Justice On The Altar

“Vindicate me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!”  Psalm 43.1

Without faith and obedience we cannot be righteous before the eyes of God.

Although you may be righteous you still have to do your part. Even the righteous experience injustice in their daily lives.

Sometimes injustice remains in our lives because we choose to accept it. If that is the case God cannot help us.

In Luke 18 Jesus tells us about the widow who everyday was at the judge’s door knocking and seeking for her justice. She was so persistent that the judge grew exasperated with her. He thought to himself, “Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.”

The widow persevered in spite of his obstinacy and she prevailed in the end. Likewise we have to practice the same relentless persistence when we approach God.

If you are suffering any injustices, you cannot see justice until you seek it wholeheartedly like the woman in the parable.

You cannot cry out meaninglesly to God asking for help. No, in order for justice to be done you have to use a living, practical faith on the Altar.

Many want justice, but they run away from the altar. For these persons the altar is not joyous but a burden. Hence the reason they never see justice in their lives.

On the contrary they are abused, humiliated and utterly defenseless at times.

The justice of God is only done by faith, and faith does not exist without the altar!

Be blessed!

Mr. Rasheed

Mr RasheedMy name is Rasheed. I used to party, drink and smoke before I came to the church. Late nights and overnights were nothing strange to me. After partying all night I would return home drunk.

At my place of employment I would get into a lot of problems. I would injure myself regularly at my job. Eventually my cousin invited me to the church because of my behaviour. She advised me to come and seek a change in my life.

I used to return home late at nights because of working the night shift. During this time I would watch the Stop Suffering program on the television and do as the pastor instructed. I started attending the addiction therapy and found it to be quite helpful.

I also started doing the chain of prayer, exercised my faith and fought to end all the suffering in my life. I got baptised eventually and my life changed for the better. I am now set free from all addictions and curses and I am now a man of God…………… God has truly blessed me!

Nasha Muhamad

Nasha MuhamaDMy name is Nasha Muhamad. I used to have terrible nightmares and sleepless nights. I used to feel as though something was holding me down at nights regularly. It was so frightening that I spoke to my aunt concerning this.

She advised me to attend the church. I took her advice one Sunday morning and visited the church with her.

I spoke to the pastor and his wife who were very helpful. They both guided me into doing the chain of prayer. As I sat and listened to different persons testify about the miracles God performed in their life, I strongly believed he could do the same for me.

While doing my chain of prayer, I started reading my Bible regularly. I did not accept that my life would remain with sleepless nights. I exercised my faith and finally conquered my problems with the help of God. Today I am free of sleepless nights and nightmares.

My advice to anyone in this same situation, do your chain of prayer and persevere. It works and God will truly bless you!

“…but my heart says yes.”

“I’m not buying cat in bag………..I must sample the goods before……….My heart says yes.” All these are statements used by young persons today in our society as reaons for pre-marital sex. Are these reasons solid? Should we really let our hearts be our guide?

Often times when it comes to sentimental matters we tend to think with our heart and not our heart. We deliberately ignore issues that arise because we “are in love.” If your partner cannot respect the fact that you choose to abstain, do you think that person truly respects you? If you argue non stop, do you think this will change after marriage? If your partner lies and cheats during courtship why would they change after you live together?

If we use our intelligence and reason then we would understand that these are behavioural patterns that should cause us to be alarmed. It would not be wise to insist on a relationship with a person who displays these flagrant signs.

Instead isn’t it better to be patient now for a little while, than to suffer for the rest of your life! Remember the counsel of the bible in Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”


The Canaanites were enemies of the Jews, they had a different faith and practice. This Canaanite woman had heard about Jesus and the miracles he performed. Since her daughter was ill she needed a miracle urgently. The bible gives this account of the Canaanite woman, “But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!”  And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”  But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”

With these harsh words from Jesus one would expect her to be offended and allow her feelings to defeat her. Imagine your reaction to these words! Giving up might have been your first option. Instead she persevered because she knew that Jesus was her only option. The Lord Jesus was so surprised by her faith that he blessed her immediately.

As women we can be very “sentimental creatures.” One minute we are in the faith …….shortly after everything falls apart. Why? Simple, we allow our emotions to extinguish our faith. How many persons have allowed theirself to be taken out of the faith because of little things? Perhaps we were rebuked or even treated in an impolite manner. These occurences were enough to cause us to miss our blessings.

As women we need to practice living by faith. We need to be resistant against anything that threatens to take our attention from our Lord Jesus Christ. In the words of the Caribbean people we need to have a “duck’s back.” What do I mean? If criticisms, harsh words, insults etc are like water of a duck’s back to us, then they will not affect us at all. Nothing affects the back of a duck!



“Follow your Heart”

It is a constant struggle for young people between the heart and the mind. Often times we are tempted to “follow our heart.” The heart functions with blind emotions. The mind however speaks through our conscience and functions with reason. Time after time, when we succumb to our emotions, we are left with major scars.

But some may argue as young people we are bombarded with “follow your heart” slogans from the media.

In our island the numbers of teenage pregnancy and teenage suicides have skyrocketed! Why? It is quite obvious! Decisions made by the heart …………….teenagers in love, have unprotected sex, pregnancy results, boy disappears…………………etc etc, time and time again we observe this.

Of course we will never be perfect but if we try to think with our minds and not our emotions and desires we can obey the Word of God.

No matter what your mistakes are, God says, “If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

God in all his mercy is saying to us he can make all things new, once we use our intelligent faith in Him. As youths let us walk with Jesus wherever we go!

 Clean Heart

As girls we tend to be a bit sensitive. Cleaning our hearts is sometimes a difficult task for us.

There is something that we would do well to understand. Satan works in the heart very easily. He uses people’s words and their actions so that he can create enmity in our heart.

The devil wants to ensure that our heart is full of contempt, unforgiveness, anger, jealousy etc. He knows that having a heart like this will make us weak and vulnerable to his attacks.

It is extremely important that we be able to recognize him and his wiles in any situation. Our heart is his target. It is for this especially as women, that we should clean our heart daily.

Imagine not having a bath every day. What would be the state of your body after five days? Yuck! Similarly with the heart, it needs to be cleaned every day. No grudges can be left there.

Let us not give the devil any entrance into our hearts! Keep it clean!!!!!!

Blessed Words

Do you know what power your words possess as a mother?

God created the whole world by uttering some words. Imagine that!

It stands to reason then that our children’s lives can indeed be shaped on our words.

As a mother when we acknowledge that we are blessed with the power to speak life into our children it is an awesome responsibility. Automatically we should utilise this authority to project a brilliant future for our children.

Our words can either be a blessing or a curse to our future lineage.  It is for this reason that we must think carefully about the words we utter.

Let us use our God-given weapon of words to uplift and shape our children into men and women of God!

All that Glitters is not Gold

Usually when we think about bad people, uppermost in our minds will be murderers, thieves, child abusers and other heinous offenders. However there is a lot more malicious evil in the world that we do not see.

There are individuals who are profoundly evil but are hidden amongst us. Their only objective is to prevent others from achieving their goals. These persons are not kind and love to brag about themselves.

They pretend to be caring but in reality are selfish. While they may not have the title of murderers etc. they are criminals as well. They destroy the minds and well being of their so-called friends. Actually many of them suffer from self loathe. Owing to this they encourage you to do the same.

We have to watch out for these “silent criminals.” In the words of an old saying “All that glitters is not gold.” The attractive appearance of someone is not a reliable indication of their true nature.

Guard your friendship closely, not everyone has merit to be your ally.

The Truth

The hardest thing in the world to accept is the ……..TRUTH!

For some of you just reading the above line may have been difficult or offensive.

Every individual may not be ready to hear, much less accept the truth. A person has to humble themselves in order to accept it. The person who said “The truth hurts” was absolutely correct. It does! But does that mean that knowing the truth is bad?

Of course not! When someone tells you something that feels like they have left a knife in your side, did you ever stop to consider if the person is absolutely correct? Instead of acting with your emotions did you use your intelligence to analyse the situation? Did you receive the rebuke with humility?

Your reaction is what matters. If you were not humble enough to accept the truth …….how do you expect to develop yourself?

The offense and hurt you feel towards the person should in fact be directed towards the problem. You should be revolted with the problem enough to ensure it is not prolonged or does not recur.

Start analysing yourself. Correct your mistakes……….face the truth and move on. After all no one is perfect!