Halloween is always a tough time for Christians, especially for those with children. It is also a dangerous time for some who get involved with what may seem to be “harmless” events associated with Halloween – but they can also be “entry ways” for the occult and can prove very badly for those naive and gullible.
We need to remember, though, that there are two distinct kingdoms of the universe.
One is the Kingdom of God that is ruled and governed by God. This is the kingdom of light, where righteousness rules and the result is having eternal life.
The other is the kingdom of the enemy that is ruled and governed by Satan. This is a kingdom of darkness, where evil rules and the result is death.
Both kingdoms are ACTIVELY pursuing you for citizenship. Continue Reading
Revelation 2:1-5, “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
“Repent”: in Greek, it’s “metanoeo”, means to change one’s mind, to think differently, to reconsider.
Five of the seven churches in Revelation were told to repent. Repent is a fundamental thing to do. When you repent, you want to change the way you formulate your ideas. Continue Reading
Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
As we make our way through this dark and confused world, we should use the Word of God personally, practically, and regularly. God’s Word provides light to walk without stumbling. His Word reveals the truth to us. Continue Reading
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 – “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
A young missionary lady lamented to discover that she was expecting a baby. She and her husband were ministering in a very primitive location in Africa, where they lived in poverty conditions, and they already had five children. It is such a burden to have children on a primitive mission field. There is never enough money, always too much work, and parents must endure the heartbreak of having to send their children off to school.
Are you looking for fulfillment? Do you have a deep void in your heart? Are you longing for something more but you don’t know what you could do to satisfy it? Have you tried tirelessly to fill it with money, entertainment, food, clothes, sex, relationships, drugs etc? Do you have a deep sense of emptiness that won’t go away? We were all made with a void in our heart.
Did you know we were born with an innate hunger for God? Nothing and no one in this world can fill this emptiness, except for God. God is the only one who can satisfy your heart. Only God can supply what our souls deeply desire. We cannot live without God because we were created to enjoy what only He provides. Continue Reading
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, follow the Lord’s lead according to His word. Even if His direction doesn’t seem right, don’t trust your own judgment but trust His.
It’s tempting to think we know more than the Lord, but that’s where we have to decide; to trust Him or yourself. Continue Reading
Can you imagine driving and letting go of the steering wheel? It takes a lot of guts and courage to keep your hands off the wheel because you know what might happen. Or can you imagine free falling out of a plane without a parachute? If you find yourself falling into a thick forest, would you try to grab onto the branches to break your fall?
In life, when you get scared or panic, maybe even feel paralyzed, often times you’ll want to take control of a situation. Just like falling into a thick forest, you try to grab onto the branches, but they break. So where is God in all your situations? Are you in control of your life, or do you want God in control? Do you truly trust God with your life or are you more concerned about satisfying your needs and desires instead of waiting for what God wanted? Continue Reading