In our modern life we formed many Goliaths in our lives. what are our Goliaths ? Goliaths are giants and they steal our attention or focus on or from the true God. Sometimes they act like they are good for us. They block our view of God.
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and the goliaths will weaken.
Correction/ improvement to my blog "road map and soul map"
The Holy Bible is more than a soul map. It is a collection of Holy books or Sacred Scriptures believed to be the words of God. Reverence and careful reading should be given to it.
It comes with a warning not to add or subtract to it. Misinterpreting it is just as bad as not reading it. I learned many lessons from it and even with years of study it still reveals my imperfections.
In the Old Testament, God told Joshua this book of the law shall not depart from your mouth but shall meditate therein day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous and then you shall have good success.
Let us not make this complicated.Road map for a certain place guides us how to go from point a to point b for that certain location. While a soul map is about the travel of soul from cradle to grave to so called after life.Soul of human is the being inside the person. We could say that every religion in the world has a soul map. So we may ask which is the correct soul map ? Unfortunately there is no trial and error here, wrong choice could lead to bad result. And right choice to good result.
My choice for the soul map is the Holy Bible. Have you tried to read it ?
Is there a middle ground between cessationists and continuanists ?
Briefly cessationists believe that God's spiritual sign gifts have stopped and continuanists believe that the sign gifts still continue to this day.
My question is , is there a middle ground ? Perhaps there is .We still need the Holy Spirit and His gifts to interpret, expound on Scriptures.The work or works of the Holy Spirit is /are needed for would be, new, and old believers.
On the continuanists, perhaps we need care in spreading so called new revelations. We need some kind of review or check and balance.
The Bible recorded that Jesus our Lord died with two thieves beside Him..The Bible also recorded that all of us has sinned and fall short of the glory of God. And we know we all sinned we have disobeyed God one way or another or more. Would you agree that we represent one of the two thieves ?
We could say we know Jesus but what does God looks in us ? Let us look at Romans 10:9,10 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the man believe unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Both thieves died with Jesus but there is similarity and difference betwen the two. Initially they both do not believe later on one believed..
One believe that Jesus will live again so he asked Jesus to remember him when he come into His kingdom. Right there our Lord promised that he will be with him in paradise.
The Bible teach that there is One God. To some One God means One Being but the Bible described One God expressed or represented by Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit commonly called Trinity or Three Persons in One God.
The three are all present in creation, in salvation of mankind etc.. In the Old Testament deeper reading reveals the presence of God, the Father, the pre incarnate Christ and the Spirit.
Since this blog is short it is impossible to cover or even explain Trinity. But my main basis for Trinty is our Lord Jesus Christ. He calls on the Father and also said that when He goes back to heaven , the Holy Spirit will come to reside in believers.
Some may say but there are three Persons or three Beings therefore three gods. But consider there is no rivalry between the three, therefore total cooperation. Total unity.
Maybe in the future when we see God everything will be clarified.
How much free time do we got ? Do we find ourselves busy and have no time for God ? or we have too much time that we wonder why Jesus has not return yet ?
If you belong to the first example, maybe you better have time for God. Me ? it seems i am of the second example, of having too much time on my hand.I have time for God and wondered if others are seeking God too.
According to the Bible there are two places we could go when we leave this earth, either heaven or hell. Do you believe that ?
If we want to go to heaven, we may have to make assessment of our chances, mine is I am going to heaven through faith in Jesus Chriist, not in trusting whatever merit i earned . Does that mean we do not have to do any thing ? As i understand it heaven is a gift through faith in Jesus Christ. Yours or our works are the proofs that we believe.
The Bible declares that Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Left to ourselves, we all know that we do not live forever we all have limited life. Healthy or not, all over the world, we are born, we grew and eventually leave this world.
This could be depressing but there is good news. Jesus came, died for our sins, and rose again from the grave, so that through Him we will conquer death and have eternal life.
Call on Jesus as early as possible, do not wait for tomorrow. Let us repent of our sins, and accept God's gift of pardon.
Jesus said that if we turn from our worldly life for Him, that we will have eternal life. Life with Jesus is many times more rewarding.