Thursday, 31 December 2015

PRAYERS FOR 2016

In 2016 The Lord has sworn by His right hand And by the arm of His strength: “Surely I will no longer give your grain As food for your enemies; And the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine, For which you have labored.
Isaiah 62:8 NKJV

In 2016, “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.
(Says the Lord)
Isaiah 65:24 NKJV

In 2016, The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.
Psalms 121:7-8 NKJV


Happy New Year

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

GLORY TO GOD

Jude 1:24-25 NKJV

 24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.


PREACH THE WORD

II Timothy 4:1-5 NKJV

 1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom:
 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

PREACH the word, while we still have sound doctrine, PREACH the word, while we still have the bible. Tell your neighbors about the Love of God towards human race. Tell them of the Mission and purpose of Jesus Christ. Tell them of the life immortal promised by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Do not be discouraged when you tell them the good news and it appears your words fall on deaf ears. Remember, it is not all the people who listened to our Lord Jesus Christ that yielded to His word. But make sure you do your own part.

Remember the great commission when Jesus was ascending to the heavens, He said "And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV"

Read also:

NO ONE IS TOO YOUNG IN THE MINISTRY TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS/THE GREAT COMMISSION VS THE GOSPEL NOW

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING FAMINE

BE THE LIGHT TO OTHERS, SO THEY WILL FIND THEIR WAYS THROUGH YOU


God bless you as you ponder on theses messages and you preach the word. Remember, no one is too young in the ministry when it comes to gospel.

Have a great day.





Tuesday, 22 December 2015

TO LOVE GOD STARTS WITH LOVING YOUR BROTHER

I John 4:20-21 NKJV

 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.




Monday, 21 December 2015

BELIEVE! JUST BELIEVE!!!

John 3:16-18 NKJV
 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


I John 5:10-13 NKJV
 10 He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.
 11 And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
 12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
 13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue  to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Read the bible verses over and over again but ponder more on verses 16 & 18 of the book of John chapter 3 and on the verse 13 of the book of I John chapter 5.

In these three verses, we will see the importance of believing in the son of God. The only secret to the ultimate goal of every Christian is to believe in the name, purpose and mission of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16 says "WHOSOEVER believes in Him should not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE". Verse 18 of that same chapter says "He who believes in Him is NOT CONDEMNED; but he who does not believe is condemned already"

I John 5:13 says "These things I have written to you who BELIEVE in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue  to believe in the name of the Son of God.

Believe! Just Believe!!! That's all you need and you will not be condemned, even though on the day of Judgement, Satan may try to remind you of your terrible pasts, but because you have  turned your life around and you have believed in Jesus, in His cause and in His mission, there will be no condemnation for you.

WHOSOEVER believe in Him will not perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE, therefore "BELIEVE! JUST BELIEVE!!!"

THE LORD ALMIGHTY WILL STRENGTHEN OUR FAITH.
AMEN!!!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

ONE OF OUR DUTIES AS PARENTS

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 NKJV

Children are faultless and blameless at birth, as they grow, we are their first contacts, hence they learn their first lessons from us.

The Lord has given them to us, it is our duty to train them in the ways of the Lord.

PRAYERS
The Lord Almighty will help us to help us to train them.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

ADMONITION

Romans 16:17-20 NKJV

 17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
 19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.
 20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

POWER IN THE TONGUE

James 3:1-10 NKJV

  My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.

  The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It  is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.


HOW DO WE USE OUR TONGUE?
Tongues, with it we bless God and with it we curse men who has been made in the image of God...

How we use our tongues is very important, although its a very small member of the body, but how we use the tongue plays a very important role on our immediate environment.

Soothing words to a dying soul, may revive the soul and soothing words in hopeless situations may bring a turn around and restore the lost hope.

The same way soothing words may bring life and hope to a dying soul is also the way harsh and violent words may cause damages to a happy soul or provoke anger and strifes.

The tongue is a small buy powerful member of the body, use your tongue to bring life always, do not use your tongue to kill or to cause strife.

"Its better to be quiet rather than saying things that may be used against you"

Monday, 14 December 2015

TICKET TO EVERLASTING LIFE

I John 5:6-13 NKJV

  This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

THREE WITNESSES

  For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (Son), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. (TRINITY)

  And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water (Baptism), and the blood; and these three agree as one.

 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son.

  He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.


THE TESTIMONY OF GOD ABOUT JESUS

 And this is the testimony:
-  that God has given us eternal life, and
-  this life is in His Son.
-  He who has the Son has life;
-  he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue  to believe in the name of the Son of God.

IN THE SON OF GOD IS LIFE, LIFE ETERNAL. THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN HAVE LIFE IS BY BELIEVING IN THE SON OF GOD (YOU REMEMBER JOHN 3:16).

DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE SON OF GOD ALREADY? IF YES, HOLD ON TO THAT BELIEVE, EVERLASTING LIFE AWAITS YOU. IF "NO" THE ONLY TICKET TO EVERLASTING LIFE IS BY BELIEVING IN THE SON OF GOD.

"He who has the son has life; He who does not have the son does not have life---" Quote by God

Have a nice day.


Saturday, 12 December 2015

DEAD TO SIN, ALIVE TO GOD

Romans 6:1-14 NKJV

  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

  Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in  the  likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

  For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

  For the  death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the  life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

HOW TO STAY SAFE

PROVERBS 18:10

10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

PHILIPPIANS 2:5-11
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him THE NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME, 10 that at THE NAME OF JESUS every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

HOW TO STAY SAFE
The name of the Lord is a Strong Tower. The righteous run to it and they are safe. Because the name of the Lord is above every other name, at the name of Jesus, every knee must bow. Knees of those in Heaven and of those on Earth and of those under the earth, all knee must surely bow at the name of Jesus. Not only that, all tongues must also confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. The only way to stay safe is by clinging unto the name of the LORD whenever you are faced with any trouble or trials or anytime you need to be delivered

My dear friends, what exactly are you afraid of? What is scaring you? What is the name of the sickness in your body? What exactly is the name of the challenges you are facing? The moment you are born again and you are sure you are on the Lord's side, you have nothing to be scared of. We have been given a name that is above every other names, we have a strong tower we can always run to. At the name of Jesus Christ, every knee must bow. I said at the name of JESUS CHRIST every sickness in your body must disappear. At the NAME ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME, all the problem standing tall against you must bow before you.

I want you to put yourself in the mood of prayers right now. Run to the STRONG TOWER, call on THE NAME THAT IS ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAMES and face that giant in your life with the name of JESUS and victory will surely be your in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS.

Therefore i tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours 
Mark 11:24. When you pray, just believe. The Lord will answer you from above. 

GOD BLESS YOU


Wednesday, 9 December 2015

LET BROTHERLY LOVE CONTINUE (STORIES)

Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing  some have unwittingly entertained angels.
Hebrews 13:1-2 NKJV

STORY 1 (THE PROMISE CHILD)
  Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.

  So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground, and said, “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant. Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant.” They said, “Do as you have said.”

  So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it. So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate.

  Then they said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” So he said, “Here, in the tent.” And He said, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold, Sarah your wife shall have A SON.” (Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him.)
Genesis 18:1-10 NKJV

STORY 2 (SAVED FROM A GREAT DESTRUCTION)
  Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, “Here now, my Lords, please turn in to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.”

  And they said, “No, but we will spend the night in the open square.” But he insisted strongly; so they turned in to him and entered his house. Then he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.

  Now before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded the house. And they called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may know them carnally.”

  So Lot went out to them through the doorway, shut the door behind him, and said, “Please, my brethren, do not do so wickedly! See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

  And they said, “Stand back!” Then they said, “This one came in to stay here,  and he keeps acting as a judge; now we will deal worse with you than with them.” So they pressed hard against the man Lot, and came near to break down the door.

  But the men reached out their hands and pulled Lot into the house with them, and shut the door. And they struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they became weary trying to find the door.

  Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city— take them out of this place! For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord , and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”

  So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.

  When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.” And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.”
Genesis 19:1-17 NKJV

And many more
Read also:

AN HARLOT'S KIND GESTURE SAVED HER ENTIRE LINEAGE

CUPS OF COLD WATER



The moral of this stories is;

Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers. The Lord sees your heart and He will bless every form of kindness we extend to one another.

I LOVE YOU ALL



You can also use the comment box to share stories of kindness and rich rewards from the BIBLE or from your personal experiences

Monday, 7 December 2015

MATTHEW 7:7-11 MADE EASY

I was fortunate to be in the church when an elder was explaining his week-in week-out experience to the church. The wife of this elder is a nurse by profession while this particular elder manages a medicine store just in front of their house.

The elder said, "some times, in cases of emergency, people come to knock on our door in the middle of the night for either medical attention from my wife or to come and purchase medicine, not withstanding we do not just open our doors to attend to people, because of security issues, we have to verify who is at the door and the purpose by which he/she came before we open the door".

On some occasions, "when we hear a familiar voice we can easily identify the voice and say that must be Mr. X or Mrs Y and we wont hesitate to open the door and attend to their needs.  however on some other occasions, especially when the voice is not familiar, the person may have to explain further by saying i am Mr. A or i am Mrs. B, i live around here and i have been referred by Mr. X or by Mrs Y (which we are familiar with), before we will open our doors to such strangers"

I, personally gave this illustration a very deep thought and I discovered; if I hear a knock on my door in the middle of the night too, I will have to be sure that even the familiar voices are not coming in to harm me before I will open up. If i put the security fears aside, another thing that came to my mind is; if I hear knocks on my door and many people are out there looking for my help in the middle of the night, I will attend to the people I am familiar with first, before I give my attention to the people that I am not used to........ Ponder on this, what will you do in that kind of situation?

MESSAGE OF THE DAY (MATTHEW 7:7-11 NKJV)
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will YOUR FATHER who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

 It is written, that as the heaven is far from the earth, the same way is the ways of the Lord and His thoughts far from ours "my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts....Isaiah 55:8" but let us ponder on the illustrations above and relate it to what we have in Matthew 7:7-11. especially verse 11 where we have .......how much more your father who is in heaven."
The questions now are; can you boldly call God, "MY FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN?" What is the relationship between you and God? Does God know your voice in prayers and in singing praises to Him? How much do you think God is familiar with your voice?

MATTHEW 7:7-11 MADE EASY
The moment you get yourself acquainted with God the easier the it will be for you to claim the promise of assurance of being there for us, that he made in Matthew 7:7-11. Although His ways are not our ways, but i think it wont be fair if a christian who sing praises to God everyday and talks in prayers with God everyday knocks on God's door at the same time with an unbeliever knocks and Lord attends to the unbeliever ahead of the believer or ignore the knocks of the believer (just my thought). God is a God of Love, read what Jesus said in the book of John 10:26-28 (being familiar with the Believers) 26"But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.…" this same way God will fulfill his promises in Matthew 7:7-11 for his believers.

Ponder on all this and make things easy for yourself by making sure you are acquainted with  God.
Have a wonderful day



Saturday, 5 December 2015

STAY RIGHTEOUS

II Peter 2:4-10 NKJV

  4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment;
  5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one  of eight people , a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;
  6 and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;
  7 and delivered righteous Lot, who  was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked
  8 (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)
  9 then  the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment,
 10 and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They  are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,

The lord knows how to deliver the righteous and He knows how to spare them from the coming punishment or destruction. Noah was not destroyed in the flood because he is a righteous man, Lot was not destroyed in Sodom and Gomorrah's destruction because he was righteous.
  The Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness. Let us do all within our reach to stay righteous, this is all we can do to please the Lord.

Have a wonderful week

Friday, 4 December 2015

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH

 “For yet a little while, And  He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
  But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
Hebrews 10:37-39 NKJV

Thursday, 3 December 2015

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS SIMPLIFIED

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

FOUR FOR GOD
And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
1. “You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of  anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
3. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord  will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In  it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
SIX FOR US
5. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6. “You shall not murder.
7. “You shall not commit adultery.
8. “You shall not steal.
9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus 20:1-17 NKJV

WHICH IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT IN THE LAW?
  But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him  a  question, testing Him, and saying, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
  Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the first and great commandment.
  And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:34-40 NKJV

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS AS YOURSELF
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there  is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.  Romans 13:8-10 NKJV

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS SIMPLIFIED
When Jesus was approached about the greatest commandment, it was obvious that He was talking about the Ten commandments. He simply said the first and the greatest commandment is ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
This means if you love God;
- you will have no other gods before Him. (1st commandment)
- you will not make for yourselve a carved image (2nd commandment)
- you will not take the name of the Lord your God in vain (3rd commandment)
and
- you will always remember the sabbath day to keep it holy

Jesus also said the second commandment is like it ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
This means if you love your neighbor as yourself, you will:
- honour your father and your mother (this commandment carried a blessing) (5th commandment)
- Not murder your neighbor (6th commandment)
- not commit adultery with your neighbor (7th commandment)
- not steal from your neighbor (8th commandment)
- not bear false witness against your neighbor (9th commandment)
- not covet your neighbor (10th commandment)

LOVE ALL
God loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son in propitiation for our sins. If He loves us so much, we ought to Love Him too. If we love Him, we will keep His commandment (John 14:15).

If God has shown us so much Love it is also our duty to Love one another. If we love one another, we will honour our parents and we will not steal, kill, covet, bear false witnesses or commit adultery with our neighbors.

CONCLUSION
we can therefore conclude on this note: "the ten commandments are laws of love" Love God and Love one another, this is the duty of all Christians.



Tuesday, 1 December 2015

PRAYERS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

Psalms 47:1-2 NKJV

Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome; He  is a great King over all the earth.

For the past 11 months in the year 2015, the Lord Almighty has been graciously good to us. He has blessed us with life, He has blessed us with good health. Our going out has been blessed and our coming in has also been blessed.

Clap your hands and praise the Lord because He saw us through January till November. A lot of people started January 2015 with us but unfortunately, we lost them in the course of the year. We are in the 12th month of the year 2015, we need to shout to the Lord with the voice of triumph and glorify His holy name for the Lord is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.

PRAYER FOR DECEMBER
Dear Lord, today is the beginning of the very last month of the year 2015, as we travel through this month, dear Lord;
- please go before us
- please order our steps
- perfect all that concerns us
- bless us with the good things of life
- bless us with the Holy Spirit
- prepare us for your heavenly kingdom
- Let your glory radiate around us
- let people see you and know you more through us
- let us see the end of 2015 with happiness
- prepare us all for a wonderful 2016

In Jesus Name we pray.
Amen




Monday, 30 November 2015

SAYINGS OF THE WISE

Proverbs 22:17-19 NKJV

  Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge;
  For it  is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you;
  Let them all be fixed upon your lips, So that your trust may be in the Lord ;

I have instructed you today, even you.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

GOD'S EVERLASTING LOVE

Romans 8:31-39 NKJV

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NOBODY)

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (SO, DO NOT WORRY)

Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It  is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It  is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. (NO CHARGES AND NO CONDEMNATIONS, JUST STAY HOLY)

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (GOD FORBID)

As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (AMEN)

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.
GOD BLESS YOU!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

ASK PERSISTENTLY

Luke 11:5-13 NKJV

  And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves;  for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;  and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’?

  I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.

  “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”


PRAISE GOD

I Chronicles 29:10-13 NKJV

 10 Therefore David blessed the Lord before all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed are You, Lord God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.
 11 Yours, O Lord , is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that  is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, And You are exalted as head over all.
 12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all.
 13 “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

DO NOT BE DECEIVED

I Samuel 16:1-13 NKJV

 1 Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”
 2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.” But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord .’
 3 Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”
 4 So Samuel did what the Lord said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”
 5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord . Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice.
 6 So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the Lord ’s anointed is before Him!”
 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the  Lord  does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
 8 So Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.”
 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.”
 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.”
 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.”
 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was  ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!”
 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.


 Some times, we look at people and we judge them based on their physical appearance. Some we accept and some we reject. Even a faithful prophet in Isreal (Samuel) was wrong in his judgement by merely looking at the physical appearance.

Many of us have been deceived because of physical appearances, some times we have rejected who we are suppose to accept and sometimes we have accepted the set of people we are supposed to reject all because of physical appearances, ethnicity, race and so on.

What the Lord told Samuel is still applicable to us "For the  Lord  does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

DO NOT BE DECEIVED
See Jesus' warning here "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:15 NKJV"

The message here is; do not be deceived, do not reject or accept based on physical appearance or based on what you see. You cannot see people's heart only God can. A lot of ravenous wolves are out there presenting themselves to be ministers of God and a whole lot of people are out there that we are not seeing as sheep due to their race, ethnicity, or physical appearance but their hearts are very acceptable to God.

Always commit your ways to God, let him always lead you and your judgements and we will not make mistakes. God does not see as man sees, we look at the physical appearance but He sees the heart.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, 23 November 2015

PRAYERS

Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV

“The Lord  bless you and keep you; The Lord  make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’

THE VOICE OF THE LORD

Psalms 29:1-11 NKJV

 1 Give unto the Lord , O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
 2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
 3 The voice of the Lord  is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord  is over many waters.
 4 The voice of the Lord  is powerful; The voice of the Lord  is full of majesty.
 5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
 6 He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
 7 The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.
 8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
 9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
 10 The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever.
 11 The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.


This Bible verses are telling us how powerful the voice of the Lord is. "The voice of the Lord is powerful and full of Majesty".
The voice of the Lord can make and it can destroy. The voice of the Lord can make a way in the wilderness, it can pass through fire, and the voice of the Lord can give life "the voice of the Lord makes a deer give birth"

Are you barren? At the voice of the Lord, you will have children. Are you lost and confused? At the voice of the Lord, there will be a way and God will make everything clear. Are you in bondage of sin or in the shackles of the enemies? The voice of the Lord is able to divides the flames of fire, so it will deliver you and break your shackles.

The Lord is most powerful, He is King and He sits on the throne forever. The lord will give strength to His people and He will bless His people with peace forever. He is a loving God, He loves us and He wants to satisfy us with peace of mind.

PRAYERS
Today we are going to pray. Let us pray that the Lord should speak to our current situations and at the sound of His voice we shall experience breakthroughs.

- At the voice of the Lord, there will be fountains of water for us in the desert.
- At the voice of the Lord, we will walk on the sea and its waves as if its a dry land
- At the voice of the Lord we will have financial breakthroughs
- At the voice of the Lord our enemies shall be destroyed
- At the voice of the Lord, a barren womb shall conceive and deliver
- At the voice of the Lord you and I will do great and mighty things
- At the voice of the Lord, that terminal disease in your body will disappear...

What are you passing through? Look deep down within you, what looks impossible to you? Pray to the Lord of Host today, ask God to speak to that particular situation, and at the Voice of God you shall be delivered in Jesus name.

After your prayers, have faith that the Lord will speak to your situation. Do not forget to end your prayers with thanksgiving. See verses 1 & 2. Give unto the Lord , O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The Lord will answer your prayers and there will be testimonies in Jesus name.
Amen.

Have a wonderful day.


Saturday, 21 November 2015

WAIT ON THE LORD

Isaiah 40:28-31 NKJV

 28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord , The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
 29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.


IN TIMES LIKE THIS

Look around you, a lot are really happening around us, News of Terrorism, News of Natural disasters and so on. All these are pointing to the end time warning that Jesus gave.

THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES AND THE END OF THE AGE
 3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will  be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all  these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
 9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.
 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.
 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:3-14 NKJV


IN TIMES LIKE THIS (HYMNAL)
1
In times like these you need a Savior,
In times like these you need and anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
2
In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
3
In times like these I have a Savior,
In times like these I have an anchor
I’m very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, The only One!
I’m very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid rock!
The message in this Hymn is also applicable when you being tempted or when your heart is broken, whenever you are facing tribulations or any forms of storms of life.

The message here is; you should hold on to Jesus, do not look somewhere else for answers. Let you anchor steadfastly hold on to Jesus and it shall be well with you.

Amen



Friday, 20 November 2015

SWEET PRAYER

II Corinthians 13:14 NKJV

GRACE (in Christian belief) is the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
LOVE is the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
COMMUNION is the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level.

This is a powerful prayer for all of us;
May the GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ
The LOVE of God and
The COMMUNION of the Holy Spirit
Be with you all.
Amen


Every time you say this prayer, this is exactly what you are praying for;

May the free, unmerited favour & bestowal of His blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The benevolent affection of God for us and
The sharing of our intimate thoughts & feelings with the Holy Spirit;
Be our daily experience now and forever
Amen.


I pray that the Grace of Jesus, the Love of God and the Communion of the Holy Spirit will be our daily experience in Jesus Name.
Amen.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

DEATH COMES TO ALL

Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 NKJV

For I considered all this in my heart, so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them. All things come alike to all:
One event happens to the righteous and the wicked;
To the good, the clean, and the unclean;
To him who sacrifices and him who does not sacrifice.
As is the good, so is the sinner;
He who takes an oath as he who fears an oath.
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun: that one thing happens to all. Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live, and after that they go to the dead. But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
For the living know that they will die;
But the dead know nothing,
And they have no more reward,
For the memory of them is forgotten.
Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished;
Nevermore will they have a share
In anything done under the sun.
Go, eat your bread with joy,
And drink your wine with a merry heart;
For God has already accepted your works.
Let your garments always be white,
And let your head lack no oil.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
11 I returned and saw under the sun that—
The race is not to the swift,
Nor the battle to the strong,
Nor bread to the wise,
Nor riches to men of understanding,
Nor favor to men of skill;
But time and chance happen to them all.
12 For man also does not know his time:
Like fish taken in a cruel net,
Like birds caught in a snare,
So the sons of men are snared in an evil time,
When it falls suddenly upon them.

LESSON FOR ALL
This particular chapter in the bible is neither to scare us that we will all die one day nor to encourage us to live a wayward life because death is befalls both the righteous and the unrighteous. But this chapter is to remind us that we will all die one day, however, we still have hopes while we are alive (But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope). Hope for what? Hope for life after death.

As fishes are not aware they will be caught in the net, as birds are not aware that they will be caught in the snare, as animals are not aware they will be caught in the trap; that same way is the way death comes to all. Death comes when no one is expecting it and of course, there is no way to make our wayward ways right before God after death. This is why verse 4 said "But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope for a living dog is better than a dead lion." Therefore, the opportunity of being alive should not be under-utilized, we should always use this opportunity to keep our garments white before God.

While we were encouraged to enjoy our lives and make merry with it in verse 7, verse 8 clearly instructed us to always let our garments be white (stay righteous before God always) and let our heads lack no oil.

May the good Lord help us to always stay strong in Him and while we run this race we will always find favor before God.
Thank you for reading.
Have a blessed day.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

LESSONS FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH

Genesis 19:12-26 NKJV
 12 Then the men said to Lot, “Have you anyone else here? Son-in-law, your sons, your daughters, and whomever you have in the city— take them out of this place!
 13 For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of the Lord , and the Lord has sent us to destroy it.”
 14 So Lot went out and spoke to his sons-in-law, who had married his daughters, and said, “Get up, get out of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city!” But to his sons-in-law he seemed to be joking.
 15 When the morning dawned, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, “Arise, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, lest you be consumed in the punishment of the city.”
 16 And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city.
 17 So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, “Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.”
 18 Then Lot said to them, “Please, no, my Lords!
 19 Indeed now, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have increased your mercy which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the mountains, lest some evil overtake me and I die.
 20 See now, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one; please let me escape there ( is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.”
 21 And he said to him, “See, I have favored you concerning this thing also, in that I will not overthrow this city for which you have spoken.
 22 Hurry, escape there. For I cannot do anything until you arrive there.” Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
 23 The sun had risen upon the earth when Lot entered Zoar.
 24 Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.
 25 So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
 26 But his wife looked back behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

While studying the bible early this morning, I came to this story about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. I was able to learn some lessons and that’s what I want to share with you

LESSONS FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH
1. THE FINAL WARNING BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION: The angels of God told Lot that the outcry of the people has reached the Lord and they have been sent to destroy the cities. Therefore, they said to Lot, is there anyone else you have in the city? Take them out of here (verse 12). This same final warning applies to us, we all know the world is gradually coming to an end, we ought to bring our loved ones out of the coming destruction by preaching the Gospel to them.
2. NEVER TAKE THE GOSPEL WITH LEVITY: The sons-in-law would have been saved from the coming destruction if they heed their Father-in-law (Verse 14). Through my rational thinking, I have this feelings that Lot lost his daughters who were married alongside the sons-in-law in the destruction. Verse 16 says, the angel took Lot, His wife and His two daughters out of the city. These two daughters were the one Lot offered the men of Sodom and Gomorrah for them to use a night before. See now, I have two daughters who have not known a man; please, let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you wish; only do nothing to these men, since this is the reason they have come under the shadow of my roof.” Genesis 19:8 NKJV. These are obviously the daughters who are married. Salvation of the father cannot save the daughters nor the sons-in-law. If you have to be saved, you have to make a move to save your own life too.
3. DO NOT REMAIN IN SIN: As soon as you hear the Gospel of God, please take heed. Do lot remain in sin. Leave your former life and follow the instructions of God from the bible and you will be saved from the coming destruction.
4. DO NOT LOOK BACK: Once you have been saved, let nothing take you back to your former life. I do not know what made Mrs Lot look back, but what is very obvious here is, she disobeyed the instructions of God. We also have our instructions in the Bible. If you want to be saved, leave all you have, take up your cross and follow Jesus. Let nothing make you go back to your former life from the moment you become saved. It is very dangerous.

These were just few from the lessons I was able to learn from this story today. If you find this very helpful, kindly share with your friend.

God bless you.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

THE RIGHT PATH

Hosea 14:9 NKJV

Who is wise?
Let him understand these things.
Who  is prudent?
Let him know them.
  For the ways of the Lord  are right; The righteous walk in them, But transgressors stumble in them.

The question now is; do we walk in them or we stumble in them?
Think deep about it.
Have a great day.
o-=)

Sunday, 15 November 2015

CALL UPON ME IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE

Psalms 50:15 NKJV

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”

With a great pleasure I want to take this moment to assure you that God loves you far beyond your imaginations. He knows the devil roars about like a lion, looking for who to devour. Therefore He knows what you are going through. Because of His Love toward us, He made us a promise;

CALL UPON ME IN THE DAY OF TROUBLE; I WILL DELIVER YOU
Today, we are going to call upon God

PRAYERS
Our kind and Heavenly Father we are here to seek your face this days. You have made us a promise to call upon You in the days of trouble and we are here today to call upon You.

- Father, the devil is doing everything possible to frustrate us please God, come to our rescue
- Father, we need your presence in our lives throughout our journey here, dear Lord do not depart from us
- Father, the devil is trying to lure us into sin through series of temptation, please deliver us from every form of evil
- Father, some marriages are full of trouble and they are close to the point of divorce, dear Lord please intervene.
- Some of us are facing different kinds of problems at work, dear Lord please settle it
- some of our children are giving us troubles day and night, dear Lord, lay your hands upon them
- some of us are Students, some courses and some lecturers look impossible to us, there Lord show us the way out.
- we commit this new week into Your hands Kindly deliver us from Every form of evil in it.
- we pray for favor in all we lay our hands on, dear God, favor us.
- The year is gradually running to an end, Lord Jesus, deliver us from every trouble ahead of us.
- (say other things you want the Lord to do for you)

Thank you Lord because you have heard our prayers and you will deliver us from every form of trouble. In Jesus name we pray.

Amen!!!

Do not forget the other part of the promise He made to us. After the Lord has delivered us from our troubles, let us all remember to Glorify Him.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

THE OUTWORKING OF LOVE

I John 3:16-23 NKJV

 16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
 20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.


BE FAITHFUL

Hebrews 3:7-15 NKJV

  Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, In the day of trial in the wilderness, Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me, And saw My works forty years.
  Therefore I was angry with that generation, And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, And they have not known My ways.’ So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
  Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
  For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”


Thursday, 12 November 2015

AN ADULTRESS FACES THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD (Story)

John 8:1-12 NKJV

  But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
  Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him.
  But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
  Then those who heard it,  being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
  When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and  sin no more.”
  Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

THE LESSON FROM THIS STORY
  Jesus want the accusers to know that no one is perfect. The law of God is there, but God has not made us judge over each other. Many of us finds joy in looking for faults in people and we try to bring them to judgement by ourselves. Before you look for faults in people, ask yourself if you are perfect.

He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.

Thank you for reading, you can leave your comments
Have a great day.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

PROCLAIM THE PRAISES OF GOD

I Peter 2:9-10 NKJV

But you are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
His own special people,

That you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
who once were not a people but are now the people of God,
who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.


God has done so much for us and we ought to proclaim His praises forever. He choose us, He made us Royal priesthoods (of Heavenly Kingdom), He made us a Holy Nation and His own special people.

When we were lost He saved us and He made us His people (now we are the people of God), He brought us out of the darkness of this world into His own marvelous light. A lot of people are out there in the world who are very lost, but we have obtained mercy from God

We ought to think about who we were and who we are now. We ought to think about the hopelessness of our former life and our future hope of reigning with the King of Glory. We ought to think about the Priceless sacrifice He made on our behalf so that we will be saved (See: the ultimate price paid.) From all these deep thoughts we will see that we have a role to play; PROCLAIM THE PRAISES OF THE GOD WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR US.

Gone are the days when we offer sacrifices, God does not eat, He does not drink, the only thing He want from us is out grateful hearts, our praises and our Thanksgiving. Proclaim the praises of God and You will experience more of HIM.

Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS AWESOME WORKS

Psalms 66:1-20 NKJV

 Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!
 Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.”
 Come and see the works of God; He  is awesome in  His doing toward the sons of men. He turned the sea into dry land; They went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him. He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; Do not let the rebellious exalt themselves.
 Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard, Who keeps our soul among the living, And does not allow our feet to be moved.
 For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined. You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
 I will go into Your house with burnt offerings; I will pay You my vows, Which my lips have uttered And my mouth has spoken when I was in trouble. I will offer You burnt sacrifices of fat animals, With the sweet aroma of rams; I will offer bulls with goats.
 Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul. I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.
 If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!

The Lord has really done something great for me.
Amen