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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sin Separated Us from God

When Adam and Eve sinned, their first impulse was to hide themselves from God (Genesis 3:8). They hid because they recognized their nakedness. When God called Adam, Adam answered, "I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself" (Genesis 3:10).
Adam and Eve were stripped of their cloak of righteousness and stood naked before God. Sin caused a separation between God and humankind (Isaiah 59:2), and only in Christ are we reconciled to God. "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life" (Romans 5:10).
The message of reconciliation has been entrusted to the Church—to the Old Testament Church in type, and the New Testament Church in truth.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto him, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God “(2 Corinthians 5:18-20).
In Christ we are reconciled with God. But as long as sin exists, face-to-face communication with God is not possible. The brightness of His glory would consume us. Whenever God has revealed Himself to humans, it was either in a dream or God veiled His glory. When God spoke to Israel from Mount Sinai, He warned them that they would die if they came too close.
The presence of God, although veiled in thick clouds, was so impressive that the people requested Moses to speak to them the words of God, lest they should die from the voice of God (Exodus 20:19). Even in vision, the prophets felt that they would die in the presence of God.
So I said, 'Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I dwell in the midst of people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, The LORD of hosts” (Isaiah 6:5 NKJV).
In New Testament times, the situation was no different. When John saw Jesus in vision, he fell as dead (Revelation 1:17).

One day it will be possible again to stand before God and speak to Him face to face, "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face: Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known" (1 Corinthians 13:12 NKJV).
Our communication is hindered, but it will be restored. "For we know in part and we prophesy in part: But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away" (1 Corinthians 13:9-10 NKJV).

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Way to Heaven

By Jesus Alone—“Let not your heart be troubled,” He
[Jesus] said; “ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s houses are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.” For your sake I came into the world. I am working in your behalf. When I go away, I shall still work earnestly for you. I came into the world to reveal Myself to you, that you might believe. I go to the Father to cooperate with Him in your behalf.

The object of Christ’s departure was the opposite of what the disciples feared. It did not mean a final separation. He was going to prepare a place for them, that He might come again, and receive them unto Himself. While 9 He was building mansions for them, they were to build characters after the divine similitude. Still the disciples were perplexed. Thomas, always troubled by doubts, said, “Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.”
There are not many ways to heaven. Each one may not choose his own way. Christ says, “I am the way: ... no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” Since the first gospel sermon was preached, when in Eden it was declared that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head, Christ had been uplifted as the way, the truth, and the life.

• He was the way when Adam lived, when Abel presented to God the blood of the slain lamb, representing the blood of the Redeemer.
• Christ was the way by which patriarchs’ and prophets were saved.
• He is the way by which alone we can have access to God.
The Surety of Our Deliverance—By His humanity, Christ touched humanity; by His divinity, He lays hold upon the throne of God. As the Son of man, He gave us an example of obedience; as the Son of God, He gives us power to obey.

It was Christ who from the bush on Mount Horeb spoke to Moses saying, “I AM THAT I AM.... Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14. This was the pledge of Israel’s deliverance.

And to us He says: “I AM the Good Shepherd.” “I AM the living Bread.” “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the
Life.” “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.”John 10:11; 6:51; 14:6; Matthew 28:18. I AM the assurance of every promise. I AM; be not afraid. “God with us” is the surety of our deliverance from sin, the assurance of our power to obey the law of heaven

The True Path That Leads to Heaven—Many are losing the right way, in consequence of thinking that they must climb to heaven, that they must do something to merit the favor of God.

But when we accept Christ, good works will appear as fruitful evidence that we are in the way of life,
that Christ is our way, and that we are treading the true path that leads to heaven.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Get Involved - World Aids Day


In the past decade, the number of those infected with HIV or AIDS has doubled to more than 40 million. While it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem, we must understand that the worldwide tolls of these diseases can be greatly reduced. The first steps are to educate ourselves, educate others, prevent further infection, and care for a young generation of affected children.
What Everyone Should Know
HIV and AIDS are a global pandemic. HIV has infected people in every country on earth and devastated entire nations. The numbers are enormous, but these numbers represent people. There are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, grandparents, and babies who have been infected with HIV and have died from AIDS.

Education is the first step in preventing, treating, and stopping the spread of HIV and the progression to AIDS.

New hope:
MY BELOVED FRIENDS, biblical hope is a reality and not a feeling. Biblical hope carries no doubt. Biblical hope is a sure foundation upon which we base our lives, believing that God always keeps His promises. Hope or confident assurance can be ours when we trust the words, “He who believes on Me has everlasting life” (John 6:47, NKJV). Accepting that gift of eternal life means our hope is no longer filled with doubt, but rather has at its sure foundation the whole of God’s Word, the entirety of God’s character, and the finished work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We should always lean to Jesus!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Am I Sure I am On God's Path?

by Francisca Trexler

A lot of people are not sure if they are on God's path. Often they asked themselves about this situation.

Surrender is the best way for most people to give their hearts to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Surrender means a choice to give your heart [life] to Jesus Christ as a personal Saviour and Lord. No one is forced to give his or her heart to Jesus. The Holy Spirit influences the person to make a choice to follow Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

Being forced to obey can cause the heart to be far away from Jesus Christ. Also, forced obedience does not develop a good relationship with Jesus. There is no peace for this person.

So, how do we surrender fully to Jesus?

Spiritually, self has to die first. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) says: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

This shows that we need to have Jesus Christ in our life. There is no trace of "I" in us. Self-surrender is the way to give your whole life to Jesus and follow His example.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wilson exhorts Seventh-day Adventists: "Remember your name"

Sourse:By Mark Kellner,news editor, Adventist Review

As the Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrates the 150th anniversary of the adoption of its name by a then-nascent group of believers assembled in Battle Creek, Michigan, Adventist Church President Ted N.C. Wilson exhorted members to "remember your name," by which the global movement is called.

"God knew that His remnant people needed a distinctive name that would identify them as those 'who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus,' as indicated in Revelation 12:17," Wilson told a packed church headquarters auditorium congregation on Saturday, October 9. "The selection of the name 'Seventh-day Adventist' came after the pillars of our faith -- our beliefs -- had been established through intensive study and consecrated prayer," he added.
Recapitulating the theme throughout his sermon, Wilson noted the unique significance and importance of the Seventh-day Adventist name.

He declared: "Every time you say it, you preach a sermon!"

Wilson added, "When you share with the public in writing or in speech, don't just refer to yourself as an 'Adventist' or hide behind the abbreviation 'SDA.' Every time you say, 'I am a Seventh-day Adventist' you preach a sermon. Never, never be ashamed of our name! When our church began, many names were suggested and considered, but when the name, 'Seventh-day Adventist' was discussed, God impressed church leaders that that name was best."

The church name, Seventh-day Adventist, "is so distinctive," Wilson said. "The 'seventh-day' refers to God's power in creating this earth in six literal, consecutive, contiguous, 24-hour days and capping it with a memorial of that creation, the seventh-day Sabbath. This reminds us that we are a direct creation of God and not some chance anomaly of some impersonal evolutionary process."
Further explaining the significance of the church name, Wilson noted, "'Adventist' tells us where we are going. We are waiting for the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, and look forward to it as the culmination of all of earth's history. The literal return of Christ, the Blessed Hope, is the great objective and goal of every Seventh-day Adventist."

"That powerful, heaven-sent name, 'Seventh-day Adventist,' is a two-word sermon of hope," Wilson asserted. "It points to God as the Author and Finisher of our faith. It uplifts Christ in all His beauty. It proclaims the Great Controversy theme from the beginning to the end."

Wilson said, "Now is the time for us to be the human voice of God, calling people out of spiritual Babylon as indicated in Revelation 14 and Revelation 18.
"I can only lead as I fall at the foot of the cross and as I personally spend time with Jesus in His Word," Wilson added. "I do not have the wisdom and ability to lead except that I receive it from Christ. Today, I want to confess before you, and my God, my pride and arrogance, my selfishness, my neglect of spending enough time needed with God in prayer and Bible study and study of the Spirit of Prophecy," he said, referring to White's compilation of writings. "I confess to you my envy and my self-centeredness. I ask you, as my fellow leaders, for forgiveness. I want to do God's will. I want to humble myself before God, I want to pray and I want to seek His face. I want the power of the latter rain in my life. Will you join me?"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lets Be Friends

by Arthur Griffith

I know the thoughts you think to Me I read your ASL. Psalm 139:2
And even if you do not speak, I hear you very well. Isaiah 65:24
I’ve sent you a love letter. It’s in a book you know John 13:1
And in it I have promised that every where you go Matthew 28:20
I’ll go along and help you, I’ll hear you when you call. Psalm 50:15
I’ll give you strength and wisdom, I’ll lift you when you fall. James 1:5
So do not fear to talk to Me-- at any time or place. Genesis 21:17
I’m coming soon from heaven to meet you face to face Revelation 22:4
I want to take you with Me to my bright home above,
And shower you with blessings that tell you of my love.
Your Friend, Jesus.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Touch of Faith

For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. Matthew 9:21, 22{ML 13.1}
To talk of religious things in a casual way, to pray for spiritual blessings without real soul hunger and living faith, avails little. The wondering crowd that pressed close about Christ realized no vital power from the contact. But when the poor, suffering woman, in her great need, put forth her hand and touched the hem of Jesus' garment, she felt the healing virtue. Hers was the touch of faith. Christ recognized that touch, and He determined there to give a lesson for all His followers to the close of time. He knew that virtue had gone out of Him, and turning about in the throng He said, "Who touched My clothes?" Surprised at such a question, His disciples answered, "Thou seest the multitude thronging Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me?"
Jesus fixed His eyes upon her who had done this. She was filled with fear. Great joy was hers; but had she overstepped her duty? Knowing what was done in her, she came trembling, and fell at His feet, and told Him all the truth. Christ did not reproach her. He gently said, "Go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."
Here was distinguished the casual contact from the touch of faith. Prayer and preaching, without the exercise of living faith in God, will be in vain. But the touch of faith opens to us the divine treasure house of power and wisdom; and thus, through instruments of clay, God accomplishes the wonders of His grace.
This living faith is our great need today. We must know that Jesus is indeed ours; that His Spirit is purifying and refining our hearts. If the followers of Christ had genuine faith, with meekness and love, what a work they might accomplish! What fruit would be seen to the glory of God!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hatunaye Tena..! Pr.Joseph Shem Onyango 1936-2010


1Wakorintho 15:51-58
51Sikilizeni, nawaambia siri: sote hatutalala, lakini sote tutabadilishwa 52ghafla, kufumba na kufumbua, tarumbeta ya mwisho itakapolia. Kwa kuwa tarumbeta italia, wafu watafufuliwa na miili isiyoharibika, nasi tutabadilishwa. 53Kwa maana hali hii ya kuharibika lazima ivae kutokuharibika, na hali hii ya kufa lazima ivae hali ya kutokufa. 54Kwa hiyo, wakati kuharibika kutakapovaa kutokuharibika, na mwili wa kufa utakapovaa hali ya kutokufa, ndipo lile neno lililoandikwa litakapotimia, ``Kifo kimemezwa na ushindi .'' 55``Mauti, ushindi wako uko wapi? Na uchungu wako uko wapi?'' 56Uchungu wa kifo ni dhambi, na nguvu ya dhambi ni sheria. 57Lakini, Mungu ashukuriwe! Yeye anatupa tia ushindi kwa njia ya Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo.
58Kwa hiyo ndugu zangu, simameni imara. Msitikisike. Mzidi sana kujitoa kwa ajili ya kazi ya Bwana, kwa maana mnajua ya kuwa, juhudi yenu si bure katika Bwana.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Seven Secrets of a Happy Life


1.Get rid of all bitterness against people you know or believe have done you wrong. Such feelings are sinful, and cut us off from God. You can ask God to give you a "new" heart. Ezekiel 36:26; "And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient heart."

2.You need to get rid of all guilty feelings about your past. You can do this easily 1 John 1:9; "But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong." Confess your sins to God and believe His promise to cleanse you from all sin. You are free! Thank God for that. You will want to make it right with anyone you might have hurt. You will want to apologize to anyone you have fought with or told lies about him or her. But do not go back into your past, digging up old mistakes and sins that are forgotten by others. Trust God. Your good life will show others that you are truly belong to Him now, and the past does not count.

3.Be faithful and kind to your wife or husband. Marriage is a great challenge. With God, it can be the most rewarding experience in this present life. Without Him, it can be pure wretchedness and misery. If you are yet unmarried and would like to find a mate you can be happy with, ask God for advice and leading. He knows the hearts of all men and women, and who would be best for you. Trust His wisdom and love.

4.Make God your guide and counselor in all money matters. Be faithful to Him in tithes and offerings. Deuteronomy 14:22-23; "Bring this tithe to the place the Lord your God chooses for His name to be honored.....The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to fear [respect] the Lord your God."

5.Discover the joy of giving your time and money to help those who are suffering or in trouble. God delights to bless those who do what they can, using His blessings unselfishly for others. But the real needs of your own family come first.

6.Be truthful. Do not tell "white lies." They are hard to keep track of, and one lie needs another to cover it up. The Lord says, "Be sure your sin will find you out." There will be no liars in heaven.

7.Make Jesus your best friend through daily prayer and Bible study, and daily surrender of your whole life to Him. He will surprise and delight you with many wonderful answers to your prayers.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Time Is Very Important

by Francisca Trexler
Time is one of the most important parts of our lives, because without it we would not be able to have a saving connection with Jesus Christ!
Time is precious. Our time will be gone so very fast if we are not careful.



How can we avoid losing the connection with Jesus? Here are several suggestions:

1. Reduce your activities to a few. You don't need to be involved with too many activities that wear you out physically, mentally and spiritually.

2. Reduce hours of work if possible. It is wise to work only eight hours per day. God gives us one day a week for rest so we should not work seven days a week. We can live by working just five days a week. This should be enough to give us a good and simple life.

3. Limit your spending! Having many things does not make you happy. Be wise in handling your budget for necessary things such as food, utility bills and clothes.

4. Control your time with TV, movies, and other forms of entertainment. It is important to prioritize your family and focus your time with God.

5. Make plans for using your time as best you can instead of wasting precious time. It is good to plan ahead of our time.

6. Enjoy your simple and quiet time with the nature where you can focus more on God instead of going to the amusement parks, and sporting events such as football baseball, and basketball, etc. Limit your time in any sporting events because they cause your emotions to wear out. It is easy for us to forget God and our need for quietness.

7. Learn to schedule your time with people to talk with them, to discuss about the Bible, and enjoy their companionship. It would create the best moments for us.

8. Reduce your Go, Go, and Go! It is Satan's plan to cause us to lose our connection with Jesus Christ. Satan has a plan to keep us really busy all the time. He wants us to lose our relationship with Jesus Christ. Remember Satan always wants you to go in his way, not God's way..

What are your priorities? A priority is something that you put first or higher in order on your list.

Having priorities in our lives helps us to control and better use of our time.
Put God first thing in your life. Pray and ask God to help you better manage your time right. It is important to make things simple in your life just like Jesus Christ lived a simple life.

Let us ask God to help us to control our time and our lives wisely. Your mind and body will be restored spiritually if we control our time wisely.
May the Lord be with you as you try to control your time and make your plans ahead of time for Jesus Christ.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Guardian Angel


by Francisca Trexler
Lucy is an eight-year-old deaf girl. She was very little for her age. Lucy was walking in an alley. She could not hear a barking and snarling dog. Lucy liked to visit her favorite aunt, Aunt Tia, who lived a few blocks from her other aunt, Aunt Sara. She liked to walk through the alley to go a short cut to Aunt Tia's home. When Lucy was walking, something was holding her leg back. Then she turned around to see what was holding her leg. Guess what she saw! A mean dog had her right leg in his mouth! She was surprised and did not know what to do at that moment. She tried to slap the dog's face with her hand, but the dog bit her harder. That hurt! Then Lucy saw a big rock near her. She tried hard to reach the rock. She had a difficult time reaching the rock because the dog was holding her leg in his mouth. Finally, Lucy picked up the rock and dropped it on the dog's nose. Quickly, the dog let her leg go. She ran quickly from the mean dog. The dog was hurt badly,

Soon Lucy arrived safely at her Aunt Tia's home. She was happy. Aunt Tia was surprised to see the blood on Lucy's right leg. Quickly her aunt took her to the bathroom to clean up the wound. Her aunt put medicine on Lucy's wound. That helped reduce the pain.

Later, Aunt Tia showed Lucy an old picture of an angel who was watching over two children, The two children were walking on an old, weak bridge. The angel was protecting the children. That picture impressed Lucy's mind about her guardian angel,

Today, Lucy is a grown-up lady. She still remembers her favorite aunt, Who taught her about angels. Her aunt taught her that her angel watched over her when the dog bit her. The angel helped Lucy get a rock to hit the dog so she could free herself from the dog. Lucy's leg has a small scar which is hard to see.

She is glad that God sends wonderful angels to take care of us all the time. She still has the picture of an angel looking after the two small children on the old, weak bridge. That picture continues to remind her of her guardian angel.

Here is a wonderful promise from the Bible: "His angel guards those who have reverence [show respect] for the Lord and rescues them from danger" (Psalm 34:7, TEV). Is this wonderful news for you? I believe so! I am thankful that the angel protected the little girl, Lucy, from the dog. The angels of the Lord really take good care of us whenever something happens to us. Be sure to ask God to protect you. Are you happy to have guardian angels? Let us thank Jesus for the wonderful protection of the angels.
http://www.deafellowship.org/media/guardianangel.htm

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sooner Than You Think!

The sun was comfortably warm and the sky was perfectly clear. Tall shade trees and fruit trees grew everywhere. Farming was easy and life was good. There was no rain. But farming did not need irrigation. The fine black soil soaked up water from underground. The dew was heavy in the morning.

Yes, the world was a beautiful place. But crime was everywhere. No person felt safe in that world. People were murdered every day. No, not with guns. There were no guns. But there were knives and arrows. Also, people had to be careful what they ate and drank. Some people put poison in food.

There was a "silly" old man. You know what he was preaching? He said that a terrible flood was going to destroy the world. That man and his family were building a giant boat on dry land! The people had never seen a flood or rain!

The boat-building project was almost finished. Yes, the man was Noah. He had been preaching and building for 120 years. But 120 years was not a long time to people of that time. People lived more than 900 years. The story is in Genesis, chapter 6 and Genesis, chapter 7.

Today many college teachers laugh at the flood story. They think the great flood of Noah never happened. They say the earth is 4.6 billion years old.

But where do coal, oil, and gas come from? Coal, oil, and gas were made from trees, plants and animals buried deep beneath the surface of the earth. How did trees, plants, and animals gets deep underground? The answer is the worldwide flood. If trees, plants, and animals just died and decayed, they would change into soil. A 1-foot-thick coal seam was made from a 12-foot-thick bed of wood and vegetation.

When Jesus was here on earth, He said that before He comes again the world will be the same as in Noah's time. In Noah's time the world was full of violence and sex. Read Genesis 6:2, 5, 13 and Romans 1:26, 27. Is today similar to Noah's time? What do we often see on TV shows? People are watching sex and violence on TV and rental videotapes.

Both Peter and Paul spoke of "the last days." Peter said people would laugh about Jesus' second coming, the same as the people in Noah's time laughed about the flood. Read 2 Peter 3:3-6. Paul tells about our time in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Paul called the last days "dangerous times." Have you heard much about earthquakes, storms, accidents, and diseases? Jesus said they would be signs of the end. Read Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:25, 26.

What about the national debt? The United States Government is borrowing more money than it collects money from taxes to pay expenses. Soon all the tax money will be used just to pay the interest. Read what James said about the end-time economy in James 5:1-8.

In the book of Revelation we read that just before Jesus comes the nations of the world will try to join together for peace and trade. Now we have North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) here and European Common Market (EC) in Europe. People often talk about The New Age and One World. People hope to stop all war and become rich and comfortable. All of man's plans will not succeed. Paul says, "For when they say 'Peace and safety!' then sudden destruction comes upon them . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:3, NKJV).

Praise God! A day of peace and joy for all the world is coming after God's fire has cleansed the earth. Read 2 Peter 3:10-12. Jesus will make the world new and beautiful again (Revelation 21:1-5). Sad to say, not everyone will be in that new and beautiful world. Read Revelation 20:8, 9. People who accept Jesus and surrender their lives to Him will be in the new and beautiful world. Let us all give ourselves completely to Jesus.

http://www.deafellowship.org/media/sooner.htm

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to Pray Part –I


Through nature and revelation, through His providence, and by the influence of His Spirit, God Speaks to us. But these are not enough; we need also to pour out our hearts to Him. In order to have spiritual life and energy, we must have actual intercourse with our heavenly Father. Our minds may be drawn out toward Him; we may meditate upon His works, His mercies, His blessings; but this is not, in the fullest sense, communing with Him. In order to commune with God, we must have something to say to Him concerning our actual life.

Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.
When Jesus was upon the earth, He taught His disciples how to pray. He directed them to present their daily needs before God, and to cast all their care upon Him. And the assurance He gave them that their petitions should be heard, is assurance also to us. Jesus Himself, while He dwelt among men, was often in prayer. Our Saviour identified Himself with our needs and weakness, in that He became a suppliant, a petitioner, seeking from His Father fresh supplies of strength, that He might come forth braced for duty and trial. He is our example in all things.

He is a brother in our infirmities, “in all points tempted like as we are;” but as the sinless one His nature recoiled from evil; He endured struggles and torture of soul in a world of sin. His humanity made prayer a necessity and a privilege. He found comfort and joy in communion with His Father. And if the Saviour of men, the Son of God, felt the need of prayer, how much more should feeble, sinful mortals feel the necessity of fervent, constant prayer.

The darkness of the evil one encloses those who neglect to pray. The whispered temptations of the enemy entice them to sin; and it is all because they do not make use of the privileges that God has given them in the divine appointment of prayer. Why should the sons and daughters of God be reluctant to pray, when prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse, where are treasured the boundless resources of Omnipotence? Without unceasing prayer and diligent watching we are in danger of growing careless and of deviating from the right path....

Nothing is too great for Him to bear, for He holds up worlds, He rules over all the affairs of the universe. Nothing that in any way concerns our peace is too small for Him to notice.... Jesus said, “Ye shall ask in My name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father Himself loved you.” ... John 16:26, 27.... But to pray in the name of Jesus is something more than a mere mention of that name at the beginning and the ending of a prayer. It is to pray in the mind and spirit of Jesus, while we believe His promises, rely upon His grace, and work His works.


Monday, July 19, 2010

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wilson Calls Adventists to 'Go Forward'

"Throughout history, faith has shaped our philosophies, our perspectives, and our lives," Wilson read. "As we face the challenges and opportunities of this unique moment in history, may faith move us to unite in common cause to serve our fellow brothers and sisters. ... I wish you all the best for a wonderful event."

Wilson began his sermon stressing the "heaven-directed journey" of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: "With the power of His truth, God has carved out of this chaotic world the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are to be a peculiar people, God's remnant people, to lift up Christ, His righteousness, His three angels' messages of Revelation 14, and His soon coming," he said.

"God is the Creator and is to be worshiped on His Sabbath day as a sign of our loyalty to His Word and creative power," Wilson said, adding later, "Brothers and sisters, look to the Almighty God who can take you through anything you will face in the future. Never lose your full confidence and trust in Him. Always obey His command to 'Go Forward.'"

"God has a plan for your life and for this church," Wilson urged the massive crowd. "Never doubt the destiny of this mighty Advent movement. It is in God's hands. God has given us prophetic instruction to know the culmination of the great controversy -- God is the Victor."
The new world church leader also stated, "Go Forward in lifting up Christ and proclaiming God's grace; Go forward in presenting the three angels' messages; Go forward in pleading for revival and reformation; Go forward in following the Bible as it reads; Go forward in reading and adhering to the counsel of the Spirit of Prophecy; Go forward in proclaiming to the world the good news of salvation and the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ."

read more from http://news.adventist.org/2010/07/sabbath-sermon-story.html

Welcome to the Office of the President


The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a family of more than 20 million believers that circles the globe, stretching from Asia to the Americas, from Africa to the South Pacific. The General Conference Office of the President invites you to find out more about the leadership of this growing community of faith.


President

Ted N. C. Wilson

General Vice Presidents


Delbert W. Baker

Lowell C. Cooper

Pr.Geoffrey G . Mbwana- From Tanzania

Armando Miranda

Pardon K. Mwansa

Michael L. Ryan

Benjamin D. Schoun

Ella S. Simmons

Artur A. Stele

"May God Bless the Office of President"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Abundant Supply




If men today were simple in their habits, living in harmony with nature's laws, as did Adam and Eve in the beginning, there would be an abundant supply for the needs of the human family. There would be fewer imaginary wants, and more opportunities to work in God's ways. But selfishness and the indulgence of unnatural taste have brought sin and misery into the world, from excess on the one hand, and from want on the other. {DA 367.1}


Jesus did not seek to attract the people to Him by gratifying the desire for luxury. To that great throng, weary and hungry after the long, exciting day, the simple fare was an assurance not only of His power, but of His tender care for them in the common needs of life. The Saviour has not promised His followers the luxuries of the world; their fare may be plain, and even scanty; their lot may be shut in by poverty; but His word is pledged that their need shall be supplied, and He has promised that which is far better than worldly good,--the abiding comfort of His own presence. {DA 367.2}

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The plagues of God

The Lord gives warnings to the inhabitants of the earth,When God's restraining hand is removed, the destroyer begins his work. Then in our cities the greatest calamities will come....The Lord is slow to anger.


This should inspire the heart with gratitude. [Nahum 1:3 quoted]. The Lord puts constraint upon His own attributes. Omnipotence is exerted over Omnipotence Himself. Notwithstanding the perversity of men who are cumberers of the ground, the Lord Jehovah bears with them because there are some in the wicked cities who are within the possibility of forgiveness and acceptance with God.


The plagues of God are already falling upon the earth, sweeping away costly structures as if by a breath of fire from heaven. Will not these judgments bring professing Christians to their senses? God permits them to come that the world may take heed, that sinners may be afraid and tremble before Him.


We must remember that though they have lost their first estate, the fallen angels are wise above the wisdom of earth, for they have been in the councils of heaven....He who is closely connected with Christ will be strengthened to withstand human and satanic devisings.LAST DAY EVENTS (chapter 14 calamities)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Through Heaven's Gates


By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; . . . for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Heb. 11:5.
We are living in an evil age. . . . Because iniquity abounds, the love of many waxes cold. Enoch walked with God three hundred years. Now the shortness of time seems to be urged as a motive to seek righteousness. Should it be necessary that the terrors of the day of God be held before us in order to compel us to right action? Enoch's case is before us. Hundreds of years he walked with God. He lived in a corrupt age, when moral pollution was teeming all around him; yet he trained his mind to devotion, to love purity. His conversation was upon heavenly things. He educated his mind to run in this channel, and he bore the impress of the divine. . . .
Enoch had temptations as well as we. He was surrounded with society no more friendly to righteousness than is that which surrounds us. The atmosphere he breathed was tainted with sin and corruption, the same as ours; yet he lived a life of holiness. He was unsullied with the prevailing sins of the age in which he lived. So may we remain pure and uncorrupted. He was a representative of the saints who live amid the perils and corruptions of the last days. For his faithful obedience to God he was translated. So, also, the faithful, who are alive and remain, will be translated.
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." For three hundred years Enoch had been seeking purity of heart, that he might be in harmony with heaven. For three centuries he had walked with God. Day by day he had longed for a closer union; nearer and nearer had grown the communion, until God took him to Himself. He had stood at the threshold of the eternal world, only a step between him and the land of the blest; and now the portals opened, the walk with God, so long pursued on earth, continued, and he passed through the gates of the holy city, the first from among men to enter there. . . .
To such communion God is calling us. As was Enoch's must be their holiness of character who shall be redeemed from among men at the Lord's second coming.
From Maranatha - Page 65