What is real intercession and the real life of a Christian supposed to be all about? How we can get God to bless us and all the different methods and means that that entails… like God is a genie that comes out when we utter certain mantras? Old-school-but-right-and-always-on-the-money Derek Prince explains the real point of being a Christian!
Here is what every little boy and girl should really be taught by their teachers and parents. I have always found it really odd (yet not surprising in other ways) that as kids at school, it seems we are taught everything we don’t need to know and will never use in day-to-day life, like trigonometry, and just about nothing we really do need to know – like how to start a bank account, what a mortgage is, how to have a happy marriage, how to catch a train, how to get a job, how to vote for a better nation, what honesty is, how to bring up children in the knowledge of God and on and on.
It’s so odd, that it borders on being conspiratorial! Not that the good teachers have anything to do with these things not being taught – these essential life-skills are just mysteriously left out of the curriculum by… by someone? I assume because it’s thought that the parents should be teaching these things to their kids – and perhaps they are right. But of course, the schools do make sure the kids are taught a whole bunch of politically correct nonsense, that the parents must not meddle in – this is the states job to set what is right and wrong.
Anyway, the fact is, the world could not possibly carry on as it is, with the same people at the top, the same people in the middle, and the same people at the bottom if everyone became wiser and knew these basic money-management life-skills. So, if the schools won’t teach these most basic and necessary ideas – what I call really useful knowledge, let the guy in the video below show you how it is that the Jewish people always seem to have cash to splash – often not starting with very much – and why not, when you see what their method of money-management is – and all might I add – straight from The Bible proving there really is nothing new under the sun!
How do we Christians miss it? Because he says our noses are in the New Testament whilst the Jewish people’s noses are in The Old Testament – where all the money-management skills are outlined. So it’s not really surprising in the end. I don’t much like the call to action to buy all his products at the end (it seems men always have to flog you something right?) but nevertheless he speaks sense – I’ll give him that. So here’s the answer to money management on a budget… the life-skills ALL children (and adults:) should be taught. I hope it inspires you as it did me!
We know from the Bible we are not saved through doing good works, but The Bible is equally clear why we should do good works! Because through our good works the light is shone and our Father is glorified. People who are in doubt about God are not stupid. They know when someone is the real deal or just hot air and they will be watching your deeds far more than your words.
So works are VERY important – not for our salvation, but for the salvation of others! After all how are people going to see God’s love if they are in need and you don’t supply that need? Saying you love someone means nothing if you don’t back that up with what God calls the greatest form of love in The Bible – namely CHARITY.
It is unfortunate that the emphasis in many modern churches is on self, unlike say the Catholic church where people are far more eager to do good works – even if for the wrong reasons. I’m saved so I need do nothing except tell everyone else they too need to be saved is the attitude of many charismatics, when really no one will take this message seriously unless they see God’s love in action. I am talking to myself here but wanted to voice my thoughts to help others see this truth.
What does this mean? It means that we have never and will never break the law of gravity. But if we jump from a plane without a parachute the law of gravity will break us. So it is with all God’s laws. Break the law of no sex outside marriage designed to protect both parties, and eventually this behaviour will break us.
It’s not a ‘might’ or ‘may’ break us… it’s a ‘will’ eventually break us if we don’t call out to God for help and a renewed mind and behaviours. In between there is a grace period which may be many years, whereby God waits to deliver us from snares anytime we call to Him, so He can continuously soften our hearts and turn them towards Him and His living waters so that eventually we no longer desire what is wrong in His eyes. We cannot acheive this by our own steam – we will always fail, but try we must and seek Him and He will deliver on His promise to save us from evil and death.
The attitude of contemporary culture for marriage is; “what’s in it for me?” Unfortunately this approach to marriage is doomed to failure as we see clearly in marriage statistics out and more worryingly – inside the church, as it misses the whole point of why God created marriage – to demonstrate where real love – real love – real happiness lies – in servitude – not getting what you want. Those who love their own life will lose it, those who give up their life and lay it down for others will find it.
The words of the Bible are not wrong, it’s starts with a marriage – and ends with one – Jesus is married to his bride – the church. Human marriage is designed to reflect Jesus laying down his life and becoming one and merging with his bride.