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Is God really Good?

Posted: August 30, 2016 in Other Teachings

“God is good” is a famous short sentence, but then is God really good?

God is good than we thought, as human beings we often picture God according to our life experiences, but God is much more good than our life experiences.

God give His rain to the good and the bad, and His day light to the good and the bad, this shows that God is good. He give daily foods to the good and the bad, and also feed the sparrows daily, this shows that God is good.

Jesus addressing to the evil people:

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matt 7:11)

If you got children you will understand that even bad people wants to bless and give good gifts to their children, but then our Father in heaven is so much more good than mere human beings.

God is good

In this verse we also find that Jesus was addressing to the evil people and told them about the goodness of the Father God. Jesus addressed them as if they were bad children of the Father God, or as if they were evil Father who were evil.

But then Jesus said to them, “How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”. Let’s say that “God is really Good”.

– David Chawngthu

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6 purposes of tithes

Posted: August 13, 2016 in Other Teachings

We may believe in eating pig, we may not believe in eating pig, we may believe in giving tithes, we may not believe in giving tithes, however, we need to believe in generosity.

Here are six purposes of tithes as we find in the book of Deuteronomy –

1. To revere and honor God (Deu 14:23)
2. To support the servants of God (Deu 14:29)
3. The least, the last and the lost (Deu 26:12)
4. To help the Fatherless and the motherless (Deu 26:12)
5. To help the widows in need (Deu 26:12)
6. To help those who are in need (Deu 26:12)

At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns, so that the Levites, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the foreigners, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all your work. (Deu 14:28-29)

When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of tithing, then you shall give it to the Levite, to the stranger, to the orphan and to the widow, that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. “You shall say before the LORD your God, ‘I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and also have given it to the Levite and the alien, the orphan and the widow, according to all You commanded. (Deu 26:12-13)

– David Chawngthu

1- you are teachable.

2- you are influenceable.

3- you can be corrected without defending yourself.

4- you rejoice when others are celebrated.

5- no job is too small for you.

6- you don’t have to be right.

7- you naturally seek the advice of others.

8- you actually do pray.

9- you freely admit your flaws, mistakes, and failures.

10- you live to help others succeed.

11- you are not easily offended.

12- you have thankful attitude.

13- you don’t live with a sense of entitlement…you don’t feel like any one owes you something.

14- you are quick to forgive and you don’t hold grudges.

15- you are confident in who you are and content with who you’re not.

Some signs here might not be in a person, but some other sign of them could be there.

1. Poverty mindset do not like wealthy people, they want to react against whom they think are wealthy people, even cruel actions.

2. Even though we are to be a good steward of whatever we have, poverty mindset got easily angry when their children broke a cup, bowl, or a vessel. Poverty mindset will easily get angry to their children when their children broke their television, some will even abuse their children in those situations.

3. Poverty mindset is full of fear about future, it is not faith based, it has a hopeless mindset about future.

4. Poverty mindset do not have a generous heart, it doesn’t have a heart to bless, it is only self centered, it doesn’t have a mindset of blessing others.

5. Shame, anger and fear can come to a person because of many different reasons, poverty mindset is one of the way – shame, anger and fear can come to a person, which can even build an anger problem, which are the roots of all kinds of addictions.

6. We are living in a fallen world, where Christ came to redeem everything the Devil has stolen from men, God is fair in everything He did, the Devil’s not fair and sometimes people are not fair. Even though being wealthy doesn’t necessarily prove someone’s Spirituality, poverty doesn’t come from God either, poverty mindset can have a mindset of “God’s not fair”, “Some people are too rich and wealthy, but we are poor”, “God is bad”, they can have a problem seeing God as a very good God.

However, the Bible said many things about how we are to relate to those who are poor and needy, we are to be kind to them, we are not to despise them, we are not to treat them bad just because they are poor or needy.

The scripture said, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy”. (Pro 31:8-9)

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. (Pro 19:17)

He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor. (Pro 22:9)

Let us be set free from all kinds of poverty mindsets we might be having, and may God bless us all.

God Bless You,
– David Chawngthu

New blog site

Posted: April 13, 2016 in Other Teachings

We are launching our new blog site, feel free to visit and read them.

https://KingdomNations.blogspot.com

We are here to bless.

– KNet

Generosity is not a matter of how much you have, generosity is a matter of the heart. It doesn’t matter how much you have, whether you have plenty or whether you have less, you can always be generous to the people who are in need, and for other purposes of Advancing the Kingdom of God.

Generational Blessings:

The word of God said,

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Pro 11:25)
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed”. (Pro 19:17)
“He who is generous will be blesses, for they share their food with the poor”. (Pro 22:9)

Be willing to give generously to those who will never repay you back in your whole life time. If you are generous today in whatever you have, the Lord is sure to reward you with generational blessings. The word of God said that if we are generous to the poor and those who are in need, we are investing in the bank of the Lord. If you are generous today in whatever you have, the Lord is sure to reward you with generational blessings.

Generosity is Righteousness:

Even though these are all the benefits, the purpose of true generosity is not a matter of whether you receive the reward back, it is not about gaining and being repayed back from above, it is a matter of the heart.

Therefore, whether we receive the reward back or whether we don’t receive the reward back, the point is that as a believer of Jesus Christ, we are called to be generous. A believer’s heart is to be generous, that’s a part of a character, it is a matter of the heart.

As proverb 12:10 said, “The righteous man cares for the need of his animal”.

Ellen G. White said that, “True generosity is too frequently eaten up by prosperity and riches”.

And the word of God also said, “A good name is to be more desirable than great wealth”. (Pro 22:1)

There is nothing wrong with prosperity and riches, God wants to give prosperity to His people, but generosity is much greater than prosperity and riches. And Generosity is part of righteousness as proverb said, “The righteous cares for the needs of his animal”. And if the love of money and wealth are the root of many evil, then generosity is part of righteousness.

“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil person out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil.” (Matt 12:35; Luke 6:45)

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– David Chawngthu

1. All through the ages, from birth to teens and young people, they all need respect, unconditional love and continual affection.

2. One of the most need in teenagers are unconditional love and acceptance.

3. Teenage years is a modern age.

4. A person is a person no matter how small, whether 1yr old, 5yrs old, 15yrs old, 20yrs old. Teenagers too are people, just with a different mindsets, new generations, new methods, new hair styles, new fashion, and modern age.

5. Teenagers need more freedom than younger kids, they are not to be controlled like younger children.

6. Family members, fathers, mothers, guardians, and others are not to be frightened by strange new behaviors of teenagers.

7. They don’t need to be lectured in everything.

8. They need freedom to share whatever they feel, and whatever they faced, and what’s happening, without being judged.

9. When they don’t receive enough attention, not a spectacular or judgemental, but a loving attention, they can be motivated to do wrong things to get attentions, especially from parents and guardians.

10. Because of not respecting them, not enough affections and love, too much controlling and legalistic, being lectured in everything, not being understood in their modern age, not enough attentions, they could get rebellion even in their adulthood. They needed to be trust, and believe in them.

11. It is important to remember that we do not scold children, teenagers and young people with bad words or harsh voice, it will stir up anger in them, which can lead to anger problem, rebellion and sin.

The word of God says,

“A harsh voice stirs up anger” (Pro 15:1)
“In your anger do not sin.” (Ephe 4:26)

Anger is one of the way that can lead to rebellion and sin, they need to be respected and with gentleness.

12. Calling them with bad nick names can spoil their emotional health and potentials God placed in them while we do not know, and while they themselves do not know, and can spoil their confidence and self image. They need to be respected.

13. We need to remember that we do not shame them in public, in communities or before others. That can destroy their potentials, strength, their abilities and who they are. While we thought and they themselves thought that there’s no bad side effects, it destroys their emotional health from the hidden part.

14. It is the age we can teach them about sex education, for it is the age they started getting attracted with their opposite sex.

15. We are not suppose to direct the future destiny of teenagers and young people. Even if they don’t know yet what they want to do in the future “It’s alright, it’s Ok”.

God has a plan and a purpose for them, we need to trust and believe that God will lead them in their own personal destiny.

– David Chawngthu
– KNet

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