© August 23, 2018| Schulter Etyang Pay them back, Lord, for all the evil they have done. Give them hard and stubborn hearts, and then let your curse fall on them! Chase them down in your anger, destroying them beneath the Lord’s heavens. Lamentations 3:64-66 (NLT) Jeremiah, in this lament, ends by asking God to get back at his enemies – Give them hard and stubborn hearts, and then let your curse fall on them! Chase them down in your anger, destroying them beneath the Lord’s heavens. Bad hey? Yes. I wouldn’t want to be his enemy.
© August 14, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Hey, whose kids do you love? Yours or your neighbours? Yours or your sister’s kids? Yours or your best friend’s kids? The answer is obvious. You love your own kids more than even your own relative’s kids. Parents who say that they love other kids as much as their own, usually, are trying to overemphasize a point. The truth is that we love our own more than others. And yes, your kids are naughty most times. They disobey and disregard your instructions, but, you have never thought of disowning or discarding them.
© August 13, 2018 | Schulter Etyang I had a dream last night. I was invited to speak to a group of people about grace. I spoke at length, although I cannot remember the exact words. But I was speaking about grace and human effort and how Jesus has done it all for us. All we need to do is to receive what he has done for us. It was something along those lines. After I was done speaking, a great debate, almost chaotic scenes ensued. People began questioning, whether what I had spoken about grace, was license to sin. They asked, don’t we have anything to do? What is our part? You mean Christianity is about “doing nothing?” We need to do something, they contended. In the dream, there was a huge uproar against what I had taught.
© August 8, 2018 | Schulter Etyang In my view, these are the scariest and most devastating verses in the Old Testament. Jeremiah 15:1-2 (NKJV) Then the Lord said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. And it shall be, if they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you shall tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Such as are for death, to death; And such as are for the sword, to the sword; And such as are for the famine, to the famine; And such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.” If I were a Jew, these words would have devastated me. I would have broken out in a cold sweat. A chilling shiver would run down my spine.
© August 1, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Jeremiah 11:3-5 (NLT) This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Cursed is anyone who does not obey the terms of my covenant! For I said to your ancestors when I brought them out of the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt, “If you obey me and do whatever I command you, then you will be my people, and I will be your God.” I said this so I could keep my promise to your ancestors to give you a land flowing with milk and honey—the land you live in today.’” Then I replied, “Amen, Lord! May it be so.” Which covenant is this? It is the Old Covenant, the law of Moses given to the nation of Israel in Exodus 20 NLT.