“Redeeming the Time” (Ephesians 5:16)

Christians are to walk in light while the world is in darkness. We are to rise from the sleep of death in which the world slumbers, coming to life and receiving the light of Christ shining upon us; and it’s in this context that Apostle Paul said, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16)

Admiral

On the day, Lord Jesus Christ said to the disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side”; they left the multitude with him, even as he was in the ship along with other small boats…..

Notice from Mahibere Kidusan about the attack on Christians in the Oromia Region

Mahibere Kidusan necessitate in issuing this notice in reminding the Government about the Ethiopian Orthodox Incarnation Church of the recent attack on Christians in the Oromia Regional State by the Regional Government’s Communication Bureau and to reconsider the association’s position. In a statement on the attack on the Orthodox Christians, Holy Church stated the truth as…

“Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD” (Psalm 34:11)

Prophet David, in this latter part of the psalm, undertakes to teach children. Though a man of war, and anointed to be King, he did not think it below him; now that he had his head so full of cares and his hands of business, yet he could find heart and time to give good counsel to young people from his own experience. It does not appear that he had now any children of his own, at least any that were grown up to a capacity of being taught; but, by divine inspiration, he instructs the children of his people….

“Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them” (Matthew 6:1)

Foremost, in the Holy Church, when we put money into the alms- chest; we shall know only to righteously give for only HE has the will to know. Alms shall not be given to the needy unaware of whom we bestowed; nor does the poor man know of whom he receives; for, behold, this is deed for the sake of alms.

“Diligently pray; lest you enter temptation” (Matthew 26:31)

Any human who is deprived by temptation is easily to sin; and so, foremost, we must pray. As King David the Psalmist said, “Seven times a day I praise you, because of your righteous judgments”, we shall keep the seven times of prayers.

“Beware of the three cords of doom!” Abune Tekle Haimanot

Pride, Jealousy and Haughty, the three cords of doom lead humans to spiritual failure. Written on Proverb 16:18, “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Pride is what led to sinning. Righteous as he is, our father Abune Tekle Haimanot’s diligence within the monastery of Abba Bteselote Michael for ten years led to the servile in seeking their blessing and advice. He instructed them to, “Make virtue of patience, humility and the fear of God; These three things lead to eternal life. Beware that the three cords of doom that drag you down to the depths of the forest do not make you jealous, arrogant and conceited.”

“Fear sin but not death” Saint Jared

Death have no power over us, if not we lack faith. We shall win our fear and anxiety to exceed in life. Pain and sorrow are bearable, but the suffering of soul in hell is not. Tough, we are recently facing death due to the cureless disease Corona, it is better to await for soul cure and eternal life.

“Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as your were taught, and over flowing with thankfulness” (Colossians 2:7)

As a tree strikes its roots deep in the earth, so our faith should strike deep into the doctrine respecting the Savior. “Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as your were taught, and over flowing with thankfulness”, And established in the faith, as ye have been taught;To wit, by the founders of the church, and by those faithful ministers who had succeeded them;  Abounding therein with thanksgiving – Expressing overflowing thanks to God that you have been made acquainted with truths so precious and glorious. If there is anything for which we ought to be thankful, it is for the knowledge of the great truths respecting our Lord and Savior.

Let us have lenient heart

Our heart’s desire for Love is its rate of purity and love is lenient. LORD Jesus Christ’s ideal love for children was witnessed upon the cross, his grieving for his leniency and salvation of all man kind. Whereas, Adam’s urged for forgiveness led LORD Jesus in giving his life.