THE POWER OF CHRISTIANS

It is in our human nature to desire access to power, for we all want to manage situations in our lives.  As you know, when we have problems, we feel weak.

It is God’s plan that we all go through tough times.  And the reason for this, when we are weak we find ourselves seeking solutions. Many of us turn to a person who has a solution to our problem.  When we go to the doctor, they’ll try their best, but it is only a temporary solution.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

When you go to the bank manager, they’ll try to lend you money, but then their intention is to get more out of you.  When you go to councillor, they’ll try to give you a bit of advice, but they can’t fight your battles; you have to fight the battles yourself.  I’ll never forget a councillor who said, ‘I’ll tell you the truth, money doesn’t bring happiness; I can’t tell you how many millionaires, who have come to me, crying their eyes out, for they feel like they can’t manage life’.  But many of us have felt helpless in some situations, if you haven’t experienced it, don’t worry, you’ll get it later.

TV brings a lot of situations in our homes, when we see the chaos in other parts of the world.  Sometimes our homes can be safe-haven when we get it right. We do it right, when we decide to do the right thing to get a job, pay the bills, keep away from trouble, look after our families, cook meals, etc.

Let me tell you, as mentioned before, when Jesus said, all authority is been given to me, he goes on to say, I have given them (believers) glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me’. John 17:22

When a person follows Jesus and obeys him, they gain power, which is assimilated to the holy spirit. God uses the Holy Spirit to mould a person to be the best they can be.  The Holy Spirit energises the person; thus, they have peace in their hearts.  When they pray God listens to them. He also uses angels to serve those who will inherit salvation. Heb. 1:14

I remember life before I was born again (true Christian), I know, I mentioned this before, but I don’t mind sharing it again; I thought I was one of the unhappiest people on planet earth. I was very depressed and miserable, little did I know that God had an amazing plan for my life; now I’m one of the happiest. I have to say, I have regained the joy, I had as a child.

When we obey Jesus, God blesses us in an amazing way; he transforms us to be powerful on the inside, that’s when we end up enjoying life even more; even when we face problems, He energises us, and when the problem is too strong for us he takes it away.

Here is the truth, when day light comes we get energised, and more active, but when night comes, our power is reduced, less active – a time to sleep. This is synonymous with our spiritual state of mind. God/Jesus empowers us, while Satan weakens us.

God has given true Christians hope and power, and it makes them happy that they’re going to participate in the great jubilation of living forever. How is God going to do it?   It is a good question; but the answer is in the Bible, which will be in the next topic.

ARE YOU CONNECTED TO JESUS CHRIST?

We live in a world where connection to something is crucial.  Many of us want to be connected to something of real significance; many of us think if only I get connected to that person, I can get on a ladder;   when we get connected to certain countries, and good family networks,  we feel better or safer.

Jesus Christ is the most powerful person who has ever lived on earth. He said, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. God the Father was happy to give him everything that belongs to him, including his Kingdom. That’s why he wants mankind to connect to Jesus. The scr. says, he is the tree and those who follow him with a sincere heart, are the branches.  John 15. Jesus says, I’m the vine you’re the branches. If a person remains in me and I’m in them, they’ll bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. For without Jesus, there is no forgiveness or salvation.

It doesn’t matter who you’re, whether a prophet or a religious leader. God’s plan will stand for ever – Jesus is the only plan of salvation.

God Almighty has divided existence of the world in two time zones before the end. The first phase (the Old Testament) before Jesus…and the second phase (after Jesus). Jesus said, things will get worse. (Matt. 24)

The bible says, he’ll wipe out everything and then there will be a new heaven and the new earth. (1 Peter 3) I can understand that because, as you can see the world is full of chaos and getting worse.

Going back to the first question, which is significantly important in terms of our survival. God Almighty has given us only one reliable source of information, which reveals his thoughts – the Holy Bible. The creator of the universe wants us to connect to Yesuah (Jesus). If you want to have access to God Almighty, you have to be in the right position. There is a barrier between us and God, which is created by our sins. If you want to be approved by God Almighty, you must connect to Jesus.

How do you connect? There are things we must do;

  • To believe in everything he says.
  • You must be born again. John 3 (it is a total spiritual transformation; your mind is renewed)
  • We must get baptised – it is like signing a contract between you and God/Jesus. (Your whole body has to be immersed in water)
  • We must read the bible. God wants us to know what happened in the past (the old testament), he wants us to live life according to the new testament, so every time we read the bible and do what it says we connect.
  • And we must repent of sins

I love evangelism, which I’m doing here as a way of serving God our Father and Jesus our Saviour. I also love talking to people. On the street I speak to all kinds of people from different religious backgrounds. When I speak to the Muslims about Jesus, some respond, some don’t. I realise that, God wants us to explain to them, so that they can also be saved. And those who respond to the message of Jesus will be saved.

The problem a lot of people have is lack of knowledge and understanding. It also shows in the Christian environment; that’s why there are unnecessary divisions, which Jesus mentioned. God who created us knows that we are limited in so many ways, for example, our understanding of things is limited; He and Jesus have perfect understand but we don’t. Both have perfect intelligence which we lack; we forget easily but they don’t; we panic when the pressure is on, but they don’t.

When I spoke to a guy who shared his story, he stated – he suffered from depression; he even tried to stab someone and ended up in a mental hospital. He then said, ‘when he heard the message of Christ, he looked deep into his life, and had a transformation’. There’s no human being who hasn’t been messed up by sin.  Jesus came to fix us.  That’s why he says, therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the stream rose, and the winds blew, and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had  its  foundation on the rock.  So, there you’ re; it is very clear! In life, we need a strong foundation in order to survive; Jesus is the strongest foundation we can have, even when problems or  temptations come our way, we hold on to him and his teachings.

Sadly, many are not connected to Jesus; there are those who go to church meetings but are not connected.  Many of them are in Catholic churches, protestant churches, etc.  A good heart is required to connect; where by a person listens carefully to what Jesus says, and then acts upon the word of God. So, as you read all the questions in here you’ll get to understand that they’re all connected to the Bible. They’re designed to examine ourselves.