Articles by else

WHY DO WE NEED CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING?

WHY DO WE NEED CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING? In other languages we have words for Christian counselling that makes it clear that we take care of the soul. I want to remind you of the fact that we are spirit, soul and body. The spirit is born by God and it is pure, righteous and worthy to go to heaven. It has no sin, demons, sicknesses or anything else coming from the enemy. Philippians 2:12 says that we should work out on our soul’s salvation. Ephesians 2:8 is saying that we are saved by grace. None ... (read more)

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO DURING EASTER?

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO DURING EASTER? I grew up in Norway and Easter started Saturday before Palm Sunday. From that day to Tuesday after Easter, Norway was more or less closed. Only a few people worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Maundy Thursday, but many were on vacation. All the schools were closed and all the shops were closed on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, first and second day of Easter.Some foreigners came to visit Norway and they thought that Norway had an ... (read more)

WHAT IS THE COMMISSION FOR THE CHRISTIANS?

WHAT IS THE COMISSION FOR THE CHRISTIANS?   I do not know what is occupying your mind. What do your Christian friends talk about? There is a saying that goes like this: What your heart is full of, your mouth speaks. I believe that is true. Just think of a person that is in love. What does he or she talk about? Yes, they talk about the person they are in love with. Many people get very happy and thankful when they get saved. They might fall in love with Jesus and the Bible is saying that we ... (read more)

ONCE AGAIN: COMMUNICATION!

ONCE AGAIN: COMMUNICATION.   I have written about this subject several times before and look them up and read them again. I  write a little about communication again since I have new readers and we all need to be reminded of the importance of correct communication. Almost everything in this world has to do with communication. We Christians are not better in this than others. I would actually say that we are worse. Many working places offer courses in it and when we open a newspaper, we ... (read more)

WHEN ARE WE TO EXHORT AND WHEN ARE WE TO ENCOURAGE AND SHOW MERCY?

WHEN ARE WE TO EXHORT AND WHEN ARE WE TO ENCOURAGE AND SHOW MERCY? Today I am writing about something I find a little difficult and I may not have all the answers. I will describe dilemmas and point to The Word. I had some difficulties last time when I wrote that we should bless our enemies. Should we allow our enemies to hurt us? People are not primarily our enemies, but the devil and his helpers. I have had people in counselling since I wrote last time and these problems have occurred in our ... (read more)

WE ARE CALLED TO BLESS!

WE ARE CALLED TO BLESS!   We need to understand how much we are blessed before we start blessing others. We may start with Ephesians 1:3 where we read that we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. It continues to say that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. We have received the right to be the children of God. In Christ we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. We have ... (read more)

THE WORD WILL KEEP YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

THE WORD WILL KEEP YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK.   When I talk to family and friends, many are saying the same about 2021. They say that the Lord has encouraged them to spend more time in the Word. The Lord has also talked to me about that. The Word has always been important to me, but I had started getting a little lazy and less disciplined at the end of 2020. I have confessed that as a sin and I have repented and changed. The Word of God is our spiritual food and we are not supposed to fast ... (read more)

WELCOME 2021

WELCOME 2021! I have not read all of the prophetic prophesies for 2021, but some. I understand that we will enter a year starting with chaos. Some things are difficult to predict and we might meet things that we are not prepared for. We might keep to the saying: “People predict, but God is the One in full control.” All of the prophesies are not correct. I know that many, many prophesied that Trump should become the president after the election. They said when it should happen and some said ... (read more)

DO NOT LIE TO ONE ANOTHER, BUT LIVE IN HONESTY AND OPENNESS!

DO NOT LIE TO ONE ANOTHER, BUT LIVE IN HONESTY AND OPENNESS!   We read in Colossians 3:9 that we should not lie to one another, since we have put off the old man with his deeds and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him. When I was a child, I thought that Christians were honest and that I could trust those going to church, but today I unfortunately know that this is not true anymore. I get sad every time when I discover that a ... (read more)

THE LATTER WINE IS BETTER THAN THE FIRST.

THE LATTER WINE IS BETTER THAN THE FIRST.   I will not write about a drunken party. Nor will I go into a discussion about Christians refusing alcohol or not. The Bible is clear and says that we should not get drunk. I refer to the miracle that Jesus did in the wedding in Cana. Jesus and his mother attended the wedding when the wine got finished. Jesus told the servants to fill the empty vats with water and then He made the water into wine. That wine was much better than the wine they had ... (read more)