Category Archives: Truth

My Little Sister Surprised me with this

Yes, I’m still in London.
 
And I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned this to you but I have two sisters who live in London.
 
So, yesterday night, my little sister took out this picture I’m sharing with you all and gave it to me. I thought I lost this picture a long time ago.
 
It is the day I’ve received water baptism. My very first pastor, Pastor David Jireh, is the one you see standing next to me. It was Feb, 1992. Time flies, doesn’t it!
 
I was baptized in the Holy Spirit a week before this water baptism day. I know, most people get baptized by water first and then by the Holy Spirit. Oh, well, who can tell God what to do and when, in what order? No one!

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Good Friday

Good Friday is the day we remember the cruel death of Jesus Christ.

Why is that Friday, the day Jesus was brutally beaten up and put to death, called Good?

It was the Friday God chose to pour out all His wrath on His Son. God was happy that His Son was the One to fulfill His will but at the same time, it was the day God the Father turned His face away from His Son, the One He loved. So it was a good but sad Friday for God the Father.

Hey, listen to this.

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“Life is a fight – – -“

“Life is a fight for territory and once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically take over.”
~ Les Brown

Know that you are stopping to fight for territory when you stop kneeling down in prayer before the Creator of the universe; stop reading and meditating His Word and stop fellowshipping with sisters and brothers in Christ. ///

Therefore Encourage One Another

“A fool is a man all of whose plans end at the grave. When the coffin lid closes, all his hopes are ended.”

But the one, who puts his faith and hope in the Son of God, does everything in this life in a way that brings glory and honor to Jesus Christ. So, when the coffin lid closes, his plans to glorify His Lord and Savior for eternity continues.

So, Paul said this to those kinds of people: “Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

What words? Listen:

“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

The above words can only be sources of comfort for those who do life in the here and now in a way that brings glory and honor to Jesus Christ. Otherwise they mean absolutely nothing. ///

What are we becoming into?

A4P Guest: I’m 25 years old and I’ve been chatting with this man for almost one year now. I think I can say that we are dating even though we are dating online. He lives in America and I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is 29 years old. We pretty much talk almost everyday on Facebook or Viber and sometimes on Skype if I find good Internet connection. Now we are kind of agreeing to get married. We both are born again Christians and we want to do dating and marriage according to God’s will. I’m dropping you this message today because of one issue. Few months ago, we started to talk about sex, how we both had never been sexual with another person and all. Then one thing led to the other, now we are talking about sex almost every day. And last week he asked me to send him – – – pictures of me. Do you think it is wrong to talk about sex and send – – – pictures to the man I am planning to marry?”

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Marriage Grocery Shopping

Most nutritionists advise people not to go to grocery shopping while hungry. Do you know why? Well, if you are hungry, you buy everything regardless of the fat content and the calorie count of the food and end up destroying your health and excellent body figure.
 
As going out to grocery shopping while hungry is a dangerous business, so is looking for a spouse while you are desperately looking for someone to marry. Do you know why?

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“Mom, what is this sex thing?”

It was one of those normal late weekday afternoons. I was running around to bake something for snack. My daughter, who was at the time seven years old, was trying to help out her mama. She brought a step stool to stand next to me. My little one, who was five, was sitting down at the kitchen tea-table. He was a brand new kindergartner and I thought he didn’t have much to say about his new school.
 
Then from nowhere, he said, “Mom, what is this sex thing?”
 
Just imagine me. I looked as though someone splashed cold water on my face. I immediately turned around to him and opened my mouth but all those vocabularies which used to hang out in my mouth and everything I read from Dr. James Dobson’s books disappeared from my brain and heart in an instant. So, I opened my mouth and got frozen as if someone pressed a “pause button” of my life.
 

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Who Should Prime the Pump?

When a husband receives respect from his wife, he finds it very easy to love his wife. In the same way, when a wife receives unconditional love from her husband, respecting and honoring her husband becomes her second nature.
 
But, for this biblical love-respect principle to work in a marriage, somebody has to “prime the pump” first.
 
Who? A husband or a wife?
 
One of them who is spiritually more matured and the one who loves Christ more will do. ///