The Lord's Prayer opens with a reverent address which says:"Our Father which art in heaven" - Matthew 6:9.
The Bible says "As many as received him (Jesus) to them gave he power to become the sons of God." - John 1:12. The word FATHER is used to describe a man who through natural reproduction begets children.
"A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria. (Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.) But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house, dragging out both men and women to throw them into prison." - Acts 8:1-3 Read (John 17:15-19)
"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." - John 15:11-12
God wants us all to walk in the full understanding of HIS Joy in our lives so that we can draw blessings unlimited from HIM. The Bible says: “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.” - Isaiah 12:3. How can we draw without knowing the source in which we will draw from; the source is very important likewise the full knowledge of what we can draw from this source.
Joel 2:1 - "Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is at hand."
This is indeed is a message of awareness to the Church to remind us that the time of the return of the Lord is already at hand.
Judgment is a part and parcel of God's agenda for man; He had put everything in its course and had given man the opportunity to choose, most times man makes the wrong choice. The Bible tells us clearly about an impending judgment of events that will bring to an end God's dealing with this generation.
"So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God. That He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, an saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon's and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat. When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, Launch out into the deep and lot down your net for a catch". (Luke 5:1-4).
When Jesus had this encounter with Simon, he was not yet an apostle and this was after an unfruitful labour throughout the night to catch fishes. Simon had no result, his toils were unproductive.
Backing out of any relationship can be a difficult and costly task. If you are convinced that that the Lord is telling you that something is not right about your relationship, or you have come to the conclusion that you have made a mistake, here is a few suggestions on how you can end such relationships without destroying your partner.
"Dearest Pastor Wales, thank you. Your blessings move my heart. God bless, keep and propell your ministry to new heights for His Kingdom cause. In our prayer here in South Africa. - Nerissa Govender (South Africa)"