WHAT A COSTLY ASSUMPTION!

WHAT A COSTLY ASSUMPTION!

When Jesus was twelve years old He went with His parents for the first time to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. At the end of the feast, while Jesus tarried behind in the temple, His parents went on in their journey without Him, and without them realizing that Jesus was not journeying with them. They supposed or assumed that Jesus was in the travelling company. What a costly assumption!

Similarly, there are many people in the world today moving towards eternity without Jesus Christ and sadly, without them knowing or realizing it, but supposing that Jesus Christ is with them. This is certainly a very costly assumption…

THE LIFE JESUS GIVES

THE LIFE JESUS GIVES

The life Jesus gives is an overcoming, victorious, or winning life, for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. Therefore, anyone who has the spiritual, divine, supernatural or heavenly life in him has divine capacity or ability to overcome, triumph, prosper and succeed in this world.

In contrast, the life we have through the natural birth is physical, human, natural and earthly. It is a weak, inferior or deficient life that is susceptible to sickness, poverty, failure, frustration, and death. The Scripture amply testifies to the brevity and susceptibility of human life…

THE MAN JESUS

THE MAN JESUS

Jesus was fully God and fully man while He was in the world. However, while in the world, the Lord Jesus chose to operate as a man under the power of the Holy Spirit and not as God. This is why Jesus had to wait to be anointed with the Holy Spirit and power before He began His public ministry.

Jesus endured or went through His sufferings, trials, temptations and persecutions in life not as God, but as a man like us. This is the only way He could be qualified to become our High Priest…

HE MUST INCREASE

HE MUST INCREASE

John the Baptist was undoubtedly a great man of God. The Lord Jesus testified to his greatness, saying, “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist…” (Matt. 11:11 NKJV).

John was indeed a man of great influence, authority, popularity and honour. When he began his ministry, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, great multitudes of people responded positively to him and began to follow him. However, John the Baptist knew that he was not in the ministry or in the world to simply draw people’s attention and affection to himself, but to Christ…

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD (Part 2)

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD (Part 2)

When the King of Syria was waging war against Israel, he became greatly dismayed and confounded when all his secret plots and strategies to waylay the King of Israel were thwarted, having been disclosed to the King of Israel.

After a careful enquiry, the King of Syria discovered that it was Elisha the prophet of God in Israel that was exposing and disclosing to the King of Israel all his secret words, plans and plots. Therefore, the King of Syria became very angry and sent a great army with horses and chariots to arrest or kill Elisha. When Elisha rose early in the morning and went out, there was Syrian army surrounding the city with their horses and chariots…

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD (Part 1)

OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD (Part 1)

Many believers today are being exploited, violated, manipulated and defrauded by “wolves and foxes in shepherd’s clothing” because they are ignorant of their spiritual identity, status, position, power and authority in Christ.

Although it is true that every believer is in a spiritual warfare, yet our battle is not against our fellow humans regardless of how wicked they are or how bad they treat us. Therefore, it is a sheer ignorance and waste of good time and strength in spiritual warfare for any born-again believer to set himself or direct his prayers against his supposed or imaginary human enemies. God is never in such a battle! How then should believers deal with evil people?

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