Entries by Hiwot M

Resurrection

Even though Adam’s body was decomposing and rotting in the grave with its power revoked for a while, he was able to gain power and conquer death because it inseparably became one with the nature of the Deity afterwards. Christ suffered in the flesh and went to the grave, He beat death with His Deity and Divine authority and made the flesh with which He inseparably united victorious. By wearing man’s flesh which was humiliated, scorned, and crushed, He took man back to his place of dignity and honored him.

“Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)

Washing hands, prohibiting contingence and keeping distances from throng sophistication as such are labeled out. Though this might help reduce public pressure and the degree of expansion of the virus, yet it is likely to kill more lives; and thus, all who are the in the eyes of the LORD, shall look up to the sky and pray for mercy as this is a plagues out of GOD’s rage. Being the result of our sin, people’s soul surviving reckoning on the will of repentance; or else, as it is written, “Only you have I known from all the clans of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.” (Amos 3:2) Washing our hands might seem to help feel like we are clean, but the real meaning and value of it is to cleanse from sin. Just like stated in the Holy Bible, “Cleanse your hands, you sinners and purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8)

“Oh LORD, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” (Mark 9:25)

The world’s powerful leaders of this generation have come to believe of GOD’s presence and raise their eye up to the heaven. Countries like Russia, America and Ethiopia sprayed Holy Water and burned incense in their capital cities as well as vital places. Church Ministers, Priest and Deacons have been engaged in this liturgy, hoping GOD will turn his anger into his mercy. Just as it’s written in the bible, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen,” (Heb.11:1) faith is our hope.

“O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy burning rage,” (Psalm. 38:1)

Saint David pleading, “O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy burning rage,” (Psalm. 38:1) sequel from his suffering of GOD’s rage. Human’s evil deeds have brought rage upon them, which led to inundation of punishment. Flood, hurricane, drought, famine, plague are the signs of his rage towards heresies and sinners.

 The Great Lent

Amid Apostasy era, LORD Jesus Christ fasted for forty days and nights in the desert to his promise of Adam’s salvation. Holy bible stated the fast as “The Great Lent”. Later than his baptism, LORD Jesus Christ were challenged by enemy Satan, where he was consequently encountering obstacles during his fasting. He faced all the evil and tribulations for our atonement of human race; and hence all Christians in the name of Christianity fast “The Great Lent” for their emancipation of sins and Salvation.

The Fast of Nineveh

Onwards, people in the name of Christianity fast “The fast of Nineveh”, a three-day lent recognized by the Orthodox Incarnation Church, seeking a forgiveness and repentance from GOD. The fasting lasts from Monday to Wednesday, two weeks before the beginning of the Great Lent. This year’s Fast of Nineveh begins on Monday, February 10 and ends February 12,2020.

The Good Shepherd LORD Jesus Christ and His Sheep

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in transient way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of stranger.” (John 10:1-6)

Epiphany

The opening of heaven right after Jesus was baptized indicates that we have been redeemed from Adam’s sin that led to the closure of the heavens through faith in LORD Jesus Christ and baptism. This reveals the spiritual value of Epiphany as an opener of the heavens. (Galatians 3:27).