Christmas vs X-Mas

This is a golly time of the year for everyone. There is much shopping and excitement in the air. The period globally has become synonymous with laughter, joy and happiness. Enemies sheath their swords, old wrongs are forgiven. Friends and families meet to feast together. Bright lights are hung all around. Many other decorations are put up. Of course there is the ubiquitous Christmas tree. Selecting the most appropriate Christmas tree and decorating it are past times that each family relishes. Continue reading Christmas vs X-Mas

Healing Meditation – Your Faith Has Made You Well

“Your faith has made you well”.

Jesus’ statement, to the woman with the issue of blood, teaches that we must be open to receive healing from God before it is granted. We must desire healing above everything. The greater our faith, the quicker we may receive our healing.

The woman with the issue of blood pulled her healing from him. She pressed forward in the crowd and without uttering a word, touched His clothes. Most people believed He could only heal them by laying hands on them (Matthew 9:18). She was bold. She dare believe God for something greater. Continue reading Healing Meditation – Your Faith Has Made You Well

Power of a Made Up Mind

Will You Be Made Whole
Do we dare answer this question in our quest for healing?

I experienced a very sharp pain in my lower back while at church recently. The pain was new. I pondered on it for a moment and realised what happened.

“I must have received it after interacting with someone during the service. A few minutes ago, I shook hands with many people. Which one of them was experiencing this problem?”

My eyes swept those close by. When my gaze fell on the last person whose hand I shook, the pain increase slightly. By word of knowledge, the Holy Spirit was indicating that he was experiencing pain. Continue reading Power of a Made Up Mind

God of Originals

“Hi I am John but my Hebrew name is Yochanan. Just like the Apostle John or John the Baptist. ” His face beamed with pride at the association.

I told him my name (only the first). He quickly gave me the Hebrew version and the meaning. I smiled in acknowledgement and thanked him. I loved his fervour. It was infectious. We were decades apart in age and maybe in dimness of view.

I sensed a deep love for the people of God. The light in his eyes told me that he loved the lessons gleaned from their lives. I felt a bit of sadness inside though. I felt lead to ask him: ” What has Yahweh said about you? What is your purpose, your destiny? What makes you unique?” Continue reading God of Originals

The Barren Place

The psalmist David captures the wilderness journey of the people of God (YHVH) very profoundly in Psalm 107. The imagery he evokes is indicative of someone who deeply understands the journey through experience.

Before becoming King he had to survive the wilderness. He endured many days on the run from Saul. At times he dwelt in caves or the desert. He was anointed to be King. Saul, the reigning King, was rejected by God because of pride, stubbornness and disobedience. Yet God allowed him to continue living for many, many years while he pursued David to take his life.

As crazy as it seems, this was part of the preparation process to make David a great King. Why didn’t God just keep him in the palace? Isn’t that what is normally done to prepare a monarch? To prove His greatness, God does not do things how we would. He will expose you to where you are going (in David’s case the palace). Then he uses the University of the Wilderness to prepare us for where we are going. Continue reading The Barren Place