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Are you legalistic?

Mark 12:33, “And I know that it is important to love him with all my heart, and all my understanding and all my strength, and to love my neighbor as myself. This is more important than to offer all the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.“ When Jesus walked on the earth, He often taught people to follow the laws and commandments set forth by Moses. That would not be unusual because during those days, much of the Jewish world revolved around keeping the laws of Moses plus the traditions that were now associated with the commandments. Jesus said that He came to this world not abolish the law but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). He even goes further in verse 19 and says that, “So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” If Jesus says these words in the Bible, then it means that the laws of Moses are important. Right? But I’ve met people who says that the 10 commandments are “obsolete” just because that they were written in the Old Testament. What more for those other laws that were enumerated in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. Of course...

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What the Quake in Japan Meant–ABSOLUTELY Nothing

That is if you do not have a love for Jesus and for others. It would mean absolutely anything. The immediate effect to you would probably to be a bit scared and thankful that this did not happened in your country. Then you would go on as if its business as usual. But can I ask you to pause for a while and ponder this: there is a part of the Christian Bible that foretold some of these things. In Matthew 24 to be exact. In verse 7, Jesus mentioned there that earthquakes that will occur. Along with rumors of war and kingdoms rising up against up kingdoms. The succeeding verses speaks of warnings to those that have a personal relationship with Jesus. And they are serious warnings. When you think about it, the frequency of these events are becoming, well,  so frequent. We had earthquakes in Haiti, China, New Zealand and so many other places. But after those events, we just went on with what we were doing especially when it did not happen to you right? Look at the uprising in the Middle East. First Tunisia, then Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and may parts of Africa. As I write this, there  is something brewing in Saudi Arabia. It would be wise to treat these as the signs being said in Matthew 24. As one speaker said, these are birth pains....

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The Word

The Word that powered the universe to creation is the same Word that is available to us today. That is the sum of all I have to say if you stop reading from here make sure you remember this promise. I’d appreciate it if you go on though. 😎 “Then God said, ‘Let there be light,”’and there was light.” That is according to Genesis 1:3. That’s the Word. Who is that Word? The first chapter of John testifies this: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” The Apostle John was referring to Jesus, the Living Word of God. When someone prays to commit his life to Jesus, the power of the Living Word also comes into their lives. For real. The problem, as Jesus has perfectly illustrated in the parable of the sower in Matthew 13, is that in many, the Word is not able or fails to take root. As for everything that is planted, it needs time to grow and mature. In the case of Christians, we grow through the Word of God, the Bible. And in...

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Indignant Against the Devil

Indignant means a feeling characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something  considered  unjust, offensive, insulting, or base. This morning we had Peter and Christine Darg who founded Exploits Ministry (www.exploits.tv) as guest speakers at our Monday morning all-staff chapel.  At the end of their message they gave an invitation for people who needs prayer. I wanted to be prayed for with the purpose of hearing from the Lord on my health issues. After probably more or less 30 people who lined up, there was I right beside another guy whom Christine was praying for. I felt that we both had health issues. Because of my proximity, I was able to overhear Christine’s conversation (I did not hear what the other guy asked for BTW). During that time, her words to the other guy was already ministering to me. When it was my turn, I told her that basically, I am having some health issues just like the guy before me. I told Christine that I was already blessed by her “advise” that I have unwittingly overheard. A few things that she asked the guy was if he had any issues with the Lord that may be hindering the answers to his prayers or may be making it difficult to come to the Lord. I quickly remembered that when we regard iniquity in our heart (Ps. 66:18) the Lord will not listen. Bingo! I quickly...

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Why God Hates Divorce

Malachi 2:14 says, “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” Matthew 19:7 says,  “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” I just realized something why God hates divorce according to the verse above. It just suddenly came to my mind. This has to do with getting married in a “religious” environment such as a church or married by a spiritual minister. When a couple is married in such a situation, there is the implicit admission that you are asking God to witness and bless your marriage. Unconsciously or not, you are asking God to be in the middle of your marriage. Why get married at all in church and the ceremony officiated by a spiritual minister if later on one will have the intention of not honoring their covenant with God by divorcing their spouse–for that matter, here in the Philippines, separate legally or worse,...

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