1 Tim 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

1 Tim 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Tim 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

For if a man can not rule his own house, how can he rule anything much more with the church of god.
1 Tim 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

1 Tim 3:12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
It is unchristian to say that you love your Children but divorced their mother.
1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

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Meaningless Dreams

One of my sisters in Christ died yesterday. She never woke up from a tight night sleep.

A brother commented, good for her. Hearing this word, especially if you are not a Christian, you might say that he is bad.

Death in Christians is a moment of rest or a time for an indefinite sleep just waiting for the day of judgment. It is a graduation from a basic course because when you soon be rise up from dead and be made perfect, you will become a Judge and will live and reign with Christ for a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

It was the heaven first that will pass away before the rest of the dead shall be awaken.

Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

This is very different from the belief of other religious sectors that when someone die he will either go to heaven or in hell just like Jesus who rose up from the dead and ascended in heaven.

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

This is still true as of this day, that no man has ascended to heaven except Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

The word "they" in the above verse include the souls of all who died righteous and those who died with Jesus. The word "us" refers to those who are righteous and are still alive. They and Us will be altogether and at the same time be made perfect.

In fact the "they" there was advised to rest yet for a little season.

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Revelation 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Some account of this topic was already discussed in my blog with the title "Beware of kneeling to Idols".

I am dreaming while sleeping many times but most of my dreams I am the Hero. Even in my dreams I must be the undefeated good guy for if I am not I might not wake up in the morning. Like in the movies as in a dream, generally, the bad guys ending is death and Heroes triumph.

But don't worry, most of our dreams are meaningless and prayer before going to bed is still the best protection.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

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