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DOUBLE-MINDED KING

Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver them into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’”
Ahab said, “By whom?” So he said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.’” Then he said, “Who shall begin the battle?” And he answered, “You.”
Then a man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel and said, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because the Arameans have said, “The Lord is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’”
He said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.’”
1 Kings 20:13,14,28,42

King Ben-hadad wanted King Ahab of Israel to submit to him, at first King Ahab said Yes b…

THE BETRAYAL

“Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them. They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭14:10-11‬
In this world, it may seem normal to desire things but let us be careful when we are trying to run after things unpleasing to God.
We feel sad whenever we read this pasaage where Lord Jesus was betrayed by one of the 12 because of money. But if we come to think of it, we never realize that oftentimes, we betray our Lord. When we spend more time in other things rather than spending time seeking His will and reading His Word. Or when we want what the world offers more than Him—His righteousness and His kingdom.
Jesus changed us, and to manifest His righteous in us, we should abide in Him, not in this world and what it offers.
LORD, forgive us for betraying you. For choosing what we want. Lord help us to fight temptations and to abide i…

COST OF FOLLOWING GOD

So he returned from following him, and took the pair of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave it to the people and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah and ministered to him.” ‭1 Kings 19:21
Elijah followed God instructions and everything fell into its places.
Probably, Elisha wanted to become like Elijah, when he saw him, he already knew what he wanted.. to follow him. The Lord choose us to be His servant and He has ways to fulfill our calling.
Even though, the opportunity was already there, Elisha never forgets to honor his parents. He even sacrificed and bid a goodbye to everyone.
When we are called by God, we don’t just disappear, we also have to give up things we’ve been doing in the past, by giving to those people we will be leaving behind. Be it through words or actions, the thing is we should give helpful things.
Following God can cost us many things, but when we knew the one who called us, there is nothing to worry about.
L…

ALABASTER JAR

“While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.” “But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭14:3;6‬
The woman sacrificed was believe worth of a year wage. It is probably one of the most expensive perfume at that time because many remarked indignantly about what the woman did.
Jesus was in the house of considered unclean that time, and another unclean woman (I think) who poured the perfume onto Jesus’ head. This shows that even though we are unclean, we can still come to Jesus. Jesus will do the cleaning all we have to do is give ALL we have.
Wherever we go, there will be hypocrites, but in this passage, the Lord defended the woman. In man’s eyes pouring the perfume was a waste of money, but in God’s eyes, what she did is precious.
Let us give our ALL to JESUS who is ALL i…

A STILL SMALL VOICE

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? 1 Kings 19:12-13
The Lord is everywhere. And whether we admit it or not, we expect God to come to us loudly and proudly. But sometimes, even when everything is still and quiet, God is there. When it is silent, we tend to think that God is very far from us like God is no longer talking to us. But just like Elijah, all we have to do is to listen.. listen carefully. God wants to communicate with us, that is why we have the Bible, we learned that because of Jesus, we can have free access directly talking to God.
When that still small voice comes to us, let us be humble, listen to the voice of God, answer and obey.
LORD, help me to listen to your voice. Sometimes, I have to be …

TO DOS WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THE TIME

Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
Mark 13:33


There are 3 things we need to do since we cannot control the coming of time, and we cannot when is the time--Take heed, watch and pray.

'Take heed' means to listen and pay attention, we need to listen and pay very close attention to our Lord's word so that we will not be deceived by enemy's traps nor be ignorant of things we need to do. When given an instruction we have to listen attentively, so that we can grasp everything we need to know. Reading the Bible is one way to listen to God.'Watch' means to remain awake, that does not mean we should not sleep, it's just that we should not be lazy, instead, we should always be alert, be mindful of things we are doing, doing only things that are pleasing to our God.
and lastly, we need to...
'Pray' means communing with God, that way we are admitting that we cannot do the aforementioned without God's help which is very true. Praying i…