"Now it came to pass, when David was dwelling in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, 'see now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord is under tent curtains.'” 1 Chronicles 17.1David committed sins that were not erased. Violent and unjustifiable sins. He and his people reaped its fruits. However, even in the face of such outrage, his heart remained according to God's heart. The above verse proves that, for in his concern with the building of the House of the Lord, he considered his faith and covenant to the God of his forefathers.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
"He answered and said to them, 'When it is evening you say, it will be fair weather, for the sky is red; and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times." Matthew 16.2-3People can tell whether or not the weather will be good from the appearance of the sky, but they are not able to discern the signs of the coming of the Lord Jesus by the social situation in the world. Famine, war, terrorism, violence, drugs, destruction of homes, lack of love, children who kill their parents because of drugs, parents who rape children, prostitution, social injustice, political corruption, moral corruption, spiritual corruption, pests that spread, satanic religions, unprecedented immorality... Only someone who does not reason cannot see the whirlwind of events that point to the end of times.
Monday, January 21, 2013
"He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels." Revelation 3.5Who said that once saved you're saved forever? The sacred text denies this thesis. If the Lord Jesus promises not to erase the overcomer's name from the Book of Life is because it is possible to erase it. Therefore, salvation is something that needs to be maintained until our last breath. And to keep the garments white until the end, one must live away from the filth of this world.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
"Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love." Revelation 2.4
The church in Ephesus was supposed to be a reference of the Lord Jesus on Earth: with good works and perseverance, they had been proven and approved by the Lord and everything else. But their passion for souls had faded and in its place came another ...
However, the compassion of the Lord gives us a new chance to get back to what we were before. It's just a matter of wanting it and taking action.
Friday, January 18, 2013
"For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace." Romans 6.14
This is another advantage of those who are born of the Spirit, which makes the difference between those who are and those who are not of God: sin has no dominion over them. In other words, they are not under the power of the spirit of sin. They will only sin if they want to, for the fruit of the Holy Spirit is self-control.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
"Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: 'I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.'" 2 Chronicles 7.20
I believe that prayer is effective only when it is sincere. Without sincerity, it’s useless to say many words. It's like sowing in the wind. Also formalities, like being on your knees or attending church, do not guarantee answers. What really counts is a contrite, broken and repentant heart, which characterises sincere humility.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’” Revelation 21.5
In this world, everything ages, everything ceases to exist, everything ends... But He who sits on the throne, who is the Fountain of Eternal Life, makes all things new. But for this to happen, there must be total surrender. Well, how can you make an omelette without breaking eggs? How can you make a new vase if the clay is not soft?