November 2019 | Baptism of the Holy Spirit

EDITORIALS

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

November 2019

About the Holy Spirit, the Nicene Creed says:" We believe in the Holy Ghost, who is the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and Son, is worshiped and glorified, who spake by the prophets".Since we live in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, It is very importa...Read More

Baptism

October 2019

The Jews baptized Gentile converts, whereas John the Baptist baptized the Jews.His baptism was authorized from heaven. It was not something John devised or borrowed. It was a baptism of repentance, looking forward to the Messiah's coming. His baptism fulfilled two purposes: it prepared the nation fo...Read More

No More Condemnation

September 2019

In 1997 Timothy Mcveigh was convicted of bombing the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. During the trial one of McVeigh's old army friends testified in court and made a revealing observation about human nature. According to Jo Thomson in the New York Times, the friend said, " I h...Read More

Please Don't Ring the Bell

August 2019

It all started by Jesus calling a few men to follow him. Remarkable as it may seem, Jesus started to gather these men before he ever organized an evangelistic campaign or even preached a sermon in public. Men were to be his method of winning the world to God. In the words of Robert E. Coleman, "The ...Read More

Pentecostalism

July 2019

Pentecost means 'fiftieth' because this feast was held fifty days after the Feast of First fruits. It reads in Leviticus, " You shall count fifty days to the year after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. You shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves...Read More

Holy, Holy, Holy!

June 2019

The Bible without equivocation claims that God is holy.Isaiah 6:3 provides the most potent declaration. The prophet Isaiah at the moment of his calling received a vision of the Lord sitting on His throne with seraphims on either side and one seraph called to the other seraph and said, "Holy, holy, h...Read More

Morality

May 2019

Morality is the quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct or a system of ideas that fall into these same categories. Therefore, morality describes the principles that govern our behavior. Without these principles in place, societies cannot survive for long. In today's w...Read More

The Rugged Cross

April 2019

The trial and death of Jesus Christ revealed both the wicked heart of men and the gracious heart of God. When men were doing their worst, God was giving his best. The Cross is the perfect finishing point of Jesus Christ in His act of atonement for the remission of human sin. The Cross is the exact ...Read More

Addiction

March 2019

A man given to drink once said to a preacher, "After all, Jesus turned water into wine"! His reply, "If you use Jesus as your example for drinking, why don't you follow his example in everything else"? Sincere Christians consider verses such as Rom.13:12 and 13 and I Cor. 6:9 and 10, which read...Read More

You are the Light of the World

January-February 2019

Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It was written between 1603 and 1607, during the reign of King James 1, of Scotland. The first characters we see in the play are the three witches. They talk to each other in a mysterious way and agree to meet with Macbeth on the heath. This scene in...Read More

God in Human Form

December 2018

H.G.Wells, an English novelist and historian was not a friend of Christianity. In fact, his biographers portray him as either a skeptic or an atheist. However, his five volumes on world history contain information about Christ than anyone else in human history. According to Tim Lahaye, " beyond all ...Read More

Money Matters

November 2018

Money is the God of this world. Some scholars think the word 'mammon' comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'that in which people trust'. According to Warren Wiersbe, ' some people trust God, some people trust wealth, and some people try to do both. But when Jesus used the Aramaic word 'mammon',  ...Read More

Watch and Wait

October 2018

In his book,  'Man's Search for Meaning', Victor Frankl, a successor of Sigmund Freud at Vienna, argued that the "loss of hope and courage can have a deadly effect on man." As a result of his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, Frankl contended that 'when a man no longer possesses a motiv...Read More

Commitment

July 2018

John Izzo is a bestselling author who holds advanced degrees in religion and psychology. In his book, "The Five Secrets You Discover Before You Die" he has interviewed over 200 people, ages 60 -106, each of whom was identified by friends and acquaintances as 'the one person they knew who had found h...Read More

The Church of the Living God

June 2018

George MacDonald wrote, 'Half of the misery in the world comes from trying to look, instead of trying to be, what one is not.' The name that Jesus gave to this practice is 'hypocrisy', which simply means wearing a mask, playing the actor. Many churches are turning to be places of hypocrisy as i...Read More

The Resurrection Question

May 2018

Two thousand years ago a stark cross was reared against an Eastern sky, with a man dying on it. Did ever any failure or defeat seem more complete than that?Since then proud empires have crumbled into ruins leaving nothing but a few moldering stones in a field where rabbits breed and feed. But the ma...Read More

Giving is a Blessing

April 2018

An open heart cannot maintain a closed hand. If we appreciate the grace of God extended to us, we will want to express that grace by sharing with others. True ministry means giving, not getting. Our Lord Jesus Christ said: "it is more blessed to give than to receive". Although these words are not ...Read More

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty

January-February 2018

In the year that King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne, and the trainof his robe filled the temple. Above himwere seraphim, each with six wings:With two wings they covered their faces,with two they covered their feet,and with two they were flying. Andthey were calling ...Read More

The Glory of God

December 2017

The Gentile nations had their temples, priests, religious laws, and sacrifices, but only the nation of Israel had the glory of the true and living God dwelling in their midst.Apostle Paul writes, " For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of...Read More

Be Content

November 2017

In his book 'Count It All Joy'  David Jeremiah, cites a poem that expresses the discontent so prevalent in our society.It was springBut it was summer I wanted,The warm days,And the great outdoors.It was summer,But it was fall I wanted,The colourfull leaves,And the cool dry air.It was fall,But i...Read More

Abode of Joy

September 2017

Randy Alcorn is an author who has written extensively about heaven.The introduction of his book 'Heaven" begins with these words, "The sense that we live forever somewhere has shaped every civilization in human history." Australian aborigines pictured heaven as a distant island beyond the weste...Read More

The Healing Power

August 2017

It was towards the end of 2013 when Dr. Terry Grossman, the internationally renowned medical director of the Grossman Wellness Center in Golden, Colorado first began taking and recommending an all-natural, Swiss formulated cell therapy treatment called Celergen. Celergen is a potentially transformat...Read More

Wholistic Healing

July 2017

According to the Bible, mankind is distinct from all the rest of creations, including animals, in that he is made in the image of God.It reads in Genesis " So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them"(1:27). As God is tripartite - Fat...Read More

The God Breathed Scripture

June 2017

The word ''Bible'' comes from the Greek word 'biblos', which means "book". In a sense, the Bible is one unified book. God speaks with one voice throughout His book, calling us to accept His offer of eternal life and follow His commands.But the Bible is also made up of individual books. Thirty-nine (...Read More

Nazareth Manifesto

May 2017

It was at that obscure village he grew up, JESUS OF NAZARETH, the Savior of the world. It is so amazing that this solitary figure,'tender shoot' in the words of Isaiah, turned the world upside down.His teaching was so simple.His life was so humbleHis stories were so effective.his parables were so au...Read More

There is Hope

March 2017

The "prodigal son" did not have a cell phone; and he had no access to the internet. He had not even heard about facebook and its unlimited possibilities.He lived in the cool atmosphere of a home under the shadow of his father's love and care - yet drifted away. WHY?It can also be said about the prod...Read More