Do Not Trifle With The Gospel Truth

Rom 10:9-10

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as LORD, and believe in your HEART that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in SALVATION. 

One day, will Jesus our Lord say such to us :

“1. (Lordship). Since when do you make Me Lord when I am not Lord of your family, self and possessions ? (Luke 14:26,27,33; Rom 10:9)
2. (Repentance). Since when do you believe in your heart everything about Me when you only want to repent in your mind and not in your heart ? (Rom 10:9-10).
3. (Obeying God’s commandments). Since when do you love Me when you do not want to obey My commandments ? (John 14:16; Ezek 36:25-27; Matt 28:20)
4. (Doing good works). Since when do you do good works to the least of the brothers as doing to Me when you do not believe in doing good works at all (Matt 25:41-46; Eph 2:10) ?”

It is not coincidental but deliberate diabolical work of the hyper grace false teachers to trivialize the 2 important tenets and 2 realities of the gospel truth – Lordship, repentance, obeying God’s commandments and doing good works !   Though we are saved by faith alone in Christ Jesus,  genuine faith will produce the fruit of obeying God’s commandments and doing good works.  Eph 2:8-10.

Praying for the hyper grace believers to wake up !


Discipleship Is Not An Option

Discipleship is never an option for a Christian.  Jesus has to be our personal Savior and Lord as well.   He had laid down the terms of following Him in Luke 14:26, 27 and 33.

26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

On the surface, these 3 terms – surrendering all relationship, self ambition and possessions – seem terribly harsh.  The rich young ruler walked away sadly from our Lord because he could not give up all his possessions.  Luke 18:18-25.  If he could not surrender his possessions to Jesus, Mammon was still his god and entering heaven was hard for such rich people.

But if we see this life as the training period we have to go through under the tutelage of the Spirit of our Lord and surrender all relationship, self ambitions and possessions, we can eventually understand all this discipline, though painful at times, will yield in us the fruit of righteousness.  On the contrary, when we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness first, all these things will be added to us.  Matt 6:33.

It is a paradox. When you give up, you have it.  But when you refuse to give up, you lose it.

He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.  Matt 10:39.

Scripture exhorts us to endure trials or suffering as discipline from God to train us in righteousness.  Heb 12: 7-11. NIV.

Scripture further adds that we ought to rejoice in suffering for it produces hope in the end.

Rom 5:3-5

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

By surrendering to the terms set by our Lord to be His disciples, He is actually protecting us.

If any mishap happens to our family and loved ones and we have truly surrendered them to the sovereignty of God, there will be no devastating hurt as we know eventually all are appointed to die once and after that comes judgment.

If we lose our job or business and we have truly surrendered to the sovereignty of God, there will be no crushing damage to our self esteem as we believe contentment with godliness is great gain and we are content with just food and lodging.

If we lose all our possessions which anyway have belonged to our Lord when we have surrendered,  what other material loss can devastate us ?

Rom 8: 18

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

The coming glory will fulfill every good human aspiration.  That is the Christian hope.


The Reasons For The Economic Woes Today

Leaving aside the sure fulfillment of biblical prophecy concerning the judgment on Babylon, the political and financial system we know today as mentioned in Rev 18, let’s be sober to look at the hard economic facts today. There is simply an exponential explosion of sovereign debt without the accompanying industrial expansion.

These reasons given in the Zerohedge article have always been my argument (…/2016-07…/brexit-crisis-capitalism):

1. Replacing stagnant real growth and income (and thus taxes) with debt.
2. Replacing investment in real-world productivity with speculation (i.e. financialization)
3. Replacing “everyone must have skin in the game” free-market capitalism with protected, privileged Elites crony capitalism in which the few benefit at the expense of the many.
4. Replacing local, decentralized democracy and ownership with central planning.
5. Using “extend and pretend” financial trickery to mask insolvency, impaired assets/ collateral and non-performing loans rather than address the debt overhang directly via write-downs and liquidations of impaired assets.

Fasten your seat belt. The ride has not ended with Brexit. More of the same are coming – Grexit, Departugal. Italeave. Fruxxx. Czechout. Oustria. Finish. Slovlong. Latervia. Byegium.

As this irresponsible fiscal madness has crossed over the threshold of keeping the budget deficits of all major blocs under control,  the system will implode at some point in time.


Prayer Of Jabez

1 Chron 4: 9 -11

Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

Common sense tells us that it will be too far-fetched to believe we can unlock the secrets of success through just a prayer chant making God into a genie and not a Sovereign God as a result.

An honourable man has these qualities and God will surely entrust true riches to such a person who fear Him also. Luke 16:10-11.

1. Honour. It is defined as honesty, fairness or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions. We must develop a pure sense of honesty, integrity and fairness in every aspect of our lives. Titus 2: 11-12

2. Humanity. It is defined as the quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially a disposition to relieve people in distress, and to treat them with kindness and tenderness. Prov 19:17; Ps 41:1-3

3. Perseverance. It is defined as steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. James 1:2-4;12; 5:11