Articles by else

WHAT HAVE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN?

WHAT HAVE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN? Part 2 I started last time to write about religion. I mentioned a lot of things that were considered to be sinful, but many of these were made by men. This time I will focus on things that are wrong, but they are more and more accepted in several churches. Some churches will even accept yoga in their churches. They will say that yoga is a form of gymnastic and it will help you to relax. It might help you to relax, but it isn’t a mere form of ... (read more)

WHAT HAVE WE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN?

WHAT HAVE WE CHRISTIANS DONE WITH THE WORD SIN? Part 1 Many are putting a sign of equation between the word sin and religion. There are groups and sects within Christianity where they talk a lot about sin. They do not only talk about the things that the Bible call sin, but make a lot of their own rules. They might have made rules for what kind of clothes they should put on. Should they have long or short hair? Is it sinful to put on make-up? Maybe one shouldn’t use jewelries, at least not ... (read more)

HOW DO WE REACT DURING TIMES OF CRISIS?

HOW DO WE REACT DURING TIMES OF CRISIS?   The entire world has been turned up- side down during the last weeks. If we turn on the news, we hear about the Corona virus. If we read newspapers, we read about the virus. This has been the situation since this epidemic started in China. Entire regions were closed and the population could not leave nor enter certain areas. The virus spread rapidly and the whole world is more or less affected by this. Italy, Spain and France have been severely ... (read more)

REVIVAL, part 2

REVIVAL Part 2 When we receive Jesus and get saved, God’s spirit moves into our spirit and we become a new creation in Jesus Christ. One part of us gets ready for heaven. The letter to the Philippians 2:12 says that we should work on the salvation of our soul. When we get saved, we receive a power that helps us to live according to God’s will here on earth. We read I Romans 5:5 that the Lord has poured His love into our heart. That means that we have received a lot of love. We can activate ... (read more)

REVIVAL, part 1

REVIVAL Part 1 How many prayer-meetings have you attended where they pray for revival? I have been to many, but I am not always sure what we pray for. I am not an expert on revival-history, but I have read about quite a few revivals. I will start by writing about a revival that has to do with us as individuals before I write about the revival reaching many. The first point goes like this: God, wake me! Many of us have an alarm-clock waking us in the morning. As a pensioner I do not always need ... (read more)

MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE NEEDED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST, part 2

MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE NEEDED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. Part 2 Last time I wrote about the newly converted. I compared a newborn Christian with a newborn baby. I said that a newly saved person needs a lot of care and attention. I said that when we pray for revival, we are praying for a lot of new Christians. Are we ready to take care of them? When a person is saved, she or he receives the nature of God in their spirit. The Bible says that they are a new creation. The letter to the Philippians ... (read more)

MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE NEEDED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.

MOTHERS AND FATHERS ARE NEEDED IN THE BODY OF CHRIST. Part 1 There are countries where they give birth to too many children and in other countries to too few. In many Muslim countries they give birth to many children. I do not believe that the reason is lack of education about contraception. One of the reasons is that they want to rule over the world. In the Body of Christ we lack new-born babies as well as mothers and fathers. This is the real theme for today. We Christians are crying for ... (read more)

WHO IS YOUR LORD AND MASTER DURING 2020? Part 2

  WHO IS YOUR LORD AND MASTER DURING 2020? Part 2 I do not believe that Jesus is Lord in all areas of our lives. We would be perfect then and I do not believe that will happen before we are in Heaven. Our spirit is born again and we have received a new nature. 2.Corinthians 5:17 is saying that we are new creatures. The old has passed away, but we do have a soul and a body that can harbor wounds and even demons. We are also fighting our flesh that stands against our new- born spirit. Who is ... (read more)

WHO IS YOUR LORD AND MASTER DURING 2020?

WHO IS YOUR LORD AND MASTER DURING 2020? Part 1 Many of you will automatically answer Jesus. That’s fine, but I do not believe that everybody is honest. Jesus will have to share that place with many others and many other things. I do not believe that you quite understand what lordship really means. If Jesus is Lord, it is Jesus that makes the decisions. You have placed your own will under His then. You are then living in this prayer: “Lord, not my will, but Thine.” The Lord spoke to me at ... (read more)

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE 2020 TO BE FOR YOU?

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE 2020 TO BE FOR YOU?   I cannot decide that is some of you saying. You are partly right. There are certain things in this world that we have no control over. This world is under the dominion of the devil and that has been a fact since the fall of man. Jesus came to restore what the devil had destroyed. He opened a way for us straight to the Father. He carried our sins and sicknesses and won a victory over the devil. “No, you are lying now,” some of you might say. ... (read more)