A new basis to be blessed.

Matthew 5:1-3 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” One of the saddest realities in Christianity today is to think the…

Finding meaning in the poverty in the spirit.

Matthew 5:2-3 The Beatitudes And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. One of the reasons I love Rich Mullins is his vagabond spirit and how he looked at himself as a Ragamuffin. He was rich but gave his wealth away….

A walk by the sea shore.

There are so many fascinating things that is recorded in Matthew 4 which had made it so hard to pen down. Just read these words. Matthew 4:13-16 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— to fulfill what was said through the prophet…

He shall be called “a Nazarene”.

Matthew thus closes the chapter on Herod’s part in the history of the Gospel by these words. Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. It seems strange that he suddenly points to a…

My thoughts on Revelation

My journey through the Book of Revelation has been a very enriching one. I thank those who have taken the journey with me. Though many have dissented, many are freed from an idea of the possibility of being left behind. I have learned a few things which I would like to share and what has…

The secret behind Job’s daughters.

I woke up reading a comment on my note, saying how did Job win since he lost all his loved ones? My reply was this: Job 39: 12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen…

Job and Jesus

We live our lives wanting God to answer of all of my questions. Job went through life and his trial without questions answered. In fact when he question God, God asked him more questions. Life is not about questions answered. It is about living despite wrestling with questions. Job triumphed over his test. He never…

About Job

I don’t believe the theme of Job is about suffering. It is about how a chosen man by God triumph over Satan in the midst of everything that was against him. It is most remarkable to me that God had picked Job before Satan as the man that he should consider. I believe God had…

Does sin separate God from you anymore?

A lot of people quote you Isaiah 59:1-2 and tell you that sin will separate from God even after you have become a Christian. Here’s what it says: Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your…

What does “Jesus is Lord” actually mean?

This note is dedicated to many who condemn themselves who find themselves, unable to continue the Christian faith failing to live up to the “standards of “biblical” Christianity. Many people claimed that unless Jesus is your Lord in every area, you are not saved. They argue you have to confess “Jesus is Lord” and thus…

Hebrews 1: It’s direct now!

Dear friends, I noticed that many teach Hebrews chapter 1 being Jesus is sovereign or that he is superior to the angels. I verily believe it is a merely a preamble to a more important message. Let us see how Hebrews 1 begin. “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times…

A prayer for fruitfulness from a barren man.

“Don’t mock me God. How could I? Why do you ask me to do something I can’t? Already I am shamed for what I have done. The best excuse I can give to him was that “I sense there is no fear of God in this place”. I can’t even own up to the fact…

“All the lonely people; Where do they all come from?”

In 1966 a song “Eleanor Rigby” was recorded by Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The song gave the band a shift to how people viewed them as just a young  rockers to be taking more serious in their music. The song hit a reality with the lines “All the lonely people; Where do they all…

Jesus and depression.

The hunger for significance is a hunger that eats your soul. Today, we do not realize how dangerous it can be when we lose our identity, we fall prey to the injunction, “thou shall not covet.” Jesus fulfilled that for us when his whole identity was stripped from him. We underestimate the taunts, “if you…

Is faith crucial to salvation?

Do Acts 17:28 and 1 Timothy 4:10 teach us that faith is not necessary for us to be saved? I have been reading the writings of some grace believers who are now saying that it is not necessary for a believer to have faith in the finished work of Jesus in order to be saved…

You can’t handle the truth!

Romans 1 18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen,…

Why are some people not in heaven?

This note is a realization of an earlier article. So the reproduction of some parts of an article is necessary. What did the fall of man do to him? God disallowed man to eat from the tree of life. I always thought God meant it as a punishment. Until I saw the word “take also”. Dear friends,…

Seeing Bread in Giants

Numbers 14 21st Century King James Version (KJ21) 6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who searched the land, rent their clothes; 7 and they spoke unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to search it is an…

“With pleasure”, God.

Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Dear friends, Often we equate the above verse as…