Your Blessing is Coming – Don’t Give Up

The heavenly Father deals with all who are His children by considering eternity. If you are His child, you know you can count on God, whom you have tested and whose love you have experienced. Do you trust your earthly father? Then consider how much more you should trust your heavenly Father. Since He already…

Do You Have the Wrong Gold?

Pyrite is a mineral of iron sulfide with a metallic appearance of pale yellow and brass. It is often found among other rocks and sulfides, such as slate, quartz, coal or limestone. Because of its resemblance to gold, it is occasionally mistaken for such and has therefore acquired the name “fool’s gold.” While pyrite has…

A Unique Relationship with God

Man has a body formed from the dust of the earth. And life came in that body from God breathing the breath of life into his nostrils. “…the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7)….

Who Are We Really Trying to Please?

In our world at present, the main intention of the majority of people seems to be self-gratification. The most common default attitude today is a ‘me first’ mentality. Of course, we will help others, as long as we are taken care of before everyone else. Our line of thinking is, that if we are doing…

The Elephant in the Room – Self

Do you feel like God is a million miles away? Do you pray or cry out to Him and nothing appears to happen, or it seems like no one is listening? Have thoughts crossed your mind that God has abandoned you, leaving you on your own? We all tend to feel like this at some…

Enoch Walked With God

Enoch was a godly man who lived seven generations after Adam, right before the great flood of Noah’s time. Throughout Enoch’s life, the earth was filled with corrupt people committing violence and wickedness of every kind. Most men walked following the lusts of their own hearts, doing whatever felt good to them. They were not…

A House of Prayer or A Den of Thieves? – Part One

The world at the time of Jesus’ birth was a rough place spiritually. There had been no word from God (apart from what was already written in the Old Testament) for over four hundred years. The land of the Jews was under Roman rule and their temple was being rebuilt by King Herod. The Jewish…

Why Give if You Gripe?

In his much-loved classic, A Christmas Carol, author Charles Dickens portrayed his leading character, Ebenezer Scrooge, as a miserly and uncompassionate old man who focused exclusively on the prosperity of his own business. Permitting his sole employee to add an additional piece of coal for just an ounce of warmth in his office he considered…

Loving This Present World

The Apostle Paul had reached the apex of his ministry to the people. He was now a prisoner condemned to die. But he had already stated earlier that, “I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course,…

Forget Those Things Which Are Behind You

John and his rival, Jose, were avid runners. Both of them were so superior in their class for long distance runs that most marathons had become easy challenges for them. John was very muscular, but Jose had the edge in speed. At six foot eleven, Jose was not only very lean and tall, but also…