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"God Will Never Ignore You" from Matthew 15:21-39

Cry out to Jesus and Pray as He Knows everything and never ignore you.
God will never ignore us so go to Him anytime and pray with A.C.T.S. Adoration Confession Thanksgiving and Supplication.

The Canaanite woman is a gentile. Jesus did Not ignore her but He was only testing her.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Isaiah 56:3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.”
And let no eunuch complain,
“I am only a dry tree.”

Verse 26: The children are the Jews and the Dogs are the gentiles.

Remember Luke 18 Parable, the problem is that after we pray we worry. And sometimes we are overwhelm of problems. Worry will change us for worse. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.

You have great faith and it doesn't comes from you but from God.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved,…

"Walk with God" from 2 Chronicles 27:1-9

A saying for us Christians "I rather walk than to run" means that we should continually walk slowly but surely with our faith in God.
This book was not for the kings in Jerusalem. So we will focus on the kings of Judah.

The name Jotham means Jehovah is perfect. (1.) The youngest of Gideon's seventy sons. He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of Abimelech (Judg. 9:5). When "the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo" were gathered together "by the plain of the pillar" (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; comp. Gen. 35:4) "that was in Shechem, to make Abimelech king," from one of the heights of Mount Gerizim he protested against their doing so in the earliest parable, that of the bramble-king. His words then spoken were prophetic. There came a recoil in the feelings of the people toward Abimelech, and then a terrible revenge, in which many were slain and the city of Shechem was destroyed by Abimelech (Judg. 9:45)…

"Be Genuine" from Matthew 15:1-20

In our world nowadays have so many corruptions.

The importance of the heart is to be genuine.
Not just the external appearance.
To Clean our talks. (avoid gossip, bad words expressions, etc. . .)

Traditions - are handled down and obeyed but not really the law of God.

The Pharisees ask a deceptive question (not sincere/genuine) to capture Jesus...

As believers we should not take our parents for granted but the pharisees taught that it is ok not to help your parents if you help others or the church. Jesus emphasize the Ten Commandments that taught us to Honor your father and mother. How could you follow the traditions of not washing your hands before you eat but not follow the Law of God?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of o…

"Be Careful Of Your Success" from 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

(As The Bible scholars says the author of 2 Chronicles is Ezra.)

Success comes from the Lord. King Uzziah was successful at first as a king.
Uzziah means strength from the Lord. A contracted form of Azari'ah the Lord is my strength

Blessings will lead us to humbleness. The more humble we are the more blessings.
Jehovah means Lord - who is the most powerful and not to a religion.

Nowadays, it is so sad to know that the worldly people are not seeking God.
Worldly people are more fond of parties and seeking happiness but in going to the church or Bible study, most of us are lazy and not having the heart to seek God.

The battle for us today: are the trials of life and having problem that we may call "Giants" or enemy.

Help means protect or aid.
There is a saying, whoever gives the power gets the glory.
King Uzziah was so blessed, and he became famous. Some famous persons these days gets spoiled and lost with their fame.

The more you learn the Bible - the more we will realize how little…

"Trust Him Completely" from Matthew 14:22-36

There are instances for example, we trust our money to buy a plane ticket and hoping that when the time comes of our flight we will go to the airport and reach the destination we want.
How much more in the word of God? Do you trust Him completely?

Jesus went to a private place to pray and He trust Him (God) completely.

But the worldly people these days, will make the prayer at the bottom of the list they do thier daily tasks first and they pray at bed time. They don't trust God completely.
The world will do garbage tasks first and pray only if they need it.

Prayer is not a toy. It must be sincere and having the right attitude. Unlike the cell phone, you can communicate with someone if only you have a load but God is open 24 hours / every milli seconds of the a day.

In verse 27 - if we are afraid then we lack of trust. When Peter saw the wind, he was afraid and began to sink. Why? Because Peter lost his focus on the Lord and look at the wind, and cried for help to Jesus.

John 16:23 In tha…

"Stay On Track Until The End" from 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

The book of the Chronicles means history and these includes the history of the Kings who were on Judah.

Amaziah the king, was good at first but in the end he failed to be on track with the Lord. As Christians, we must stay on track on our faith with the Lord until the end.

For us to stay on track until the end, we must obey God's word wholeheartedly. Obeying Jesus commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and soul.

Wholeheartedly means obeying completely.
James 1:8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Sometimes the nature of man is not to desire what is good, we often desire is to do sin.
Most of the time, we have no understanding of God's word, and that vengeance is ours (which is wrong thing to do). As the Lord says "vengeance is mine."

Amaziah wants to fight the enemy. In the old testament, God allows the Israelites to fight with the enemy as long as it is not their fellow Jews.

Man's by nature is greedy if he cannot get th…

"Be Compassionate" from Matthew 14:1-21

Psalm Reading
Psalm 22:1-8

The world of today is most of the time, people are lovers of themselves they even despise thier own parents. Lacking of compassion to one another.

John the baptist had compassion to rebuke and correct Herodias (his brother Philip's wife) not to marry Herod, but Herod put him into prison. And John the Baptist was beheaded because of the request of Salome the daughter of Herodias.

The disciples of John the Baptist went to Jesus for help. And as for us, whenever we are in trouble we need to run to Jesus and He will fill us. Do not run for justice, God will do what He has to do in protecting His children.

Compassion is not just saying "you're sorry" it is an action word we need the Holy Spirit in order to do it properly.

Remember the story of Chicken and Pig.

Just like Jesus His compassion is giving His life for our sins.

When you cry God knows everything.

Hebrews 5:2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he h…

"Desire What Is Good" from 2 Chronicles 24:1-27

On this chapter the people are under going the test of faith in God as they sway from being good and bad in the sight of the Lord.

Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord. To relate in our generation - we should do what is right in the CCTV of the Lord.

Even though our life before, we see how sinful it is, God is a God of second chances, many chances and millions of chances. "Meaning the old has gone, the new has come".

Baal is a god of wisdom.

Use our things for Him not for worldly thing. Cause probably today, if someone has a new things, you desire also to have it.

God loves people who gives cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Repairing the temple here is like in the life of a Christian, we are under construction, we have so many things to fix within our heart.
Diligent means hard worker. Dedicating your work for God and desiring what is goo…

"We Need To Receive The Message Of God" from Matthew 13:44-58

Field - is the world, the ground, the Earth.
When Jesus talks about a Man - he is talking about himself.
It is not the things of this world that can bring us back to God.

In verse 44 Jesus gave up everything to redeem us.
Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Colossians 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The treasure is the church.

Merchant - describe as buyer but here it is also Jesus who planted the good seed.

1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
If you have the Son - Jesus, you will have the Life.

Another interpretation of the merchant = A true christians is a spiritual merchant who seeks for this fine pearls - word of God, that will make you happy and giv…

"His Word Will Come To Pass" from 2 Chronicles 23

The word of God will always come to pass.

Supporting verse of 23:1-3
1 King 9:5 I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

Jehoiada - means Jehovah know, yaweh was identified in his life, he was the instrument of God.

Sometimes we misrepresent God in our actions and words, we are only human not perfect but we need to know what actions to follow and never condemn anybody.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Athaliah was a wicked queen that in verse 8 they will protect the king from the wickedness of Athaliah.

Sometimes people trust in the weapon (firearms, etc.) than in God. But we should trust in God more.

We should remember that God's word will be fulfill and know that we should hold on to God's promises.

Revive ourselves. Remember the song revive us, renew us Spirit come and seize us. Revival comes from within us and not from…