Where did all the continents of the world come from? If Adam was the first man created by God, why do we all have different skin and colors and languages and culture?on Jun 29 in Science and Christianity, Societal Affairs, Uncategorized, astrology and horoscopes tagged by qatranscripts
Question: Tracy (Canada) – Where did all the continents of the world come from? If Adam was the first man created by God, why do we all have different skin and colors and languages and culture?
Answer: Reading from 1 Chronicles 1:19, “And unto Eber were born two sons; the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided and his brother’s name was Joktan”. So there was a time when the landmass was divided to form the continents.
Then about why we have different skin colours and languages; that will from Genesis 11:8 it says, “So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth”. So there was a time they were all together and at this time God changed their language; so they were scattered abroad. As people migrated, climatic conditions; diet began to change some of the genetics, so people had to take on darker skin tone for the hotter climate and so on. So that’s why there’re variations.Christian living, God's will and purpose, New Testament, Uncategorized, growth and maturity tagged by qatranscripts
Question: Rose (Botswana) – Dear Pastor, what do I have to do to understand my Bible when I am reading it?
Answer: Everytime you need to read your Bible, the first thing is to pray; spend time to speak in tongues because through speaking in tongues, your spirit opens. You are energized; you are charged; your spiritual antenna is raised high; you can catch scriptures quickly, the revelation of God’s word can be coming from you: you can be on a verse for 30 minutes because the Holy Ghost will be showing you things and He’s the author of the scriptures. So if you spend time speaking in tongues, He will teach you the scriptures and show you the deep things of God. So the first thing you need to do is speaking in tongues.
Also, the Word of God is not only to be believed but also to be acted. Jesus said to us, It is given unto you to understand the mystery of the kingdom”, then He said, “To others it is not given”. So if you are a child of God, it is your divinely given right and ability to understand the scriptures. From today as a child of God, don’t agree again that you don’t understand the scriptures. It’s one of Satan’s strategies to deceive God’s children; he lied to them like he tried to deceive Jesus. He said, “If you are the son of God command these stone be made bread”. He’s trying to lie to Him! So he may say to you, “If you understand the scriptures why don’t you do this?” He’s trying to tell you that you don’t. Never agree with him. Say, “I have the understanding of the righteous, I have the understanding of the just, I have the understanding of God’s children, I am a child of God and I have understanding of the scriptures” and when you declare that, study it! The Bible tells us, “…He has given us a spirit of a sound mind”. So you say, I’m sound, my mind is sound, I’m alert, I have good understanding. Don’t accept what the devil is telling you that you don’t understand the scripture; you do! You may say, “what if I didn’t”. Well, the reason you didn’t is because you didn’t accept the word. If you accept the word, the power of it is in the accepting it and declaring it to be so. Now that I’ve told you what the word says, endorse it, accept it and confess it. That’s the power of the word of God; say the same thing with Him. You say, “God says so, I accept it and I say the same thing”. So say it! You say I understand and right away your understanding will op en up. The Bible says that He breath on them and said receive ye the Holy Ghost; and what happened was that He opened their minds to understand the scriptures. That’s a miracle, and that miracle happened to you when the Spirit of God came upon you.Beliefs, Christian living, Doctrines of Christianity, New Testament, Uncategorized, names tagged by qatranscripts
Question: Delphine (Nigeria) – Please Pastor can I use the blood of Jesus in prayer against enemies? How and when can I use the blood of Jesus?
Answer: Jesus had to take his blood to the Father by himself. We don’t have the power or right to use the blood of Jesus. It’s only the high priest that can present the blood and he has already done that but Jesus gave us a name to use and also you don’t pray against your enemies because the blood was shed for the enemies too; to save the enemy. Never make human enemies! They are too small to be your enemies. The Bible tells us clearly, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood…”, so our struggle is not against flesh and blood; so don’t think of humans as your enemies. And what if they declare themselves your enemies? It doesn’t mean anything. There are forces behind them and those forces are spiritual forces; those are the things you deal with. Incidentally and beautifully too, those forces have all been defeated; they can’t stand us; so they hid behind humans. So don’t get worried about that! Never use the blood of Jesus against enemies. Don’t call the blood of Jesus against those you don’t like.
I have not been raised in a religious family/community. I am so curious about the Christian faith and lately have been speaking to God and feel He is with me now, but I have no clue where to start. What right do I have to step into a church when I don’t really know anything about what to do?on Jun 16 in Beliefs, Christian living, Church, Uncategorized, hearing God, righteousness, salvation tagged by qatranscripts
Question: Nathalie (UK) – Dear Pastor, I am 22 years old and I have not been raised in a religious family/community. I am so curious about the Christian faith and lately have been speaking to God and feel He is with me now, but I have no clue where to start. What right do I have to step into a church when I don’t really know anything about what to do? I researched online and understand they key basics but I don’t know where to start? I just know I feel God is with me when I need Him and this is why I know I believe.
Answer: The first thing you need is true salvation. Just to feel like God is with you is not enough and you need a Bible; which is the legal document that Christians study; that’s the book that tells us about Jesus Christ and the message of salvation. That’s the book that reveals God and His kingdom and His relationship with us and everything He wants us to know about His kingdom while we live in this earth. The Bible is the Word of God. So you need a Bible; it will help you against deceptions.
Secondly, salvation is simple and personal. You can write down the following scriptures: Romans chapter 10 verses 9 and 10, John chapter 15 verses 1 to 7, I John chapter 1 to 9 and then 1 John chapter 3 verses 1 to 14. These various scriptures will begin to throw some lights into the Christian life for you and your relationship with Jesus Christ, and if you want to know a little more about Jesus Christ himself, study Saint John chapter 1 verses 1 to 14; that will help you. Now picking one of those verses, I can immediately tell you how to receive salvation for yourself. In Romans chapter 10 reading from verse 9, it tells you that if you will declare, affirm; confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of your life, believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, it says salvation is yours. So if you will do that, you will receive salvation and the scriptures are for us not only to believe but to act upon. So believe and act upon the Word.
Those are the simple practical steps that you can take and then I’ve given you where to start reading your Bible from because sometimes some people say, “I don’t know exactly where to read” but Jesus starts showing you that you are related to Him in a certain way in John chapter 15, He says, “He’s the vine and we are the branches from Him”, you starts seeing that oneness.
After having prayed and evangelized to someone and they say they will think about the message you delivered to them. How long are you supposed to pray for them? Do you keep praying for them till they’re in church or are there other spiritual laws one has to be doing in the meantime, like seeding for them; and when do you get to stop praying for them. If confessions, what type of words should the confessions be?on Jun 12 in Christian living, God's will and purpose, Uncategorized, giving/sowing seeds, prayer, righteousness, salvation tagged by qatranscripts
Question: Dudley (South Africa) – Thank you for this opportunity to ask questions. After having prayed and evangelized to someone and they say they will think about the message you delivered to them. How long are you supposed to pray for them? Do you keep praying for them till they’re in church or are there other spiritual laws one has to be doing in the meantime, like seeding for them; and when do you get to stop praying for them. If confessions, what type of words should the confessions be?
Answer: If you preached to someone and the person is not born again, you have to keep praying for the person. In Isaiah 52 verse 6, the Bible says, “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, and give Him no rest till He establish and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth”. So when somebody is not born again, you have to keep praying for the person until the person receives that salvation; this is God’s principle concerning that.
Also, you can sow a seed for them but prayer is also important because prayer is like watering your seed and when do you get to stop praying for them; until they are in church, because you want their salvation. It’s not just about five, ten or forty days; you really want them to come to the Lord and so you also put your faith to work. Interceding for someone is operating in one of the laws of prayer but there are other laws of prayer. Even the prayer of faith is also important in such circumstances depending on the relationship because you can pray and you know that you know in your spirit that it is done; you just know irrespective of what is happening outside. The guy might even come to you and say, “I’ll never be born again”, you just laugh because you know that you’ve got inside information that it is done. So we pray until we know within our spirit or we give the word of faith knowing on the inside that it is done. The physical world id controlled from the spiritual. And so, walk from your inside and take charge.