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About Alex Dekkers

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). I hope you will like and be blessed and uplifted by my blog. Any donation will be highly appreciated to make it possible for me to further profesionalize my ministry.

Daily Devotional for 18 September 2018 – Ephesians 2:8

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Ephesians 2:8 (NIV):

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Just like yesterday, we also see in Ephesians that we shouldn’t think that we are going to be saved by our own actions. When you serve God, than it becomes very important that you place both God and yourself in the right place. Never hold yourself higher than you should. And know that it is only through grace that you will be saved.

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Daily Devotional for 17 September 2018 – Matthew 19:25-26

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Matthew 19:25-26 (NIV):

25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Know that you will never be saved based on your own actions, but purely by the grace of God!

 

Daily Devotional for 16 September 2018 – Romans 6:23

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from Romans 6:23 (NIV):

23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I have touched this subject more than once and I know that we would rather not always think about it, but with God there is NO middle way. When you commit sins (and also don’t repent), than there is only one outcome: death!

So, if you truly want to life and go to Heaven, then you need to leave sin(s) behind and accept the gift of God, which is eternal life.

It is strange that the choice between life and death should be very simple, but how come that humans to often choose death? Don’t make that choice, choose God!

Daily Devotional for 15 September 2018 – 1 John 5:13-14

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 John 5:13-14 (NIV):

13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

I believe these two verses are sometimes misunderstood. A lot of people seem to think that these verses tell us that anything we ask God, that God will give it to us. When I meditate on these verses, than everytime God focusses on something very important in these verses.

What is it?

First of all, that we need the Holy Spirit to change our way of thinking. We need to grow closer to God, desire to follow His teachings and especially have the Holy Spirit guiding our lifes. When this all happens than you will notice something very important. You will notice that you start praying more and more about things that are acccording to His will!

So know that last part is very important. God is not a genie in a bottle to give in to any wish you have. No, God wants us to grow closer to Him and ask for things according tho His will!

Daily Devotional for 14 September 2018 – Jude 1:21

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Jude 1:21 (NIV):

21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

Amen! Please be aware of the fact that you need to have God’s love and to stay in God’s love. You need God’s mercy over your life to receive eternal life.

Daily Devotional for 13 September 2018 – 2 Thessalonians 3:10

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to meditate with you on the words from 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV):

10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

To me this verse show that God will not accept us to be passive in our faith. If you decide to be passive, than you will also not eat. This shows that if you decide to have a passive faith and don’t help out, spread the gospel or however God wants to use you, than you run a very big risk that you will also not “eat”.

So take it in your prayers that through the Holy Spirit you will be active in your faith.

Daily Devotional for 12 September 2018 – Psalm 128:2

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 128:2 (NIV):

2 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

You should not think that if you do bad things, that you will still receive good fruits out them. Of course, it might seem in the beginning that that person gains fruits from the bad situation. On this specific point I ask the Holy Spirit to give us the strength to know that those bad persons in your life, will not win (and the devil neither). Even in my own life me and my wife have had our faith really tested on this point. But now we see that indeed the Holy Spirit is in control that and that although that person initially seemed to gain fruits from wicked behavior, that it is now starting to move, more and more, in his disadvantage.

Let it really sink in that this verse is telling us that you will eat the fruit of your labor. So make sure that that the labor is good. If it is, tehn you will also see blessings and prosperity come from it in your life. Amen!

Daily Devotional for 11 September 2018 – 1 Thessalonians 1:3

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from 1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV):

3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

To me this verse shows that all that we do is remembered. God will remember not only all the good things that you did out of love and your endurance, but He will also see Jesus’ presence in your life.

This verse thus shows us that we cannot go to God, without Jesus. It is very important for all of us to acknowledge that Jesus is indeed the Son of God and the only way to God. This already disqualifies the pope to have that role!

Daily Devotional for 10 September 2018 – Colossians 3:23

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Colossians 3:23 (NIV):

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

A very significant part of how we life our lifes is determined by our mindset. Probably some of you know the book “battlefield of the mind” by Joyce Meyer. The title of the book really hits home, when it comes to this particular subject.

Why?

Well because both Heaven and earth, God and the devil understand the importance of our minds. If the devil can alter your mindset and e.g. let you think that you are just doing your work to get your pay check every month, then he has already succeeded in making God less important in your life.

Why?

Because we need to realize that anything we do in our life, we do it because God enabled us to do so. Any success you want to accomplish has to come from God. So make sure that you serve and trust only on God in everything you do. And that in everything you do in your life that it is also honoring God!

Daily Devotional for 9 September 2018 – Psalm 127:1

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Dear brothers and sisters,

Today I want to encourage you with the words from Psalm 127:1 (NIV):

1 Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

God is far more powerfull that the most “powerfull” person on this earth. This is emphasized in this specific verse. We read how our labour will always be in vain, if we are not living our life with God as the bassis.

I ask you all to join me today in prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to renew our hearts and allow God to be the basis of our lives. In that all that we do, is based on Gods will!