Sunday, April 11, 2010

Curses And Blessings


CURSES AND BLESSINGS
What do you want in your life, curses or blessings, life or death? These were the simple equation for the Israelites set forth by Moses before they entered the Promise Land and these equations still stand today for all people of the world. Obedience to God means life and blessings and disobedience means death and curses. Disobedience to God, characterized by sin, especially the sin of idolatry, brings eternal death and the cursed life from the Lord. There will be no peace of mind and no real joy in the heart for the disobedient person. He may enjoy the fruit of his sin for a little while but in the end, it will lead him to destruction. Obedience to the will of God, by surrendering our lives to Him and by shunning evil, bring eternal life and countless blessings from the Lord. Though we may be dispossessed for the moment, though we may linger in trial for awhile, we have genuine joy in our hearts and peace of mind at night because we know that our God will take care of all our needs and deliver us from all our woes in the end. We can seek solace from His divine promises, especially the promise of eternal and blissful life with Him, as our reward for our obedience to His will. So if you are suffering right now because of righteousness and for following the will of God in your life, take heart and be of courage, for your deliverance is at hand. Never envy those who are wallowing in riches, power and pleasures, for they already have their reward here on earth but will suffer eternal death in the afterlife. Curses or blessings, life or death? It's your choice for your life.


Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Blessings, Curses, Life, Death, Obedience, Disobedience, Equations, Israelites, Moses, Promise Land, Idolatry, Peace of Mind, Eternal Life, Divine Promises, Divine Providence, Reward, Suffering, Righteousness, Deliverance, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible
Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

18 comments:

krystyna said...

Beautiful, inspiring post, Mel.
We always have a choice. Sometimes ignorance of God's law leads to bad choices. The Bible is a book that leads us along the path of God.

Thank you Mel for your kind visit and encouraging words in this difficult moment for my country.
I really appreciate it.

God bless you always!

meretrisha said...

hi brother mel, there's really nothing like being blessed by God. you're right, we need to just follow Him and His commandments but oftentimes, we tend to be like lost sheeps. thanks to people and instruments like you

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
In this troubled and complicated world, we must go back to basics to know the will of God for His creation. The criteria never changed from the past to the present. All we need to do is read the word of God and know His will for our lives. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
Yes, that is still the problem of man. He lost Eden because of the sin of disobedience and pride, and that is still his problem in this present age. Those who follow the will of God and obey His commands can assure themselves of continuous blessings from the Lord. Curses await those who are disobedient, for disobedience is tantamount to rebellion. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

If we follow Christ, we are always in victory with Him. This means no curses but only blessings.

bingkee said...

If we follow Christ, we are always in victory with Him. This means no curses but only blessings.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
Sometimes people feel incredulous that God can really put a curse on people until they study God's laws and edicts at Deuteronomy. That is why the Philippines has been cursed because of the sin of idolatry propagated by the Catholic church and adhered to by most Filipinos who are Catholics. The church also advocates salvation by good works by encouraging acts of penance, devotions to saints through relics, procession of relics, mass for the dead (as if the dead could still be saved), novenas and pilgrimages and other extra Biblical conducts whereas SALVATION is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). That is why many Catholics are not transformed to the likeness and image of Jesus Christ because of erroneous teachings of the Catholic church. It is best that our brother Catholics study the word of God to see the light. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Laikka said...

another annointed post that will make us ponder. Thanks Mel and may the Lord will continue to use you by any means is spreading the gospel! am so blessed by your life!

In Him, tejan!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan,
Thank you so much for your inspiring words but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. It is best that we know the will of God through His words so that we can abide by His will. Thanks again for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

me blessings.........sa mga politikong masasama talaga dapat sa kanila curse kasi sobra sobra ng blessing ang natanggap nila mula sa posisyon,hehe..

Dhemz said...

ang bigat ng post na ito KuyaMel...thanks for sharing....:) if we follow God's will..am sure we are on the right path.

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Musta na po? sensya na ho at ngayon lang me ulit napadpad dito...I feel lazy the past few days...ewan ko nga ba...waaaaa....nakakatamad kasi pag galing sa sakit...ehehehhe...dami kung excuses ano....lol!

natatawa ako sa mga comments mo KuyaMel...salamat po sa pagdalaw nyo palagi....:)

dpo ako yung nasa picture na may cake....niece po yon ni hubby..sya po yung gumawa ng edible cake....:)

nako sa totoo lang..dko hinangad na magkaroon ng ganon ka garang bahay...ang gusto ko yung bahay kubo type...yun ang dream house ko..made of wood...hehhehe!

kumusta na po kau? hope all is well....:)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Kung minsan yung kayamanan at kapangyarihan eh hindi blessings kundi curses sa isang tao dahil ang mga ito ang magbubulid sa kanila sa kapahamakan. Salamat sa dalaw at komento. Pagpalain ka nang Diyos sa tuwina.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Alam kong mabigat ang dating sa iba nang aking artikulo pero hindi ko gawa gawa ang mga iyon. Tunay na sinasaad ang mga iyong sa aklat nang Deuteronomiyo sa Bibliya. Okay lang yun, maaaring wala ka pa sa kagalingan matapos magkasakit. Mabuti yung magpahinga kang mabuti para makabawi. Okay naman ako at ang pamilya ko. Salamat sa pangungumusta. Salamat din sa dalaw. God bless you all always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

it's been awhile Sir and its so nice to read your inspirational posts once inawhile (if not all the time hehe). They always make me feel good. Timingly, this post relates to almost everybody, especially those who are questioning their status in life, yung iba tinatanong ang kanilang mga sarili kung tama pa ba gumawa ng tama habang sila'y nahihirapan na financially while yung iba ay nagsasaya sa maling paraan.. Thanks for this post po =)

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Of course i want blessings and life. thanks for this very inspiring post Sir Mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie dear,
Ang covenant na ito ay ginawa nang mga Hudyo sa pangunguna ni Moises nung nasa ilang pa sila as described in Deuteronomy. Binigkas pa nila ang pagpapala at sumpa sa bundok na Mt.Gerizim (for blessings) at Mt. Ebal (for curses) at napatunayan naman ito nung lumihis nang landas ang mga Hudyo at nabura ang bansa nila sa mapa nang mundo sa halos 2,000 taon. Ganun din ang pamantayan sa kasalukuyan. Ang pagsunod sa utos nang Diyos ay nagbabadya nang pagpapala at ang pagsuway ay sumpa ang aabutin. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
If you want blessings and life then you have to obey God otherwise, disobedience will bring curses and death (eternal). Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Dhemz said...

daan din me dito KuyaMel....salamat po sa lahat ng comments at dalaw...salamat na din sa birthday greetings and wishes para kay Akesha...sana lahat yon magkakatotoo....:)

mabuhay po kau...have a blessed weekend....ingat po!

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