Divine Syllabus

If you are looking for success or praying for victory, or growth in your spiritual life and gifts, then you have to complete your basic schooling. Passing in these classes are essential for promotion. Now check out what your Divine Syllabus includes.

Ten Test Every Christian Must Face.

Class 1 – The Wilderness Test
Class 2 – The Time Test
Class 3 – The Motivation Test
Class 4 – The Failure Test
Class 5 – The Self-will Test
Class 6 – The Discouragement Test
Class 7- The Financial Test
Class 8 – The Misunderstanding Test
Class 9 – The Frustration Test
Class 10 – The Servant Test

Now please understand we endure in our walk with Christ.
Testing is
Inevitable
Continual
Necessary
Productive
Influential
Crafted by God

Tips and advice for the tests :

Some children do not like to go to school right from the beginning and some children want to drop out, because they do not want to go through the tests. Only the parents, teachers and elders would know what lies ahead of them when they pass these tests.
Every test leads you to a higher grade.

So during the test never become (be careful with these)
DISILLUSIONED
DISTRAUGHT
DISTRACTED
ANGRY
BITTER
HARDENED
REJECTED

The purpose of every test is:

To reveal what we understand
To reveal what we don’t understand
To reveal to us the applicability of the lesson

When you Pass these TEST you become OVERCOMERS.

Young Roger was reading a novel. He read half way through the book and the hero in the novel was about to commit suicide because of the situations. Roger closed the book for a while and later turned up to the last chapter of the book. He later came back to the portion he left reading and said, “ Oh my hero, if u really knew your end, you wont even think about the suicide.” This pain is nothing compared to the great reward at the end.

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much” Luke 16:10

Where is God during the recession

Back in the 1950’s, a Time magazine reporter interviewed a world-famous pianist about his work. The reporter asked: “What’s most challenging about playing the piano?” The pianist thought for a moment and replied: “I do OK with the notes, but the spaces between the notes give me lots of trouble.”
What he meant, of course, was that he was very competent at the mechanics of playing the piano, but found the subtlety and nuance of making music, getting the “spaces between the notes” right, a continual life-long challenge. This is at times similar to life situations. We lived in a time of economic boom for the last decade and now come a time of recession.
Recession is characterized by large layoffs, and more jobless people, with many formerly high-paid manufacturing and professional employees being forced into much lower paid service positions.
The picture I have known for some time that the market moves in approximately 15 year cycles. The market goes up for 15 years then seems to go sideways for the next 15 years. This growth and then consolidation pattern happens frequently through out history. And then there is an important factor of market correction.
Recession is not new term. We have all studies about the great depression between 1929 and 1933. It made a nice rebound following the depression. Recessions are relatively short and can be very violent to investors in the stock market. The expansion period following recessions are much longer and historically quite good.
I had not given a serious thought about the current situation, until a friend of mine called me last day from the middle east asking for prayer. His company’s new projects were either put on hold or cancelled. So there was a great risk of loosing his job.
What does God expect from his children during this crisis?
After you see God work in amazing ways, its easy and we often put our guards down. You have been to the spiritual mountain and stood on its peak. Who would have guessed a steep slope lay before you. The truth is that no spiritual experience or exercise can protect you from a failure.
At times when we have an economic boom or a successful times, the Church and God’s people tend to forget or get into a kind of comfort zone. The dependency on God replaces with the materialistic or financial stability. So this is a time when God’s people or the Church as a whole can look back for their trust and dependency on God.

No matter how much we have been in relation with God, he still loves us. This brings hope to God’s people. We can remember Jeremiah 29 : 11, there God promises to his children “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God’s people should know that this crisis of a short period is not a stage where they would be destroyed, but all those who can call upon his name they have a prosperous future.
In Psalm 34:19, it says “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” Yes, you got it right, indeed it means – ALL.
Psalm 34: 9 says “Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.” It is for you. The economy may be going down. Finance may be low. Financial institutions may be collapsing, but when you fear God, you will lack nothing.
So this is the time to cheer up, and shout aloud – “even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I shall fear no evil”. Don’t look at what the wall street journal says, but trust what God’s promise for you is. This is the day that the LORD has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it.
Our struggles are temporal. Your eyes have not seen, your ears have not heard what the Lord has stored in for you.
In Luke 15, we read about the prodigal son. During the famine he had nothing, He lost everything, he had no one to call upon. The only option for him was to end his life. But then he thought about his father. If you are reading this article and you are in a similar situation this moment, remember your father in Heaven is waiting with arms open wide. Just call upon the name of Jesus. All those who call on hi name will be saved and will never be ashamed.
When there was a famine in the time of Joseph, He had everything in store. The people went to Pharaoh for help, but the Pharaoh said – “Go to Joseph”. That’s a real man of God. In times of famine God provided Elijah with the best food, which no one except the king could afford in the entire nation.
So if you are in God’s had this moment “He is going to take you through this. You will walk though water, it will not drown you. When you pass through fire it will not burn you.
But I don’t see a Hope
You shall not see rain, You shall not see wind, but your valley shall be filled with water. And this is a small thing in the sight of God.
So cheer up. This is the YEAR of FULFILMENT for you.

Do you love me ?

In John 21:15-17   before the crucifixion Peter had denied
the Lord three times. This was the culmination of three and
a half disappointing years that he had been with the Lord,
during which he had proved himself proud, self-assertive
and, prayerless. Yet the Lord, when about to entrust Peter
with the feeding of His sheep, made no reference to any of
these weaknesses. He did not even challenge him to be humble
and prayerful in the future and to witness boldly, facing
persecution if need be for the sake of his Lord. No, He did
not ask any such questions, although these are indeed the
qualifications we should look for in a spiritual man, and
especially in one who is to be a leader among God’s people.

The Lord Jesus knew that one simple question would be
sufficient. If that question found a true response,
everything else would automatically follow. “Lovest thou Me
more than everything and everyone else?” Love for Christ is
the real  test of any man’s spirituality.

The test of genuine spirituality in God’s sight is one thing
and one only: the extent of your love for Him. Ultimately
that is something between you and your Lord alone. He puts
the question: “Lovest thou me?” and it is for you to find
the answer.