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Elements of Promise

Dust before, water beyond,
Land ahead, fire behind,
Air around, blood redeemed,
Heaven’s wealth will indwell.

Man was formed, in sin he fell,
Promise made, sacrifice obliged.
Divine King come, to save not lead.
Heaven’s praise is now here.

Christ was sent to save us from sin,
Promise He kept, Sacrifice He became.
His Kingdom eternal, death He conquered.
Heaven’s love now indwells.


Our God Given Free Will

Free will has been given to all of God’s creatures in one form or another. With our free will we are trapped in a constant cycle of cause and effect. Every action that is performed, no matter how minute, has a consequence.

Over my years chatting with non-believers on the nature of God, the above is always thrown out as irrelevant or unfair. These same individuals also argue that they do not want a dictator-God.

Here is the contradiction of their philosophy:
God has given us free will to choose to believe in Him or to reject Him. God does not want to force any one to do anything, but if they want God’s gift of eternal life then they must exercise their free will and choose to believe in a Loving God who freely gave Himself on the Cross for the sins of His creation. They want God’s gift without making the choice.

God made us in His image please stop trying to limit God by making Him in your image. By confining Him to our understanding we miss out on the most wonderful gift of all, God’s mercy and love. A painting cannot comprehend its artist, nor can a pebble stop the river.

We can never fully understand why God gave us free will, or why certain things happen as they do. If we trust in the only never-changing Wisdom, that is God, we can live with a peace of mind. Life will always throw us hardships – it is how we use our free will to deal with them that tells us who we truly are.

Today’s Church

What the Divine has set aside for blessings,
Churches have turned into goals.
“The more the merrier,” they believe.
Fill the pews, fill the bank accounts,
And fill the week with programs.

Our primary goal should be this:
To make disciples by growing in faith,
Then all else will fall into place.
The Lord will bless those who seek after Him,
And not those after personal glory.

The blessings He has set aside
For a pure church, a true church are this:
Increase in numbers, wealth, and influence.
Remember: these are not for vain gain
These blessings are to further His Kingdom.

Remain humble in the sight of the Lord
And all these blessings will be multiplied again and again.
“Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness
and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

The Tempter and the Christian

Once he sees the truth with his mind the Tempter readies for the attack.
“Ah! All I need to do is attack him enough to halt his faith from sprouting.”

Once he believes with his heart the Tempter offers his deceit as truth.
“Ah! All I need to do is offer it; he will accept and stumble on his own.”

Once he confesses with his mouth the Tempter will plant doubts.
“Ah! He will see God is keeping something from him and turn back.”

Once he acts in accordance to God’s Word, and fully trusts in the Lord, he can overcome anything and everything that the Tempter has to offer.

Many battles will be lost, but the war is already won through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Stay strong in the Lord and the Tempter will flee.

Salvation is not a matter of what we have done or can do for God.
It is all about what Christ has done for us on the Cross and through His Resurrection.

[I’m not entirely sure which category to place this in. It’s not exactly a poem, and not really a parable. It’s more like the latter, thus under ‘parables’ it goes.]

Challenge to Christians

I have heard many times that people believe in God of the Bible, yet they seem to not know what His Word even says. They claim that their priests or church leaders are called upon to read the Bible and interpret Its messages for them. This is where churches seem to begin to stray from their God and Saviour: the masses believe whatever their leaders tell them to believe and do not take the time to measure the messages against the Word of God for themselves. At times I am guilty of doing this exact same thing myself. God gave us His Word so that we, as His chosen children, can gain an intimate understanding of Him and know what He wants from us.

The challenge that I am proposing to all who call themselves Christians, followers of the One True God our Lord Jesus Christ, is this: for one full year put aside everything that your church has told you about God, Jesus, Heaven, and Human nature. But do not forsake it completely you will be needing it after the year is done. During this year take the Bible and read through it from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21, cover to cover. During this time of diving into God’s Word you should be getting a definite new view of God, Jesus, Heaven, and Human nature.

After the year of reading is over, this is where the hard part is, take what your church teaches about these subjects and compare them to what you have learned from your reading of the Bible. You may see two completely different views, then ask yourself a life changing question: which God do you want to follow? Is it the God that the Bible reveals or the God that your church teaches about? If they are dynamically different then they definitely are not the same. Either you follow the God that designed Humans or the god that humans designed.

Our Lord Jesus Christ said to the church at Laodicea, “I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth,” (Revelation 3:15-16, NRSV). The choice is yours and only yours to make. No one, neither priest nor minister nor parent, can make this decision for you. Please do not make this choice lightly, take it to the Lord in earnest prayer, from the first day you start to read your Bible to the day you make your choice, and hopefully for the remainder of your days.

May “the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” Revelation 22:21 (KJV)