Hoe om God se stem te hoor

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Baie keer as ek sê dat die Heilige Gees vir my hierdie-of-daardie gesê of gewys het, is die eerste vraag wat ek kry: “Hoe?”.

God praat met ons op verskillende maniere. Omdat Hy ons inside out ken, weet Hy ook watter kommunikasie metodes om te gebruik sodat ons kan hóór. Dit is ook ‘n leerproses om Sy stem te kan onderskei. Want in ons koppe is daar drie stemme – ons s’n, God s’n en die vyand s’n. En ons moet leer hoe om te identifiseer wanneer wie praat.

Eerstens moet ons ‘n verhouding met Hom hê voordat die kommunikasielyne waarlik kan oopgaan. (Nie ‘doen ‘n uur Bybelstudie en rammel ‘n eentonige gebed af’ nie.) God ken ons harte en weet wanneer ons regtig ‘n hunkering na Hom het. As ons tot Hom nader, sal Hy tot ons nader. Maar ons moet die eerste move maak.

Ons gedagtewêreld moet ‘n…

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Ekonomiese Babilon

(Openbaring 18) ‘n Verwikkeling wat regstreeks met die komende verdrukking in verband staan, is die herbouing van die eens roemryke wêreldstad, Babilon, aan die oewers van die Eufraatrivier. As bakermat van die antieke wêreld se heidense godsdiens, en ook as ‘n politieke en handelsentrum, moet hierdie stad in die eindtyd weer verrys. Dit is reeds … Continue reading Ekonomiese Babilon

The Suffering Servant

Unashamed of Jesus

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

As we move into the Passover/Easter season, we once again reflect on who Jesus is and what he has done for us. This prophecy by Isaiah was foretold over 700 years before Christ was born. Jesus wasn’t murdered by accident, God had a plan for our salvation and Jesus came to fulfill it

Jesus was wounded for our transgressions or sins. All the punishment that Jesus endured was because of you! Think about that, if you ever feel like nobody loves you, guess what somebody really does. God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son (John 3:16) he took the punishment of the cross for yours and my sins. We must never forget the love of…

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Losing my salvation

The End Time

John MacArthur has famously said on more than one occasion, “If I could lose my salvation, I would.” His comment is a succinct but devastatingly incisive statement about the fallenness of man. The fleshly part of man wants to be in control. It wants to be king of our lives. Even Christians who understand our own depravity and desire to work FOR God soon find that if they do not carefully reign in the flesh, that we are not participating in our own sanctification, but we’re bossing God around and replacing Him with the idol of works.

MacArthur wasn’t guessing when he said what he said. I’ts grounded in the bible. There is biblical precedent for his statement.

God instituted a Doctrine of Works. Don’t bristle. Stay with me. In Genesis 2, God told Adam,

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to…

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5 Ways You are Teaching Your Kids to be Entitled

by Donna Jones How does a parent raise an entitled child? Especially since no parent intends to? Entitlement pervades nearly every aspect of today’s culture, which means Christian families aren’t immune from its influence. In fact, if you aren’t proactive, it’s almost a given you’ll raise an entitled child. It’s a sobering thought. Most parents … Continue reading 5 Ways You are Teaching Your Kids to be Entitled