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GOD HATES SIN; COVET HOLINESS AND STAY STRONG – Zechariah

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God’s Children Must Abstain From Sin And Focus On Righteousness

Passage: Zechariah 2

God withdrew his defense from the Israelites because they refused to repent from their sins.

However, the Creator promised to reinstate his relationship with them if they repent.

Jehovah promised to forgive the Israelites’ sin and punish their oppressors should they consider repentance.

God promised to severely deal with enemy nations that took advantage of the Israelites’ negative circumstances.

God stated through his prophet,

“For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. For surely I will shake my hand against them, and they shall become spoil for their servants.

…Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me. “Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says the Lord. “Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become my people.

…And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And the Lord will take possession of Judah as His inheritance in the Holy Land, and will again choose Jerusalem.

…Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!” (Zechariah 2:8-16).

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Sin Is Awful; God Forgives Genuine Repentant Sinners

God is tough on sin; he does not condone it and would punish whoever refuses to repent from his or her sins.

Meanwhile, at the same time, Jehovah, who is caring and forgiving, will forgive any offense that is committed should an act of repentance be exercised.

Our gracious God will kindly deal with anyone who repents of his sins and seeks his forgiveness.

That is, a person who is humble enough to say “sorry” for his mistakes will obtain God’s mercy and be forgiven.

No sin is too big for God to forgive. He will forgive our iniquities no matter the magnitude. The only condition he asks is repentance!

People who repent from their sins will enjoy their benefits. He will give them his salvation and write their names in his Book of Life.

Jehovah will watch over repentant sinners and satisfy them with many benefits. However, everyone must understand that God does not entertain casual repentance.

No playing games with God, he wants a repentant sinner to be serious before him.

Jehovah does not want us to indulge in any sin that we have repented of.

God wants us to build a steady relationship with him so that he can continue to bless us.

It is, therefore, important that all God’s children (who have repented from their sins) maintain an honest and consistent relationship with God.

Children of God must be diligent and serve him with full devotion so that we can prosper!

Anyone who has not reached the state of repentance of sin should not hesitate; he needs to take an action, since much benefits would be derived in the process.

Anyone whom God’s Spirit convicts of sin should humbly submit to God and say “sorry.”

A repentant sinner should declare Jesus Christ as Lord, because through him alone can forgiveness and salvation be obtained.

There is much joy to obtain from Jesus Christ. He is the author of life, and he will give it to whoever comes to him with a humble heart.

Believe in Jesus Christ. Confess your sins in his name to obtain forgiveness and salvation, which means that you will obtain the gift of eternal life.

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Pray For Forgiveness Of Sin

Dear God, I dedicate my complete life to you today. I am sorry for my sins, and I repent from them. I promise to start living a new life of holiness before you.

…I declare your Son Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, and I promise to serve him throughout the days of my life. Please write my name in your Book of Life, and keep me worthy of your eternal kingdom.

…For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests.

Amen.

Remember: God Hates Sin; Covet Holiness and Stay Strong

Dear God, please help me to love you dearly and help me to obey your instructions so that I can prosper. Let serving you be a convenient task for me!

…Give me the grace to resist the temptation of disobedience. Please, don’t let Satan take advantage of me; let the Holy Spirit empower and guide me so that I can prosper in every aspect of my life and also qualify for your kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests.

Amen.

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CHRISTIANITY DEMANDS ABSOLUTE FOCUS ON GOD – 2 Peter

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Christians Must Remain Focused In Their Religious Acts

Passage: 2 Peter 1

Christians are called to live uprightly with God and shun pretense. Many struggle with so many things, while being weighed down by life’s trials.

If you would just focus on God, you would understand that these are just so little compared to the Almighty God we serve.

All He wants is that you make Him your point of focus and rely solely on Him. We must keep a genuine relationship with Him at all times. The scripture stated,

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love…

…For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:5-8).

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God’s Blessings For Focused Christians Are Unlimited

Believers must have focus and cautiously practice their faith to remain worthy of God’s benefits.

The Creator reserves his eternal benefits for those who portray godly virtues.

The virtues that we must display include, but are not limited to self-control, perseverance, kindness, and love. Christians must be loyal to God and represent him well on earth.

Our practices must promote God’s name and bear good fruits of his kingdom.

Anyone who represents God well on earth with his or her godly practices will receive his blessing beyond human imaginations.

 

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Pray For God’s Perfect Grace To Focus

Dear God, please help me to live a life that is relevant to your kingdom. Help me to bear positive fruits of your kingdom…

…Please give me the grace to demonstrate a godly virtue that will showcase your glory in all ramifications. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Christianity Demands Absolute Focus On God

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THE GOSPEL IS MEANT FOR EVERYONE – Psalm

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All Christians Must Preach The Gospel So It Can Get To All Corners Of The World

Passage: Psalm 71

Christians have been given the mandate to proclaim the faithfulness of God to the ends of the earth.

Jesus told us to go into the world and preach the gospel to all creations, to make disciples of all nations.

He wants the good news of the kingdom to be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations.

We must acknowledge the supreme power of God as one of the psalmists committed to doing in the Bible. He stated,

“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of your righteousness, of yours only. O God, You have taught me from my youth; and to this day I declare your wondrous works…

…Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come” (Psalm 71:16-18).

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Gospel Evangelization Step By Step Process

Every Christian has the primary assignment to proclaim and promote the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people.

Believers must spread the good news of Jesus Christ with the use of any medium available.

We must effectively preach Christ’s gospel to the extent that unbelievers will be convinced to change their minds and serve God.

Proclaiming faith in Christ is not a difficult task to perform.

Each Christian is to share his or her faith in any straightforward manner he could.

A believer can start with his or her family, before proceeding to extend the effort to other people.

A Christian who faithfully serves God will be honored in the presence of God in heaven.

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Pray For Grace & Power To Promote God’s Gospel

Dear God, thank you for saving my soul! I understand that I am commissioned to go out and preach your gospel to all people…

…Please give me your grace and power to do so effectively! Help me to proclaim your gospel to other people so that they can be saved…

…Please empower me through your Holy Spirit to bear fruits for your kingdom at all times! For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: The Gospel Is Meant For Everyone

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EVIL DOCTRINE INCURS GOD’S WRATH – 1 Kings

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Understand The Difference Between Right & Wrong Doctrines

Passage: 1 Kings 13

A human being is born with a conscience and an innate sense of right and wrong. As Christians, we must be able to discern between good and bad doctrine.

Children of God must know when to flee so that we don’t fall into temptation.

Children of God must not believe every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God or not.

Many false doctrines are out there in the world; Christians must be watchful of them!

During the Bible time, the Land of Israel that once operated as one nation during Solomon’s rule disintegrated into two nations of sinners.

They chose not to give God his deserved attention.

The people of Israel and Judah (the two new nations) operated wickedly. They turned to idol worships – a practice that God forbade.

The scripture reported,

“Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but again, he made priests from every class of people in the high places; whoever wished, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places” (1 Kings 13:33)…

…Also, “Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done” (1 Kings 14:22).

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People Who Promote Wrong Doctrine Will Be The Consequence

God will punish a leader who distracts the attention of God’s people (from their commitment to serving the true God).

A leader of any capacity is expected to have the fear of God and be considerate. He or she ought to promote the doctrine that honors God.

Leaders should neither be obsessed nor self-serving; rather, they should utilize their influence to benefit people. They should also encourage the people they lead to be godly in their practices.

It is the responsibility of the followers to evaluate any instruction they receive and ensure it complies with the laws of God.

Both the leaders and followers of any country and/or establishment are mandated to satisfy God in whatever they do.

God will not entertain an excuse that anyone uses to justify an act of wickedness.

Pray For Divine Grace To Shun Evil Doctrine But Serve God

Dear God, please help me to manage my position in a fashion that will glorify you. Help me to care for people and have your fear in my heart.

Let me lead by example, and let me motivate people to behave well and please you in their endeavors.

Do not let me be carried away with any honor that is associated with my position and sin against you. Help me to serve you well.

Let my leadership style benefit everyone under my command. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: Evil Doctrine Incurs God’s Wrath

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THE REFLECTION OF GOD’S LOVE FOR THE JEWS – Romans

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The Jews Who Accept and Confess Jesus Will Be Saved

Passage: Romans 11

Jews who have refused to confess Jesus Christ as their messiah will still do so someday. They will have salvation opportunity and be saved. (The Bible states that whosoever confesses Jesus Christ as Lord will be saved.)

The Jews’ initial rejection of Jesus Christ as the true messiah has given the salvation opportunity for the unbelievers. The Jews’ hostility has also contributed to the expansion of the gospel. They persecuted the early Christians and forced many of them to escape from Jerusalem and other cities.

Many of the persecuted Christians went far beyond their homeland to preach the gospel of Jesus to the gentiles.

The non-Jews have received the opportunity to hear the gospel and hear more about God. Indeed gospel evangelization to the unreached world has led to the salvation of many souls!

Meanwhile, the Jews who have warred against Christian faith will receive the opportunity of salvation. They will see the light of God; confess Jesus as Lord, and be saved.

Paul, a born-Jew converted to Christianity, stated,

“If by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? For if the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches…

…And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you…

…You will say then, “Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.” Well said. Because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either” (Romans 11: 14-21).

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Acceptance Of Jesus Christ Is The Criteria To Make Heaven

God loves the Jews; he raised them from a few people and turned them into a great nation. However, the Jews are not only God’s children, but Christians are his children also.

Both the Jews and Christians are like branches of the same tree grafted to God. However, the Jews cannot survive in isolation, they need the salvation of Jesus Christ to properly offer acceptable service to God.

The scripture stated that God would not give up on Israel, but he would enlighten their mind to accept Jesus Christ as the true Messiah of God (Yeshua Ha-Mashiach).

With faith in Jesus Christ, both Jews and Christians will partake in the Lord’s Passover in heaven.

Hence, since Jesus Christ is so important to salvation, everyone, Jews and non-Jews should consider it necessary to believe in him.

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Pray For The Non-Believers & the Jews

Dear God, I pray for Jews and all people who have not believed Jesus Christ as the true Messiah to do so. Please enlighten their minds to understand the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on their behalf. Let them understand that Jesus Christ died and resurrected to give them eternal life so that they can inherit your kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

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GOD BLESSES HIS DEVOTED CHILDREN ABUNDANTLY – Job

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God’s Blessing Are Upon Those Who Are Devoted To Him

Passage: Job 1

Job (in the bible) was a rich man that could be referred to as a billionaire of his time. The man disallowed riches to blindfold him. He was devoted in his service to God. Even in the face of adversity, he was fervent in serving God.

The Bible described Job as a faithful man who loved God wholeheartedly and served him with the best of his ability.

The Bible made the following declaration about Job:

“There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.

…Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.

…And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all.

…For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly” (Job 1:1-5).

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It Takes Humility To Serve God In Wealth

Children of God can be rich and still serve God devotedly. We can follow the story of Job, as an example (Job 1:1-5) who served God faithfully with his riches.

Moreover, it takes humility for someone to faithfully serve God with riches. The person must place God above his own personal interests.

In other words, a Christian who desires riches ought to first question himself or herself on the subject of trust.

He ought to be able to ask, “Can God, trust me if I am rich?” God will surely bless anyone who is determined to serve him with a devoted heart.

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Pray For Divine Assistance To Faithfully Devoted and Serve God

Dear God, please make me a trustworthy Christian who is neither selfish nor obsessed with riches. Give me a heart that considers you first and prioritize serving you above my personal interest.

…Help me to serve you with a pure heart so that I can have the opportunity to enjoy your riches for a long time. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

Remember: God Blesses His Devoted Children Abundantly

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