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”Olen joutunut taistelemaan paljon elämässäni pelon kanssa. Minulle on ollut pitkä matka löytää sisäinen vapaus. Jumalan Sanassa on todella paljon asiaa pelosta ja olen kirjoittanut tästä aiheesta siksi, että voisit päästä helpommin kuin minä asian ytimeen ja Jumalan avulla elää todeksi elämäsi. ” -Arto Boa

”KOKO ELÄMÄSI TULEE MUUTTUMAAN, KUN PELKO EI VAIKUTA PÄÄTÖKSIIN”

Elämme vaikeaa aikaa, ja monet vaarat ympäröivät meitä. Maailmassa on paljon pelkoa, joka kahlitsee ihmisiä. Sinä voit kuitenkin vapautua, kun käsittelet tilanteesi ja lähdet tutkimaan, mitä Jumalan Sana kertoo pelosta. Jumala haluaa auttaa meitä voittamaan pelkomme ja elämään rohkeasti elämää, jonka Hän on meille antanut ja valmistanut. Tämä kirja auttaa sinua sillä tiellä ja tarjoaa välineitä, joilla voit murtautua vapauteen peloistasi. Elä, ennen kuin kuolet!

Arto Boa on tehnyt työtä lähetyspastorina ihmisten parissa, jotka ovat olleet pimeyteen ja pelkoihin kahlehdittuja. Kirjassaan hän kuvailee, miten pelko on ollut esteenä hänenkin elämässään ja miten vaikeudet ovat lopulta kääntyneet voitoiksi, kun hän on omien kokemustensa rohkaisemana saanut tukea ja auttaa ihmisiä heidän ahdistuksissaan.

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Uutuuskirja: Pelosta vapaaksi 🔐
”KOKO ELÄMÄSI TULEE MUUTTUMAAN, KUN PELKO EI VAIKUTA PÄÄTÖKSIIN”

Elämme vaikeaa aikaa, ja monet vaarat ympäröivät meitä. Maailmassa on paljon pelkoa, joka kahlitsee ihmisiä. Sinä voit kuitenkin vapautua, kun käsittelet tilanteesi ja lähdet tutkimaan, mitä Jumalan Sana kertoo pelosta. Jumala haluaa auttaa meitä voittamaan pelkomme ja elämään rohkeasti elämää, jonka Hän on meille antanut ja valmistanut. Tämä kirja auttaa sinua sillä tiellä ja tarjoaa välineitä, joilla voit murtautua vapauteen peloistasi. Elä, ennen kuin kuolet!

Arto Boa on tehnyt työtä lähetyspastorina ihmisten parissa, jotka ovat olleet pimeyteen ja pelkoihin kahlehdittuja. Kirjassaan hän kuvailee, miten pelko on ollut esteenä hänenkin elämässään ja miten vaikeudet ovat lopulta kääntyneet voitoiksi, kun hän on omien kokemustensa rohkaisemana saanut tukea ja auttaa ihmisiä heidän ahdistuksissaan.

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NEW BOOK SOON OUT!

Someone has described our lives as a marathon run, rather than a sprint. The long journey brings us a wide range of tests and trials. Everyday challenges and surprising temptations and disappointments can trap us in the place from which it’s difficult to move forward. We might find ourselves in a dungeon and realize that the door slams shut and is locked. We know that the Lord Jesus has meant freedom, joy and peace for us but we don’t seem to find a way to break our chains.

The “Keys”, the devotional book, as the name implies, brings keys to these locked doors that block joy and freedom in our daily lives. Arto Boa has chosen an encouraging theme from the Bible for each and every week of the year.

Special thanks to Mimmi Pekurinen for the English translation -work of the book.

If you want the book or more information, contact us:
info@g1international.fi

Thank you so much Mama Africa, 🙌😊Mimmi Pekurinen for a big translation-work you have done with the English translation of the devotional book (Avaimet) Keys. 🤩👏Excellent work! Cannot wait to see the printed book!☺️👍👍 Devotional book Keys is gonna be out in this summer. Thank you so much Mimmi Pekurinen🙌🙏

Power of God´s Spirit

“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Tim 1:7 ESV)

It´s healthy to fear certain things. For example, it would be terrible if a child lacked fear towards poisonous snakes and because of that they wouldn`t be careful with snakes.

We understand that there is sound and unsound fear. If somebody attacks you with a knife, there is a good reason to be afraid, it´s called sound fear. But if you fear everything connected to your life and fear takes the dominion over your life, then you live as a slave to fear.

We should be brave in certain things. God has given us a spirit of boldness and in this spirit we can overcome our fears.

I took my small daughter to swim in a lake one summer day. The girl shouted at me from the shore: “Daddy, you should come to swim also!” I said: “ I don’t have courage to come because the water is so cold.” My little girl answered: “Just come to swim daddy, Jesus has given you a brave heart, you shall dare.” I asked her who said that I have a brave heart. The girl answered: “You said it yourself, you told me that when a person takes Jesus into their life and into their heart, Jesus gives them a brave new heart. And my daughter continued: “Daddy, you have taken Jesus into your life. Then Jesus has given you a brave heart, so just come to swim, daddy!” I couldn´t do anything but go to swim, so accurate were the words of the little child about bravery.

It’s true that God´s love in our hearts casts out all fear.

Fear is dominion power of kingdom of Satan. In this world everything works based on the balance of fear.

From two arguing nations, neither one is launching a nuclear missile because they fear that the other party would launch one back. It´s funny to think that the balance of fear rules the world.

On the other hand, the balance of love rules in God´s kingdom. God loves us so much that we also start to love others and when we do, the world becomes a better place.

God has prepared a way for us. His son, Jesus Christ, died and rose again that we could have a clean appearance in front of Him.

Death was a proof that Jesus was a human – resurrection was a proof that He was God! When we experience forgiveness, liberation and the purification of conscience through the work of Jesus and through His blood, God can fulfill us with His power, with the power of the Holy Spirit.

It is safe to be around a person whose faith reflects power, love and self-control. Also in the church these three things should be visible. Power, love and sobriety.

God´s power is that we proclaim His gospel because the Bible says that in the gospel there is power (Romans 1:16). Gospel is the good news which testifies: “It is finished” (John 19:30). The price has been paid and we can get connected with God through the work of Christ on the cross.

He takes care of us and has given us His Spirit as a guarantee. The Holy Spirit in you is a seal and assurance that God has called you to be his child. He wants to encourage you to live connected with Him, and assures you that even death can´t separate you from His love.

You have been made alive in His Spirit and no power has dominion over you, so take courage. Even if you are sick or depressed today, God´s power and love will take you forward.

God has set us free from slavery. He has given us the spirit of childhood, and we can confidently continue to walk with Him. So be brave in the Spirit, God is with you.

Arto Boa’s devotional book The Keys

Arto Boa’s devotional book The Keys,
Faith is Real

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old
received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so
that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” (Heb 11:1-3)

The children were asked at school to explain: What faith is?
One answer was something like this: “Faith is to convinces oneself on something that isn´t true. It´s something like believing in father Christmas.” But is faith like this? Is faith trying to convince oneself something to be true? No, Faith is God´s reality´s testimony in our heart and in our mind. Faith doesn´t base on a lie, it’s not jumping on empty space, in the word´s actual meaning. Faith basis in the Word of God! Our faith´s ground and base is the Word of God. By His Word God created everything.

In the letter to Hebrews it says, that God´s Word is living and powerful. It feels amazing to think about the enormous power of God´s word, by which all was created in the beginning. The letter to Romans says about faith: “faith comes from hearing, but hearing through the Word of Christ.” Faith is to straighten oneself according to God´s Word. It´s not straightening oneself into false things, but straightening oneself according to the truth. So the faith given by God is believing in FACTS, not convincing oneself.

From where do we get today this faith, that faith that is believing in facts? The answer is already given earlier, we can get real faith from the Word of God! Read it! Listen to it! and this Word shall generated real, God given faith in you. In this God given real faith strong trust is not born in you from circumstances that you are living, but to Jesus Christ. Real faith is always matter of leaning towards Christ, because Jesus Christ is the truth. Faith is given us as a gift, but why? Because the salvation couldn´t otherwise be enduring. For example, if salvation would come through your own deeds, would you get saved? If the salvation would be out of man and man´s deeds, who would be saved? Nobody. But because salvation comes through faith, it´s a gift from God and will be enduring. Without deeds, without merit we get as a gift a strong faith to our Lord Jesus Christ and we can enter to our Heavenly Father´s presence.

You have been given the Holy Spirit, which guides you to lean to that, which isn´t yet visible today. How big God we have, God who is trinity, loving God has given you a firm trust to Him. Faith is, that you see to the reality – disbelief is denying the reality. You may have a fight today with such an external things, which tempts to leave the faith. But don´t do that. External things are just temporary reflection of the reality. Don’t doubt God, He is always speaking the truth to you! If you need to doubt something: Doubt the lies of the devil, he is the father of unbelief! Faith is a paradox. You can be free – but still in the prison. Hungry – but inside nourished. From the lives of Bible heroes in faith, we can learn an important lesson. They didn´t give up their faith for anything. Not tiredness, failures, wrong advices, accidents or criticisms. Instead they gave up everything else because of their faith. They lived an interesting life, which God had planned especially for them.

Today, don´t you give up your faith for any reason. Do instead a firm decision: I´m ready to give up anything else because of my faith and I want to live the life, which God has planned for me. Straighten up today towards the truth, all is not yet visible – but already reality. Keep your sight in Jesus, He died at the cross for you, that is the reality. That was real! He suffered the death at the cross for you! He died substitutionary death that you wouldn´t need to die for your sins. That is real! Be therefore ready to receive even the sufferings. Jesus Christ has already prepared the exit for everything, through faith to you. No matter in what situation or circumstance you are. So reach out with joyful heart and put your trusting faith towards living God. Straighten your sight toward Christ and your faith ignites burning again.

Arto Boa’s devotional book The Keys,

The Power of God’s Word

“And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.”
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. “ (Mat 14:28-32)

You have maybe heard a story about one pastor who wanted to testify his faith to the others. He proclaimed, that he is going to walk on the water by faith. The pastor asked his friends to come also to the demonstration, and all gathered by the pool to see what is going to happen. When the pastor took his first step the spectators were holding their breath. But what happened? The man sank to the water immediately. Why?
The pastor assured, that he had according to his mind, enough faith to go on the waters. But the difference between this pastor and Peter’s walking on the water was big. The word of God. Peter walked primarily on God’s word. Jesus said, come. And on that Word Peter walked. The material, the water, was a secondary element. The most important element was the Word of God. When Peter then focused his sight from Jesus to the circumstances, he saw the storm and the wind, and he started to panic in his mind, oh may, I walk on the waters. When he saw the storm, Peter forgot, that he wasn’t actually walking on the waters, but on God’s word. Peter forgot, that he had got the Word of God: COME! Whether he was in fire or in water, he would be safe, because he had Word of God to that situation.

When God calls you, be brave to go forward, whatever circumstances you are facing around you. You don’t need to pump your “own faith” in you, like it would be a matter of race achievement of a man. When the Word of the Lord meets you, it’s not a matter of what you think, but it’s a matter of the word of God. When you have the Word, Go then bravely forward. Remember, Bible is the Word of God, and it endures walking through the storms of life till home. Take today his Word into your heart, it could be for example from the letter to Romans: “So there is no condemnation for those, who are in Christ Jesus.” If you think of this promise, so if you are today in Christ, so there is God’s word for you, there is no condemnation for you, but Christ’s word carries you till the end to heaven. You have surely heard this lovely word, come, and started walking on it. Remember, that you walk on the promises of the Word, were the circumstances what so ever at the moment. When dark clouds arise on your life, and the storm is getting closer, remember to keep your sight in Christ. Then the word gets into your heart and you dare to walk through the storm.

If you are today sinking into your disbelief, Shout help like Peter, when he was afraid of the circumstances and started to sink. Shout: Lord, help me! And Jesus helps you and raises you from your disbelief. This Bible story about walking on the water, is not a teaching, that we should have a super faith, so that we could walk on the water. The teaching is that our Lord is big, He is over the circumstances. He walks with you through storms, He has the power to silence the fierce winds, and He arises up those which are from disbelief sinking. We don’t need to be afraid, because Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He has given us the Word which endures. So look today at His wonderfulness and grace to the fallen ones. Look at His patience, and you also start to feel,
how the surface under you gets harder. You have heard Christ’s word: COME! So start walking, His word endures forever.

Un grande grazie a Dio per la sua Grazia e a tutte le persone che ci hanno aiutato durante questo anno per questo progetto letterario! Adesso il libro “Avaimet” sarà disponibile in lingua italiana con il titolo “Chiavi”. Gloria a Dio per l’opportunità di servirlo e portare l’Evangelo in questo modo! Un grazie speciale a Helena Hänninen e Paola De Meo per la traduzione e revisione del testo. 🙏 Se sei interessato a ricevere una copia del libro “Chiavi” di Arto Boa, puoi scrivere un messaggio a info@g1international.fi ❤️

A big thank to God for His grace and to all the people that have help us during this year lasting book project! Now the book “Avaimet” will be available in Italian language with the title “Chiavi”. Glory to God for the opportunity to serve Him and spread the Gospel with this channel as well! A special thanks to Helena Hänninen and Paola De Meo for the translation and supervision of the text. 🙏 If you are interested to have a copy of “Chiavi” by Arto Boa, just write a message to info@g1international.fi ❤️

Arto Boa’s devotional book, The Keys

Patience Because of Love

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. (1 Co 13:4-6)

“Love is patient” -sentence can be interpreted also as follows: God is patient, because He is love. He waited patiently in the days of Noah, when they were building the ark, that people would repent from their sins. God is kind to you, He doesn´t want to destroy you, but save you. But to us humans the request for patience is a life long homework. Be patient, be tolerant, don’t look your own way, seek Him first. We are not patient by nature, we want everything now, or at least very soon! I was once taking my kids to swim to the lake, when dark clouds rose to the sky and soon it started heavy raining. From the back seat of car I heard a prayer: “Jesus, help that we could go to swim and the rain would stop!” For a while it was quiet, but when the rain didn´t stop, I heard addition to the prayer: “ If possible, immediately, thank you!” This funny example shows how we have our own perspective on what is happening, and how and when things should be happening.

What is then God´s perspective? God´s perspective is eternity, the imperishable. Like it is said: Dod raises us for eternity. Eternity and God´s love give us a new perspective to look at the things. Tolerant and patient perspective. We live in time, not outside of it. And that´s why we can´t understand God´s deepest goals in the perspective of eternity. We just have to trust in Him, because He has time and eternity in His hands. And He is the only one, who lives outside the time.

The Bible says about Abraham, that he was a hero in faith, and a very patient man. Abraham lived in tents but waited for a heavenly Jerusalem, a city built by God. Abraham never saw it, he walked forward in the strength of faith, but he understood, that the new Jerusalem will become visible, it’s only a manner of time. We walk in our own ”tent” the roads of the world, and wait for the kingdom of God to come visible in all it´s power. Please, remember this, it´s only a matter of time, when the kingdom comes. Faith gives us strength to surrender our struggle with time to God. We think that God often works too late, or at least in the last moment. But you can believe, that God has always the right motives and the clock working. He grows faith and trust in you. And all this He does gently with time, so that you would become patient. God was tolerant with Moses, when He prepared him to be a leader, who would take Israel from slavery. Moses needed 40 years in the desert, God didn´t need this time – he was ready, but Moses needed this time of preparation. A shorter training could have been in place, but then God couldn´t have shown to Moses, how patient, tolerant, merciful and loving He is. And Moses would have never been a patient, good leader.

Raise your sight today towards God´s promises, their fulfilling is just a matter of time. God is determined when He is taking things forward. if you have sorrow and pain, you know it´s only a matter of time, when you are going to be free of those. All the tears shall be wiped away. Only for a short period of time we are like Abraham traveling towards our destination. The good news today is that the destination is quite close, soon the promises will be fulfilled. Wait for a moment patiently, that the gospel would be preached to all the world. And people could repent and find Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

His love becomes perfect in patience. When pain and desert meet you, remember that it´s only a matter of time, when it ends. Just a moment and we are already in brightness. God is tolerant, patience and kind toward you. He has a perfect plan for your life. Be patience and wait for God. Who so kindly and tolerantly loves you.

Arto Boa’s devotional book ”Keys” is soon available in Italian language. English translation is also in process.

Il libro devozionale di Arto Boa “Chiavi” sarà presto reperibile in lingua italiana. Al momento stiamo anche lavorando per la traduzione in inglese.

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