Rebellion of Men and the Dispersion of Nations / (Tower of Babel).

Rebellion of Men and the Dispersion of Nations / (Tower of Babel).

When humans began to populate the earth, they all spoke the same language and shared a common speech. Under the rule of Nimrod, they undertook the construction of the city of Babylon and a great tower (known as the Tower of Babel, derived from the name Babylon, meaning confusion). They built a city intending to […]

The Hospitality of Abraham and Intercession for Lot.

The Hospitality of Abraham and Intercession for Lot.

In this chapter, Abraham demonstrated hospitality (see Hebrews 13:2). God appeared to him through angels who manifested physically; there were two angels and the Angel of the Lord (a theophany of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament). Abraham decided to welcome them and cooked for them. They pronounced a blessing on his family and reaffirmed […]

Substitutionary Sacrifice.

Substitutionary Sacrifice.

God does not tempt like the devil, but He sometimes tests us to measure our love for Him and to probe the motivations of our hearts. God tested (from the Hebrew Nâsâh: to test, to prove, to ensure) Abraham and asked him to offer his only son, the son of promise, Isaac. God told him […]

DON’T PLAY THESE THREE DANGEROUS GAMES.

DON’T PLAY THESE THREE DANGEROUS GAMES.

The Game of Appeasement The game of appeasement is an attempt to capture God’s attention by performing extraordinary acts while living a life that does not glorify Him. A striking example is someone claiming to be a committed Christian, working as an accountant, but secretly siphoning small amounts from employees’ paychecks into their own account. […]

YOU NEED SAFEGUARDS.

YOU NEED SAFEGUARDS.

The story of Samson highlights the crucial importance of establishing safeguards in our lives. Samson failed in the absence of an authoritative voice to advise him. We all need mentors, counselors, or trusted figures to guide and warn us. External wisdom can save us from costly mistakes and help us stay on the right path. […]

Is Your Heart Still Entirely His?

Is Your Heart Still Entirely His?

God’s heart aches with sorrow because it is at this stage of communion that He loses the majority of His children. At this point, they choose to stop and not go further. It is at this level that many servants get lost, regress, or stagnate in their relationship with God. At this stage, the enemy […]

DISCIPLINE YOURSELF TO STAY ON TRACK.

DISCIPLINE YOURSELF TO STAY ON TRACK.

The trap set by Satan is to divert God’s servant’s attention away from personal communion with the Lord by directing it towards even noble external service. The pressure of ministerial responsibilities and people’s expectations can create an imbalance if the servant does not maintain a personal discipline of seeking God’s presence. Jesus himself, despite the […]

Leaving One’s Country.

Leaving One’s Country.

The experience was traumatizing because, at that time, people were not really accustomed to leaving their birthplace or family unless under major circumstances. God’s command forced Abraham to make a painful choice between the comfort of his daily life and God. His relationship with God had to start with a first step: leaving his comfort […]

FIVE ATTRIBUTES OF A FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

FIVE ATTRIBUTES OF A FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) Throughout history, men and women have tirelessly longed for a deeper connection with God. Those who have experienced an exceptional closeness with God are primarily those who have ardently desired it. Neither success nor busyness could ever quench […]

Factors Perpetuating Depression.

Factors Perpetuating Depression.

These factors maintain or exacerbate mental illness. Perpetuating factors include: Unrealistic beliefs: Patients harbor multiple fears, most of which are unrealistic or exaggerated. For example, the subject often speaks of the fear of dying, going insane, losing control of oneself, leading to a sense of imminent catastrophe and resulting in avoidance behavior. Anticipatory anxiety is […]

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