Empowering of The Holy Spirit

By Tinika Rock Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. And he said to me, “What do you see?” So, I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it,…

A Renewed Desire to Serve the Lord

By Tinika Rock “So, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their…

Seek God, Seek Righteousness, Seek Humility

By Tinika Rock ‘Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord ’s anger.’ – Zephaniah 2:3 In this verse we see a call to repentance. The result of repentance is forgiveness…

God is our Strength

By Tinika Rock “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will…

God the promise keeper

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. In the books we looked at this week, from Hosea to Micah, we see that there is a recurring theme of people…

God Desires to show Forgiveness

The story concerns God’s call to Jonah to warn the people of Nineveh of its coming destruction. However, Jonah tries to avoid his mission by running away but ends up going after being swallowed and spat out by a huge fish. Jonah 1–2 I always thought that the moral of this story was for us…

God defends

By Belina Sithole But Jerusalem will become a refuge for those who escape; it will be a holy place. And the people of Israel will come back to reclaim their inheritance.Obadiah 1:17 The book of Obadiah tells us about God’s judgement against the nation of Edom, Edom is a family that descended from Esau, Jacob’s…

God of restoration

By Belina Sithole ” In that day, I will restore David’s fallen shelter, I will repair its broken walls and restore its ruins, and will rebuild it as it used to be, so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name”, declares the Lord, who will do…

God of grace, love and Mercy

By Belina Sithole “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness: He relents from doing harm.” Joel 2:13 In the verse we just read, Joel 2:13, it says ‘rend your heart and not your garments.’  and verse 12 says…

God loves me unconditionally

By Belina Sithole “Return, Israel, to the Lord your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to him: “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:1-2 The book of the Prophet Hosea talks about…