What is hope? Everyone has hope. Everyone has hope to receive something for their walking, their faith, their work. But what is the True hope, the hope that will not put you to shame, that will not fail?
An experience... A person can experience so many things in this lifetime. Many hardships, troubles and sadness. You may even say that it's just part of life, because this is life. But there is a completely different life! One that is not from this world, the one that Christ came and preached about. The one that is written about in the Bible. This life is Real and can give you freedom. Christ came and died for…
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16
A person spends his life spinning around in vanity, attempting to make his life better here on earth. But all this chaos and work will not give you eternity. Be careful not to be distracted by this vanity. Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven!
How do you know whether you follow man or whether you follow God? It is a question of life and death. Whoever you follow, you will be interested in them, in their words, their way. If you are following God, you will be interested in His Word, His Teaching, His Way, His Will. The words that you follow were either spoken by God or by man… God spoke a pure, clean word. Do you follow the Pure teaching of Jesus Christ, as it is written in the Bible, without any deviations?
“You should be proud.” We hear this phrase a lot. But should we really be proud and have pride? Do we realize how serious it is to have pride in our hearts? Pride isn’t a light matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly! In James chapter 4, verse 6, we see that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Scriptures show us that this world is composed of “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”, which “is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
A message came from Above, information came from God Himself – that the person is freed from the old nature, once and for all, through Christ, through His death and resurrection. Who believes that today?
Any person that begins to believe something, begins to tell others what they believe. If a person believes that there is a big sale in a really expensive store and everything is 90% off – what do they do? They run over there, try that faith out, and if it worked – they begin to tell others. If a person says I have faith in something, but they do not act on it or tell others about it – that means that faith is dead, it has no substance, it is just information that is not acted upon, which bears no fruit. Faith is always driven by word, by information that you hear. Once you hear that information, if you believe it, then you will act on it…
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans 10:3-4) Such interesting and serious words - for us not to be ignorant of God's righteousness and not going about to establish our own righteousness, by our own doing, effort, and strength. By doing what…
Time is an interesting thing, phenomenon – you can’t touch it, grab it, stop it, slow it down, increase it, or speed it up. Every person is driven by time. We are constantly looking at the time, checking what time it is, either you have to be somewhere, do something, etc.
But what exactly is time? We know that God is outside of time. That time is an earthly phenomenon, for people, for us. When a person is born into this world, when he begins to breathe – time begins to exist for him! His time begins to “tick”, similar to how his heart begins to “beat.” You can almost picture people being walking clocks. And only God knows the “beginning” of a person’s time and the “end” of it.
Time is precious, time is short. We hear this phrase a lot – but do we truly believe it, understand it, and even more so, do we truly live this way?
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
Renewing of your mind – what does that mean? Does that mean that you continuously and slowly reform your mind? Does that mean that you thought by thought make your mind better? Renewing of your mind happens on the cross. It happens once, when you are buried and resurrected in Jesus Christ! After you have a brand new mind, then your mind is renewed every day, because you grow in your new mind. The old mind has to be put to death, and the new mind has to be born again. That is the teaching of Jesus Christ. But what is your mind? Is your mind in your head? Your mind is actually in your heart. It includes understanding, knowledge, judgement, thoughts, and all of those things come from your heart. Watch Video Below!