Strengthening the Inner Man

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Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 | By Kaye | In



[ From Church to Bride ]
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 If you want to skip the reports just forward (click & drag) up to 16:00 minutes and the worship starts- onwards to the preaching. Be blessed and encouraged!


[ The Holy Ghost and How To Know You've Received It ]
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Eat The Book

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Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | By Kaye | In ,

Living our day to day life, I have seen and experienced how vulnerable we are. The world is full of evil, some more subtler than others and without untrained eyes of the Holy Ghost- it is so easy to succumb and the only ones exempt are those who have God's spirit in them because their eyes are open. Even then we still trip and fall over. I just feel in my heart, in these end times our only protection is Jesus Christ. He is the only safe place and my heart is just heavy with that thought, that we need more of Him. 
There is nothing else, friends, no matter how we try to substitute worldly pleasures or security- we will find out sometime along the way that there is no getting around it. We need God not just in our lives but in our very being, we need to be consumed by Him. We need His eyes to see, His voice to speak, His very thoughts in our head, His spirit in us. In short, to be one with Him in everything.
We need to let go of who we are, everything about us needs to be stripped clean. I know that is contrary to popular belief but there it is...God's ways are not the same as ours, it never was nor ever will. I'm not saying it's an easy thing to do, dying to yourself is a daily battle but God made a way through Calvary and we have to receive that gift. He opened a blood stained path for us which leads to eternity and His resurrection proved that in death there is life. We need to follow that same path for there is no other. There truly is no other...we need to die to our own desires and thoughts every single day. It is hard but it isn't impossible...neither will we be error free but under the blood, in His sight we already are perfect for he looks at us with eternal eyes.


In my heart I just truly pray that we receive God's word and message for our day. There's no use when we just look on and appreciate what God had done for others when we do not acknowledge it in our own lives. "Eat the book" that is what the angel said to John. We cannot forever sympathize, we have to make a decision. We have to believe, accept, receive and obey.
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. Rev.10:9
So, dear, dear friend do not be discouraged nor be fainthearted. God had arranged everything for us, all we need to do is believe Him, walk in His ways, and stay in our post of duty. He's right there next to you- to bring you back in the middle road if you go astray. I know how it feels when we get discouraged because there are days, even weeks, months or years when we just seem to stumble along and fail and feelings of shame and depression takes over, for I too have gone that path countless times- BUT  remember this- God is greater than our failures, He is greater than our unbelief. If there is a stirring in your heart right now, that is God Himself He is drawing you to Him. Don't ignore that still, small voice...that same stirring caused my heart to repent and that saved me. Even now, every single day- the need to have more of God is just on-going and I am grateful I feel that everyday. That is His grace and mercy to me...and to you too if you'll receive it. 
As for me, I'm looking forward to going home soon.  Home in eternal land with the one true love of my heart. Amen.


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Glory to God :)

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Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2010 | By Kaye | In



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Desiring Christ

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Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2010 | By Kaye | In




Earlier today I was watching a documentary about Stonehenge and the British ancestors who built it. Apparently, it was for the purpose of praying for the dead before their ashes are thrown into the river and there was a kind of ritual performed. It was very interesting how old civilizations live, you know? I'm always keen into watching or reading about these things but what struck me the most is this- that one of the strongest and basic  instincts of man is to find something to worship, be it a person or an object. Somehow, in the deepest recesses of the mind and perhaps of the heart, lies a need for the creation to seek their Creator and to worship him.
In those days, they worship almost everything- the sun, the planets, a river or animal etc...and we consider them as heathen. History repeats itself, today mankind remains the same and we still worship, see. We worship money, women, material things, pleasures of life and of the flesh, we worship ourselves... I could go further and say within churches-we worship our Pastor, the church, we worship our doctrines, we worship the system. We may not call that as heathen now, I wonder why, because it operates on the same principles, however, it is clear that our desire to worship is innate and it is being channelled into the wrong path, a path further away from God.
Despite man's arrogance and the presence of atheistic philosophies in our midst, nature dictates that deep inside in our subconscious , we know that there is a God. We know that He is real. Sometimes, we just get so discouraged with life and with what's happening around us and within us that we cannot see it or we get too intellectual, too proud to recognize that there is a higher power. 


I can remember not too long ago, a person I know once told me- 'Sin? what sin? I don't have a sin!'...I don't blame or condemn her for saying that because we do not normally 'see' our state unless we are exposed to the Word however, that statement is reflective of how a lot of people think. The bible says in Psalms 51:5
 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive
Sin entered humanity from the fall and by default we are all born in sin. The truth is -our sin separated us from the Lord but there is hope dear reader, He made a way to save us. I am not just saying this to lead anyone on but from personal experience- I am certain and sure that God exists, that He has the power to lift you from that sticky, filthy, miry clay and make you a new creature in Christ, amen. 
Christianity and God may be an abstract concept to most of us but that does not mean it's not real. If we only give it a chance...I think that is the best thing to do anyway, that is the challenge- try God before writing Him off.
I am aware that people get turned off with christianity not just because of the reasons mentioned above, but also because most people who profess to be christians  do not walk the talk and that ruins the genuine believers who do live out their beliefs. Please be mindful that not everyone who claims to be christians are true but as the Scripture says 'by their fruits ye shall know them'.  
Just don't let it discourage you, because if there is a true God then there are genuine believers. And don't try to brush off that niggling desire at the back of your mind which sorts of pushes you to seek Christ, to re-connect with your Maker because that itself is His mercy. The Bible says in John 12:32 "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."


I also want to add this commentary from Jamieson-Fauset-Brown Bible with regards to that verse: 

32. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me-The "I" here is emphatic-I, taking the place of the world's ejected prince. "If lifted up," means not only after that I have been lifted up, but, through the virtue of that uplifting. And truly, the death of the Cross, in all its significance, revealed in the light, and borne in upon the heart, by the power of the Holy Ghost, possesses an attraction over the wide world-to civilized and savage, learned and illiterate, alike-which breaks down all opposition, assimilates all to itself, and forms out of the most heterogeneous and discordant materials a kingdom of surpassing glory, whose uniting principle is adoring subjection "to Him that loved them." "Will draw all men 'UNTO ME,'" says He. What lips could venture to utter such a word but His, which "dropt as an honeycomb," whose manner of speaking was evermore in the same spirit of conscious equality with the Father?

Amen to that....I thought that was good, what do you think? Maybe it's about time we act on that desire to seek the Lord and not just spend all of our time contemplating about whether we will serve and believe or we won't. We cannot stay in the valley of indecision forever. Sometimes, we take comfort in the very act of contemplation as if it is  enough, but we know we have to come to a decision. A decision between life or death and it's our choice, nobody else can make up our minds. We have little time left now, God's plans are moving along. Perhaps it is time to reconsider?



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A Prayer

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Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 | By Kaye | In




DRAW ME CLOSER
by Kaye




Draw me closer unto thee Lord,
draw me closer unto thee
when the world and it's worries 
try to occupy me;
I am a battle scarred warrior but
I know deep inside,
The refreshing will come,
So in me do abide...

For thou art my bulwark
My strength and my song
My anchor in life, my hope
and stronghold;
My reason for being, 
the air that I breathe,
Lord deep in my heart thy will 
my heart seeks.

Draw me closer unto thee Lord,
draw me closer unto thee
when sadness sits nearby
and tears do not cease;
Let thy joy take it's place
and comfort my soul...
Let me rest in thy bosom
and peace do restore.


Let the 'I' lose all  it's power
and the fleshly yearnings fade;
Let every part of me yield to thee,
Til' my self will at thy altar I've laid.

Lord sweeten the bitter,
and lift my head up,
Mend the spirit that's brocken,
and fill thou my cup,
With thy Word and thy Spirit,
and Thy humility...
Cloak me with thy presence
Till I do not see me.

For I do not want to displease
nor to grieve and hurt thy heart,
Thou art the most precious One,
Let me not from thy side depart.
Hold me and keep me Almighty God, 
hold my coming and goings;
Let me dwell in thee forever
til I see You in my whole being...


Draw me closer unto thee Lord,
draw me closer unto thee;
Let your reflection in my life
shine like diamonds, til they see-
That the hand that transformed me,
can change their lives too...
Til they see that Thy Word
is eternal and true.


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