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
 

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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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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The Bread of Life

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 15, 2016    



John 6:35And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, that ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.



Jesus is the Living Bread of LIfe that we eat and shall not starve no more. He satisfies our innermost cravings and desires. There is nothing we want in his presence. His Spirit gives all we need and all we want.


People who don’t have this revelation do all manner of things to satisfy themselves with all the garbage and the non-sense the world can offer.


Jesus is the only way to quench the thirst of our soul. The desire of our soul has been always for the one who he created her, our God.


But since we don’t know what we want, we find peace and joy and happiness in the wrong places. We think we can find this joy through fame, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc.


But after we west everything like that disobedient son mentioned in Mathew, we only realize that all our youth and money are wasted looking for the right thing in the wrong places.


Only God can give true joy since he is the source of life.


The best part is once we know him and start to follow him, he will never cast us down or abandon us like children without fathers.


If you are wondering what could be the will of God in your life, the answer is it is that you may find Jesus and believe in him and have everlasting LIFE through him.


Jesus is indeed the bread of life that we need daily to eat and drink and satisfy our soul from the everlasting Love of God through his son Jesus Christ. Read More +


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The Power of Prayer

        Tewodros    |    Feb. 8, 2016    



Why Prayer?

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. -Acts 12:5

From this chapter, we learn that prayer is the most fearsome weapon for the Believer against the works of the enemy. 

The same ruler that had ordered the killing of disciple James and succeeded, also ordered to do the same thing with Peter. But by the strong prayer of the church, we all know he has been miraculously saved by the Angel of God.

Prayer is a powerful tool for us to withstand every evil in our lives. Prayer in faith and faith alone can move mountains and quench the blazing heat of fire and destroy the power of a storm. < Read More +


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How to Deal with Challenges in leadership?

        Tewodros    |    Aug. 10, 2015    


The leadership challenges we face every day are very crucial in dictating our lives and the lives of our loved ones. I would like to highlight the importance of leadership and the significance of dealing with the challenges we face during leadership.

We become so much frustrated after we tried all we can do and there is nothing we can do any more to change our situation. We get very much disappointed and they beat us very good and we can’t even continue to lead in that area.

As a worker we wanted to see the fruits of our labor and we tend to get nothing. Our problems deeply rooted in our weak emotions and the backgrounds of the other person. Change is not easy and it takes quite some time in some cases. Even the word of God says if we don’t give up so quickly, we will eat the fruit in due ti Read More +


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Challenges in marriage

        Tewodros    |    Aug. 10, 2015    


Challenges at home are sometimes different than we face from outside.  We usually don’t take an issue in a relationship that is from outside of our house very seriously.  

People may tend to make us feel bad and disturb our feelings, but yet they are not always successful. If we noticed we do not have the option to create the same feeling inside the house as we do outside.  

I also noticed that some people if you see them outside the house and if you see them inside the house, they are two different persons.  

Why is this all happening to us sometimes? Is it because we don’t love the people outside the house as we love very much our own family. We all know we got so emotional when someone touch the one we love mo Read More +


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What is the cause of homosexuality?

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 15, 2015    


I believe homosexual behavior can be conceived (with a lie from the devil) and cultivated in the heart of a person where there is no deep revelation about the fear of God. 

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. If God doesn’t want you to start a relationship with the wrong gender, then don’t. The fact that one has been sexually abused and tortured by some evil person doesn’t mean he/she should go for homosexuality.  But I strongly believe that when someone is sexually violated by a spiritually possessed person, there is a good opportunity for the spirit of the wicked to possess this person. 

In other words, homosexuality can be transmitted through sexual contact with other same sax homosexual person with or without consent.  Our fight and main struggle is not with flesh, but against evil principalities who can ruin our lives in one incident. That is why we need to cover ourselves and our family with the blood of Jesus every day before we do anything.&nb Read More +


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What are the consequences of homosexuality?

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 15, 2015    


Homosexual behavior or act is considered as a sin in the Bible.  

The Bible teaches us for a man to take one woman as a wife and woman to take one man as a husband. I believe the nature of a man is to be with a woman and not with another man and a woman with a man. Only a woman can complete and fulfill the desires of a man and vice versa. It is all about all kinds of human, emotional, sexual, psychological, physical, and spiritual compatibility and much more.  

One of the wonders of God is, how God makes a woman out of a man so that the two shall be inseparable. The two cannot function without each other in a marital relationship. You cannot change that principle. It will be absolutely impossible for a man to fulfill the marital requirement of another man instead of a woman. &nb Read More +


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Personal Testimony

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 6, 2015    


In this personal testimony, I would like to share a few of my personal experiences with Jesus and how Jesus never leaves me nor forsakes me when I was in trouble. It is a living testament, which is written on my heart by the power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of my God and my Lord Jesus Christ. This can be taken as evidence that he can be trusted at all times. He came at last when everything I had and everything I could possibly think of was gone.  But He was never late. He is on time all the time. Here I will mention a few instances of how He came late and resurrected my dead life with his miracles.

1. When I was close to death because of my illness at 8th grade, he healed my full body and gives me a second chance. &nb Read More +


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Personal Background

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 5, 2015    


I believe these pieces of writings will be a lesson to me and for those who will get the chance to read my story. I will incorporate God’s word in it. I hope it will be a book of wisdom not critics.   

I was born in a small town in Ethiopia, Africa. I was raised by two hard working parents who want nothing but the best for their children. I was the first born and I have two sisters and one brother in my family.   

My parents got divorced when I was 5 years old. At first I got the chance to live with my father, but then later I moved to my mom and my little sister when my father married his second wife after 5 years my parents got divorced. &nb Read More +


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Marriage Prayer

        Fasika    |    Jun. 25, 2015    


It is the will of our father to find the right marriage partner in life. It is also his will to be blessed and bless other marriages. It is what he wants to do for his children. For his will is full of peace, joy and kindness. When the Lord blessed us with a companion in life, we need to ask him what are the things he wants to accomplish in our marriage. We need to receive a vision about our marriage. We need to pray:

Lord, you have considered and blessed your servant with a blessed wife/husband and a happy marriage. What is it that you want me to do that will eventually make you happy?

Tell us the work to be done. Enlighten us and give us dreams and visions. You have now two individuals who have separated themselves for you. Your kingdom has to be preached for the lives to come. Your love has to be told for generations.&nb Read More +


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The Impartation of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost

        Tewodros    |    Jun. 20, 2015    


One of the good things about this kind of impartation is that it is peaceful and full of compassion for others. It is as if something is flowing non-stop with in us to give us rest and peace. When that happens, we will also want to share that with the rest of the world with great ambition and zeal for the kingdom of God. We would feel empathy for those who are going through tough times with or without their consent.

On the contrary, when we are out of the presence of God, we will not feel love and kindness for others. All we think all day is to make us happy and not to care for others. The presence of God creates initiation in you to do good with your time and with all you have got. He wants you to share your belongings with the nee Read More +


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God shaped Hole

        Eskedar    |    May. 8, 2014    


I have heard a lot of seroms in my life. One truth strikes me and I believe it totally. There is a 'God shaped hole' in our lives that can only be satisfied by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal saviour.  Other things in life are important such as money and relationships. However, without Jesus in one's life there is no contentment.

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Immediate Emotional Healing

        fasika    |    May. 7, 2014    


Let’s say you have some unpleasant argument with your spouse and you feel discomfort in side and you want to go back to your previous state. Words cannot be unspoken. But feelings can be healed. 

Make sure in any kind of arguments, you are not saying what you don’t want to say that makes you regret. If you did not offend your spouse during your conversation, there will be a good chance that you will have emotional healing from the words of others. 

 

Rather than on focusing on the direct words that comes from your spouse, focus on the overall feelings and motive of your spouse. Don’t allow to develop a resentment and tendency to memorize the bad things that is spoken from your spouse.  Read More +


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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.

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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!!
 

Our Faith in Christ Matters

        Fasika    |    Jul. 18, 2014    


Abraham was justified by faith rather than by works. 

The psalmist speaks about the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: "blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered… Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.

Romans 4:7  “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered;

The sanctification of our sin is completely out of the compassion of our God towards us. For sin has entered the world by one man’s fault, it is by one man’s obedience we shall be saved out of the goodness and mercy of God and not by our goodness or righteousne Read More +


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Jesus, the morning star

        Fasika    |    Jul. 17, 2014    


Jesus wants to get your attention. God the father has been working since the beginning of time. You must be working also. The only way you can check if you are working in the spirit is how you wake up in the morning.  

 

Are you prepared for the new day? Are you prepared to see your father working in your life and in the life of others? Do you want to please him in your ways? Do you want to know what to do from dawn to dusk? Do you want to see his face?  

 

Do you want to see his glory? Are you ready to be used? Are you ready to be the servant of the most high? If you are ready, please don’t turn your first Angel down. Please don’t give him any excuse and reason not to get up. As he is Angel and he might not compromise with your procrastinations. He could take your word as it is. So be careful what you say with the Angels. You cannot see the dark night without light unless some kind of sun light shines.  Read More +


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Communication is the Key to Relationships

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 16, 2014    



Whether it is at the office or at home, whether with a stranger at the super market or with an old friend at the park, whether with family and friends or with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, everything falls at the stake of the words that comes of our mouth, the words we use to communicate.

Relationship depends on communication and vise versa.  We tend to talk more or communicate more with someone we are very close with. The issue is all about trust and faith. But then how do we communicate effectively with someone who we don’t feel intimate with?

There is so much power when individuals communicate for a common goal and purpose. We can see that how much the people of Babylon accomplished and fail to do so when they cannot communicate no mo Read More +


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The Voice of Celebration

        Fasika    |    Jul. 15, 2014    



In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation;    I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense[a];   he has become my salvation.” With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.” - Isaiah Read More +


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The Gift of all Gifts

        Fasika    |    Jul. 14, 2014    



God is the giver of all of our heavenly gifts. God has blessed us without measure out of the abundance of mercy. It is not because we deserve it but it is because of his magnificent love and kindness for us. We have done nothing to win God’s grace.   

It is not even something we have to compete for. God is more than fair in his judgment. God has judged in favor of us but still his judgment is fair. He has decided to save us long time ago. He has interfered with our affliction and he has given us rest and an everlasting place to live.   

We were not expecting anyone to come to us to save us but you, Lord. Most of all you gave us love to abide by. You gave us your son which is our greatest blessing. Everything else is extra. Every kind of blessing you gave to us is something additional. But they are still important to us. &nb Read More +


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The Desire for the Glory of God

        Fasika    |    Jul. 11, 2014    



How beautiful it is when we do all things for God's glory no matter what we do! The fear of him will always be in you. This is the next intimate relationship with God. You no more have feelings for the self. Instead you always try to realize what makes him happy and what makes him sad. You don’t seek your own expectations of what makes him happy. Instead you do only what he tells you to do. You don’t seek your own desires but instead you go after his. You don’t run after your wild dreams but you will follow him wherever he leads you.

You don’t hesitate to follow his laws instead you direct your path according to his will. You don’t try to make someone happy just to get attention. You make him happy first and all the rest latter. You don’t fear no one but the only one who should be respected all the time. 

This is how you will glorify his name on your life. The name that have the full power on the earth and the heaven. His name is Jesus and it is sweetest than anything else. You start to live as a sacrifice to his pleasure not drawn too much to your own desires running away from slavery of the mind, the body and the soul which is only possible through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

How good is it to worship God in the midst of his congregation? How blessed we shall be if we can really make him happy with our songs - a song that comes from truthful mouth.  How blissful to be chosen by God for his own work. How blessed is the person whose tongue that really speaks the right thing at the time of need. How great his love? How wonderful is his mercy? He ought to be worshiped and glorified. Therefore we should go on and on praising him all the days and all nights of my remaining life.

After all life is too precious to play with and we should take all the effort to preserve it. Praying is sometimes the best we can do about it. Sometimes, when God requests something from us to do something or to just believe, it is because he has better plans. Moreover, when we are asked to do something we better do it because it is for our good he plans.

Sometimes God requests us to give what we love most just to express how much we love him. Like a father who gives something to his son and ask him back. We become too much focused and overwhelmed by the item, and we say we won’t let go. Hay! It is already God's gift to us and the thing is we better like it or not we should give it back and we know God is not a taker. He will give it back to us again. Let’s believe him and he is faithful to do what is best for Read More +


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The Word of God

        Fasika    |    Jul. 10, 2014    


God says on Hose, ‘my people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge’. He didn’t say lack of grace. He didn’t say lack of money or love.

Can you imagine how important it is to be in the truth? When the light of his word shines upon your face, no evil force can stand in front of you. You problems will be gone like a wind. Now the only way he can teach you adequately is not through mere reading but through revelation of his word through his spirit.

Every now and then we found ourselves short of the revelation of the word of God.  Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we ought to be. We tend to be completely unavailable and unreachable to the Spirit of the Lord and yet we expect to see results in all areas of our lives.

The fact is if we deprive ourselves the knowledge that comes from the word of God, we couldn’t accumulate enough wisdom to resist temptation and lead our lives in the right way that the Lord wanted us to lead.

The most important thing is we can’t blame God or someone else when the problems arrive. The excuse to say that we are unaware of the circumstance and unaware of the will of God is not acceptable once we fall short of the protection of God

God is an awesome God. He has prepared the road map of our salvation, richness, happiness and joy in his word. He has also given his Spirit so that the ordinary man can understand the word that comes the mouth of an extraordinary and magnificent God.

We don’t have any reason not to be affected by his love and mercy extended to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t have any reason not to read his word and not to be comforted by his Spirit.

So brothers and sister in Christ, please let us spend each and every precious moment with the Lord through his word and Spirit. He will help us accumulate enough knowledge and wisdom to faithfully serve him with all we have got and pass it to our children, the next generation to come.

May God overflow the love of reading the Bible every day and establish a committed relationship with him through Christ in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Emotions, Thoughts and Spirit Part 2

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 9, 2014    


Our emotions are our guiding checking points of our lives. Whenever we feel angry we will soon understand that there is something going on that needs the interference of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We see that with out dealing with our emotions according to the word of God and the conviction of the Holy Ghost, we will not head in to the right direction.


If we are not reading the Bible daily, we will not have enough knowledge that will lead us to the right direction. When we were under the slavery of sin, we will do everything that the devil has demanded from us. We will not have enough power but to take everything that our temporarily feelings has caused us to feel.

We are easily angered and we don’t have enough power to resist the devil temptations or that of the flesh’s desire. Once we are saved by the grace of God and baptized with Holy Ghost, it is completely opposite of what we used to feel. We no longer feel the urge of committing the sin we used to do. We are completely healed from it.

We are emotional beings and that doesn’t necessary mean it is bad. There is a time where our emotions like a sixth sense tell us to completely get away from a disaster about to come . Yes, when the Spirit of the Lord touches our spirit and indicate there is harm in our way; we tend to feel what is to come in our emotions. We fear a little bit we trouble and get angry in other words they are giving a sign of something is about to begin that is unusual to us.

The other side of this is when we tend to be carried away to listen and stick to our emotions when it could be a false alert. There is a little evidence that our emotions don’t lie to us. The truth is we are not sure what others are thinking and we are also clue less whether or not they could harm us.

So our emotions are our guidelines but not our final remarks to make decisions. Sometimes we become too much embittered and we don’t know what to do after we got some sense of negative feelings. Well I know for sure that if we follow that then that will be the end of everything.

When the moment is filled with bitter emotions and we are victims of our feelings. When things do not look right or we don’t feel it in more pleasant way. There is still plenty of time and energy in us that will make us flee from our emotions and get on track.

Instead of our deepest fears and emotional imbalances, if we focus on the grace and love that the Lord is pouring in to our spirit, we will have a humble experience and can lead to the right direction.
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The secret behind the son of God

        Tewodros    |    Jul. 8, 2014    


 

The secret behind the son of God is revealed on Isiah 52:13 as the man who is so miserable that no one would love his face. He became stranded lost in the wilderness finding the lost considering himself no more than a sheep let alone God.

 

He put one thing in his mind that is to suffer the suffering of the oppressed and to offer comfort for those who are in need. All of this is not figuratively speaking. This is the true life of Jesus when he came to find us.  

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Install the Spirit of Battle in Me

        tewodros    |    Jun. 20, 2014    


Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.b My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Instantiate the spirit of battle in me, O Lord in Jesus name! Give me my previous privilege of being your son my Lord and my God. I will cry on to you. Restore my faith in you. 

To whom I shall cry? Whom I have on earth but you? Whom I have in heaven but you? I will not stop crying on to you until you hear me and help me. I believe I am not crying in vain. I believe you when you do miracles in people lives. I saw you delivering and snatching men from the mouths of the lions. &nb Read More +


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Tan: Yes, this blog speaks to me as I feel the same way. Many around me want to see me fall, to see me die. Yet I want to live on for the sake of God and for the sake of His gospel. May the Lord not allow our enemies to triumph over us and may He prepare a table for us in the presence of our enemies. Thanks for sharing, Brother Tedy Blessings always
Tewodros: God bless you for your wonderful comments on this blog.
 

Judge no one, not even your self

        tewodros    |    Jun. 19, 2014    


When Jesus met with that Samaritan woman, she tried to hide her bad personal experience like anybody does. But Jesus told her everything she had gone through. He didn't say that she had lied because she didn't tell the truth. 

 

Here is the thing; you can't call a person a liar just because he didn't tell the truth. She hid her pain and misery that make her walk in sorrow. She didn't want to tell that to every stranger she met. But you can see how truthful she was when she told everybody about the messiah that she had found on her way home.  Read More +


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Our Glamorous Calling

        tewodros    |    Jun. 18, 2014    


We do not live as they live. We are not called for drinking, eating and chatting. We are called for a glorious purpose that brings glory to God s name. He ordained us in the beginning for the greatest life of all. We don't see as they see, we don't talk as they talk. We are special people of God. In the end the scripture says, people start to marry each other, there will be a lot of celebration and will forget the return of the Lamb of God, the holy one.

 

But you dearest, watch the time and seasons as the coming of the Lord is unknown. Only God knows when, not even the son of man knows that day. But woe to those that are pregnant with the staff of this world, as that day becomes a lot of trouble for them. I mean tell me how good is to get deep in to the garbage of this world since the end of time is getting closer one level at a time? Read More +


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Why Our Prayers do not get an Answer?

        tewodros    |    Jun. 17, 2014    


Well first of all it may not be the will of God. This doesn't mean God is selfish who only do what he wants. The thing is it is much better for us to be unhappy and to get in to heaven than to get what we want and be destroyed with it. What we wish is far from what we really need: God knows what we really need.

 

For example, we used to get easily attracted to someone who is not the will of God for us. But we wanted to be with him/her anyways. When God gives, God gives the best. There is no sorrow and grief in God's gift. Read More +


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Sex before Marriage

        tewodros    |    Jun. 16, 2014    


There is the reason why we are not to make love with our spouse before marriage. The idea is we need to be able to use the same energy and passion to navigate through each other before coming to that point where we really want to share our body to our marriage partner.

It is to be able to understand the mind and soul and spirit of one another even before to be one in flesh. So we need to be one in words and understanding the mind of one another. 

We need to come to common decisions easily. We need to learn to submit us for another for the sake of the relationship we are about to make. We need to see one wants as ours. We need to reach one for another. We need to start carry loads one for another. While we start to do that we will develop love and trust.&nb Read More +


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Love Makes Us Cry in Our Beds

        fasika    |    Jun. 11, 2014    


When we found our selves always under the presence of the Spirit of God, we may ask the question: why we love God and exceedingly much far better, why he loves us? 

Is it because he is our only provider? Is it because we saw him divide the oceans and admonish the waves in his mighty voice? Is it because we have no where to go? 

Is it because we are poor in the spirit and he is always our provider. Is it because our faith in us is strong? What is it? Why do we love you? Why we keep insisting to be in love with you and you are always with us? 

When we were only a child, we had a very strong feeling of love for you but wild. But still the love of your name makes us cry at night. Even now we want to make you happy in the ways we know better. Even now we have great desire for your consolidation.&nb Read More +


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Feeling, Thought and Spirit

        Tewodros    |    Jun. 5, 2014    



Every human being constitutes three forms of elements of life. These are the three logical parts common to all human beings. When we feel something, it is within our body. We feel temptations from the flesh. Our body has immense nerve fibers that produce great sensational feelings.  

Whether we feel hunger or thirst, it eventually will be interpreted by the mind to take appropriate actions. Babies say and do exactly as they feel in their body. If they are sick, they will say they are sick. If they are hungry, they will describe the hunger.  

Feelings are natural instincts that can be controlled. Animals have their own natural instinct. When they feel cold or worm, they take appropriate actions. Many of our feeing goes with that of babies or animals. &nb Read More +


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Mission to Win Souls for the Lord

        tewodros    |    Jun. 4, 2014    


All we need to do is to win souls for the Lord. The bible says he who wins souls is wise, but how much wise? We can start from the same way the devil uses his tricks. You see, we are more judgmental and we are more proud than the people of this world. 

 

I don't know how much we know about this but Jesus was humiliating him self just to save us. Sometimes, it takes all we have to win souls. It needs life to give life. Somebody has to die for some one to live. 

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Tedy: Blessed are those who listen to the lord and do it accordingly. God bless you Tan for your contribution to the kingdom of God to win souls.
Tan: Brother Tedy, yes go on to win more souls for the Lord, for this pleases Him So many are lost without Jesus, about 66,000 die each day without knowing Him. I do carry out tract evanglization here in Singapore and my target groups are the foreign workers. Most of them accept the tracts gladly , unlike the locals who are immune to the Gospel. Yet I will continue to do the little and will trust the Lord to multiply more souls and will raise more labourers for the Great harvest of the Lord. Thanks for sharing Blessings always
 

The Everlasting Dream

        fasika    |    Jun. 2, 2014    



My entire life I spend my time trying to make my soul do only what I really want to do, the real thing - The everlasting one. However, tied down by these world things, I couldn't do it as effectively as the Lord wanted me to do.

 

For some of us, life is a tragedy for us and a dream murderer since it attempts to kill all of our hidden eternal talents. What does it take any ways to be who we are, predestined by God even before our conception in the mother s womb - To respond to the calling that pre identified and selected us even before the foundation of the earth?

 

It is all about making a great commitment to the Lord form the bottom of our heart. But the doors should also be opened too. Paul heard the calling from Jesus and cannot let it go from his heart. What about you? You know the calling is still vivid in your heart.&nb Read More +


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What is the Purpose of sexual purity?

        Fasika    |    Aug. 19, 2014    


God made us to in his own likeness and image. This necessarily doesn’t mean he has a face like us. No one has seen God to testify who he is like. Only his begotten son who is in his embrace tells us everything we should know about him. God is like a blazing fire and God is a spirit and those who worship him and want to praise him do so in the spirit. 

That means he created us to be holy like him.

So in order to be fit to worship him we have to be holy like him.

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Sexual Purity

        Fasika    |    Aug. 18, 2014    


This is the time in life where we should be pure inside and outside. That we may present ourselves as pleasing sacrifice to the Lord. The world become more aggressively cruel against all forms of righteousness.

There is nothing good coming out of it these days. Wickedness is all over the place. Even if it is difficult for the flesh to depart ourselves from the way of the world and surrender ourselves to the Lord, sooner or later we have to make this important decision before we are taken away by the filthiness of the world. Read More +


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Be Fruitful and Multiply

        Fasika    |    Aug. 15, 2014    


How much should we believe in the Lord to bear physical fruits that God expects from us? We don’t want to be rich but mighty in richness of his abundance since we shall not want a thing dwelling in his presence. We couldn’t stand the mocking of the world saying we are lazy and fruitless. 

This is a total disgrace to you Lord. Please help us for your name sake. All of our previous success was of course because of you. You have done many miracles in our lives to make who we are today. You are our potential and knowing you is the source of our strength. Please make us mighty in battle to revenge our enemies. In all of this we know that your timing is so important. You make all things beautiful in its time. Who knows our past failures and success are all a stepping stone for our future?  Read More +


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To Love others no matter who they are

        Fasika    |    Aug. 14, 2014    


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

When we are called to the kingdom of God through Christ, we have to renew our mind and walk by faith with the principle of the new covenant that God has made with us. One of the things we have to know is that we have to love others no matter who they are.

God called us in to his embrace with only one thing in his mind. He called us to save us for our good and not for his own sake. God is not a human to be selfish. He is compassionate and loving God that he sacrificed his only son to create a path for us to come to him out of destruction and reunite with him in love. Read More +


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The Words of Faith and Hope

        Fasika    |    Aug. 13, 2014    


Our words whether it the thoughtfulness and kindness or all form of bitterness and anger, it will build or destroy our relationship one way or the other. The gateway through our lives is our heart through our senses. It is also true that our lives is completely fall upon about what we think and experience on a daily basis.

Words alone will not produce any fruit. But words of faith backed up with constructive actions will produce good results. I would like to discuss the benefits of speaking with care that can positively affect our lives and the lives of others.

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How do you solve your conflicts? Part 2

        Fasika    |    Aug. 12, 2014    


This is continuation from what we have stoped about how we should resolve marital conflicts.

5. Humility

There is nothing like humility that has the power to destroy every potential fire in a relationship

Humbleness is indeed a great tool to begin and end a conversation with our spouse in peace.

On the other side, if we allow ourselves to be filled with pride, we could definitely lead our marriage in to battle grounds with an outcome of defeat for us and the family in general. Read More +


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How do you solve your conflicts? Part 1

        Fasika    |    Aug. 11, 2014    


Conflicts are there and will always be there between you and your spouse. Conflict occurs because there are some common interests you both have and you want to do them in your own ways. Why is it we want to do that? Why can’t we reach to a common decision? It is because our knowledge of the matter is different. The way we see things is different. 


And when it comes to men and women, we both have different perspective. That should not be taken as a disadvantage since we are like that by design so that our spouses see what we don’t see and we see what our spouses don't realize.


Sometimes we may also have a problem because of the violations of the basic principles we have in the beginning i.e. live to love one another and build the respect we have for each other. We all have our own selfish desires that always come in between us and our loved ones that always end up with a conflict. I am just wondering in the place where only Jesus is loved and in the home that only Jesus is the King of the home, how do conflicts happen?&nb Read More +


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The Parable of the Sower

        Fasika    |    Aug. 8, 2014    


Matthew 13:   That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore.  Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.  Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.  But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants.  Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.  Whoever has ears, let them hear.”  Read More +


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How to Climb the Unclimbable?

        Tewodros    |    Oct. 5, 2019    



How to Climb the Unclimbable? Sometimes we are not sure which way to go when we come face to face with hardship in life. Life is so difficult for those who want to follow the truth. It is difficult to those who have the courage to say no to ignorance and sin. It is difficult to those who wants to live a life which is not contrary to the truth.

Whether it is living a righteous and healthy life or leading others in to the same, everything is kind of easy and normal when you flow with the current but the whole hell shake loose when you start to swim against the current. Many gave up their dreams and passions in life due to the struggles that they fac Read More +


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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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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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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.
 

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!!!!!!
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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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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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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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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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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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Our Reward Comes from God

        Tewodros    |    Jun. 20, 2015    


Our reward is serving God's name. If there is something that fills my heart with joy is my humble service to God. If there is something that I will never regret doing and would like to do the rest of my life is my humble worship to you, my Lord. Just the word that says I am your servant of the Holy God stirs joy and happiness together in my heart. 

That I am not exalting your name in vain. That I am not working for money and fame that everybody will leave it in here. You are my reward in deed that I have profited in serving your Holy name. If I trusted flesh that my reward comes from them, I will be piteous man. If my heart leaps with joy so that I can accumulate a vast amount of earthly treasure, how miserable would I be? But you have called me by name and I became the son of the most high through Christ Jesus serving your name.&nb 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.

Love rejoices in the truth, but not in ev Read More +


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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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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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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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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. 

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, -Hebrews 12:28  Read More +


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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 +