Atonement of Jesus: 10 Benefits and the Power for Your Life

Atonement of Jesus: 10 Benefits and the Power for Your Life

Atonement of Jesus Christ was the final New Testament plan of the Almighty LORD to put an end to the separation between HIM and everyone because the Old Testament sacrifices were not sustainable.

Have you ever thought of permanent freedom from sin? Did you find it difficult to believe that GOD can relate to you like a Father to His child? Today’s message about atonement of Jesus Christ will broaden your spiritual understanding about the power in the Blood of Jesus Christ.

What is Atonement of Jesus Christ?

To “atone for” means to make amendments. So, Jesus Christ played a vital role in changing our cursed status to blessings. The shedding of Jesus Christ’s blood on the cross and His death atones for our spiritual death and gives us eternal relationship with the LORD.

Atonement was GOD’s plan after the spiritual death of Adam in the Garden of Eden.

“…but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die…” (Genesis 2:17)

The LORD gave the commandment of Atonement to Moses:

“The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal.” …

“This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you…” (Leviticus 16: 27-30)

At one point the LORD reached the conclusion that the sinless human sacrifice would put an end to the grievous power of sin bonded on everyone and that is the atonement of Jesus Christ.  

How Was the Atonement of Jesus Done?

Hmm, it was not an easy task of sacrifice for Jesus Christ. Shedding His blood to deliver us from the stronghold of sin is a tough decision. His death and resurrection give us the freedom from the shackles of sin.

The atonement of Jesus Christ involved the following process:

1. When no one in heaven could volunteer He made the choice to come.

“Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.” (John 7:28)

2. He lived a sinless life among sinners and taught us the holy path to follow.

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)

3. Jesus felt great pity for Himself and for us too.

“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose, I came to this hour.” (John 12:27)

4. He went through unexplainable emotional pain when lifting the burden of sin.

“And being in agony He prayed more earnestly. And His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44)

5. Jesus Christ was arrested like a criminal so He can lift the sin placed on Him at the Mount of Olives to the cross.

“Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.” (John 18:12)

6. He was put to public shame when His robe was pulled off and nearly naked. Jesus admitted our eternal shame at that moment.

“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.””

7. Christ was mocked and flogged. The significance is to save us from eternal mockery and punishment into eternal fire.

“Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him…And when they had mocked Him… led Him out to crucify Him.” (Mark 15:19-20)

8. Jesus Christ was laid and nailed to the cross carrying the burden of sin with Him.

9. At that moment His body on the cross was raised up like a sacrifice on the high altar and His blood that dripped to the earth was the greatest sacrifice done forever.

10. The LORD forsook Him at that moment so Jesus could lift the burden of sin as a wholesome sacrifice.

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”” (Mark 15:34)

11. Blood from His body that dropped to the earth is a significant part of the sacrifice that pleases God to cleanse our sins permanently.

12. Jesus Christ died on the Cross like a sacrificial lamb so that the power of sin could be dead in us. Atonement of Jesus is immeasurable!

13. He resurrects on the third day after defeating the forces of sin and death!

“He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 25:8)

The atonement of Jesus Christ will work for you if you believe in Him and obey His teachings. And you will enjoy a holy and powerful life of victory on earth and in Heaven.

7 Bible Verses About the Atonement of Jesus Christ

1. “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” (Hebrew 9:12)

2. “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.” (1Peter 2:24)

3. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

4. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.” (1Peter 3:18)

5. “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)

6. “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)

7. “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18)

10 Benefits of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

1. Reconciliation with God: Through Jesus’ atonement, we are reconciled to God. The barrier of sin that separates us from God is removed, and you can have a restored relationship with the LORD.

2. Forgiveness of Sins: Atonement of Jesus provides forgiveness for sins. You can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from your transgressions.

3. Justification: Christians are justified before God through the atonement of Jesus Christ, and you are declared righteous in God’s sight, not because of your merits, but because of the work of Christ on the cross.

4. Redemption: Jesus’ atonement buys you back from slavery to sin and its consequences. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, you are set free from the power of sin and its eternal consequences.

5. Adoption into God’s Family: You join the children of God and have all the rights and privileges of being part of God’s household.

6. Access to God’s Presence: The atonement of Jesus grants you access to God’s presence. The veil that separated the Holy of Holies in the temple was torn in two when Jesus died, symbolizing that through His sacrifice, you now have direct access to God.

7. Empowerment by the Holy Spirit: Through Jesus’ atonement, you receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in you, empowering you to live a life that is pleasing to God and enabling you to bear spiritual fruits.

8. Victory over the Enemy: The atonement of Jesus Christ brings victory over your enemies. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus defeated sin, death, and the devil. So, you can now walk in the victory that Jesus Christ has already won.

9. Transformation: Through Jesus’ atonement, you will experience transformation. The power of the Holy Spirit works within you to conform you to the image of Christ, producing godly character and enabling you to live a life that is pleasing to God.

10. Eternal Life: Through faith in Jesus Christ, you have the assurance of spending eternity with God in heaven, where there will be no more pain, suffering, or death.

The atonement of Jesus was a bloody sacrifice and a powerful influence of resurrection meant to deliver you and I from the bondage of sin and to reconcile us to the Almighty LORD forever.

I admonish you to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ and your obedience to His commandments will make you enjoy forever and save you from eternal condemnation to lake of fire.

Jesus Christ says: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes on Him who sent Me has everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)

Christian Disciple: 10 Helpful Steps Towards Discipleship!

Christian Disciple: 10 Helpful Steps Towards Discipleship!

Christian disciple is a status that involves your readiness to pay a huge price to discipline yourself to behave like Jesus Christ and follow His command in all circumstances of your life.

There is a strange error in our generation whereby there are many ‘Christian church goers’ but fewer Christian disciples. This article will be an eye-opener to the process of Christian discipleship and help you to know the right steps to take to become a Christian disciple that pleases the LORD.

7 Interesting Quotes on Christian Disciple

1. “The Christian life is the discipled life and the discipling life.”

― Mark Dever

2. “To be a disciple is to be committed to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and committed to following Him every day. To be a disciple is also to be disciplined in our bodies, minds, and souls.”

― Billy Graham

3. “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.”

 ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

4. “Until you have given up yourself to Him you will not have a real self…”

 –C.S. Lewis

5. “Discipleship entails a life of total self-denial, a humble disposition towards others, a whole-hearted devotion to the Lord alone, a willingness to obey His commands in everything, an eagerness to sense Him even in His absence, and a motivation that comes from knowing He is well pleased.”

– John McArthur

6. “Discipleship isn’t a program or an event; it’s a way of life. It’s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn’t for beginners alone; it’s for all believers for every day of their life.”

―Bill Hull

7. “Discipleship is not an option. Jesus says that if anyone would come after me, he must follow me.”

Tim Keller

What is the Meaning of Christian Discipleship?

Christian discipleship is an active spiritual training of a genuine Christian who is ready to obey ALL teachings of Jesus Christ and to submit to ALL instructions given by the Holy Spirit so you can be like Jesus Christ.

It’s a lifestyle that involves comparing your thoughts, feelings and actions with the Word of God and His Revelations to you.

A Christian disciple is a God-fearing person who studies the Bible daily, obey the commandments of the LORD through Jesus Christ and prays to God consistently.

Followers of Jesus Christ love God unconditionally and the people around them such that they do everything to share the Gospel of Salvation.

Christian discipleship means Christian disciple obeying teachings of Jesus Christ through the tutoring of the Holy Spirit to become like Jesus Christ!

4 Major Cost to Become a Christian Disciple

“Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “if anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”

“And whoever does not bear his cross and comes after Me cannot be My disciple.”

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it… “lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, “saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish…”

“So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” (Luke Chapter 14:25-33)

Hmm, from Jesus’ statement above it shows that it is possible to start a Christian race and not finish well if such Christian disciple did not count the cost involved. This implies that Salvation is free, but Discipleship is not!

Cost 1: Don’t love anyone or yourself more than Jesus Christ!

The First Love in your life must be for the LORD. So, Jehovah should be the love of your life and any other love you have must fall under the First Love. No one, not yourself and nothing in your life must you take above your love for the LORD.

Cost 2: Take Responsibility for your tasks in life!

A Christian disciple does not give excuse, procrastinate, or expect Jesus Christ to come and do your own tasks. Followers of Jesus Christ are not lazy so you must bear your cross daily.

You don’t commit deliberate sins and tell God to overlook them or to blame the devil for your carelessness.

Cost 3: Follow Jesus Christ Every day!

You cannot make any independent decision without the approval of the LORD. So, every step you take and every action you do must be according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

You don’t have the freedom to follow popular worldly styles or church doctrines and regulations which cannot be found in Jesus’s teachings. You won’t obey any ‘brilliant advice’ that contradicts the counsel of the Holy Spirit.

Cost 4: Give All Your Possession to the Poor!

Christian disciple is not a tithe giver, you must be ready to share your profits or earnings with the poor people. Followers of Jesus Christ share more than their tithes with the needy (Read Acts chapter 2 and 3).

You are not allowed to accumulate wealth on earth, and you are not allowed to enrich pastors by building mega-churches but to share your wealth with the poor in your community.          

4 Major Stages of Christian Discipleship

1. Stage of Decision Making

Not all Christians are disciples of Jesus Christ, so the first stage for you to become a Christian disciple is to make up your mind to follow Jesus Christ after you have counted the cost of discipleship.

It is a stage you set your mind to be a “Soldier of Christ” with a strong readiness to follow Jesus Christ and never to look back.

2. Stage of Research to Know God

Christian discipleship involves laying a strong spiritual foundation in Jesus Christ after surrendering everything about your life to the LORD.

This stage entails personal bible study from Genesis to Revelation and seeking the Holy Spirit to explain the mind of God related to the passages you read. For more than two decades I have been doing this stage and I am spiritually stronger every day despite the storms.

3. Stage of Yielding Fruits

This stage is consistent because Jesus Christ says by their fruits you shall know them. It is paramount that a Christian disciple obeys all the teachings of Jesus Christ everyday such that your attitude, speech and things you do are different from the unbelievers. Your fruits of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual gifts you have will be profitable to people around you.

4. Stage of Evangelism

This is also a continuous stage because your output in stage 3 will make it easier for you to preach the Gospel of Salvation to people and unbelievers can see and learn from your lifestyle as a genuine follower of Jesus Christ. The core function of a Christian disciple is evangelism and sharing your wealth with the poor.

“Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”” (Matthew 19:21)

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

7 Quality Characteristics of Christian Disciple

1. They don’t trade the fear of GOD to satisfy anyone.

2. Their love for GOD is absolute and they hate worldliness.

3. Christian disciple seek the presence of GOD daily and detest sin.

4. Selfless service to the LORD is their priority and never eye-service.

5. Follower of Jesus Christ believes GOD only and can never be deceived by false doctrines.

6. The watch word of Christian discipleship is ‘Obey GOD and not your appetites’.

7. A Christian disciple worships the LORD and not any man or comfort of this world.

Examples of Christ Follower in the Bible

1. Peter and Andrew

“And Jesus, walking by the Sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” They immediately left their nets and followed Him.” (Matthew 4:18-20)

2. Zacchaeus

“Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold.” (Luke 19:8)

3. Young man who wants to bury father first.

“Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:59-60)

10 Benefits of Christian Discipleship

1. You will have a constant relationship with the Holy Spirit.

2. A Christian disciple wins souls for God’s kingdom.

3. Seeing GOD in His Glorious formation for your holy transformation.

4. Christian discipleship instill humility.

5. You cannot be spiritually deaf or blind, which is the current spiritual pandemic.

6. The spiritual training makes it easy for you to be righteous.

7. You cannot be deceived by science, witchcraft, false prophets, or the devil.

8. Christian disciples are blessed on earth and their greatest blessing is heavenly inheritance.

9. Spiritual victory is consistent.

10. A Christian disciple cannot be defeated by depression because they overcome tribulations through their spiritual strength.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ calls believers to be on track for Christian discipleship, so I encourage you to sustain your status as a Christian disciple.  

7 Deadly Sins: How Christians Can Avoid the Mess!

7 Deadly Sins: How Christians Can Avoid the Mess!

The seven deadly sins are set of behaviours that are considered to be particularly harmful to your spiritual and moral well-being with the LORD. In this sermon, I will explore each of the seven deadly sins and provide tips on how to avoid falling into the traps.

Proverbs chapter 6 verse 16 to 19 says:

“These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood.

A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil.

A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.”

Why Are They Called “Deadly Sins”?

The seven deadly sins, also referred to as capital sins or cardinal sins, are believed to be the foundation of all other sins. These transgressions are considered to be the most dangerous to our spiritual growth and can lead to committing other immoral acts.

The seven deadly sins include pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth, and committing any of these sins can ultimately lead to the destruction of the soul.

The concept of the seven deadly sins has been around for centuries, with roots in early Christian theology. These sins are considered “deadly” because they can lead to spiritual death, separating us from our connection to God.

According to theologian Evagrius, our purpose as spiritual beings is to seek union with God, but indulging in these sins can sever that connection and prevent us from experiencing divine grace.

How to Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins

1. Pride: Practice Humility and Acknowledge Your Limitations

Pride is often considered the most dangerous of the seven deadly sins, as it can lead to arrogance, selfishness, and a lack of empathy for others. To avoid falling into the deadly sins of pride, it’s important to practice humility and acknowledge your limitations.

Recognize the fact that you don’t know everything and that you can learn from others. Be open to feedback and constructive criticism, and strive to be a team player rather than always seeking the spotlight. By practicing humility, the Holy Spirit will be your Counsellor and you can build stronger relationships with those around you.

2. Envy: Focus on Your Own Goals and Accomplishments instead of comparing yourself to others

Envy can make you have a lying tongue, leading to feelings of resentment and bitterness towards others. To avoid falling into the deadly sins of envy, it’s important to focus on your own spiritual and physical goals and accomplishments instead of constantly comparing yourself to others.

Remember that everyone has their own unique journey and path in life, and that success looks different for everyone. Instead of feeling envious of other faithful Christians, use their success as inspiration and motivation to work towards your goals.

Always praise GOD for your accomplishments and being happy about your progress, rather than constantly seeking validation from believers or unbelievers. By focusing on the power of Jesus Christ as you progress on your journey and spiritual growth, you can avoid the negative effects of envy and cultivate a more positive and fulfilling life.

3. Wrath: Learn to Manage Your Anger and Communicate Effectively

Anger is a natural emotion that everyone experiences from time to time, but when it becomes uncontrollable and destructive, it can lead to serious problems, such as shedding innocent blood.

To avoid falling into the deadly sins of wrath, it’s important to learn how to manage your anger and communicate effectively with others. This means taking a step back and assessing the situation before reacting, listening to the response of the Spirit of the LORD in you, and expressing your feelings in a calm and respectful manner.

It’s also important to listen actively to others and try to understand their perspective, rather than immediately becoming defensive or aggressive. By learning to manage your anger and communicate effectively, you can avoid damaging relationships and cultivate more positive and productive interactions with others.

4. Greed: Cultivate Generosity and Gratitude.

Greed is the desire for more and more material possessions, often at the expense of others. To avoid falling into the deadly sins of greed, it’s important to cultivate generosity and gratitude.

This means focusing on what you have, rather than what you lack, and being willing to share your resources with others. You can also practice gratitude by regularly reflecting on the things in your life that you are thankful for.

5. Gluttony: Practice Moderation in all Areas of Your Life.

Gluttony is the excessive consumption of food, drink, drugs or other substances. To avoid the deadly sins of gluttony, it’s important to practice moderation in all areas of your life.

This means not only watching what you eat and drink, but also being mindful of how much time and energy you devote to other activities. It’s okay to indulge in your favourite foods or activities occasionally, but it’s important to maintain balance and not let them consume your life.

By practicing moderation, you can avoid the negative consequences of gluttony and live a healthier, more balanced life.

6. Sloth: Live a Life of Work Plus Faith in the LORD

One of the seven deadly sins is sloth, which is characterized as spiritual laziness, and a tendency towards inactivity, frivolity and neglecting to do good, such as a heart that devises wicked plans. Lazy people won’t hesitate to bear false witness and they are experts in the act of lies.

You can overcome slothfulness by reading the bible daily, practicing the commandments of the LORD, getting your hands busy and be a faithful Christian.     

7. Lust: Always be Conscious of the Presence of GOD in You

Lust is a deadly sin I have suffered from in the past but I am glad the Spirit of the LORD set me free. Unclean sexual desires can destroy you physically, emotionally and spiritually. Lust is a strong weapon of the Devil to crush people to hell!

The best step that gives me victory which can also work for you is to set your mind to have the consciousness that your body belongs to the LORD. Whenever lustful thought fills your heart don’t give-in but ask yourself; what will Jesus Christ do in this situation?

So, always obey the commandment that tells you to flee from temptation. Take your eyes away from seduction and always remember that the Blood of Jesus Christ is so powerful to wash your dirty mind.

First Corinthians chapter 6 verses 18 and 19 says: “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?


Finally, the LORD can forgive you any of the seven deadly sins above. HE told me to go and preach to the world that whosoever is ready to follow His will shall be forgiven no matter how big the sins committed. And the LORD says: “Peace and Mercy will be with those that obey the rules…the rules of holiness!”

10 Commandments of God: A Guide to Living a Righteous Life

10 Commandments of God: A Guide to Living a Righteous Life

Discover the divine principles that guide a righteous life with the 10 Commandments of God. This guide will help you live a life of purpose and holiness.

The 10 Commandments of God are a set of divine principles that have guided Christians for centuries. I have discovered that the commandments provide a moral compass for living a righteous life and offer guidance on how to treat others and honour God. By following these commandments, you can have the right status in God’s presence.

Why did God give the Ten Commandments?

The Ten Commandments are a set of moral and religious laws given by God to the ancient nation of Israel as part of the Mosaic Law. This Law code included over 600 commandments and formed a covenant between God and the Israelites.

The Law was intended to guide the Israelites in their daily lives and prepare them for the coming of the promised Messiah, or Christ. While God promised prosperity to those who obeyed the laws, its ultimate purpose was to lead the Israelites to salvation through faith in Christ.

Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil.” (Matthew 5:17)

Is the Ten Commandments for Christians or the Jews?

The Ten Commandments were given by God to the Israelites. However, this law is embedded in the revised law Jesus Christ presented to us. This law includes all of Jesus’ teachings and instructions for his followers, as outlined in the New Testament.

“Please, don’t fall into the deceit of false preachers who said that you are not under the law so you can behave anyhow you want provided you are a Christian and donate to the church.”

Such false teachers misuse the statement of Paul in his letters. When Paul wrote to the Gentiles that they are not under the law, he meant they are no more under the mosaic laws related to sacrifices and cultural laws. Did you know that despite Paul’s preaching against the laws, he obeyed the same laws when he travelled back to Jerusalem? Acts chapter 21.

So, disobeying the ten commandments recorded in the book of Exodus chapter 20 is not a safe practice for anyone either Christians or Jews.

The Ten Commandments of God and their Significance

1. You shall have no other gods before Me

This commandment is the first and most important of the 10 Commandments of God. It reminds you that you should worship and honour only one God, and not put any other gods or idols before Him.

This means that you should not worship money, power, or material possessions above God. By putting God first in your life, you can find true fulfilment and purpose.

2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth

This commandment of God reminds me that I should not create or worship any physical representations of God or any other deity. It is a reminder that God is beyond human comprehension and cannot be fully represented by any physical object.

This commandment also warns against idolizing material possessions or putting too much importance on physical appearances. Instead, we should focus on cultivating a strong relationship with God and living a life of righteousness.

It’s so strange to me that Catholics exclude this second commandment and their doctrines contradict this God’s commandment.

3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain

This commandment reminds you to treat God’s name with respect and reverence. It is a reminder that God’s name is sacred and should not be used in a disrespectful or frivolous manner.

This includes using God’s name as a curse word or in a way that is meant to deceive or manipulate others. Instead, we should use God’s name in prayer, worship, and in a way that honours and glorifies Him.

4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy

The fourth commandment of God instructs us to set aside the seventh day of the week as a day of rest and worship. This day is known as the Sabbath Saturday.

It is a time to focus on spiritual renewal, spending time with family and friends, and taking a break from the demands of work and daily life.

By honouring the Sabbath, we show our commitment to God and prioritize our spiritual well-being.

5. Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you

The fifth commandment is a reminder to honour and respect your parents. This includes not only biological parents but also those who have acted as parental figures in your lives.

By showing gratitude and respect towards your parents, you acknowledge the sacrifices they have made for you and the love they have shown you throughout your life. This commandment also teaches you the importance of family and the role it plays in shaping your life.

6. You shall not murder

God dislike killings related to abuse of power, envy or hatred. However, this commandment does not hinder you ‘dropping’ your enemies who wage war against you with deadly weapons. God supports ‘holy war’ (you can read about the journey of the Israelites to their promise land) but it is an abomination to the LORD when you kill an unarmed, innocent or helpless person.

7. You shall not commit adultery

This seventh commandment of God is meant to discourage infidelity and promote faithfulness in marriage and relationships. It is painful that this generation has no regards for this rule. Sexual sins amongst married couples are popular in the society leading to multitude of abominations in the land!

8. You shall not steal

This commandment of God is for you to respect the property and possessions of others and to refrain from taking what does not belong to you without permission.

9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour

This means that you should not lie or give false testimony about someone else, as it can harm their reputation and cause them unjust harm. It is important to always speak truthfully and with integrity, even when it may be difficult or uncomfortable.

10. You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s.

Are the Ten Commandments of God useful for Christians today?

The Ten Commandments of God are considered to be a fundamental part of God’s teachings and are still relevant today. By studying them, you can gain insight into God’s thinking and benefit from the reliable principles they are based on.

These principles are timeless and can be found underlying the teachings of the New Testament as well. Therefore, it is important to understand and follow the commandments of God.

According to Jesus Christ, the most important commandments given by God are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbours as ourselves.

These two commandments are the foundation of the entire Mosaic Law, including the ten commandments. While Christians are not required to follow the Mosaic Law, we are still commanded to show love and compassion towards God and our fellow human beings.

I took the ten commandments of God seriously many years ago when I turned away from the devil to follow Jesus Christ and the obedience really strengthened my relationship with the LORD till today.

Are God’s Ten commandments tough to obey?

The commandments of God are not just a set of rules to follow, but a reflection of His goodness and love for you. By obeying these commandments, you show your devotion to Him and your willingness to live a life that honours His teachings.

It is not the commandments that are evil, but you can go astray due to your own power of choice you execute in every decision you make. Ultimately, it is through following God’s commandments that you can find true happiness and fulfilment in life.

I encourage you to obey the ten commandments of God and you will never regret doing so because your Christian lifestyle would be authentic!

Christian Spiritual Struggle; 10 Ways to Overcome Spiritual Stress!

Christian Spiritual Struggle; 10 Ways to Overcome Spiritual Stress!

Christian spiritual struggle means the stressful circumstances encountered by Christians on their spiritual journey with the LORD. All Christians will go through spiritual struggles but thank GOD for the availability of HIS Power that gives victory at the end.

“…strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God…”” (Acts 14:22)

If you are going through a Christian spiritual struggle and you are tired and fed up then today’s message will help you to regain your strength and give you victory in Jesus’ name.

3 Categories of Christian Spiritual Struggle

1. Struggles with the Commandments of the LORD

2. Wrestling with your Self – the carnal nature

3. Tussle with things of this world including people around you

6 Causes of Spiritual Struggles for Christians

1. The LORD wants you to be under HIS rules and regulations.

2. The Devil entices you every day to enjoy his sinful and ‘beautiful’ styles.

3. You are solely responsible for your power of choice.

4. The LORD does not abuse HIS Power on you.

5. The Almighty GOD and the Devil cannot stay together in your heart.

6. You want to enjoy this world but you don’t want to miss Heaven!

7 Signs of Christian Spiritual Tussle

1. You get confused!

2. Not interested doing anything by giving excuses

3. Want to sit on fence by misconception of the Bible

4. Depression

5. Your faith in the LORD starts dropping

6. Emotional imbalance

7. Going through suffering of different forms

10 Ways to Overcome Christian Spiritual Struggle

1. Be Hopeful that you’ll come out strong

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

2. Your strong and steady faith in the LORD is the master key you need

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” (1John 5:4)

3. Let the world hates you and dislike things of the world too

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (John 15:19-21)

4. Have the understanding that to live godly in Christ you will suffer persecution

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12)

5. Endure the spiritual struggles and fight with force because there is a crown for you

If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.” (2 Timothy 2:12)

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:12)

6. Always ask the LORD to dwell in your mind every day

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1John 4:4)

7. Don’t allow the fear to consume you!

“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.”” (1 Peter 3:14)

8. Be spiritually minded

“I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” (Galatians 5:16-17)

9. Christian spiritual struggle cannot be overcome without prayers

Don’t kneel down and start complaining to the LORD. When I found myself in tussles I kneel down and acknowledge the Greatness of the LORD through praise and worship and I receive miracles and victory.

10. Read and meditate the word of GOD every day

The secret of your victory can be discovered in the word of GOD recorded in the Bible. No pastor or prophet have the solution to your spiritual stress so don’t be duped! If you read the Bible with a disciplined heart then the Holy Spirit will communicate to you.


Christian spiritual struggle is not a strange event but it is a circumstance you must overcome through the power from the LORD. Many great men of GOD including Jesus Christ went through spiritual tussles but they overcome by faith and the obedience to the commandments of GOD.

So, I ask you to go through the ten points above and obey them. You would surely share testimonies!