Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
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Sun, May 20, 2012
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There is no better way to round off a study on the pathways to divine blessings than to actually pray for divine blessings upon our lives. To prepare our minds to do this, we need to appreciate the fact that God wants us to pray unto Him for the bestowal of His blessings upon our lives. When it comes to the matter of praying for divine blessings, two biblical characters come readily to mind.
Sun, May 13, 2012
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“The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world” is a saying that illustrates the importance of mothers in the life of any nation.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012
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One of the least recognized but very powerful pathways to divine blessings is Giving Praise to God.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012
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No human being can be successful in the service of God if he is not aware of the limitations imposed upon him by his humanity.
Sun, Apr 15, 2012
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In continuation of our series of messages on “Pathways to Divine Blessing,” we consider a fourth pathway, namely, membership in God’s family.
Sun, Apr 08, 2012
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While a lot of emphasis has been given to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the lessons to be learnt from it, the resurrection of dead human beings is still shrouded in a lot of mystery.
Sun, Apr 01, 2012
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Today is Palm Sunday, the day Christians all over the world celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012
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The fourth condition that must be met by anyone wishing to experience divine blessing is consideration for the poor
Sun, Mar 18, 2012
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The third pathway to divine blessing that we want to consider is trust in God. To trust God is to put one’s confidence in Him. Trust in God is a basic demand made by God of all who seek to have His divine blessings poured upon them. In Psalm 40:4, we read, “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.” As simple as it sounds, putting one’s trust is a very difficult thing for the natural man or a Christian controlled by his sinful nature to do as a result of the evil heart of unbelief that became part of him after the Fall (Heb. 3:12-19). There is a basic distrust of God that can be found in every man after the Fall. Men do not readily believe His Word or comply with His demands. It all started with Adam and Eve. When God told them that they would die if they ate of the fruit of the tree in the midst of the Garden of Eden, they did not trust what God said, but trusted the lies of the devil (Gen. 3:1-7). Lack of trust in God characterized the Israelites as they journeyed from Egypt to Canaan. Whenever God displayed His great power on their behalf, they would put their trust in God (Ex. 14:26-31). But as soon as they faced another challenging situation, they would murmur, grumble, and complain against God (Ex. 16:1-7, 11-12, 19-20, 23-28). God’s word warns us against putting our trust in man (Psa. 118:9; Isa. 2:22; 31:1; Jer. 17:5); in riches (Psa. 49:6-7; 52:7; Job 31:24-25, 28; Prov. 18:11; Luke 12:19-20; 1 Tim. 6:17); in weapons (1 Sam. 17:45; Psa. 44:6; Hos. 1:7; Hag. 2:22); in one’s own righteousness or self (Ezek. 33:13; Prov. 28:26; Hos. 10:13; Matt. 26:33; Luke 18:9; 1 Cor. 10:12). God’s word encourages us to put our trust in God (Psa. 37:3-7; Prov. 3:5-7; Isa. 26:4; 50:10), and it pronounces special blessings upon those who put their trust in Him (Psa. 32:10; 125:1; Prov. 29:25; Isa. 26:3). But the question that we need to answer is this; “How can we put our trust in God, and thereby prepare the ground for God’s blessings to be poured out upon us?” One, by spending quality time to read and study the word of God in order to know the will of God for our life (Job 23:11-12). Two, by choosing to conduct our life in accordance with the will of God instead of living according to the standards of the world around us or the philosophies of men (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 2:13-14). They do not rely upon their own wisdom in deciding upon the course of action to take in any situation. They also do not copy the example of the world around them in doing anything. Three, by making God our first port of call in any and every challenging situation (2Kings 18:5-7; 19:1-7, 10-19). Those who truly trust God maintain an intimate fellowship with Him through prayer. They do not seek help from man, unless when directed by God to do so. Four, by waiting patiently for God’s answers to our prayers, instead of taking matters into our own hands or allowing other people’s behaviour to stampede us into action (Psa. 40:1-3).
Sun, Mar 04, 2012
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Having considered the necessity of divine blessing for the success and prosperity of human life on earth, we now turn to consider the pathway to such a blessing.
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