Under the bedWritten by Adeolu Oluade
FIRST LOVE RECOVERY MINISTRIES
In bedroom of anyone especially youngsters under bed lie many things that could be valued as 'treasures' such as jewelery,money,and antiques or 'junk' such as a rotten banana peel,old used razors,and a faulty toy . Each Saturday person or his/her parent carries out cleaning of room and that hiding place may or may not be spared! Any naughty and lazy ones seize this opportunity to turn this place into a waste bin! Acts 2:17-18(KJV) "And it shall come to pass in last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:" "And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:" 1 John 2:20(KJV) "But ye have an unction from Holy One, and ye know all things." 1 John 2:27(KJV) "But anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." In first set of scriptures 'The last days' refers to days of new covenant and 'All flesh' signifies that there is no discrimination based on sex,age,or class! Under bed' of life,lies important prophecies,visions,and dreams concerning individual and collective destinies! These are composed in language of Holy Spirit giving a glimpse into purposes of God for mankind. One or more of these make up what we have called in an earlier article 'the heavenly vision' . Many of these lie 'under bed' unknown or ignored or abandoned! Because of this state of dormancy,many have questions in heart like- 'Was it only an ordinary dream?' 'Is it too good to be true?' 'Am I good enough to fulfill it?'
What They Mean By Child-Like FaithWritten by Eric Engel
Prv:18:2 A Fool Receiveth Not The Words Of Prudence: Unless Thou Say Those Things Which Are In His Heart
So what does that say about us? We all like to be told we’re right. We all like to hear how smart we are. We all want confirmation. Most of us hate it when someone points out when we’re wrong.
If you pick up Bible, and don’t come away thinking yourself a fool, you’re not paying attention. Because every book of Bible is full of passages that show us how foolish we are. The book of proverbs particularly points out our intellectual limitations.
Does God really have a fetish for identifying our flaws? Like a father who can never admit his son turned out all right? Yes and no. It all hangs on that quote from Christ: “Mk:10:15 Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.”
A lot of people misinterpret that to mean learning and understanding our faith is fruitless. They confuse word “childlike” for “simplistic”, but two have very different meanings. Anyone who has children realizes that they aren’t simple at all. But what about them are we suppose to imitate?
The Father / Son Relationship
Remember that Christ compares God’s relationship with us to relationship between a father and son. In this case, son would be a child. And a child has to rely on wisdom and knowledge of his father for everything he has (remember that when Jesus is speaking, father was common provider in household).