God help …

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                                                               I need… !

God wants to be our source,
… and when we ask God for help, He wants to help.
But what are we expecting God to do?

      Sure we can ask for help for anything,
      … even about something we keep doing that we should not,
      … or about a need that we have, financial or otherwise.
      However… what is it that God will or can do about it?

If it is about our lives or our health, of course He will help.
In fact, He has already taken care of that for us,
… and all we need do is to receive what has already been done.

If it is about a bad habit,
… God cannot stop you from doing what is wrong,
but will HELP by reminding you when you miss it,
… and of your decision to change.
But it is up to you to respond and to change!

If it is about a need,
… God cannot throw money from heaven,
but He can and will tell you how to get to where your answer is,
… but you need to use your freewill and follow his direction.

God helps us by being there for us, and by giving us direction.
We have to respond to God’s prompting
… and use our freewill to follow His direction,
and as we act on His instruction and His direction,
… He WILL help us and He WILL bless us.

      Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God,
      to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today,
      that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
      And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
      because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
      Deuteronomy 28 1-2

 

Go to the Source

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                                     … and follow instructions

We are all visionaries
… and we are all creative,
but do not forget to consider the source
… where it all comes from!

      Having a potential to succeed,
      … and accomplishing something successfully

      is not the same thing.

      You may think you know and are able to do it,
      … but do you really know what you think you know?

So often we think we know it all,
… truth is however, no one does!

      And if anyone thinks that he knows anything,
      he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.
      1 Cor 8 2

If you want to be successful,
If you want to achieve your best,
… and be that visionary and creative being that you are,
then simply follow instructions!

      ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.’
      Jer 33 3

      Consider this…
      An inquiring mind … inquires!

 

Living in

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                                                 … the blessing!

God does not simply bless us
… because He said that He would bless us,
… or because we pray great prayers,
God blesses us because we are His children.

We don’t walk in God’s blessings
… because of the promises in His Word.
We walk in God’s blessings
… because we are living according to His will,
… because we are obeying His Word.

      And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
      because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
      Deuteronomy 20 2

In fact it is all about the heart.
Jesus, in the parable of the prodigal son, made this comparison,

      The prodigal son was not blessed
      … because he asked the Father to bless him,
      but he was blessed because he came home to the Father.

      The older brother, although the blessing was his,
      … thought he would be blessed because of what he did,
      thus never walked in the blessings that were his,
      … because he never knew the heart of the Father,

As Jesus told His disciple.
It is not about the promises and what you can do

      But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Matthew 6 33

 

I don’t care

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                                                       … He does!

Why does the Bible encourage us to …
      casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
      1 Peter 5:7

Because what you care about is what occupies you,
… is what you are putting all your efforts into,
… is what holds your attention and steals your peace.
Holding you and your entire being captive!

But how is casting my cares on Him going to free me and benefit me?
Very simply …
      casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
      1 Peter 5:7

Letting go and letting GOD care for you,
means that you are then at the centre of HIS thoughts,
… of HIS attention and of HIS care!
That is exactly where God wants us to be,
… in that place where He can truly do what He promised,
where He can manifest His strength and supply in our lives.

      Need proof?
      Peter, the disciple who tried to do everything in his own strength,
      … was also the disciple that ended up denying Jesus.
      What was Jesus’ response afterwards to Peter,
      … and what did He say to Peter when Peter asked about John?

      Jesus said to him, ‘If I will that he remain till I come,
      what is that to you? You follow Me.
      John 21:22

In other words,
Jesus admonished Peter to STOP being concerned
… and distracted with what others do,
but to follow Him.

      Cast your cares upon Me
      so that I can be your source, your strength, your life!

 

Impacting Lives in Mount Elgon, Kenya

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After having completed the Covenant Disciples Bible Course, Pastor Timothy went
to Khalwenge in the Endebess district of Mount Elgon in Kenya, with the specific
intention of starting a Covenant Disciples Bible Training class for pastors there.

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Testimonies from Khalwenge

In the beginning it was very difficult for pastor Timothy as the
pastors were all from different denominations and church groups,
and were all rather suspicious. But after finding that the Covenant
Courses are purely about God’s Word and not doctrine,
they slowly started to join the Training Courses …

This past Sunday, of the 42 candidates that graduated, 32 were pastors.
Now you may well ask, why on a Sunday?
Simply because one of the pastors who graduated is a Seventh Day
Adventist who believes one should not work on the Sabbath, so all
the other pastors agreed to a graduation ceremony on Sunday!

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Khalwenge Pastors’ Testimonies
Before the Covenant Bible School started, pastors never used to walk or work
together, as they felt they had nothing in common and thought that they were
in competition with each other, refusing to visit each other. But once the Bible
class began, and they started to join, they slowly forgot their differences, and
even began to visit each other because their lives were being changed.
The Bible courses brought unity
They were learning together what love really is and began to practically apply it.
Every lesson ended with a practical part which gave them an opportunity to
put into practice what they learnt. Little by little, relationships began forming
amongst them to where they have began supporting each other, preaching
in each other’s church and have also started a pastors’ fellowship
through which they also look after each other’s welfare and needs.

They truly believe that the Covenant Courses or Bible school was God sent
and that today the right biblical doctrine is being taught in their churches.
The pastors are confident of what they teach and the people in the village
are now growing as a result of being taught right. They also believe
that they are now able to identify a false teaching because of
the foundation they have through the Covenant courses.
Khalwenge Pastors

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Finally, a special congratulations to Ruth Nanjala Wekesa
our first blind student to successfully complete the course!

– TOUCHING LIVES & BUILDING PEOPLE – IMPACTING COMMUNITIES –

Why does God

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                                     … do what He does?

Why does God do in our lives what He does?
Because He loves us!

      The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
      but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish
      but that all should come to repentance.
      2 Peter 3:9

Why does God do that?
Because He loves us!

      For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
      that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
      2 Corinthians 5 21

Why did God do that?
Because He loves us!

      Love has been perfected among us in this:
      that we may have boldness in the day of judgment;
      because as He is, so are we in this world.
      1 John 4:17

Why did God do that?
Because He wants us to love like Him!

      So that we love others like Him,
      … bless others like He does.
      and manifest His glory on the earth!

      Arise, shine; For your light has come!
      And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
      Isaiah 60:1

 

Partakers

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                                     … of His divine nature!

 
      as His divine power has given to us all things
      that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge
      of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have
      been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises,
      2 Peter 1 3

Why did God not just fix everything that is wrong in our lives,
… when we made Jesus Lord of our lives?
Because for anything to be real in our lives,
… we have to choose to, and actively live it!
Like Jesus said …

      I have come that they may have life…
      John 10:10

Jesus did not say He was coming to live our life for us,
… but to make it possible for us to live in His fullness!
That is why Paul wrote …

      work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
      Philippians 2 12

God’s plan is not that He empty us of all evil,
… because our will is involved,
but His secret is that we fill ourselves up with Him,
… so when the evil comes we are not empty,
but filled with God, filled with Jesus and with the Holy Spirit.
So that every attribute of God is in us, because He dwells in us,

      by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises
      that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature,
      having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
      2 Peter 1 4

As we take hold of, and live what God has prepared for us,
… partaking of His divine nature,
we will live that abundant life Jesus came that we may have.

      Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
      2 Corinthians 2:14

 

Love comes

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                                                         … at a price!

 
      Love comes at a price!

God loved us so much, He gave His best, His all.
      For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
      that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
      John 3:16

so that we can again enter and live in His presence,
in the fullness of life that Jesus came for us to have!
      I have come that they may have life,
      and that they may have it more abundantly.
      John 10:10

God will always love us,
He will always be willing to give us whatever we need.
      Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
      James 1:17

Love comes at a price,
… a price that God is forever willing to pay,
by giving us what is necessary to live in His fullness,
the fullness of His love, of His salvation
      And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.
      God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
      1 John 4:16

God even did what was necessary for us to again be like Him!
      Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness
      in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
      1 John 4:17

How much are you willing to give?
Are you willing pay the price of love,
and live in the abundance He has prepared for you,
      Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
      1 John 4:11

 

Do you really

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                                                             … believe?

 
We are all quick to say … I believe,
… I believe God,
… I believe His promises,
… I believe I receive what I need.

      But do we really believe?
      What does it mean to believe?

Believing is not about what you want or need,
neither what you have prayed for nor what you have confessed.

      for he who comes to God must believe that He is,
      Hebrews 11:6

Believing therefore is not just hoping that you will receive,
but …

      Believing is knowing God’s will
      … and knowing that He will do His will according to His word.
      Believing is about receiving what God has for you,
      … because you are sure that what He said to you,
      He will do!

Therefore, when you don’t know
… or you’re not sure what God’s will is,
PRAY and find out what His will truly is.
… Then speak or proclaim His will, His rhema word to you
That is believing!

      And that is when you take that step of faith,
      … in accordance with what you believe!

      Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe,
      all things are possible to him who believes.’
      Mark 9:23

 

Walking on water

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                                                           Why not?

 
Is walking on water really as impossible as it seems?
Peter did – but HOW?
Quite simply, the way Jesus did!

As a man, even Jesus could not walk on water,
… but He did and He told us how.

      Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself,
      but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does,
      the Son also does in like manner.
      John 5:19

Jesus relied on the Father for everything that He did,
… and the day He walked on water was no different.

      He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray
      Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them,
      walking on the sea …
      Matthew 14:23-25

Not only did Jesus spend time with the Father,
but He walked with the Father to wherever the Father directed,
… and on reaching the lake, they simply carried on walking.
When Jesus said to Peter ‘come’
Peter also walked on the water,
… but when Peter looked at the circumstances, and started to doubt,
he became one with the circumstances,
… and no longer one with the Lord!

      Jesus stayed with the Father,
      … and therefore above the circumstances.
      The question is ‘where are you?’

It is the same as ‘moving that mountain’ that Jesus spoke about.
It is NOT about the circumstances or challenges we face,
… but it is all about what we do with God,
and about our trust in God and what He can do with us!

      Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,
      all things are possible to him who believes.”
      Mark 9:23