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THE CORE MESSAGE 31 января, 2011

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JOHN GRACE MINISTRIES

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the Gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you-unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I received; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures» (I Corinthians 15:1-4).

«For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes» (Romans 1:16).

«And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in trembling. My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God» (I Corinthians 2:1-5).

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the core message!! We do not have to dress it up, nor enhance it in order to draw souls to God. The Gospel itself is «the power of God unto salvation». It has self-inherent power to convict men of their sins, and awaken them to receive faith unto salvation.

When the Gospel first began to invade the world through the apostles’ preaching, lives were radically changed. So much so that the religious leaders of the day cried out,»These who have turned the world upside down have come here too» (Acts 17:6). Their fear, motivated by satan himself, induced them to seek various methods to disrupt and/or annihilate this «Jesus cult», and their «controversial» message. Soon, men rose up to oppose the apostles, to malign their character, undermine their authority, and introduce subtle differences so as to change the Gospel being preached.

This angered Paul, as well as troubling his heart over those to whom he preached the Gospel. «I fear», he wrote, «that as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you may well put up with it» (II Corinthians 11:2-4).

Paul’s fears were not unfounded. This very thing occurred with the believers in Galatia. Paul wrote, «I marvel that you are so quickly turned away from Him Who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ» (1:6-7).

Sadly, today is no different than then. I fear we also too easily «put up with it», allowing perversions of the blessed Gospel to flourish and spread uncontended. Some of us have been so taken with the cogent persuasions of those who peddle these false gospels, that we fail to notice that we’re being fed lies and heresies. Paul warned Timothy (and so us thereby) that «in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared as with a hot iron» (I Timothy 4:1-2). We are a generation adrift. We have allowed the core message to become lost and diluted, even exchanged for a more «favorable» message. We have been manipulated by the wiles and philosophies of immoral men, who have taken their traditions over the Word of God. We are warned to «beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ» (Colossians 2:8). Their success is due in large part to inattention to the truth (Hebrews 2:1), and our willingness to heed silver-tongued preachers who are really devils in disguise.

Paul once preached in this same way. His most popular sermon (in Athens, on Mar’s Hill) was a masterpiece. Yet, it met with utter failure. Why? Paul tried to reason with these men, appealing to them on the basis of human wisdom. The message, while spectacular to the mind, never reached their spirits. Paul left there utterly depressed and left to wonder. This experience left an indelible mark on Paul, and forever changed the way he would share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Entering Corinth, weak and aggrieved, he vowed to never preach using human wisdom again. He would preach the core message of the Gospel, and let that do the work of convicting and redeeming. He would just relay the message and allow God’s Holy Spirit to do the rest.

Despite what anyone may tell you, the Gospel of Jesus is very simple. It is the good news of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection from the dead. By His death He atoned for sin. By His burial ,He buried our past forever, and by His resurrection, conquered death and hell completely. Moreover, He took us with Him. We have been united with Him in both His death and in His resurrection (read Romans 6:1-11). The core message is that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to newness of life. Sin has been dealt with and His Spirit has been given to us, empowering us to live righteously. This is the core message!! Let us not be moved away from it. Rather (in the words of St. Paul), «As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving» (Colossians 2:6-7).

And again, «These things command and teach…give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine…Meditate on these things; give yourself completely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine (the core message). Continue in them, for in doing so you will save both yourself and those who hear you» (I Timothy 4:11-16).

Thank you!

~John Grace~

Lovemaking,Sexuality and Foreplay 9 августа, 2009

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Lovemaking, sexuality and foreplay
Herbert Mtowo

I always say to my fellow men that, “The body of a woman is like a musical instrument, it produces sound when picked up to be played.”The quality of the music is not determined by the instrument, but by the player himself. Most men are annoyed by the sound produced by the music not knowing that they determine the music coming out not the instrument. The instrument is just flowing with the way it is played. I have never played a guitar in my life, but if you ask me to play it, it will produce music and sound. But if you get a professional guitar player, you will hear that the sound and quality of music is different. May I put this forward to all men and women, Sex is an art which we are not born knowing. But we have to improve and work on it, to be skilful players so that the quality of music and sound is of great quality and standards.
What type of music are you producing through the instrument, body of the woman in your life, don’t jump to bed with every woman looking for better quality of music, you can make and produce the most beautiful music through that instrument(body),when you master the art of playing and improving your skill, that can be sweet to your ears and your partners Life is very stressful. There are so many things to do, and so little time in which to do them. So when it comes to love making, usually your time is limited. After a full day’s work and perhaps a full evening of responsibilities at home, you are weary.

When you go to bed, your desire for sex is there, but it is getting late. You must get some sleep or you will not be able to wake up in the morning. So what do you do? You rush through your love making and go to sleep. Men are the guiltiest of this. If you are a workaholic then you tend to rush through anything that is not work. So you scoff down your food at meal times and rush back to work. And you rush through your time of love making in the same way. Now as a man you might be able to cope with this. And you probably still enjoy the sex. It does not usually take a man long to reach orgasm. The sight of his naked wife gets his hormones raging, and if he is young and full of energy a few quick strokes will get him there. He falls back satisfied and drifts off to sleep, while his wife lies unfulfilled and frustrated. He did not bother to take the time to consider her feelings or to satisfy her desires. He thinks that he is a good husband, and he probably is a good provider. But he is a fool. He has not only denied his wife the opportunity to enjoy love making, but he has settled for less than he could have had. There seems to be a common idea that most men are crazy about sex and most women are not. This is largely because many women have never been given the chance to enjoy the sexual experience. The truth of the matter is that women are equipped to have a far greater sexual experience than men. A man, once he has reached a climax, cannot continue to enjoy the experience. He would have to wait and start all over again, if he is really energetic. But a woman can have several orgasms one after the other and continue to enjoy the experience even after reaching a climax.

So what is the best way to get the most out of your time of love making? Surely it is for the man to hold back until his wife has reached the same place of arousal as him. And then if he is really considerate, he will encourage her to reach orgasm first, if she desires to do so. For most men this is a difficult thing. When you begin to ‘climb the mountain’ you come to a point where it is all downhill. Once it starts you cannot stop it, and when it is over you cannot start it again. How do you overcome this problem? By the simple use of foreplay. This means bringing your wife to arousal before you complete the sexual act. How is this carried out? Many books have been written on this, and they all major on the physical side You get them in your email box daily. Those advertisements that promise you the best sexual experience you have ever had. For the man an enlargement of his genitals. For the woman an increased sensation to heighten pleasure.

Are there that many impotent and frigid people out there to justify all this of this hype that is made about the sexual experience? Or is this just another way to make people spend their hard earned money? There certainly are those who are unable to enjoy a normal sexual experience because of a physical malfunction, and where such a problem exists, and a doctor prescribes medication to correct this problem, such medication might be advisable. But for the vast majority of us, the truth of the matter is that we are not enjoying the sexual experience the way we should, and we are seeking some way of heightening it.
I teach on some powerful concepts on how to approach your love making to ensure that you obtain the most from the experience. You will find that if you develop your marriage relationship God’s way, then your love making experience will be wonderful, and the idea of taking some pill or cream to make it better will seem ridiculous. Most men need to know how to eat healthy than spend time on aphrodisiac boosters, good food, can improve your sexual performance as a men. Most men need to cut on their fat, sugar, oil, salt and other junk food intake. There is nothing that is a scary as being with a woman who is not getting enough or satisfied because the men is not doing a good job in bed.
You will find that sex is actually a spiritual experience, and the Holy Spirit will gladly become part of this, as you invite Him into your relationship. Sad to say there a millions of women and men who have not had or experienced quality sexual experience, in their lifetime. One of the major cause for divorce rates is infidelity. Why? I can simply put it that we have kept sex a taboo, topic to our detrimental.
Give me feedback on this topic and many others that we are sending to you, or please email or phone us for your feedback and comments or if you want seminars on these and other issues to be presented to a small group or big group.

 At your service,
Herbert Mtowo and the team behind Jordan Touch Communications.

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