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1 Reason Why People Disrespect God

You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach not to steal, do you steal? You who say not to commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? As it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. Romans 2:21-24 MEV

I was meditating on this and thought to myself, How many people who claim to be a ‘Christian’ are living a lie, not living by faith and misrepresenting God? There are too many! Many of them don’t realise (although some do) that they are 1 of the reasons that people don’t want to believe in God.

Unbelievers look at the bad example of the person, they look at their life and think to themselves:

“Is this the life your God has on offer for those who believe in Him?”

“How is it that your God claims to heal and yet you are still sick?”

“Why is it that you’re facing this injustice and you’re sitting there waiting on your God to provide?”

“Your God doesn’t seem unreliable!”

And the list of comments continues. What a shame to be consider a person that makes people DOUBT the God of the bible. As a true Christian, the person cannot allow God to be blasphemed, misrepresented or doubted by the unbelievers.

And how do we do this?

By living everyday in faith, obeying the directions from God and demanding the Lord Jesus to show Himself in full power through our life.

I pray that the Holy Spirit has opened your mind and you have accepted this truth!

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Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 2

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And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 MEV

What is intelligent faith?

Intelligent = Taking into account what God has said and promised in the Bible, then believing in it above ALL other words, knowledge and situations in the world. Using your brain and not your heart. Your reason and not emotions.

Faith = A personal relationship consisting of acts of sacrifice, commitment and submission to Him DAILY; which in turn will provide an innate assurance/conviction(not a feeling), which comes from God exclusively, that He exists and rewards those who prove they love Him by obeying His directions. Believing without seeing.

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Our God-given common sense(although I call it rare sense nowadays) helps us to take a step back from our problems & life to assess it the situation, look at the God we claim to have a relationship with, look at what His Words claim He IS and CAN do, and then react with intelligent faith against the devil and his demons that are trying to rob us of the Promises and Life He spoke of.

For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 MEV

Also to react with an intelligent faith to demand and claim from God what He promised to those who have a relationship with Him. It’s to assess our lives based on what the Bible says, whether we fully understand it or not.

…test Me now in this… Malachi 3:10 MEV

Sacrifice is the PRICE to get the benefits of Intelligent Faith.

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One final thing

It’s important that we seek to understand the original meaning of certain key words used in the bible, i.e. Love, Sacrifice or Believe. These key word’s original meanings, holds more weight than it’s current meaning.

The truth is that it’s meaning has been diluted over time and many people (including myself) have been lead to think they are obeying God properly, when we haven’t, simply due to a lack of understanding.

The following bible verse comes to mind:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you from being My priest… Hosea 4:6 MEV

God is with you, believe that!

Here are some amazing posts: Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 1 || The Meaning Of The Word INTELLIGENCE || Religious Faith vs Intelligent Faith || The Bible – The Treasure On Your Desk || Dreams, Faith & Imagination || Protect Your Faith || Gods Revelation of Faith

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My Conduct/Actions Is Much More Effective

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Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. I Peter 3:1-2 NKJV

This verse applies to everyone!

To speak about God, anyone can do, even the devil and his servants; but to be a true example in our conduct and behavior, not everyone can do it. It’s way more effective, actions speak louder than any words.

If I want my family and friends to be saved, I must be saved first; then through my conduct and behaviour, show Jesus. Real strength is to be obedient & do the right thing always.

Now examine yourself. God Bless!

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Have a look at these posts while you’re here: God First; Actions Second! || Can Others See Jesus In U? || Jesus’ Leadership Principle: Servant-hood || Love Is One Thing; Passion Is Another! || The 10 Values Of Faith || #10 Love || A Man Of God In India – An Amazing Testimony || THE POWER OF DECISION

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Intelligent Faith Explained – Part 1

Mind Use It

And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 MEV

What is intelligent faith?

In Theory: 

While meditating on His Words (the Bible) making a sincere effort to UNDERSTANDING who He is and what He can do, above all other knowledge. 

For example: 

He cannot LIE – Numbers 23:19 & Hebrews 6:18

He forgives and forgets our sins – Isaiah 43:25 & Hebrew 8:12 

He is a healer – Exodus 15:26 & 1 Peter 2:24

He delivers us from demons and their works – Psalms 34:27 & Mark 1:24-26 

He provides an abundant life – Jeremiah 29:11 & John 10:10

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In Practice:

After understanding who He is and what He can do, BELIEVING through ACTIONS, above all other prior knowledge, who God IS and can do. 

For Example:

Obey His words/directions – Joshua 6 & Luke 5:4-6

Confessing your sins to Him – Proverb 28:13 & 1 John 1:19

Giving an offering – Malachi 3:8-12 & Luke 6:38 

Working smart to receive a life more abundant – Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 & 2 Corinthians 9:6

Rebuking the devil – Luke 10:18-19 & James 4:7

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Now if you really believe and are serious about having a relationship with God, you will take your time to go and meditate on all of these bible verses before reading part 2 of this post, when it comes. 

Am I Right or Am I Right =]

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Trusting Someone With That “Thing”

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In This Post, I Refer To The Word “Thing” A Lot. The “Thing” Is Whatever U Make It Out To Be, Whether It’s Something Valuable Or Not…

Humanly speaking, when we place a “Thing” into someone’s hands, we give them rule over it; we turnover our exclusive and total authority. Correct?

This means the person we give it to, either forever or for a period of time, become the sole controller/authority over that “Thing”, and how they handle that “Thing”. Yes or No?

The original owner now loses their exclusive authority over the handling of that “Thing”, which means they are now suppose to let the new owner/authority handle the “Thing” as they please, and trust that they will take care of the “Thing” properly.

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Do you see yourself worried or anxious? This is normal, within reason, as we will all naturally think our handling of the “Thing” is the best and any other way is risky. However, if your constantly feeling like this, this shows that you don’t really trust that person with that “Thing”, and their ability to handle the “Thing” accordingly.

If that’s the case, why give that “Thing” over to them in the first place? You could save yourself the hassle and stress if you kept it in your hands. If you see yourself constantly having to tell them what to do, it means that either they are not ready and mature enough to handle the “Thing” or your not ready to trust them with that “Thing”.

You shouldn’t give an important “Thing” to someone you didn’t trust could handle it! This is rare sense.

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But the truth is, in most cases, your giving that “Thing” over because you have seen somehow that that person can handle your “Thing” and get the job done, so let them be! Once you have given it over, use your reason and remind yourself of this, stop being emotional by still trying to control the “Thing” once you’ve given it over.

Especially if the being your handing over that “Thing” to is GOD.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3:5 NKJV

This Is What God Revealed To Me Recently. It’s Easier Said Than Done, I Know! But It’s The Intelligent Thing To Do. May God Give U Strength To Trust Him.

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The 10 Values Of Faith || #10 Love

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Good Afternoon All! It’s Here, The Final Installment To The Values Of Faith Series, I Encourage U To Go Back Over Them From Time To Time To Recap In The Future & Of Course, Don’t Be Selfish, Share These Encouraging Posts With Others. Now Let’s Finalize…

To be in faith is to be sincere with yourself, God and others, especially when it comes to acknowledging your mistakes or asking for help.

To put in to perspective, to be in faith is to eliminate the feelings of fear, doubts, angers, grudge, worries etc… and hold tight onto courage, belief, happiness, forgiveness and certainty. It’s easier said than done but it is possible, just ask anyone who is successful in their respective field of work.

So relating it to God, always remember what it says in the Holy Bible:

“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 NKJV

Faith has everything to do with reason, with emotions following behind (not leading, but following). We have learnt that the 1st attribute of faith is A Good Conscience, the 2nd attribute is Honesty, the 3rd attribute is Justice, the 4th attribute is Truth, the 5th attribute is Sincerity, the 6th attribute is Faithfulness, the 7th attribute is Honour, the 8th attribute is Discipline and the 9th attribute is Self-Respect.

Hmmm I wonder what the last value is:

10. LOVE

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He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. I John 4:8 NKJV

But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:32 NKJV

Throughout this series, I have stressing the key fact about faith, that it has everything to do with a person’s reason. Emotion are deceitful and highly unstable, so God doesn’t expect us to live by emotions, but by faith (reason).

The concept of love is a sensitive subject, with many having their own conclusion and belief on what it is about and if it is a feeling or not etc… But i’m here to tell you that love, as described in the bible is God Himself.

And if you meditate on the bible and see the times in which God manifested Himself, whether it was through a miracle, through a sign, when instructing His servants, when performing His righteous justice & through the Lord Jesus Himself, it was always done via love.

This love wasn’t emotional, think about it, if God’s love was emotional, do you think he would have ever sent the Lord Jesus to die for the sins of the world? OF COURSE! If anything He would send a destroyer to eliminate all those people who had disrespected, betrayed, blasphemed, lied and robbed Him, after all, they would have deserved it.

But as we all know:

For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV

This is LOVE! Taking actions in spite of how you may feel. When we show love to people, especially those who really test your patience and disrespect you or when you forgive that person who betrayed your trust or did something immensely evil to you, we are living by faith and above all pleasing God.

For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV

It is very hard to practice love sometimes, I can’t lie even for me as a Christian, but it is not impossible. Only living be faith (reason) would some make such a sacrifice.

I Hope U Have Been Blessed By These Posts. NOW GO LIVE BY FAITH =]

Please, have a read of these interesting and help posts: The 10 Values Of Faith #3 Justice || The 10 Values Of Faith #4 Truth || The 10 Values Of Faith #5 Sincerity || The 10 Values Of Faith #6 Faithful || The 10 Values Of Faith #7 Honour || The 10 Values Of Faith #8 Discipline || The 10 Values Of Faith #9 Self-Respect

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Faith in the God of the Bible || Advice for Women

One of the things I like most is to talk about my faith, but I don’t always talk about it directly. Every time I speak about love, I speak about my faith. Every time I speak about women valuing themselves, I speak about my faith. Every time I speak about clothes and looks, I speak about my faith. I can already see your curious faces: “What does one thing have to do with the other?”

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Everything! First of all, faith is not religion.

Unfortunately, there’s a certain culture in our society which states that if you believe in God you’re religious. What an enormous lie! Religiousness doesn’t allow you to think, you simply live within beliefs and that’s it. If your religion says that cows are holy then you treat cows as if they’re holy. You don’t question why the cow is holy, after all even that’s against your religion! You just don’t question why the cow is holy, nor try to understand, you simply follow. Well, well, well, that’s just an insult to my intelligence!

So what is it to have faith in God?

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Faith in God is the following: I read the Bible and it says that you should forgive your enemies so that you can be forgiven too. So I forgive, and guess what happens? I truly feel forgiven of my mistakes! I don’t carry guilt, something that unfortunately many people carry today.

God makes me thousands of promises in the Bible, which in summary say: “If you follow Me, you’re going to be very happy in all the areas of your life, and on top of that, you’ll spend eternity with me.”

I believe in these promises, I follow and practice them, and guess what happens? I’m truly happy in every area of my life! And there’s more, I’m not afraid to die.

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In other words, God promises and fulfills His words – EVERY TIME! Well, well, well… to have faith in God is just intelligent. So what does love, value, and beauty have to do with faith? God even talks about this in His Word! Hahaha!

Meditate on these verses:

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13 4-7

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a lovely woman who lacks discretion. Proverbs 11:2

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