BlogTeaching Every Man In All Wisdom, So That We May Present Every Man Mature In Christ
Ahab’s prophets were vulnerable to a lying spirit because they were sycophants and deceivers. They were deceived because they were not true prophets of God. They were called and chosen by Ahab for his purposes and pleasures.
They were men under his care and authority and thus they had no boldness or courage to tell him the truth, or to rebuke and correct him. All that Ahab’s prophets were hired and paid to do was to prophesy only what Ahab desires, wants or loves to hear. Similarly, when you pay a prophet to prophesy to you, he is bound to prophesy to you only what will excite and gladden your heart.read more
Among several things a reformation is needed in the concept, model or style of leadership that is presently widely practiced, accepted and celebrated in our churches today. We need to go back to the Bible to search and discover the true definitions, principles, priorities and purposes of godly leadership.
It is so sad and shameful today that church leadership is no longer different in nature, style, drive, goal and pursuit from that of the world. It is obvious to all that many of our leaders in the Church are proud, boastful, egocentric or self-centred, immoral, corrupt, power-drunk, greed-driven and fame-driven. Churches and ministries today are shamelessly competing with one another…read more
There is no doubt that perfect and eternal rest, peace, and joy await true believers in heaven (Rev. 21:4).However, God wants you to have a foretaste of the perfect rest, peace and joy awaiting you in heaven while you live amidst the turmoil of this present life. This is why Jesus said, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28 NKJV).
If truly you have come to Christ and submitted to His lordship, you have a God-given right and access to divine rest while living in this evil and troubled world. One of the primary evidences of knowing and trusting the Lord Jesus truly is evincing rest, peace and joy even in the midst of storms or tribulations…read more