24
Nov
2019

The Sleeping Watchman

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Following on from the last blog, Eli the priest of God came on my mind and I decided to delve a little into his life. In a sense Eli’s life is similar to that of a watchman as he had the responsibility of looking out for the interest of Israel in his days.

At some point Eli stopped seeing both literally and spiritually, first the word of the Lord became rare and scarce in those days and secondly he started to go blind in 1 Samuel 3:1-2.

23
Nov
2019

The Watchman

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Anytime a major world disaster occurs around the globe it sets one thinking about judgment day. Is the apocalypse upon us?  This is what ran through the minds of the disciples when Jesus made a statement about the temple buildings in Matthew the 24th chapter. Jesus had said…”See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” What He said made the disciples infer that the end of the world was the only thing that could cause the temple buildings to be destroyed.

02
Nov
2019

The privileged ones

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In Matthew 17 Jesus, knew Peter's question before he had asked Jesus about it. It was about taxes! Peter had been apprehended by the tax collectors earlier that day. Jesus knew Peter's apprehension by the tax men was not by accident. He knew the stress provoking question to Peter was in fact a precursor to the revelation of Peter's spiritual status.

This is what had happened earlier in Matt 17:24-27

09
Feb
2019

Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is useful to a group of people forming a body, like for example you and I. The Bible often refers to Believers as a body. Now, when our physical bodies become sick, like for instance headaches..... We don’t cut off our heads to cure the problem, rather we administer medicine to the head. Forgiveness pretty much works the same way. Where there is offence between people, administering forgiveness .....just like Aspirin for a headache, will help keep the relationship going. Withholding forgiveness is like cutting off the head to solve the problem.

22
Jun
2018

Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only

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It is a wonderful thing to sit and flop in the presence of the Lord all day long, studying and meditating on his words and receiving wisdom, knowledge, insights and instructions. Nothing could compare, not even a holiday to an exotic warm friendly pretty holiday island. Studying the word is always peaceful, it’s always exhilarating and refreshing. However, what happens after…………..

 

04
Jan
2018

The Lazarus Syndrome Part 3

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Whilst on my way to work today, I listened to Pastor Michael Youssef of Leading The Way give a heart rending message on salvation. He used the example of Lazarus and the poor rich man. It was tense. In a nutshell the message was directed at today's realities. Whilst the gospel is being pronounced, men are busy with the affairs of life.

10
May
2017

The Lazarus Syndrome Part 2

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The Lazarus Syndrome Part 2 So we looked at Lazarus and wondered why such a beautiful child of God died such a horrific death in his flesh. It got me thinking even more and I asked the Holy Spirit to show me more. I felt there was more to this story.......and He did. This time He linked Lazarus to the beatitudes and pointed out how each part of Lazarus represented the hidden blessings of God. Here it is in: Matthew 5:3-12.

03
Mar
2017

The Lazarus Syndrome

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 be interpreted at three levels. Firstly, as it is as written. Do not lie means do not lie. Do good means do good. Secondly it can also be applied to us directly, such as a word of encouragement given to us from a verse or chapter in the bible e.g. the Lord is my shepherd, or He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. Thirdly it can be interpreted by seeking the hidden meaning behind the words such as yeast of the Pharisees, meaning teaching, or bread meaning Gods words. 

19
Feb
2017

Heaven weeps when faith is buried

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Faith 

The story of Lazarus  and how he was raised from the dead is well read and many are conversant with this story in John 11. Jesus had known that Lazarus had died and indeed his intention was that this would happen so that the disciples would believe. Could you think that despite all the miracles, signs and wonders that the disciples had witnessed, Jesus was still having to work on their belief. Thomas had it real bad because he actually said in verse 16 that they would go to die with Lazarus. Jesus ignored this.  

16
Feb
2017

He said nothing

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He said nothing 

Jesus had been taken to Herod forwarded on like an irritating email by Pilate. Herod was secretly happy to see Jesus because he had heard about the miracles and wanted to see one performed especially for him. But Jesus did not respond to his demands. He stayed quiet. 

So, the kids and I were having a discussion over bible study time. I asked the question after the reading. Why did Jesus keep quiet d'you think? 

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