House blessing, office blessing and even the blessing of a new car are usually done by their owners to keep them away from evils and avoid bad lucks. We also bless our home and workplace to receive prosperity in business and in life. These activities are performed to receive blessings from God above and attain success in everything that is related to the object of the blessing ceremony. Other people spend a lot of money (ceremony fee, feast and party) to have the rite completed in a hope to achieve life’s good luck and fortune. However, are these rituals really push away evils and pull good lucks? Why there are many firms, from small companies to large corporations, which are still facing bad lucks and tragedies despite of having those rites completed well? Perhaps, those grand ceremonies, that include some priests sprinkling some claimed holy water all over your property, have nothing to do with the real blessings from the heaven. I write this article not to spread controversy but only to spread the whole truth about receiving God’s blessings for our houses, offices, businesses and for our entire lives.
So how can we really receive God’s blessings? Let’s find the answer right from the Holy book where His words are written.
Proverbs 3:33 (NKJ V)
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked; but He blesses the home of the just.
First of all, is money really the root of all evil? If you’re answer is yes, then you are in a big trouble. Money alone is not the root of all evil, it is the “love of money” that is the root of all evil. For over the years, the notion “money is the root of all evil’ become one of the greatest misconceptions the world has. Why misconception? Let us find why.
The phrase was derived from the First Epistle of Apostle Paul to Timothy in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grieves.– 1Timothy 6:9-10 Read more
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. – Matthew 18:1-5
In this verse, Jesus taught His disciples that humility makes a man greater in the kingdom of heaven. Humility is difficult to do and only a great person who has a strong sense of righteousness, justice and self-control can do it. We all know that this virtue is good, but many people, even the most intelligent persons ever lived have failed to maintain it – instead they have been overcome by pride. Read more
What is the true meaning of Christmas? Unfortunately, most people don’t know it, and some of them who know it, don’t understand it. Because humans were naturally born with eyes that can see material things, they became blind on things that the physical eyes cannot see. Sounds very unfathomable? Okay, I will rephrase it simply. Humans are accustomed to see the material world. Consequently, they become unfamiliar to the spiritual world. I heard someone saying “we must put a Christmas tree in our house so that we can have the spirit of Christmas.” I’ve also observed many people feeling unhappy because they don’t have money to buy gifts and buy food for the Nochebuena or the night of Christmas Eve. Are Christmas decorations, wrapped gifts, palatable foods, tasty wines, new dresses and money the true meaning of Christmas? Wise men will say of course not. What most people don’t know is that the true meaning of Christmas is not seen by our eyes but is seen by our hearts. Read more
Tax is known to be a burden to every taxpayer. If you earn an income, whether from business or employment, you generally need to pay an income tax. If you do business, whether you gain or loss, you are normally required to remit business taxes. Taxes can be local or can be national. Income tax and business taxes (e.g., value added tax, percentage tax and excise tax) are examples of national taxes imposed on taxpayers. On the other hand, local taxes include permits, licenses and other taxes imposed by local government units. Thus, taxes may initially give unfavorable impressions and impact in our daily lives. But why our government imposed such burdens?
Taxation has four main purposes – revenue, redistribution, repricing and representation. Read more