How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood?
When your child becomes an adult or begins university studies, it can seem like the world is their oyster. Did you know, however that stress, anxiety, and depression are among the most common adjustment problems youths face as they cross the bridge from childhood into adulthood?
A study of over 10,000 students showed that many students can struggle with adaptive social and emotional skills, though the good news is that these issue can be overcome.
In addition to taking advantage of specific programmes at universities to promote mental health, students can also rely on one powerful tool that can help them feel that they are never alone: their faith.
NASA Admits to the Biblical Flat and Non-Rotating Earth
When I first read about believers talking about a flat earth, I laughed to myself and thought how ridiculous it was. I started off as a skeptic.
All my life I watched shows about outer space, aliens, seeing zoom-out footage of the earth as a globe spinning in space, and never questioned it.
The earth as a globe (ball) was taught to me in science class, reinforced in Hollywood movies, and by NASA.
Notice that all of the above are secular sources?
I haven’t been to outer space, neither have most of us, and yet we take what they say as truth.
It wasn’t until I delved deep into the Bible to see for myself what God says about the structure of the heavens (the sky) and the earth that I realized I had been believing a lie.
A circle and a ball/globe are not the same thing. A circle is flat, whereas a globe is three-dimensional.
“When he established the heavens, I was there; when he set a circle on the surface of the deep,” (Proverbs 8:27 WEB)
The verse above is talking about how Jesus was there with God the Father when He made the sky and was forming the foundation of the earth.
The Father drew a circle on the face of the deep. A circle is not a ball/globe.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, He made the expanse which He called “sky”.
“God said, “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” God made the expanse, and divided the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. God called the expanse “sky”. There was evening and there was morning, a second day.” (Genesis 1:6-8 WEB)
The word expanse in Hebrew is “rakia” which conveys a sense of stretching out, like a dome.
Ever wondered why the sky looks blue? It’s because beyond the sky is “the waters above the expanse” like the passage above says.
“Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?” (Job 37:18 WEB)
The Bible teaches that the sky is a solid structure, like a cast metal mirror. The sky is impenetrable. No weapon fired against it can destroy it or even make a scratch.
“Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.” (Psalms 150:1 KJV)
The word firmament is also “rakia” in Hebrew and is also referring to the sky. The sky is a demonstration of God’s power.
No rocket or missile fired against it can ever make a dent. Satan was cast out of heaven and is trying to find a way back up there.
In order to get back above, he has to destroy the sky. That's what all the rocket and missile tests are about -- testing weapons to see if they are strong enough to penetrate the sky.
Okay we’ve seen what the Bible says about the sky. Now what about the earth?
The Prophet Isaiah wrote the following:
“It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;” (Isaiah 40:22 WEB)
The verse above itself proves that the earth is not a globe. The earth is a flat circle.
The word circle in the verse in the original Hebrew is “chug” which means a flat circle like a coin, or a compass.
15 Gospel Truths for New Christians - A Beginner's Guide for Believers
Firstly, congratulations on being born-again as a child of God!
Being a new Christian can be both exciting and confusing.
You know that something good has happened — you just sense it somehow, but you’re not sure how everything works.
I’m not saying that this guide covers everything you need to know, but this will get you off on a good start, to point you in the right direction.
The Bible is a book containing God’s words. Men living in different eras and different locations wrote different parts of this book.
The whole Bible although having so many different authors, is a cohesive whole that agrees and tallies throughout.
Back then without the internet or widely accessible records, it was impossible in the natural for the different authors to know what their predecessors wrote.
Seeing how the whole Bible flows as one narrative is miraculous, and proves that the words in it were inspired by God Himself.
I won’t include too many Bible verses as you’re a new believer, but just some important ones that I feel are crucial and bite-sized enough for you to digest at this early point in your journey as a Christian.
Okay, let’s begin!
Understanding the End Time Parables of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 and 25 - Great Tribulation, Second Coming, Millennium, and Great White Throne Judgment
Understanding the End Time Parables of Jesus Christ in Matthew 24 and 25 - Great Tribulation, Second Coming, Millennium, and Great White Throne Judgment
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“Jesus went out from the temple, and was going on his way. His disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all of these things, don’t you? Most certainly I tell you, there will not be left here one stone on another, that will not be thrown down.”” (Matthew 24:1-2 WEB)
Jesus’ words were fulfilled in AD 70 when the Roman armies destroyed the temple.
“As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”” (Matthew 24:3 WEB)
The disciples asked Jesus three different questions:
“Jesus answered them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you aren’t troubled, for all this must happen, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, plagues, and earthquakes in various places. But all these things are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:4-8 WEB)
The above are the signs of the end times, before the Great Tribulation — The marking point that shows this is “these things are the beginning of birth pains”.
Everything stated in the passage above have been happening already.
There have been more earthquakes in recent decades than in all previous decades put together. We are already in the end times.
This tells us that the Rapture is very near, right around the corner.
““Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:9-14 NKJV)
The above is talking about the Great Tribulation.
The Tribulation will be a time of great global hatred towards the Jews.
The Antichrist will likely blame all the bad things happening around the world on the Jews.
“But he who endures to the end will be saved”: During the Great Tribulation, only those who believe in Jesus and don’t accept the Mark of the Beast will be saved at the end of the Great Tribulation when Jesus returns at His Second Coming (Revelation 14:11).
The Gospel will only finally be preached in all the world during the Great Tribulation.
““When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house. Let him who is in the field not return back to get his clothes. But woe to those who are with child and to nursing mothers in those days! Pray that your flight will not be in the winter, nor on a Sabbath, for then there will be great oppression, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever will be. Unless those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved. But for the sake of the chosen ones, those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:15-22 WEB)
The abomination of desolation will be something blasphemous set up at the site of God’s temple in Jerusalem during the Great Tribulation — most probably the image of the Antichrist/Beast (Revelation 13:15).
At that time, the Jews in Judea are to flee to the mountains to escape the Antichrist’s persecution.
The Great Tribulation is shortened thanks to God’s mercy upon those who will believe in Jesus during the Tribulation. They won’t have the Holy Spirit indwelling them at that time — the Holy Spirit will not be on earth (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7).
No one (without the empowerment of the
Holy Spirit) could ever endure that much suffering and not accept the Mark of the Beast — man is not limitlessly faithful, but God is very merciful towards His people.
““Then if any man tells you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or, ‘There,’ don’t believe it. For there will arise false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones. “Behold, I have told you beforehand. If therefore they tell you, ‘Behold, he is in the wilderness,’ don’t go out; ‘Behold, he is in the inner rooms,’ don’t believe it. For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:23-27 WEB)
During the Great Tribulation, the main false Christ will be the Antichrist and the main false prophet will be the False Prophet (Revelation 13).
The signs and wonders that they will do are false ones, done by deception (possibly using advanced human technology to produce convincing illusions and man-made natural phenomenon).
The Second Coming of Christ will not be an obscure, secretive event like the Rapture.
Everyone on earth at that time will know it because of the glorious way it will happen.
“For wherever the carcass is, there is where the vultures gather together.” (Matthew 24:28 WEB)
The battlefield near Jerusalem where Jesus will slay the Antichrist and his wicked armies is where the vultures will gather to.
The birds will feast on their corpses (Revelation 19:11-21).
Bible Evidence for Pre-Tribulation Rapture
There is a lot of debating going on online about the sequence of end-time events and whether the Rapture will happen before, during or after the Great Tribulation.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the terms, let me explain what is the Rapture and what is the Great Tribulation.
The name “Rapture” is not found in the Bible, but is a term coined by believers to refer to this event:
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 WEB)
The Great Tribulation is a future period of 7 years of great suffering on earth due to the tyrannical rule of an evil global dictator called the Antichrist, and also God’s judgment and wrath being poured out into the world:
“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:21-22 NKJV)
These “elect” are not us. It’s talking about the people who become believers during the Great Tribulation. They are “elect” and not “saints” because they don’t have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside them.
The Great Tribulation is shortened to only 7 years because if it dragged on longer than that, the elect would give up and renounce their faith in desperation.
During the Great Tribulation, salvation is not "once saved always saved". Only those who endure in their faith in Jesus to the end without taking the Mark of the Beast will be saved.
Deep Revelations of Jesus from the Cherubim of the Bible
Hi dear reader,
A cherub is a type of powerful angel. Cherubim is the plural for it, and cherubim were stationed at the east of the Garden of Eden to prevent man from accessing the tree of life, after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
“And each one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. Then the cherubim rose upward. They are the [same four] living beings [regarded as one] that I saw by the River Chebar [in Babylonia].” (EZEKIEL 10:14-15 AMP)
What exactly does the “face of the cherub” look like as mentioned in the passage?
Knowing this truth will help you understand the true nature and essence of a cherub.
The prophet Ezekiel wrote that these four cherubim in the passage are the same ones that he saw by the River Chebar. He described them here:
“Regarding the form and appearance of their faces: they [each] had the face of a man [in front], and each had the face of a lion on the right side, and the face of an ox on the left side; all four also had the face of an eagle [at the back of their heads].” (EZEKIEL 1:10 AMP)
Notice that this time it says “face of an ox” instead of “face of the cherub”?
The other three faces tally in both accounts.
So why is the face of the cherub equated with the face of an ox?
I was confused by this for a while, until I meditated on it and the Holy Spirit dropped the answer into my spirit.
Feeling Sad - 5 Happy Cures for a Depressed Heart
It’s easy to fall into a downward spiral of sadness. I’ve been there.
When you allow yourself to sink deeper into the negative emotions and let it fester in your heart, it’s difficult to pull yourself out.
World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that more than 300 million people worldwide have depression.
The Bible says that laughter and a merry heart does good like medicine. Choosing to be in a state of happiness when you're feeling sad is actually good for your health!
Thankfully, there are many ways that the Bible teaches us to guard the joy and happiness in our hearts. In this post, we’ll look at 5.
Being Bullied? Here’s How to Overcome It
I was a victim of bullying in school. I admittedly had character flaws, and I struggled trying to fit in, to belong and be significant — stemming from my insecurities. At that time, I wasn’t a Christian yet.
Evil rumors had spread about me, saying that I was smoking, taking drugs, committing sexual immorality, etc. I was shocked to hear them — they were so absurd.
When I entered a room, I could sense that everyone stopped talking like they were just talking bad about me. It was a dark time and I felt so alone.
Even today, I still get bullied, receiving hate mail from some self-righteous, unhappy people after they read my blog who want to strong-arm me into stopping what I’m doing.
Why would I stop? It’s my calling and ministry that the Holy Spirit is leading me in.
Without Him, none of this would be possible. He has given so much Grace and wisdom that it’s astounding.
Bullying is a real problem and it’s demonic.
When another person or group of people think that you are weaker and behave wickedly against you with evil intentions to harm you, that’s bullying.
Today I’m no longer affected by the bullies because I have grown in Christ. If you are facing bullying at home, at work, among your peers, at school, or even at church (God forbid), I want to encourage you and give you some practical keys to overcome the bullies.
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