Raising Responsible and God-Fearing Children

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 24, 2019    



Unless the LORD Builds the House Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.  It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,eating the bread of anxious toil;   for he gives to his beloved sleep.Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,   the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children[a] of one's youth.Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. (Psalm 1 Read More +


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Are we Saved by Work or Grace?

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 19, 2019    


There is still great debate among Christians about the issue of work vs grace. Some even put work for the reason for our salvation. In other words, they argue that our own righteousness plays a great role for our salvation. They also argue we need to do certain things like providing for the needy to remain saved.

There main scripture to support their argument is the Book of James. The Book of James in deed mentions about faith accompanied with work. It doesn’t say anything about work accompanied by faith, which leads us with the main concept about work and grace. It doesn’t mention about our salvation but it describes the fruits of the Spir Read More +


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THE FIVE WISE WOMEN

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 18, 2019    



Mathew 25:1 The kingdom of heaven is like what happened one night when ten young women took their oil lamps and went to a wedding to meet the groom.

Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps, but no extra oil. The ones who were wise took along extra oil for their lamps. The groom was late arriving, and the young women became drowsy and fell asleep. Then in the middle of the night someone shouted, “Here's the groom! Come to meet him!”

When the women got up and started getting their lamps ready, the foolish ones said to the others, “Let us have some of your oil! Our lamps are going out.” Those who were wise answered, “There's not enough oil for all of us! Go and buy some for yourselves.” While the foolish ones were on their way to get some oil, the groom arriv Read More +


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The Invitation to Christ Wedding

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 15, 2019    


God has invited everyone to his kingdom.  His ambition and desire for all human beings are clear. He wants everyone to escape the eternal condemnation by believing Jesus Chris as their one and only savior.

For this reason, God has sent his only begotten son to earth so that everyone who have trust in him shall have eternal life.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life

But many still refuse this sacred calling to be partakers of the kingdom of God for whatever reason they may have in their mind. Some reasons inclu Read More +


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God’s Love Never Fails

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 9, 2019    



God’s Love Never Fails. God keeps Loving us even if we do not completely abide by his love. He keeps forgiving us even though we don’t forgive our selves.

Lamentations 3:22

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,   for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;  great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;  therefore I will wait for him.”  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,  to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly  for the salvation of the Lord.&nb Read More +


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20 Risk Factors for Eternal Condemnation

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 15, 2018    



Jesus has repeatedly mentioned several verses in the Bible where one can endanger his soul of hell. He even used very simple stories to illustrate his teachings to make them easy to understand and very hard to forget.

Some of the teachings were about:

1. Ignoring the invitation of the King to the wedding. Read Math. 22:1

This is rejecting the invitation to peace and reconciliation to our God through our Lord Jesus Christ. If anyone didn’t accept Jesus as his savior and Lord, he is opting himself out of the kingdom of God.

Key = Obedience to God’s Calling.

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The Horn of Our Salvation Amaharic Poem

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 13, 2018    



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Jesus Cares For Us Amharic Poem

        Tewodros    |    Jun. 5, 2018    


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10 Qualities of Great Leaders

        Tewodros    |    Jun. 5, 2018    


1. David when he was given the throne, he took the chance to build the temple of God. Even if God chose King Solomon as the builder of the temple of God instead of King David, King David was burning with passion and zeal to build it. He spent all his life to prepare for this project and he passed the mantle to King Solomon to do the Job. I love the way he listened to God. He didn’t argue with God that he will do it since he has the skill or the power to do it. He learned from Saul’s sin against God that obedience is better than sacrifice.

2. David when he was convicted of sin of counting the number of people of Israel to see how many men can serve in his army, God had eventually punished him by sending a disease to kill the people. But David having known that he has sinned, he begged God to take away his punishment from his people. Furthermore, he offered himself to be punished instead of his people. What a great humility and love for his people we learn from th Read More +


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Who is the Disciple of Jesus Christ?

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 20, 2018    




If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousa Read More +


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Healing through Christ

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 11, 2018    



Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. ~ Jeremiah 17:14

Most of us have passed through a very long period to get completely healed from our sinful behavior washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. During those difficult times, we promised to God to do his will to get healed from our infirmities. we say, "If I only get healed, I will be your faithful servant. If I only get healed, I will do so and so. I will get better, if only I get this."

There is a great resemblance between sickness in the physical body and spiritual body. There is no precondition for our spiritual sickness as there may not be other option for cancer treatment other than to go for chemotherapy. Please remember, when we sin, we are infected with a deadly disease. I am not talking about this rubbish physical body. It is the spiritual body, spirit and soul that you will bring to the Lord. That my friend is rotten, smelling and dead. You cannot get to heaven with that. In fact, you cannot get anywhere except hel Read More +


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The Destiny of False Prophets

        Tewodros    |    Jan. 15, 2018    


2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. 

For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;  And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; 

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:  (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 

But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;  

And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of right
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As there were false prophets and teachers in the old days, there are false prophets and teachers in the present day church. These false prophets and teachers are once saved by the grace of God but now they have abandoned the truth and destroyed by their own selfish desires. The fact that they defile and disregard the salvation they received through Christ means they are heading to great destruction. Not only did they brought eternal condemnation to them, but they also relay that to the body of Christ.

Many will follow their evil desires and sensual sins. Because of these false teachers and prophets, the name of the Lord will be ridiculed among the unbelieving nations. Their main agenda is exploiting the resources of the people of God. Many have spent enormous amount of money, time and energy on the so called “prophets”. Their destiny is already decided by the Lord and their destruction will be very soon. 

If God didn’t have any pity for sinful angels whom he has placed them in hell so that they can be kept until final judgment, If God doesn’t have any mercy for those people who rebelled against him in the time of Noah saving only Noah and his family and destroyed any other creature on earth,

If he turns the city of Sodom in to ashes, If he saved only two people from over half a million people of Israel, and the rest had died in the wilderness before they see the land of hope and prosperity, then God surely will condemn and judge those people who have no respect for the Lord and are only led by their filthy desires. God knows how to save His very own and very best from the destruction that is about to come on the false prophets and the world in general. 

These false teachers have no due respect for higher authorities in the Spirit which are God’s Angels. When you look at them, they look like very confident in what they are doing which is insult and blasphemy against God and the servants of the Lord. Their pride has gone way over the limit.  Even if God’s Angels are higher in authority than these people, they did not dare to despise them. They insult and disregard to the things of God will cost them their eternal life. Their ignorance on this matter is what makes them to speak of things that are unwholesome. 

Their characteristics are like animals who are destined for destruction. With out confession, their destruction is sure to come. Their life is filled with sinful dance and arrogance. They encourage others to do sin which is they always fix their eyes on. They always snare up on those who are week in the Spirit and are double minded. Since these people are not satisfied with the truth of the gospel, they dread to hear what only their evil hearts want to hear. And the false prophets are the right choice for them to satisfy this desire. 

"You must correct people and point out their sins. But also cheer them up, and when you instruct them, always be patient. 3 The time is coming when people won’t listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for teachers who will please them by telling them only what they are itching to hear. 4 They will turn from the truth and eagerly listen to senseless stories. 5 But you must stay calm and be willing to suffer. You must work hard to tell the good news and to do your job well." -2 Timothy 4:2


The false prophets and their followers have this unsatisfied desire which they crave to seek and find outside the Word of God. If the Son of God doesn’t satisfy them, no other thing in the world will do. Due to their natur
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sed seed that never grow up to bear spiritual fruits.  They once were following the truth with good consciousness and positive mind, but now they have neglected their true callings and got astray in the direction of covetousness and adulatory. 

It takes a donkey to speak and advice the false prophet, Balaam, whose way was evil and corrupt. If he listened and turned from his madness, why don’t the false prophets of this generation come back from their evil schemes and confess all their sins to the Lord. 

Otherwise, the judgment of God is very near and eternal darkness and punishment are awaiting them. Their ways are like wells with out water, clouds with out rain, and their words are useless for anyone who cares to listen. With those superficial and empty words which look like the truth from outside, they led many to the pit that ought to be saved from the devil.

One of the promises they make is they say their words will deliver many from their affliction. With a positive mind, that may see the right thing to communicate to the people but yet with out the truth in it, it is useless. They should have waited for positive affirmation of the Spirit of God before they prophesized the words of so called “Comforting words” to God’s people.

The old testament also indicates that false prophets doing such things have died after speaking their message since they used God’s name to speak a lie to His people. 

Jeremiah 28:10

Hananiah grabbed the wooden yoke from my neck and smashed it. 11 Then he said, “The Lord says this is the way he will smash the power Nebuchadnezzar has over the nations, and it will happen in less than two years.”  I left the temple, and a little while later, the Lord told me to go back and say to Hananiah: I am the Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel. You smashed a wooden yoke, but I will replace it with one made of iron. I will put iron yokes on all the nations, and they will have to do what King Nebuchadnezzar commands. I will even let him rule the wild animals. 

Hananiah, I have never sent you to speak for me. And yet you have talked my people into believing your lies and rebelling against me. So now I will send you—I’ll send you right off the face of the earth! You will die before this year is over. Two months later, Hananiah died.  If using the name of God in vain and lying could cost one’s life in the old testament, home much more it will be sinful to deceive and grieve the Spirit of God, in which we are sealed for our redemption. 

Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 

They them selves are living the life of a slave in the Spirit since they too are under the condemnation of sin. Then how can they preach freedom if they are under slavery of sin. If anyone is under any consistent sin, he or she is slave to the thing that has power over him/her.

If any one falls under the sin of adulatory, and says he can deliver people from any sin, then that person is fooling himself. These people know the truth which is Christ. But then they are entangled by the evil desires of the world and cannot get out of it since they love the world more than they love the Lord, whom He loves them till death.

Because of this, their former life (the life before they know the truth) is much better than their current life. It is much better for anyone to not know Christ in the first place than to deny Him after knowing that He is the savior of their soul. As the saying goes “Dogs go back to their own vomit”, these people go back to their filthiness over and over again.



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Remember Me in Your Kingdom

        Tewodros    |    Dec. 3, 2017    



Luke 23:32 Two criminals were led out to be put to death with Jesus. When the soldiers came to the place called “The Skull,” they nailed Jesus to a cross. They also nailed the two criminals to crosses, one on each side of Jesus. Jesus said, “Father, forgive these people! They don’t know what they’re doing.”

While the crowd stood there watching Jesus, the soldiers gambled for his clothes. The leaders insulted him by saying, “He saved others. Now he should save himself, if he really is God’s chosen Messiah!” The soldiers made fun of Jesus and brought him some wine. They said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!” Above him was a sign that said, “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals hanging there also insulted Jesus by saying, “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and save u Read More +


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Success Criteria – Divine Struggle

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 19, 2017    



This is the time where everybody put you on test. You should fear nothing while on the mission to win souls for the Lord. The only thing you have to fear is God, as he is the only one with ultimate power. Fear the one who has both the power on your flesh and soul.

What is the key to winning souls? Putting yourself dead as a wheat seed. Only God will lift you up from there. You cannot win this war with your wisdom. The ruler of this world is your greatest enemy. He has the advantage in every way.

 Jesus advised,

“As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the Judge turns you over to the officer, and the officer throws you into prison. I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penn Read More +


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Amharic Salvation Poem

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 19, 2017    


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100 Divorce Prevention Tips

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 14, 2017    


 

    1.  Have at least one hour bible study per week with your spouse

    2. Always pray with your spouse no matter how

    3. Husbands submit to your wives as you submit to Christ

    4. Wives submit to your husband as you submit to Christ

    5. At the time of conflict always find the common ground and build on that

    6. Acknolwedge Holy Ghost as the leader and rule maker of your house

    7. Don’t blame your spouse for criticizing you because that could be your weakness. No one is perfect. Accept critici Read More +

    8. Humble yourself before your God and spouse

    9. Take time to enjoy life together.

    10. Worship and Serve God together

    11. Take charge of your finances together

    12. Grow together as a family

    13. Appreciate your spouse in front of others (specially your side of family, like your mom and dad).

    14. Trust your spouse even if things don't make sense sometimes. Trust is the key to relationship

    15. Know what makes your spouse very angry and stay away from it

    16. Make your family first before anything except your faith in Christ

    17. Know how to please your spouse. It could be as simple as bringing flower or buy a small gift

    18. Take responsibility to help your soul mate in everything s/he needs help.

    19. Spend as much as time with your spouse

    20. Separate time with your spouse from time with your children

    21. Make love as often as possible. Make it a habit unless you want present yourself before God in prayer together.

    22. Fast together so that the devil cannot attack by divide and conquer

    23. Lead by example not by force

    24. Accept one another even if things look silly

    25. Accept criticism and strong feedback

    26. Be honest. Share what you feel honestly with your spouse. Don’t take grudge.

    27. Don’t forget to say I love you before you leave your spouse

    28. Pray for your spouse even if s/he doesn't know that

    29. Don’t share your marriage secretes to no one

    30. Holy Spirit is your true counselor. Don’t trust human beings with your marriage.

    31. Know that your marriage is the most important thing next to your faith in Christ

    32. Protect your marriage with all you have got when it is in danger

    33. Don’t involve your parents with your conflicts. Your conflicts will go away soon but they won’t.

    34. Be always hopeful about the future.

    35. Create a sense of security; specially husbands

    36. Be positive. Don’t interpret the words of your spouse in the wrong way. Always ask for more clarification.

    37.  

      Love gently. Life is short. Huge gently. Talk gently. Show your love and don’t hide it.

    38. Honor others more than yourself to serve them with humility

    39. Never hesitate to ask forgiveness

    40. Become the source of laughter and joy 

    41. Be helpful

    42. Be inspirational.

    43. Always thankful

    44. Always forgiving

    45. Always cherish

    46. Don’t be too jealous with your spouse. Jealousy opens the door to marital infidelity. True love is not jealous and doesn't envy.

    47. Always ask for help if you need help. Sometimes husbands need to be told what to do specifically for their wives.

    48. Be Thoughtful and Passionate

    49. Be Merciful and Loving

    50. Be Caring and Protecting

    51. Be Peaceful and Joyful

    52. Be Compassionate and Decent

    53. Be Graceful and Praiseful

    54. Be Truthful and Honest

    55. Be Patient and Thankful

    56. Be Servant and Helpful

    57. Be Gentle and Full of empathy

    58. Be Disciplined and Respectful

    59. Be Sincere and Full of integrity

    60. Be Generous and Cheerful

    61. Be Content with your spouse.

    62. Be Knowledgeable and Wise

    63. Always intercede for the sins of your spouse to God

    64. Be Thankful

    65. Be Obedient and self-sacrificing

    66. Never count or recall one’s wrong doings

    67. Be Hopeful for the future

    68. Love like crazy

    69. Forgive like everything a person does harm to you is like a scratch.

    70. Humble yourself like you are the dumbest and lowest of all, but you know that you are not that at all.

    71. Share out of Love; not because you want something in return

    72. Be Holy. Purity from immorality

    73. Don’t grumble and complain on your spouse

    74. Watch what you do with your time. Actions speak more than words.

    75. Watch out the words that come of your mouth. Words can heal or break your relationship.

    76. Don't make empty promises. Be a man/woman of your words

    77. Prophesize good things on your marriage

    78. Never mention the word divorce in any of your arguments

    79. Fulfil your family needs

    80. Come up with a common working plan to discipline and raise your children

    81. Always resolve conflicts before it is too late. The sooner the better.

    82. Take a short walk when you are too angry to speak.

    83. Never argue with your spouse in a difficult situation. Find the right time and place to do it.

    84. Don’t fight in front of your children. But also let them know that healthy arguments are also part of life.

    85. Deal with your personal, spiritual and professional issues without hurting your relationship

    86. Don’t keep secrets that can potentially hurt your relationship.

    87. Allow time to solve some of your critical marital issues.

    88. Remember that we are constantly changing every day. Tomorrow is another day.

    89. Know that you are the protector of your family next to Christ. God has trusted you with a precious gift.

    90. Be Faithful and Loyal

    91. Be Gentle and Kind

    92. Keep your promises and never make empty ones

    93. Keep the secret of your marriage and your spouse. Very important.

    94. Be faithful to God and to your marriage

    95. Fear God. Before doing anything ask your self the question of fearing and obeying him no matter how smart you think you are

    96. Please God. Always find a way and a reason to please him.

    97. Tell your spouse that s/he has an important role in your life every time

    98. Treating your spouse with respect in front of friends and family

    99. Establish and pursue your marital visions and dreams. This can be both physical and spiritual goal you want to achieve as a family

May God bless you and protect your marriage from any form attack from the evil and bless it till he comes back! Amen!




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God, Jesus Christ and Salvation

        Tewodros    |    Mar. 11, 2017    



God himself made a promise when this priest was appointed. But he did not make a promise like this when the other priests were appointed. The promise he made is, “I, the Lord, promise that you will be a priest forever! And I will never change my mind!”

This means that Jesus guarantees us a better agreement with God. There have been a lot of other priests, and all of them have died. But Jesus will never die, and so he will be a priest forever! He is forever able to save the people he leads to God, because he always lives to speak to God for them.

Jesus is the high priest we need. He is holy and innocent and faultless, and not at all like us sinners. Jesus is honored above all beings in heaven, and he is better than any other high priest. Jesus doesn’t need to offer sacrifices each day for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. He offered a sacrifice once for all, when he gave himself. The Law appoints priests who have weaknesses. But God’s promise, which came later than the Law, appoints his Son. And he is the perfect high priest forever. -Hebrews 7: Read More +


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Lead by Example - Submitting to Each Other

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 14, 2017    


Ephesians 5:21 : Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blamele Read More +


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Gone Like the Wind

        Tewodros    |    Jan. 3, 2017    


Psalms   34 : 8  : Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.


I praise you God, in Jesus' name for everything that is going in my life. In the time of distress and confusion your Words of comfort are my consolidation. It gives me relief from all the agents of negativity in my life.

You clean my soul from all the bad things that surrounds it like a fog and every time you do that it installs hope and a future in my life. Your Spirit refreshes my spirit which makes me mighty and strong to triumph over every form of wickednes Read More +


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A Short Reminder of Love

        Tewodros    |    Jan. 2, 2017    


Love is a gift from God. Sometimes it has to be earned. Sometimes it has to be learned. Sometimes it has to be shared.

Love has a tremendous amount of positive energy. You can take this gift and use it as you want. Love is a temporary delegated power from God to you like money or authority.

But love is invisible and doesn't take any form by itself. We need to decide how to use it. It needs a great deal of responsibility.

If you don’t know how to use it, you might end up loosing it at all and cause a lot of damage to your relationship.

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The Characteristics of The wisdom of God

        Tewodros    |    Dec. 27, 2016    


The wisdom of God is to save, protect and rescue from danger. It is given to us to safeguard us from the dangers of the world. It is also the only way of protection from the wicked. God has not given a spirit that will lead us in to sin and the snares of sin. He has given us His Spirit to identify the snares of the devil and indicate a way out of our troubles and pains.

The Wisdom of God is the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God gives wisdom for those who know and fear God. The Spirit helps us avoid traps if we live by his Word. It also gives the clear distinction between right and wrong so that we don’t waste our lives by following worthless deceptions of the devil. If we listen to his voice, He can guide us to safety and pea Read More +


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Can Salvation be Lost?

        Fasika Gulilat    |    Jul. 14, 2016    


It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.” Hebrew 6:4

The above scripture shows one can possibly lose his/her salvation. Salvation comes through believing Jesus but it is not a one-time act. It governs and defines how we should behave and act the rest of our lives. One can argue it is possible that a person might not be saved in the first place instead of saying he lost his salvation. In other words, it is easier to conclude that one salvation cannot be lost. It is easy to put the issue at the beginning of the foundation of one's Christianity that is one’s salvation rather than the type of life style one lea Read More +


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God is all Powerful

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 25, 2016    


Then Job answered the LORD and said, "I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. 'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know." - Job 42:2 

Seeing God face to face, Job came to realize who God really is and what He can do in our lives. God is magnificent and omnipotent God. No one on earth can destroy the will of God in our lives. He alone created all. He cannot be restricted by anything.

No devil can defeat God's will. No one can compete with God and win. God gives his grace to the weak. God raises the helpless and honors the low spir Read More +


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How much worth does your spouse has in your eyes?

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 23, 2016    


If you know that you have to pay a price for the safety of your spouse and comfort; If you know there is a sacrifice that you have to make for your spouse happiness and enjoyment; If you understand that your spouse has demanded love and respect from you;

How are you willing to address these issues to keep the fire of love keeps burning in your home?

Most of the issues with a marital relationship are based on the value of the relationship one has with his/her spouse. 

The value you give to your marriage determines the sacrifice you will pay to save the marriage when it is in jeopardy. It also determines how much sacrifice you pay to keep it safe and secure from the troubles of the wor Read More +


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Eskinder: God is good
 

Worship only God

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2016    


And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our heart with food and gladness. And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them. - Acts 14 Read More +


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Fasika: May God bless you for raising the issue of praise and worship. This is one of the most important issues we need to understand to serve the Lord.
 

How God Called and Saved Abraham

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2016    


This is one of the most important concepts in the Bible and for many this has been a point of controversy. The reason that many find it difficult to believe that salvation is free is because we think salvation is something we earn. 

But, All we need to be saved is the right attitude to depend on the Lord for he has finished all that is required to be saved on that cross. Stephen summarized the Old Testament in just a few paragraphs as follows:

And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee. Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell. And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.  – Acts Read More +


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Be like Little Children

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2016    




Matthew 18:3 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Be like Little Children:

This is the key to enter the kingdom of God, but how to be like little Children?

We are grown-ups now but what does the Lord mean by that?

In my opinion, It means:

1. Love like crazy

What a privilege to be loved and accompanied by children since they don’t know how to do that wrongly. On the other hand, we know how to fake it. We know how to smile without loving someone. Children’s love is indeed pure and not diluted with fake body language

2. Forgive like everything a person does harm to you is like a scratch.

Don’t try to conceive and implement evil things on those who have done you wrong. Do not go to war with your enemy. Treat your enemy like your friend. That is what children do. They don’t store in their mind how to attack someone who is not nice to them. If someone treats them badly, they will forgive him after a while. They just don’t have the capacity to do that.

3. Humble yourself like you are the dumbest and lowest of all.[But you are not that at all]

Children don’t treat other children with disrespect. They don’t consider themselves as one of the brilliant people in the world and think others like crazy. They love dearly. They are polite and sincere.

4. Sharing out of Love

Children give out of love not out of a reason to be respected or to be famous. They don’t give to enslave someone out of a huge amount of debt this person carries and cannot repay.

The children don’t share their things because they want to enter the kingdom of God. They share because they love.

5. Purity from immorality: I don’t know how but we grownups are always under an attack from the devil to exercise immorality. This is like our main weakness. Whether it is too lose our integrity through backbiting or whether it is that uncontrollable addictive way of life we are doing, we are always short of the glory of God.

6. Don’t grumble

I have never seen a child cursing the Lord for bad things happened in their lives

I know when they are disciplined, they may feel bad, but they always fall back to love their parents no matter what happened.

7. Always thankful

8. Always forgiving

9. Always cherish

10. Never count or recall one’s wrong doings

11. Hopeful for the future

12. Don’t worry about the future.

They don’t worry about what they eat and drink. They don’t worry about which schools they will attend. But we parents do that for them. We worry for them. They don’t worry for them. It is not in their mindset at all.

13. Love gently. Life is short.

Huge gently. Talk gently. Show your love and don’t hide it.

14. Honor others more than themselves

15. Never hesitate to ask forgiveness when they do wrong. As they honestly embrace others when others confess, they also truthfully confess their wrong actions and don’t say, “Let me pray first”

16. Be honest

Have you ever seen a child who fakes his anger or happiness? Have you ever watched a child hiding all his feelings and protruding fake ones? Children are indeed honest and we know it and like it when someone is honest with you. If we like them to be honest, we have to be honest too with others with God.


17. Become the source of laughter and joy for yourselves and for others

18. Be helpful

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Salvation and the Parable of the Debter and his Master

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2016    





Matthew 18:21-35: Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”

“No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

“Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt. “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’ 27 Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt.

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The Qualities of a Leader: according to the book of Nehemiah

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 21, 2016    


Nehemiah 1:4  They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Then I said:


“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel.&nb Read More +


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The Prayer of Hanna

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 16, 2016    



Hannah’s Prayer

1 Samuel 2:1                                                                                                                Then Hannah prayed and said: My heart rejoices in the Lord;in the Lord my horn[a] is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our G Read More +


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There is always a solution through God

        Tewodros    |    May. 24, 2015    


I learned that the problem we experience in life stays there as long as we want it to be there. Hence take no action to change it. Moreover, we don’t want to change our situation since we put much interest in our way of thinking. We put too much reason not to try again after we fall. We know excuses are not answers to our problem. May be we are afraid not to fall again. We like being who we are now. 

For winners, getting up again is not a problem. Failing is not an option. No matter how and how many times they fail. There is still time for winning. The battle is not over until they win. They have always saved little energy to ignite their next attempt.  Read More +


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Never Quit Never Give-up

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 23, 2015    


There could be a time that we may fall again one more time. But the most important thing is that we need to get up and get out from the pit we fell into no matter how deep it is.

The result of this experience is that we become empowered once more again to sit at the table and write our past with praise.

One of the reasons we fail is that we think the promise is too far to grasp. We think it is too dark to see. 

We may feel like we have nothing to do to speed up. We got also a little bit discouraged by our current situation.

May be we are broken and helpless. Life could be tough sometimes. And for that reason, we may think we have no options but to give Read More +


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To be Content with what We have

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 19, 2015    


This is a lesson from the Bible about the story of a man who tried to take what he doesn’t deserve by lies and deception. This is also a lesson that we should not exploit the people of God for our service to them.

2 Kings 5

He returned to the man of God with all his attendants. He came and stood before Elisha, saying, “Now I know for certain that there’s no God anywhere on earth except in Israel. Please accept a gift from your servant.”

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A Song of Praise

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 19, 2015    


I praise you Lord for the good things you have done in my life. When they have gathered around us to consume our soul. When the enemy takes us by surprise and when our soul gets frustrated. When fear consumes us like a fire and we have nowhere to go. When they have declared death on our soul and we have no one to trust but you.

We came to you by faith that we know you are awesome God. We don’t turn our eyes to the left or to the right. We looked up on to you as our eyes always look onto you. You haven’t let us down or make us feel guilty.

Rather you gave us hope after hope that we gain strength and not lose our faith. The enemy come directly at us to distract us and make us complain. But we do not take any of his accusations to our heart. Instead, in the middle of our tribulation and sorrow, we shout on to you and me make our suffering known to y Read More +


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God breaks us to Fix

        Tewodros    |    Apr. 5, 2015    


God breaks us to Fix

Have you ever wonder why your life sometimes goes through tough times.

If you have, the reason could be God is like a gardener who always makes his garden looks beautiful by taking extra time and effort to make it nice and clean.

He even prunes some of its plants so that they can bear more fruits. Pruning is essential gardening skill that allows a healthy growth of plants.

The gardener has this special skill to protect and take a good care of his garden. Our father is also a good gardener and shepherd for his sheep. Read More +


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Psalm 91

        Fasika    |    Mar. 4, 2015    


Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,  my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you  from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly estilence. He will cover you with his feathers,  and under his wings you will find refuge;    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,  nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side,  ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near y Read More +


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Love

        Fasika    |    Mar. 4, 2015    


What if I could speak all languages of humans and of angels?

If I did not love others, I would be nothing more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge? And what if I had faith that moved mountains?

I would be nothing, unless I loved others.

What if I gave away all that I owned and let myself be burned alive?

I would gain nothing, unless I loved others. 

Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude.

Love isn’t selfish  or quick tempered.

It doesn’t keep a record  of wrongs that others do.

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Fasika: Amen ! May God bless all of us loving each other !!!
 

God is Great - Job 33:41

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 22, 2014    


Job 33 - God is greater than any human.  So why do you challenge God to answer you? God speaks in different ways, and we don’t always recognize his voice. Sometimes in the night, he uses terrifying dreams to give us warnings.

God does this to make us turn from sin and pride and to protect us from being swept away to the world of the dead. Sometimes we are punished with a serious illness and aching joints. Merely the thought of our favorite food makes our stomachs sick, and we become so skinny that our bones stick out.

We feel death and the grave taking us in their grip. One of a thousand angels then comes to our rescue by saying we are innocent. The angel shows kindness, commanding death to release us, because the price was pa Read More +


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Trust, Relationships and Dating

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 19, 2014    



How much trust should we put in a relationship

One of the issues we face while dating is trust. No one can form a strong relationship without trust. But the thing is no one is worthy of your trust while dating.

And they say there is no love and relationship without trust. May be that is how life should be or maybe not. We (Adam and Eve) started our journey with unfaithfulness. Human beings have a long history of unfaithfulness to the Lord. As long as we live in the flesh, we are unworthy of trust. The flesh with out the Spirit is the punishment for our evil act against the will of God in our liv Read More +


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fasika tekola: I am thanking God about this wonderfull blog. It Makes me learn a lot about the word of God every single day!!!
 

God Makes the Best out of our Lives

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 18, 2014    



The Lord is in the process of making the best out of our lives as if you make wine out of grape. He is allowing us to pass through a very hard time now but in the end everything will be nice. He kept our spirit to be fermented and rebuilding us every day for us to smell good and to produce something that smells good that will change people lives. But still some of us or not ready yet. He made our lives to be a grape as he made many with his beautiful hands. 

But one thing I know, he doesn’t want us to be revealed just as grape. He wants to make us in to wine. He put us in to one of his pots and we want to be there until he is finished. In the end I know we will be as sweet as the finest wine in the whole world. This idea goes with also the idea of purifying a gold.&nb Read More +


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To Love and to be Loved

        tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2014    


Have you ever asked yourself one of the most difficult questions? What if they don’t like me any more? What if they gave up on me? What if somebody make them hate me? What should I do to be loved?  

All this questions are of the fleshes. The question we all ask is being wanted and loved by someone who is special to us. We may not find the exact answer for this question. We may not find someone who always loves us no matter what unless the Lord himself loves us through another flesh like us. It is very hard to be in a strong long time relationship.  

But one thing is true. We are not only made of flesh but of the spirit of the Lord. We are spiritual beings and children of God. Our things are not from this world which has a time for everything. We are eternal beings and we are going to partake an everlasting life. There we will no more dread the future and regret the past. There we will be one happy family. No one will accuse his brother of the wrong thing. Hence here we are filled with hope that is real. &nb Read More +


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The love and respect for your wife/husband

        tewodros    |    Feb. 7, 2014    



You hypocrite, if you cant honor the covenant you have now, how can you honor God.
If you are treating others with out love in their innocence, what would you do to them when they do mistake? Do you need love or respect? I know now we say we love each other but respect is out of the equation. Do you want to express love in the right way? Then ask yourself the following questions. “Lord, do I ever speak on my own? Do I tend to please others more than you told me to?”

If we tend to do that we beg for your forgiveness. Love your wife and she will have the respect for you. That is to spend some time laughing with her. Love her in Gods way not your way. Every body is tired of selfish love. Where ever we go, there is too much selfish love. It is not pleasing any more.

That is not the only way you can attract her. You want to bring her closer to yourself. Treat her as your wife, part of your flesh. We need to learn from God how to love our wives or husbands and able to express it. The world is able to express their unreal love.
They are good at it to brag about it. But our mouth is shut when we come to expressing our deepest heart felt love. May be we don’t know how to express love each other. We don’t want to act but we don’t want also to hide our feelings for our soul mate.

Which one of us lighten a candle and put the light under the bed? We should show it to the world and it will brighten the darkest lives of those who haven’t found Jesus yet. What is tough now becomes easy latter. What is true now blurred and becomes sin latter. Sometimes resistance also works in the opposite very faster than we think. But let’s focus on the bright side for the time being. I mean we start talking and showing feelings we have for each other. That is something to start with.

We all know there is noting that will separate us. If God is with us nothing is against us. We have to know these things. We have to understand his will for our lives. Then, no evil force can destruct us.

Sometimes we fail to see God’s blessing in front of us. Every chance comes always with responsibility. There is nothing fascinating about it. Look what you have been through right now. This all could be for nothing. We have to be a good channel for God to use us for he will train us and change us as he wishes.

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We all need Healing

        tewodros    |    Jan. 6, 2014    



Just like a dream, I have seen when dry land gets water and the widow gets husband. Just like a dream, I have seen when God has listened to our prayer and that thing that really took all our strength gets resolved.

What are we going to do about the sickness of our soul, Lord?

Isnt it for sake of revealing your glory in our lives that we carry it? So take it back if you wish. We have carried it in our soul and our body long enough that we cannot bear the pain no more.

Please help us Lord. We have agonized in pain for so long. Some of us ten years and some even more if not eighteen years Lord.

Isnt this the time to send your son to us and forgive our sins?
Would you help us? We know you also cannot see us suffer no more.
But you still want us to finish our obedience that comes with it.
Yes, we have understood that even one word has the power to take the breath of a person. We have seen in our lives that wrong judgmental words cause us all the misery we have right now.

We are so lucky it doesnt take our lives but we see when it does. One reckless word spoken against our friend will cause us also eternal sin.

Jesus was not exaggerating when he warn us about saying stupid or ignorant to our friend. The reason we are still living after saying those words is because he wants us to repent. don't judge any body on any level. Not even when you encounter true events like a person lies or condemns somebody else or fornication or any other sin.

We think we can handle the problem we have by our selves but the truth is we cant handle anything. The only strength we have on any circumstance of life is because the Lord spirit intervenes in our lives and show us direction. With out it we don't have anything good in us.

We were like a cursed seed - a rotten one. No one expect a good fruit out of a rotten seed, can he? Now, the Lord come to us and breath up on us once more again and say live and be fruitful. Therefore the good fruit we even have or we will have are because of him.
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Fighting our Battles with Obedience

        tewodros    |    Jan. 5, 2014    



In our lives we have come face to face with many problems and none of them were too easy to be underestimated. Life was meant to be enjoyable regardless of money, friendship, family and commitment to any of these.  

The idea of happiness only comes from the source of life. From the same point of reference we all have created. Only there we can find true happiness. Only there we have all we need to exist.  

We have left our homes which is our safe zone and stranded all over the places. We have seen problems hit us and make our lives miserable.  

This is all just because we couldnt see what God has prepared for us from the beginning. We couldnt realize what kind of peace and joy that can be found with him. &nb Read More +


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Faithfulness to the Lord - Part 3

        tewodros    |    Jan. 4, 2014    


When people curse and despise you and humiliate you, it is good to remember that they did the same with the Lord. You are not better that the Son of God. If they can say and do such evil things to Him, how much more they can do to you? Stay away from people like that. 

 

Some people come to test you. Some are to hammer you. Some are to refine you. So don't withhold yourself from all people. But some come to destroy you. When a computer program is written some other program is also written that looks like the first one. But the purpose of the second program is to make sure the first one does what it is supposed to do. We call such programs a test program.  Read More +


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Faithfulness to the Lord P2

        tewodros    |    Jan. 3, 2014    


 

If we see a huge accumulation of treasure, say a room full of treasure, we may think it is awesome. But when God sees that, it is nothing but a bunch of worms and full of crap. But when he turns a little far from it, he finds so little things that nobody saw it before. Nobody can even know it is there. Something for him it is more than gold and silver that he calls it his treasure. 

 

Then he will make it the decorator of his kingdom with his delight. He will make it greater than of all things on earth since he has found faithful in it. But as for that mountain of wickedness, that evil in God's sight that looks like a huge treasure in the eyes of men, as for that he couldn't wait till he washed it away with flood gnashing from the ocean.  Read More +


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We All Had Once Gone Astray

        tewodros    |    Jan. 2, 2014    


Yes, we all run away from our Lord once in time and we all need healing. How and what will bring the healing is quite a controversy among different nations. No one has accepted the truth except those who get the revelation from the Lord. And these people have tried to take it to their brothers and sisters, but yet no one has believed them. 

 

They feel that without sharing the good news to everyone around them, their lives is meaningless. This is because the Lord almighty has made his will their purpose. And he wants everyone to get saved and be well once and for all. And this person is sent to bring the message of healing to the unsaved and unforgiving people.  Read More +


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Faithfulness to the Lord P1

        tewodros    |    Jan. 1, 2014    


Every battle brings its own glory and a lesson. Without falling, there is no rising and our lives will not have any meaning without these. Two things are more important than anything else in life - faithfulness to God and LOVE and kindness to others. 

 

These two are the two basic components of all laws of the Lord - to be completely faithful to God, to be a man after his heart. We need to respect and fear him even when things look silly and not real. We need to be faithful in almost every area of our lives. We need to be faithful in marriage, faithful in our responsibilities, faithful in our job, faithful in our tight, faithful in our worship, faithful in our fasting and prayer, faithful in our thoughts and faithful in our heart.  Read More +


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The Punishment of Love

        tewodros    |    Dec. 30, 2013    


Love always seeks our attention. What if we neglect it? 

That leads us to what we call: the punishment of love. What will it do is, it leaves us with that stupid thing we have in mind. That thing we can't take our eyes. That thing which blinds us not to see the truth. Love always needs us. Most of all it needs our time. 

 

One of the most reasons why family scattered like a dust, it is just because the lack of attention to love. The only reason God abandoned us is the punishment of Love, even more than the fact that we are all sinners. In fact the sin of not giving enough attention to love is the most sin of all. So here is one thing we all must take into consideration  Read More +


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Only Few Things are Important

        tewodros    |    Dec. 29, 2013    


Here as we live, we have been forced into our ways, one way or another to live the life we don’t want. We do this or we do that in order to elevate our problems. Our deepest fears are controlling us. 

 

Because of this our lives doesn’t give any meaning to us any more. 

We are living in a shadow of uncertainties. We never think about what is really important. We may even don't know what is really important. 

 

We just do according to our senses and circumstances. We lived according to our previous experience. This however makes us one of the world most miserable people. And this is definitely so important for the enemy.  Read More +


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The Message of Freedom

        tewodros    |    Dec. 28, 2013    


What do we refuse not to be called the son of the king of Egypt like Moses? Instead of enjoying the pleasure of sin, he preferred to suffer with God's people. He knew by faith that the pleasure he could get from the wines and the women in the palace were only for the moment. But he saw a nation who has a promise from the Lord. He saw an eternal joy and victory that is from the Lord.  

Joseph by faith refused to sleep with his master's wife. Even if he was for a while a servant in his master's house, he didn't see himself as one. He was a free man because he knew where he came from and he knew where he was going.  

He compared the little pleasure he could get with this woman to the eternal joy and reward. There are two kinds of people in this world&nb Read More +


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Obedient Love and Faithfulness

        tewodros    |    Dec. 27, 2013    


He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  1 John 4:8 

God's LOVE is the solution to all of our problems. When we face difficult situations, simply think of LOVE. LOVE make us do things that we can't do before. LOVE is the instrument of bearing instruction for loved ones. 

Obedience is the only way to express our love. Unexpressed love is a dead love. There is no way the other person knows our love unless we expressed it. The only way to show our love to others is to do what they ask in God's way. Otherwise, it will be selfish love. And we can't win their heart with selfish love. &nb Read More +


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Power through Obedience

        tewodros    |    Feb. 27, 2014    


Ephesians 1:17 -

I ask the glorious Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ to give you his Spirit. The Spirit will make you wise and let you understand what it means to know God. My prayer is that light will flood your hearts and that you will understand the hope that was given to you when God chose you. Then you will discover the glorious blessings that will be yours together with all of God's people. I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power he used when he raised Christ from death and let him sit at his right side in heaven. There Christ rules over all forces, authorities, powers, and rulers.

He rules over all beings in this world and will rule in the future world as well. God has put all things under the power of Christ, and for the good of the church he has made him the head of everything. The church is Christ's body and is filled with Christ who completely fills everythi Read More +


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You are my God in whom I trust most

        tewodros    |    Feb. 26, 2014    


In those days when we feel weak and tired, we may feel that we are the only ones thinking and worrying about others. Well, I guess that is not true. I believe there is someone for us. I believe that our family prays for us.

But at this defining moment of our lives that we need some kind of motivation and support, we may feel like we are left alone. The Spirit of the Lord always visits us at down and looks for us at dusk. Without him, we are like dust that is waiting to blow away by the wind and just disappear.

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Respectful honesty and truthfulness

        tewodros    |    Feb. 25, 2014    


 

We share our problems and adversaries to the one we love most. We even share our deep secrets to the one we trust. By doing so people tend to get hurt every now and then because the person who knows your secret might use it in the negative impression and break your heart. There is always a risk when someone tells his private life to his friend.

How about husband and wife? How about them? Do they have to fear each other and don't tell each other secrets. I think when it comes to your partner in life, your wedded husband or wife, the story is different. Read More +


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Change through Christ

        tewodros    |    Feb. 23, 2014    


This is the time that we all want to change. A change that will generate more happiness as we are very close to our purpose. A change that will compensate all the loss and failures happened before. A change that will completely turn around our lives. A change if we have to decide and be willing to take it  

 Would you change? What are you waiting my dear?  Your love is already at the gate. Open it for him and dine together. Open up the gates of your heart to Jesus. He is more than happy to stay with you as long as we live and forever more. But our Lord we don't even know our passion in life without y Read More +


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What does it take for us to be humble?

        tewodros    |    Feb. 22, 2014    


May be a little bit of hardship 
A little bit walk the walk and talk the talk with God 
All alone in the Desert 
May be disgrace and discomfort 
With a little discouragement and disappointment 
A little bit hopelessness and humiliation 
In all of these, the Lord will not destroy unless he wants to rebuild  
He is the creator and the potter 
We are the works of his hands, the pots 
Whenever he feels like to rebuild us 
We have to pass through all forms of tribulation 
Remember that in all of this you can learn how to be humble 
This is if we can learn to take our adversaries to the Lord 
And if we don't revenge our enemies by ourselves 
If you can really forgive and forget 
The bible tells us Mosses was one of the humblest servant of the Lord 
In his service to the Lord, he always want to sacrifice him self not others 
Even in their sins he challenge God 
He showed a kind heart towards them 
He doesn't want one man to get lost in the desert 
Even if they do lost in the wilderness because of their sins 
Here is a little excerpt form Exodus 32:32 
 

The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin." So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves Gods of gold. But now, please forgive their sin but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written." The Lord replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin. And the Lord struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.


But how did Moses become so humble like that
So passionate like that
Is it how he was from the beginning?
No. In fact he was some how judgmental and emotional guy
So what teaches him passion and forgiveness is the course of life he lived
The Lord doesn't want to use him when he was strong and youth
He waited until he no longer speak on his own accord
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Vincent Chough: Nice piece of writing Tedy. That's the key isn't it?... no longer do we do things on our own. Grace and blessings to you, Vince
 

Would You Change?

        tewodros    |    Feb. 21, 2014    


Would you change?
If you know that you have only one day left to live
If you realize you are going to see his face soon 
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Tan Yeowhwa: Brother Tedy, thanks for sharing this beautiful and meaningful poem. God is always waiting for us to change into the image of Jesus.
 

The Urge of Minstry

        tewodros    |    Feb. 20, 2014    


We all wanted to minster the Lord one way or the other. Being the servant of the most holy and fearsome God is the greatest privilege of all privileges. No one ever has fully told us about God. But his son has revealed his true nature and good will that he has for his people.  

 

There are different kinds of ministry. The most common forms of ministry are preaching, teaching, worshiping, praying, interceding, fasting, teaching children through Sunday school, and cleaning the house of God. Many have been chosen to be quires, ushers, pastors, bishops, teachers, preachers, disciples, singers, missionaries, etc.  Read More +


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Marriage and Relationship

        tewodros    |    Feb. 18, 2014    


Marriage, between one man and one woman, should not be underestimated nor should it be taken for granted. The idea of two people coming to share life together is holy and should be taken as one of the most wonderful gift God has given to human beings. Any two ordinary people may not be able to live up to all the expectations by themselves but when the Spirit of God comes in between, they can.

Two bodies can be joined together. Two or more people can join in a common purpose using their mind to work on a common problem and their physical body and physical mind to solve it. But to join two souls together is what God can only do. That is in body, spirit and mind. I believe that every human being represents all these three basic components. We all have a physical body which latter takes its divine form. We also carry the spirit that we are made of. We have the mind that is able to generate intellectual ideas that will make us thoughtful. Read More +


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Allison Wittwer: Fantastic reminder of how a marriage should be, especially between two Christians. I am sharing this with my friends. Thank you.
Raynard shellow: As I eat my breakfast and get ready to pray with my wife over the phone, I admire and respect the way you wrote on this topic. Besides the basics of praying together and the reading of God's word, I stay connected to marriage resources to help us both grow together and then share with others to be a encouragement by leading by example.My family is planning a reunion this year and I spoke to my wife about whats been on my heart since we got married soon to be 5 years ago. A marriage retreat to keep out marriage strong and healthy.Notice I didnt say the word sucessful like something on a "to do list' lol be blessed and thank you
Tewodros Kebde: It is a great privilege to have a family that endures the challenges that life had to offer over the years. When God gives, he gives the best and I believe the fact that we are blessed with a great family is one instance of God's great gift. God bless you all for sharing your own life experience to this blog and may God bless your family in abundance in Jesus name. Amen.
K Reynolds: More than 30 years ago, at the age of 20, my husband and I said our marriage vows, never dreaming that the words in sickness and in health would take on a special significance for us. While we have always had a very strong and good marriage, the fires of the past few years have proved it. It is easy to talk about love and marriage when there is no "fire" going on in your life. There is a reason why so many marriages which seemed so strong begin to fall apart as people reach their 40's, 50's and 60's. They simply cannot endure the fires of age and disease. I have seen a number of people who go through cancer treatment basically alone because their spouse can't "handle it" and it is heart-breaking. I am very glad that did not happen in my case. Even after the brain stuff occurred, there has never been any sort of blame. It is not "my" problem... it is ours and with God's help, we get through it all together. This is the way it should be. This is the way it must be in order for a marriage to truly endure. Staying "together" does not mean you have a marriage and I am soooooo thankful that I do! Blessings!
Tyler Boettcher : WOW I couldn't stop reading this blog! I clicked on the "Random Blog" button and this is the one that came up and I actually stopped what I was doing on Facebook and read this because it just drew me right in! Thank you and GOD Bless you tedygashaw for taking the time to write this! I'm a twenty two year old and I know that it's in my future to get married one day because I know that I'm meant to be alone for the rest of my life! I just have to be patient and wait for God to bring her into my life! I want to have God at the center of my marriage since he's been giving me many BLESSINGS and guiding me my entire even before I became Born-Again last year in March. Since my life has improved significantly! You were right on when you brought up trust which I think is essential in a marriage. Also the jealousy is also something that I'm very guilty of because I used to envy what other people had that I didn't have when I growing up. Like my brother who could get any girl he wanted or a classmate that got to go Europe for Spring Break, but now that I'm Born-Again I realize how pointless jealousy is and that this world is temporary. Now days I'm blessed to even be alive and have what I have right now because after studying history for so many years and learning about how tough other people have it around the world and even in America, I felt guilty for being jealous all of those years. Now I'm thankful for everything that I have such as my family and friends that love me! I know that God was and still is protecting from all of the material things of this world so I didn't grow up to be greedy and self-centered. Thank you again for writing this GREAT Blog, Jesus loves you! Tyler
tewodros kebede: Thanks All!
 

Finding Gods Purpose for our Lives

        tewodros    |    Feb. 16, 2014    



We are not going to spend the rest of our lives with out accomplishing the will of God. Most of us think if God would like to help us, then we want to do his will and stay fruitful to him. But now all we are seeing and smelling is not nice and sweet at all. We know how many times we tried to quit our own ways and start to please God. 

Although we failed and raised many times in the past, we still have hope in God. One day will come for us to understand that we are above our enemies. Our strugle is against the spiritual principalities and the power of the wicked. It shall be broken forever even if it is going to be with bloodshed. Without blood and sacrifices, freedom is unthinkable. Without freedom life is not worthy of living. &nb Read More +


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There is Restoration in Christ

        tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2014    



It is foolishness to think the enemy will arise from flesh and blood. That is to say our enemy is not flesh and blood but it is from the realm of the spiritual darkness and spiritual principalities. But the enemy can use our own flesh and blood to fight us. When we are in a battle, what we need to do is we need to focus on the king.   

If we can manage to take it to the king, the rest is smile. The Bible says, With out first capturing the highest person in authority, we cannot make him release our captivities. 

Remember what David did when the enemy took his wife and family as captivities. He asked God to go after the enemy. God said, "Yes go I will give them to you". Then he went attack and defeat his enemy to take back what is his. God will help you win the battle and restore your family back. &nb Read More +


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The nature of our relationship with others - Part 2

        fasika    |    Mar. 18, 2014    


He wants us to be happy also. He wants us more than what we are with our things. We need to be thankful and our soul will be blessed. Our soul is not of this world. She longs always what has to come - the invisible world. She feels it and already that she knows it is real. What ever thing we bought her wouldn't make her happy. She will always for something new. And every new thing will wear out and she will soon want another new thing. 

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The nature of our relationship with others

        fasika    |    Mar. 17, 2014    


We cause the feeling of pleasure and pain to us and other people. Sometimes we get hurt knowingly or unknowingly but we are tied with each other by destiny. For this reason we have to know whom we are identified with and what we got to do with each other in order to utilize our God given talent effectively. 

 

That is our mission in life. We are born with a specific purpose and believe or not we cannot do anything without it. The tragedy of life is we will never know what it is and who it is that we are tied with until of course it will gently come to us with out even say hi and leave us with out even say bye.  Read More +


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Praise God

        fasika    |    Mar. 14, 2014    


Did you remember when our soul was so desperate? That the devil catches her and there was no one to help her? But the Lord has heard her prayers. He snatched her from the mouth of the evil. The wicked swallowed her but the Lord breaks her bondage. 

 

Yes, our God is able . Yes, he is able. We couldn't still understand it. This is our miracle that the Lord has performed. Praise the Lord for all his mighty works. We will worship you for the rest of our lives. You are the one who does greatest miracles in our lives.  Read More +


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The Memories of the Past

        tewodros    |    Mar. 12, 2014    



Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

Dedicated to all who have lost their loved ones. May God strengthen you and keep you strong in the name of Jesus.

What has really happened in the past has already gone
Just a glimpse of it makes us sorrow and bitter in the heart
Some memories of it are unbelievable
We even ask how could that happen to us
Our heart cried early in the morning
The memory of the lose of the loved ones makes it to ache inside
Do not bother remembering the past on your own
Do not revise for your self what have happened in your life
Think of it only when the Lord promises have been fulfilled
Only then we will understand why bad things happen to us
We will be able give praise to almighty God
A reason to believe that his word is unbroken and his promise is everlasting
Don't ask why something bad happened in the past
Or if the same thing could happen in the future
All things have happened and will happen for a reason
Keep being encouraged by Holy Spirit that the future will be better
The future surely has the answer of all the mysteries in our lives
You have kept our mind and soul from the oppression of the wicked
We have been tested many times
The devil has caused a lot of trouble to make our soul fall from your grace
O Lord, we always seek your guidance
We come before your presence everyday and ask for your forgiveness
Our path is not perfect
Our ways are far from yours
Your wisdom and understanding have no measure under the earth or above the earth
Our impure thoughts and actions have caused as nothing but grief and regrets
But when guilt and condemnation kikes in, we turn our face to you
We beg for your mercy again and again
There is no grudge or anger we keep towards the other person
Even if there are many things we don't want to forgive and forget
We open our heart to you to heal it
Forgiveness takes time and its healing is gradual
We may not come to instant forgiveness imediately
Our dicission for forgiveness is instant after the hard work Holy Spirit ministered to us
But all the pain and misery that have accumulated through time need time to get away
But this doesn't necessarily mean we have to take longer time to respond with forgiveness
By the grace of God, we can be healed and never to worry about the past and the sufferings we have gone through
Love is kind and doesn't want his thing
Love is full of mercy and always forgives and forgets
Love never fails!


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God is the Strength of our Soul

        fasika    |    Mar. 10, 2014    


      

This is the very moment of our lives to seek the face of God. We no longer control how things work around us. We are trying to figure out the direction of our lives. We feel so weak and afraid of the world. How are we going to continue like this? 

 

The Lord has prepared a great journey ahead of us. There is a huge cup of destiny we should drink in front of us. But how are we going to get there living a life of unrighteousness. May be this is the path the Lord used to prepare us for a better purpse. But nothing in us like the way of life we are living.  Read More +


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Bad Relationship Ruins Everything

        tewodros    |    Mar. 6, 2014    



I didn't know till today how words come from someone have the power to conceive evil in to our body. Someone who is filled with evil thoughts and ideas; someone who transmits a negative statement contrary to the word of God has no shame in his/her face and he/she deliberately delivers the evil words with high level of perfection.  

A bad friendship with the wrong person will destroy the good character from us. If we see that we are inappropriately tied to the wrong person in any form of relationship, we don't have to be foolish and be destroyed with it. We must flee from it before the time comes we too will have corrupted character.&nb Read More +


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The Grace of God

        tewodros    |    Mar. 6, 2014    


Under any circumstance or by any selection criteria we (those who have been saved by grace and saw the unbounded love of God through Christ) don't deserve to be the servant of the Lord. We don't deserve to be categorized under the group of righteous people who are servant of the most fearsome God. We were very stubborn in our ways and with wicked heart and didn't listen to God all the time. 

 

If there is a man who has tested the mercy of God by going to his sins over and over again, it is me. If there is any one out there that I know who has done many wrong things in life, it is most probably me. For every wrong thing I do, I don't have too much excuse but my anger in me was eating up my flesh and soul.  Read More +


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Spiritual Battle: Fight and win in the Spirit

        tewodros    |    Mar. 5, 2014    


 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. - Ephesians 6:16:

This is continuation from the blog "Spiritual Battle" 

   

The fact that you can easily defend yourself from the devil attack is not good enough in the kingdom of God. In this kingdom, the children of God are not about to sit down and watch while others are going to hell and do nothing. 

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Spiritual Battle

        tewodros    |    Mar. 4, 2014    


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; - Ephesians 6:12-15:

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Feelings are deceptive but Faith is for Real

        tewodros    |    Feb. 28, 2014    


By all means faith guides us well in times of trouble. But our feelings sometimes will eventually drive us crazy if we don't control them. Do you know how many times we are tempted to do something or to think about something that will eventually cause damage to our relationship with God? 

 

Feelings, thoughts, sensation and beauty are all the expression of our physical body and mind. And we know better than to rely on something like physical because it will change. The world and all its burnning sensations will pass. The Spirit is something everlasting. In this short life I have lived, I have been through a lot of issues but something is always true that everything doesn't stay the same.  Read More +


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Tan Yeowhwa: Indeed, let the faith of God and faith in God be our guiding force of our lives, never allowing feelings and circumstances to change our course Thanks for sharing, Brother Tedy
 

Holy Spirit is the source of life

        tewodros    |    Apr. 21, 2014    


Where ever there is the presence of the Holy Spirit, that is our safest place in terms of living a life up to the standard of the word of God. No matter where you are and no matter what you are doing, you can just call him and feel blessed. Holy Spirit will never leave you nor forsake you. He will strength you when you feel week and helpless. When you lay down in pain and agony, he will make you bear your pain. No one on earth will understand what you are going through in life than him. Not even you family not even you closest friend. He is you closest friend. He understands everything. He is on your side.  Read More +


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Love is the way of the disciple of Christ

        tewodros    |    Apr. 18, 2014    


The cause of many arguments and troubles cannot be mentioned exhaustively. While we live in this fallen city, we are tempted to do sin no matter how good we look like from outside. There is always a limitation for our kindness and love. That is why families broke and children are growing without parents.

 

That is why prisons are full of parents that should have spent their lives serving their family than prison. As human being all we have to know is we are susceptible to violence, pain, misery and temptation. What we need to know is our actions driven by anger instead of love would bring us a lot of pain and misery. We need to understand that when we are angry we do things that we will regret latter. Read More +


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Sinful Desire

        tewodros    |    Apr. 17, 2014    


When one convinces himself in following his own selfish desire and seeks one's own pleasure without the permission of the Holy Spirit, he/she couldn’t remember anything at time of trouble. The thought of sinful desire is an idea overwriting and overwhelming the good ones from the Spirit of God. Such kind of person has no common sense and the sense of self-control. Anger, disappointment, fear and hate can steer this up from the inside. Faith, hope and love are its enemies. 

At the point one left with this flamable, agitated, aggravated, serious, all emotional, physical, uncontrollable, unthinkable feeling, lust and selfish sexual desire that couldn’t  stop until somebody do something about it. The book of proverb describes such kind of person as someone who lacks wisdom.    &nb Read More +


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Not dictated by Emotions and Feeling

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 16, 2014    


The Word of God is really amazing. The more you hear it, the more your  mind is filled with the Word. This percludes one to do things out of emotion or feelings. From experience, I have found myself doing things out of my feelings and later regeret it. It still amazes me how following your emotions or feelings result is total waste of time, money and dissatisfation. So, as the common saying goes'What would Jesus do?', I want to stop and think this question for every decsion I make. But in all this and above all ,I believe it is only Jesus who can give me the grace and power to follow the Word -and not my feelings or emotions. Read More +


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Tewodros: As Christians we may be tempted to be led by our feelings and emotions. The very nature of our flesh has a great sensation to the world which is sinful by nature. On the other hand our faith deeply rooted on the living word of God and led by the Holy Spirit can protect us from many obstacles in life that could hinder our relationship to God through Jesus Christ. God bless you for your wonderful blog.
 

Protect what you value most

        tewodros    |    Apr. 15, 2014    


There are some things in life that cannot be replaced. Somethings can be fixed easily but somethings do not. To live the most of life and be happy, we need to know the three most important things we need to protect and serve in respective order. Whether it is our relationship with God, family, parents, ministry, profession, career, education, business, investment and others, all these have a significant value and order in our lives. 

When resources are scarce, we need to retreat back to at least two most important things in life; Faithful relationship to God and love and kindness to others especially who are very close to us, children, wife, husband, mom and dad who have no one but us to support them. This will create peace and security in us and the lives of others.&nb Read More +


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Love Management Part 4

        tewodros    |    Apr. 14, 2014    


Caring for Loved Ones:

We need to be close to God as much as we can. That will make us learn the tricks of the enemy real quick. What it takes us a month or one year, we can learn it in one day. How does the enemy win and take our loved ones in to this illusion world? The main problem we have is we tend to care less and criticize more. In this world, we shouldn't criticize no one, specially those who are in need of our love and support.

Now we nag, we criticize and we judge our loved ones. Our loved ones need to know we care for them. And we are on their side no matter what happens. We need to put our time, energy and resource on them. That is how we are to God. He never takes his eyes of us. And we can understand that easily. We can get comfort and security in this way. He makes us first because he knows there is always someone to distract Read More +


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abrish: God bless your heart guys.i'm blessed.
tewodros: Thanks Abrish for reading this blog. Knowing we are loved by someone we love is very important to us. Caring for those who needs our love and support is all we need to do to keep them safe from the devil so that Jesus use us for he glorious kingdom!!! May God bless you too and we love you so much!!
 

Love Management Part 3

        tewodros    |    Apr. 11, 2014    


Love turn into Hate: 

Love can be changed to complete hate.  A thief never comes from far. The people who hurt us most are the ones that love us most. If relationship is not treated as it should be, it is dangerous. We will always be amazed how everything changes in this world. But most of all, we will be amazed how love changes in to hate.  

The level one can be so much in hate is the same level one can love. We didn't realized such kind of things in life. But they are still there happening to someone somewhere right now. And we need to be aware of it today just to make sure it will not happen to us.

Love is the main working domain of the wicked. The devil doesn't want to spend his time at the house where people are fighting. They are already in to his plan. But wherever there is true love, resistance is always there. And the only way to keep our loved ones together is to use God's wisd Read More +


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Love Management Part 2

        tewodros    |    Apr. 10, 2014    


 

Micah 7:5 -  
Don't trust anyone, not even your best friend, 
And be careful what you say to the one you love. 
Sons refuse to respect their own fathers, 
Daughters rebel against their own mothers, 
And daughters-in-law despise their mothers-in-law. 
Your family is now your enemy. 
But I trust the Lord God to save me, 
And I will wait for him to answer my prayer.

This is how the word of God describes how difficult life could be 
In the last days Jesus teaches that a brother will rise against his brother 
Knowingly or unknowingly we become enemies of each other 
They will do anything that seems to solve their problem.
Sometimes we say in agony and bitterness of our soul,  
How can I become this much ignorant? 
Due to my sufferings I even forget to eat 
What has made me laugh before is not funny anymore 
The enemy is getting bigger everyday 
How can a person like me fight with that on my own strength? 
As for me my lamentations are my dinner 
My tears are my drinks 
I wait for God no matter how long it takes 
In my problems I will wait for him 
My own family has turned their backs on me 
I don't know why 
Now who can be trusted? 
Whom shall I believe?
Then we lift our hands to God and pray,
Therefore I put my trust in the Lord
Where can I rest before coming to you Lord
My own house becomes my distress
Because of what is happening there
The enemy gathered around me and waited for my soul
They chocked me till my breath is finished in me
I know God, you see all that
I am calling your name and I know you will answer me
You will answer by fire and storm
I know you patiently wait until what you planned about them reaches
You don't leave your servant in the grave
I believe you Lord, Therefore I put my trust in you
I will make my enemies testify about my integrity
I will not envy their ways, rather I will follow you, my God
In everything they do to me, I will get revelation from you
The more they fight with me, I will be listening to your word more
This is one thing I will do, and I will do it for you, with you and by you
Weakness is our major enemy
Immaturity is our foe
Fear is what we need to fight every day
In revelation of God’s wisdom, we will walk in peace
Daily, we will seek his guidance
Surely, we will find God’s will
Honestly, we will serve him
With a brave heart, we will follow him
Whatever it is, we will not get out of his ways
However long it takes, we will see what we have lived to see
They say, "You will never learn how to pray till your child start driving"
We were weak and caught only by our own ways
Our own plans and motives become a deadly snare to our feet
Now when trouble comes day by day
And when we have no options but to turn our face to God, we begged him for guidance
Some of us are with so many burden and heavy responsibilities
Where shall we go in times of troubles?
All our instincts tells us we have to come to God
No one help us in times of trouble.
In fact they want us to fall and never to rise again

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Love Management Part 1

        tewodros    |    Apr. 8, 2014    


In this series we will learn about how it is difficult to live life with opposition from our own friends and family. Sometimes our own flesh and blood can become dangerous and unknowingly fight against us that will have a huge impact on our relationship to God through Christ.  

We will also learn that no matter what they do on to us, they do not mean to hurt us and that only because they loved us inside and they don't know how. The Bible says: Due to lack of knowledge the people have perished.

It is good to know everything that God wants us to know. We don't say, I didn t know about that. I wish I did. The wisdom of this world is far from God's eternal plan. We don't see as they see. Even we don't see as God see unless the Holy Spirit revealed it to us. How does it feel to be alone?&nb Read More +


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Hope through Holy Spirit

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 17, 2014    


Even though our enemies are more in number than before,Even though all hopes seem to be gone and we look like helpless,

Even though the devil condemns us with more sin and when our problems increase in number,

Even though all the things that used to make us happy are no more pleasant to us,

Even though all we have worked for and all we have accumulated over the years seem to be gone,

Even though when all the trust and faithfulness we believe we have built over the years are simply shattered,

Even though the world rewards us with more disappointment and more fear instead of encouragement to do and accomplish mo Read More +


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Unfailing Love

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 16, 2014    


There was a time we all once went to a brink of losing hope and courage at one point of our lives in the past. May be there are some who are passing through such kind of struggle in their lives right now. It is my purpose and duty to remind you about the love of God and that his love for us is never changing. We are here to kind of encourage one another for the love of God is unfailing like the mother’s love and beyond that. You might say in your heart:

 (Lamentations of our Soul )
"I come to the point where I am losing all the hope. My feet are stumbled and my body reaches to fall. I don’t know what to do next. God, you are my only hope I have got in my life. You know how I come to face unbearable challenges that I have right now. If I only know how, at least we will make sure nobody else will be ever fall in the same traps I already fall in my life.”

Yes our Lord, we don’t exactly know how we came to a point of desperation. We know a little and remember a little about the past. Our memory is short and we can’t exhaustively mention all that has happened in our liv Read More +


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Melaku Tekola: Amazing lesson, May God bless you all. I highly recommend everyone to read this beautiful piece of readings.
Tedy: Thank you so much Melaku for reading this blog and sharing what you feel with us. We pray that you will find divine encouragement from reading the blogs by the grace of God.
Melaku Tekola: Amazing lesson, May God bless you all. I highly recommend everyone to read this beautiful piece of readings.
 

How to manage Temptations - Part 2

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 12, 2014    


2. The power of the will

The devil literally asked Jesus to jump out of the temple quoting from the word of God to convince him about this insane act. As Christians we should align our will with the will of the father. He told him that it is written in the Bible that no man shall tempt the Lord our God.

Deuteronomy 6:16: You shall not put the Lord your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah. 

This is one of the principles of God that we just ignore. But the fact that we ignore his principles doesn’t mean they don’t work. Take for example the law of gravity. You can’t beat gravity. As there are natural laws, there are God’s laws that we must obey no matter wh Read More +


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Fasika Tekoa: May God bless you Teddy, I am so blessed I took my lesson from this blog.
 

How to manage temptations?

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 11, 2014    



Do you ever ask your selves what are the major causes of temptations? Do you ever wonder what brings the temptations to us? Do you think how temptations come and even why they come to us? Do you ever wanted to triumph over your temptation? 

The Bible teaches us how to manage temptations on Matthew 4:4. According to the Bible Jesus was tempted by the devil three times. And he won his battles basically by sticking to the truth according to the word of God. 

The Bible also teaches us as soon as he finished his battles with the devil in the wilderness, he came back mighty in the spirit full of the Spirit of God that all of his miracles and teaching was derived fr Read More +


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The Effects of Divorce on Children

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 10, 2014    



The effects of divorce on children

1. Children Trust is broken:

Children always carry with them a broken heart where ever they go that will affect them emotionally, psychologically, and socially, spiritually and many more. They would not be able to see the world with love as they used but with the eyes of hatred and bitterness since that is what they learn from their parents.

Most of the things we show to our children, they behave and act according to how we behave. They tend to imitate what we do in the real world.

If we are showing them to break a covenant that we make with our spouse, they tend to do the same thing unless the power of the Lord interferes in their li Read More +


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Fasika: O MG so amazing preach may God bless you so much! !!!! I love you!!!!!!
Tewodros Kebede: Thank you so much for your blessings and prayers. May God bless you abundantly!!!
Gashaw kebede: Thank you Fasik , Glory be to God for this amazing divine revelation, let god annoint you and bless your mariage more and more forever in Jesus Name Amen. I pray and declare divorce will never be your portion in Jesus Name Amen. You are covered by the blood of Jesus. Pass my greetings, Bye, Gashaw and Families
 

The Consequences of Divorce

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 9, 2014    


In my opinion divorce is the most destructive force that can scatter families like dust. I would say many wouldn’t dare to walk in that road if they can realize the worst thing that can happen to their family if they chose to divorce their spouse.

The Bible tells us that God hates divorce for the very reason that divorce causes irreversible damage to our being and the wellness of the ones we love most. Among many other reasons that divorce brings to our family I would like to mention few of the consequences of divorce.

Before that I would like you take this as my personal opinion that the Lord teaches me in this short period of my life. This is not by any means the final point where it should end. I would like to hear also your opinion so that we can grow together in the body of Jesus Chri Read More +


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Fasika: O MG so amazing preach may God bless you so much! !!!! I love you!!!!!!
Ted: Love you too, dear!!! Glad you get wisdom from this blog.
Ted: Love you too, dear!!! Glad you get wisdom from this blog.
Ted: Love you too, dear!!! Glad you get wisdom from this blog.
 

The Bible is not Fiction Part 2

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 8, 2014    


If you don’t expose yourself in to the teaching of Godly instructions that are based on the Bible, you will not have the ability to conceive faith on the Lord.

The last and most important thing is don’t step away from the will of God for your life because something bad has happened to you or someone you love. 

The Bible doesn’t promise you that you will not be persecuted and pass though extreme hardship in this life. But it specifically instructs you and me to be faithful even up to death.

Yes bad things can happen to good people but the Lord will change everything for the better. Cannot blame everything on God. We need to take responsibility and it is not to the best of his interest that we suffer Read More +


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The Bible is not Fiction Part 1

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 5, 2014    


My dear his love is still alive in me. He is something that cannot be replaced with anything. His love never changes forerver. The Bible defines my spiritual identity and who I am in Christ. It is the main channel of communication with my God and my Lord.

When I was too little to face the big world, the Bible was the only Book that gives me confidence and courage. When I was trembling out of fear whether out of sin or out of less of experience, it gives me power to rise up again and to try.

Yes now a days you may find such kind of confidence through social media channels and inspirational videos. But they will not save souls out of the mouth of the evil. When death was very near to take me down the path of darkness; When my soul was about to be destroyed by the arrogance of the wicked; When sickness took me by surprise and eat my flesh piece by piece; My dear moved from the heavens ,he restored my soul, and  renewed my strength to my bon Read More +


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When to Be and Not to Be Angry

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 2, 2014    



Many men and women of God in the Bible felt the feeling of anger. Mosses and Elisha are examples for this. Mosses didn’t have to break the stone tablets in which the ten commandments of God were written. He was compeled to do it when he saw the Israelites sinning and worshiping idols instead of the most fearsome God while he was away for a while to receive the 10 commandments from God. Elisha cursed those children who had called him baldy and they all died by an attack from wild animal.

And as we see on the Bible 2 Kings 5, Elisha was so much angry that he cursed Gehazi to get Naaman skin disease since Ghazi got what he wanted using Elisha’s name as a means of begging.&nb Read More +


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How to deal with Anger?

        Tewodros    |    Sep. 1, 2014    


In ths life, we may not have seen any other form of feelings and state of mind that weakens the immunity to sin other than this wild, ablazing, agitating kind of feeling known as anger. It causes too much problem for a christian who is separated to live a life of righteousness in Christ. Most of the sins that christians commit are related one way or another to anger. I cannot recall any of the transgressions I have made without feeling anger in me. 

The big question is why do we still feel angry after receiving all of the blessings of Love of God gave it to us through Christ? God gave us a beautiful gift that is more precious than anything in life. He gave us his son’s li Read More +


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Accountability

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 7, 2014    


I believe accoutability is very  crucial in a Christians life.  When one is surounded - so to speak- with famliy and friends the person's life is out in the open;and he/she becomes cautious in his/her Christian life. This will in turn help that individual to grow. Ofcourse, the person should be acountable to God first: thinking '  what would God think about this situation?'  But I have found out that when you know that you are being watched, you work harder, act better and refrain from sinful deeds. In addition, familiy and friensd, admonish you, and also encourage you -which I think is excellent because it makes you a better person. Although a Chrisitian person's life shouldnt be life like the celebrities in such a way that every little move is watched, a Christian should have fellow Chrstian friends to formulate accountablity. Read More +


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Tewodros: I have felt this experience myself before. We tend to be more cautious and more attentive to our work when our boss is around in such a way that we want to please him/her more which we think it can add a level of security to our job. Well this by itself is not a bad thing to do. What it is bad is if we are not doing what we suppose to do with the absence of our boss. Well that depends what kind of job we are doing and whether we can honor God doing our job. However I wonder if we could do the same things to our father in heaven. He is our father and God. We need to respect him and do what he tells us to do no matter what. His eyes are always on his children. He has given each one of a purpose or job we need to accomplish in this life. He also gave us a talent so that we may help others in our earthly responsibilities. Jesus told us that we need not to fear no one except God. We should respect our elders, bosses, leaders. But we need to fear God as he has the power to save and to kill. And not only that he has the power to redeem you from eternal death or not. So the point is compared to what a human can do to us, God can do so much more in everything. I am so much amazed by our fathers who understood this basic principle of life and honor him even if they come face to face with atoning fire, or when thrown in to a den of lions. They never hesitate for a second that they should honor the word of the king that can only kill but not burn in eternally fire, but they honor God who have the power to do both. And he was faithful to save them from their enemies. Praise the lord. God bless you!
 

What does the Bible says about marriage?

        tewodros    |    Apr. 4, 2014    



1 Corinthians 7 -

Now I will answer the questions that you asked in your letter. You asked, "Is it best for people not to marry?" Well, having your own husband or wife should keep you from doing something immoral. Husbands and wives should be fair with each other about having sex[fulfill his marital duty to his wife]. A wife belongs to her husband instead of to herself, and a husband belongs to his wife instead of to himself. So don't refuse sex to each other, unless you agree not to have sex for a little while, in order to spend time in prayer. 

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Faithfulness to the Lord Part 5

        tewodros    |    Apr. 3, 2014    



Faithfulness doesn’t focus on the enemy we kill rather it is about to use and depend on God's name to kill a giant enemy. It is all about trust and LOVE and hope and faith. When it is in our capability, we find no help. But when it is more than we can bear, help has already come to us.   

No disappointment, no anger is bigger than faithfulness. But in these last days, pleasure is its major enemy.  

Jesus said, 

I seek not my own pleasure but to do what my father tells me to do. 

He also said in some other place, 

If you believe in me, ask me and I will do it.&nb Read More +


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Faithfulness to the Lord Part 4

        tewodros    |    Apr. 2, 2014    


You need to control those habit you and God know that you know it is not good. Devil may even try to convince you that it is ok to do it. 

I know the poor who cannot afford to eat good, quality food will make it to heaven. But I don't know some immoral people would. So fight immorality in general. Immorality is the source of all addiction. 

Immorality is the source of all addiction. 

 

And control your feelings. You cannot do righteousness with your feelings. But we can achieve that through endurance in faith and hope, through LOVE for one another and faithfulness to the Lord.  Read More +


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How Do We Deal with Insult?

        tewodros    |    Apr. 1, 2014    


 

Anger is the opposite of LOVE. Anger is committed when someone attacks us like a lion. Take for example that someone just insults us in a very disgraceful manner. When that happens, you will feel so much anger because of the insult. No one on earth will take something like that. A disgraceful insult can come to us like an arrow and we can feel it piercing through our soul especially if we don't do anything to deserve it.


The person that insults us may be a healthy looking person even though no healthy person just put a curse on somebody else. As a result we become angry because we are insulted out of no where for some reason. We didn't do anything wrong but now we feel so much anger inside us. What do we need to do in response to that? The Lord said, "Dont worry about anything that comes to you. It will be processed and latter on, it will be excluded from you bod Read More +


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Tan Yeowhwa: Brother Tedy, thanks for sharing about insult and how to handle them. I must admit that it is not easy to handle them well, yet I want to learn not to be so reactive when I receive insult but to take the matter to the Lord and let Him handle. Self respect is a very important virtue that we should have. For it gives us strength for the emotion, it guides us on the right principles and it helps us to be the person God creates us to be. Thanks for sharing Blessings always
Tedy: Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I pray that you become strong in Christ Jesus.
SaRang Park: Recently, I had an incident with my classmate at school. He spoke to me with very hurtful words, and I couldn't handle them. I kept asking myself what I should have done. My self-worth got low as I thought of what he said. Now I have read what you wrote about dealing with insult and treating others with love, I understand that I should have taken this to the Lord instead of allowing the words to let me down. I love how you described David and his reaction that pleased God. The blog is very encouraging and helpful. Thank you for sharing :)
 

The Level of our Faith

        tewodros    |    Mar. 29, 2014    



His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and Godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,  by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with Godliness, and Godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.  For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins.  - 2 Peter 1&nb Read More +


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MARRIAGE IS GOD's IDEA

        worku    |    Mar. 29, 2014    


Marriage God's Idea  by Focus on the Family.  

 

Where there is anything that's designed, there is a designer. Whether it's a truck, building or train — or even marriage — there is always a mastermind behind the masterpiece. God, the mastermind of marriage, also has a plan for how marriage works best.  

 

It can be overwhelming to try and understand God's design and plan for marital love because contradicting and varying messages are everywhere: in books, magazines, movies and music. As a result, many couples fall into the trap of looking everywhere but to the Designer to find out what God intended for marriage. If you've tried understanding marriage through the world, there's a better way.   Read More +


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FAMILY

        worku    |    Mar. 29, 2014    


በቅርብ ያለ ጓደኛ   

 

 በዚህ ዓለም እየጠፉ ካሉት ዋነኛ ሃብቶች ውስጥ ቀዳሚ ተርታ ከሚመደቡት አንዱ እውነተኛ ወዳጅ ነው። እግዚአብሔር ለሰው ልጅ የሚሰጠው ሁለተኛ በረከት ሰው ነው። ቀዳሚውና ዋነኛው በረከት ግን ሰዎች ሁሉ ከዘላለም ጥፋት እንዲድኑ እራሱን በመስቀል ላይ በመስጠት ዋጋ የከፈለልን ኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ነው። ሰው የእግዚአብሔርን መልካምነት በየቀኑ እናይበት ዘንድ የተሰጠን በረከት ነው። ያውም ደግሞ ለእያንዳንዳችን የሚመቹ የሚሸከሙ የሚመክሩ የሚራሩ የሚያፈቅሩ የማይፈርዱ የማየከስሱ የማያሴሩ የሚያካፍሉ የሚያጋሩ እንደ ልብ የሆኑ ወዳጆች ተሰጥቶናል። ስለ ወዳጅ ምንነት መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ሲናገር "ወዳጅ በዘመኑ ሁሉ ይወድዳል ወንድምም ለመከራ ይወለዳል።" ም&


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What is it Uplifting Entertainment?

        tewodros    |    Mar. 28, 2014    


What is the form of entertainment our soul wants? Is there any form of boundaries that we make between our faith in Christ and the world out there? Do we put our things before our faith? Do we put our family before our faith in Christ? 

Even if we are the most miserable person in the whole world, we shouldn t allow anything to come between us and the love of God in Christ. We may turn out to be physically sick or pronounced physically dead, but nothing overwrites the love of God from our heart.  Read More +


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Trusting God for his promises

        tewodros    |    Mar. 27, 2014    


It is always good to share an experience with somene we could trust as there is at least something we could learn from that with out repeting the same mistake. The things we shared with the person made us remember most of the good and bad times in our lives. Whether it is to discuss it or talked it through, we know that there is at least one person that we can freely share everything with. 

Why we shouldn t trust a person and trust only God? Well the answer is we don't want to trust a person but the spirit of the Lord inside that person. Although there is still a 50% probability that there could be devil inside no matter how strong and kind that person looks like. So the answer to the question that can we trust a person totally depends what kind of trust wewant to put on that person. Still God is the ultimate faithful and you can always put your trust on him. don't trust person no matter how good they look because we are humans after all. Read More +


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Unconditional Love from the Lord

        tewodros    |    Mar. 26, 2014    


When God starts to talk to us, he talks loud and clear. There is nothing mysterious about his message

We need to realize that the way out of afflictions and strong bondage is absolutely from our side not Gods.

I believe there are different kinds of evil sprits that come to us to strip us from our grace. They come to us because they know our destiny is great. Thinking that, they have no options but to fight us while we are weak and unwise. That is what God s protection is always around us that they may not attack us forcefully or make us do what we don't want to do. Read More +


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The Hardship of Relationships

        tewodros    |    Mar. 25, 2014    


Is it better to be alone than to be in relationship? We can really get hurt if we cannot find the distinct boundary in our relationships with others. Some tend to be more controlling and even more. Some are abusive by nature.

Our main curse when we are thrown to this world is so that we no more understand the true meaning of love - We tend to be abusive rather than loving and cherish. This curse is only taken by Lord Jesus Christ. Only when God wants to help us again. This is the time when he wants to be in peace with us after all those years of slavery of sin. Read More +


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An Eagle Lived Like a Chicken

        tewodros    |    Mar. 20, 2014    



While we were called to live our lives like an eagle or like a wine that creates a soothing feeling in wounded body or as Olive Tree Oil that heals the wound, instead we lived our lives like a thorn bush.

What a great disappointment this would be to the Lord and to us. But we didn't know, do we? We eat and walk like a chicken. We strive and strive to jump in the air just a little bit. Why can't we fly? I believe it is because we trusted more of our circumstances than our dreams and aspirations.

We don't have the courage to look up and the faith we need to have to visualize and anticipate our destiny far beyond our present situations. There is another identity that God created in Christ. But we are afraid to become it. Therefore we put more attention on what is near to us rather that what is to be captured by fai Read More +


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The End Times

        tewodros    |    Mar. 19, 2014    


Matthew 24:44 

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

When everything looks good, smooth and safe; 

When everyone asks you to go forward and just try it; 

When every feeling and every nerve urge you to continue; 

It is good to listen to the Lord. 

 

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freedom from guilt

        Eskedar    |    May. 6, 2014    


One of the greatest things about being born again is the previlege of not living in guilt. I used to feel guilty about every mistake I made before I accepted  Jesus in my life. How bothersome it was and a great hindrance to my life. Oh how amazing it was ,I accepted Jesus and I was free from the burden of guilt.  It was astouding because it proved to me that Jesus was atually real. He washed -and still washes my sins away and gives me a clear conscience.

Christiantity does not give one a liscence to sin. Jesus does not want us to sin, yet  He forgives us when we do. The blood of  Jesus is powerful and it works. There is the conviciton of the Holy Spirit that directs us to the right way. However, there is no burden of sin in Christ Jesus. That is the beauty of Christiantly. Read More +


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Fasika: We used to feel the guilt and condemnation when we didn?t do things the right way we knew. The law was the ultimate power that governs our way of life. When we come to Jesus, he gave us the Spirit of peace and love, Holy Spirit. And we no longer get troubled by every line of command found in the law. Instead Holy Spirit advice us to walk in love and accomplish the will of God in our life favored with grace and accompanied by his mercy and love. What a great privilege is it when the Spirit of the lord become our councilor and his right hand is with us to strength us when we become week. It is by his amazing grace we are able to walk in love with out the condemnation of sin found in the law.
 

Choosing Our Friends Wisely

        fasika    |    May. 5, 2014    


Some people are constantly trying to disrespect us and degrade our relationship with God. They can be a good instrument for the evil and to minimize one to one relationship with such kind of people could be one option until we become aware of what is really going on behind them.

Jesus said, "I am not praying for those who belong to the world."

I am praying for them, but not for those who belong to this world. - John 17-9

This shows how important we need to take our lives seriously concerning our relationship with God and not allowing evil to get a chance to separate us from our father.

Choose wisely what you LOVE. LOVE what you chose. Hate is not on the menu. But you have the right to choose your friends. Do not hate no one, not even your enemies. If you continue with that, you will find yourself full of worries and troubles. You got to say, "No, I am sorry I can't", sometim Read More +


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Eskedar: if people pretend to be your friend but actually go behind your back and harm you, well they are not your friend. love them as Jesus commanded but yes keep your distance! not worth the time and love you invest on them
Eskedar: if people pretend to be your friend but actually go behind your back and harm you, well they are not your friend. love them as Jesus commanded but yes keep your distance! not worth the time and love you invest on them
Fasika: We behave and imitate what we listen/watch most of the time. Especially we tend to be more of our friends. Friends have the power to direct us in to the light or in to the path of darkness. Hence if friends have the power to shape what we are, then we need to be more careful when we choose our fiends. Thanks and May God bless u.
Tewodros: The lord doesn't want us to hurt our selves in having fellowship with bad people. Our Christianity is not measured based on how much we get hurt while we try to be friends with the world. In fact the word of God strictly stated that we cannot be friends with the world and with God at the same time. Friendship with the world is enmity with God!
Tewodros: The lord doesn't want us to hurt our selves in having fellowship with bad people. Our Christianity is not measured based on how much we get hurt while we try to be friends with the world. In fact the word of God strictly stated that we cannot be friends with the world and with God at the same time. Friendship with the world is enmity with God!
Sophia J : A Very fine article. We really need (very very much!) such dosages of wisdom. Thank you for sharing! God bless you. Looking for more such writings :)
Raynard shellow: Thank you for your blog today and the message that is well need to hear at this time. be blessed
 

The Sooner the Better

        fasika    |    May. 2, 2014    


The level of interest we want something determines how quick we will get it. Jesus obeyed his father fully and shortly he joined his father in heaven. We are here on earth for only one ultimate purpose that is to show that we really obey the father. If God is going to destroy today that we made yesterday, it means he is not interested on the art craft. Nor he is interested on the architecture or the sky scrapers we made.

 

That is why Jesus doesnt come here and be the best in everything. He has come to this earth with a very specific purpose that is to be slaughtered for the sake of every sinner. Jesus carried every sin every human being made before he is born or after and he take all of that and burn on the cross. There is a beauty with that that God has made for us. He made Jesus to carry all of our sins without even complaining. Read More +


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eskedar: it is true the greatest thing God desires from us is Obedience. He is pleased by that more than anything.
Tewodros: It is still a great mystery for many what the Lord has done for us on the cross. Jesus had obeyed his father till death even if it is a death on the cross which was the most humiliating way of persecution and execution at the time. He did that to take the shame and death we have brought onto us by sinning against God. With his humiliation, he brought forth a victory for us so that we all may bring ourselves to the lord without the guilt of our sin. May the lord give his grace to obey him till the end! The mercy of the lord endures forever
 

prayer

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 30, 2014    


prayer is simply talking to God just as a person talks to his/her close friend. It does not have to be formal. i love this fact because I can share anything with God: God I am tired of such and such.. help me .God I need guidance, am struggling in this area etc. I got this right to talk to God through Jesus Christ. My faith through Jesus Christ gives me direct acess to God like it says in Ephesians. It is a wonderful previlege.  And when prayer gets answered, it is even more exciting. there is a  well known song" I am a freind of God, He calls me friend." it is pretty awesome when a human like me can be called a friend of The Most High God-God who is omnipresent omnipotent and much more. Read More +


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Teddy: When we pray to God, amazing things happen. one of the most incredible things I have come to realize is when we pray things become more easier to do. They become less stressful to manage. It is a great privilege to be able to pray and leave our anxiety and worries to the lord.. isn't? May God bless you for sharing this blog with us.
 

Grace vs Self-righteousness

        tewodros    |    Apr. 29, 2014    


No matter who we are or where we come from, we are one way or the other subject to sin against the Lord. This is no matter how righteous we want to be to please our Lord with all our heart, our soul and our spirit.

But there is always one problem. That is the flesh always battle with the spirit and once in a while the spirit gives a way to the flesh. It is like two spirits living in side of us - one is a good one and the other is a bad one.

As long as they are in there the battle is always there.

But don't forget, who ever fights till the end will  win the battle. It is true that one has to give way to the other. One has to leave while one will continue to gr Read More +


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Robin Francis: The devil knows our weakness and will use it against us over and over because he doesn't have any new tricks! We all stumble and fall, but we get right back up! It will always be a fight as long as we are on the earth.. We have a real enemy who hates us and is out to destroy us... But all we need to remember is that Jesus defeated him! So, yes he can annoy us but he can't because of the blood of Jesus destroy us
 

The Woman I worked with

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 27, 2014    


I rememeber saying my previous colleague told me about a great Christian fellow whose Chrstian life shone among the  non believers. I also worked with a Christian lady who had impressed me immensely.

Well from where shall I start? Firstly, she was deligent. Not only performed her tasks, but was also very willing to go out of her way to help others.

Secondly, she listened to the problems of others includung mine and strived to solve them- that is ofcouse - in her spare time. She prayed for me and took me to prayer centers. Read More +


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Teddy: Our forefathers who led us in to faith by following the footsteps of Jesus themselves enriched our faith by living a Godly life. They inspired us to accomplish the will of God. They have been led and inspired by their forefathers as the Holy Spirit their strength and source of wisdom. They plead us to follow their footsteps and to do the same for others. Paul described himself as a person who has lost everything for the sake of the gospel of Jesus and he motivated us to look like him as he looked to be like Jesus.
 

Dick and Rick - Father and Son Love Story

        fasika    |    Apr. 25, 2014    


A love story about a father and a son who have got a large media coverage at the time. The son was born with birth complications and is not able to walk or talk because of his disability. The doctor advised the parents to institutionalize him so that they may not worry about him the rest of their lives and just go on with their lives.

 

In the eyes of many the son was helpless. But the parents didn’t take it that way. For them he is the same value and importance as any of their children born without difficulty. Read More +


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Eskedar: what a great story, very touching. God bless you Fasika!
eskedar: there is a blessing in the Book of Numbers said at the end of most church services: May God shine his face upon you, give you peace ..I think it is called the Aaronic Blessing; may God bless you with that blessing
Fasika: Amen! Thanks Eskedar. It is amazing we a have a father who is willing to look for us by going extra miles just to find us and keep us with him forever. You too shall be blessed with the lord's blessing
 

Action speaks more than words

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 24, 2014    


When I was working in one particukar institution, I used to have a colleague who was somewhat a Christian. He believed in Jesus Christ but hated affiliated himself with any church. However, he used to tell me about his friend who worked in another company.  That person was a Christian - and his life spoke it: he was kind, deligent a treated people under him with utmost respect and much more. What striked me was that the persons working with him and spoke well of him were not Chrstians. They were impressed by his life. Ewnetegna pente new' yelu nebere. I used to think 'what a testimnoy!'. Read More +


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Fasika: I am always amazed how our action has greater significance than our words even though our words play a very significant role in our lives. Our actions do speak themselves. Our lord Jesus teaches us to bear fruits of the Spirit so that people can see and distinguish who we came from. If we are from the world, we bear fruits that will fade away soon. But if we are from above, we will bear fruit that is everlasting and can benefit many. This way the wisdom of God identifies us from the world and the world from us. Our action do speak on their own so let?s use it as a way to convey God?s love and everlasting compassion wherever we go and whatever we do. God bless you exceedingly above all measures in the name of Jesus. Amen!
 

Love

        Eskedar    |    Apr. 24, 2014    


I have read the  New Testament three times and have been struck by by many themes. One of them stands out - love.  Of all the things God requires from us,  love is the most important one. He wants us Chrstians to love Him with all our mind,heart and soul; and to love our neighbors as ourselves. From my point of view, if we love Him we wll be passionate to please Him. That is what God wants, a heart after Him. My prayer is " God I want to please You desperately but I find myself short of the power to do so. Please give me Your grace and power to live  Your way of life.  Then  'I look upon Jesus' and become reminded on Gospel of John:Chpater 1 verse 14," tsega ena ewneten temolto begna adere". Jesus came to enable me to live for God by living inside me through Holy Spirit. This rejoices my heart because Jesus is not judgmental yet compassionate. He is ready to give me grace when I need it Read More +


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Ted: Wow! Nice blog. May God bless you and give you more and more enlightenment of his word in Christ Jesus.
Fasik: Wonderful reminder what a christian should act and behave. God bless you.
Tewodros: Thanks all. May God bless you!!
 

Easter

        tewodros    |    Apr. 23, 2014    


On the day of Easter God did some thing that the world had never seen before. He did some thing that no one has fully understood and has not been told to its fullness. On this very day a son was given for us as a ransom for our transgression and our sins. 

 

Our sins have caused us death and God loved us so much he punished his son for us. It is impossible for God to break his principles and values. It is also impossible for us to sin and not paid the price of our sins 

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