The Church In Philadelphia

SCRIPTURE: “I‘m coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”  
(Rev. 3:11-13 NIV)


Christians have differing gifts, abilities, experiences, and maturity. God doesn’t expect us all to be and act the same, but He does expect us to “hold on” to what we have, persevere in using our resources for Him. The Philadelphians are commended for their effort to obey and encouraged to hold tightly to whatever strength they have.  You may be a new believer and feel that your faith and spiritual strength are little. Use what you have to live for Christ, and God will commend you. The new Jerusalem is the future dwelling of the people of God. We will have new citizenship in God’s future Kingdom, and everything will be new, pure, and secure.

 
STAY BLESSED.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
Salt and Light Ministries
P.O.Box AN 15007, Accra North
Contact: 0302 772013,026 8130 615/0243588467
Email: saltnlightministries@gmail.com
Website : saltandlightministriesgh.org

READY FOR HIS RETURN

We are still continuing with Christs’ Return, and which we have dubbed: Ready for His Return! Enjoy!

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Again the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last-dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip” (Mathew 25:14-15 NLT)


The master divided the money among his servants according to their abilities. No one received more or less then he could handle. If he failed in his assignment, his excuse could not be that he was overwhelmed. Failure would indicate only laziness or hatred toward the master. The bags of silver represent any kind of resource we are given. God gives us time, gifts, and other resources according to our abilities, and he expects us to invest them wisely until He returns. We are responsible to use well what God has given us. The issue is not how much we have but how well we use what we have.

Jesus is coming back-we know this is true. Does this mean we must quit our jobs to serve God? No, it means we are to use our time, talents, and treasures diligently in order to serve God completely in whatever we do. For a few people, this may mean changing professions. For most of us, it means doing our daily work out of love for God..

 
STAY BLESSED

READY FOR HIS RETURN

We are still continuing on Christ’s Return, which we have dubbed: Ready for His Return. Enjoy!

SCRIPTURE TEXT: “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah; or “There he is; don’t believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. See, I have warned you about this ahead of time. “. (Mathew 24:23-25NLT) 

World conditions will be so terrible that people will wonder if any relief will come, and this will give false Christ’s opportunities to deceive many. Satan is capable of performing lying wonders (2 Thes 2:9; Rev. 13:13-14). The fact that a religious leader can perform miracles is no assurance that he or she has come from God.
 Even though Jesus performed true signs in His Father’s name, some people rejected Him (John 12:37-40), and interestingly, in the last days, many will accept Satan’s miracles.
We are not told what “the sign that the Son of Man is coming” that “will appear in heavens” (Matt 24:30) is, but the people on earth at that time will recognize it. When Jesus comes for the Church, He will come in the air, and His people will be caught up to meet Him there (1 Thes 4:17). But our Lord’s second coming will be a great public event, with every eye seeing Him.

 
STAY BLESSED