Good day all,
Due to the Corona Virus our church is still closed, but we hope and pray that we should be able to open up in the beginning of September 2020.
We miss you all and are praying for you, shalom.
The above questions should be done every month at the last week on a quiet night alone at home. Each one must answer the questions honestly before the other one without fighting or screaming. Be honest with your partner: What do you feel is lacking from your relationship which you had last month that you didn’t have this month, etc.
After discussing, each make a special something to the other to either eat or use that you know he/she will enjoy. Spend the night together with love and peace and trust the Lord to be part of your relationship, in Jesus Name.
(Credits to research of materials included in TRT Marriage counselling Handbook)
WHO IS THIS GOD? Book (In Press) by Prophetic Teacher Nomsa
Names are important to God – if it was not so, He would not have given Himself all the Covenant names that we read about in the Word of God. One of the first things God did in the Old Testament was to give Himself names by which His people could know Him.
The word of God says in Hosea 4:6 – “My people perish due lack of knowledge [of God]…..”
This scripture refers to the fact that although God allowed Himself to be known by His names which explains His character, even so His people did not wish to get to know Him. God’s whole Character is portrait in His Names. He wanted His people to know Him simply by calling Him upon the names that He gave them.
Names were so important to God that even He Himself changed the names of some people to portray their new characters:
David knew God’s character, by calling God upon the Covenant Names by which He introduced Himself to David. Let’s have a look at one of the most important Psalms in the Word of God – Psalm 23. There are more than 16 Covenant Names of God that appear in Psalm 23.
If people would realize the importance of the Names of God, and start calling Him upon the Names by which His whole Godhead exists; and they worship Him in calling Him upon His name, their whole prayer-life would change and they would have a deeper understanding of the knowledge of God.
Every person in life has a name, we are not known by numbers. And your name is very important since it has a meaning. The most important thing any parent can do for an unborn child is to choose a name which would assist him in life in building a good character, and not a negative one. By your name you are known. Your reputation follows you through the name that you are known by. Nobody wants to call their child “Judas”… because there is a reputation of a traitor associated with that name!
Do you remember a man by the name of “Casanova” of the 18th century? Imagine standing at the top of a very well-known route between somewhere and no-where. Faces echoing in the wind, personalities carved in the sand-stone where many moon lights ago Casanova (lover of all women) roamed the streets of Venice. Over-dressed women longing for that one night when they were swept off their feet by a stranger with full hands and a kiss in every touch; where daily chores was limited to endless small-talk and walks in the ever-green garden with fountains longing for your attention…..just this once. Every drop of water splashing down calling your name for an everlasting moment…. forgetting what lies behind; as in the same way numerous drops of blood fell from the cross of Calvary, calling your name for eternity. Casanova really existed and he was so famous as a womanizer that his name to this day remains synonymous with the art of seduction. He was popularly known as a man who had a character of flirting with women….a “Casanova”; best known for his legendary womanizing proving that people are known by the characters more than by their actual name; as can be read in his autobiography “Histoire de ma vie” (Story of my life). Even though Casanova associated Himself with European royalty poses, Cardinals, Kings, and luminaries such as Mozart, Goethe and Voltaire, he spent his last years in Bohemia as a librarian and his last word’s were: “I have lived as a philosopher and I die as a Christian”. I think I can with utmost certainty say that Casanova realized at the end of his life that nothing is more important than having a good name since his name was destroyed by his character and it left him sick, alone, and helpless at an old age, with nothing to show for his life…. except his flirtatious character/name…..
to be continued….