Care for the Servant of God

Care for the Servant of God

A servant of God ought to be honored.

Gospel ministers are God’s servants, and they hold a special place in his mind, and everyone ought to consider them special also.

Paul explained the necessity of honoring and catering for the needs of God’s servants and said,

bibleDon’t you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:13-14 NIV).

 

 Lesson on Care for the Anointed – Servant of God

preach gospelCourtesy demands that we take good care of God’s servants that labor over our souls. God’s servants pray and fast on our behalves.

They also seek God’s face to properly feed us with the word of God – which is the bread of life.

God’s servants represent God, and we should respect them.

The rule of thumb indicates that whatever honor we give God’s servant is what we technically give to God himself!

Therefore, we believers should utilize every opportunity that we have to minister into the lives of spiritual leaders that we have in our radar.

Remember the main subject:

Every servant of God deserves special honor since he (or she) holds a special place in God’s mind; also, since he may be going out of his ways to represent God and create a positive impact in the lives of others.

Prayer of Grace to Honor God’s Ambassadors – Servants of God

prayerDear God, I understand that gospel ministers are your ambassadors on earth; therefore, give me the grace to honor them. Empower me to do whatever I have in the capacity to minister to their needs, and let me be a source of courage to their families.

I also pray that you give all your servants peace and joy so that they can continue to do your good works for humanity, and for your kingdom.

Again, please give me the strength to honor every servant of God I have around me!

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF

Are Christians allowed to segregate?

Our Lord Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Christian is expected to love all people equally and avoid segregation.

Believers must understand that it is sinful to give preferential treatment to anyone.

We must not specifically favor anyone (or a group of people) at the expense of others. God requires that his worshipers desist from segregation and treat all people equally.

The scripture stated,

“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors” (James 2:8-9).

 

A Child of God to Avoid Segregation

A person who gives preferential treatment is an unjust person, and he would suffer consequences of his action from God if he (or she) does not repent.

God’s children must love all people and treat them equally – Without partiality.

No Christian is allowed to favor the rich at the expense of the poor. Also, a follower of Jesus Christ must not respect influential people and look down on common people.

A good Christian must learn from God who cares for all people equally.

No iota of partiality is with God! He sends rain in its season to benefit all people. God waters the whole earth to bring out its products for everyone’s consumption.

In addition, believers must learn from Jesus Christ who demonstrated unbiased love to people of his time (while on earth).

He walked around the town doing good to all people without an element of partiality. Jesus even went out of his way to care for people that were rejected by society. The Son of God fed poor people and gave hope to the hopeless!

Any Christian who violates the rule of openness and unbiased love will suffer consequences of his action – irrespective of his religious title and/or affiliation.

Every believer must have the mind of Jesus Christ. We must serve God with humility and truly represent Christ. Our openness and sincere interaction will preach better sermons than our speeches.

Children of God ought to pray for God’s grace to practice true love that glorifies Christ.

Believers from all walks of life should read their Bible and practice the teachings of Jesus Christ to the letter!

Our faithful services to Jesus Christ will motivate other people to come closer and receive his salvation. Also, our faithful services will result in our blessings!

Please pray for the grace to treat all people equally

Dear God, please give me the grace to treat all people equally. Help me to desist from giving preferential treatment to anyone, so that I will not sin against you!

I ask for strength to treat people with respect and love. Let my actions motivate other people to receive your salvation.

Also, let my honest services transform to my blessing. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen.

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Purity Is Important To God

Purity Is Important To God

Paul encouraged Corinthian Christians to maintain the purity, and abstain from activities that can trap them into sexual immorality.

The apostle also encouraged people who are ripe for marriage to do so, in order to avoid sexual sins.

Any adult who chooses to remain single must maintain body purity and abstain from sexuality.

Paul admonished,

“I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned….” (1 Corinthians 7:26-28).

 

Lesson on Purity

clear waterHumans are comprised of spirit, soul, and body – which are necessary for normal functioning.

All three elements, except the human soul, will transition after death. The human body is corruptible and will decay after death.

(Christians who are alive during rapture would see their body transformed).

The spirit that keeps a person alive will also return to God after death.

clear lightHowever, the human soul will survive natural death to face God’s judgment at the end.

A person’s soul will face judgment to be rewarded for its past earthly activities. Souls that served God well on earth and also received the salvation of Jesus Christ will be awarded heaven, but unrepentant souls would be condemned in hell.

Therefore, everyone must be sensitive not to allow the human body – which is temporal corrupt his/her soul that will ultimately face God’s judgment.

 

Prayer of Grace to Maintain Purity of Life

prayDear God, please I do not want my soul to burn in hell fire, but I want to make heaven!

Help me to resist sins; do not let me yield to temptations, but empower me to maintain my body in holiness so that I can receive your positive rewards in heaven.

bible factJesus Will Soon Come To Rapture His Saints To Heaven

The second coming of Jesus Christ is also known as Rapture, and it is not a question of “what if,” but a question of “when it will happen.”

The rapture of saints is imminent.

It will surely occur as the scripture foretold.

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“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.

For the Lord, himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Jesus Christ asked his disciples to diligently tarry for his second coming and said,

“Blessed are those servants whom the master when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them also, blessed are those servants.

But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:37-40).

 

Deeper Focus

What Qualifies A Person For Rapture?

scaleRapture is imminent.

Christ will soon come, and his coming maybe sooner than later. People who considered themselves followers of Jesus Christ – that is, Christians should remain steadfast in their commitments to their Lord because their basis of faith will be evaluated before they can be qualified.

Christians who are courageous to steadfastly serve Christ and wait for the Messiah’s second coming will be ultimately rewarded.

Christ – the Savior – will use the standard of the bible to either accept or reject anyone from his Father’s kingdom.

His main qualifying criteria is a person’s choice of deity.

That is, Jesus will only transport people who have confessed their faith in him to heaven.

Those people who have personally identified themselves with him as their personal Lord and Savior will qualify. As the scripture stated,

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved” (Romans 10:9-10 NLT).

Not just a confession of faith that saves a person, but the lifestyle that he or she has lived on earth that will determine if he/she will qualify for heaven or not.

Believers who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and remain consistent in their faith by keeping his testimony will be regarded as “Just” and be counted worthy to inherit the kingdom of God.

It is stated,

“I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:50-54 NIV)

 

If Rapture Is Real, Then What Stake Does It Offer Christians?

rewardThe reward of Christian faithfulness is far-reaching.

Christ will rapture his saints and call them home from the trouble and trauma of the world.

The Savior will wipe off tears of affliction and persecution from the faces of his saints.

He will also award them his gift of an imperishable eternal crown of glory.

Perhaps the best of all gifts the saints will receive in heaven is the gift of the eternal life of peace (tranquility).

Believers will be permanently stationed with God in heaven to rejoice in his loving arms. Sin and pain won’t be mentioned in heaven.

Sickness will be found wanting there also!

All that saints of God will enjoy in heaven is everlasting life of perfect peace and joy.

Not much of some anticipated benefits that should excite anyone about qualifying for the rapture, but the actual tasks that are required.

Christians are saved by grace, but they must be fully committed and be serious with their faith and practices to qualify for God’s well-advertised kingdom.

To actually qualify for God’s kingdom, believers must daily make conscious efforts to serve God with faithfulness.

They must hold their confession of Jesus Christ firmly, and live holy lives.

Also, each Christian must understand that human power would not be strong enough to help anyone meet

God’s criteria of heaven. Believers must rely on God to adequately meet his standard.

More importantly, believers must express their fear and weaknesses to God through prayers. They must pray that God should grant them grace and strength needed adequately to satisfy him.

 

Prayer To Qualify For Christ’s RapturePrayer

Christians must pray for God’s strength. No serious Christian should consider exercise as a tedious job.

Please pray!

My dear Jesus Christ, please give me the grace to keep my testimony as a true Christian.

I know you are Christ the Son of God; no one can go to the Father except through you.

I have confessed you as my personal Lord, and that is why I am a Christian.

All I am asking now is your grace to keep my testimony unto the end. Help me to live holy and acceptable life before you, so that I can qualify for your rapture.

Please give me the grace to serve you well and remain consistent with you throughout the days of my life.

Please write my name in the book of life, and let me remain heavenly bound.

For in your precious name “Jesus Christ” my Savior I make my requests.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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GOD WILL RESTORE A BACKSLIDDEN CHRISTIAN

GOD WILL RESTORE A BACKSLIDDEN CHRISTIAN

bible devotionA Christian who has backslided from faith can be restored by God. This lesson can be illustrated with God’s behavior to the people of Judah (in the bible). People of Judah were God’s children, but they sold themselves to sinful lifestyle. They became corrupted to the extent that God turned his back against them.

However, despite the sinful behavior of people of Judah, God promised to restore them into his true love. The Creator would buy them back from their sinful entrapment.

Jehovah promised to redeem his outcast children and restore them to have mutual relationship with him to enjoy his benefits. God would favor his children as promised,

“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God, And I will hear them” (Zechariah 10:6 NKJV).

 

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Hope of Restoration for A Backslider

 

Every Christian is a child of God. Jehovah will redeem, restore, and forgive any of his children that have fallen from faith. That is, he will forgive and restore any Christian who has backslided.

God is loving and forgiving, and he will forgive our sins and bless us if we can turn to him. The ever gracious Lord will show us his loving-kindness and redeem our lands. He will also wipe off our painful memory and replace it with senses of calmness, peace, and joy.

However despite God’s enduring love and mercy, he still warned people not to take him for granted. He expects no one to live in a sin and hope for mercy at the same time. Every sinner must repent from his/her sins and turn to God to receive his mercy and forgiveness.

Consequences Remain For Unrepentant Sinners

 

Jehovah will punish an unrepentant sinner to the pit of hell fire! Therefore, it is important that everyone repent from his/her sins to appease God and obtain his mercy. We must have a genuine relationship with God to receive his abundant benefits.

God expects honest repentance from us all. The Creator will be proud to endow us with his goodness if we can walk uprightly before him.

Choose to honor God with dignity and serve him well so that you can prosper everyday of your life!

Pray for Strength to Serve God Well

 

Dear God please teach me how to serve you with honesty. Empower me to yield my complete life to you so that I can prosper. Let me be in your good book to receive your abundant benefits. Also, let your Holy Spirit empower me to faithfully serve you so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. Please bless me today, bless me tomorrow, and bless me everyday of my life! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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Christians to Walk in Dignity before God Always

Christians to Walk in Dignity before God Always

Christians are required to have dignity and walk uprightly in a manner that glorifies God always.

Believers must ensure that our activities honor God at all times!

The scripture emphasized,

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV). 

 

Christians Must Understand that Dignity Matters to God

order-1586513_640Believers must understand the importance of dignity, and how it matters to God.

We must not misunderstand the concept of liberty that Christianity offers.

That is, we must live in holiness before God.

The true concept of Christianity is the salvation of grace offered by Jesus Christ.

We must enjoy the grace without compulsion.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8 KJV).

Truly, the Christian religion is not burdensome since it does not impose a strict rule on anyone.

However, It is important that Christians understand the liberty of worship that the religion offers – Which must not be abused.

Christians must honestly celebrate our salvation of grace that Christ offers, but not abuse it.

We must not assume that all things are acceptable to God by practicing the religion of Christianity anyhow.

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

firmnessChristianity requires firmness; every Christian is expected to live a bible-principled lifestyle.

 

 

Take Caution with Your Christian Faith

Believers must understand that the liberty of faith that we have received through Jesus Christ does not allow us to act against God’s commandments.

Religion requires that we comply with the laws of God!

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Whatever anyone calls liberty of the spirit, as Christianity offers, must be weighed with the standard of the bible.

Such belief or exercise must comply with the bible standard.

Christians must not celebrate any notion, practice, belief, or an exercise that is discredited in the bible.

A heavenly bound Christian must not engage in practices that the bible opposed.

Our society may accept them but we must not entertain them.

For example, a Christian must understand that homosexuality is unacceptable to God according to the Bible

“For this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;

men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:26-28 KJV).

In addition, immoral activities such as fornication and adultery compromise God’s standard of holiness, and Christian must not engage in them.

 

simpleUnderstand Christianity in a Simple Language

 

    • A Christian must not entertain whatever practices contradict bible standards.

 

    • Ungodly practices are sinful and punishable by God.

 

    • Believers must reject any practice that God has rejected!

 

  • Holiness has no substitute with God

prayerPrayer for God’s Grace to Walk in Dignity of Scripture

O dear God please give me the grace to walk in dignity before you always.

Enhance me with an ability to resist temptations of sin.

Give me a steadfast heart to be firm and live a Christian-principled lifestyle.

Please help and guide me with your Holy Spirit to accurately walk before you throughout the days of my life, so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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