Daily Devotional Ebenezer

Hey, this is Yvette van Niekerk I want to encourage you to get my latest book Daily Devotional Ebenezer.

I believe this book is God-inspired.  I also believe that it will not only give you another view on the Word of God but also encourage you through each day.  These one-minute scriptures with inspirational thoughts and prayers will be a source of encouragement.  When I was writing this book God reminded me to complete my writing and trust in Him to have my book published.  I feel confident to say that the Lord will bless you abundantly.

Remember to get your digital copy before 21 May from Kellanpublishing.com click on my name and you will save 50% on your purchase.

Thank you, God bless you

Who is Christ?

Firstly Jesus Christ is called the Son of God – Ben Elohim.  So then how are we going to answer this question?  Let us look at some facts, we know that “son of man” depicts a person born of a human.  Then “son of God” depicts a person born of God.

When we look at Job 2 verse 1 “Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

It is clear that Satan in a sense must be a son of God, otherwise, he would not have presented himself to God.  Would you agree?

The Lord Jesus Christ then must have had some kind of consciousness of being a Son of God.  This must have happened sometime during His youth.  This must have taken place around the age of 12 years when he told Mary and Joseph that He was doing the work of His Father in the temple and also that He was doing His Father business.

To confirm that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God lets take a look at Matthew 3 verse 17 “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

And when Jesus was in the desert and Satan tried to test Him we know that the Lord Jesus resisted him.  Matthew 4 verse 3 “Now when the tempter came to Him, he said:  “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

Taking this a little further when Peter was asked who he though the Lord Jesus was he responded:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Matthew 16 verse 15 to 17 “He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”  Simon Peter answered and said:  “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus answered and said to him:  “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood have not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”

Then looking at Matthew 26 verse 63 to 65 “But Jesus kept silent.  And the high priest answered and said to Him:  “I put You under oath by the living God.  Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!”  Jesus said to him:  “It is as you said.  Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”  Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying:  “He has spoken blasphemy!  What further need do we have of witnesses?  Look, now you have heard His blasphemy!”

We see that Jesus doesn’t say that He is the Son of the living God but agrees with the High Priest statement.  He could have defended Himself by saying that He was a son of God in the sense that all men are.  Then He was put under oath and then He declared His Deity, resulting in a death sentence.

Hello World, this Yvette’s Inspirations

Today, as I study the word of God, let’s take a look at the following Romans chapter 8 verse 11 “And I the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.”   Sometimes I forget that God is living right inside of me and then I worry about all kind of things.  This scripture just affirmed to me today that I don’t have to fear and that I can focus on God because He is within me.

1 John 4: 18 “There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment.  So then one who fears has not reached perfection in love.”  I am not fearful, really I believe God is with me and that He has given me wisdom, insight, and creativity to carry out my daily tasks.  Praise the Lord my God for being here with me right now.

I am trusting in God to help me with my creativity especially in my writing and my radio program.  Psalms 45 verse 1 “My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

Praise be to the Lord God.  Amen

Ben Elohim – The Son of God, thank you for the creativity you have placed within me. Amen

Book Review: Hosting the Supernatural

Book Review                    :             Hosting the Supernatural

Author                              :             Nicky van der Westhuizen (Apostle)

Personal Quality Rating :             5

Reviewer                          :             Yvette van Niekerk

Summary:

Are you looking to grow spiritually?  Do you feel that you have hit “rock bottom?”  Then you should do yourself a favor and purchase this book.  It not only is insightful but teaches you truths from the Word of God.  The author’s personal experiences are portrayed in this book and there are many golden nuggets to be collected in the reading of this book.

The author has the ability to take a scripture and show you the relevance of the scripture and helps you connect the dots.

Once you start reading this book it will encourage you to study the Word of God (Bible), and I believe it will create a thirst and hunger and craving for a Supernatural encounter in your own life.  As I read the book I realized that I started to crave this awesome and wonderful hunger to grow spiritually.

Social / Historical Context:

The author’s message to the World is to reveal a supernatural encounter with the Lord God.  We all know and realize that there are many people interested in the “supernatural” sphere in this world.  What they and we do not realize is that our God is a “Supernatural Being” and we all are connected to God.  The difference is that when you are born again, you have an added benefit.  You are now able to contact God through the Holy Spirit (who lives within you).  The author wants to guide and give you the necessary keys to unlock the heavenly sphere to empower you as a Christian.  I believe that when I read this book I have taken so much from it, which enables me to understand God’s word and His purpose for my own life.  I feel more empowered and I feel that the author has inspired me to go deeper into the Word (Bible).

Writing Style:

The author enjoyed writing this book which comes across as being “inspired by the Holy Spirit” to my thinking.  “Hosting the Supernatural” I believe was written in the first person.  The writing style is evocation as well as common place.  As I read the book I felt the author narrates his own personal experiences.

This was to my thinking a well-written book and I also must say very insightful.  As a teaching tool, I would think a person will definitely grow spiritually.  This book is an easy read and the scripture is used in backing up the authors believes.

The aim of this book is to help Christian and Christian Leaders to rise up through the challenges of the day and take their place in this world with great truths and knowledge which will make them a force to be reckoned with.

My Thoughts:

This book was a great investment and I must be honest I enjoyed the read.  I also took the time to do a little Bible study around the topics that were highlighted and I feel confident in that it helped me grow spiritually.

The message in the book is of a positive nature and it will inspire a person positively.  In the course of a couple of weeks, I have come to a conclusion that I am able to see many circumstances in a positive light and my experience are positively charged.

To say the least, I believe the book has inspired me to look at my personal relationship with the Lord and to actually draw closer to the Lord.  It also made me realize that the Lord does want more for me and that I can come to Him with my hearts desires and hopes and dreams.

On purchasing this book, be warned, you may grow spiritually!  Yes, I absolutely enjoyed this book and it is on my bedside table for a referral.

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coverThey say the only ones who are awake late at night are the lonely and the loved. The former find it hard to fall asleep when all they have to do is dream with open eyes about their beloved. It’s almost a compulsion.
But what about the lonely? All the artists, the dreamers; the ones who hold tight to a reality they don’t understand and want to explain?

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The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Critiquing Chemist

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Rate : 5/5
Medium : Book
Initial Note :

First and foremost, TheFate of the Tearling represents an incredibly exciting first for the Critiquing Chemist, having been the first requested book to be sent to me by a publisher! I have to thank all of my fellow bloggers for supporting the Critiquing Chemist in the last year, thereby allowing me to achieve one of my dreams/bucket list items I’ve had since I was in my teens that has always seemed fundamentally impossible.


Overview (No Spoilers): TheFate of the Tearling is the eagerly anticipated, concluding novel of The Queen of the Tearling trilogy. As often happens upon obtaining the last book in a well loved trilogy, I find myself dreading actually opening the novel in question for the fear that the author will have run out of steam or feel rushed/pressured, as such producing an uninspired finale, e.g…

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