Welcome to my Christian blog. My name is Alex Dekkers and in the last few years I have been working through Alex on Faith Ministeries to daily (as possible) to bring devotional, to to Bible studies, but also discuss important things over the world (satanic influence, illuminati and such).
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Today I want to encourage you with the words from Proverbs 18:10 (NIV):
10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
I believe this verse is a very confronting one. Why? Because it tless us that that the righteous will run to God and wil be safe. When the first place you will go for help and answers isn’t God, than you should really question yourself how righteous you are. Pray to God and ask Him to bring such a love for God, that He is the first that you will go to for help!
Today I want to encourge you with the words from Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV):
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength; He makes me like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on heights
There is but only one source for our strength (real strength that is) and this is God! If you seek your strength from Him only, than you will see that you will go through life very differently, you will see that things become possible in your life that wouldn’t be possible if you were trying it without God!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Galatians 4:4-5 (NIV):
4 But when the time set had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 to redeem those under the Law, that we might receive adoption of Sonship.
We are now very close to Christmas. Although in this world it might seem that it is about presents, eating and a Christmas tree. This is actually not what we should be focussing on. On Christmas we need to remember and celebrate the fact that important prophecies became fullfilled: The Son of God was born. He was born in a time that we were still under the Law. But His birth set in motion that we soon would no longer be under the Law, but under God’s grace (Sonship). Please celebrate this!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Isaiah 9:6 (NIV):
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
To me a few things become very clear, while reading this verse.
First, see how Jesus is being worshipped in this verse. This shows to me the significance of worshipping God / Jesus / Holy Spirit. By worshipping we show our humbleness, because we are giving God all the glory and as a consequence we are not worshipping ourselves. You must know that all blessings in your life are by God and not through your own actions.
It also shows (this verse) that we should also look ahead, because again we get a confirmation that God has given his Son Jesus to come to earth to die for our sins. And it is by Jesus that we can enter Heaven through the grace of God. Because by our own works, we will never be able to!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Jeremiah 23:5-6 (NIV):
5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior.
In the days leading to Christmas we should even be more focused on one of the most important truths in the Bible. You should know that even in Genesis Jesus was already mentioned, but with the name Word. The whole Bible has to do with Jesus and in a few days we will actually be celebrating the day that He was born to eventually die for our sins! Know that it is only by Jesus that we are saved!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from Malachi 3:1 (NIV):
1 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,” says the LORD Almighty.
It is very amazing and uplifting to see that God, through the Bible, tells us on a lot of different occassions that He will come again! The devil might be able to do his terrible things on earth, but know that God exists and is much more powerful than the devil. But also that the devil will be defeated in the end! So, never let anything in this world and your life that is seemingly working against you, get you down. Because God is always with you and will secure also the victories in your life!
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 2 Kings 17:38-39 (NIV):
38 Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. 39 Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”
God made a covenant with us. This covenant is a true blessing to all of us. But know that it also comes with you only worshipping God and not serving any false “gods”. So, also don’t depend on anything in this world.
Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV):
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Amen! Thank you God for rescuing us from the darkness. We live in a sinful world and it is only through you that we are saved from it.
If you follow God and accept Him, than you have found the way to enter His Kingdom. God is the only one that can and will forgive you your sins, so make sure that you always come before God and ask His forgiveness!