PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS, PART 3

PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS. Part 3 I promised last time that I should write about spiritual warfare this time. I have been writing about the intimate relationship with our Father in heaven and with Jesus, our Savior. I have written that we could go to God with our personal needs. When we get together at prayer meetings, we might praise the Lord, but also pray for the needs of our country, our families and for our church. We should agree on the prayer request and be in one accord. James 5:16 ... (read more)

PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS, PART 2

PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS. Part 2 When we pray alone, we have a personal relationship to God. We are first and foremost together with Him whom we call our Father. We are also together with Jesus, our Bridegroom, with whom we shall celebrate a wedding. Since we are children of God, we are allowed to come to Him as children, pouring out our heart to Him. We do not need to pretend to be different. Masks can fall off. When we come to the Lord with our petitions, it might be that we need personal ... (read more)

PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS

PRAYERS AND PRAYER-MEETINGS. Part 1 I have been to many different prayer-meetings in different churches and groups throughout my life-time. A lot of them have been very good, but sometimes I return home and I cry over lack of leadership and a lot of confusion. That has caused division instead of oneness in the Spirit. I have been to other meetings with a strong leader and she or he is the only one allowed to pray. That is also wrong. To pray and to pray with others is not exactly the same. I ... (read more)

IT IS ALL INCLUSIVE

IT IS ALL INCLUSIVE.   I recently heard a story that is the reason for this head-line. A couple went abroad to celebrate their 30th anniversary. They had bought a trip with everything included. In the beginning they didn’t know what that really meant, but they understood more and more that everything was included and they took what they had paid for. They were wearing a token on their arms showing that they had the rights for “all inclusive”. They had never done anything like this ... (read more)

GOD LOVES TO SEE HIS CHILDREN HEALTHY.

GOD LOVES TO SEE HIS CHILDREN HEALTHY.   Some people think that they are sick as a punishment from God. I do not believe that. You can read Matthew 7. Jesus is wondering if a father would give his son a stone when he asks for bread or if he would give his son a snake when he asks for fish. That would only happen if the father was mentally sick. Don’t you think that the love of our heavenly Father is much greater? I think so. I believe that God is love and that He has love. We read in ... (read more)

HOW KIND SHOULD WE CHRISTIANS BE?

HOW KIND SHOULD WE CHRISTIANS BE?   The opposite of kind is bad or naughty and Christians should not be either bad nor naughty. The problem is that we define the content of the word kind and bad in different ways. That is what I will write about. When you see the title, you might ask yourself: “What do I think of when I see the word kind or bad?” Some people will say that a kind and good-natured child is one that always is obedient and never protests. Others will describe a kind baby ... (read more)

HOW DO WE NAVIGATE IN THESE DAYS? Part 2

HOW DO WE NAVIGATE IN THESE DAYS? Part 2 Whom should you trust and follow? Many, many leaders have led their sheep into false doctrines. That is really the fault of the teacher, but also the mistake of each member. We can read about the church in Berea in Acts 17. It is written that the Jews there were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica. They received the word with all readiness and they searched the Scriptures daily to find out if the teaching was right. I believe that is like a ... (read more)

HOW DO WE NAVIGATE IN THESE DAYS?

HOW DO WE NAVIGATE IN THESE DAYS? Part 1 Some people will ask: “Is there anything different today compared with earlier times?” It depends on the object or the event of the comparison. It also depends on the time of the comparison. I must first and foremost rely on my spirit. I personally feel that things are happening so fast that I hardly can move in the same speed. The next question is: What should I focus on and how much energy should I spend on knowing? I believe that is a personal ... (read more)

RESIST THE DEVIL, STEADFAST IN FAITH.

RESIST THE DEVIL, STEADFAST IN FAITH. Part 2 Last time I wrote about the devil’s plans and the result of his plans. The title is to resist the devil and I guess you want to know how you can do that. I will mention a few points. The Holy Spirit can also teach you. If you shall resist the devil, you must be quite sure that it is the devil at work. Then you must know who you are in Christ. You could otherwise fight in your own power. Then you must know the authority that God has given to you in ... (read more)

RESIST THE DEVIL, STEADFAST IN FAITH.

RESIST THE DEVIL, STEADFAST IN FAITH. Part 1 I have lately met people complaining about difficult situations and they say that they cannot do anything about it. That could be right in a very few cases, but the Bible gives solutions most of the time and we can focus on solutions instead of the problems. I’ll refer to two Scriptures: James 4:7 and 1. Peter 5:8+9. It says that we must be awake. I am just now reading a book saying that there is a daily conspiracy against us. This is going on ... (read more)