FAITH || 2 THINGS I JUST DISCOVERED IN THE BIBLE

Hello Royalty.

Yessss! It is so good to be back writing to you at this time. Today’s post will be as straightforward as possible. Over the past few weeks, I have had different types of revelation from Scriptures – some directly in Word Study and some from my current book read – things which I never saw before, but things which I see now. Today, I am sharing all of this with you, because it will be unfair to keep so  much goodness away from you!

First Discovery:

What I am about to share is something I learnt from Jentezen Franklin’s book The Spirit of Python: Exposing Satan’s Plan to Squeeze the Life Out of You. This book is the dealbreaker for a shallow Christian walk. It is my new recommendation to every believer around me. You get to know and see things which you thought were of no significance. Speaking of significance, did you know that doubt could be a very deadly thing? On page 65 of this book, the writer talks about “The Snake Egg of Doubt”, with an already explained conception of the devil as a snake, precisely a python. Doubt is not paid so much attention to in our world today. In fact, people think you are smart when you doubt. However, as a believer, the devil uses this device to keep you off God’s plan for your life.

Pastor Jentezen brings to our notice that the first question mark in the Bible did not come from God. Check Genesis 3:1. It reads, “Did God really say you must not eat of any of the fruit trees in the garden?” That’s how the devil creeps up to our minds – e.g. “Does God really answer your prayers?” “Does He really care?” When he succeeds in filling your minds with such questions, you begin to steer away from God’s plan for you and before you know it, you are far from God, confused, miserable and filled with questions of doubt and answers of depression.

However, we are taught what to do by Jesus, because when Satan comes up to Jesus in Matthew 4, he says, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” This can also be read as, “Are you really the Son of God?” Jesus does not say, “Yes, I’ll prove to you I am the Son of God by turning all the stones of the world into bread.” He says, “It is written!” As Pastor Jentezen says, Jesus took Satan’s question of “Has God said?” and turned it into a declaration of “God has said!” – decree over doubt!

Second Discovery:

One of those days, while having my Word Study sessions, I stumbled upon 2 Corinthians 5:7 in the Amplified Version. It says, “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor, thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.” Now, I have read this verse many times and I have quite an understanding of what it means. However, the word “regulate” struck me this time around. When a machine is regulated, we mean it is controlled, normalized, balanced etc. In essence, what the Bible connotes is that we become normal when we walk by faith and not by sight. So, even though it is possible that we are very much likely to be moved by the things we see or the things which happen around us, we gain our balance and normalcy when we choose the path of faith. We are NORMAL when we follow the God of the Bible and not the god of our feelings!

I wanted to make this “3 Things I discovered in the Bible”, but I do not want it to be too long, so we would talk about the rest some other time. For now, I hope these discoveries have become discoveries for you too! And what have you recently discovered? Do not keep it to yourself! Please type in the comment section. Let us learn and grow together.

Thank you for reading up till this point. Next blogpost will be this Friday.

In other news, I had a great weekend. Do you follow me on Instagram? That is a platform to keep up with me on a daily basis (especially via InstaStories).

DO have a splendid week!

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Goodbye Royalty,

With Overflowing Love,

Alexandra Zion.

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Christocentric. Academic. Writer. Poet

6 Comments

  1. Hey Alex!
    I’m so ashamed that I’m just reading this post now.
    But lately, what I’ve learnt is that God loves me very much. It came to me again when I was thinking about a message I got lately that made me happy and the person said “my love for you is out of this world” and then the Holy spirit said “If you feel this happy about what man said, how should you feel about God’s love for you?”

  2. Hey Alexandria! This is what I got some weeks back concerning Numbers 21:

    ZELOPHEHAD’S DAUGHTERS
    In Numbers Chapter 21 verses 1 through 11, we learn of a story of five sisters Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. They were daughters of Zelophehad a man who had no son before he died. At that point in their lives, Moses was dividing the inheritance of the Israelites as God commanded him. Moses however was sharing the inheritance according to sons and not daughters. The five sisters were unsettled with Moses’ decision because they had no brother and hence are not eligible for the inheritance. This is what they said:

    “Why should our father’s name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father’s relatives”

    You see this is a problem I feel people have in life. They always underestimate themselves and cancel their names out of an equation that is not yet finished. When people discover that they are not worth the effort they fall back, when they feel there is a wave of rejection crashing they crash out first. These five sisters were demanding for what could have had them rebuked, stoned or possibly killed if they were not careful. They were living in a time when there were very few women with roles of leadership to make decisions. Women were more of children basket than functional human beings but still they demanded for an inheritance. We tend to see people these days just shying away from the deepest burdens in their heart. Do you know that it is better to tell yourself ‘I regret doing that than to say I wish I did that?’ This was how God responded:

    “What Zelophehad’s daughters are saying is right. You must certainly give them property as an inheritance among their father’s inheritance over to them”

    When you take bold steps even God would support you! If you confront a person in the right way, take a step to talk to those individual strongholds in your life, you might as well come out victorious. God told Moses he must certainly give them what they demand. From this I learnt that God never made women to be in the shadows. They have a voice too, one that matters to make effective changes. Now see what God said in addition:

    “If a man dies and leaves no son, give his inheritance over to his daughter”

    I believe that women’s rights started right there. You do not have to make a big scene to make a change; you just have to choose the right words and actions. Imagine if these sisters never came forward to demand, women might still be under more male burden. Imagine if you don’t demand for your own change in your life, you might still be under people’s burden. You don’t owe anyone anything. Live your life the way God wants you to.

  3. This is beautiful Alex. Don’t stay away from the blog for more than a day please!
    What have I learned recently? I have been reading a book sha. Hungry for more of Jesus by David Wilkerson. Just 2 chapters gone and I have come to understand that we need a daily dose of the Word. A daily dose. Yesterday’s dose was for yesterday. We need to feed daily.

    Ehmm that’s it. Keep up the good work dear. May your ink never run dry. God bless you

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