Did you know that what you think is yours is not yours at all.
Everything we see around, the properties and houses, the animals and vehicles, the riches and resources, all of these belong to God. Even the nations and countries belong to God. God created all of these and God owns them. As the ultimate owner of everything, God blesses people with positions and possessions such as lands, houses, money, cars, and all kinds of resources for a time and purpose.
When our time is up, God will take back all these from our hands and give them to other people. We will all die as we were born, naked and empty handed. None of us will be able to carry with himself the riches of this world.
“Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb, and as everyone comes, so they depart. They take nothing from their toil that they can carry in their hands.” (Ecc 5:15).
“Unless Yahweh builds a house, its builders labour at it in vain. Unless Yahweh guards a city, a guard watches in vain”. Psalm 127:1, LEB
God is our only hope
Unless YAHWEH builds our nation all those nation-building efforts by anyone are in vain. Unless YAHWEH blesses us with safety, prosperity and peace in our country, we will never be a safe, prosperous and peaceful nation. “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.” James 1:16-17 BSB Read More
In 70 AD, after many years of Roman oppression in Israel, the city of Jerusalem was finally destroyed by Roman general Titus. 1.1 million Jews were killed and the remaining 97000 Jews were carried away into all corners of the Roman empire as slaves (Bunting 2017). It was the end of Israel. There was no more Jerusalem and no more the nation of Israel in that land. Their name was deleted from the list of nations. Their land was sacked and renamed. They were literally wiped off the map. It was expected by their enemies that Jews and Israel would now go down to history as an ancient civilization. Read More
In a country like South Africa, where majority of the population is Christian, a nationwide halaal food regulation constitutes some major problems: (1) It robs people their free access to non-halaal food, thus it is illegal as it denies people freedom of choice, (2) it forces Christians to buy and consume food offered to a foreign god (an idol), which is a major sin according to the Bible, (3) it makes it almost impossible for Christian farmers and businessmen to survive in the market place unless they also join the halaal trade, even if they do not wish to do so, and (4) it robs the entire population of South Africa of their hard earned money without their consent. All these monies collected by Muslims through halaal trade are used exclusively to enrich Muslims and spread Islam. Read More
Since the beginning of the Syrian refugee crisis, many Christians have reported on how open the hearts of some Muslim refugees are to the Gospel. Some have even said that Syrian refugee camps are becoming God’s paradise as many Muslim refugees began to seek Jesus and positively respond to the Gospel. Read More
A collection of devotionals and prayer articles by Brother Marko