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KINGS OF ISRAEL: Why Study the Book of I Kings.

A young man, no more than 20 years old, finds himself thrust into a position of supreme leadership as king of Israel. Where does he even begin with such an awesome responsibility? Then God comes in a dream and invites him to ask for whatever he wants. He does not ask for riches, honour and/or acclaim for himself. Instead, the young monarch asks for one key thing for the sake of his nation: a wise and understanding heart so that he could capably rule the people. God was well pleased with the answer and said it was granted. In addition, there were bonuses of riches and reputation.

The king? Solomon, son of David, who became the wisest man who ever lived. It was he who wrote the timeless, priceless, and practical Book of Proverbs, plus Ecclesiastes. His story, and that of his successors, is told in the Bible book of I Kings. Like the other historical books of the Bible, we can learn from the successes and failures of the people of God and their leaders.
I Kings begins with the w…


Trump the Christian: Opposition & Prophecy

I believe in God. I am Christian. I think The Bible is certainly, it is THE book. First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Queens is where I went to church. I’m a Protestant, I’m a Presbyterian. And you know I’ve had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion
These words were uttered by the man who became the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump has affirmed that he is a Christian.
Of course, there are Christians and there are Christians. In the United States, where for decades Christianity has been the ‘civil religion,’ everyone was a Christian. For example, every American President (and there have been 45) has called themselves ‘Christians.’ And, for the last 40 years, every President from Jimmy Carter onwards claimed to be ‘born again,’ too.
It would seem that Donald Trump could be in the first category. Many would think so. ‘Christian…

RECIPE: Meat & Vegetable Stir-Fry

If time is short and you want a tasty, nourishing meal, look no further. Here is a real winner. Also, if you have a glut of vegetables at home, here is a great way to use them up.
One part meat: Beef, chicken, or pork. Cube or cut into bite-sized pieces. Two parts vegetable: cut into bite-sized pieces (see ‘Vegetables’ below) 1 Tablespoon ginger, garlic, shallots (optional) 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs like coriander or basil.
Chose vegetables in both categories below.
Category 01: Onions, Baby Corn, Snow Peas, Snap Peas,Mushrooms, Celery,Zucchini, Bok Choy. These cook very quickly so watch out.
Category 02: Carrots, Cauliflower Capsicum (bell peppers), Broccoli, Green Beans. These take more time to cook due to their denseness. They have a great ‘crunch.’
Sauce for Stir-fry
2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon vinegar, preferably rice wine 1 cup broth<

7 Pillars To Understanding the Future: Pillar 02

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places — Ephesians 6:11-12 (KJV)
Why Do the Nations Rage?
On November 8th, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. Since then, there has been a flurry of protests - some ugly, others dangerously violent. There was the post-election ‘protests,’ which turned into a riot in Portland, Oregon. Voting recounts, ‘Russian hacking,’ intimidating electors of the electoral college, all have been thrown to try and invalidate the election. Then on inauguration day, the protestors promised to stop the inauguration. They failed - but that did not stop them from vandalising parts of the capital city. Then there were the ‘protests’ after President Trump signed an executive order halting refuge…


It is instructive, even frightening, how many people in the relatively peaceful and prosperous western world suffer from mental health issues. These include anxiety, excessive stress, and depression. Even those who claim to be believers and attend church are not exempted from these things. Of course, if the root cause of this malaise is spiritual, then the solution will be equally spiritually.
God offers a spiritual solution: it is peace - His peace - and available to any and all who will receive it. Once received, the mental health issues clear up, wholeness is gained, and joy returns. Like the ‘pearl of great price,’ God’s peace is worth everything to obtain and will not disappoint.
So far, we learned that the pre-requisite to peace is to recognise that it comes from Jesus. All the Lord asks is that before we receive peace, we make a decision to cooperate with His to refuse to let our heart be trouble or afraid (John 14:27).
The second thing we learned is to establish a beachhead of G…