Monday, March 4, 2019

Trust! Trust!

We can have fears in life. The scariest moments is not scary movies but real life. When I am scared, the first action should be prayer. I like the history of the Bible. I can relate to Jacob.

Jacob tricked the birth-right from his brother. He feared Esau was coming back to pay back Jacob.
Esau was going to meet with Jacob. Jacob had his plan so that he would be safe. I know that he trusted in God but I believe that there were elements of relying on Jacob's wisdom.

Genesis 33:1-3 says, "Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; so he divided the children among Leah, Rachel and the two maidservants. He put the maidservants and their children in front, Leah and her children next, and Rachel and Joseph in the rear. He himself went on ahead and bowed down to the ground seven times as he approached his brother.

I believe that God was working in Esau's heart so Esau would have love towards Jacob.
God has an plan for you and me. We must keep going forward in faith that Jesus has an great plan for you.

Genesis 33:4, "But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him."

God wanted Jacob's faith to grow so Esau had an soft heart towards Jacob. Jacob so that the Lord was and is dependable.
Let's us fully trust in the Lord.

Genesis 33:5-9, "Then Esau looked up and saw the women and children. 'Who are these with you?' he asked. Jacob answered, 'They are the children God has graciously given your servant.' Then the maidservant and their children approached and bowed down. Next, Leah and her children came and bowed down. Last of all came Joseph and Rachel, and they too bowed down. Esau asked, 'What do you mean by all these droves I met?'  'To find favor in your eyes, my lord,' he said. But Esau said, 'I already have plenty, my brothers. Keep what you have for yourself.'

God can heal any bad situations. Esau could have been thinking about killing Jacob but God changed
Esau's heart.

Genesis 33:10-16, "No, please!' said Jacob. 'If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God, now that you have received me favorably. Please accept the present that was brought to you, for God has been gracious to me and I have all I need.' And because Jacob insisted, Esau accepted it. Then Esau said, 'Let us be our way; I'll accompany you.' But Jacob said to him, 'My lord knows that the children are tender and that  must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. So let my lord go ahead of his servant, while I move along slowly at the pace of the droves before me and that of the children, until I come to my lord in Seir.'
Esau said, 'Then let me leave some of  my men with you.' 'But why do that?' Jacob asked. 'Just let me find favor in the eyes of my lord.'
So that day Esau started on his way back to Seir."

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Momo Challenge and who is behind it and for mental health!

The newest issue that parents and the media are dealing with is the Momo Challenge.
Some hackers hacked into YouTube's kids video and put an scary video within an innocent kid's video. The video told the kids not to tell their parents and do something destructive to themselves or to someone else.

This makes people want to find out who is responsible for this fake challenge that can cause damage to kid's world wide. People do not like it when kids are being scared or people feeding lies to their children.

I am not an parent and I feel bad for parents. Social media is great but it is the wild west of information. There are information out there that kids should not know about. Parents need to know what is going on with their children's lives.

The person is behind the Momo Challenge is Satan. People say that they don't believe in Satan but why is their murder and this Momo Challenge. Satan want to harm people and cause fear among the parents and kids.

If you are an parent, kids or everyone else know that there is truth and lies. There is God and the devil. The devil has a few tricks and he is in control of this world. Jesus pointed this out in the gospels. Luke 4:5-8 says, The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, 'I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. So if you worship me, it will be yours.' Jesus answered, 'It is written : 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."
Jesus didn't rebuked Satan on the point. God is in control and he is more powerful than Satan.
1 John 4:4 says, "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
If you are an believer in Jesus, you do not have to fear evil or Satan.

People wonder why Satan has the title deed of the earth. Adam had the title deed in the garden of Eden then Adam sinned so giving the deed to Satan (read Revelation 5).
The sad fact that sin entered the world and Satan is in control of this world with the permission of God is that the Momo Challenge occurs.

If you are an parent, this world is not your friend to you or your child. The parent and all adults needs to get right with the Lord. There are many lies in this world and we must know the truth in the Bible.
When lies and fears comes in our lives, we can depend on the Lord.  If you are an parent then know the truth and live it. Then tell it to your kid or to your  children. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train  a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Parents should know that social media can be bad and use wisdom and ask the Lord to guide you in this area.

Satan does not want kids to obey their parents and the Momo Challenge promote the idea of not listening to the parents. Satan is pushing rejecting parent's wisdom because the Bible talks about children listening to their parents. Exodus 20:12 says, "Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."

The Momo challenge is Satan's work. The best way to handle this situation to listen to the Lord and be led by the Bible's teaching. We need to accept truth and reject lies from Satan and the culture.
There are two camps in mankind. The people that have accepted Jesus or the people that have rejected Jesus. 2 Corinthians 4:4 says, "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."