Posts Tagged ‘natural’

The Philippines?

Islands of disasters and Troubles!

The history of this island archipelago is that of sadness from conflicts to natural disasters, from dictatorships to epidemics and President Duterte?

The people are perhaps some of the most resilient on the planet or so it would seem, but one is sure that the pains of loss never really go away and suffering probably continues in silence?

The islands are plighted with on going terrorism in the southern islands of Mindanao and Jolo and the threat to Manilla is always there despite U.S. troops being in the country! The war on the drug cartels continue, despite some injustices but before Mr. Duterte came to office the situation was way out of hand and effected nearly every family?

Religious faith in great in this nation, it keeps many going! But to know the Lord as your personal Saviour is even more important to encourage believers to push and press on with education and science to improve their nation with innovation?

Meanwhile the Philippines needs our prayers also, especially when it is out of the media headlines!

Deuteronomy 1:38,   1 Samuel 23:16,   Psalm 119:28,   Isaiah 40:1,  Romans 1:12,   15:4,  Colossians 2:2,   1 Thessalonians 5:11,   1 Timothy 5:1,   Hebrews 3:13,   2 Peter 3:1.

Families! One.

Natural and Spiritual?

There are two kinds of families, natural ones that we all come from or belong to and Spiritual ones that we have entered through repentance, confession and being Born-Again by the Holy-Spirit!

In the natural order we belong to parents, or we have been adopted and other cases orphans with many issues to carry through our lives? Families are full of rows and also strife, mixed in with the good times too?

But the Spiritual family is different, in that we belong to Ekklesia, the family of God that is universal! It should have no borders and we should all be helping each other? But the reality is far from this truth, believers are divided by false teachings and a lack of reading the Bible?

Acts 2:42-47,  1 Corinthians 3:4-7,   2 Peter 2:9.

 

Ghosts and Spooks. Part-One.

All Hallows.

There is a big difference between a ghost and a demon in the bible, as we see with the disciples of Jesus. They were afraid, that is a natural response to seeing something we do not understand in the night time.

Matthew 14:26,  Mark 6:49,   Luke 24:37.

Christian Legacy. Part-One.

About two-thouand Years?

It is a natural state for us humans to always want to look back and think that the past was better than now, and so this is the same with Christianity.

The past was actually as hard as it is now to be a believer, but our advantage is that we are nearer to Eternity than the believers in Jesus day and the early Church.

Acts 2, Revelation 21:6,  22:13.

Saint Valentine. Part-Three.

‘Lust is not Love.’

Sex in marriage is not lust, it is a natural loving aspect of God’s character, because that is how we produce the next generation. But it is also for our pleasure within the vows of marriage.

God does not like lust and adultery, because one leads to the other.The sad conclusion of the end result is divorce and all the pain that can go with it, especially if there are children.

It is said ‘ that many Valentine gifts on the 14th February will be given to the mistress and the boy friend, but not to the good wife and caring husband?’

Matthew 5:31-32, Exodus 21:7-11, Deuteronomy 21:10-14, Job 31:9, Psalm 81:12, Proverbs 6:24-25, 1 Corinthians 10:6-7, Ephesians 4:22,  1 John 2:16-17.

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