Topic: Laws of God
Thou shalt not steal. (Exodus 20:15 KJV)
Even though this week is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, I’d like to do differently. Most of us may hear the sermon of the first Christmas during this time of the year, even though we can’t approve that there was ones during the early church era. But this is a time for us to share the love and message of God to others. Jesus didn’t just come to the earth to die for our sins, but to establish His relationship with each of us. He is the Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23)—God with us. “…his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).” Even though the world is going to the wrong direction, God is waiting for us to show the right way to live life. We can count on God to show us the path of life.
We mostly listen to the news that man steals some stuff that is not his. I don’t care who does this evil act, it is an act of sin against his people and God. John 10:10 declares, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” We see this in American churches today—small or large churches. Most televangelists are advertising their products for 5-10 minutes to seek for money. This is no good. The ten percent of your money should go to your local church and if you’d like to donate your money to the charity, go ahead, but your money don’t need to go to the TV/radio ministries.
Most today’s preachers twisted the truth of tithing. They may tell us that if we’d give $1,000 to their ministries, God will give us double of that amount. This is the lie that comes from the hell. Even though God can bless us with money, He can bless us more than money according to His will—not ours. We can’t take anything on Earth when we’d go to Heaven, because God will provide us everything we lost on the earth. Our homes are not in this earth, because we are just passing by until Jesus Christ would return and take us home.
We don’t need to steal anything from our people, because God will supply all of our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). If we’d need to get well from cold, we don’t need to go to doctors and get medicines. Instead, we’d need to ask God to heal our sickness. Use our doctors as the last resort, not primary.
What do you need from God? God just can’t give it to you. You’d need to establish relationship with Him. I’m not talking about joining religion, but establishing relationship with the Heavenly Father. You could do the Rosary Prayer to the Virgin Mother Mary, but she was just a person who received God’s favor and did not receive the divine power as the mother of God. You could pray to Allah, but he can’t hear you because the word “Allah” is a Hebrew word for curse. But Jesus can answer all of your needs, because He proved Himself that His relationship with us has no match with any of these gods and demonic power.
God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at email@example.com or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.