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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.

A MOUNTAIN

God has laid out signs in the world for us to learn from; one of them is a mountain. Jesus said, ‘Have Faith in God. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, go throw yourself into the sea, and does not doubt it’ll be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And if you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that you Father in heaven may forgive your sins. Mark 11:22-25

Now what is a mountain? I’ve been struggling to understand this scripture over the years, but by God’s grace now I do.   This is how the holy spirit has helped to interpret this. We all know, a mountain is normally built by layers of soil, rocks, and stones. When we look at it we are overwhelmed by the sheer size of it. Take Everest for example, it is scary!  Some people try to climb, but with so much pain. That means handling a mountain brings pain. But for many of us we decide to be observers by keeping a distance. We do this because we fear the consequences. So, that means we use God given wisdom that there is no need to climb a mountain.

Okay; let’s go back to the question; what mountain is Jesus talking about? Many of us are busy building mountains in our lives. How do we do it?  By sinning.  As you know, it begins with a thought and it goes to actions. The more we think about it, the more we build it up, and the more we act upon it, the bigger it becomes. Building normally starts at young age.  We all know teenagerhood is when we break away from the rules, before that our state of mind has a good sense of innocence.

So, building a mountain takes a day or years, which means when we involve ourselves in any kind of sin and it becomes a habit, we are on Mt. Everest – dangerous grounds and the consequence are inevitable.  We live in chaotic world, where hatred has become a mountain for some people.  And when that happens the turmoil descends on those people who embrace those kind of attitudes, e.g. wars, fear, etc.

A wrong religion is also a huge mountain; when Jesus said, he is the only truth we can rely on, he knew the consequences of false preaching are catastrophic.  Evolution theory is a scary mountain, and many are building on it.  Lack of faith is another scary mountain; guess what, there is no hope with this kind of attitude.  And when the love of money consumes your life more than anything else, you are on mount Everest.  Money issues have created a lot of mountains, e.g. envy, wrong desires, debt issues, depression, etc. that’s why Jesus said, the love of money is the root of all evil.

The internet, drug addictions, binge drinking, etc.  have created negative influences which are ready to erupt. God Almighty has given us life; we have a responsibility for our lives.  How you look after your body is your responsibility, and if you want to enjoy life, build well.  Jesus advises us how to become excellent builders.  When God gave Noah the instructions to build the ark, he was thinking about Jesus.  So, that means, when you build your life according to Jesus’s teachings you’re sorted.

I read a scripture in the old testament, which explains our sins as a mountain. (I can’t remember where, but I’ll look it up).  So, that’s why Jesus says, a mountain in our lives can be removed by faith, which also means we can use Biblical scriptures to remove any hindrances in our lives.  A hindrance is a sin that stops a person from prospering the way God wants them to be.  A sin stops us from enjoying a peaceful life.  A sin is like a volcano waiting to erupt. That’s why God wants us to examine our lives and make changes, and to think about the consequences.

Another way to look at the mountain is a situation which is difficult to handle.  Many of us get those, and we feel the problem is permanent, whatever we do, it is not going anywhere – immovable. But Jesus says, when you believe that God will take away problems, you become happier; but you also have to understand when he says, throw the problem in the sea.  I believe it means, a problem or difficult situation can be submerged in water – dissolved.  And that means if you can’t solve it, don’t think about it; give it to God, and focus on being a good person, then you’ll enjoy life.  And when it is submerged, God gives you strength, so that you don’t get overwhelmed by it.  I’m talking from experience.

 

HOW TO MAKE GOD ALMIGHTY SMILE

We know that when someone smiles genuinely, generally they’re pleased about something.

When Jesus was on earth, God Almighty spoke from heaven, and said. ‘this is my Son with whom I’m well pleased. Listen to him’. (Luke 9:35) There are things we must do to please God Almighty.

  • First, we must acknowledge that he exists and created the whole world, the universe, and the heaven. The scrip. Says, without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Heb. 11.6
  • We must acknowledge his power. Jesus said, nothing is impossible with him. God is bigger than all the planets put together, bigger than the whole universe. So, don’t doubt his power.
  • We must praise him through Jesus. We must worship him in truth and the holy spirit. When Jesus was on earth, he encountered people who had their own idea of worshiping God, but he challenged them, because the only way is through his teachings, for his ways are perfect. John 14:6 He said, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  • Obedience is crucial, when it comes to worshipping God Almighty.
  • Reading the bible and exercise our faith through good deeds – do random acts of kindness. James 1:14. Says, what good is it, my fellow believers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or sister in Christ is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? Faith without actions is dead. Repenting of sins; turn from sin and do good. We must make every effort to do the right thing. I Thess. 4:11-14.
  • Don’t give in to a temptation, it pleases God.
  • Sharing our faith to others, for it pleases God. This is a command of which true Christians must obey. Telling the truth about God is crucial, for he resents false preaching.
  • It pleases God when we humble ourselves,
  • We must love one another, exercise fellowship with other Christians and exercise hospitality.
  • When we exercise the grace of giving to others 2 Cor. 9:7. God loves a cheerful giver. (helping the poor)
  • Forgive because you also need forgiveness
  • Don’t give up on your faith (perseverance), for you’ll receive a reward in the end.

THE RECORDS

We live in a world where our dates of birth, names, addresses, etc are recorded on a computer data base somewhere, but not everyone is recorded as you know, because such a process is not available in some countries.

Here is the issue, God Almighty has allowed us to copy his character of recording personal data.  As we are made in his image most of the good ideas that derives from mankind are connected to him.  In other words, we copy his ways of doing things, e.g. creativeness, law, healing practices, teaching, parenthood, friendship, listening, questioning, reasoning, etc.

We learn from the bible that God records everything we do – the good and the bad.  We may not remember some of the things we have done over the years, but God knows all the details.  When David who was the King of Israel at the time, committed adultery with Bathsheba, he thought he got away with it, but faced the consequences of his actions years later. (2 Sam. 11and 12). That’s how it is with all of us, you may do something thinking no one has seen you, but God has already recorded it with a consequence in mind.  So that’s why it is important to do the right thing in the eyes of God.

Everyone is under scrutiny; the scripture says, everything is laid bare before the eyes of God to him we must give account. Heb. 4:13. So how do we know we are going to be judged according to what we have done. God says it in his word. Rev. 20:12-15.

We also learn from the Bible, once your name is in the book of life you’re sorted.  It means you have passed the test and have made it. How do we get ourselves in the book of life? The Bible is our passport to the promised land – the Kingdom of God.  When you have Jesus in your heart and you’re obedient, you have a seal of approval.

As I said readers, I have to tell it as it is.

SEEKING BLESSINGS

Most people know God Almighty is our provider. The scripture says, every good thing comes from him. James 1:16, says, don’t be deceived… Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father in heaven.

Every one of us is so busy seeking blessings. God created it in our human nature, that we thrive in blessings.  We all know, we don’t prosper in doing bad, we can only prosper in doing good.

Some people think prosperity means getting a lot of money. The prosperity the bible is talking about is joy, peace, strength and security in Christ, which is more important than money.  But this doesn’t mean that God doesn’t bless us with money to pay the bills. Of course, he does it in his own way.  He blessed Jacob with livestock, silver and land.  David and Solomon were also very rich. Jesus, on the other hand, had none of those things, but he had power.

As mentioned in the previous post, God examines our hearts and minds in detail, and he blesses every right action. This is the issue, we all start with a lot of blessings – the innocence of a child carries a lot of blessings; Jesus mentioned the wisdom of children is instilled by God.

I didn’t understand these things before, thank God I can understand now. It is God’s will that we should seek his blessings.  He is pouring out blessings like rain.  Our job is to live a life of blessings, which means we should live the rest of lives seeking blessings.  Every biblical scripture carries a blessing.

Here is the issue, we start with a lot of blessings, but as we get older the blessings start disappearing one by one. Most of our blessings disappear because of sin. (Adam’s sin) Hmm…it is hard to hear but it is true.  Well, it is God’s plan, he gives and takes away. For when a blessing is taken away that’s when we starting thinking deeply; we start analysing the situation and try to come up with solutions; we even see another open door.

God’s door is always open to every human being; when people wake up from their slumber they enter it. They enter it because of the knowledge; they enter it because of Jesus; they enter it because they want to be saved; they enter it because life has become harder, etc.

So, this is what we need to know, pearls of life are in the Bible. When we are in Christ, God releases more blessings; I’ve seen it in my own life and other people’s; for when you’re in Christ you get a transformation. This is the truth; when you believe you gain more blessings. When you read a scripture, you gain a blessing. When you do what it says you get a blessing. But, as we all know, every sin is got a curse attached to it;  when you do a bad thing, something bad happens.

God has a way of restoring broken people; it doesn’t matter what situation you find yourself in.  All kinds of people are restored in Jesus.  Sometimes, you may feel sad because of the blessings you have lost.  But when you use wisdom you’ll find that there is benefit in that as well. When you lose something, God replaces it with something else.

God has divided life in two; the High zone (light) or the low zone (darkness). The high zone uplifts us; the low zone brings us down. Christianity is living life in a high zone; Jesus was the happiest person who has ever lived on planet earth. He had a perfect portion of love, kindness, power, holiness, etc, which is similar to God Almighty.  When Jesus became sad, it was only for a very short time. So, when Jesus is in us we gain what he has. There is nothing better than that in this world.

Almighty God says, ‘I have set before you, blessings and curses; then he says, choose blessings; choose life. Deuteronomy 30:19. When he says this, he also refers to Jesus…because eternal life is in Jesus.  Jesus said, no one can come to me unless the Father draws the person, and I’ll raise them up at the last day…they will be taught by God. Any one who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to meno one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. John 6:44-48.  So, here is Jesus telling us what we need to know.

THE POWER OF GOD

The power of God is displayed in all his creations.  As human beings we need to know and understand God who created us.

The way we examine ourselves is the same way we need to examine our Creator.  How do we do it?  Through the Bible, for it represents God’s thoughts in fullness.  When we listen to Jesus and examine his actions we get to understand God Almighty, for he portrayed himself in Jesus – in thoughts and actions.

As we get to examine our God Almighty, many of us are overwhelmed by his power.  The scripture says, God formed us in our mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13)  It is amazing that we all started as a seed – invisible to a human eye.  While God started many of his creations as a seed, he had something else on mind, (his plan for mankind) Jesus, who represents his word.

God has helped us to know that in this world you get the good seeds as well as the weeds.  He has given mankind one teacher, who is our saviour Jesus – the good seed.  Therefore, everyone else has to learn from Jesus – whatever Jesus says, God approves.

Those of us who love God and Jesus, we have a responsibility to plant the good seeds into people’s minds.  A person changes for the better through good information.  So, when we get knowledge from the Bible, and act upon it we enter the kingdom of God.

This is how it works; God has allowed us to have access to him; He has done it through Jesus Christ and the Bible.  Jesus said, I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but he will have the light of life. John 8:12

Let me ask you a question; have you ever found yourself in the darkness and you had to use light or a torch? Of course, you have! I have done it on so many occasions. In some parts of the world sometimes the electricity is either unreliable or non-existent. So, you find yourself that you have to use a torch or a candle to navigate your way around.

So, when Jesus says he is the light – he is peace in our hearts, his words are our righteousness, he is the only saviour, etc..  And if we live our lives according to his guidance; we are in the light.

There is something else God wants us to know – resurrection. The scripture says, he is going to resurrect every one. John 5:28-29. Humanly speaking, this is something too big for our minds to imagineBut to get an idea you have to go back in the Bible, for Jesus explained it profoundly. Luke 20: 27-36. The most encouraging news you’ll ever get on planet earth is salvation. That’s why readers, I keep on saying Christianity is a life of happiness. Nothing in this world is as encouraging as Jesus’ words. When you are on Jesus’ side, God Almighty moulds you to be the best you can be, and he makes you the happiest you can be – it doesn’t matter what situation you’re in.

Surprisingly, when you explain this message to people, many want to be on God’s side. We all want good things, don’t we?  That’s why God wants every believer to convey the message to a non-believer – which is an act of love.  Every time you bless someone with a message of Christ, Father God blesses you too.  I have seen people’s lives transform tremendously because of Jesus.

It is good to know God; we know that he created the heavens and the earth.  He has also allowed us to examine other planets, the environment, how we were created, etc. but he has set boundaries.

There is also something else Father God wants us to know; he is going to renew things.  Rev. 21:1-8. There will be a new earth and a new heaven for God’s people. Please reader, compare everything I say here with Bible, for I do it too.  Every time I hear a message from another preacher, I compare it with a Bible.

WHAT IS FORGIVENESS?

This is a crucial question which comes from the heart of God Almighty and connects to our inner being. As we examine his character in the Bible, we get to understand that forgiveness pleases God.

I have been a true Christian for a long time, but it has taken me a long time to understand it fully.  By God’s grace I’m going to explain it here so that the reader can understand it as well.

As you know, we all have hurt someone or vice-versa. Did you notice that people who hurt us most are the closest? Relationships break down because of sin, but forgiveness heals broken hearts.  And sometimes it takes a long time to forgive someone, but when we deal with it quickly the better.  Some people think words hurt more than actions, but I differ from this argument.  I believe both hurt more or less the same; I speak from my personal experiences.

Back to the question; what does forgiveness mean?

It means:

  • not to hold a grudge against the person
  • to erase the issue against the person who has sinned against you
  • to say that you have forgiven them
  • to pray for the person, or wish them well
  • to ask God to forgive them for the wrong they’ve done to you (when Jesus was crucified he said Father forgive them)

This is the issue, it feels good to be forgiven; as you have experienced forgiveness brings peace and joy. So, Father God wants us to understand, if we feel good when we are forgiven by others, imagine the forgiveness of God.  Jesus said, for if you forgive men (people) when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men for their sins, you Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew. 6:14

So, we learn that to gain salvation we have to do what Jesus says. We also learn from the Bible, that God can only forgive sins through Jesus. For, there is no other way we can be saved apart from blood of Jesus Christ, which cleanses our sins. (Hebrews 9)

NO PROBLEM

A person who doesn’t succumb to the problem is much stronger than the one who does..  I’m sure you’re now thinking,  we all know that!  But I’ll explain  a bit more on this;

Firstly, Father God who created and gave us life solves every problem the way he wants.  He revealed his thoughts in the bible for us to learn and understand things.

There is no other book like the bible –  it is the most important book in the world; the biggest selling book of all time, more than two billion books have been sold.  It holds all the secrets and unlocks  solutions to all our problems.  It is the key to happiness and holds the words of encouragement you’ll never find in any other book.

I’m going to take you back to Jesus; Matt.14:22-34, he’s walking on water, the disciples are afraid, and he is saying to Peter, come to me. Peter does as he’s told, but he sees the wind, becomes afraid, and begins to sink.  Immediately Jesus  demonstrates  the power of God, he holds Peter’s hand, and all is well.

But before that, Peter is operating in his human nature, which is tainted by weaknesses. First of all, he is afraid, then he doubts when he says, if it is really you… then gets distracted and focusses on the problem, finally, he acknowledges that if he doesn’t hold Jesus’ hand, he’ll drown.

Here we learn that Peter sees the problem, felt it, but says no to the problem;  the problem gets solved by God, when he holds Jesus’ hand.

Jesus said, ‘problems will come,’  (John 16:33) because we live in a world full of problems, for Satan is busy creating chaos.  But he indicates, when we use our faith, God will have mercy on us.  Satan’s world is harder, insecure, sadder, chaotic etc. whereby God’s kingdom is the opposite.

People are busy creating problems for themselves. I’ve done it too in the past, when I was on Satan’s side. Some people are following what others are doing; they say in their minds, let’s follow what others are doing whether good or bad. That’s how gangs are created, family networks are broken down, and lives are destroyed.

Now back to the first statement, when we say no to the problem, we become energised and stronger.  Some problems are easily fixed. You get a pain somewhere, you take some pain killers – problem solved.  Father God is so kind; he has helped us with a medicine revolution.  Many of them, as you are aware, come from plants and minerals.

But when it comes to marriage problems, the devil becomes the manipulator as well as the destroyer. Think about it; why would someone destroy a marriage – an institution of love, for the sake of money?  A person who says I’m not going to destroy my marriage despite the  problems, keeps it.

And there is another scenario; we complain too much; that we dont have enough; we want more than we need; we’re always asking for more of this, more of that.

Paul said it plainly, ‘he has learnt to be content with even the little‘. This is crucial if we want to live a happy life.  When Jesus our chief advisor said, come to me, all you who are burdened, weary, restless, anxious and I’ll give you rest, (Matt. 11:28) He knew those weaknesses will affect us all, so, he gave us tips  on how to handle difficulties.

The scripture says, humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he’ll lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares…1 peter. 5:6-7.

Anxiety and fear are some of Satan’s schemes to cause imbalance in a person.  A faithful believer in Christ is stronger, and is more likely to say no to a problem, no to anxiety, no to fear, no to Satan etc. Father God wants us to understand, that many of our problems are brought about by Satan. Job 1. That’s why Jesus said, pray – deliver us from Satan’s schemes. Finally, as a believer in Christ you have to say to yourself, ‘I’m not going to let Satan stop me from acquiring the biggest prize of all – salvation’.

LOOK AT ALL ANGLES

I found an interesting topic in the Bible, which is vital in our development. Almighty God says to Abraham, ‘look north, south, left and right. Genesis 13: 14

Abraham set an example for people of faith. He was the first one to take obedience to God at a high level. He understood that obedience to God is crucial for him to obtain the blessings.  When Father God said, ‘I’ll bless you’, (Genesis 12:12) the same applies to people of faith.

His faith was so strong, that he believed every word God said and trusted him fully as his provider. So, Father God was pleased with him.

Now when God told Abraham to look: it has another meaning which Jesus has opened my mind, so that I can explain it here. As you’re aware, we are designed in these four dimensions. The head – north, feet – south, then two arms pointing in different directions.

In life, as you know, we have to deal with the negative side, the positive side, the past and the future.

He says, look north – this means, believe in God, the future, the promised land (salvation in Jesus), the dreams, and hope.

Look south – this means we have to know what happened in the past. We learn what happened in the past from the old testament of bible; how the world was created, the events that happened, Noah, Moses, David and so forth. And then the new Testament, which is about Jesus. God wants us to use our memory – to remember how he has fed us, helped us through our problems over the years, etc. He urged the Israelites to remember how he helped and rescued them from  the Pharaoh of Egypt. God wants us to learn from the past experiences – the good and the bad. We learn how bad choices or experiences weakened us. We have to learn from the negative consequences to get us into the right direction.

Look left – this represents all the mistakes we have made, false information, negativity, and weaknesses. God wants us to see the mistakes in our lives, to see mistakes in churches, and to be aware of false religions.

Look right – this means, the right religion (christianity), the blessings, the positive attitudes, the encouragement, the right decisions, the truth, and peace. When Jesus went back in heaven, he sat at the right hand of the Father. The scripture says, ‘fix your eyes on Jesus’. Heb. 12:2

So, when he said to Abraham, I’ll bless you in every angle, the same applies to every child of God. He blesses us in every angle of life. When we have faith in Jesus and God, we are secure in our salvation, and gain hope for better things to come. 

And on the right – he blesses us with happiness, and empowerment as we walk in righteousness. The bible says, keep on doing the right thing.

On the left – when we go through problems he delivers us, he comforts us, he gives us strength and peace.

In the north, through faith in Jesus he blesses us with the holy spirit, encouragement, forgiveness and eternal life. 

In the south, he blesses us with healing from the past experiences. We have all gone through bad or painful expereinces which need healing, and have done wrong things. So He forgives our past sins.