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The Bible- Our Manual For Life

Just as every electronic gadget comes with a manual detailing ways to its most effective use, the Bible teaches us how to achieve our full potential on earth. The Bible is more than a religious book.  It is the best guide on how life on earth should be lived. The Bible guides us on issues related to marriage, money, hard work and diligence. 
  • MONEY

Money is an indispensable part of our lives today. It is our medium of exchange of goods and services and without it life would be challenging. In Luke 16:13, Jesus Christ asserts that money should not be placed at par with God; “You cannot serve both God and money”. This does not imply that money is inherently a bad thing. That scripture points to the fact that man has a tendency to make money life’s ultimate focus, instead of seeking to do God’s will. In Proverbs 13:11 we can see clearly that God desires that we acquire wealth in the right manner. The verse states that, “Dishonest money dwindles away but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow”. This is evidence to the fact that God is not against the very idea of wealth and wants us to gain it according to His will. 

  • MARRIAGE 

The Bible is also a manual that guides us on our love life. Ephesians 5:21-33 gives us an in-depth look at the institution of marriage and draws an analogy between marriage and Christ’s relationship to the Church. According to that passage, wives are encouraged to submit to their husbands like the church submits to Christ. Also husbands are required to love their wives just as Christ loved the church.  In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul prescribes that each man should have his own wife and each wife should have her own husband. Another famous passage on marriage, is Proverbs 31. It clearly outlines the ideal qualities of a good wife and mother.

  • DILIGENCE AND WORK

In as much as the word of God promises us blessings, it also motivates us to work hard and be diligent in our endeavors. At our work places we must have in mind that no matter who cuts our pay checks, we are working for God and he deserves our absolute best. In Proverbs 14:23, taking the necessary steps to achieve your dreams is far more important than talking about it. The verse is an encouragement to roll up your sleeves, get in the dirt and bring your dreams to life. However, before you set out on your quest to accomplish your goal, you need to spend time planning. The Bible prescribes that our plans should involve the Lord. “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established”(Proverbs 16:3). 

  • ETERNITY

The most important aspect of life the Bible instructs us on is our quest to live with God in eternity. We are constantly reminded that our life on earth is temporal; A passageway to our eternal home with God. The central theme of the Bible is that Jesus Christ came down, to redeem us from the wages of sin. And we must believe in Him and His finished work on the cross in order to be with Him in eternity. 2 Timothy 3:16: God intends that our righteousness would be as he has prescribed in His word. Therefore we are required to study His word and walk in His instructions in order to live a life worthy of our call. 

 

The Bible is the only manual that would ensure we live a fulfilled life. Therefore must read it, meditate on it and do our best to walk according to the guidelines it provides.
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What Is COVID-19 Pandemic Teaching Us ?

In a time where the wearing of masks is not limited to comic book figures or super heroes, the entire world has joined forces to battle a common enemy, COVID-19. A pandemic whose only known vaccine is a prescription to stay at home, has forced us all to adjust our daily lifestyles to social distancing and in some areas, mandatory COVID-19 testing. The pandemic is affecting everything, including churches, where weekly fellowships are now online prayer meetings, video conferenced bible studies, and drive-in services. It clear now, more than ever, that our world will never be the same.
Here is what Christians must learn from this big shift:
  • FAITH OVER FEAR

The arrival of COVID-19 has struck fear in many. However the antidote to alleviate fear is faith in the Word of God. In fact, the bible says, God has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy1:7), so if we allow ourselves to be fearful, that means we do not trust God. Fear doesn’t come from God, so our faith in God overrides anything that is not of Him. Other phrases like ‘fear not’, ‘do not be afraid’, or ’do not be anxious’ are said to be found over 365 times in the bible– 1 for each day of the year. Therefore, in times like these, our Faith is our strongest weapon.

(Psalm 91:10), “no evil befall me, neither shall any plague come near my dwelling”. 

  • CORPORATE PRAYER

COVID-19 has also shown us the importance of corporate prayer. It is my belief that such prayer is really as effective as Matthew 18:19 asserts, “Again I say unto you that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven ”(Matthew 18:19).

Corporate prayer is happening all over the world. Government’s officials are declaring national days of prayer and fasting. Thousands gathered at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem for God’s help against this pandemic.

Seeing the world unite in one of the toughest periods in history is another lesson that faith and prayer are the only ways for God to intervene. 

  • PRAYING FOR LEADERSHIP

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1).

 “The King’s hand is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will.”(Proverbs 21:1)

The bible asks us to obey our leaders.  It is important that people of the Christian faith intercede for leaders that they would heed to the will of God in their decision-making. The impact that national leaders can have on our lives is enormous therefore, we ought to keep them in prayer so that they come up with effective methods in battling COVID-19

  • THE CHURCH IS NOT A BUILDING

We haven’t been to the church building for months, but we have had church service on Sundays .This teaches us, that COVID-19 can prevent gatherings in the church building but it cannot prevent believers from worshiping. God is spirit and they that worship him must do so in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). God does not require us to worship him in designated buildings, all he requires is that our gatherings, whether physically or virtually – are in his name (Matthew 18:20). The church is us.

 We know that fear is not of God and our faith in Him and His word will override it. As we obey and trust God, we must also ask Him, to give our leaders, divine wisdom. We must remember that we are the body of Christ. We must continue to worship Him in spirit and truth, knowing that He has everything in control. God’s ways are consistent- He has provided before, and He will surely do it again. We as believers must have faith, trust His Word and his plan for the days ahead. 

Prayers and Proclamations on the Dominion TV app is a great way to stay connected with God through prayer. Knowing what to pray for is equally as important as knowing how to pray. Powerful prayers led by Archbishop Duncan-Williams directly address what we need from God- protection, safety, healing, deliverance, and much more.

  

The End Is Near, Are You Prepared?

What is the end-time?  Some think it is simply a curve in human evolution. Others believe that it represents the end of what we currently know as the world.

For Christians in particular, we believe it is one of the many signs of Jesus’ return.

The end-time is described by 2 Corinthians 5:10, as a day where we will stand before Christ, and be judged.

While many of us try our best, to live a clean Christian lifestyle and look forward to the last day of judgement, we still face a major obstacle: SIN.

2 Timothy 3:1-2 says “But realize this, that in the last days, difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy”

This verse helps us realize how divided our attention will be, and how challenging it would be to exist in this end times.

When we listen to the Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams’ sermon series on Dominion Television, we learn that priorities can easily be misplaced, faith can grow shaky and the excitement that, various kinds of entertainments, offer can become such a distraction.

We find ourselves straying from the path of righteousness. Therefore, in order to be able to overcome the end-times, we need more than prayers or faith; we need more than the desire to make heaven.

Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”

This is therefore the first step to committing ourselves to a secure spiritual life. Accepting Jesus into our lives.

Once this commitment is made, we must continue to study the word of God through the Bible and other materials such as podcasts, gospel songs, Christian programs like those offered by Dominion Television, on DSTV Channel 364 and GOtv Channel 181 in Ghana.

God is counting on us to heed his call and he has provided us with guidance to meeting his requirements. It is now up to us to decide to triumph over the end times or allow its’ insidious grip pull us away from the light.

 

What Is Christian Lifestyle?

Imagine that you’re faced with a difficult situation at work, or in your business, or even at home. Apart from considering different ideas and solutions about improving the situation, on what belief do you build your hope that things will get better?

As a Christian, you can draw on the strength and wisdom of God’s spirit, but most notably, from your trust as a person who lives according to God’s plan and directions.

While Christianity is built on the belief that God sent His only son to die for mankind, the power in faith and living in truth requires that a Christian accepts Jesus Christ as saviour, and also understands God’s relentless love for mankind. Then, such belief evolves into a life-long journey of relationship, intimacy, obedience, and commitment to being imitators of Christ.

The Christian lifestyle is an empowered position.

It is filled with different interests that manifest the Spirit and power of God in a believer daily. Such a lifestyle can be exhibited through relationships, business, entertainment, and other essential areas of life while pursuing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. The Christian lifestyle is not governed by rules that dictate acceptable behaviour, but rather an assimilation of living according to His plan and guided by love for others.

When the word “Christian” was coined over 2000 years ago, the purpose was to describe a set of individuals who exemplified the character of Jesus Christ and had the same outlook towards life. As a follower, you are expected to live in a certain way.

It is important to understand that Jesus never gave his followers any collective name or description; neither did he ever refer to them as Christians during his lifetime. Not until his death and resurrection did the people at Antioch call them “Christians” after observing the similarity of their lifestyle to how Jesus lived. Perhaps, if his disciples had not behaved so remarkably like him, they would not have made such a distinct impression.

“What would Jesus really do in this situation?”

Before you take action, you should ask yourself: Before you give up on yourself or a project, also ask, “How can the Holy Spirit inspire me to be better?” As you go through life, remember that the will of God is for the believer to have a wholesome experience and live an empowered life. So it is His desire that you enjoy love, happiness, life, and many other exciting things.

The world we live in is not intended to be our spiritual enemy, because “God so loved the world” that he gave his only son to save it (John 3:16). The world, which we are not to love, is the self-centred nature of human life that ignores God and attempts to live independent of Him operates by selfish and ungodly principles or standards. This explains the intent behind the instruction in Romans 12:2 which says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

The best way to achieve this is to stay plugged into inspiring platforms that make it easy for one to continually enjoy an empowered and wholesome Christian experience. Don’t miss out on the best Christian teachings, inspiring shows, travel/business advice, leadership insights, news and so on showing on Dominion TV DStv Channel 364 and GOtv Channel 181.

The wisest king who ever lived said, “Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways in order to prosper” (Proverbs 3:6). He was right! The most important thing you can do as a Christian is to make God a part of everything that you do, and ensure that you give Him access to move you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.