will send terrible diseases and you will never be well again. You will suffer with burning fever and swellings and pain until you die some where in the land you captured.

The Lord will make the sky above like a bronze roof that keeps out the rain and the ground will be as hard as iron. Your crops will be scotched by the hot east dust and sandstorms instead of rain.

The Lord will let you be defeated by your enemies. You will be a horrible sight for other nations to see. The Lord will make you suffer diseasesthat have no cure for you.

You will become insane and go blind. The Lord will make you so confused that you cannot tell the night from the day. For the rest of your life, people will beat and rob you, and no one will be able to stop them.

The woman that you are engaged to will be raped by enemy soldiers before you even got married. You will never get the chance to live in the house that you have built. You will never get the chance to enjoy the fruits of your first harvest. Your cattle s will be killed while you watch and no body will even say why?

Your children will be slaves in foreign countries while you stand there being helpless. You will work hard but everything you have worked for will be for the enemy.

What you see will be so horrible that you will go insane. People will laugh when they see your terrible troubles, and they will make fun of you. You will plant a lot of seed but gather a small harvest, because locusts will eat your crop.

Foreigners will be so wealthy and powerful, while you become poor and powerless. You will be so short of many that you will have to borrow from those foreigners. They will be the leader and you will be the follower in your own community.

The Blessings:

The Lord will make your businesses and your farms successful. You will harvest large crops, and your herds of cattle and flocks of sheep and goats will produce many young.

You will have many children. You will have plenty of bread to eat. The Lord will make you successful in your daily work. The Lord will make you defeat your enemies and make them scatter in all direction.

The Lord your God is giving you the land. Your harvest will be so large and your store house will be full. You will be God s special people and every one earth will know it and they will be afraid of you.

The Lord will open the store houses of the skies where he keeps the rain, and he will send the rain just at the right time. You will have plenty of money to lend to other nations but you won t need to borrow yourself. You will be wealthy and powerful, not poor and week

The above curses listed are not easy to swallow. They may look superficial and out dated but they are real and they still work on our lives. They are the ones who are making a loser. The solution to all of these diseases is simple and clear. It is to fear the Lord and humbly obey his instructions.

The law is not difficult to understand. We must LOVE God and stay faithful to him on any circumstances. We must always seek the council of the Lord and lean not on our understanding. And last but not least we must do to our neighbor the same thing that we expect from him. The first law tells us about loving the lord with all our heart, our thoughts, our mind, our body.

We must respect and LOVE him with all our sprit, our strength, our passion, our desire, our purpose and it must be our pleasure to serve him. The second law is about loving our brothers and sister in every way possible and taking a good care of them in a time of trouble.

The war doesn't begin when the enemy comes and takes all of our belongings and run. The war sometimes is fought and defeated even before they come to do what has God put in his word as a curse on disobedient children. At that time, we may cry bitterly or even try to fight back but still we will be defeated.

I don't know why sometimes we don't like to fight. This world is all about one thing and that is fighting. The enemy has taken many things from us in the past. He has taken our family, our profession, our passion, our protection, our joy and happiness. May be our beloved ones and may be more.
And how do w respond to that? With anger to God and ourselves

Our anger on God and ourselves leads to the same kind of sin over and over again. Since while we were little children, we lost many things. Since we come to this earth, the enemy has caused us a lot of trouble. He has made so many abuses in our lives and the lives of our family. If it continues like that, only God knows what the enemy will do next. After all as we all know his motive is always clear.

And that is to break the strong LOVE bondage between us and God through Christ Jesus. Shall we live up to that? Shall we sit back and look while he brings everything to separate us from the LOVE of Jesus.

He has showing progress every time he attacked us. Like a left alone sheep wandering in the wilderness, he finds us fun to play with. Most of our inward anger and not towards sin and the spirit of sin makes his job easy.

It is good to have anger since that is the reason why we want to steer up fight. Anger when accompanied with wisdom and LOVE is like a fuel to burn every evil thought and disobedience. Will you fight? Or will you die many years from now in slavery and in bondage. What makes you not to get up from your place and go out to the battle field?

Most probably fear is the cause of all of these. Fear of the enemy and what he has already done in our lives. May be we are waiting for the right time?  The time has come when you have to stand up and fight:

Fight for your freedom!
Fight to resist every temptation and evil!
Fight to raise the flag of righteousness up!
Fight not to bow down to sin!
Fight to make God known among nations and generations to come!
Fight now, fight for your freedom!
Don t have mercy for the enemy!
Don t have any hesitations in your heart!
Be strong and courageous!
Be bold and brave hearted!
Fight and that is an order from the lord!

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit gives us the courage to fight sin, in Jesus Name, AMEN!


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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 2, 2014     | 2,555 Views    |   
 

How are we going to survive the wickedness of this world? How long should we fight it back? Sinners come and do their shameful things in front of everyone out of arrogance. They despise every one around them. 

 

In the place we have our greatest weaknesses; the devil hit specifically targeting that point. And it hurt so badly, Lord. We don't know how long we are going to resist it. We don't want to fall on something that will eventually bring dishonor to your name. 

 

When we are tempted with different things that we don't even know what to do or which side we should take or what choices we should made, we will all become worried and anxious. 

 

But we believe you are always there for us. You have controlled everything regarding our relationship with others that we really don't understand. 

 

We know for sure it is not wise to figure it out all by ourselves. May be it is all a matter of time before everything becomes apparent. 

For us, it is good to fall on the mercy of the Lord rather than any one else.  

 

We can push some things in life forward in life but we cannot totally avoid it. If we take for examples the fact that we all need to grow to be a faithful servant to the Lord. God has created in all of us what it takes to be a faithful servant of the Lord. 

 

This may take some time according to the nature of our heart which takes some time to learn from the Lord, but we will eventually become fully matured to be a loyal citizen of heaven and a protector of Gods kingdom. 

In my life I have come to understand that it is very important to marry the right woman/husband - a loving obedient wise woman who is exactly from God and a humble servant of the Lord who fears God and loves his wife. 

 

If a little bit of faithfulness is found in us, the things that we need most will be given to us freely as a blessing from the Lord. Faithfulness is all we need to be like Abraham.  

 

Do we remember how many years has Abraham waited for his son, Isaac? He exactly understood the will of God that even when he was asked to give his son back; he already knew what he should do. 

 

He faithfully brings his son to be sacrificed. A son he waited for many decades. This is more than just loyalty, or fear of God, or love. This is faithful love. 

This is like a woman should behave towards her husband. Therefore this is the principle for waiting to get an obedient wife that to be in faithful love with the Lord.

It is also another thing to have obedient children. What is the principle behind having obedient children? I believe it is to be obedient children to our parents.

In all of this we know that the love of God is true love and it surpasses any thing we could possible experience and feel. Brothers, I leave you with the word of God in Romans 8:37

"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill us with these, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 1, 2014     | 2,177 Views    |   
 

What God has prepared for us looks like we will only fulfill it in due time but not exactly realize it now. Any of our enemies can't succeed to withdraw us from it no matter how long and how hard they try. We have already believed that they can't separate us from the love of the Lord in Christ Jesus.  

We are looking forward to see it, seeking and waiting for it to come to pass. Now we know to what point of life we should work more. Now we know our weakness from our strength in spirit. Now we know our allies from our enemies.  

What is it Lord that you want us to reveal yourself through us? It must be far from our imagination that we couldn't find out till now. It must be something very important. It must be something big even we could sabotage our own purpose if you reveal it before the time.  

We will wait you our Lord and you will come walking on the mountains. You will come tramping the mountains of disappointment of the past, anger of the present and fear of the future.  

You make us happy right now so that we wouldn't be worried about tomorrow. Everything else is additional, extra to the life you have prepared for us. Your spirit is the greatest present of all greatest gifts from you.  

So what is our purpose in life? Why are we created for? It is to listen to the Lord and do exactly how he tells us to do. His will for his people is peace, prosperity and eternal life.  

The enemy has done everything to take that from us. The Lord wants somebody to tell the truth about him. The enemy is a liar. He will do anything to take us from our father.  

He striped us the clothing of righteousness that the Lord had put upon us. He stole the beautiful gifts of treasures our father gave us. I believe there is one major reason why he created us. We are created to tell the truth about what was life like with our father before the devil took from us and what life is meant to be and it's meaning to us.  

We are created to declare his love for his people in Christ Jesus. We are created to tell the peace his Spirit gives to generations. Most of all we are created to tell the mercy and love God had displayed through Christ Jesus.  

I have waited all this time to come to this point where I realize what the rest of my life would mean to me. As far as I am concerned, I was selfish and all my desires were evil. I am not better than any one or trying to be one. 

Before God met me and changed my heart, I was a brutal beast before him. I was senseless and driven only by my blind passion. I was filthy and sinful before he shades his blood for me and cleans me.

I have a feeling that I used his mercy more than anybody else I know. If it is measured in terms of the blood of Jesus I used to clean my self, I will be the one who used it many times.

Because I still remember how many times I have asked the Lord to heal me. But after he has healed me, I go back and get filthy again. I am not trying to be more righteous in my mouth.

I am telling the truth here that I should tell of his love and testify his mercy. I don't need someone to tell me to be a servant for the Lord because his love calls me daily. I don't kneel down for sin because Jesus is my only master from this point on wards. I have abused his love in many ways and hurt his feelings.

Father, I don't want to be a slave of my sins. I have come to understand it is much better to be a slave for you. Be a master of my soul and my flesh and my body. 

I don't want anything to take control of my life any more. I pray with all my heart for God to use me as he wishes and let my days end in his house idolizing your true nature. I pray that may God help us to tell his love for our brothers and sisters.

Your children sing a song of love to you and we are willing to sing it forever. Now, ore than ever, we need to tell God's love for us through Christ Jesus.

I will use every moment of my life I have lived to tell it how gracious and merciful our father is. I am like that little sluggish worthless thing you find deep inside the ocean. You can call me oyster. Even if they look like worthless, they have one God given purpose.

They make some beautiful and precious thing, pearls. I should do the same thing or else I will be doomed before my time. Any thing I do or I watch I should make a good thing out of it.

My eyes cant see the evil out of some thing. But I will find the good in something and bring as an offering to the Lord and to write and share with my brothers and sisters. I have no good on my own. I do exactly as God speaks to me in his spirit and not put my own perspective according to my own understanding.

Thank you God for revealing this mystery to us as it has revealed the purpose you have ordained for us even before creation. We honor your name and subdue our selves under your spirit in the name of Christ Jesus. AMEN!

It is always good to glorify Gods name. How beautiful it is when we do all things for Gods glory only no matter what we do. This way the fear of God will always be in us and it is the next intimate relationship with God.

We no more have feelings for the self. Instead we always try to realize what makes him happy and what makes him sad. We don't seek our own expectations of what makes him happy. Instead, we do only what he tells us to do. We don't seek your own desires. Instead we go after his.

We don't run after our own wild dreams. Instead we direct our path according to his will. We don't try to make someone happy just to get attention. Instead, we make him happy first and all the rest latter. We don't fear anyone but the only one who should be respected all the time.

This is how we will glorify his name on our lives - the name that has the full power on the earth and the heaven. His name is Jesus, the son of God and it is sweetest than any thing else.

This is how we should present our lives as a sacrifice to his pleasure. Not drawn too much to our own desires - running away from slavery of the mind, the body and the soul which is only possible through the Lord Jesus Christ and his Holy Spirit that dwells in us.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill us with these, in Jesus Name, AMEN!




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        Tewodros    |    Jun. 30, 2014     | 2,100 Views    |    2 Comments
 

How it is beautiful to spend ample time before dawn to have a reasonable amount of time with God? We need to start the day with a fresh start with God and pray on possible cases that will happen through out the day. The pain of tiredness, the cold, the shortness of sleeping time, and other reason should not be the reason not to do it. I think it is another way to measure passion and purpose and ways to please God in doing so.  

A person who is determined to do something cannot spend the morning times in bed - Like a business man who has planted business or building a building. Like Nehemiah who was very diligent in finishing building the Lord's temple walls. More over this is the very critical moment of our lives and we must be passionate but not worried, diligent, hard working, and committed, focused, consistent, self-controlled and purposeful believers.  

All of these can be achieved if you are able to trade it with your comfortable zone, your pleasing morning time sleep and care-free drowsiness. I can assure you, all of that will bring you a great fortune.  

If you are not passionate about how the day is going to be, you will definitely have no idea what is going on and success is unthinkable.  Do you remember the first time the Lord touches you and filled you with the Holy Ghost? You probably became Ghost your self: so to speak you became sleepless and restless, very diligent and exited and hard working individual.  

If you were able to continue with that, you might have done many accomplishments for the kingdom of God. But after that may be someone made bad remarks on what the Lord wanted to accomplish through you, you probably got drifted out of home and family and got tagged with serious problems and in the process you lost your passion again.  

Now the purpose of this journey is to gain everything back in to place. With out it, success and building a new family for Christ is almost impossible. We tried to be faithful. We do everything we can to install faithfulness in us to please the Lord but we couldn't still find completeness and fullness, not in every area of our lives. 

There is no fullness with out Jesus. In fact those areas of our lives which look like perfect and beautiful are not according to our own effort and those which look bad could have been magnificently awful if God hadn't been with us. He keeps us, protects us and blesses us extraordinarily in anything we want to do and to accomplish.

Sometimes we think faithfulness is something that comes as a gift from the Lord which I believe is something we should work on and acquire. Faithfulness is to make a profit for the Lord with what he has given as talents. 
May be love is our talent or persuasiveness or it could a good teaching ability. For some it could be their great communication and leadership skills.

Obviously faithfulness in some areas of our lives is hardly obtainable. People die like trees wither and die while fighting to do and not to do it. People behave like animals should behave. Well avoidance is the real medication in such deadly circumstances. This is like prevention is the real cure in the science of medicine.

There is no need to be brave in this regard. Bravery is to do what God said to do. There is no bravery in breaking God s commandments. There are two things to come. One is good and the other is yet better. The time is short and the job is very clear. Only you and your God know it.

No other humans or demons or other creatures know it. It also tells the way you can visualize, see, plan and accomplish other things. It constructs and builds your imagination.

It also tells your understanding and your precaution to the real world. It magnifies how you should see success of the real world. Always remember your greatest success lies in your greatest resistance where
the currnt is high and the waves are difficult to get by.

There is always a good spirit and a bad spirit coming to us. One is to guide us and the other to make us slaves. If we continue to hear from the Lord and disregard the negative influence and temptation from the wicked, we will be able to survive the bad days and we will avoid disaster that comes with the wicked.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill our spirit and mind with peace call us to his presence every morning, in Jesus Name, AMEN!





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        Tewodros    |    Jun. 27, 2014     | 14,466 Views    |    2 Comments
 

I rememeber saying my previous colleague told me about a great Christian fellow whose Chrstian life shone among the  non believers. I also worked with a Christian lady who had impressed me immensely.

Well from where shall I start? Firstly, she was deligent. Not only performed her tasks, but was also very willing to go out of her way to help others.

Secondly, she listened to the problems of others includung mine and strived to solve them- that is ofcouse - in her spare time. She prayed for me and took me to prayer centers.

Thridly, she was persecuted for Jesus from her family members-very hearbreaking. Yet, her faith was intact.

Fourthly, she read her Bible and spiritual books during some of her lunch breaks and when business was slow. Furthermore, she used to tell me ' Eskedar, do you know that we are going to reign with Jesus for a thousand year? '(This was in reference to the second coming of Jesus and the Book of Revelations). As she spoke, I could read the joy and excitment form her face. She used to astonish me because I was not focused in the second coming of Jesus but on my day yo day Christian life in this world.

Fifthy, she was struggling with life's challenges and disappointments but remained a Christian.

Last but not least, she was fun to be around with and we had great laughs.

In summary, she was an examplary Christian to me.

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        Eskedar    |    Apr. 27, 2014     | 2,239 Views    |    1 Comments
 

A love story about a father and a son who have got a large media coverage at the time. The son was born with birth complications and is not able to walk or talk because of his disability. The doctor advised the parents to institutionalize him so that they may not worry about him the rest of their lives and just go on with their lives.

 

In the eyes of many the son was helpless. But the parents didn’t take it that way. For them he is the same value and importance as any of their children born without difficulty.

The story become more interesting when the son starts to dream to be a great runner the world has ever seen before. You may ask why or how he is going to do that with a paralyzed body. His dream is too big to even think about it let alone to attempt to do it for the son in his condition. But noting seems impossible for a father who wants nothing but the best for his son.

 

Dad thinks for himself that it is one thing for his son to be physically disable but another thing and much worse for his son to dream something that will never come to pass. A father so determined to fulfill the dreams of his son, decided to carry him in his back and run with him every step towards the finish line of the race. The father promised to his disabled son that he will be his feet that he will be running and he will be provide every bit of energy  that the son will ever wanted to finish that race. He promised to strength him and carries him all the way to the end of the journey of faith and life.

 

The son accompanied by his father has to only enjoy while his father took him to every ditch and challenge of life that could make him fall apart and stay away from the journey of life. The father was focused to win the race which brings joy multiple folds than just to attend the race and they did it together.

They win the race of life together.  

What a beautiful story that can change who we as children of God look up on to our father who is willing to pay any price just to get us closer to him. The story of the love of God that he has shown to the world through Jesus Christ is exceedingly much beautiful and beyond our capability just to imagine it fully and understand. 

Our father when he sees us drifted away from him with the wave of life

When he watch us closer and knows that we wasted everything we had before; When he looks at us and he sees the color of our skin is faded away and the sparkling of our eyes is lost. When he find out for himself that we are too tired of life to live anymore and we are troubled with too much sorrow that we may even forget to eat.


Having seen all the above things and many more, he decided to die the death of a sinner and make us escape from the eternal destruction that he setup for his enemies. When the Lord of heavens and earth is our father and he loves us to death, we have to open up our heart and accept him in to the chambers of our heart and keep it there so that the thief shall not take it from us.

When we trust God to lead us through the challenges of life, he is faithful God and father to enable us finish the journey of life by faith.

I pray for this wonderful family who have a great value of faith, humanity and family. I pray that may the Lord keep you and strength and put you in his embrace and protect from the darts of the enemy. Good Job Dad!


God bless you for reading this blog. May his mercy and kindness shine up on us all the days of our lives!
May the Lord keep us with him forever interceding and protecting our faith so that we may live in the house of the Lord forever!

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        fasika    |    Apr. 25, 2014     | 3,803 Views    |    3 Comments
 

When I was working in one particukar institution, I used to have a colleague who was somewhat a Christian. He believed in Jesus Christ but hated affiliated himself with any church. However, he used to tell me about his friend who worked in another company.  That person was a Christian - and his life spoke it: he was kind, deligent a treated people under him with utmost respect and much more. What striked me was that the persons working with him and spoke well of him were not Chrstians. They were impressed by his life. Ewnetegna pente new' yelu nebere. I used to think 'what a testimnoy!'.

In a nutshell, non Chrisitan will be in awe when Chrstians show love, mercy joy, faith and many other fruits of the Spirit rather than say too much about Christianty; I believe it will lead them to Christ eventually.

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        Eskedar    |    Apr. 24, 2014     | 2,154 Views    |    1 Comments
 

I have read the  New Testament three times and have been struck by by many themes. One of them stands out - love.  Of all the things God requires from us,  love is the most important one. He wants us Chrstians to love Him with all our mind,heart and soul; and to love our neighbors as ourselves. From my point of view, if we love Him we wll be passionate to please Him. That is what God wants, a heart after Him. My prayer is " God I want to please You desperately but I find myself short of the power to do so. Please give me Your grace and power to live  Your way of life.  Then  'I look upon Jesus' and become reminded on Gospel of John:Chpater 1 verse 14," tsega ena ewneten temolto begna adere". Jesus came to enable me to live for God by living inside me through Holy Spirit. This rejoices my heart because Jesus is not judgmental yet compassionate. He is ready to give me grace when I need it

The other aspect is loving our neighbor as ourselves. Wow that is a tough one I think. It is easy to love ourselves(ofcourse there are people who hate themselves). Meaning, we want aquire the best of everything for ourselves. We work hard to get the best material things:cars, clothes, houses, financial security etc. We also take care of ourselves to be in good health. In short, it becomes all about "me , me, me '. Or it becomes about loving others who love us back. However, Jesus' commandment resonates in me' love thy neighbor as yourself', and I am challenged by that. "My neighbor" may not be as kind and loving as  I want her/him to be. The individual may be rude , aloof and condesending. So it  is not easy to  love someone like that. The New Testamant confirms that. To paraphrase, it says there is no wonder if you love people who love you. Love your enemies. In other words, love those who do do not love you. Nonetheless, I am happy to live in the age of the New Testament. I can always go to His throne and ask for grace" " Bedekamachin leraralin yemachin leke kahin Yelnim. Engedih mihreten endenkeben wode tsegaw zufan be' emnet nekreb.' Ebrawian 4:15.

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        Eskedar    |    Apr. 24, 2014     | 2,544 Views    |    3 Comments
 

On the day of Easter God did some thing that the world had never seen before. He did some thing that no one has fully understood and has not been told to its fullness. On this very day a son was given for us as a ransom for our transgression and our sins. 

 

Our sins have caused us death and God loved us so much he punished his son for us. It is impossible for God to break his principles and values. It is also impossible for us to sin and not paid the price of our sins 

 

But we have sinned too much that we could not even pay for our sins.  

We make it impossible for God to come closer to us since he is righteous and we are not.

 

But he loved us so much that we could not even imagine and he paid the great price that was put on us. Sin caused us a huge debt but God paid it all that makes us free from our bondage. He broke the chain that sin has placed and makes us the servant of evil and not the Lord. 

 

He did not let us get destroyed ultimately. In the midst of our distraction Gods miracles revealed to us. While the enemy has planed everything to make us history,the mercy of God showed up to snatch us from the jaws of the evil.  

Like a stranded sheep we did not get lost forever. But he come after and rescued us from the death that is waiting for us. 

 

The penalty of sin is death and with our sins we got ourselves in to this penalty.  

God as he is compassionate father to all of us did not let us die in our sins but he gave his only son to save us. 

Because he loved as so much that he couldn’t let that happen. 

 


If you haven’t done any good to deserve what he has done in your life, praise him for the Lord is good. If you agree with me that nothing we did was good enough to match the evil days of our lives, give him glory and honor for his mercy endures forever.

He came to look for us and we didn’t. With the stubbornness of our heart we didn’t seek him rather we make our ways far and far from him.
We know the path we took leads to destruction but we didn’t stop and realize that he is in deed merciful.


When he did find us finally some of us were not as we were before.
The sparkling of our eyes was lost and this world has gotten the best of us.
As we were sons and daughters of the almighty God but now he found us in the hands of the enemy.


What good one should expect from this. The color of our skins has just faded away. But the Lord took a look and he has gotten in deep sorrow that he couldn’t resist any more.


As a father he who separated from his children for just awhile now sees them so much oppressed and enslaved by the evil one. He decided to pay the entire price before our days are finished and our journey has ended.

While there is still time he calls for our names hoping that his children will listen to his voice and come out of their troubled life. We have caused him this much and he took all the sufferings for us.

Yes on this day God did something that it is still unbelievable for many.
It is more than our imagination but it is simply true and the truth is what we have called to believe. It is what God did in this day that we have put our faith and our lives based on. It is because what God has done on this day that our salvation has built on.

God bless you, in the name of Jesus.

Isaiah 53:4 - Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

 He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.
 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 23, 2014     | 2,440 Views    |    2 Comments
 

Where ever there is the presence of the Holy Spirit, that is our safest place in terms of living a life up to the standard of the word of God. No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing, you can just call him and feel blessed. Holy Spirit will never leave you nor forsake you. He will strength you when you feel week and helpless. When you lay down in pain and agony, he will make you bear your pain. No one on earth will understand what you are going through in life than him. Not even you family not even you closest friend. He is you closest friend. He understands everything. He is on your side. 

 

Most of the time, we will fall in trouble when we depend on what is the so called ‘human counselor’. Whether it is a close friend or not, no one may not give us the comfort and condolences as the Lord himself can give. In fact they can be a trouble when they turn their back on us one day and start gossiping on us.

 

On the contrary Holy Spirit is a wonderful counselor. He will never turn his back on you. He will never let you down under any circumstances. Where shall I find him? Where do I seek him? We will find him when we incline our heart to him. I don’t know how many times we have done that every day. Holy Spirit just speaks to our soul every day in various ways but we couldn’t listen his voice.

Isaiah 11:2  

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

 

We spend most of our time on something that is no value compared to the life he can give us. We never have time to stop for a moment and talk to him in manner that we can talk and listen to a person. But when we do, we know he is so kind knowing every deep secret of our heart. But many who have already chosen the road to death wouldn’t want to do that because he will convict of their sins and they don’t want to confess their sins to him and become forgiven. 

 

However, his convictions are not like anger full of judgment. His convictions bring life rather than death. When the devil convict you of your sins, he condemns you and you will regret to death. But when the Spirit of God convicts your sin, he does that so that you may come out of your miserable life and follow his voice in the light, the everlasting life of peace and love. 

 

 

That’s how we know who is convicting us of sin. If it is Holy Spirit, he will lead us in to peace. More confession to him, we feel more relief and more peace in side. Less confession means, we are depriving our selves of this wonderful healer’s peace. When the prostitute lady cry out her inner most pain and trouble of her life at Jesus feet, she was forgiven. But how do we know if we are forgiven? It all depends on how much we ask for forgiveness. It all depends how much we forgive ourselves in the first place. It all depends how sincerely cry out to him with truth and hate for sin.

God is so much generous that we can possibly imagine forgiving our sins. So don’t say that your sin is bigger than God’s mercy and forgiveness. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus cannot cleanse if come to him knowing that is complete healer. He is a healer of a nation and the whole world. How come the almighty cannot forgive your sin. We have to come to him by faith and by faith we will receive our healing of sin. We have to take him as our last option not as an option.

I just wonder how the Holy Spirit is represented by a dove when he descended from heaven and testify that Jesus is the son of God. What a good representation of the Spirit of God to us. He is peace. At some point in his ministry, the Bible teaches us that Jesus feels this wonderful joy inside of him that is not related to any source from outside. I wonder if we could experience such a joy in our lives every day, how things could be different. The way we talk and love and see things will be completely different.

That is why we need him so badly. We need his voice daily. We need him more than anything in life. O the spirit of peace, please come to our heart and give us rest from our troubled life. I will make my heart straight with you. I will sanctify my soul and flesh with the blood of Jesus. Come heal my broken heart. Come feel me with simple joy that is not related to anything in life.  Because you are the source of joy that will never stop.


Holy Spirit is the third person in the trinity. He is the Spirit of God. He is the spirit that Jesus sent to us when he sits at the right hand side of his father to intercede for our faith in him. No devil can come between us and the Holy Spirit. He may tempt you to go away from him. He may tempt you to sin against him. But he is just jealous when we establish a covenant relationship with the Spirit of God. He just doesn’t know what we are talking about. He is really confused when we talk to God in secret through his spirit like a son talks to his father.


A Christian living without day to day experience of this peace and joy from the Holy Spirit is like a fish living with out water. We are just empty, dry and very clear target for the enemy. This shall dictate us how it is really important to live in the presence o f the Holy Ghost day by day to avoid temptations, sin and the troubles of the world and be led in to our eternal blessing and joy to our father through our Lord Christ Jesus. Amen!

 

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 21, 2014     | 2,486 Views    |   
 

The cause of many arguments and troubles cannot be mentioned exhaustively. While we live in this fallen city, we are tempted to do sin no matter how good we look like from outside. There is always a limitation for our kindness and love. That is why families broke and children are growing without parents.

 

That is why prisons are full of parents that should have spent their lives serving their family than prison. As human being all we have to know is we are susceptible to violence, pain, misery and temptation. What we need to know is our actions driven by anger instead of love would bring us a lot of pain and misery. We need to understand that when we are angry we do things that we will regret latter.

 

So if we know that our anger will not do God’s judgment then why get so mad. I believe it will all go back to the point that we are so hurt. The reason of our anger is not momentary. It is for something that occurred to us very long time ago. Something that is not just and right and abusive by nature. Things like that will never be forgotten.

 

But how many times have we done the same thing to others. How many times how we caused to suffer as we suffer. How many times we treat others with disrespect in their innocence. We may have many issues with our close friends. They have no right to treat the way they do.

 

But we have no right to treat our beloved ones with disrespect. As human being we incline to abuse someone who is weak and has no cause to defend him. But we fear and respect someone who has gotten himself a set of self-defense mechanisms. Most of us have no way of protecting our selves and family from danger.

 

 If we cannot win someone with love we never win them with violence. Violence leads to violence and more violence. Fight and struggle to win by the way of force are the way of the world not Christianity.

 

The greatest weapon for a Christian is love. There is no place in the Bible that tells you to win by force rather than by love. A Christian is a soldier of the prince of peace, Jesus Christ. If we want to be his disciples, we have to carry his gospel of peace not weapons of this world. 

 

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 18, 2014     | 2,144 Views    |   
 

When one convinces himself in following his own selfish desire and seeks one's own pleasure without the permission of the Holy Spirit, he/she couldn’t remember anything at time of trouble. The thought of sinful desire is an idea overwriting and overwhelming the good ones from the Spirit of God. Such kind of person has no common sense and the sense of self-control. Anger, disappointment, fear and hate can steer this up from the inside. Faith, hope and love are its enemies. 

At the point one left with this flamable, agitated, aggravated, serious, all emotional, physical, uncontrollable, unthinkable feeling, lust and selfish sexual desire that couldn’t  stop until somebody do something about it. The book of proverb describes such kind of person as someone who lacks wisdom.     

Proverb 5:1- My son, if you listen closely to my wisdom and good sense, you will have sound judgment, and you will always know the right thing to say. The words of an immoral woman may be as sweet as honey and as smooth as olive oil. But all that you really get from being with her is bitter poison and pain. If you follow her, she will lead you down to the world of the dead. She has missed the path that leads to life and doesn’t even know it. 

My son, listen to me   and do everything I say. Stay away from a bad woman!   Don’t even go near the door of her house. You will lose your self-respect and end up in debt to some cruel person for the rest of your life. Strangers will get your money and everything else you have worked for. When it’s all over, your body will waste away, as you groan and shout, 

“I hated advice and correction! I paid no attention to my teachers, and now I am disgraced in front of everyone.” You should be faithful to your wife, just as you take water from your own well. And don’t be like a stream from which just any woman may take a drink. Save yourself for your wife and don’t have sex with other women. Be happy with the wife you married when you were young. She is beautiful and graceful, just like a deer; you should be attracted to her and stay deeply in love. 

Show me how anyone could easily murder his brother through jealousy or out of a sudden, sleep with somebody's wife or why family got separated and I will show you where it is. The answer all lies in one word - pleasure. Tell me how Christ defeated the world through pain and agony and faithfulness. Teach me all about it and I will win my battles. Paul and Jesus can teach you about it, hiding from it, the wines, the shoes, clothes, fame, pride, arrogance. 

No matter how good and kind and polite you were in the daytime still there is something that will search your heart and visit you to test you at night. Some days they say are wicked and some days are good like some people can posses good and others wicked.

Can anyone live without some form of amusement without seeking pleasure? The thing is all about self control and knowing how much you should take it inside.  Addiction (loosing self-control) to cigarette, drink , TV, pornography, drugs, shopping and many more have the power to rule over us as long as we live in this flesh.

"I gave them up to their own selfish burning desires since they have rejected me." the Lord says. The punishment of love is the punishment of all. God is leaving us to our own desires. Whose desire? Our own - coming out of our own flesh, heart and mind. Can he interfere with that? No one will come to that place.

It is a great place of battle with all the negative forces of flesh, heart, and mind. God will turn them on to you. They rebel against you. They curse you, wish your own fall. But why somebody especially God wants us to fall in to them?

God has power over each one of thee addictions. But he wants you and me to come to him first, makes him our first in every
hing. I am not talking about the blessings that we can get if we do some things he told us to do. I am talking about diseases, incurable ones that take along all the way till we wither and die.

Every one of us will experience these weaknesses in one form or the other if we don't turn our eyes on to the Lord. Some carry them at their back for 40 years even though they are children of Abraham. Healing is one of the blessings of God for his children. The Bible says Jesus saw them and he feel pity for them and he healed them all.

I don't know why for some reason people are too proud to come to Jesus
They prefer to die in their stubbornness than to come to him and heal them. 
I remember a man who used to be smart and gentle long time ago before he went in to all kinds of trouble. Can you imagine how those all at once fade away in just one instance? All the sparking eye and glittering face has gone.

Once the devil has control on this person at one point in his life. Devil does what he wants to do when he wants to do without his permission. But then things changed a little bit and the devil started to do what he wants to do when he wants to do with his permission.

So really what is pleasure? What does it mean pleasing one’s self? It has some elements of personal, emotional, sexual, mental, physical satisfaction. It is all about me until God appears and said it is a disgrace in his eyes even if the whole nation agrees it is a normal thing to do.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us not in to temptation of the flesh and free our soul from the burning desires of this world, in Jesus Name, AMEN!




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        tewodros    |    Apr. 17, 2014     | 2,520 Views    |   
 

The Word of God is really amazing. The more you hear it, the more your  mind is filled with the Word. This percludes one to do things out of emotion or feelings. From experience, I have found myself doing things out of my feelings and later regeret it. It still amazes me how following your emotions or feelings result is total waste of time, money and dissatisfation. So, as the common saying goes'What would Jesus do?', I want to stop and think this question for every decsion I make. But in all this and above all ,I believe it is only Jesus who can give me the grace and power to follow the Word -and not my feelings or emotions.

In short, the God's grace through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit are needed  to be led by the Word of God.

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        Eskedar    |    Apr. 16, 2014     | 1,795 Views    |    1 Comments
 

There are some things in life that cannot be replaced. Somethings can be fixed easily but somethings do not. To live the most of life and be happy, we need to know the three most important things we need to protect and serve in respective order. Whether it is our relationship with God, family, parents, ministry, profession, career, education, business, investment and others, all these have a significant value and order in our lives. 

When resources are scarce, we need to retreat back to at least two most important things in life; Faithful relationship to God and love and kindness to others especially who are very close to us, children, wife, husband, mom and dad who have no one but us to support them. This will create peace and security in us and the lives of others. 

That is where you regroup, become strong and fight back. You are not going to win this battle alone. You are too weak to defend yourself alone without Jesus. Even our God who made everything by his own hands also created the institution of faith and family. God is the one who creates the value of family so whom are we to defile or redefine marriage.

Before the foundation of the earth, God was in his father-son relationship with his son. Before he brought forth the heavens in to existence, the Spirit of God was with him. So God was in relationship with his son and the Holy Spirit before anything. So we must share the same responsibility as our father by respecting the relationship with him and with others.  

In this life we need to know that everything will not stay the same. Our feelings change, our strength changes, our resources change, our time changes, people change and we also change. All things will change to indicate that only God’s love for his children will never change. 

The thing is when we are running out of hope, strength and power, when we are too weak just to continue with the pace of life, when we can no longer do things as we used to be, we need to stop and think which one of those things we need to sacrifice just for the sake of the kingdom of God. 

The Bible teaches us that if we don’t love him more than what we love most, we are not worth to be his disciple. But if we sacrifice everything else for him, we will actually get them back hundred fold in this life. 

A disciple is like a soldier. If a solider loves his family more than his country, he is not worthy to be a soldier. Why you asked? It is because he wouldn’t dare to leave them and fight in a battle that many go to die. In the same manner, a disciple of Christ has to be able to love the Lord more than his family and fight the good fight of faith preaching the gospel to the world. 

So remember to protect and defend what you value most. If everything you fight for and spend your time, energy and resource has failed, remember that you still have a family that will love you the same. If everything goes bad in this life, remember you have a father that will open up his arm and embrace you in love.  

I want to emphasize that God is faithful to strength you and give you wisdom to provide you the way out of any troubles you are passing in life. If we just hang in there with him and hold on to his promises that he will never leave us nor forsake us till he comes back, we will find resting place in this world and protection from what is about to come. Running away from our troubles is not the best way to solve them. Facing challenges will eventually solve them.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit give us wisdom to identify what are  most valueable things in life and strengthen us to fight to keep them no matter how hard the enemy fight to destroy and devour us from our eternal blessing, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Apr. 15, 2014     | 2,208 Views    |   
 

If the mercy and forgiveness we feel every day by the power of the Holy Ghost are not strong enough in our lives to do the same for other people, our faith is in danger. We have to stop for a minute and think why we are acting the way we act. The Spirit of God is active in our lives if we follow God’s will. But if we don’t follow him, we will not feel his presence when we need him most. We may think he is still with us but the fact is he is gone long time back. What a great tragedy would it be for any born again Christian to let this happen due to silly mistakes? It is very important to know that Holy Spirit like any human being has feelings. He can feel very bad when we are mean and unloving to others.

His presence is guaranteed where there is the love of God that dwells in you to do miracles in other people lives. He will give you the power to preach the good news to the world, to help others in times of trouble, to encourage the oppressed and to give hope to the depressed. If we don’t love people, there is no love of God in us and vice versa. When we love to do good things in people lives, it will instantiate the spirit of God to do more. Anger, malice, hate, bitterness, deceit, conspiring on others, blasphemy, gossip are all the fruits of the devil. If we practice these a lot, then we are partaking from the nature of the devil and we are walking far away from the Spirit of God.

Compassion should be contagious. It is a great deal of sin if we accept forgiveness and practice hate to others. Nothing makes God happy than to see us practice what he does in our lives.

If we saw him being kind and loving, he expects us to do the same to others. It doesn’t sit well with him when we do the opposite of what we get from him. Sometimes, we become so mean to others. We exaggerate their little mistakes and make them a big deal. We fight hard with them and make their lives very complicated. Some of us even drag them to courts by accusing them falsely without being realistic.

I am telling the truth, there is nothing more powerful to expel the Spirit of God from our lives other than hate except other sins like consistent behavior of experiencing adultery, lie, gossip, murder, theft, pride, hate.. How come as christians, who have received mercy by the grace of God and escaped from punishment of eternal fire, become so mad with our friends/family and drag them to courts and persecute them against their will? How come we degrade the compassion and forgiveness of God through Christ by practicing bitterness and hate towards others? Do you know our salvation is conditional? Do you know if we don’t forgive others, our sins will not be forgiven by God and we will face eternal judgment? It is really important to check the status of our salvation every day by presenting ourselves under the mercy of God with humility and fear of God and tell God that we have forgiven every aspects of transgressions made towards us as God forgives our sins.

As human beings, there is little we can do to avoid conflicts. We often feel sad or anger inside and that is not bad by itself. What is bad is when we allow the devil to convert our misunderstanding to hate, bitterness, prolonged anger, and bitterness. We can easily break out of the yolk of these sins by forgiving others as Christ himself forgive all of our sins.

Luke 1:4: “…and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” 

Matthew 6:15 : "..But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Forgiveness is the opposite of pride. If you think you are better than your friend, you will not forgive him because you won’t think you are wrong. You always think you are correct and it is very hard to forgive others while you think you are correct. If you have a little bit, just tiny bit of pride, you won’t forgive the wrong doings of others. Humility is the father of forgiveness. Forgiveness comes from humble heart. Love is the father of humility and the grandfather of all good things including forgiveness. Anyone who loves his friend very dearly will not have any problem to forgive the wrong doings of others. Anyone who hates you will never forgive you when you do mistakes and that is why you know if a person loves you or not.

Therefore, check your heart if you still love your enemy, your friends, your spouse, your children and most importantly your God with all your might and strength. If you do so, then you are good to go. If not, please confess all your sins and Holy Spirit will come to you as the first time you get saved and he will dwell with you. My brothers and sisters, I leave you with the word of God and encourage you to be vigilant all the time as our enemy, the devil, always finds the oportunity to steal the precious gift of life, that is our joy and love in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 10: 11: Now these things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. So the one who thinks he is standing firm should be careful not to fall. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide an escape, so that you can stand up under it.

May God bless you in Christ Jesus!



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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 12, 2017     | 553 Views    |   
 

It always amazes me how the smallest things we do to honor and please God have a great impact not only in our lives but to many more generations to come. When God sees a little bit of faithfulness in our lives, He makes sure he rewards that with so many blessings in our lives and the lives of others. God is so faithful. He keeps His promises that He made to us.

He won’t leave us alone when we need Him the most. What we need to know about this everlasting relationship we have in Christ is that God is so faithful. No matter how ugly our sins are He is so faithful and forgiving when we come before him with a humble and humiliated heart with absolute repentance spirit.

That is what David did when he sinned against the Lord. Therefore, that is what we should do. David considered nothing worth of giving his heart away except he gave it away to God, His mighty shield and protector. He fought all his wars and wins using God as his shield from the arrows of the enemy that pierce anything in the flesh.

His rock and his salvation was God. He didn’t lay his trust in the number of soldiers he had to serve him. Well, of course, no wonder God was so angry when David wanted to do that and punished him severely for that. What a great lesson for David and for us who know the story? You cannot impress God with your skills or the size and skills of your army.

In fact, you make him angry by trusting on the flesh. And by flesh I mean anything of the flesh. Your education, profession, power, wealth, health, skills, experience, wisdom or any other measure of performance in the flesh is nothing for God. God is not impressed with these at all. In fact, He gave these to anyone He is pleased with, like he took it from Saul and gave it to David.

Because God’s mercy and forgiveness that he showed to King Solomon for the sake of King David, what God had planned to save the whole world through Christ Jesus was fulfilled by having Jesus to be born from the ancestry of King David. If God had not forgiven Solomon even if Solomon abandoned God to worship his idols, then there would haven’t been Jesus, the Covenant he had promised to give to be slain for the sake of the sins of the world.


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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 4, 2017     | 505 Views    |   
 


God is Faithful: An Epic contradictory story between King David and King Solomon

1 King 11: 1 King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. 2 They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, “You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods.” Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. 

3 He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. 4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father had been. 

5 He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the LORD; he did not follow the LORD completely, as David his father had done. 

7 On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites.  8 He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods. 

9 The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. 10 Although he had forbidden Solomon to follow other gods, Solomon did not keep the LORD’s command. 

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. 12 Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 

13 Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.”

33. I will do this because they have forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Molek the god of the Ammonites, and have not walked in obedience to me, nor done what is right in my eyes, nor kept my decrees and laws as David, Solomon’s father, did.

34 “ ‘But I will not take the whole kingdom out of Solomon’s hand; I have made him ruler all the days of his life for the sake of David my servant, whom I chose and who obeyed my commands and decrees.  35 I will take the kingdom from his son’s hands and give you ten tribes. 

36 I will give one tribe to his son so that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I chose to put my Name. 

This is God speaking. He said, King Solomon and his people abounded the laws of God, they worshiped idols, goodness and kindness were far from them and they separated themselves from the ways of King David.

But how did King Solomon cast himself away from the very good and righteous deeds that his father taught him to do before he died?

As he was a man of so many curiosities and wondered to know so many things as to why and how things reveal themselves in to existence, he found in a very deadly situation where he couldn't pull back once he was completely overtaken.

But it was not without a warning that he perished. God had so many times told him to take it easy with the so many wives he had. As a king, he took all the opportunities and privileges of being born into and becoming king of a great nation.

He had no background as his father. His father fought every day of his life to become a king seeing God protection and mercy on the wa through t
the throne.

David deceived himself to have sex with the wife of his servant but couldn’t make his heart stubborn when the warning and punishment came for what he had committed- a terrible and terrible sin against his servant and most of all against God whom he gave him a great responsibility to protect and serve.

On the contrary, when God convicted Solomon of his sin in his word by clearing stating that he should not marry with those woman, he did not stop and confess his sins. Rather, he continued and fell in to the same trap God warned him, the sin of worshiping idols.

He fell in love with a deadly women that killed the very important thing he and his entire generation had kept for so many years, the covenant they had with God. He risked everything that was built before him and the covenant of God with future generations after him. But the story did not end there. HALELUJIA.. If it did, it would have been the saddest story of all.

But God said this,

11 So the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates. Nevertheless, for the sake of David your father, I will not do it during your lifetime. I will tear it out of the hand of your son.

He didn’t say, “Hay Solomon, you are doomed. The promises I made with your ancestors ends here because one part of the covenant which is you cannot live up to the expectation of me.”

God had the right to stop being faithful to the genealogy of Abraham due to the failures of King David and King Solomon, but he did not stop there. He kept his faithfulness anyhow. There were some consequences of his actions. The kingdom was torn apart in to 12 pieces. In the coming years, his son will not rule over the whole nation, but only over one tribe.

And that is how God kept his promises he made to King David. David was found faithful in the eyes of God because he always humbles himself before God no matter how far he thought he went far away from the grace of God and always pleading God for mercy.

He always clings to the mercy and grace of God as a baby attaches himself to a mother. And God loved him for that since David trembled and humiliated himself under the word of God. He also gave glory to God for his victories over the enemy. It might be unnatural for King Solomon to do that, but David knew how he became what he was. 

Life is by itself a ministry and greatest testimony to us in the first place and to those who get the chance to hear our story. David learned from his life experience and glorified God’s name till the end. Two kings with different backgrounds reached different conclusions. David knew where he came from. That could be his greatest character we all need to learn from.

What about you and me? Do we always remember what God has done in our lives? Do we testify that to our souls every day and document that for the next generation?

Or do we fell in to trap of the deceitful of the world with drugs, money, sex, drunkenness or even just idleness. Idleness is the greatest threat to mankind as it leads to all manners of sexual immorality, gossip, drugs, and drunkenness.

We owe God everything. Our youth, our love, energy, time, money, our senses, our strength, our wisdom and many more shou
d be used to serve him at the right time in the right place. 

Don’t give your youth/last days to sexual sins as king Solomon did. He chose the wrong choice and made God sad. Solomon put his heart where there is no glory of God. His heart stranded away from his master. “Love” is tough. The love of money is tough. The love of sex is tough. The love of self is tough. That is why many have lost in the wilderness of loving the wrong item.

But the Bible says, “Love your God with all your heart, sol and w
ll.”  That is why we should protect ourselves from loving the wrong thing. If we diligently seek God and his ways, we will not fall astray
 If we love him no matter how delicious the apple looks like, we will save our lives.

If we keep our eyes focused on our lord and savior, the beginning and end of our faith, we will not have any problem losing our faith over cheap and cosmetic items.

This world has nothing good for us. Our soul will never be satisfied with false pleasure and unfulfilling cosmetic materials. That is why many die craving for more satisfaction completely taken over by drugs and alcohols. With lust and evil desires, their soul cries day and night to find peace and pure joy which is to meet and dine together with her creator.

May the faithfulness and mercy of God help us every day to have intimate relationship with our father in heaven by the power of the Spirit of God. God has called us in to this beautiful fulfilling, joyful, loving and everlasting relationships we have in Christ Jesus. Let’s keep doing that and we shall make it to the end by his faithfulness!!!

I really like this song and I would like to share it with you:

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 2, 2017     | 471 Views    |   
 


Ezekiel 11: 17  “Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’

“They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols.  I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.

They will be my people, and I will be their God. But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols, I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

The first important thing we need to live a sinless life is a changed, new heart that the Lord himself gives to us. The new heart is characterized by one word, "Humble", like the heart of Jesus, that always humbles himself under the word of God.

The old man's heart is characterized by stubbornness and pride which leads to a bigger sin. The spirit person is born with a new heart from the spirit of God like a baby is born in the flesh from the flesh of his mother’s womb.

The heart is the container of the second important thing to walk in the path of righteousness. The second important thing the Lord does to help us achieve victory over sin is a new Spirit. The spirit of compassion and kindness.

This spirit the Lord gives is the Spirit of God over mankind. Without a humble and pure heart it is impossible to invite, receive and reside the Spirit of God as His characteristic is humble and pure.

The nature of the Spirit of God determines the kind of heart he lives in. If we are always angry and full of bitterness, there is no way we can invite him in to our heart. If our little heart doesn't know how to forgive and forget and always held grudge against the wrong doings of others in our lives, it is very difficult to invite Jesus in to our heart.

That is why it is so difficult for many to invite and receive Jesus in to their lives. Whereas, for the low spirited and humble person, accepting Jesus is a matter of raising hands kneeling down before God and confess all sins and receive this mighty savior and kindly invite the spirit of Jesus to dwell in him forever. Salvation starts with humility and always nourished and protected by humility.

There is no other more powerful thing that destroys it like pride. Therefore as the first thing we get to receive salvation is the new heart, it is very important to know that for a Christian the most important thing to protect his salvation is to protect, nourish and guard the heart.

If we guard it faithfully, from this heart flows everlasting peace, love and joy that is the characteristic of the Spirit of God. If we don't, then anger, bitterness, hate and other wicked things will start to grow and sophisticate and kill the new heart.

Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flow
from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.



Luke 21: 34 - Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” 







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        Tewodros    |    Jun. 26, 2017     | 462 Views    |   
 

How magnificent and awesome God you are? I cannot stop writing the words of gratitude and all the feelings of my heart to you since you are closer to me than a mother to her child.

Your faithfulness stays with me and keeps me in the house of the Lord forever. Therefore, I sing of your love and forgiveness all the days of my life. Words are helpless when it comes to praising you, O Lord!

They are not able to express the deepest feelings we have for you. We simply say Glory be to your name day and night since we don’t have anything else we can pay back for your kindness and generosity.

My soul leaps with joy when I hear your name praised in the midst of your congregation. I come to you every day with the spirit of thankfulness to magnify your holy name. I say to you, “Holy, Holy, O Lord Almighty!”

Worthy is the Lamb of God to be praised and to get all the glory He deserves, since He was slayed for the sin of the world. He was crucified for our transgressions.

Even though we were disobedient children of God and we were pushing back His love, but now we come to you Lord with all we have got since we truly understand that you are the Lord of our lives.

You are full of compassion for your children which you have redeemed through the blood of Jesus. Holy Spirit we worship you for standing with us during trouble and pain.

Thank you for becoming our confidence to see the face of the Almighty. Nothing comes close to him except by the virtue of Love you have cried over for each one of us to intercede and create peace with our father.

You have neither abandoned us nor condemned us for our sins. You rather keep trusting us to come back and convict us of our sins so that we can get rid of our crooked ways and make our ways straight with the Lord.

There is no limit for your compassion as we know it and you proved it repeatedly by pouring your grace and love in to our lives to sustain us from falling and from casting away from your presence.

Your grace and love have been the number one reason that we are not part of the condemned. You chose to love and it is by choice you saved us and not by chance. It is exceedingly far from our understanding how you choose to save us even if it is easy to understand a father love always protects and provides.

But we have no clue why you were even worried to save us since we were so stubborn and unloving in the beginning. We have no clue how much it cost to redeem us since we were not in your place when you died the death of a sinner.

That is why we play with your grace while we enjoy the benefits of our salvation. This shows how immature we are in terms of the growth we ought to reach in our faith. We know for sure that death is the biggest sacrifice one can pay for the benefits and safety of others.

Soldiers die for the freedom of their country trusting the freedom will come one day for many to enjoy. Moms die before they even see their babies during delivery believing that their babies will come safe and grow with one peace. These are greatest sacrifices built on faith on others.

Jesus Christ died believing that one day we all become children of God and live a peaceful life away from the curses that are about to come in the world. He saved us from condemnation of sn.

Therefore, we are free from what sin about to bring to humans that was manifested and seen on others who betrayed Jesus. It is also much better not to fall under the judgment of God after receiving the Lord as your savior and Lord since it is much worse than not knowing him in the first place.

Abusing the grace of God is a much worse sin than not knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. For if you don’t know the Lord now, you still have time to know him in the future. But after knowing everything that you should know about him and abusing it is something one must regret badly after he/she committed the sin against the Lord.


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        Fasika    |    May. 15, 2017     | 726 Views    |   
 

We need to be careful what we allow to come in to our heart to be totally blessed and touched with the love of our God. Otherwise it may be poison to our soul.

We can’t trust everything that looks like love and joy. This world can easily deceive us with glittering copper which we think as gold. Only God’s love is trustworthy. Don't open the door for other things. I know ministry can thoug sometimes and we might suffer a little bit.

But the Lord will heal our soul very quickly. If this world hates us and condemns us, our grief is endurable because as Christians we know our God will come soon. We will cry out to him and soon our soul gets healed. After all he is the creator, our God, right?

He will make us joyful again. He would not leave our body to the grave and abandon our soul to the wicked. He will come to our rescue and he doesn’t want grief and pain to cast up on our heart. But if God put us away, who will help us?

Nobody will bother even to look around and ask what is going on. Holy Spirit wants to teach us a great lesson from Jeremiah 45 It is about the servant of God crying to be heard of his earthly prayers.

God replied to him by saying, Can’t you see that I destroy soon what I have built? If it was good for you, I would have given you long time ago. Please pray to me if you have to pray that I rescued you soul from all of this nightmare so that it follows the most important thing than just life. God is talking about Holy Spirit controlling our life. Our life to be lived only for God. It is the greater prayer of all I know.

This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to you, Baruch: You said, Woe to me! The LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest. But the LORD has told me to say to you, This is what the LORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the earth. Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them. For I will bring disaster on all people, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will let you escape with your life. -Jeremiah 45 










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        Tewodros    |    Mar. 20, 2017     | 844 Views    |   
 


This is the time where everybody put you on test. You should fear nothing while on the mission to win souls for the Lord. The only thing you have to fear is God, as he is the only one with ultimate power. Fear the one who has both the power on your flesh and soul.

What is the key to winning souls? Putting yourself dead as a wheat seed. Only God will lift you up from there. You cannot win this war with your wisdom. The ruler of this world is your greatest enemy. He has the advantage in every way.

 Jesus advised,

“As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the Judge turns you over to the officer, and the officer throws you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

So avoid any conflicts. You have no options but to accept their slaps on the face. Don’t judge them like the world judges. A fool man will spent all his energy and time talking about disappointments. There is nothing worse than that. That is absolute failure and departure from the will of God. That you can’t afford. 

How would you live with them? Jesus said, “How long must I live up with you?” It is because the wickedness of their heart. My prayer to the Lord is to make my heart as strong as a steel. That it won’t be broken by the enemy. 

May be this is how the children of this world are wise. They will never trust you. Even if you are a brother. They know always what is going on. They know what they want. And they don’t take no for an answer to get it. They have well prepared for it. I mean all what ifs… and in case offs. 

Now let’s see what most Christian are. We trust everyone in the name of love. We have no idea of what is going on. We don’t know what we really want. And for something we need, we will not put everything we have to get it. Think about it. Now how would we fight the good fight of faith? If we are incompetent, we don’t fulfill the criteria for success.

Man’s greatest enemies and strongest tools of the wicked are REVENGE, FEAR, TRUST and PLEASURE. How does the devil implement them in our lives? Through Ignorance. He will tell you how to REVENGE your enemy and you will not forgive. He will magnify your problems that you will FEAR them. He will make God too far and not caring, not interested in you so that you don’t TRUST him. 

While the devil uses these things to devour us, our only hope Holy Spirit always whispers the antidotes of these greatest threats and he will tell you how to be aware of them. It is time to wake up! Your enemies have increased in number. There was time for a sleep. In fact for long time, you were slumbering. Now is the time to REVENGE your enemy. 

Now is the time to fight the good fight of faith. He will maximize your pain and when he does, wake up because he wants you to REVENGE. He will tell you that you are beaten severely and left alone. In fact the thing might be true. But he will amplify it so that you feel bad. Most of us go for our REVENGE. That way we feel like our pain is released from us. 

But whether you REVENGE your enemies or not, you will feel the same. All we have to do is to cry to the father. That he will REVENGE our REVENGE. As for me, I want a big and true REVENGE on my true enemy. Since I want a big one, I don’t want to mess it up trying to do it myself. 

I already gave it the manufacturer and I am patiently waiting for the date of manufacturing of my REVENGE. Manufactured by God Almighty. Since I have this revelation of the wisdom of God. 

Holy Spirit always embolden us to have faith in God. It is the opposite of fear that the devil tries to introduce in our lives. Without faith we cannot see and please God. That is why the enemy’s main target to
estroy your faith is by allowing certain things to shake our faithin Christ.
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Whatever the circumstances look like, don’t abandon you faith. That is the most precious gift you have that you must be vigilant enough to protect all the time. Jesus continuously preached the importance and the value of faith in our day to day life. Unfortunately, as humans, we tend to focus on the current situation instead of the overall picture and the destiny God is going to take us.

When the disciples were confronted with a troubling and life threatening storm, they immediately found themselves under the influence of fear. They cannot even pray or exercise some of the faith words they learn from their master. But Jesus demonstrated how they should handle their fear and become fearless children of God.

Devil also fights us with the issue of trusting God when he seems far away. The truth is God is never far away. He is always with us till he comes back. We have to declare from the word of God that Holy Spirit will never forsake us. By doing so, we will have hope and faith in him.

When the devil tempt us with the spirit of immorality and false pleasure, we can defeat him by sticking to the fear of the Lord. Remember that our faith fathers defeated physical temptation by fearing and honoring the lord above themselves or any other human.

When their obedience were completed, God was able to reward them with more glorious things than the temporally sinful pleasure they would have experienced if they had failed the test.

Do we ever think that there is nothing that is hidden? All we do in secret will be revealed in day light. All we do in private will be revealed in public. Who do that? God. Why? Because we fear man instead of God. 

When we did our sin, we were worried about men seeing us. But we didn’t think about God almighty. For that he disciplined us since he didn't want to lose us in the wilderness. God is the punisher.

Sometimes we do that not out of disrespect but out of loneliness. Being Helpless and discouraged. Out of all of our afflictions and tribulations.  But how can we did this to him?

We should FEAR him since he deserves all our respect and love. Sometimes we disobey God because we don’t know how not to disobey him. But let’s obey him all the time even it means we have to pay a lot of sacrifices to do that.

God bless you!



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        Tewodros    |    Mar. 19, 2017     | 1,727 Views    |   
 

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    1.  Have at least one hour bible study per week with your spouse

    2. Always pray with your spouse no matter how

    3. Husbands submit to your wives as you submit to Christ

    4. Wives submit to your husband as you submit to Christ

    5. At the time of conflict always find the common ground and build on that

    6. Acknolwedge Holy Ghost as the leader and rule maker of your house

    7. Don’t blame your spouse for criticizing you because that could be your weakness. No one is perfect. Accept criticism.

    8. Humble yourself before your God and spouse

    9. Take time to enjoy life together.

    10. Worship and Serve God together

    11. Take charge of your finances together

    12. Grow together as a family

    13. Appreciate your spouse in front of others (specially your side of family, like your mom and dad).

    14. Trust your spouse even if things don't make sense sometimes. Trust is the key to relationship

    15. Know what makes your spouse very angry and stay away from it

    16. Make your family first before anything except your faith in Christ

    17. Know how to please your spouse. It could be as simple as bringing flower or buy a small gift

    18. Take responsibility to help your soul mate in everything s/he needs help.

    19. Spend as much as time with your spouse

    20. Separate time with your spouse from time with your children

    21. Make love as often as possible. Make it a habit unless you want present yourself before God in prayer together.

    22. Fast together so that the devil cannot attack by divide and conquer

    23. Lead by example not by force

    24. Accept one another even if things look silly

    25. Accept criticism and strong feedback

    26. Be honest. Share what you feel honestly with your spouse. Don’t take grudge.

    27. Don’t forget to say I love you before you leave your spouse

    28. Pray for your spouse even if s/he doesn't know that

    29. Don’t share your marriage secretes to no one

    30. Holy Spirit is your true counselor. Don’t trust human beings with your marriage.

    31. Know that your marriage is the most important thing next to your faith in Christ

    32. Protect your marriage with all you have got when it is in danger

    33. Don’t involve your parents with your conflicts. Your conflicts will go away soon but they won’t.

    34. Be always hopeful about the future.

    35. Create a sense of security; specially husbands

    36. Be positive. Don’t interpret the words of your spouse in the wrong way. Always ask for more clarification.

    37.  

      Love gently. Life is short. Huge gently. Talk gently. Show your love and don’t hide it.

    38. Honor others more than yourself to serve them with humility

    39. Never hesitate to ask forgiveness

    40. Become the source of laughter and joy 

    41. Be helpful

    42. Be inspirational.

    43. Always thankful

    44. Always forgiving

    45. Always cherish

    46. Don’t be too jealous with your spouse. Jealousy opens the door to marital infidelity. True love is not jealous and doesn't envy.

    47. Always ask for help if you need help. Sometimes husbands need to be told what to do specifically for their wives.

    48. Be Thoughtful and Passionate

    49. Be Merciful and Loving

    50. Be Caring and Protecting

    51. Be Peaceful and Joyful

    52. Be Compassionate and Decent

    53. Be Graceful and Praiseful

    54. Be Truthful and Honest

    55. Be Patient and Thankful

    56. Be Servant and Helpful

    57. Be Gentle and Full of empathy

    58. Be Disciplined and Respectful

    59. Be Sincere and Full of integrity

    60. Be Generous and Cheerful

    61. Be Content with your spouse.

    62. Be Knowledgeable and Wise

    63. Always intercede for the sins of your spouse to God

    64. Be Thankful

    65. Be Obedient and self-sacrificing

    66. Never count or recall one’s wrong doings

    67. Be Hopeful for the future

    68. Love like crazy

    69. Forgive like everything a person does harm to you is like a scratch.

    70. Humble yourself like you are the dumbest and lowest of all, but you know that you are not that at all.

    71. Share out of Love; not because you want something in return

    72. Be Holy. Purity from immorality

    73. Don’t grumble and complain on your spouse

    74. Watch what you do with your time. Actions speak more than words.

    75. Watch out the words that come of your mouth. Words can heal or break your relationship.

    76. Don't make empty promises. Be a man/woman of your words

    77. Prophesize good things on your marriage

    78. Never mention the word divorce in any of your arguments

    79. Fulfil your family needs

    80. Come up with a common working plan to discipline and raise your children

    81. Always resolve conflicts before it is too late. The sooner the better.

    82. Take a short walk when you are too angry to speak.

    83. Never argue with your spouse in a difficult situation. Find the right time and place to do it.

    84. Don’t fight in front of your children. But also let them know that healthy arguments are also part of life.

    85. Deal with your personal, spiritual and professional issues without hurting your relationship

    86. Don’t keep secrets that can potentially hurt your relationship.

    87. Allow time to solve some of your critical marital issues.

    88. Remember that we are constantly changing every day. Tomorrow is another day.

    89. Know that you are the protector of your family next to Christ. God has trusted you with a precious gift.

    90. Be Faithful and Loyal

    91. Be Gentle and Kind

    92. Keep your promises and never make empty ones

    93. Keep the secret of your marriage and your spouse. Very important.

    94. Be faithful to God and to your marriage

    95. Fear God. Before doing anything ask your self the question of fearing and obeying him no matter how smart you think you are

    96. Please God. Always find a way and a reason to please him.

    97. Tell your spouse that s/he has an important role in your life every time

    98. Treating your spouse with respect in front of friends and family

    99. Establish and pursue your marital visions and dreams. This can be both physical and spiritual goal you want to achieve as a family

May God bless you and protect your marriage from any form attack from the evil and bless it till he comes back! Amen!



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        Tewodros    |    Mar. 14, 2017     | 923 Views    |   
 


God himself made a promise when this priest was appointed. But he did not make a promise like this when the other priests were appointed. The promise he made is, “I, the Lord, promise that you will be a priest forever! And I will never change my mind!”

This means that Jesus guarantees us a better agreement with God. There have been a lot of other priests, and all of them have died. But Jesus will never die, and so he will be a priest forever! He is forever able to save the people he leads to God, because he always lives to speak to God for them.

Jesus is the high priest we need. He is holy and innocent and faultless, and not at all like us sinners. Jesus is honored above all beings in heaven, and he is better than any other high priest. Jesus doesn’t need to offer sacrifices each day for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He offered a sacrifice once for all, when he gave himself. The Law appoints priests who have weaknesses. But God’s promise, which came later than the Law, appoints his Son. And he is the perfect high priest forever. -Hebrews 7: 21

There were so many candidates for the position of eternal intercession between man and God. But none qualifed for the job because none raised from the dead to continue the job they have started on earth in heaven.

Only Jesus qualifies since death cannot hold him in the grave. Therefore, he continues what he was doing on earth in heaven. He used to intercede for our faith when he lived on earth and now he intercedes for the entire world by siting on the right hand of his father. If any one comes to him by faith, believing that Jesus died the death of a sinner, he is able to save them from eternal death through the blood he shed on that cross.

The other qualification for the job of intercession is purity before God. No one is pure since all have sinned against God. Only Jesus is holy and innocent before God. He is the only one on earth and heaven who is able to come between the sinner and the wrath of God, which is like fire predestined to do justice for God is holy.

We praise God for sending his son to die on the cross for the sake of the sinner and design a way to establish eternal friendship with him through Christ Jesus who is our high priest. He always intercedes for us when we got in trouble and prepares a way out.

What I mean is that we have a high priest who sits at the right side of God’s great throne in heaven. He also serves as the priest in the most holy place inside the real tent there in heaven. This tent of worship was set up by the Lord, not by humans. - Hebrew 8: 1

The priesthood of Jesus Christ is eternal. Jesus Christ is the same today, tomorrow and forever. He doesn’t change. The only thing that is needed from us is to believe in him who is faithful to bring peace to our lost soul.

That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. -          
                                                                 2 Corintians 5:19

God reconciliation is from him, by him and to him. Salvation is designed, prepared and executed by God.

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. - 1 John 5:12 

There is no other option to be saved and escape from the eternal death. There is no alternative other than Jesus that God has prepared for humans to be saved. No Jesus, No life. Period.

For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. - Matthew 1625

The best thing you can do to save your life from the danger of eternal fire is lay it on the hand of Jesus Christ. Any other option we take to save it is a guarantee for death. Jesus will never let you down. Once you put your trust on him, he is faithful to keep it safe and be able to present it to the father. 

For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” - Romans 10:13

Just calling his name when you are in great trouble will bring safety and salvation for your soul. God listens to us when we truthfully cry out to him by faith.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. - John 3:17

In conclusion, there is no one below or above the earth except Jesus that is given to human beings to carry their sin and burn on the cross. There is no one for us except Jesus to care for us and bring our case before the most fearsome God and be able to win the case.

There is no one except Jesus who can face God for the sins of human beings since the wrath of God on the sinner is great. Jesus Christ is able to intercede for us when we are short of the glory of God due to our rebellious nature.

Others may feel pity for us but nothing more. But he is able to give us grace that will help us triumph over our enemies. He set a practical example
for us to learn how we can defeat the devil by obeying God till death. He has already sent us his Spirit to live in us who always intercedes for us even when we don’t know how to pray.






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        Tewodros    |    Mar. 11, 2017     | 942 Views    |   
 

Ephesians 5:21 : Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Indeed, no one ever hated his own body, but he nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. For we are members of His body. 

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  This mystery is profound, but I am speaking about Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. 

One of the causes of conflict in marriage is the issue of misunderstanding. By nature, we are all designed to think, function and manage things in a unique fashion. God’s master piece is unique as we are unique. We are all the creations of His hands. One thing that the devil uses to destroy marriage is by creating an illusion of disbelief – which is the opposite of faith.

When there is a gap in communication, there will be lack of understanding of the ideas and unique perceptions of one’s spouse. In other words, when marriage partners stops communicating effectively to each other, there will be a chance for misunderstanding. Misunderstanding also comes from the lack of faith on one another.

As human beings we are entitled to thinking in a different way than our spouse. This way we can fulfil our spouse by suggesting better ways of doing things. Marriage is not about one person (the spouse) performs whatever he/she wants without consulting the other constituents of the marriage(Holy Spirit and the spouse ).  Marriage is beautiful and peaceful when Holy Spirit takes his place that is being the Head of the House and when the husband and wives follow His command and His voice in every aspect of their lives.

Husbands should lead by example not by force. By example, I mean with love and sincerity. By submitting himself to his family as he submits himself to Christ. Devil will never get the chance to destroy marriages if we learn how to be humble in the eyes of God and people. If we know how to accept the ideas of others and work out our differences.

Our ignorance in the areas of the word of God can lead us in to all manners of troubles. The best thing you can do to get wisdom is to humble yourself before God. That is what David and his son had done before God anointed them with the Spirit of wisdom and understanding. Jesus humbled himself before God and God raised him to the highest place in the Spiritual Realm.

Fixing broken marriages is not easy if we approach it in the wrong direction. The right way to solve our problems is by getting closer to the Word of God to listen what it has to say concerning our marriage. God created marriage and no human being can fix it when it is in jeopardy.

God’s is specialized to conduct any kind of operation to rescue your marriage. The problem is we don’t come to him when we have a mess in our lives. We think that people, who cannot even solve their own problems, can give us relief to our pain.

If we get lucky, the best thing we can get from advices of others is a temporary relief not a permanent solution.

It is like taking a pain killer to numb our pain but we all kno
hat has nothing to do with healing the sickness.

Consulting  the so called “Counselors”, which I completely disagree about this word, is like getting pain killers. They have no solution. They are guessing how to solve your issues. They don’t even have a thorough understanding of your marital issues.

There is no other counselor other than the Spirit of God living in each and every one of us. He knows you more than any human being. He understands you better than your mom understands. He won’t judge or criticize or take an advantage of you. There are no strings attached when Holy Spirit councils you. 

Many don't approach you the same way He does. I doubt it if you can find one in this wicked world. Their counselling is full of judgment, criticism and gossip. They open doors to other issues in our marriage by disseminating the secrets of our marriage to others. God made you and your marriage. Don’t allow humans to destroy your marriage.

Marriage breaks when the husband or wife stops listening to the word of God and stops communicating to the Spirit of God through prayer. There is no other efficient way of destroying marriage others than this that I can think of.

By the way, long before divorce, there is a sign of arrogance, the spirit of idolatry, sexual impurity, lust, and ignorance on the word of God manifested at least on the husband or wife. These things are the fruits of the devil not the Spirit of God. That is why we need to examine ourselves ahead of time when these signs appear. The cost of maintaining our marriage is much higher than we can anticipate. Therefore it is wise to work on prevention of these things before it is too late.

May God bless you and protect your marriage from any form attack from the evil and bless it till he comes back! Amen!








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        Tewodros    |    Feb. 14, 2017     | 1,018 Views    |   
 

Psalms   34 : 8  : Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.


I praise you God, in Jesus' name for everything that is going in my life. In the time of distress and confusion your Words of comfort are my consolidation. It gives me relief from all the agents of negativity in my life.

You clean my soul from all the bad things that surrounds it like a fog and every time you do that it installs hope and a future in my life. Your Spirit refreshes my spirit which makes me mighty and strong to triumph over every form of wickedness.

In your promises, I find the reason to believe and strive for another day. It gives me courage to stand firm by faith when the devil comes with his lies to dismantle your eternal propose from my life.

The devil cannot succeed in our lives since I know you have already planned a great destiny for our lives. For this reason, I don’t get confused when life becomes tough sometimes.

Rather, I always keep your Spirit high and full since God has already placed us on his palms watching us every fraction of second. No one has the audacity to take us away from his glorious hand. So, Relax in times of affliction and trouble. They will just pass and long gone very soon, just like the wind! 

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        Tewodros    |    Jan. 3, 2017     | 1,141 Views    |   
 

Love is a gift from God. Sometimes it has to be earned. Sometimes it has to be learned. Sometimes it has to be shared.

Love has a tremendous amount of positive energy. You can take this gift and use it as you want. Love is a temporary delegated power from God to you like money or authority.

But love is invisible and doesn't take any form by itself. We need to decide how to use it. It needs a great deal of responsibility.

If you don’t know how to use it, you might end up loosing it at all and cause a lot of damage to your relationship.


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        Tewodros    |    Jan. 2, 2017     | 1,060 Views    |   
 

The wisdom of God is to save, protect and rescue from danger. It is given to us to safeguard us from the dangers of the world. It is also the only way of protection from the wicked. God has not given a spirit that will lead us in to sin and the snares of sin. He has given us His Spirit to identify the snares of the devil and indicate a way out of our troubles and pains.

The Wisdom of God is the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God gives wisdom for those who know and fear God. The Spirit helps us avoid traps if we live by his Word. It also gives the clear distinction between right and wrong so that we don’t waste our lives by following worthless deceptions of the devil. If we listen to his voice, He can guide us to safety and peace.

In the Old Testament, we see a man who had a great desire for this priceless gift of the Holy Spirit. The wisdom to differentiate the good from the bad was given to King Solomon, the son of King David’s, upon his prayer onto the Lord so that he could serve the people of God with all fairness and humility.

In his leadership, he had solved many disputes that came to him for the sake of Justice and peace. He had obtained great reputations as he was able to create and maintain peace among different tribes and the nation of Israel. He was able to do all of that because the Lord blessed him by giving him the desire of his heart that was to lead with all fairness and kindness. 

I don’t know how many of us, as leaders, pray this prayer to God so that we won’t abuse this righteous power and the privileges given to us as a gift from God. All it takes is to be able to pray a simple prayer that we won’t underestimate and misuse the gifts of God.

Solomon was all he was by the grace and gift of God. Nothing was of his own. The wisdom, understanding, and all the influences we have in life are all gifts from God to nourish, cultivate, educate and motivate others to reach their God given potential and live up to all the expectations that comes with God. We are not in this business to boss around, misjudge, and even misunderstand each other.

One of the great stories of King Solomon, perhaps of the Old Testaments, is about the ruling of the two prostitute by King Solomon.

It is written as follows, 1 Kings 3:16:

Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One of them said, “Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me. The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us. “During the night this woman’s son died because she lay on him. So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while I your servant was asleep. She put him by her breast and put her dead son by my breast. The next morning, I got up to nurse my son—and he was dead! But when I looked at him closely in the morning light, I saw that it wasn’t the son I had borne.”  The other woman said, “No! The living one is my son; the dead one is yours.”

But the first one insisted, “No! The dead one is yours; the living one is mine.” And so they argued before the king. The king said, “This one says, ‘My son is alive and your son is dead,’ while that one says, ‘No! Your son is dead and mine is alive.’” Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.” The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!” 


Then the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. D not kill him; she is his mother.” When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.

The story is very intriguing. It shows how the king applied the wisdom of God to show justice for the oppressed and to save the life of an innocent baby. The story is great because no one had this level of applied knowledge at the time and the methods he used were beyond comprehension that everyone wonders about the gift of the Holy Spirit.

We have a similar story about freedom, justice and mercy in John 8:3

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”


Jesus rescued this woman from those who demanded her head on a plate by utilizing the same technique that was used when the king delivers his verdict.

I was very much amazed by the fact that two individuals lived on different millennials had reached to the same kind of conclusion, to save the innocent life from the hands of the evil, guided by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The similarities of these stories of the new and old testament are beyond imagination. I will just mention a few for the sake of comparison.

  1. The king was asked to kill the baby but he preferred to save him anyway. [Deliverance from death]. Similarly, Jesus was asked to allow them to kill the prostitute woman but he thought differently. [Deliverance from death]

  2. The king saved the baby by taking the RIGHT move. He offered them the option to split the baby, which looks like the enemy is getting what he wanted that is to kill but finally presented a lose/lose scenario for the enemy. He was trying to see who was the real killer. [Discern the evil from the good, give Justice to the innocent]. Similarly, Jesus also offered them to stone her to death, but with only one condition. Anyone who had not sinned should throw the first stone to kill her. This also looks like the enemy was getting what he wanted that was to kill but again no choice but to lose.  [Discern the evil from the good, give Justice to the innocent]

  3. The killer prostitute didn’t get any chance but to drop her case in front of the king. [Conviction of sin]. Similarly, those people who had got the chance to look in to themselves and see nothing but full of sin were decided to drop their stones to the ground. [Conviction of sin]


In both stories, we have seen how the anointed discern the evil from the innocent.

The anointing of God, which is the Spirit of God, which is the Word of God, which is the wisdom of God, which we see what was revealed in human flesh in both Old and New Testament has the following characteristics:

  1. Gift from God. Not of work of our own

  2. Guidance for our path to righteousness

  3. Deliverance from death. It Saves, protects, rescues the innocent.

  4. Justice is always served

  5. Conviction of sin

  6. Freedom for the afflicted

  7. Leadership and Excellence

  8. Discern the spirit of evil that is working in people lives

  9. Conviction of Sin that could lead to repentance or judgment

  10. Judgment of God, if we don’t repent upon conviction

May God gives you His Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom and excellence, to fulfil what you have desired in your heart to serve the Lord and make you wise to give justice for the oppressed and afflicted, lead many in to freedom from sin, and be able to discern the spirit of the wicked when you see one. This way many might come to Christ Jesus and honor your father in heaven and live according to his will.

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        Tewodros    |    Dec. 27, 2016     | 1,199 Views    |   
 


The effects of divorce on children

1. Children Trust is broken:

Children always carry with them a broken heart where ever they go that will affect them emotionally, psychologically, and socially, spiritually and many more. They would not be able to see the world with love as they used but with the eyes of hatred and bitterness since that is what they learn from their parents.

Most of the things we show to our children, they behave and act according to how we behave. They tend to imitate what we do in the real world.

If we are showing them to break a covenant that we make with our spouse, they tend to do the same thing unless the power of the Lord interferes in their life.

There is one basic question that all children whose parents are divorced have in common.

They always ask this question: “Why mom and dad couldn’t save the marriage at least for me?” They also ask, “Why they didn’t fight for me and save the marriage if they love me?” 

These are few of the questions children with broken family relationships ask themselves and their parents? Well, if we decided to go to path of divorce, we must prepare ourselves to face the truth like this.

The issue here is trust. Children love to trust their parents. Even if you have a good reason to divorce your spouse, they couldn’t understand you until they reach to their maturity. And before they reach at the level of maturity, devil will take every chance to break them in to pieces and it is already too late by the time they reach to their maturity.

For that reason, it absolutely necessary to protect the trust our children on us since it is the most valuable asset we could possibly get from our children.

2. Sexual/Physical Abuse:

The chance of children getting sexually or physically harassed and abused by an outsider is huge compared to if the parents are not divorced at all.

This is because the chance of the children tend to respect and love their parents get very law and children would fall on the hands of the perpetrator easily.

Criminals get the opportunity to abuse children when parents are not able to easily manage and control the activities of their children.

If parents can’t manage their relationship with their spouses, it is absolutely difficult to manage their children. Therefore children fall on the hands of criminals who promise them to show love that they are deprived of from their parents.

The other thing is children get abused by their step parent while they are under one parent custody. This is again because parents occasionally rely on the step parent to do the parenting.  That means you are living your son with a complete stranger who happens to be the new parent of your baby. 

Sometimes you may get lucky and things will go very smoothly

But what if your child falls on the hand of very bad people.

The thing is you will never have the power to control that after you sign the paper to divorce your wife/husband.

So take a very good look at your baby before you even think about divorcing your spouse.

3. Play bad Politics:

Children will be filled with two extremely radical points of views that cannot be reconciled together. That is the views and opinions of both parents for each other after they got divorced.

Children would find it extremely difficult to even understand their parents on such matters.

Parents would simply feed children with the wrong information that is actually developed to defend themselves against any blames on their actions.

In other words, parents blame their spouses for many things that children would find it very difficult to love and respect their parents.

I would say such kind of actions taken by parents can damage the relationship between children and parents. 

Therefore, such kind of allegations and comments mad by the parents have a huge impact to make or destroy a relationship between a son a father or a daughter and a mother.

If in case we found ourselves under such circumstances, please let us not blame others for our mistakes and it won’t good any good for anybody especially for our children.

Instead let us be filled with love and forgiveness no matter what our past experience looks like and don’t not allow ourselves going through blaming our ex-spouse for the things s/he did to us decades ago since doing so won’t do any good for our children.

It is just bad politics that has a significant damage on the psychology of our children. 

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In conclusion, let us always find a way to stay away from all the troubles and conflicts that could result in a separation of our family by divorce.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If we obey him and fear his with all our strength and power, we will always find ourselves doing well for the sake of our family.

Next time when you even think about divorce, think about the vow you have made to your spouse as the Lord was the witness between you and your spouse. 

If you honor your word, the Lord will honor his word and bless you with long life and happy family and you will see your children grow-up in the house of God and honor his with all their heart.

If you break your word that you make to your spouse, you will find yourself short of the glory and blessing of God and your life will not be as pleasant.

So the choice is ours. As for me I would choose to honor him by keeping my word I make to my spouse to love her till death separate us!

May God bless you and may his face shine up on you and gives you abundance of grace to walk on any pitfalls you may find yourself in to in your marriage, in the name Jesus!


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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 10, 2014     | 1,964 Views    |    3 Comments
 

In my opinion divorce is the most destructive force that can scatter families like dust. I would say many wouldn’t dare to walk in that road if they can realize the worst thing that can happen to their family if they chose to divorce their spouse.

The Bible tells us that God hates divorce for the very reason that divorce causes irreversible damage to our being and the wellness of the ones we love most. Among many other reasons that divorce brings to our family I would like to mention few of the consequences of divorce.

Before that I would like you take this as my personal opinion that the Lord teaches me in this short period of my life. This is not by any means the final point where it should end. I would like to hear also your opinion so that we can grow together in the body of Jesus Christ.

It is not in my best interest to write about such delicate issue. But I found it very important to do so because I would like to share with you these points so that you might reconsider your thoughts before your reach to a decision regarding your marriage.

I would say divorce is the worst phenomenon that could happen to a human being next to abandoning faith in Jesus Christ. It is worse than the physical death itself.

It is a little lower than spiritual death since our faith in God through Christ Jesus is the best thing that could happen to a human being.

By the way, I would like to underline the fact that personally I don’t advocate or preach for families in abusive relationship to stay in that condition. This could be a relationship where one fears for his life or where the father or the mother are harassing and sexually abusing their children which is now a days not far from the truth. But be very careful not to be deceived by the devil that he will literally scares you to death and tells you absolutely wrong things and force you to flee away from your relationship.

Therefore be very confident and very sure before you take any major decision. Praying with your spouse helps a lot in cleaning the relationship that gets absolutely dusty from time to time. Praying also helps to differentiate the voice that comes to you whether it comes from the devil or the Spirit of God.

Sometimes marriage can be though and overwhelming. But it is always worth the fight to stay together as one pack as a whole family instead of everybody going his own way. When we stay together, we are not just two with our spouse, we are three since a third person, Holy Spirit, is also with us.

Here are some Scriptures in light of the above teaching:

Malachi 2:15 

So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.

For I hate divorce!" says the Lord, the God of Israel. "To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife."

“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”

Matthew 18:20

Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up

Deuteronomy 32:30

How could one have chaseda thousand, and two have put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had given them up?





In conclusion, let us always find a way to stay away from all the troubles and conflicts that could result in a separation of our family by divorce.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If we obey him and fear his with all our strength and power, we will always find ourselves doing well for the sake of our family.

Next time when you even think about divorce, think about the vow you have made to your spouse as the Lord was the witness between you and your spouse. 

If you honor your word, the Lord will honor his word and bless you with long life and happy family and you will see your children grow-up in the house of God and honor his with all their heart.

If you break your word that you make to your spouse, you will find yourself short of the glory and blessing of God and your life will not be as pleasant.

So the choice is ours. As for me I would choose to honor him by keeping my word I make to my spouse to love her till death separate us!

May God bless you and may his face shine up on you and gives you abundance of grace to walk on any pitfalls you may find yourself in to in your marriage, in the name Jesus!


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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 9, 2014     | 2,117 Views    |    4 Comments
 

If you don’t expose yourself in to the teaching of Godly instructions that are based on the Bible, you will not have the ability to conceive faith on the Lord.

The last and most important thing is don’t step away from the will of God for your life because something bad has happened to you or someone you love. 

The Bible doesn’t promise you that you will not be persecuted and pass though extreme hardship in this life. But it specifically instructs you and me to be faithful even up to death.

Yes bad things can happen to good people but the Lord will change everything for the better. Cannot blame everything on God. We need to take responsibility and it is not to the best of his interest that we suffered.

It is for our benefit and for the glory of God for He will revenge His enemies all at once and rescue our faith eventually. God will not allow the destruction of his children unless we are the one who are walking away from him. 

Even on the worst case, He evidently follows us where ever we go and always hope to see us coming to Him with repentance. A father’s loving embrace is always there to consider as a wise person.

Jesus stretched His hand on the cross and died the death of the sinner. If He can die for you, He can forgive all of your sins. That is the definition of Love. You can’t beat that!

And they overcame him (the devil) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives even when faced with death.

But don’t be afraid, he who is with us is greater than he who is against us. Jesus is greater than all the power of the evil combined. So relax! Don’t Panic! He didn’t forget about you. But once He finished dealing with them, he will come to take you to heaven to live with him forever where there is no more sorrow or pain. All of the tears of your eyes, will be wiped away. Your fears will be terminated. Your sickness completely be healed. Your joy will be fulfilled!

"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” -  Deuteronomy 30:19 

 Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” People like that are worthless; they are heartless and cruel    and never do right. - Psalm 14: 1




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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 8, 2014     | 1,950 Views    |   
 

My dear his love is still alive in me. He is something that cannot be replaced with anything. His love never changes forerver. The Bible defines my spiritual identity and who I am in Christ. It is the main channel of communication with my God and my Lord.

When I was too little to face the big world, the Bible was the only Book that gives me confidence and courage. When I was trembling out of fear whether out of sin or out of less of experience, it gives me power to rise up again and to try.

Yes now a days you may find such kind of confidence through social media channels and inspirational videos. But they will not save souls out of the mouth of the evil. When death was very near to take me down the path of darkness; When my soul was about to be destroyed by the arrogance of the wicked; When sickness took me by surprise and eat my flesh piece by piece; My dear moved from the heavens ,he restored my soul, and  renewed my strength to my bones.

When my soul was soaked in the ocean of darkness and hate and betrayal, my dear gave me light and blessed my soul with the joy of the Holy Spirit. So please don’t tell me the Bible is fiction since it is not, not even close. It is the living word of God whom I believe the most.

It was there before all things were created and will be there after each one is gone. I don’t know why the godless find such a hint of lie from the devil such compelling. The devil will whisper the sound of hesitation and disbelief to us so that we should abandon our faith for good.

Why do we find the courage to believe his lies instead of the Lord’s truth? It is always his word against the Lord’s. You may be entitled to believe whatever you want in this world. But choose life, my dear. Please don’t be deceived and lead your steps to destruction. And I have a message for you if you don’t believe in the Bible.

Why do you forsake the love of God that is always ready to help you when you are in trouble? It is absolutely easy to deny him when everything is going smoothly. You may think this will continue as it is for long and you don’t have to worry about anything.

If you believe trusting God is only useful for the sake of living a good life, you are absolutely wrong. Believing in God is not only useful in this world but also for the coming world. When all the sensations and the passions to this world is gone. When all you have followed in this life is passed away. There is still hope in the Lord if you believe in Jesus.

Why do you let the Lord step away while he doesn't put himself as an option? The matter of choosing him is the choice between life and death. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of his presence in our lives. Even if many false pastors and deacons had already let me him go while they are caught up with their religious activity; Even many the so called ‘prophets’ betrayed the Lord and endangered the faith of others, this is the time we should diligently keep our faith for the time of the coming of the Lord is very near.

God has put a choice on our hand. If we believe him and follow him, we will do our selves a great fever and we will escape from the second death. If we don’t follow him, the devil will consume us like a fire and we wouldn’t able to fight back our freedom once the time is up and the gates to life are closed.

You have time today and no assurance for tomorrow . Yes, many were able to predict the future with so and so probability. But no one knows about tomorrow. Tomorrow is not ours. 

Wake up from your slumbering and the Lord will shine his face on you when you come to him.  Don't waste your life in vain and finish it without finding for yourself what this pure love and joy means in this life.

I beg you and plead to you, you stop being foolish and believe the creater of the heavens and earth and his son whom he has given for the sake o you and me. Marriage will not save. No matter how good person you are, you will not enter the kingdom of God.

Entering the kingdom of God is only given to those whose filthiness of sin is washed away by the blood of the Lamb according to Reveltions 22: 14

Reveltions 22: 14: Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. 

Blessed are those who believe without seeing for faith doesn’t come by seeing but by continual listening and reading from the word of God.

Psalm 91:1

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you

from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night,

nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,

nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, 

ten thousand at your right hand,

but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes

and see the punishment of the wicked.

He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”

and you make the Most High your dwelling,

no harm will overtake you,

no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you

to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands,

so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra;

you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

“Because heb loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.



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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 5, 2014     | 2,049 Views    |   
 


Many men and women of God in the Bible felt the feeling of anger. Mosses and Elisha are examples for this. Mosses didn’t have to break the stone tablets in which the ten commandments of God were written. He was compeled to do it when he saw the Israelites sinning and worshiping idols instead of the most fearsome God while he was away for a while to receive the 10 commandments from God. Elisha cursed those children who had called him baldy and they all died by an attack from wild animal.

And as we see on the Bible 2 Kings 5, Elisha was so much angry that he cursed Gehazi to get Naaman skin disease since Ghazi got what he wanted using Elisha’s name as a means of begging. 

The causes of all these angers have a good root in the Word of God and are meant to be holy anger.

That is why the Bible tells us to be angry in fact fiercely angry burning for the righteousness of God and his holy temple. Jesus was angry when he saw those people doing business in God’s temple. He became so angry that he forcefully made everyone  to leave who was doing business and threw away anything out that shouldn’t belong inside God’s house.


All of these instances show holy anger and there is nothing wrong to be angry. What makes it wrong is the wrong decision we take after we become angry. Those unwholesome things we say and we do. Those terrible things we do onto others without the consent of God. Those extremely unnecessary things we lean our heart in to out of frustration and desperation.

It is true that we will force to do these things unless we take self-control and come to our real selves. This doesn’t mean that we should get angry for every little things we experience every day.

This doesn’t mean that we need to be hot and defensive and unkind to others when they offend us a little bit. The things we do and we think should be meant for the benefit of others and not for us.

What we do should be to please God and not our selves. Our God is able to analyze and finally judge our motives for anger and our actions we take against that.

When Paul summarize everything in one verse, he said

Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath

This means that we shouldn’t let the devil take advantage of the situation that we are angry on loved once. He knows how to snatch them and that is when you are very angry and do something really unnecessary to do or say something that will really break their heart.

Hence they may think what you say is true and that they have no favor in your eyes. They may feel unloved and they may think you as inconsiderate and selfish person who cannot understand other people who make contributions to a common good.

So it is ok to get angry once in a while depending on the importance of the matter and become hot and passionate about things that is of the kingdom of God.

But it is not on our favor when we stay angry for a long time that others may think they are not loved and cared for when they needed it most.

We are living in a very dynamic world where things don’t stay the same the way we expect them to be.

Children grow very fast and as parents we have to adopt ourselves to that.

Wife or husbands may have gone through serious physiological, psychological and spiritual changes and we need to be always there for them no matter what changes they are going through.

These are verses in the Bible that we should learn from and change from our way of getting angry:

Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

Colossians 3:8 - But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communiction out of your mouth.

Colossians 3:21 - Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.



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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 2, 2014     | 2,214 Views    |   
 

In ths life, we may not have seen any other form of feelings and state of mind that weakens the immunity to sin other than this wild, ablazing, agitating kind of feeling known as anger. It causes too much problem for a christian who is separated to live a life of righteousness in Christ. Most of the sins that christians commit are related one way or another to anger. I cannot recall any of the transgressions I have made without feeling anger in me. 

The big question is why do we still feel angry after receiving all of the blessings of Love of God gave it to us through Christ? God gave us a beautiful gift that is more precious than anything in life. He gave us his son’s life.

So much anger needs so much work. Anger needs conversion as in energy transformation in to some other form of energy that is useful for us. Anger seems to have more controlling power than anything in people lives even adultery or any other sin. God gave the most precious gift who is Jesus who is full of love and compassion. After all of that, still we can feel inside a burning flame of anger.

This doesn’t mean we are hateful to any body. No... at least for a while..Of course we do love our brothers and sisters as our own flesh and blood. We know we have no problem with that. But this anger we have can go after and destroy everything we did and possibly what we will do in the future. Is it possible to get over with it once and for all?

Before answering that let’s ask our selves why are we even angry in the first place? I believe we are angry for everything and every wrong thing that has happened in our lives. I don’t know if it is because of our bad friends, family members or us or God. But we will feel this strong desire to destroy everything we build and if we do not deal with our anger quickly, things would and could happen in our lives that we will regreat latter.

Anger is a very distracive attitude we have and it is very dangerous if it is not dealt with in its earliest stages. Major failures we have in our lives are one of the reasons we feel angry inside. Well I guess there is no one who lives to this day without experiencing a great failure. We all have failed one way or another at some point of our lives and we will continue to fail. It is all natural. 

It is also possisble that someone has caused us a lot of grief that we have to pay someones wrong actions by living a sorrowful life the rest of our lives. This is also one way of living unhappy life that could have a huge impact in our lives.

Do you know that if anger is converted to hate then it will be equivaliet to murder? Now we may feel we are not murderers at all and we will never be one. How can anybody expect us to be a murderer? Right? Well it could be wrong.. kind of.. why? Because the word of God specifically teaches us that if any body for what so ever reason hates his brother, he is a murderer already.

It always amazes me the deapth of the wisdom of God that is preseneted in the word of God.

1 John 3:15 - Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal lives residing in him.

The word of God is telling us that murder or any other sin is conceived and executed in the heart first. Then the acutal implementation will take place lattter. So when a person is filled with bitterness and anger, there is a good chance that it will take a higher form of sin called hate which is equvalent to death. So why do we even bother to go that path - the path to destruction?

You may say, “… but where shall I put this anger that has come to me for the reason of so many disappointments and failures. What can I do with it?”

We also know that it is going to hurt somebody if it gets a little time. So we have to remove it as soon as possible where ever possible in to deserted and isolated area where no body gets hurt.

p>Well according to the enemy’s persecution statements, we have been accused of adulatary, disrespecting God’s name among the non-belivers. He already accused us of abusing the gifts we get from the Lord- abusing of energy, abusing of time, abusing of many wonderful opportunities, abusing of money.

Most of all he has accused us of not respecting the Almighty and not to fear him accoridningly. He accused us of unfaithfullness -  in all of these things I mentioned above. 

And it comes to God’s attention that we did all of this sinful things – sexual immoralities – and may be God literally starts to take some actions on us. It could be manifested with so much barreness lateley all because he abandoned us. So much disgrace so much failures and so much sorrow because of these. For this reason we might feel more angry once more again.

Most of all, this process continues and it doesn’t look like it has an end as more anger causing factors are introduced in to our lives together with the previous ones. 

Even we will be the most successful person in the world, but we still be angry. Even every gate of evil doors are broken, but we still be angry. Something our anger has no end like the ocean.

It is like a thirst that never gets satisfed. Like a great fire that ablazes more when you add little water on it. May be it will never end till he comes. Only Jesus can take all of that hurt and take away all the bitterness. Only he can wash away the wounds with his wounds and the pain with his pain.

That is why his flesh was broken and his blood was drained from him drop by drop in the cross so that we may be forgiven  out of our infirmites bit by bit and little by little. The blood of Jesus is still fresh not only to cleanses us from the guilt of sin but also takes away the pain and misery we have been dealing with all the days of our lives.

All it takes is a little bit of trust and the leap of faith. 

We have also mentioned the issue of energy conversion to change the anger in to some form of good work. It could be helping the needy or do other good samaritan work. With a great level of obedience, I am confident that the Lord will make every bad thing that is already happened in our lives change to a good thing. For many, now is the time to celebrate and enjoy the moment while we feel sorrow. But things will change and we will feel happy and joyful like them because we already fix our eyes on the Lord.

It is a good thing to see both the evil and the good as one is defined in relation to the other. Devil is a very smart one. He has caused all the problems and still he is the one accusing us of doing the bad thing. We are tested like gold is tested with fire but if we do our job faithfully with all our heart, temptaion will set apart from us. We will build our nestes on the cliefs of  the highest mountains where no evil can touch us or our familes, in Jesus Name, Amen.

Related scriptures in the Bible..

Romans 2:8- He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 

1 Corinthians 13:5- But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger

2 Corinthians 12:20  - Love... It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs

Ephesians 4:26 - For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder

Ephesians 4:31- "In your anger do ot sin" [ Psalm 4:4] : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. 

Colossians 3:8 - Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice

1 Timothy 2:8 - But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips

Hebrews 3:11 - I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing

Psalm 95:7-11 - So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'

Hebrews 4:3 - Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.' "  

Hebrews 11:27 - By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible 

James 1:20 - For man's anger does not bring about the righteous lives that God desires.


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        Tewodros    |    Sep. 1, 2014     | 2,644 Views    |   
 

Passion is the motivation and energy that drives you to something you want to do in life. It is also the enthusiasm that makes your life easy to live together with other people. Your spouse is the next good thing that is given to you after you have born again. Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that is given and will be given to mankind. How passionate are you for your spouse? 

Your spouse is not only your delight and joy in Christ but also s/he is the passion of your life to do anything. S/he is there for you to motivate you to do what you are called to do in life. When your wife or husband dreams big things, don’t get surprised because that is what they are created for. 

That is how they are designed to meet and fulfill you. That is how they inspire and make you do more things that you never thought you will do. The other part of this is not a good story. When woman/man instigate his/her spouse to do something bad, s/he will do something that s/he never thought she would do it.

The story in the Bible illustrates this idea in a clear manner. We see in the Bible that a woman called Jezebel plotted the murder of an innocent person, Naboth, by deceiving her husband, Ahab, into the manners of her evils. The Bible teaches us a great lesson here that there was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, urged on by Jezebel his wife.  Please read the full story in the Bible at 1 Kings 21

So it is more dangerous if we look at the negative side of it. But as Christians we have to resist all the temptation of the devil and focus on the positive part all the time. So be wise when you allow your spouse to guide you. Do not allow his/her emotions take control of your destiny. 

Feelings are for a while but the truth will remain for eternity. That is how s/he is motivating you to do your job that will make it a lot easier. But how are you motivated yourself to see her/him every day by your side. Your passion towards her/him shows your love in everything you do to her/him . Yes, s/he is the sparkles of your eyes and the love of your life. So every time you see her/him, look in to her/his eyes tell her/him you really love her/him no matter what. 

Passion is not something you will get simply by default. You have to work around and take some steps to be passionate. The passion you have for your spouse is that you may please your spouse in everything s/he needs support from you.

Sometimes this is not easy to do. But if you have to keep your family with you, you have to pay some sacrifices. Always even the worst thing that could happen to your family, it would be easily avoided by being the one who gives the most to the marriage for its happiness. Without sacrifices here and there, there won’t be extended happiness and joy in the house. Be the one who will always take offences and disappointments in case there appears to be one, not the one who creates them.

May God bless you for keeping your part of the covenant of your marriage! May god bless your marriage and family in Jesus name! Amen!

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        Tewodros    |    Aug. 29, 2014     | 1,979 Views    |   
 

Sometimes we may ask ourselves questions like “are conflicts in marriage normal? Are conflicts an indication that we don’t love our spouses? Is it better to say few words than to speak many? Why when we speak a lot of words do we find ourselves in conflict with others?”

Conflicts with our spouses with no question can mess up our day. Conflicts can happen if we fail to make our spirit in alignment with others. If you are not one in the spirit by praying, there will be a lot of conflicts during the day. 

But then that is not the end the world. We can always solve our conflicts if we are willing to deal with them with the right attitude. It is never late to be humble and ask for an apologies that could possibly fix what went wrong. 

You need to see for yourself if that works. Ask different questions and explain what you are really trying to speak. Always don’t try to make a point on your own. We should make ultimate decision praying together to God. You don’t have to explain every little detail of the process of your decision. That will make you free from a lot of problems. 

In these last days, we have to walk with wisdom. Wisdom is not wickedness. Wisdom is the truth and the way of life. Therefore let us not hurt our relationship by taking the wrong decision. Always consult with the Spirit of Jesus, the wisdom of God, Holy Spirit and he will guide you the path to peace and rest.

For instance, your wife/husband may see something unfinished that you have started and s/he may not like it at all. And s/he might pressure you to stop it. But it is your beautiful gift to him/her and you don’t want to stop. So in that case you kind of hide what is for him/her just for the time being. 

A good example is when Abraham was asked to submit his son as a sacrifice to God he didn’t consult with flesh and blood. He decided to do it and that was considered as righteousness.  

When God asks you to do something important, do not consult with flesh and blood. You have to do it immediately and you and your family will be blessed for generations. On the other hand, when you speak every little bit of actions you take, there might be a disagreement between you and your spouse and latter you will not able to complete the task. 

It is much better to take individual responsibilities and come to a common decision when it is time and very important to do so. This is not to throw away the importance of communication. Remember talking always has its pros and cons. 

The advantage is it actually put your spouse in the place where he/she can involve in every decision making of your marriage. Hence, it is much better to fight in the right way about an issue before it is too late to act. But then the disadvantage is you cannot possible agree on every aspect of the matter and disagreement leads to fight and fight will lead to misunderstanding of words which turn to quarrel and then you will make a lot of mess as they say, "speak when you angry and you will speak the best speech you will ever regret."

Respect the covenant that you are in. Help and be there for those who desperately seek your help. Consider yourself in their shoes and walk with humbleness of the heart. Do not assume yourself more than who you are. You have been privileged and given every opportunity to help. Don’t forget that. Even if some times people might want to take advantage of the things you have. They are not feeling well that you are what you are. 

They don’t even want to believe that God gives grace for the humble. But your main calling and the motive should be to help and to reach out to others. When you are lifted by grace, there is a good possibility of somebody getting jealous. Jealousy is a big problem when someone wants what is in you not in a positive way. 

You may envy someone in a positive way and want to change. But you may want to put him down and you want to rise. That is not a good thing. God has mentioned that we shouldn’t neglect others when they desperately need our help. 

Love and help your enemy when they are in great distress. God will answer you when you are in distress.

The life of David and other men and women of God are the best example to teach us about loving our enemy. EventThe Lord specifically instructs us to do so. That is all for our benefits. For one thing, we don’t know nothing about judgment compered to God. Secondly, you will never go wrong with love. Love eats up every work of evilness in our lives.

We need to also love, give priority and help our family first. Your first priority is your own family and then you parents. Your own families you can’t get rid of them from your life since they are your own flesh and blood. When others mock you and put you down, when only what they want is your failure, your family will always be there for you to get your back. When all you have worked for all your life be gone, they will be there with you if you treat them with love and respect as you suppose to.

Bad people attack you envying what God has done in your life. They want to reach there and don’t know what is going on behind. Only the mercy of God and the love of God can lift one up. Your friends can turn in to your worst night mare. All this because what God has done in your life. 

In conclusion, conflicts should not be taken as the worst thing that could happen in our lives. They are an indication that there is some important and urgent matter in our relationships we need to deal with love and go on with our lives. After all they could be an indication of passion, love and affection for one another but expressed in a wrong way. If words have so much power to put the light in our marriage off , then they do have the same power to put the light back on with words spoken with love, humility and patience.

There won’t be enough space on this page to exhaustively mention the importance of humility instead of pride to solve conflicts but here are some related scriptures from the Bible:

Romans 12:3 - For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 

Matthew 23:12 - Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. 

Proverbs 15:33 -The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. 

Proverbs 11:2 - When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. 

Psalm 25:9 - He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. 

1 Peter 5:6 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 

Galatians 1:16 -But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased 16to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, 17nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.

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        Tewodros    |    Aug. 28, 2014     | 1,899 Views    |   
 



3 things in life that never come back when gone: 
-Time 
-Words 
-Opportunity 
 
3 things in life that should never be lost: 
-Peace 
-Hope 
-Honesty 
 
3 things in life that are most valuable: 
-Love 
-Faith 
-Prayer 
 
3 things that make a person: 
-Hardwork 
-Sincerity 
-Commitment 
 
3 things that can destroy a person: 
-Lust 
-Pride 
-Anger 
 
3 things in life that are constant: 
-Change 
-Death 
-God 
 
3 people who love you and who will never leave you alone: 
- The Father 
- The Son 
- The Holy Spirit 
 
I asked God for these three things: 
- To bless you 
- To guide you 
- To ALWAYS protect you 
 
 
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        Fasika    |    Aug. 27, 2014     | 2,311 Views    |   
 


Family is the most important gift given to human beings next to God giving his son for the sin of the world. Staying together and making friends and families is what is in everyone’s heart. We are created to relate and to socialize. 

Even God wanted out of his good will to relate with us through Christ. He created us so that he can communicate and have a relationship with. That is why he created Adam in his likeness. The term likeness would mean someone who you can relate and communicate with. We are designed and created to worship and have intimate relationship with the almighty God. 

Eve was created to make Adam completed. Eve was the one Adam was looking for to communicate and live with. Before she comes he was lonely but not alone. He was with all the creature of the heavens but he didn’t find comfort from inside. God wanted a fellowship and he created Adam. Adam needs companion (helper) and God created for him Eve. Eve was his mate in everything. God didn’t want a helper. But Adam did. That is what the Bible teach us,

Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

All of these things lead us in to understanding the importance of relationship especially marital relationship. But the thing is due to the nature of our heart and lack of knowledge, we tend to misuse this blessed and beautiful gift that is given to us from God. We have modified it so that it will conform our selfish desires. We get in to unnecessary form of relationship just to satisfy our selves but not thinking for others. What are you going to do with your marriage?

How are we going to treat the gift that God has given us? How are we going to treat the gift of God that is our marriage? We are love donors and receptors in terms of the nature of relationship we have with our wife/husband.

Woman/Men has to give themselves for their husband/wife completely. Woman are care/love givers to their husband and child. They need a lot of attention and protection from their man. You shouldn’t be amazed if your wife expects something from you.

The woman expects something from her husband and that is care and affection. Husbands need love and respect from their wife. They need to be recognized as leaders to serve and lead their family in the right direction.

Women expect something from their man. They need husbands to take care of them that is the expression of their love for them. If we understand how these things work and apply it to our marriage then we will be successful in our marriage.

Finding the woman/man that God has prepared for us before we were born is a real deal. Is there something like, the real woman/husband? Yes. Do you believe in fate and destiny? 

Do you believe in purpose rather than having just anything or anyone? God has all of this for you. He is a God who created the waters before he created the creature that lives in the waters. So he has something for you that will allow you for a proper functioning of you. 

That is for you to find him and his will. But then the next important task is to find your help met. I am telling you, you will be as half successful as you will be if you don’t have the right helper that God created for you. It is not easy as it looks like. 

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper for him. Genesis 2:18

What is God’s will in finding our lives time companion and the love of our lives? What is drawing us together in forming a relationship with one another? What makess one feel bad can make one happy. But anger will cause more problems. We all do mistakes. We all offend somebody at some point. It is much beter if we are taking care of each other’s feelings with respect. It is not always possible to extend with love especially when we are not ok ourselves. 

If we are not praying without seizing there will be the time we make others feel bad. Prayer will make us one with God. Prayer with your husband or wife will make you one together with God. A little bit of bitterness can sour the whole relationship. We all have that little thing to be closed to outside and being very much unreachable and untouchable. 

This is when we get very much offended or a little bit touched. When you are in love, you expect a lot from the one you are in love with. You don’t mind others just ignore you or become careless. But you don’t expect these things from someone who is your special. 

When thigs like this happen, why don’t we try to communicate and solve the issue before they really hurt us? They say men don’t just talk about it. That is the nature of men. That is how they have been designed. If men can really talk their issue when there is a problem, then things can be much easier. That is why we have to be always open to solve what is baffling us before it is too late.

In conclusion, if the purpose of our marriage is to serve the Lord with all the strength we got, then we are on the right path. Don’t waste all your energy on something that is not worth of all your efforts. This doesn’t mean scientists and physicians are out of the plan of God. We all are created to be talented with something. 

Most importantly passion is all we need to become the person God created us to be. The purpose of marriage has to be seen in light of are we going to exalt God and make him known to generations? Or are we going to simply live life for ourselves and not even care for the house of God. When God gives you a family of your own, he needs you also to build other broken families.

When God bless you with children of your own, he needs you to educate and raise other children to maturity with the wisdom that comes with your family. God wanted us to continue educating our family as well as others.

The wisdom that comes with the Spirit of the Lord in actually living the life he wanted us to live, will make us understand his will in life. Then through this medium of communication, we will be able to tell his wonders from generation to generation and his mercy and kindness from everlasting to everlasting.

Praise God for giving us such wonderful gift with huge responsibilty. Please give us wisdom to understand and utilize the purpose of our marriage and as how to handle our relationship for the sake of your glory in Jesus Name!



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        Fasika    |    Aug. 26, 2014     | 3,195 Views    |   
 


I didn't know till today how words come from someone have the power to conceive evil in to our body. Someone who is filled with evil thoughts and ideas; someone who transmits a negative statement contrary to the word of God has no shame in his/her face and he/she deliberately delivers the evil words with high level of perfection.  

A bad friendship with the wrong person will destroy the good character from us. If we see that we are inappropriately tied to the wrong person in any form of relationship, we don't have to be foolish and be destroyed with it. We must flee from it before the time comes we too will have corrupted character. 

Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character. [Don't fool yourselves. Bad friends will destroy you]. -Corinthians 15:3  

We know what happened at the time of Sodom and Gomorrah. People never listened to the message that was brought to them to lead them in to God's way. They were very stubborn and unwilling to turn form their evil ways. They had no shame in the sins they were doing. 

So the Lord came down in his anger and destroyed the city with a fire came down from above. But some had followed the way of the Lord at the time and refused to do evil. That is why the Lord spared the other city before he began to destroy it.  

No matter how good the sinner sounds, we shouldn't go with it no matter what. We shouldn t flow with the crowd. The crown always seems to be safe for us but it is always in danger of unrighteousness. Unless we stand out by faith and resist temptations, then we will be destroyed with the crowd. We know what has happened to the city of Gomorra after wards. 

"Run for your lives! Don't even look back. And don't stop in the valley. Run to the hills, where you will be safe." -Genesis 19:17

Sometimes what we should really do is to run for our lives. But we tend to have pity to those the Lord has prepared to destroy. It could be a city or sin or a friend or a family member. We pity them and before we know it we are caught up with their sins

Who plays with fire or stays that long and not be burned. The problem is we think we can offer help for them. One way or another we tend to have the compassion and love the Lord has showed up on us. I am telling the truth nothing is impossible if we try hard enough and long enough.

Salvation doesn't come from men for men. It can come through men to men but that is completely undetermined and we don't know when. The Bible says if you see somebody who is about to perish and don't tell him that he is doing the wrong thing and he dies, then God will seek his blood from your hand.

This means a little bit contradictory to what it says flee from sin and sinners.
But to tell that what they are doing is wrong but then not to partake any of their evil actions is what makess these two points the same. Sometimes we may have a very wicked heart, a very stinky one when the evil turns out to have control over our thoughts, feelings and desires even if it is for just few seconds.

Nobody can deceive us unless we want to. Flesh is the main battle field since it is where many unwanted things are going on. Never agree in to the sin of homosexuality and sexual imorality, that is insane. That is for any kind of sexual immorality. This includes inappropriate sex.

God is so good that he tends to be not very much controlling in to our lives and day to day activities. But He also expects us to take decent and disciplined, unselfish and more responsible actions. That is what he said, dominate and subdue the earth and it belongings.

But we don't know what we want. Do we? We just do all manner of things and have no clue what we are doing. The wisest men end up doing some stupid staff and the smartest one sometimes looks foolish in front of everyone.
All conversations are not constructive. In fact some are venomus to your soul. How is our learning ability affected by so called uplifting entertainment? We can learn how a certain component work or how do we deal with something which we thought is hard to understand but in fact it will be easy if we follow some guidelines. We may entertain and have fun but learn as well.

Don't make friends with anyone who has a bad temper. -Proverbs 22:24

Am I ready for the right kind of relationship? What is the will of God regarding my relationship? You need to ask these questions before you join someone in a marital relationship. That is so important. It is believed to have your trainings completed before you tried to do it your self. Marriage by itself is a self duplicated copy of what you doing with your life. How would you teach your son that you don't know?

How would you lead your family that you have no idea of doing it by yourself? Life is not going to be simpler when family becomes two or more individuals living together under the same roof especially for men. Men above all things need to take charge of their household. Unless you learn how to do that, what is the meaning of a relationship? It is not my idea or the devil s but it is God s word who teaches that. To be reluctant on this regard is considered disobedience.

Do not take anything evil from no one? When someone speaks evil against everyone then you need to speak up. When someone speaks a negative statement, then you have to resist and reject. That somehow comes from the devil. Don't allow your life to be damaged due to someone's negativity.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!


Jude 1:3 - My dear friends, I really wanted to write you about God's saving power at work in our lives. But instead, I must write and ask you to defend the faith that God has once for all given to his people. Some godless people have sneaked in among us and are saying, "God treats us much better than we deserve, and so it is all right to be immoral." They even deny that we must obey Jesus Christ as our only Master and Lord. But long ago the Scriptures warned that these godless people were doomed.

Don't forget what happened to those people that the Lord rescued from Egypt. Some of them did not have faith, and he later destroyed them. You also know about the angels who didn't do their work and left their proper places. God chained them with everlasting chains and is now keeping them in dark pits until the great Day of Judgment.

We should also be warned by what happened to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the nearby towns. Their people became immoral and did all sorts of sexual sins. Then God made an example of them and punished them with eternal fire.

The people I am talking about are behaving just like those dreamers who destroyed their own bodies. They reject all authority and insult angels. Even Michael, the chief angel, didn't dare to insult the devil, when the two of them were arguing about the body of Moses. All Michael said was, "The Lord will punish you!"  But these people insult powers they don't know anything about. They are like senseless animals that end up getting destroyed, because they live only by their feelings.

Now they are in for real trouble. They have followed Cain's example and have made the same mistake that Balaam did by caring only for money. They have also rebelled against God, just as Korah did. Because of all this, they will be destroyed.
These people are filthy minded, and by their shameful and selfish actions they spoil the meals you eat together. They are like clouds blown along by the wind, but never bringing any rain They are like leafless trees, uprooted and dead, and unable to produce fruit.

Their shameful deeds show up like foam on wild ocean waves. They are like wandering stars forever doomed to the darkest pits of hell. Enoch was the seventh person after Adam, and he was talking about these people when he said:
Look! The Lord is coming with thousands and thousands of holy angels to judge everyone. He will punish all those ungodly people for all the evil things they have done.

The Lord will surely punish those ungodly sinners for every evil thing they have ever said about him.
These people grumble and complain and live by their own selfish desires. They brag about themselves and flatter others to get what they want. My dear friends, remember the warning you were given by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They told you that near the end of time, selfish and godless people would start making fun of God.

And now these people are already making you turn against each other. They think only about this life, and they don't have God's Spirit. Dear friends, keep building on the foundation of your most holy faith, as the Holy Spirit helps you to pray.

And keep in step with God's love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind he is by giving you eternal life.
Be helpful to all who may have doubts. Rescue any who need to be saved, as you would rescue someone from a fire. Then with fear in your own hearts, have mercy on everyone who needs it. But hate even the clothes of those who have been made dirty by their filthy deeds.

Offer praise to God our Savior because of our Lord Jesus Christ! Only God can keep you from falling and make you pure and joyful in his glorious presence. Before time began and now and forevermore, God is worthy of glory, honor, power, and authority. Amen


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        tewodros    |    Mar. 6, 2014     | 15,763 Views    |   
 

Under any circumstance or by any selection criteria we (those who have been saved by grace and saw the unbounded love of God through Christ) don't deserve to be the servant of the Lord. We don't deserve to be categorized under the group of righteous people who are servant of the most fearsome God. We were very stubborn in our ways and with wicked heart and didn't listen to God all the time. 

 

If there is a man who has tested the mercy of God by going to his sins over and over again, it is me. If there is any one out there that I know who has done many wrong things in life, it is most probably me. For every wrong thing I do, I don't have too much excuse but my anger in me was eating up my flesh and soul. 

 

If you come to see a man who has lived his life all right and lead himself in the right way, probably you are making a mistake. If you are thinking right now that I might have the perfect way of life, you have found the wrong person. My life was neither perfect nor flawless. I have failed my self, men and God many times. 

 

If you come to see a man who has won all his battles, you are on the wrong address. However if you come to see a man who lived to see this day by the mercy of God, you found it. I didn t deserve to see the light of the day if is not by his mercy. I am not worthy of any of the blessings that God has for his children because of my stubbornness. I was not able to seek the face of God as my hands are filthy and my life is full of sin. If you understand what really grace means, you know why I am here. But if you don t, here is one for you to see. 

 

My life was never complete before I met Jesus. My life was full of turmoil and a lot of murmuring and grumbling. My life was shapeless and meaningless before the Spirit of God gently passes through me with favor and compassion. But when he does, my dear completely changed the way I see things. I don't see now the way I used to see things. 

 

I don't murmur, complain and grumble at least as I used to. No matter how deep the cut of the wound is, I still praise the Lord for his unfailing love and everlasting mercy with all my heart. I seek his face and gaze at his promises that he will come to take me to the resting place. 

 

I know for one thing all the wounds that the devil has caused in to our lives might not completely heal in this life. But it is another thing to believe God that he is preparing a resting place for those who have been hurt so much in this world and an agonizing fire for those who have caused all the sufferings.


The everlasting anointment of God pouring in to the wounds of our soul shall give an everlasting relief from everything our lives have gone through. It heals and protects our soul and gives hope for the future. We now know that if it is not by strong faith that comes from the deep revelation of the word of God and the hope that feels our heart from his promises, we might not want to see another day.

When it comes to the nuts and the bolts, grace is that bit of energy which makes us live our lives with courage and strengthen us to evolve to the next step and with out even a second thought. So what is mercy then and how does love is actually related to grace?

Grace is favored, unmerited, undeserved, not earned, freely given, not of good work but of good will of the father. Grace has something to do with mercy, hope, love, compassion and favor.

We all exercise grace in a smaller amount from our close friends and family. Sometimes we love our children very much and we don't even take serious measures when they make very small mistakes. So grace comes out of love of our children.

Same thing when God covers us with grace, he is doing it out of love and that will cover us from the wrath of God and it gives us favor to see his face even at the time when we have done some terrible mistakes that will make him very angry.

Why does God want to give us favor? Because he is full of compassion and he loved us first while we were sinners. So if we were sinners and God loved us, then it is not because of our work but because of his mercy through Christ Jesus.

Does this mean grace just simple makes us very disobedient in a way that we are simply covered by the blood of Jesus? No, the wrath of God is already placed on those children (not just simply unbeliever or someone else) who has repeatedly abuse the blood of the lamb and take it for granted.

We don't know actually when the love of God turns in to anger and punish us for the wrong things we did. This doesn't mean we have to be punished for every little bit of sin we have made everyday. But for sure we have to know that every one reaps what he saws and God is not a man that can be mocked.


The law of harvest teaches us very well that what we get is what we saw. So be careful what we saw in our lives and people lives with our mouth, actions, thoughts, inclination of our heart, prayer and motive. If we diligently saw love and peace and hope by faith, it shall come to us not only one fold but also ten times and hundred times more in return.

If we saw negligence, hate, bitterness, madness, cruelty, dishonesty, mistrust, disbelief and wickedness in to our lives and the lives of others, God will pay us the wages of our labor for the bad things we did in multiple folds.

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        tewodros    |    Mar. 6, 2014     | 2,633 Views    |   
 

 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. - Ephesians 6:16:

This is continuation from the blog "Spiritual Battle" 

   

The fact that you can easily defend yourself from the devil attack is not good enough in the kingdom of God. In this kingdom, the children of God are not about to sit down and watch while others are going to hell and do nothing. 

 

They are going to do the best they can by going to the battle using God as their might and strength to snatch their brother and sisters in Christ out of the mouth of the evil one and win them back on to their father whom he loves of them the most. 

 

So how do we attack? 

 

First we have to make sure that we are saved and have a strong relationship with the Lord on a daily basis. Otherwise we might get caught by the devil while we tried to save someone else. and then we hold high the sword of the spirit which is the word of God. 

 

We can see how important the word of God is for a Christian in the book of Hebrew. 

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  -   Hebrew 4:12

 

 

The word of God is the truth we shall stand up on and built on and it is also the sword of the spirit. 

 

Neither is there any creature that is not manifested in his sight and all things are naked and open unto the eyes of God. 

 

Once the word of God hammer us and mold us to the shape the Lord want us to be, we are able to fight against every force of the wicked to revenge and to snatch others from his captivities. 

 

 

When our obedience is completed, we are able to revenge any disobedience against the will of God both in our lives and in the lives of others.

The reason that the word of God is such powerful tool to do such great things is because it is eternal, unconventional, the beginning and end of everything, and the truth about the will of God concerning our lives.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Prayer in the spirit to exalt and honor the name of the Lord and praise him for his mercy and kindness.

We pray interceding for the saints that are in great trouble and for those who ought to be in God's house but are not. Praying to God that his kingdom may come soon and his will be done on our lives.

We pray so that God will forgive our transgressions and give us the grace and power to forgive others who have done wrong on to us. We shall not lack anything in his presence since our father is our provider.

We also pray that we shall not be a thief due to that fact that we have no food to eat that will make the name of the Lord insulted among those who don't know the Lord.

Last but not least we pray so that we shall not be tempted in such a way that we lose our faith on him that loves us most all the day of our lives.

May God bless you for reading this blog. God will never leave you nor forsake you in Jesus Name! Amen!

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        tewodros    |    Mar. 5, 2014     | 2,161 Views    |   
 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - Ephesians 6:12-15:

 

Every day we come face to face with many issues in life that can change our lives in the right direction or the wrong direction. We all have to make critical decisions in life before they affect us in both positive or negative ways. If you never win a fight in private or public before it is because you have been defeated and lost a fight in the spirit. Anyone who has lost a battle in private in the spirit has also lost a battle in public in the physical world. The reason for falling or rising in all areas of your life has to do with something you have or have not done in the spiritual world.

We are spiritual human beings. Our physical world dictates us how we should manifest in our physical body. Whatever we do and contribute, we do it using our physical mind, body and soul. But there is also another world that we are living on. It is the spiritual world and it requires a spiritual existence to be able to operate in this world.

Most of us take a very good care of ourselves in this world and we don't even care what is going on in the spiritual world. We all have a spirit that makes us very much different from animals. The Spirit of God has given us a spirit so that we can have a continues eternal relationship with him. God is Holy Spirit and no one can truly see him and worship him with out truth and being in the spirit. He gave us our soul, a container of our spirit which itself is contained in this flesh we live in now.

Unfortunately these two extremely different worlds affect us both in their own ways that we don't have no control of. Most people think that whatever happened to them is just because of someone's mistake or they just don't make the right choice.

Well the truth becomes more clear as we study our Bible in the book of Ephesians.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12:


What is going on in our lives is either our greatest strength or weakness. But in order to win a battle, we have to come out from our sins first.

We need to be with God, fear him and always do what he tells us to do.
For instance when things look like they are simply a matter of arguments with one another, they can turn in to a huge problem as they can be planned and conceived by these evil spiritual powers that always wanted our failure and misery in all areas of our lives.

Often many times we may not even know who is behind all this and we fail in to the traps of the enemy every now and then. Moreover, we often realize what we just did is one of the great mistakes we made in life just after we made it. But we can escape from many traps of the enemy if we can listen and do what the word of God tells us to do.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - Ephesians 6:13-14:


What is the armor of God? The armor of God is spiritual guard and protection against the enemy.

There are three keywords mentioned here: truth, rigorousness and peace. The word of God is the truth that our feet shall stand on like building on a rock. If we hold on to that, we can stay firm and steady without losing our ground. It is also the foundation where other areas of our lives can be built on.

The righteousness that is revealed hear is washing our sins away with the blood of Jesus and stay always clean for the devil cannot find any reason to accuse us of a wrong doing. Most of us do sin but we don't confess our sin and it opens the door for more sin.

But as long as we are aware of our sins and we confess them and not doing them again, we can stay in the direction of righteousness of the Lord. We must surely know that God cannot be mocked and we all reap what we sow. If we say we are sorry to God and we do the same sin again, then this is a clear indication of we are still leaving in the old nature and not transformed into likeness of the son of God, Jesus Christ.

We want to emphasize also the fact that we cannot do our own salvation by ourselves. We must seek God of his will which is always a good will for us to live a sinless life. Even if things do not go the way we wanted, we shall still be faithful to the Lord.

He will make everything possible in its time. He is faithful God. We know that most of us suffered a lot of pain and we all passed through a life that is fool of turmoil and grief. But then we soon find peace and comfort from Lord as though it nothing bad happened to us before.

The last part of the sentence describes how we should be ready to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is peace to all mankind. All of the bad things that is happening in the world right now is coming from the fact that they are not welcoming the gospel of peace. Jesus of Natherath is the prince of peace and anyone who loves the Lord stays away from violence and murder and all forms of things that is happening right now in the world.

Hence we shall be always ready to proclaim the love of God to this generation and bring reconciliation with God through the gospel.

us Name! Amen!

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. -Ephesians 6:16:


Our faith in Christ Jesus is both our righteousness and our shield from the enemy. It is the breastplate that is a shield from the arrows of the ruler of the darkness.

The reason is because when we proclaim the word of God and stand firm upon temptation, we are protecting our selves from the attack of the devil. Jesus stayed on the ground of the word of God three times when he was tempted by the devil and the devil has no chance but to flee away.

The fact that we are holding onto the word of God tells the enemy that our trust and the strongest values and faith is built upon the lord and not on our foolish understanding and our own wisdom.

And when he knows that your God is your strength, the rock of your salvation where the place you can be safe, he will leave you at least for a while. Most Christians know the word of God but have no faith on it.

How sad this could be. How good is to know about something and not take a good use of it and get profit? How silly it will be if we could just know about light, electricity, heat, gravity, electronics and design and we don't use this knowledge to benefit us and affect as in a good manner.

The fact that we know the word of God doesn't mean anything if we did not have faith on God that he can do what he says he can do in his word concerning our lives and the life of others. Even the devil quote from the word of God.

Therefore it doesn't make any difference whether we read or not read the word of God if we don't believe it and live it.

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        tewodros    |    Mar. 4, 2014     | 1,969 Views    |   
 

By all means faith guides us well in times of trouble. But our feelings sometimes will eventually drive us crazy if we don't control them. Do you know how many times we are tempted to do something or to think about something that will eventually cause damage to our relationship with God? 

 

Feelings, thoughts, sensation and beauty are all the expression of our physical body and mind. And we know better than to rely on something like physical because it will change. The world and all its burnning sensations will pass. The Spirit is something everlasting. In this short life I have lived, I have been through a lot of issues but something is always true that everything doesn't stay the same. 

 

Whether it is our relationship with other human body or our job or our society in general they all will eventually change needless to say they all will turn their back on us just to show us that everythig will change and there is nothing faithful to us except God. 

 

Our greatest enemy is so to speak ourselves in terms of our selfish desires and the sensation we have to the world. If our friends bring a problem to us, we will close the door on them. But there is no way we lock ourselves outside and stay in peace with our selves. 

 

We have intimate close uninturepted, unconditional, untimely, continuous relationship with ourselves. That is dangerous in a way that might bring huge distraction if something is gone wrong within us. For example if we are addicted to unusual habit or if we let ourselves go wrong in uncontrollable manner, how dangeroius we that be to us. It will bring a lot of distruction and we will hurt ourselves so bad in the end. 

 

Faith on the other hand is something beyond the current existing problem we face. It is to believe something beyound our ability to believe. It takes courage and a lot of spiritual energy to have faith. 

 

All we need is a little bit of love and hope as much as we get. Faith is to believe that something in the spiritual would come to reality in the physical. Faith is to believe God that he can do better than all we can in our strength using our physical ability. It shouldn t be when bad things happen to us or when something happens beyond our abilities but we could literally use anything to trust God that he will do it better for us.


The sensation that comes above is not the one like that of the world. Sensation of this world is from the flesh and it is mortal and it comes with the promise of getting false pleasure. Spiritual sensibility brings wisdom and increases our faith on the Lord. It is also the gateway to Gods way and teachings. Women tend to have more of this physical and spiritual sensibility.

Women tend to have in many ways more sensual and spiritual feelings than a man. It is good to be a sensible individual because it brings wisdom than to neglect education and be foolish. These senses are like candles waiting to be lighted. Some say these candles are infinite for woman because there have plenty of them.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us to teach us not to follow our temporary feelings for they are deceptive and help us establish a permanent faithful relationship with God, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

 

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2014     | 4,845 Views    |    4 Comments
 

Ephesians 1:17 -

I ask the glorious Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you his Spirit. The Spirit will make you wise and let you understand what it means to know God. My prayer is that light will flood your hearts and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God's people. I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven. There Christ rules over all forces, authorities, powers, and rulers.

He rules over all beings in this world and will rule in the future world as well. God has put all things under the power of Christ, and for the good of the church he has made him the head of everything. The church is Christ's body and is filled with Christ who completely fills everything.

POWER is like the working of God mighty strength in our lives which he reveled in Christ when he raised him from the dead and placed him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule, authority, power, dominion and kingdom.

Every title of honor can be given to Jesus, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
There is always hope and encouragement in the presence of Holy Spirit. He is called the comforter. He makes us laugh even in the time of difficulties and our worst times.

We need to understand why God called us. He called us for great glory. He wants to glorify us for ever as we are his sons and daughters. He wants us to put us at his right hand. The right hand is denotation of Power of dominion. He wants us to rule his kingdom together with him.

He demonstrated this concept by raising Christ from the dead and glorify him at his right hand. According to the scripture, God wants us always to understand his greatest deepest secrets he kept for us.

No eyes have seen, no ears have heard before but what God has prepared for us since the beginning of time. He kept us a heritage which is beautiful. I think if God showed us the glimpse of our heritage, we wouldn't want to stay one more day here. We will be so much depressed we are still on earth.

Nothing is comparable to his kingdom. When we go out and come in God s presence, there is always protection. Power is always around us. Nothing will be able to harm us. If we drink a poison or face an accident, we won t be hurt.

God is an awesome God, he didn t say I will avoid adversaries from your eyes but he says, I will let problems to come to your way and while others are watching, I will divert them from your face. This way every body will know I am your God. They will bring praise for me.

Protection is not the only thing we have from God. We our selves are filled with mighty strength and the power to crush our enemy to the ground. Our father gave us power to walk on the serpent, to tramp upon big snakes.

What a great power! He gave us power to heal the sick, cast devil out from people lives. All this power, hope and inheritance come from one and only one thing- obedience.

You know obedience has limits and boundaries. You know how much you obey your boss or your aunt or the government or your parents. But when it comes to God, there is only one kind of obedience - obedience till death.

Still this might be too broad to grasp it easily for our difficulties and problems are too many. Our challenges of life might make us forget to obey God. Or we might not know in which circumstance and which things we need to obey God. What God really need from us?

He answer to this question brings what we need to obey. So break down your goal in month or if you can in week or in days so obey
hat you need to do for the day - the smaller the better.

In all of this from the promises of the Lord in theabove scripture in the power part is What makess us ask God in exchange for our obedience. In other words for our monthly or weekly purpose we want God to help us, we can surely ask God for miracle in exchange for our obedience.

Our obedience is our desire to succeed in our mission, our sacrifices for the mission, our complete sanity and righteousness. I wrote this because I know God. He never put us in shame while we trust him. Surely he will come down to end the storms and destroy our enemies. He will answer our prayers by fire. I believe we worship the same God. He is the God of Abraham and Jacob and Elijah. We shall put our trust on our rescuer. He will come to us at the right time. Amen.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit lead us to eternal blessing and joy, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2014     | 4,134 Views    |   
 

In those days when we feel weak and tired, we may feel that we are the only ones thinking and worrying about others. Well, I guess that is not true. I believe there is someone for us. I believe that our family prays for us.

But at this defining moment of our lives that we need some kind of motivation and support, we may feel like we are left alone. The Spirit of the Lord always visits us at down and looks for us at dusk. Without him, we are like dust that is waiting to blow away by the wind and just disappear.

"Still With all I can do, without you, I am a child who lost his way

Still With all I can do, without you, life is a wound that won't heal

Still With all I can do, without you, life is a song with no hymn

Still With all I can do, without you, I wouldn't be here today

Still With all I can do, without you, we are like an actor on stage " - by Kirk Franklin

We can't live without you father. You are all we are and we will live to be. Your breath is our spirit, your hands made us. You know us by name; you care for us day and night. So we have nothing to worry.

You warn any person that will try to harm us. You engrave our name in your palm. So you wouldn't forget us. You will protect us from the great danger as long as we put our trust in you. You alone is our protector, we wouldn't t trust nobody else. You are the only trustworthy Lord.

We wouldn't t say to ourselves that we have great knowledge and education so we will use it to support ourselves the rest of lives. We wouldn't t also say to our selves that we have a lot of treasure and speak to our soul, "enjoy, drink, eat, there is enough money for you for a very long time".

Our education will never be enough to support us or our family. What we have now cannot be enough for so long. Even if we have so much treasure accumulated that will suffice the rest of our lives and put it in a safe place that no one will still it, the thief of your lives is waiting to take it from us this night. And soon enough we cannot eat what we have toiled for a long time.

All great men and women failed at one time of their lives but they got up and they managed to be straight with God once more again. Some made God so angry and died so soon. Some worshiped idols at the very end of their lives.

The truth is God doesn't t care how wise we are or how wonderful we sing a song. But he cares deeply if we make sure all the time that our path is straight with him. A little bit of carelessness or a little bit of anger or something we do to please us while others suffer or something silly we say that breaks the heart of others, something we think that underestimate God's power and protection in our lives, will make us fall indeed!

He will let us fall and he will show us what we did was really unpleasant in the eyes of God. David tried to enjoy himself while his men were falling in battle. He went to battle many times but that day he chose to stay at his palace and make himself happy. I see a little bit of carelessness in that. And carelessness grew to laziness and then in to irresponsibility and then into bigger sin that what we saw from David's Life.

Solomon chose to entertain his soul with accompany of many beautiful girls at his old age. He was so taken away by their beauty. In fact, God told him to take it easy before they consume his wisdom totally. You know pleasure as insex has always a greater wisdom to take the grace and wisdom of great men.

We can only avoid that only through running like Josef or through avoiding the direct exposure to temptation. Otherwise, once we are in the position where there is no return, we won't see any other option other than our grace to be shaved like Samson.

But in all of our adversaries and impossibilities, you are a good God. You carry and advice and suggest us all the time without even seizing. You know without you, we are dead. So you do what you can do not to leave us alone. Even our own mother might lose hope. But you Jesus, your love is forever. You will never and ever leave us alone till the end of time. Your love is non-changing! Everlasting! Your face is all we hope, Lord! Your heart is full of compassion!

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us to teach wisdom to distinguish the evil from the good so that we will finish all our days serving the Lord.

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 26, 2014     | 2,406 Views    |   
 

 

We share our problems and adversaries to the one we love most. We even share our deep secrets to the one we trust. By doing so people tend to get hurt every now and then because the person who knows your secret might use it in the negative impression and break your heart. There is always a risk when someone tells his private life to his friend.

How about husband and wife? How about them? Do they have to fear each other and don't tell each other secrets. I think when it comes to your partner in life, your wedded husband or wife, the story is different.

There is some part of the story that will share the points we discussed above due to the facts that after all we all are humans and humans are spiritual, emotional, physical, psychological, social beings. Therefore there is some part imperfection in us and then and the person you love and trust most will hurt you, even worse break your heart, every now and then.

The story is different because we are not talking about some ordinary friend. It is your husband or wife we are talking about. How do you hide your thoughts, feelings, emotion and even your secretes from him/her?

We are not only talking about whether to tell or not to tell but also we need to have wisdom what to tell and when to tell and how to tell and why to tell. When it comes to what to tell, we don't actually tell everything to everyone. There are some things that are not to be told to everybody. We need to keep private things private.

So what to tell depends on why to tell. Before we say something lets ask ourselves why we would say that. So if we want to tell it because we think it will benefit our friend so that he will learn from our experience. But then ok we have a good thing to tell and we should tell it but is it the right time to tell it?

So we have to know when to tell it. That is why we are about to find the right moment in all of those available times. Words that are often spoken at the right moment are like olive oil on a wounded body. Timing is all about it.

So it is very important before we speak any word from our mouth to stop and think for a moment that we actually know what we are talking about because we know what to talk, why to talk, when to talk and how to talk and for whom to talk.

The last part is for whom is the most important one. It is that little wisdom we need before we talk. The audience, the listener part is very important. It is important because like we start from the beginning, we need to know what to speak for whom and vise versa.

There is a verse from the Bible that specifically tells us not to throw our valuable things in to the wrong place. No body throws his diamonds and gold in the trash instead it will put it in a more safe and valuable place. When we talk to people of this world, we don't just tell them that we are baptized with the Holy Spirit and we are full of the spirit.

That will be like garbage for them and any of their non sense replies will definitely hurt some part of our faith in Christ. So when we come face to face with ungodly man, we talk to him about the love of God and how God gave his son to death because he loves us all the same but not about the power of the holy spirit that is manifested in us. That doesn't mean we should never talk about it but it means there is time for that too.

If we know these things and if we strictly follow the guidance of the Holy Ghost, then we will learn that no one will ever cause harm to us because of the word that comes out of our mouth.

God bless you for reading this blog about truthfulness and honesty.

Jesus left and went to the territory near the cities of Tyre and Sidon. Suddenly a Canaanite woman from there came out shouting, “Lord and Son of David, have pity on me! My daughter is full of demons.” Jesus did not say a word. But the woman kept following along and shouting, so his disciples came up and asked him to send her away. Jesus said, “I was sent only to the people of Israel! They are like a flock of lost sheep.”The woman came closer. Then she knelt down and begged, “Please help me, Lord!”Jesus replied, “It isn’t right to take food away from children and feed it to dogs.” “Lord, that’s true,” the woman said, “but even dogs get the crumbs that fall from their owner’s table.”Jesus answered, “Dear woman, you really do have a lot of faith, and you will be given what you want.” At that moment her daughter was healed.  - Matthew 15:21

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 25, 2014     | 2,243 Views    |   
 

This is the time that we all want to change. A change that will generate more happiness as we are very close to our purpose. A change that will compensate all the loss and failures happened before. A change that will completely turn around our lives. A change if we have to decide and be willing to take it  

 Would you change? What are you waiting my dear?  Your love is already at the gate. Open it for him and dine together. Open up the gates of your heart to Jesus. He is more than happy to stay with you as long as we live and forever more. But our Lord we don't even know our passion in life without you.

We found out that the love you gave us is the strength of our heart. Jesus makes us strong every day and makes us love our lives. Without him we would not able to see the daylight. We would have been found in the midst of darkness. He gave us hope and purpose for our lives every day.

He leads us in the path of righteousness. He wipes out our tears and transforms our sorrow in to joy. He is the one our soul always longs to see. He is the passion of our lives and the desire of our heart. The passion in life is not only the passion for our profession.

The passion in life is not only the passion we have for our family, friends, and our job. It is actually everything that we are about to do in this world. It is how well our spiritual life is going. It is how well our family life is going. 

It is how well our profession is going. It is about physiology, intellect, and understanding. It is also about wisdom, planning, carrying, and parenting. It is also about serving, protecting, preserving, praying, and fasting. It is also about communicating, teaching, coordinating, and learning.  

The basic idea of applying knowledge in to day to day life is wisdom. Wisdom actually means using knowledge whenever, wherever it is crucial to use it. Unless and otherwise knowledge is applied on all areas of life, it is useless. 

If I am expert in fishing and there is no way I could fish one, then that is not wisdom. It is simply stored as knowledge until one day I start to exercise it, then my knowledge becomes very valuable to me and that is wisdom.&bsp;There are many things in this world that are knowledge and are not wisdom. Unless one starts to practice knowledge, it is not to make difference in people lives.

This doesn't mean that it is not necessary to learn and have some knowledge. It is very importance that one gets a valuable education. But it is up to individual to practice the knowledge one gets. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort just to get the chance to do that. Sometimes opportunities are the ones who actually determine our ways. But most of the time it is us who play the major role to shape our lives and the things around us.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit give us wisdom and understanding to able to change through the love of God to live a fulfilled life, in Jesus Name, AMEN!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 23, 2014     | 2,783 Views    |   
 

May be a little bit of hardship 
A little bit walk the walk and talk the talk with God 
All alone in the Desert 
May be disgrace and discomfort 
With a little discouragement and disappointment 
A little bit hopelessness and humiliation 
In all of these, the Lord will not destroy unless he wants to rebuild  
He is the creator and the potter 
We are the works of his hands, the pots 
Whenever he feels like to rebuild us 
We have to pass through all forms of tribulation 
Remember that in all of this you can learn how to be humble 
This is if we can learn to take our adversaries to the Lord 
And if we don't revenge our enemies by ourselves 
If you can really forgive and forget 
The bible tells us Mosses was one of the humblest servant of the Lord 
In his service to the Lord, he always want to sacrifice him self not others 
Even in their sins he challenge God 
He showed a kind heart towards them 
He doesn't want one man to get lost in the desert 
Even if they do lost in the wilderness because of their sins 
Here is a little excerpt form Exodus 32:32 
 

The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin." So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves Gods of gold. But now, please forgive their sin but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written." The Lord replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin. And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.


But how did Moses become so humble like that
So passionate like that
Is it how he was from the beginning?
No. In fact he was some how judgmental and emotional guy
So what teaches him passion and forgiveness is the course of life he lived
The Lord doesn't want to use him when he was strong and youth
He waited until he no longer speak on his own accord
He no longer does things on his own    

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 22, 2014     | 2,587 Views    |    1 Comments
 

Would you change?
If you know that you have only one day left to live
If you realize you are going to see his face soon 
If you knew love can change your heart when you are so depressed  
How many loses and how much regret makes you fall in love again 
How bad and how good does it need to get to make you regret  
What is that you want that makes you forgive and forget 
How is that you be willing to change 
What makes you change 
Would you change  
There is nothing wrong with the past as long as you are willing to change 
Would you be willing to seek the truth behind your sorrows 
There is a reason for everything that has happened on your life 
God had a purpose when you think he breaks your heart 
That is all you need to forget all your miseries 
God will eventually will reveal everything you need to know 
Everything you think you know till now makes your life unbearable 
Would you change? You need to change  
That s all you can do to beautify your future 
Change and see how merciful and gracious he is  
Change is the instrument of God s love 
Unless we seek his face everyday it will be impossible to change 
Change and see the endless mercy that God has for you 
What does it take to change? 
Isn’t it just a little bit of broken heart and repent 
Isn’t it worthy to save our soul by giving up all our foolishness and pride  
Repent all your sins under his feet 
He will show mercy and you will see he is full of compassion  
He will show you another way of life 
He will ake you forget the bad things that has happened in your life 
He will give you a new start and a new beginning 
He has already shade his blood and broke his flesh for all of us  
He will comfort you and give you a new heart 
He will hold you and embrace you in love if you come to him 
He will never leave you nor forsake you 
He will take care of you and treat you with kindness  
Our Lord is abundant in mercy and love 
He will forgive the wickedness of our heart 
Instead he will fill us with kindness and love 
He will give us a new heart and a new spirit that will carry his love 
He will renew our mind so that we will understand his compassion  
He is kind for those who turn from doing evil and seek his face all the time 
His anger is for a while but his mercy is for generations 
He will not abandon us as children whose parents abandoned them 
Even when a mother forget all about her children
God will never leave you nor forsake you in Jesus Name!

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        tewodros    |    Feb. 21, 2014     | 2,404 Views    |    1 Comments
 


Is it because we really want to make God unhappy? Is it because the rebellious nature of our heart? Is it because of bad things happened to us? Do we like to anger God like we want to anger our parents? I believe there are many reasons why we keep rebelling against God.


Sin caused by anger is more permanent than sin caused by our disappointments. Whenever we come face to face with our disappointments, we need to remind our selves that everything that has happened to us has already happened to someone else too.

We need to think also of bigger problems people face in their day to day activities. And we need to take this life as something extra. We have to despise the honor we can possibly get from this world to be a qualified citizen in heaven. Now, there are somethings that can make us angry even on the physiological level.

But they will have that power only if we allowed them to control our feelings in the first place.

Know the truth and the truth shall set you free   -  John 8:32

Some People come to disappoint us very badly if we don’t know how to behave. Things happen that can make us angry if we let them. All of these all together in abundant time and with redundant occurrences can make us fail. We should not let our physiology adapt to anything more than our heart approves which is through the council of the Holy Ghost. This is neither a game nor fun. We should never allow even success or failure take control of our destiny.

Our destiny is very much independent of whatever happens to us in this world whether it is family or education or failure or success. They are created for us to be there at the end. If we flip that to the other side, it also means we are created for them too.

The devil tried to destroy us once, twice and as long as it takes for us to fell. There is no better place he wants us to fell than from God’s grace. It is time we let ourselves come down and confront the truth little by little. He doesn’t care if we succeed in life, so we shouldn’t put much attention there to do them.

That is why Jesus tells us that success is something that can be added to what we already have. What is this primary thing we need to care more about Him? God is our first priority in life and what he wants us to do. He is our true joy and happiness. Love and success are within his presence. People look for them in the wrong places.

You may found artificial love and superficial success if you diligently seek them. I am tired of artificial love, don’t you? People gave their lives for having a nice car or a beautiful house. There is nothing wrong with these things. What is a problem is how one can live in a huge mansion without an air in it. Jesus is the oxygen of our lives. He is the beauty of our family. Without him nothing is worthy of our pursuit.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit fill us with wisdom in discerning the righteous way of life, in Jesus Name, AMEN!













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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 24, 2014     | 2,203 Views    |   
 

Art focuses on the presentation. Art is on the display. Art is love. Art is relationship based on feelings. Art is doing something crazy and madness for the sake of love and respect. Fishing people souls for Jesus takes an art. Please never underestimate the power of Art.   

Never underestimate the power of presentation. Never underestimate the power of unselfishness and love.  It doesn’t matter what you feel or have in side of you if you don’t find a way to show your love for others, it will not benefit any one.

What good does it make if someone says he has a great love for others but couldn’t find a way to reveal it in its due time. So what is an art of living a wonderful and amazing life with others while we live in this world. Well first we need to know what we have for one another. 

If we already know what we have is the love of God, we need to find a way to show this love to others and that will take a skill set to do that. Jesus told as that no one would put a lump where no one can barely see 

Matthew 5:15 - Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  

Even the children of this world know that nobody pay close attention to someone with little knowledge of presentation and that takes the knowledge of an art to do that. 

The children of this world exactly know what to do and what to say when it comes to following or achieving their selfish desire. They have blinded the weak and deceived other people by misinterpreting the truth with their deceitfulness. People are taken away to the pit of destruction by the so called art which is completely useless if there is no truth in it.  

The funny thing is as christian, we don’t know how to even explain what we believe most and have given our lives for others in a way that could attract the lost and drive them in to confession and repentance.  

This is not the only problem we are facing due to the lack of knowledge of an art. We tend to fight more with our beloved ones rather than kindly treat them with love and a lot of respect. We tend to criticize and nag more which is a good recipe for destroying our relationships.  

We know our problem and our problem is we just can’t see how much they love us or we love them unless we simply reveal it in a very beautiful manner.

Some people are so bitter in their mouth that they will break your heart with few words. I would say not all people who are bitter in their mouth are bitter in their heart and are generally bad people. That is because some people just don’t know how to say the right word at the right time. They may ruin the moment by saying the bad thing or choosing the wrong time.

True Art is wisdom and wisdom is an art. Art is love. The content of our faith plays an important role in who we are and how we should perceive the future. Science is all about the content and how it is made. Science is in the details. But art is in how to present the content in a more beautiful manner. So art is the gerneral picture.

Fishing soul for the Lord takes both a strong foundation of faith and also a little piece of art of wisdom to present what we know about Jesus in a loving and kind way.

The key to how to do what we supposed to do is all about doing it with love and respect. The word of God teaches us to teach the truth with love.

Ephesians 4:15: Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

May the Spirit of the Lord teach us how to reach to the level we speak nothing but the truth and with lots and lots of love and not with judgment and self-righteousness in the name of Jesus!


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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 23, 2014     | 2,297 Views    |   
 

Everybody knows what it feels like to be left alone and what it feels like to struggle alone. Everybody who is going through some kind of emotional stress knows what it feels like to face the truth even if it is painful and full of agony.

If someone is without hope, he cannot be able to help himself let alone helping others. You could say I am one step close to death. You could say I can’t live without hope. You are right. No one can face life without hope. What for?  I mean there should be some inspiration installed in us that keeps us to go one step at a time. 

That is the spirit of man. The spirit of man is like a candle waiting to be enlightened. Pity is the man who doesn’t have the light to turn him on. How deep and how long the darkness shall be if someone walks without knowing the prince of peace and hope, our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I can’t live without hope. Every day the Lord reminds us of the greatest hope that we have as Christians that is our inheritance with him forever. He is going to come and take us with him. That is the greatest hope we have in Christ.

Some put too much hope in this world. Some give their full heart to the fulfillment of their earthly dreams. They have lifted up their own aspirations above the promise of God. Here is some excerpt of hope for you. 

David said: 

I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? Hope is the channel we communicate to our future. We hope to see tomorrow. We hope to see our loved ones. We hope to do this and we hope to do that. Hope and trust go together.

The success of getting what you hope depends on who you trust. Is he trust worthy? Does he give you what you hoped for? There is always a problem when people put their hope on blood and flush. The whole hell will come after that person. You wouldn’t love a person unless you trust him.

I am talking about the real kind of love. We love God and we know he can give us what we really need. But it shouldn’t be material love. I am telling you from experience. You know why? It is because you are a total failure if you want to accomplish only by yourself.

So how would you be trustworthy to someone as you are not trust worthy to yourself? So when people try to use you as you are, tell them. ‘I can’t do this by my own. Only the Lord can solve your problem. And lets pray because I believe him he will do according to his will for those who believed in him’.

May the Lord bless you and use you as his trusted servant to minster others in their problems. May the Lord himself bring everlasting joy and uninterrupted hope through the joy of the Holy Spirit in which only he can give. May his faithfulness shin in your life and the life of others you are acquainted with.

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        Tewodros    |    Jul. 22, 2014     | 2,208 Views    |   
 


God set precondition for our blessings in this life but not to our salvation.  Our salvation is pre-destined but not our blessings. Our obedience to the laws of God can determine our blessings but not necessarily our salvation.

Our faith determine our salvation. Does this mean a sinner will inherit the kingdom of God? Definitely not. But we cannot work our salvation by obeying the laws only. The laws cannot justify our salvation. It justifies that we are not able to do our own salvation due to the fact that we are sinners and Christ died for us to break the spiritual bondage.

We are saved by the grace and mercy of God shown through Christ and not by our works and deeds. But then if we can’t do anything to justify ourselves against sin and if only the work of Jesus can only sanctify us why do we even bother to do the right thing the Lord expects from us?

This is one of the most critical questions that every Christian has to have a clear understanding . Yes, we are expected to bear many fruits of the spirit like kindness to others, be merciful as our father is merciful, generous, self-control, godliness and many more.

Again due to the wickedness of our heart we were separated from God and we wouldn't be able to get to him in peace if we didn't accept the Lord as our savior and Lord. But this is not the final step in our journey of faith. In fact believing in Christ is just the beginning of the end to this journey

 Deuteronomy 28: The Lord will make your businesses and your farms successful. You will harvest large crops, and your herds of cattle and flocks of sheep and goats will produce many young. You will have many children. You will have plenty of bread to eat. The Lord will make you successful in your daily work. The Lord will make you defeat your enemies and make them scatter in all direction.  

 The Lord your God is giving you the land. Your harvest will be so large and your store house will be full. You will be God s special people and every one earth will know it and they will be afraid of you.  

 The Lord will open the store houses of the skies where he keeps the rain, and he will send the rain just at the right time. You will have plenty of money to lend to other nations but you won t need to borrow yourself. You will be wealthy and powerful, not poor and week

What is our salvation composed of?

It includes repentence in the spirit that we promise the Lord we will no longer partake wickedness with the wicked. That we are disgusted with our sin and we will no longer want to peruse the lifestyle of sin. That we will forgive others as we are forgiven. Most importantly that what Jesus has done on the cross is enough to lead us in the path of righteousness.

Basically, salvation is more or less a promise than an act. A promise that you will be a good person that the Lord died to redeem and see a person walking by faith. So we are saved by promise and not by works.

So what if we cannot live up to the expectation of our promise?

That is also a very good question. Sometimes we found ourselves under the darkness of sin even after we are saved? Does this mean we lost our salvation and we no longer belong to the Lord’s family? These are all the question of the flesh we all once felt and got worried about. 

But package of the plan of our salvation is complete . The Lord has prepared everything we need to be saved and remain saved.

The answer to this question relies on if we may come to him with true repentanceand wash our sins away through the blood of Jesus and the word of God. This is a great mystery as Paul mentioned in Ephesians.

The church are presented as the body of Christ which he cleanses her pure and worthy to worship God through his blood. This is not one time process. It is our day to day activity and whenever we are short of the glory of God when to come to the throne of God through Christ.

The last and most important questions that we all ask is what if one intentionally abuses this sacred covenant with the Lord by doing bad things over and over and over again. I would say that will be the worst thing that could possible happen to a Christian. There is far much hope for a person who is not saved yet than a person who intentionally abuse the blood of Jesus. The word of God has clearly stated that such kind of person has no inheritance in the kingdom of God

But for those who has no option but to lead a sinful life while they are craving for the glory of God inside; God knows everything even the deepest thought of our heart. For those who have hunger and thrust to see his face but the wickedness of this world doesn’t allow them to experience what they desire to see.


For those who cries out to him for freedom of sin and whose hope comes from the Lord, the Lord will prepare an escape plan from the scheme of the wicked. For those who put their eyes on the Lord and for those whose strength is built on the Lord, there is still hope in finding God’s purpose as my life my witness.

May the Lord protect us from casting away from the plans of God. May he blessed us with abundance of grace to resist every temptation of sin and extend his mercy every day to live with peace and love with him and others.


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        Fasika    |    Jul. 21, 2014     | 3,938 Views    |   
 

Abraham was justified by faith rather than by works. 

The psalmist speaks about the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: "blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered… Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.

Romans 4:7  “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;

The sanctification of our sin is completely out of the compassion of our God towards us. For sin has entered the world by one man’s fault, it is by one man’s obedience we shall be saved out of the goodness and mercy of God and not by our goodness or righteousness.

I do believe faith maters towards our sanctification that the blood of Jesus can cleanse us from every sin. I also believe that a righteous life accompanied by faith is the root of Christianity and what it means to be a believer and follower of Christ.

If any man considers himself saved by the grace of God and do nothing but evil over and over again, he is deceived and shall not inherit the kingdom of God unless God still have mercy on his soul.

There are many reasons for a person to sin but the fact that they have been hurt and they think there is the blood of Jesus to cover up their sin and walk away without getting the proper punishment for their actions is untrue and not Biblical.

Christianity doesnot give a license to sin against human beings and against God. The blood of Jesus is not something we could easily abuse with out getting punished for our sins.

The Bible teaches us that there is an outcome to every little thing we do in life. Whether we have been completely faithful to God in all circumstances or not, we all reap what we sow.

If we sow without seizing in faith out of the goodness we received from Christ and by the grace of God, we will reap many good things that we cannot even imagine and eternal life in the coming one.

On the other hand, if we use every bit of information and every moment of our lives with wicked things out of hate and bitterness and anger, we will not go too far before even realizing that we are looking for the danger and consequences of our sinful actions.

Summary

  1. In this scripture we also learn that when God forgives us we are considered blessed by default

  2. No work of once own is needed to reach that level 

  3. We are just the byproduct of what Jesus has completed on the cross

  4. As result we are considered now saints where the fact is we were vagabond and sinners who all rebelled against the word of God

  5. We are required to live up to the expectation by God that is away from wickedness and in love

  6. For every wrong doing or an act of faith, there is a consequence of our action that we must reap

  7. God faithfully bless those who faithfully obey him and rebuke who rebeled against his teaching

  8. The righteousness of man is faith accompanied by work and not work accompanied by faith 

  9. The package of our salvation comes first before every other thing before we even think how to please God with our actions




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        Fasika    |    Jul. 18, 2014     | 2,524 Views    |    1 Comments