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ARE YOU AN ASPIRING THEOLOGIAN?

WHAT IS THEOLOGY?

ASPIRING THEOLOGIAN

Theology is neither a nine-to-five job nor a career. To know and speak truly of God is a vocation that requires more than academic or professional qualifications. The image you should have in mind is not the professor with a tweed jacket, but rather the disciples who dropped everything to follow Jesus. Becoming a theologian means following God’s Word where it leads with all one’s mind, heart, soul, and strength.

Theology is the study of how to speak truly of God and of all things in relation to God. But theologians can’t approach the object of their study the way biologists study living creatures or geologists the earth. God cannot be empirically examined. God is the creator of all things, not to be identified with any part of the universe or even with the universe as a whole. Speaking of God thus poses unique challenges. If God had not condescended to communicate to creatures something of his light, we would be in the dark.

BY GOD, OF GOD, TO GOD

Are you familiar with Thomas Aquinas’s definition? “Theology is taught by God, teaches of God, and leads to God.”

By God. Only God can make himself known. We’re simply children who love their father and want to know him better, who trust their father’s wisdom: And He (Jesus) said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”                                                                     Matthew 18:3

Of God. Theology is thinking hard about what God has taught about Himself and all things in relation to Himself.

To God. Theology is ultimately about cultivating godliness, in oneself and one’s community. A theologian is a certain kind of person, whose created intelligence has been illumined by the Holy Spirit. Continue reading ARE YOU AN ASPIRING THEOLOGIAN?

LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD

The world is not moving in a great direction. Yes, the world is a mess in a hundred different ways every day. Most people don’t believe that it is possible to change the world.

But it can. How? The changes will not come from government, not from the economy or big business, not from science. The best group of people who are positioned to make a difference is Christians. How is this possible? It is simple but not easy.

Change the World

We will change the world by behaving like Christians. There are over two billion Christians in the world and they have a tremendous influence.

Part of the problem is that Christians have blind spots. They don’t see things as they really are. They don’t see our marriage, our career, our business, our personal finances, our children’s school and even our own church as it really is. We still have biases and prejudices. Jesus wants to liberate us from our blind spots and to help us see things as they really are and to see ourselves as we really are.

We actually fool ourselves. We never admit to ourselves that we are greedy. We never say that we like money too much. Even stingy people think that they are generous. So we don’t see ourselves as we really are. Continue reading LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD

GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

HEALING FROM GOD’S MERCY 

 God in His mercy has decreed blessing for us by sending Christ to take the curse of disease and sickness from us and bring healing.

“He himself bore our sins” in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds you have been healed.”                                                                                  1 Peter 2:24

These are the exact words that a Divine Healer say when they lay hands on someone for healing: IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AND BY HIS WOUNDS, YOU (NAME) ARE HEALED OF (AFFLICTION). 

This is assured for any affliction even cancer and any addiction.  The spirit world knows no limitation: long distance healing is also assured.

This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”      Matthew 8:17 

Jesus used the authority of the Father given to Christ over heaven and earth Matthew. 28:18, to “pray over” James 5:14 the sick and command the enemy to go. “Whatever you ask in My Name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.”                                           John 14:14

MERCY HEALING

Some Christians pray for healing as if asking for a favor from God. In seeking healing we are not to ask God for a favor; instead, we are to glorify the Father by expecting the justice due us as a result of Christ’s awesome work for us… And we will receive it. Quit begging. Quit asking for a favor – expect God’s mercy. Continue reading GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2

FREEDOM FROM MIGRAINE HEADACHES 2

FREEDOM FROM MIGRAINES

Few things are more debilitating than migraine headaches. Too many suffer merciless onslaughts. Most people have little understanding of your throbbing pain, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light and to sound.  

Most sufferers try to avoid the obvious things that people say can trigger migraines: irregular meal patterns; too much caffeine; variable sleep patterns; excitement; fear; anxiety; stress; weather changes; bright lights; and loud noises. Strong odors also can trigger an attack. So can food additives like MSG and the nitrites in foods like pepperoni pizza, luncheon meats and hot dogs. Many discover that hormone cycles like menstruation, or synthesized products like oral contraceptives and estrogen replacement can increase their risk.

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MIGRAINE HEADACHES DELIVERANCE

Here is a testimony of people who suffered from chronic headaches 

The doctors tried many different medications, but the headaches only got worse. The severe headaches turned into migraines.

The migraines were so bad that it was debilitating, often sending me to bed. I could barely lift my head and it was impossible to hold any food down.

I had to sleep in a quiet dark room. I would take several prescription medications to knock me out and pray that when I woke up, the migraine would be gone.

Any kind of stress or anxiety would trigger an attack. As the migraines worsened I started going to the doctors for a shot as soon as I felt one coming on. Eventually the doctor gave me the injection to administer to myself. There were times when I would say, “I would rather go through childbirth than have a migraine”. After trying every painkiller and treatment known, I just accepted migraines as something I had to live with.

Finally, someone found relief:

Deliverance was needed to cast out a demon of migraine and fear of migraine. I realized that the opposite of the fear that triggered my headache was faith. When they cast out the spirits, I felt an immediate change and I knew I was free of headaches. I was also free of the spirit of fear that brought on the migraines. I no longer measure the intervals between attacks. I have begun a new way of life.

Are sicknesses ever caused by Satan? 

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OBSTACLES TO PHYSICAL HEALING

HEALING PROBLEMS

So why do some believers stay sick even after healing ministry. These healing obstacles can be easily overcome. Let us begin at the beginning.

Peter’s words of healing quoted Isaiah, “by His stripes, you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:24  We know that Peter summed up the whole life of Jesus by saying that He went about healing all who were oppressed by the devilActs 10:38 The Scripture also says that Christ came “to destroy the works of the devil’ 1 John 3:8, not to destroy the works of His Father.

Healing Faith

The Scripture repeats that there is no partiality with God”. Romans 2:11; Ephesians 6:9 Christ never talked about cancer being good for one person while He healed another. The Scripture says that Christ healed all who came to Him – no exceptions.

Isn’t it so freeing to know that we don’t need to plead with God or cajole or convince Him to heal us? On the contrary, since we are the righteousness of God in Christ 2 Corinthians 5:21, we are healed on the basis of His mighty mercy and justice.

Healing Obstacles

In fact, in His parting words, Jesus stated clearly that this authority over disease and demons is a tell-tale sign of all those who follow Him.                                                                                                        Mark 16:17-18 

There are four reasons, and they are similar to the reasons why some who hear the Gospel of salvation do not receive it or cannot hold onto it:

  1. Unbelief and the Failure to Persevere– An individual can experience a glorious deliverance at the hands of the Lord and twenty-four hours later seriously wonder whether he imagined it all. Christ was quite clear: “it shall be done [for us] according to our faith”                                                                                         Matthew 9:29
  2. The Lie of Unworthiness; The Absence of Expectation of GodWe just cannot bring ourselves to believe, given what we know we have done in the past, that a holy God could love us enough to forgive us everything and heal us simply as a gift! We think that we do not deserve to be healed, and so, unfortunately, we reject His healing and are not healed. . This thinking can cause us to believe that our sin is too great for Christ’s mercy.

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DELIVERANCE FROM LUST AND PORNOGRAPHY

GODDESS OF SEX

America worships the goddess of sex, which is behind the pornography that pervades almost every aspect of modern life.

Modern America is one of the most idolatrous countries the world has ever seen. This is reflected by the sheer volume of pornography available even to the very young. 

Television might be labeled an idol. It is like an altar, which we spread offerings to the great god of Self. It panders to our lust for comfort and entertainment. It encourages us to focus on ourselves.

JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU

PORNOGRAPHY LUST

Return to the Virtue of Purity.

“I love you.

What has happened to the virtue of purity? I stressed this virtue when I was on earth and St. Paul in his letters wrote much about it. This virtue is the answer to all promiscuity, sexual license and living together without Christian marriage.

Impurity is the cause of much grief and suffering today. So many sicknesses are transmitted because of sexual license, many children grow up without both parents and relationships are so easily terminated.

You must avoid the trap that the evil one and his followers have set up to catch you. They want you to look for pleasure in the world. They are pushing drugs, alcohol, sexual pleasure, pornography and sexual films. They hope by these you will forget about Me and you will not worry about sin.

Do not look upon things that will make you fall into sin such as pornography, sexual shows, or all kinds of prohibited lovemaking. 

Pornography lust

Without the virtue of purity, prayer is difficult if not impossible. The problem begins already among the youth who are not disciplined but follow only their instincts. Contraceptives have encouraged such a life-style that leads only to broken hearts and loneliness. Continue reading DELIVERANCE FROM LUST AND PORNOGRAPHY