Thursday, 31 March 2016

JUSTICE FOR ALL

Exodus 23:1-9 NKJV

   You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

   You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.

   You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute.

    If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, and you would refrain from helping it, you shall surely help him with it.

   You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute.

   Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked. And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous.

   Also you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

TAKE HEED TO YOUR MINISTRY

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
I Timothy 4:12-16 NKJV

JESUS CHRIST

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1-5 NKJV

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NKJV

Sunday, 27 March 2016

HAPPY EASTER

I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
Revelation 1:18 NKJV

AMEN

HAPPY EASTER


THE PRINCIPLE OF LOVE

Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV

“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.”

Sometime we fail because we put the second ahead of the first, that was clearly seen in the case of Adam. If we love someone, we will do everything to make them happy, if they tell us their do(s) and don't(s) we try as much as possible to keep to it and if they offer us things, we will tryas much as possible not to reject them and so on.

God has been so nice to Adam and his wife, He has given them all they needed to live happily in the garden and He visits them in the Garden, He only warned them against a particular tree. Adam on the other hand love God and he love is wife. But on this fateful day, Adam choose to love his neighbor more than he loved God, and we all know the consequences of his actions.

THE PRINCIPLE OF LOVE
We must love, but the largest share of our love must go to our creator, our God, not just because He is God but because He loved us first. Our love for Him must be considered first and it must be done with all of our heart, with all of our souls and with all of our mind. After which we must love our neighbors.

Read also: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS SIMPLIFIED

Thank you, Have a wonderful day.




Thursday, 24 March 2016

THANK YOU JESUS

4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

5 But He was  wounded for our transgressions, He  was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:4-5 NKJV

Amen

Monday, 21 March 2016

THE LOOKWARM CHURCH/INDIVIDUALS

Revelation 3:14-22 NKJV

YOU AND I
 14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans (or You and I) write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:

WHAT WE DO
 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot (neither strong for God nor weak for God, like we want to sit on the fence that separate good and evil, not too committed to the world and not too committed to God). I could wish you were cold or hot.
 16 So then, because you are lukewarm (not too committed to God and not too committed to the world), and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

 17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ (we feel we are self-sufficient, we feel we are holy enough and we are not too deep into the world, we feel we need no one to guide us because we have all it takes to make it.......and so on) and do not know that (before God) you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.

GOD'S COUNSEL
 18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire (Patient and Longsuffering), that you may be rich; and white garments (Holiness), that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

ONE MORE CHANCE OF HOPE
 20 Behold, I stand at the door (of our hearts) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

A VERY GREAT PROMISE
 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. (Therefore, let You and I try all our possible best to open our hearts to Jesus so that He will come in and stay in our hearts and we will continually be on the Lord's side. We will then overcome and we will sit with Jesus on His throne. AMEN)

STERN WARNING
 22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches (and to You and I).” ’ ”

God bless you, have a wonderful day.


Saturday, 19 March 2016

SWEET INSTRUCTIONS

Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, And he who begets a wise child will delight in him. Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.
Proverbs 23:22-25 NKJV

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

PREPARATION FOR CHRIST'S COMING

I Thessalonians 5:2-11 NKJV

   For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

   But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

   Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.

   But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

   For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

   Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

AMEN

PRAYERS
   Dear Lord, we humble ourselves before you this moment Seeking your Holy Face, please in your infinite mercy, kindly prepare us for the second coming of Christ.
   We do not want to be caught unawares and we do not want to be met unprepared dear lord teach us to live our lives one day at a time.
   In Jesus name we have prayed.

AMEN.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

STORY OF SALVATION

II Kings 5:1-19 NKJV

  1 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper.
  2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife.
  3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.”
  4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”
  5 Then the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
  6 Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said, Now be advised, when this letter comes to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.
  7 And it happened, when the king of Israel read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, “ Am I God, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore please consider, and see how he seeks a quarrel with me.”
  8 So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.”
  9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house.
 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you  shall be clean.”
 11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to  me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’
 12 Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
 13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to  do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”
 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there  is  no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”
 16 But he said, “ As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
 17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord .
 18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”
 19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.

LESSONS FROM THE STORY OF NAAMAN
1. NO ONE IS TOO LITTLE TO BE DISREGARDED: she was a slave, she was taken captive from Israel by her Mistress's husband, she's a young girl. Her words to her mistress about how Naaman would get her healings was the beginning of the salvation story of Naaman. Because her words were not disregarded by her master, that is why we are talking about this salvation story.
2. DO GOOD TO THOSE THAT HATE YOU: The bible did not say she was being treated bad by Naaman and his wife but one thing is sure. She was a free Samaritan before the Syrian took her captive and she became a slave in the house of the commander of Syrian army that took her captive. So she has every reason to watch her master die in his leprosy. Her kind attitudes to her master is one of the great reasons why we are telling this salvation story.
3. LEARN TO BE HUMBLE: Naaman is a great man of high class, he even found favour in the sight of His own master, the king of Syria. He even went with horses and chariots to the house of the prophet. But what happened? The prophet was not moved by his wealth or his status, in fact the prophet did not appear physically before him, the prophet sent his own messenger to pass his message to Naaman. “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you  shall be clean.”
   Naaman almost missed his salvation because he was furious and he went away, he was expecting the prophet to come out to meet him, wave his hands in the air call on the name of his God and the leprosy will go but reverse was the case. The water the prophet even told him to go and was himself is not the purest of waters in Israel. Therefore, Naaman departed.
4. LISTEN TO GOOD COUNSEL OF PEOPLE AROUND YOU: And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to  do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
   Requirements for salvation are not always something big. Jesus said "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
4. SALVATION CANNOT BE BOUGHT: Naaman came back to appreciate the prophet with gifts but the prophet refused the gift. Salvation is free, it can not be bought. Its an example to all of us, if the prophet had accepted the gift, every time Naaman talk about how he overcame his leprosy, the gift given to the prophet in appreciation will sound like a price given in appreciation for the freedom. Salvation is free it cannot be bought.
   Because Naaman saw that the salvation is totally free, he therefore made the confession in the verse 17 "for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord."


Thank you for reading.
Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

JESUS TEACHES ABOUT CELIBACY

But He said to them, “ALL CANNOT ACCEPT THIS SAYING, BUT ONLY THOSE TO WHOM IT HAS BEEN GIVEN:  For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.”

Matthew 19:11-12 NKJV

Friday, 4 March 2016

LIVE FOR GOD

Ephesians 6:5-9 NKJV

  5 Bondservants, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in sincerity of heart, as to Christ;
  6 not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,
  7 with goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
  8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.
  9 And you, masters, do the same things to them, giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

BONDSERVANTS
   As Bondservants (people under authorities) we must diligently obey authorities and perform our duties as they expect us to. We should carry out our duties as they expect us to, without complaints but with sincerity of heart. We should neither do it as men-pleasers nor as an eye service. We should rather discharge our duties with goodwill as if we are giving our services to God....verse 8 says it all.

MASTERS
   As Master or people with authorities and power, we should not victimise our subordinates we should not threaten them neither should we exploit them. Every master or every persons with power and authorities should also remember they have a master in heaven (that is Jesus Christ) who treats everyone (both bondservants and masters) with love without partiality.

   So, no matter who you are Bondservants or Masters, live your lives to please God and for God only. He rewards good work without partiality and whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or a master.

THANK YOU
HAVE A GREAT DAY

FREEDOM FOR ALL YET JUDGMENT FOR ALL

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; BUT KNOW THAT FOR ALL THESE GOD WILL BRING YOU INTO JUDGEMENT.
Ecclesiastes 11:9 NKJV

Everyone has been given the freedom of choice. No one can force you to worship God neither can anyone forcefully make you a christian. The bible text above was written by a wise King (Solomon) trying to make a point here....rejoice, let your heart cheer, walk in the ways of your heart that seems best to you and walk in your opinion/point of view.... But we shouldn't forget one very important thing.... We will be judge based on how we use these freedom that has been bestowed upon us.

Therefore, pray that the Lord will walk with you in the ways of your heart and you want to see from God's point of view in the sight of your eyes so that your freedom of choice will not be abused.

Have a wonderful day.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

PRAYERS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH

When the ear heard, then it blessed me, And when the eye saw, then it approved me;
Job 29:11 NKJV

In this blessed month of March, the Glory of God shall be all over you...

- whatever you say this month will bring a great blessing upon you
- every eye that sees you this month will see God through you and they shall approve you.
- this month will bring you a lot of testimonies in Jesus name.

AMEN