As you may have noticed there have been no posts on this website for the past week or more, this is because I was at a Christian Youth Camp. There were many activities to take part in over the week which included archery, canoeing, wall climbing and others but the main reason for this camp was to have fellowship with other youth and to fellowship with God.
This year I have heard of one young person getting saved and one person being restored unto Christ, his first love once again !
There were daily devotionals and meetings. The theme throughout the week was “Jonah – Running From God, Us – Running For God”
Here we learnt that Jonah was running from Gods will. If we do this we will not get any blessing. Also, Jonah had to be brought back. God will bring us back either the easy way or the hard way. He will bring us back Kicking and Screaming or we can come quietly back to our first love, Christ !
1. Why do Christians run from God ?
1. They don’t want to Obey Gods commandments and the Bible
2. They don’t want to work for God but only make life better for themselves.
3. They are outside Gods will for their life therefore God is not with them and so they have no reason to want to work for Him as they are not walking right with God.
2. You Can Run But You Can’t Hide
God used nature and also the ungodly people on the same boat as Jonah to bring him back to God. Everything in the book of Jonah apart from Jonah obeyed God. God sent the fish. He made the sailers push Jonah overboard. God sent the wind which woke Jonah from his spiritual sleep.
Repent or God WILL bring you back.
Acknowledge that you have sinned.
Come back to God
Enemies of the Christian
1. The World – James 4 v 4
2. The Flesh – Galatians 5 v 18 – 25
3. The Devil – Throughout the Bible (Matt 4 v 1, Acts 10 v 38, Rev 12 v 9 & 1 Peter 5 v 8 etc)
The Battle Plan Against Our Enemies
World – 1 John 4 v 4 “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”
Flesh – Galatians 5 v 16 “Walk in the Spirit”
Devil – James 4 v 7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Last week was a great week full of blessing. The speakers were Mr. Ryan McKee and Rev. I Harris. This past week has been a real blessing and I am thankful of those who got saved and restored back to God.
For Such A Time As This – Ask For Blessing and God Will Give it to You