PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD

In ancient times it was customary for messengers, harbingers, or forerunners to be sent before the eastern kings to prepare the way for the chariots and armies of their monarchs, to proclaim their approach, to provide for them, to level the ways and to remove all impediments before them.

Similarly, when the Messiah, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, was to come into the world to redeem the fallen men John the Baptist was sent ahead of Him as the messenger or the forerunner to prepare the way of the LORD and to make His paths straight. Like John the Baptist, every born-again believer today is God-sent messenger or forerunner to prepare the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ into the world…

GOD’S RESTORATION ARMY

GOD’S RESTORATION ARMY

While David and his men went to ally themselves with Achish the King of Gath under the lords of the Philistines in battle against their brethren, the Amalekites invaded their city, Ziklag, burned it with fire and took captive all their families and carried them away (1 Sam. 30:1-3).

When you also choose to be unequally yoked with unbelievers, or to ally yourself with the devil to judge, accuse, condemn, betray, or oppose God’s children; you will become vulnerable to your enemy. Having been rejected by the lords of the Philistines, David and his men returned to Ziklag, but alas, Ziklag had been burned with fire and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive…

STOP TAKING SIDES WITH SATAN

STOP TAKING SIDES WITH SATAN

When the Philistines gathered all their armies together at Aphek to fight against the Israelites, David and his men decided to join forces with them against their brethren. However, the lords of the Philistines rejected the support of David and his men (1 Sam. 29:1-7).

But, before David and his men got back to their settlement in Ziklag, from where they went to ally themselves with the Philistines against their brethren, the Amalekites had invaded the city, burned it with fire, and had taken captive all their families left behind in Ziklag…

BE SOBER, WATCHFUL AND PRAYERFUL

BE SOBER, WATCHFUL AND PRAYERFUL

The history is replete with men and women who had a good starting but a tragic ending. Many people who were very rich and successful in the early part of their life later died in penury and debt. Many people who rose up to a high position of honour and influence in the early part of their life later fell into disrepute.

It is very good to have a graceful starting in life, but it is far better to have a graceful ending. It is simply a tragedy to start well but not finish well in life. Therefore, you need to be sober, watchful and prayerful…

RECKON YOURSELF TO BE DEAD

RECKON YOURSELF TO BE DEAD

Seeking, striving or struggling to die daily to the flesh or sin simply implies that you are not yet free from sin, but you are still a slave or debtor to the flesh who is bound to obey and gratify its passions and lusts (Rom. 8:11-13).

While it is absolutely true that as a new creation in Christ you no longer possess a sinful and fallen nature but only a divine and holy nature of God, yet you still possess a natural mind which has been set, taught or programmed to be selfish, hostile and rebellious to God by the old man or your sinful self before it was crucified with Christ on the cross…

THE EXECUTION OF MR. FLESH (Part 2)

THE EXECUTION OF MR. FLESH (Part 2)

Every attempt you make to change your inherited sinful nature or put your sinful self to death by yourself will always end in failure, futility and frustration. This is why everyone needs the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; for only Him can change your sinful and corrupt self or nature.

The sin that is embedded in your human nature cannot be removed by merely observing some religious rituals, or by imposing some strict religious rules or disciplines on yourself. Your sinful self or flesh is like an unrepentant, unrelenting or recalcitrant rebellious son…

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