Kiwi Maranatha Charitable Trust

Clive

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Transformed

Transformed

There the house stood, buried in a dense forest of decades of neglect, there was a house somewhere in amongst the dense undergrowth, large trees, and even ivy grew up trees, and was crawling out through and under everything.  Great trees grew up hard against the house, just missing the spouting, which had rotted and fallen off years ago, and then large limbs grew up, way up leaning over on the roof, drinking up the sunshine and trying to get away from the dense undergrowth around, and hiding even more the house in a sea of green mature… Continue reading

Sun Down

Sun Down

Here is a term that sort of has a connotation to “The Bad ole Wild West,” when you expect something untoward was about to happen, and often did.  We can at times dread the arrival of something, and it is often worse in thought than in reality.  Ephesians 4:23-27 “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. … Continue reading

Scammed

Scammed

There she was, busily trying to get some important computer work done just before all the family drifted back in for food and care, the phone rang, and the nice polite man on the line compassionately advised her that there were people trying to hack into her Computer.   The very polite man declared that his name was “XXX” from Microsoft, and that we have recognised your computer is very sluggish on line and will only get worse over time …but a simple fix to speed up your browsing speed that normally cost between 100 – 200 dollars… … Continue reading

Love-It or Leave-It

Love-it or Leave-it

 

It has been said once, that; “Eve was the Mother of Mankind – or the Betrayer of Mankind.”  It sounds a bit harsh, but there is a whole lot of reality hidden within the concept, but how goes it with you and I, are we a little bit selfish and controlling, quick with the tongue to oppress others with a “Lecture” or some other juicy morsel and embellished “Gossip” or does our “Christianity” and Compassion flow strongly through, with love and compassion, care about our Fellow-Man by “Walking the Walk and in Talking the Talk?”… Continue reading

The Gourd

The Gourd

We have this old story in Jonah 4:1-11 “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.  And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, [was] not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou [art] a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.  Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for [it is] better for me to die than to live.… Continue reading

What can I Get?

What can I get?

In our daily lives, we are constantly barraged by two conflicting extremes of emotions, “What can I get?” and “What can I give?” We so often live in “What’s in it for me?”  When we look at “the lust of the Flesh,” it is all about “What’s in it for me?” and “What can I get?” “What can I possess?” as it is all about our Flesh and being a “Consumer” as everything that I can get hold of is all for “Me.”  We so often are all about beating others down, by words,… Continue reading

Be Perfect

Be Perfect

We have this admonition from our Lord Jesus Christ; Matthew 5:48 “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  Now lots of people place this as something far out in the future, one day out there somewhere I will arrive, or when we all get to Heaven.  Yet there are still others that perceive this “Perfection” as something that you arrive at, sort of like an “Airport,” “I have arrived” and “I have attained,” the search and the journey is now all over.

Scripture is amazing, as everything “Spiritual” has… Continue reading

My Dear Child

My Dear Child

I am so very sorry that the people that you are interacting with, and they are my very own children, and they are treating you so very badly.  Just remember, you cannot control them, nor can you control how they act and how they speak.  I am God, I am above and over all things, and yet even I cannot control them, or control their irrational out-bursts, so what chance do you ever stand, of advising and of correcting them?  All I ask is for you to be so very tender and patient with… Continue reading

I Really Love You

I Really Love You

My Child, you may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1).  I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139:2).  I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3).  Even the hairs of your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31).  For you are made in My Image (Genesis 1:27).  In me you live and move and have your being, for you are My offspring (Acts 17:28).  I knew you before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5).  I chose you when I planned creation… Continue reading

Love in any Language

Love in any Language

Sandi Patti sings this song, and it is on YouTube, and the chorus is as follows; “Love in any language, straight from the heart, Pulls us all together, never apart, And once we learn to speak it, all the world will hear, Love in any language, fluently spoken here.”  It is so true, “Love” is an action and a function, it is the doing and the caring for others around us, it is caring and compassion for both friend and neighbour, Love is wide and broad, deep and high.

Matthew 22:37-39 “Jesus said; “Love the… Continue reading

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