How to become a pure and beautiful bride of the Lord
When you accept Jesus Christ and receive the Holy Spirit as a gift, your name is written in the Book of Life and you become God's child. This is the beginning of your preparations to become eligible as a bride of the Lord who opened the way of salvation with love through the crucifixion.
Honoring one's parents with true heart
Ruth was a Gentile from the land of Moab. If we look at her physical circumstances, we would say that she was having a tough life. She married a Jewish man who had left Israel to avoid a famine. But not long after they were married, he passed away and left her without any children.
A Spiritual Child
In Matthew chapter 18, Jesus' disciples came to Him and said, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And Jesus called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as th...
Casting off Sloth and Laziness that Disrupt Spiritual Growth
Let's suppose a situation of Satan posing a question to subordinates and promises to award a prize to one who gives the correct answer. The question is as follows: "How can we lead many Christians to Hell?"
A subordinate named 'Speculation' says, "It is possible if we persuade them saying there is no God based on speculation."...
The Beatitudes Making us understand true blessing
On top of the mountain, Jesus preached the precious message to a multitude. It is called the 'Sermon on the Mount'. To the people who would soon disappear like fog, Jesus taught about the eternal blessing, namely the true blessings to go into the kingdom of heaven. This message is the 'Beatitudes'. It is a signpost for us to be ...
The four biggest roots of evil in us
Proverbs 17:3 says, "The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests hearts." In order to restore the image of God that men lost and enter New Jerusalem, the most beautiful dwelling place of Heaven, we need to cast away even every form of evil in our hearts. But it is not easy to discover and cast aw...
'The Four Living Creatures'
The Book of Revelation chapter 4 tells us that there is a rainbow around the throne, and there are seven lamps of fire and a sea of glass before the throne. In the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures. The Book of Ezekiel chapters 1 and 10 have detailed accounts of the four living creatures in v...
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NEWSPAPER NO.336 May 26, 2013