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….

“Fishing for men” is all about grace!

We are really messed up. We read the words of Jesus as works, when we fail to realize, he was being Jewish. Making someone a “fisher of men” has nothing to do with evangelism or getting people out of hell. Jesus was quoting Jeremiah. Jeremiah 16:16 “Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the…

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…

The duel in the desert.

Having shown us who the Branch of Jesse is, Matthew brings us back to the thoughts on chapter one. He is going to establish that Jesus as the very son His Father takes delight in. Unlike Luke he doesn’t trace Jesus’s ancestry back to Adam but to David. David was a king who succeeded. Adam…

How do we become “unholy” ( common)?

How do we become unholy? The children of Israel in the Old Testament’s main fault was that they wanted to be like other countries. The other countries had a law code, a king and sacrifices. So they wanted one. They wanted to be common. God wanted them to know that they were different. That they…

Sacrificing Isaac: A fresh perspective.

We really must teach the account of Abraham sacrificing Isaac, not from the point how Abraham showed he loved God. The Bible actually says God does not delight in sacrifices. He delights in the obedience of His Son Jesus. This can be seen in Hebrews 10. We must understand that Abraham was called out from…

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…

On vengeance and universalism.

There are times in our preaching we represent to others that God is a “trigger happy” God who loves to keep people out of heaven. There are also those who tells us that everyone will be saved whether you want to or not. A good reference point would be in these verses. Luke 19:41-44 41…

Jesus slept.

Thoughts from the Spirit today. When Jesus rebuked the disciples for not having faith in the incident when he stopped the winds and waves in the boat, he was not rebuking them for not believing in the fact that Jesus could save them. Mark 4:37-40 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke…

Love One Another….

Church Members Mistreat Homeless Man in Church Unaware It Is Their Pastor in Disguise Pastor Jeremiah Steepek transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while…

Fear and trembling revisited.

Hey guys the term “fear and trembling” means awe and worship. Not that God is going to take his salvation away from you. Jeremiah 33:9 English Standard Version And this city shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of…

How can I have faith when all I have is fear?

There are many times we are told when we will lose our salvation when we have unbelief. May I encourage from the story of Moses. If we read the account on Exodus we see Moses fleeing the wrath of Pharaoh after he killed an Egyptian. Exodus tells that he left in fear. In fear. Yet…

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…

Heaven and Earth has passed away.

Matthew 9: 9 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” 3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!”…

From slaves to friends.

John 15: 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Have you seriously wondered what this verse means? Is Jesus just being sentimental? How could Jesus treat the…

Ramblings that makes us work for salvation.

Hi today, I just wanted to share on some statements Christians make without knowing what it really means. I hope this will help you to understand your liberty and perfection in Christ. “He must increase, I must decrease” The maxim “he must increase and I must decrease” is an old covenant one. John made that…

Pigs, Dogs and Horses.

  (Now the Jewish feast of the Passover was near.) John 6:4 Dear friends, There are often times when we view a miracle, we are often awed by the overwhelming of the nature of the miracle and we missed out on what the Spirit is trying to tell us. The miracle of the feeding of…

“Going into his presence” is an Old Covenant concept.

The Gospel is not about a life time of preserving your salvation. It is about your perfect salvation preserving you. The Gospel is not about a God who is ignorant that we will still sin after receiving Jesus. We preach hell fire to people who sin, not realizing the following: a) You too will continue…