The Relationship Factor

 

Mankind's most misunderstood concept is his relationship with God. Throughout the centuries, confusion on this one singular matter has caused more division, more hurt and destruction than any other issue. Wars have been fought over it,  nations have fallen over it, people have died over it and families have been divided by it. Mankind will never achieve his ultimate goal of peace and harmony on earth until he comes to terms with this overriding factor: his relationship with God.

 

 

Days before His crucifixion, Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) felt it necessary to clarify one singular point with his disciples before His destined journey to the cross. Though Yeshua had been with these twelve man day and night for over three years, He could not leave his men behind until this one factor had been settled in their minds and spirits, once and for all - What is the ultimate relationship suppose to be between God and man? In the 14th chapter of John's Gospel, after Yeshua informed his twelve disciples he would shortly be leaving them, Thomas, one of the twelve asked his teacher a poignant question, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?" Yeshua answered Thomas by stating the most authoritative claim to deity that any human has voiced throughout mankind's history, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No ones to the Father except through Me." A few verses down, Yeshua went on to state God's basic requirements of having a loving relationship with Him. "If you love Me, keep My commandments." What are God's required commandments for mankind? Jesus clearly defines God's commandments in Mark 12: 29-31 where He says, 'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There are no other commandments greater than these." According to Jesus, these two commandments are God's required framework of all earthly relationships. In John 14: 23, Jesus continues, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. The following videos present powerful testimonies of how we are to live day-by-day in a loving relationship with both God and man.

 

The Relationship Factor

 

 

 

 

The most important of all the factors of living in ultimate wellness throughout your life is the relationship factor. Carefully watch and listen as Neill G. Russell, the designer and web host of Bemadewhole.net, introduces this final factor on how to live a healthy and fulfilled life on planet earth.

 

Kingdom Relationships

 

  

 

 

In the Lord's prayer, Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) prayed to His Heavenly Father- "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." Many have prayed this well known prayer, but few have understood the concept of living a life on earth in an unseen kingdom where God's Will reigns supreme.  Many are misled by man made religious doctrines to view God as some sort of distant deity who dictates His will from afar.  Watch now as Dr. Renny McLean explains the simplicity, the necessity, and power of living out your existence here on earth where God's Kingdom relationships are all that matters.

 

For God so Loved the World

 

 

 

 

The most quoted verse in entire Bible is John 3:16, "For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in Him (Jesus) will not perish (in hell), but have everlasting life (beginning the very moment you repent (turn away) from your sins and make Jesus (Yeshua) the Lord and Savior of your life. Watch the most powerful scene ever made from the movie, The Passion of the Christ, showing the unimaginable depths of God's love for all mankind. (WARNING - the first two scenes from the movie, Passion of the Christ, may be too graphic for some viewers to watch.)

 

Rapper Lecrae Moore--Finding a Father in God

 

 

 

 

"I wrestled with a sense of self-worth, because my dad decided drugs would be better than hanging out with his own son." Watch the story of rapper Lecrae Moore, who found his true Father in God.

 

Divorce Proofing Marriage

 

 

 

 

In a time when many Americans accept that a 50 percent divorce rate is inevitable, some American communities have found ways to nearly "divorce-proof" the marriages in their area. Watch this CBN video and find out how to divorce proof your marriage.

 

S. Truett Cathy - How to be a successful family man

 

 

 

 

The late S. Truett Cathy, CEO of one of America's most successful fast food restaurants, was also a successful family man.  Watch now as his sons Dan and Bubba Cathy share personal insights how this successful businessman was also a successful Godly father. 

 

 

George Foreman on Fatherhood 

 

 

 

George  Foreman will be the first to tell you the most important title he’s ever held is “Dad.”  Listen to the fatherly advice shared by this father of ten and the two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

 

Priscilla Shirer (War Room) - Finding a Balance in Motherhood

 

 

 

Priscilla Shirer, daughter of evangelist Tony Evans, explains how she depends totally on God and how He clearly answers her requests when it comes to making motherhood decisions.

 

 

The Truth of the Gospel changes a skeptical doctor's heart

 

 

Dr. Greg Viehman was convinced he had everything he needed to find happiness --the successful career, the lifestyle– but it never seemed to be enough - until the day he met Jesus.  Today, Greg says while there’s no doubt the life, death and resurrection of Jesus are true, the real proof is in his changed life. “I would say since the day I was saved, I've never felt alone. I've never felt empty,” says Greg

 

 

Smith Wigglesworth - A Powerful Story!

 

 

 

Smith Wigglesworth, often referred to as ‘the Apostle of Faith,’ was one of the pioneers of the Pentecostal revival that occurred a century ago. Without human refinement and education he was able to tap into the infinite resources of God to bring divine grace to multitudes.   Thousands came to Christian faith in his meetings, hundreds were healed of serious illnesses and diseases as supernatural signs followed his ministry.   A deep intimacy with his heavenly Father and an unquestioning faith in God’s Word brought spectacular results and provided an example for all true believers of the Gospel.  May this video stir your faith and deepen your vision for the glory of God in our generation.

 

 

Family sends 7 kids to college by age 12 !!

 

 

 

 

This is a truly amazing story! Seven of Kip and Mona Lisa Harding's 10 children have attended college by the age of 12. The Hardings tell Kathie Lee Gifford they didn't plan for their kids to take college courses at such an early age, and add that their kids don't feel they've missed out on a normal childhood by being home-schooled.

 

Come to Jesus - Chris Rice

 

 

 

Watch the beautifully illustrated music video, performed by Christian performer Chris Rice, on the vital importance having a relationship with Jesus.

 

 

Yeshua is the Passover

 

 

 

The following video, filmed in Israel, reveals a common bond that both Jews and Christian share.  As prophesied in Ephesians 2:9, one day soon the broken relationship between Jew and Christian will be totally healed. This shared bond will reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity between them, making both Jew and Christian one new man in Yeshua, the Messiah of all.

 

 

 Ashley and Fruitcake - A Powerful True Story by Louie Giglio  

 

                                                                

 

 

Ashley and Fruitcake were college roommates. This is a very powerful and touching story of God's grace told by Louie Giglio. It proves that anyone is capable of changing and becoming a Christ follower. There is proof all around us that God exists. Knowing that God is real gives us hope and comfort. 

 

 

Healed from Homosexuality

 

 

 

Dennis Jerningan was a practicing homosexual. Watch the powerful story of how the Gospel's message of true love and relationship set Dennis free to live a life as happily married husband and father of nine children.

  

The One Minute Sermon

 

  

This lady says more about how to love God and have a relationship with Him in one minute than most preachers say in an hour. 
 
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
  

 

 

A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it’s core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can’t do your own list of rules and feel “not good enough” for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don’t represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God! – Jefferson Bethke
 
The Gospel in 4 Minutes
 

 

In this video, G.O.S.P.E.L. will be broken down and explained for you in an amazing presentation.

 

How Far Is Too Far To Go When Dating?

 

 

 

When you are dating it's best to remember that the person is first and foremost not your boyfriend or girlfriend, but someone else's future spouse. Living with that idea will allow you to honor them physically.- Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke.

 

True Love Waits 

 

 

True love waits. If a boy or girl truly loves you, they will want the best for you. They will not want you to suffer fear of disease, unwanted pregnancy and the psychological difficulties of premarital sex. They will want to experience love with you only in the very best place of all - within the loving bonds of marriage.

 

Ten Reasons Why Sex Should Wait Until Marriage

 

1. Sex is a powerful force that can destroy if not used properly. Like atomic power, sex is the most powerful creative force given to man. When atomic power is used correctly it can create boundless energy; when it is used in the wrong way it destroys life. Sex is the same kind of powerful force. Sex is a gift from God to give us the greatest pleasure, to help in creating a deep companionship with one's spouse and for procreation of the next generation. But if you play with this powerful force outside the bounds of marriage, it destroys you and those close to you.
 
2. Sexual activity for young people arrests their psychological, social and academic development. Studies show that when young people engage in premarital sex, their academic performance declines and their social relationships with family and friends deteriorate. This is because adolescents are too immature to deal with the explosive sex drive and it tends to dominate their life.
 
3. The majority of women cannot enjoy sex outside of the bonds of marriage. The development of a fulfilling sex life needs the security and peace of the marriage bond. Premarital sex usually takes place sneaking around in hidden places dealing with the fear of being caught, the fear of pregnancy and feelings of guilt. All these (worrisome) factors undermine pleasure in premarital sex, most especially for women.
 
4. Virginity is to be given to the most important person in your life, the person you committed yourself to stay with forever in marriage. Your virginity is the most precious thing you have to give to your spouse. Once you lose it, nothing in the world can bring it back. Don't lose something so precious in a thoughtless way.
 
5. Those who engage in premarital sex run a high risk of contracting one of the many venereal diseases rampant today, as well as losing their fertility. Not just AIDS, but other common disfiguring diseases like herpes have no cure.
 
6. Some venereal diseases have no symptoms and many couples discover many years later that they became infertile because of these diseases. Infertility experts estimate that 80% of today's infertility is due to venereal diseases contracted before they married.
 
7. The best and only method that guarantees 100% against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases is to wait for marriage to have sex and maintain fidelity in your marriage.
 
8. Premarital sex breaks the 10 Commandments given by God. The 10 Commandments are given to man by God to make man happy. They are not outdated and they are not restrictive. If we follow these laws, we can create happy and prosperous lives. If we don't follow them, we will pay a heavy price in divorce, disease, abortions, illegitimate children and loneliness. Modern men make a big mistake when they think that they can break these eternal laws and not suffer consequences.
 
9. Premarital sex runs the risk of conceiving illegitimate children. Numerous scientific studies show that the children of single mothers suffer psychologically and are less successful socially and academically than children from intact families. Above all, children need both their father and their mother. It is wrong to risk having children who will never have their father's love, protection and care.
 
10. If you date and you don't have sex, you can forget about that relationship when you stop dating. But if you have sex with those you date and then break up, the nature of sexual involvement creates strong, often unpleasant memories for your whole life. Every relationship you break up where you had intimate relations is like a mini-divorce. The psychological difficulties of these mini-divorces does damage to your character. Later, when you are married and go to bed with your beloved spouse, these unpleasant memories will accompany you.