What Did Christ Mean By Saying You Must Hate Your Own Family?

Jesus Christ wants us who’d like to follow Him to truly understand the cost of discipleship.

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There’s in fact a number of seemingly bizarre statements that Christ made during His earthly ministries that sound very unhuman and unreasonable. That’s why those who are unsaved who cannot grasp what Christ truly meant label Him as an extremist, or someone who has lost touch with reality. While these statements may not make any sense at all from a humanistic perspective because they are inconsistent with how we operate in this world; however, they do possess powerful spiritual truths hidden into them that transcend human understanding.  Continue reading

3 Critical Elements That Sustain Faith

Our faith in God is built on these three main pillars which are trust, obedience, and patience.

Faith is constituted of several vital substances. First, faith is connected to God’s grace bestowed upon mankind through Christ (John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Titus 3:5). That’s the very starting point of faith. When we’re exercising faith in God, we have to believe that whatever we need from Him had already been fulfilled through His Son Christ Jesus through grace.

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All Things Are Possible If You Believe

All things which are in God’s will are possible for Him.

There is a seemingly bizarre story recorded in the Bible within the book of Mark chapter 9, which describes a young boy who was possessed by a mute demonic spirit since he was a child. It was a highly dangerous form of demonic possession which had threatened his entire life. Based on the account of that young boy’s father, whenever the boy is seized by that unclean evil spirit, it throws him down in such a violent manner; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid as a consequence. Even worst, that same evil spirit threw him into fire along with water with the intent of destroying him. 

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Sin Destroys Man’s Dependence On God

The entire human race was plunged into hopeless misery as a direct consequence of sin.

After the fall of Adam and Eve, the human race find themselves in a huge mess dealing with the massive implications that come along with that particular disobedience. When Adam and Eve were brought into this world, they were sinless before God, which means that they were perfect in every way. In fact, they had to be this way because their lives came from God who is all perfect by nature, which also means that everything He makes has to reflect who He really is as a perfect and holy God. 

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Great Strength Comes From Faith In God

We are strong as a result of our faith in God through Christ.

The 12th chapter out of the book Zechariah relates to the end of this wicked world system. As prophesied in the bible, animosity and hostility toward the Jewish people will escalate to an all time high to the extent her enemies will all gather against her. They’ll try to bring utter destruction on her; however, her enemies are the ones who will bring destruction on themselves because it’s God Himself who will battle on her behalf against them. It will also be a time in which all the nations around the world will know that it’s God Almighty Himself leading the fight on behalf of His chosen people.

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Be Still And Know That I’m God

God wants us to be still before Him and know that He’s God Almighty by trusting Him alone.

If there’s one of the most comforting chapters out of the Word of God that we can turn to in the midst of life’s trials, it would be Psalms 46. To a large degree, bad circumstances in this life are unavoidable. In many cases, you don’t have to invite one upon your life in order for it to come. As God’s children, He hasn’t promised us that He’ll always spare us from every problem that will come our way.

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Be Still Before The LORD And Wait Patiently For Him

Let’s focus on God by waiting upon Him patiently.

Why the wicked are prospering while the righteous are struggling to even get by? Have you ever asked yourself that puzzling question? It’s quite interesting to realize that most of the wealth in this world is piled up into the hands of the wicked. Have you ever wondered why the work of the Lord is struggling when it comes down to financial resources while the unjust are just wasting their own money on things that are devoid of any eternal significance? 

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Ask, Seek, And Knock

The main reason that God wants us to persistent through prayer is that it helps us grow closer to Him.

Jesus made such a great declaration about how we should pray to God while teaching on the mount concerning various vital subjects about the kingdom of God in the 7th chapter of the book of Matthew. This passage has actually become one of the most used passages when it comes down to being strategic in our prayer life. So to sum everything up, Christ has told us to be persistent with our prayers. He has given us a threefold process that we should go through: asking, seeking, and knocking. So it all depends on the nature of what we need.

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The Responsibilities Of Husbands And Wives Toward Each Other

You can’t claim that you love God while you’re mistreating your spouse.

As Christians, we are all aware of the fact that marriage is an institution ordained by God for a very specific purpose. First, God is a God of order, so that’s reflected in everything He does along with everything He’s doing. He has instituted marriage between a man and a woman not only for them to procreate so that family can become the main pillar of society but to build and nurture an intimate relationship between both of them.

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