Time and the eternal …

                                               …NOW!
life

Ever wondered what eternity really is?

      What is it?
      How do you describe or define it?

Actually, eternity is very easy to define or explain!
But in explaining or defining eternity,
… let me ask you this question.

      What limits our understanding of eternity?
      Time, or more accurately, our concept of time,
      which seems to limit or restrict everything!

Therefore, simply remove time and you have eternity!
      If you remove time, what you are left with is – NOW!
      … the eternal now,
      … the now that never ends!
      Eternity therefore is simply – NOW!

As God also said to us

      Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
      Hebrews 13:8

Although one question remains…
How does this affect my time on earth?

      What I don’t do now, I may never do!
      However, I have all of now to do what I should do
      and if I need help, ask God who said

      I will never leave you nor forsake you.
      Hebrews 13:5

He is always there
… waiting for us to reach out to Him – NOW!
 

God supplies the seed

                                    …that you need to succeed!
life

God invites us into His Kingdom
… where all our needs are met.

      But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Matthew 6:33

Yet it seems that this does not work so well!
Why?
Because our needs are not met in what God does
but in what we do with what He provides.

Jesus told the parable of the talents
      Matthew 25:14-30 – Luke 19:11-27

The two servants who worked with what God supplied
… were blessed and their needs met.
The one servant who did not work with God’s supply
… God simply could not bless.

Why not?
God’s Kingdom is based on
Genesis 8:22
The law of …
seedtime and harvest.

Who will supply the seed that we need?
GOD!

But to succeed
you need
to work with that seed!

      Do not be deceived, God is not mocked;
      for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
      Galatians 6:7

 

fake news …

                              …how would you know?
life

Can you really trust what you hear or read?
NO, regrettably not!
So how then can you know
… what is fake and what is not fake news?

      If it brings pressure or fear
      whilst promoting a solution that has
      … a cost to your livelihood,
      … a cost to your freedom,
      and limits your rights and abilities…

      Is there any good in that news?
      Nothing at all!
      It’s rooted and driven by what is negative!

On the other hand …

      If it brings pressure – with a solution
      that does NOT cost you your livelihood
      and does not threaten your freedom
      … nor attempt to limit your rights and abilities…

      That is good news, that is real news!
      Yes, it does have the same facts
      … but is dealt with honestly and positively!

As is written …

      Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
      not as the world gives do I give to you.
      Let not your heart be troubled,
      neither let it be afraid.
      John 14 27

 


What are you expecting?

                                 … to receive?
life

Do you believe that God can heal?
… most people do.
Yet so many are NOT healed!
Why not?

As we have learnt from life,
… receiving is not up to the giver.
That means, that for God to heal you,
… you not only must believe that God does heal,
BUT…
YOU have to believe that God WILL heal YOU!
For that is when believing becomes faith,

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Hebrews 11:1

Think of it this way.
You are thirsty,
and God has a jug of water.
The question is,
… have YOU brought a CUP
because you believe God will fill it for you!

      But without faith it is impossible to please Him,
      for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
      and that He is a rewarder of those
      who diligently seek Him.

      Hebrews 11:6

Believe He will reward you
… and you will be rewarded!
 

In His provision…

                                 …by His Spirit!
life

Do you want God
… to truly be God in your life?
Do you want God
… to do all that He promised in your life?
Then start depending on Him!

      Not just by finding what He promised in His Word!
      Not just by confessing His Word!
      Not by ‘5 steps’ to receiving God’s promises!
      But … by His Spirit

      Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,
      Says the Lord of hosts.
      Zech 4:6

For this very reason God gave us the Holy Spirit,
… to be our helper, teacher and guide.
Let Him guide you into all truth.
Let Him show you things to come,
and most importantly,
let Him be the power of God in your life.

      Now we have received,
      not the spirit of the world,
      but the Spirit who is from God,
      that we might know the things
      that have been freely given to us by God.
      1Cor.2:12

And that we walk in and may become,
… all that God planned for us to be.

      For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
      these are sons of God.
      Rom 8 14

 

Prosperity…

                                 Life in abundance!
life

Mostly when we talk about prosperity,
… we are talking about money and the things we have,
but is that God’s idea of prosperity?

      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things
      and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
      3 John 2-3

Why does God want us to prosper?
Not primarily so that we have,
… but so that we have to give.

True prosperity is having more than you need,
for the specific purpose that you will have
– seed in your hands to give –

      Let the Lord be magnified,
      Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
      Psalm 35 27

God not only wants us to give
but He desires that we be prosperous in all things
… able and free to abundantly give!

      I am come that they might have life,
      and that they might have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

 

What is the difference between…

                            capitalism, socialism & Love?

What is the difference between
… capitalism, socialism and Love?

      Capitalism is about what I can benefit from what I do!
      Socialism is about what others do for me!
      And love…?
      Love is about what I do for others!

Now on the surface it would seem that
… capitalism is most beneficial,
and even socialism
… seems to be a wonderful option as well.
But what about love?
It seems only others benefit from it.

But is that true?
Actually … NOT!

There is a physical principle or law,
… that is based on a spiritual principle,
that governs our lives and most everything on earth,
… what we eat, our relationships, etc…
It is the principle of – seedtime and harvest!

Capitalism uses this principle,
… but mainly for personal benefit.
Socialism demands this principle from others
… specifically for personal benefit.
Love, lives this principle,
… applying and thereby benefiting from this principle
and therefore able to receive simply because it gives!

      Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down,
      shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.
      For with the same measure that you use,
      it will be measured back to you.
      Luke 6 38

 

Walking on water…

There are times when we may need…
                                    … to walk on water!

There are times when we may need to walk on water,
… but we can only do that
if we have come to know and trust God.

      Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
      And lean not on your own understanding;
      Prov 3 5

If you don’t trust God,
… you will not be listening for His voice.
Therefore get to know God,
… spend time with Him,
… talk to Him
and learn to trust Him.

As it is written in Proverbs …

      In all your ways acknowledge Him,
      And He shall direct your paths.
      Prov 3 6

God is faithful!
Start trusting in Him,
… and step out on His word!

      As you do that,
      you will find yourself dealing with your challenges
      … as if you are ‘walking on water!’

      ‘Jesus’ said, ‘Come’
      And Peter … walked on the water to go to Jesus.
      Matt 14 29

 

It’s all about decisions

                                          … you make!

Life is about making decisions,
… even though they may not always come so easily!

However,
once you understand the reason for making decisions,
… that it is about commitment and direction,
the direction your life should be taking,
… and where you are going to be tomorrow,
then making a decision will become so much easier!

      Because, unless you make a decision,
      … you have no direction!
      Your future is not just on hold,
      … but in danger of outside interference!
      And on top of that,
      … the longer you take to reach a decision,
      … the more the problem seems to increase.

So learn to make decisions,
and don’t be intimidated by having to decide.

But what if I don’t know if it’s the right decision?
That is absolutely no problem!
You have help …

      However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
      He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on
      His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak;
      and He will tell you things to come.
      John 16 13

Ask Him to help you make decisions,
… and let His peace be your guide!
 

Needing answers…

                                            … but getting none?

We all have questions and problems in our lives
… that we need help with and need answers to,
and God very specifically tells us what to do …

      Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.
      Jeremiah 33 3

God says – ‘if you need an answer – ASK Me!’
However, you may well say,
… I have asked and never received an answer.
Fact is, it was not that God did not answer,
but that you did not listen!

      It is not about asking and waiting for God to say and do
      … what you have prayed, asked and expect Him to do!
      NO!
      Because, in most cases
      God’s answer is different from what you think or expect.
      Don’t forget …
      God said – ‘I WILL ANSWER YOU!’
      Therefore,it is not about what you think or you need,
      but about what God knows,
      … and what He will show you and will do for you!

So, what should you do?
Simply believe that God WILL answer you,
… that He knows the right answer to your need,
and that He is able to do what needs to be done!

As Jesus said …
      If you can believe,
      all things are possible
to him who believes.
      Mark 9 23