Tuesday, 15 September 2020

sugklēronomos

Years ago the Holy Spirit shared with me the intimacy of adoption ... that I am not an orphan, but a son ... that I have a wealthy and rich inheritance ...

In my subsequent journey through the weeks and months and years that followed, I learned more and more about what this really means.

I progressively learned how to apply my authority as sugklēronomos ... something that we certainly were not taught by the institutional church!

So, what is a sugklēronomos?

Monday, 24 August 2020

Never go against your pastor, or you'll be guilty of witchcraft!

Years ago when my family and I made the change to move from the orthodox Afrikaans church to a more evangelical, Pentecostal church, we were often told and kept in check by the pastor telling us that we must never rebel against him (or her - his mother was the other pastor), because that would constitute witchcraft and we wouldn't want to make ourselves guilty of that! 
 
Witchcraft carries the death sentence as an ultimate punishable sin (sic).

Thursday, 18 June 2020

You, your kids and even those not even closely related to you

In this post we will be looking at a certain event in the book of Acts and attentively note how that Peter reprimands those who amazed, astonished and perplexed mocked those who spoke in tongues once they were filled with the Spirit of Jesus.

The Story

Acts is the story God's Grace following the ascension of Jesus. It is the story of the first congregations of those-called-out-from-amongst (the ekklēsia), of those who came to know and receive Christ shortly after His ascension. It is the story of missionaries and courageous travels and of answering those who grew up in pagan society culture. It is the story of bringing the Gospel, even amidst what may have been regarded as totalitarian autocracy by such super-power as Rome ...

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Yah'shua type: Zerubbabel

When reading about Zerubabbel, what comes to your mind?

How do you interpret what is happening during the re-occupation of Jerusalem and why is it even relevant to us?

Let's take this approach that nothing in the Bible is just there for leisure reading. It is there to tell us something about Jesus ... not about us in the first instance, but about Him.

And then finding Him, we are able to find ourselves ...

Friday, 24 April 2020

Does our concept of God conform to who He says He is?

The higher being concept

All over the world in all religions people have different concepts of who their God is.

Some of these ideas were formed by religious thinking, while others believe they received it by revelation.

Still others believe that a God is just a state of being.

Maybe we should first look at the concept of who we are

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

What does it mean? The Way, the Truth and Life?

I always find it beneficial to listen what Jesus says.

Sometimes I battle because of my brainwashed past.

But you can always ask the Spirit of Truth to help ...

What does Jesus say when He says He is the Way, the Truth and Life?

We need guidance

With the guidance and revelation of the Holy Spirit, meditating on the words of the Word Himself, becomes an overwhelming gratifying and refreshing experience, especially considering that they are spirit and they are life. John 6:63

Didn’t God say Hearken unto me now therefore, ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth? Pro 7:24

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Sinner's Prayer is not in the Bible and neither is catechism

In order to be saved, you have to do what?

Well, that depends on whatever institution or doctrine or belief you subscribe to.

It may even depend on the rite of passage and prescribed rituals you have to go through and perform.

And even if you conformed and did all this, you might never be certain because you may remain a sinner according to the specific institutional church you subscribe to.

It all depends on your effort and how well you do the things they wanted you to do.

But, does it?

Friday, 28 February 2020

Like-mindedness - phroneō

I recently read Romans 15:1-7 ... again ...

No, you do not understand ...

I really read it!

Not just thoroughly, but this time intensely ... with the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The discovery I made was not hidden

My discovery was, as always, mind-blowing.
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