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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Questioning Some Contemporary Christian Musics


Can music really save? Music is powerful, I got this. Music can impact a culture. Many American Christian artists believe that their music can save people. Nothing is impossible to God. Don’t get me wrong! God is powerful. But in the Bible, I haven't read anything about salvation through music. Nevertheless, I’ve never met someone saved through a song. I witnessed salvation through the preaching of the word of God confirmed by the Holy Ghost’s power. I've seen churches praying and fasting days before any gospel crusades

 Did Christian singers do the same?


Mark 16:20“Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.”

 Did signs and wonders follow the performance of Christian singers? 


Romans 10:17: So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”


Are we hearing biblical messages in contemporary Christian songs on the radio, today? Is the Gospel preached during the Grammy, Emi, Dove and other Award ceremonies? Did they testify the greatness of God during those events? Or are they promoting themselves? Their own agenda? Are they just targeting the Christian audience? Or is it a good-news-man-made-positive message?  I am just asking…
 
1 Corinthians 1:23:“but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (New American Standard Bible Version)

Were these Christian artists praised by the world? Were they entertaining us in a "Christian" way? Did Christian songs save people in night clubs?  Were Christian singers free to express their belief within the music industry? I am just asking...

I remember that in Ephesians chapter 5 verses 19, the Apostle Paul encouraged us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and “speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord."

In this passage, Christians are encouraged to sing to God. To be filled with Holy Spirit’s joy and praise. Here, music and songs are towards God. To be grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ. It is not about entertainment. Not to become famous in the mainstream media. Music and songs should be all about God's glory according to the Bible.

 Matthiew 28:18-20: (King James Version) "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Long story short, Jesus saves through His Holy Spirit only.

But if you were saved through a Christian song, please feel free to share your testimony. It will be helpful to hear that. I would be glad to hear it. You'd prove me that I could be wrong. God bless!

By Benebr


Friday, 22 July 2016

Alerte! Tornades au Manitoba!

Hier, la peur de ma vie!
Le 20 juillet 2016 à Winnipeg.
Tempête du siècle. Date inoubliable!
Oui je sais j'exagère...
Des tornades enragées détruisirent des logements,
Terrifièrent des habitants déjà aux abois,
Arrachèrent des maisons de leur fondation,
Balancèrent des voitures n'importe où,
Sans merci, tranchèrent des arbres,
Pulvérisèrent des poteaux électriques...
Le climat était de mauvais poil!




Je n'ai jamais vu de tornades.
Je ne veux pas en voir!
L'approche de la calamité,
M'a rendu sage,
J'ai confessé tous mes péchés de la journée!
Éternel, souviens-toi de moi!
Murmurais-je, impressionnée,
Par ce ciel en colère.
Si la mort frappe,
Je veux être prête à rencontrer mon Seigneur!
Pas le temps de plaisanter,
Mon éternité est en jeux!

Psaume 146:2-5 "Je louerai l'Éternel tant que je vivrai, Je célébrerai mon Dieu tant que j'existerai. Ne vous confiez pas aux grands, Aux fils de l'homme, qui ne peuvent sauver. Leur souffle s'en va, ils rentrent dans la terre, Et ce même jour leurs desseins périssent.
Heureux celui qui a pour secours le Dieu de Jacob, Qui met son espoir en l'Eternel, son Dieu!
" (Version Louis Second)


Le Sang de Jésus m'a couvert.
Rassurée, j'ai espéré en mon Sauveur.
Il m'a exaucé, l'orage est passé.
Gloire à Dieu!

Cette situation me révéla
Que l'approche du malheur,
Réordonna mes priorités.
J'ai compris ma fragilité,
Frêle, mortelle créature,
Fuyant l'inconnu, la douleur et perte matérielle.

Psaume 83:12-18 "Car ils ont dit: Prenons possession des habitations de Dieu. Mon Dieu! rends-les semblables à un tourbillon, comme la balle devant le vent. Comme le feu brule la forêt, et comme la flamme embrase les montagnes, Ainsi poursuis-les par ta tempête, et épouvante-les par ton ouragan. Remplis leurs faces d'ignominie, afin qu'ils cherchent ton nom, Ô Eternel! Qu'ils soient honteux et épouvantés à jamais, qu'ils soient confondus et qu'ils périssent; Et qu'ils sachent que toi seul, dont le nom est l'Eternel, tu es le Tres-Haut sur toute la terre." (Version Darbi)


L'abondance fait oublier Dieu.
La souffrance nous épingle à Dieu

Merci Seigneur d'avoir épargné Winnipeg.
Je n'ai pas eu le courage de prendre autorité,
Sur les éléments déchainés.
Femme de peu de foi...

Marc 4:37-40 "Il s'éleva un grand tourbillon, et les flots se jetaient dans la barque, au point qu'elle se remplissait déjà. Et lui, il dormait à la poupe sur le coussin. Ils le réveillèrent, et lui dirent: Maître, ne t'inquiètes-tu pas de ce que nous périssons? S'étant réveillé, il menaça le vent, et dit à la mer: Silence! tais-toi! Et le vent cessa, et il y eut un grand calme. Puis il leur dit: Pourquoi avez-vous ainsi peur? Comment n'avez-vous point de foi?" (Version Louis Second)
 

Quelque soit mon humeur,
la pression de mes hormones,
la frivolité de mes émotions,
Père, je choisis de t’obéir,
D'un cœur reconnaissant, au nom de Jésus. Amen.


"La pluie et le vent souffleront, 
Satan se déchaînera
Mais maison est en Jésus, 
Je n'aurai jamais jamais peur."

Par Bénébr


Pour écouter le chant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywLLgBYkCJk



Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Praise the Lord!!! God is good all the time!

I moved in my new apartment on Wednesday, June 29, 2016! God is so good! God is good all the time! I love you Lord Jesus! I am so grateful! THANK YOU!

I was so worried about my moving. I called the caretaker on Monday, June 27, 2016. She said that the tenant was still in the apartment. Actually she didn't sign any moving out report, yet. What?? But I have to leave my apart in 2 days!! What would happen to me? I had nowhere to go! Lost in my thoughts, I felt the fear, progressively, took hold of me. Adrenaline rush throughout my body, I couldn't think straight anymore. I didn't have family here in Canada. My siblings lived in France. Most of my relatives were scattered all over Europe. Some of them stayed in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast - West Africa).
Nevertheless this time, something shift in the atmosphere. God's hands were working for my good. The caretaker took my phone number (boy...it was a huge step). She called me back 5 min later. She asked: when can you come to get the keys?

Hurrah!!!! God is faithful. My brothers and sisters in Christ have been praying for me daily. God was pleased to see them carry out my burden. Helping each other is the meaning of the Christian life. John 13:35 "This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (International Standard Version)

I met with the caretaker on Tuesday afternoon. I wasn't thrilled by the very dirty apartment.  :(   But at least, I had a roof over my head. What a relief! The ideas of stocking my furniture in a storage room and sleeping at my friends'house were not appealing. An independent person like me needed its own place. It sounds selfish... I know. New obstacle: the caretaker didn't want me to move in after 6 pm. Really? How come? I asked my friends to help me, all of them worked during the day.

Why is she so complicated?

Romans 5:1-5 "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." (English Standard Version).

To tell you the truth, I wasn't rejoicing at all. But I kept proclaiming that I trust God. "God you always helped me during my trials, you would never forsake me or leave me alone... and you won't start doing so now!". Living in Canada for more than 4 years, strengthened my faith. I deeply grew in my relationship with the Lord.

I don't have answers on many things. But now, I know that I know that all my trust is in You, Lord! John 6:67-38 "Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (King James Version)

Our God is powerful! Do you trust Him? Please feel free to share your experience: how God answered your prayers. I would love to hear it. 

By Benebr