Living A Triumphant Christian Life (Part1)

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There was a heavyweight boxing bout recently between Anthony Joshua (British) and Wladimir Klitschko(Ukrainian), in which Anthony eventually won on a knockout. As for such fight, you must be in it to win to be crowned the champion. No one is conferred a champion or a winner without entering a boxing ring. You’ve got to fight before you win. Notwithstanding, with God, everyone is a winner with or without a fight. Believers in Christ are the only set of people crowned with a victory even before a fight. They only enter into a fight to claim their victory. When I say a FIGHT, I mean battles, troubles and challenges of life.

Moreover, no one who is an athlete wins a prize unless he competes according to the rules.  2Timothy 2:5(ISV)

Perpetual victory is the birthright of every believer. We are born to win in every struggle of life. To overcome a spiritual attack and the forces against our health, monetary resource, marriage issues and so on: your present situations not withstanding.  I’m not oblivion here. Of course, I recognise you might be living in a spot that makes you feel DEFEATED. I’m not in any way disputing that. Rather let you know that the word of God is not at the mercy of our feelings or conditions. The word of God reigns supreme over our challenges….. And cannot in any way invalidate what the word of God promises.

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.1John 5:4(NLT)

DON’T GIVE UP YOUR BIRTHRIGHT 

God is ever a winner, A man of war and has never lost a fight. Being born again enlisted us to a family of God. Of course, when a child is born into a family, it automatically entitled him access to that family inheritance.  You don’t have to pray for it.  Of course, the portion allocated may vary due to the position in the family and the child being in the good book of either or both of his/her parents who owns the heritage. In the Bible days among the Jews, the first born of the family has the right to the lion’s share while the balance is dealt among other siblings. But this position could be modified for many different causes. Reuben and Esau were typical cases where their rights were handed to someone else, despite the fact that they were both firstborns: but in both cases, they were at faults…… Esau sold his and Reuben slept with his father’s concubine. Hence it’s very possible for one to lose what rightfully belong to them. May it not happen to you in Jesus name.

See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Hebrews 12:16(NIV)

”IF YOU DON’T SEE YOURSELF AS A WINNER THEN YOU CANNOT PERFORM AS A WINNER”…. ZIG-ZIGLAR

As a child of God, you are born into a triumphant family. The transformation from the realm of darkness to light was our first victory (Mk 3:27). At the point of Salvation, every believer is born to triumph in life. And that doesn’t change regardless of what the world might throw at you. It doesn’t alter your nature, it doesn’t change your personality in Christ. You are born to ride over every storm of your life. You are above, not beneath. You are the head and not the tail. Why? Because you are on the Lord’s side. The side of victory. You are a victor because God is your father. The one that makes Heaven and the Earth. Nothing will befall you without the knowledge of God. Your test and trials must pass through the TABLE of God Almighty for VETTING. If He allows it, it’s because He recognises you are capable of defeating it.  Don’t consider yourself defeated nor as a victim. Whatsoever you are going through has come to PASS.  This you must know this you must believe.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1Corinthians 10:13(NIV)

I will go forward in this series in my succeeding post. Please do follow me on this teaching. In the next series, I will spill the beans about why, FAITHKNOWLEDGE and ATTITUDE matter to defend our victory in Christ. Satan is in trouble!

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident.

You just require to confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour;

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My DADDY is the Train DRIVER

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I heard a story of a small boy seated all by himself in one of the train carriages, late in the nighttime. Out of curiosity, a couple who just jumped on the train asked him if he was not worried being alone. The young boy said, ”NO!”. The couple was amazed, asking among themselves, ‘how come a young boy of this age gave a confident response like that?’. They went further to ask him, ”why?” The boy with a smiley face said,” because my DADDY is the train driver”!

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 (NIV)

If only we can wholly have the consciousness of the ever-abiding presence of God about us, we would be equally confident as this little male child.  Confident even in the thick of the raging storm and tumult waves of uncertain future. I reckon the boy was relaxed, feel comfortable and probably glued his eyes on a video game device. Less concerned, about his loneliness and the dark sky view from the window pane. The gumption of his father in charge of the ascendancy of the train undoubtedly gave him no cause to harbour any fear.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:36 (NIV)

 STAYING CALM IN THE MIDST OF A STORM 

Matters that are written down in the Bible are written for our lessons and instruction. (1Cor10:11) One day Jesus and His disciples were in the similar situation like that of the little boy, only instead of the disciples to remain calm they panicked. They were in the same boat with Jesus when the storm was raging. Whereas Jesus was sleeping during this period. The disciples were restless. They ran to Jesus for help but He was not pleased with their decision. He required them to be calm like Him. (Matt.8: 23-27)  It then implies that in that respect could be things we constantly pray for,  that may just be all we need do is to address the situation by ourselves knowing full well that God is on our side. We must develop an absolute trust in God and His promises. At that place could be stormy but that would not change His promises.  If we truly give Him control of our lives, there is no ground to dread what the enemy or circumstance would do to us.

They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them. Psalm 112:7 (NLT)

PAUL’S ATTITUDE IS WORTHY OF EMULATION

Apostle Paul’s attitude to raging storm is worthy of emulation. Paul on his journey to be tried in Rome, travelling with others faced with the impending catastrophic situation. The waves were so strong to the extent that everyone believed they might die except Paul. Paul is acting as the only man in the village, persuading others to remain calm…. Begging them to eat their food. Paul’s attitude here is worthy of emulation. How many of us could respond like that under such circumstances?  What gives Paul confidence? He was confident because he was persuaded in his spirit; impressed by God. (Acts 27:1-38) Everything still comes down to knowing the will of God in every situation. The word of God should be the root of our assurance and sureness. Hence, if you know your DADDY is the one driving the TRAIN, you don’t NEED to worry!”

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 (ESV)

 

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident.

You just require to confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour;

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Why I Think You Should Write Your Own Book

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I published my first ebook recently, and I couldn’t be any happier.
While I’m not suggesting anyone should write a book just for the sake of it. But I do think everyone has a book inside of them waiting to be published. Why did I say that? I say that because everyone has their own thoughts, beliefs, and passion unique to them. We all have specific thoughts about one subject or the other deposited in us, shaped by experience and knowledge; they are peculiar to every individual. Likewise, our spiritual life experience and testimonies could be put into a book so as to make an impact in the life of others.

Bind up this testimony of warning and seal up God’s instruction among my disciples. Isa 8:16 (NIV)

In life, I can say we can all be categorised into three groups. You either write a book (be an author) or read other people’s books (Reader), or books (or articles) written about you (Biography/Obituary/Eulogy etc.). We all fall into at least one of these categories. If you don’t write books, someday a book will be written about you, in life or death. But we all have equal opportunities to belong to all the categories. Authors of books may die, but their books don’t…… still blesses others even when they are gone. It is like the blood of Abel speaking after his death(Heb 12:24b) or like, Elisha dead bones revived a dead man (2Kings 13:21) It means you are not only a blessing while alive…. also doing same in death. Think of Smith Wigglesworth, Arch Bishop Idahosa, Myles Munroe to mention but a few. They are no more, but their works go on.

We will not hide [them] from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.(Psalm 78:4KJV)

Writing my book was a thought I have been nursing more than a decade. I couldn’t just ooze out the strong will to make it happen. Within me, I knew one day I would write. But how is going to happen, I am not sure. This is the struggle I have lived with during those years. But thanks be to God, I got inspired last year, and I made it one of my goals for this year.

This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.(Jer 30:2 NIV)

My goal was to publish a printed edition. In fact, I had written close to 8,000 words on a separate subject up till around April this year 2017, before the thought of writing an ebook overrode me. In other to accomplish that I made a commitment to write a few words every day as inspired. Here we are today, I have my delightful book being read across the globe.

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything

To write a book, you must have motivation and passion for something.
It might be something that might help others to overcome what God has helped you to overcome. It might be to raise your voice against ungodliness in the society. It is you alone that can figure this out. It is a thought unique to you. Our testimonies, knowledge and experience with God are uniquely different.

Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2Cor1:4NIV)

Writing a book is a step by step process. It might take months or years to get it done. But in as much as you can put your thought together, and daily devote a fraction of your time to write something down, you’ll eventually get it done. On my book titled,“HOW TO LIVE A PERFECT LIFE IN CHRIST’‘. My motivation erupted out of curiosity. I wanted to know, how would anyone make it to heaven if people always say, ”no one is perfect?”  How would God require us to be perfect, if we can never be?  I just don’t get it.  How then can we qualify for Heaven?. I need an answer to all these…..because I want to make Heaven; I was desperate to know what God is looking for in a Man. Also, how a Man would be sure he’s on the right track to Heaven. The totality of my book concept is founded on that premise.

Those who heard this said, “Then who in the world can be saved? (Luke 18:26NLT)

I feel satisfied when my book was completed. Who wouldn’t be? At least I was able to empty my chest, knowing full well that I don’t want to die and be buried with that thought without sharing it with the public. One thing is sure, after death, your book will still be talking and blessing people. For me, that is a legacy we all deserved! I hope I have been able to inspire you one way or the other. If that is yes, I am looking forward to reading your book soon!

Stay blessed.

 

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident.

You only need to confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour;

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The Exclusivity Of Christianity ( Part 2)

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The exclusivity of Christianity is not a claim. Rather, it is based on the reality of its scriptural proofs in life application, science, and eye witnesses accounts. Although it is fair to say, I am a Christian because I was born into a Christian family.  Like me, many people are in their religions just because they were born into it. But the fact is, being born into Christianity doesn’t make a person a practising one. For me, my journey was a soul searching experience when the reality of life after death dawned on me. I could have changed my religion during this period, but it was in Christianity that I found the answers to my questions. Having trouble with the existence of God, creation, relationship and eternity. No other religion come anywhere near the answers Christianity proffers. I found in Jesus the answers to the void in my life and heart. And since 1996, I stopped being religious, I started a relationship with God and Jesus as my Saviour. There had been ups and downs along the way, but to the glory of God, I’m still standing. And that is what matters!

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,(1Timothy 2:5 NIV)

Only in Christianity, we know about:

  1.  ADAMIC NATURE/ SINFUL NATURE

Mankind is born a sinner. It is an inherited nature for all of us. Adam as the original father sinned at the beginning, which made everyone a sinner spiritually.  God is a Spirit. Therefore, something has to be done to rectify our spiritual decadence. Sinful nature cannot relate to God. It is a nature that is willing to resist everything about God. It cannot please God…….it’s unwilling to obey God. For this nature to relate with God, it needs a rescue. God would be the one to make this call. Adam let God down through disobedience to His instructions. There is no way a man can deliver himself nor by any other being. It is down to God to initiate a way of reconciliation. This is what He did by sending His only begotten Son. Long before Jesus, He had accepted an offering of animals as an ad hoc solution. But complete forgiveness through a righteous man, who has the nature of God and man, qualifies as a  balance for human acceptance. No amount of prayers or alms-giving can secure human salvation. It must be in God’s way which is through Jesus Christ.

When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. (Romans 5:12NLT)

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.(Romans 3:23NLT)

  1.  REDEMPTION /RECONCILIATION

Sinners are enemies of God. (Romans 5:10) And a sinner cannot save another sinner, God sent His only begotten Son…..who lived as a man and yet without sin, as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.(John 3:16NLT)

For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people.(Titus 2:11NLT)

  1.  REPENTANCE/CONFESSION/FORGIVENESS

All mankind must acknowledge their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour through genuine repentance, confession and believe in His finished work on the cross for salvation and forgiveness.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts 2:21KJV)

People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.(Proverbs 28:13NLT)

  1. RIGHTEOUSNESS

God’s kind of righteousness is not based on what we do. Just being good cannot save anyone. Our self-righteousness is short of God’s standard. God’s Righteousness is what can save any soul from hell. Whereas, some religions believe that, to go to heaven, all you have to do, is to make sure your good deeds outweigh the bad. The trouble is if that is the case, how do you know you qualify in this instance without a standard? Our good deeds are never good enough for God’s standard. We are to be saved by the Blood of the Lamb and then good deeds. Good deeds alone is not sufficient!

We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.(Isaiah 64:6NLT)

  1.  JUSTIFICATION

At the point of Salvation, a believer is declared righteous. Righteousness is imputed regardless of what he has done in the past. Believing in Christ justifies one of sin. God now sees the believer as if he or she never sinned. The Blood of Jesus declares them unacquainted and without sin. Free from Adamic, generational and personal sins. That is why you cannot judge a believer by whatever wrong committed in the past.

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. (2Corinthians 5:21NLT)

  1. SANCTIFICATION

This is where the Holy Spirit continues to work in the life of a believer. This is where the good deeds matter. The fruit of the Holy Spirit, i.e. love, peace, long-suffering, etc., must be manifested in such life. When a believer is committed to please God and live holy, the grace of God to live holy abounds over such individual.

If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.(1 John 2:29NIV)

In my conclusion, the point I’m making is this: It is only in Christianity the way of salvation is thorough and straightforward. It shows God’s and Man’s part. It is not a case of leaving everything to God or everything to  man. God plays His part, and man plays his part. It makes it easy to know if you are in the right Way-the Way to Heaven.

PRAYER OF SALVATION 

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; do so prayerfully and with the depth of your heart.
Kindly say this prayer and mean it with faith in your heart:
“O Lord God, I believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. I believe He died for me and God raised Him from the dead. I believe He’s alive today. I confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His Name, I have eternal life; I’m born again. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul! I’m now a child of God. Halleluiah!”

If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form if you need guidance and counselling.

God bless you.

 

The Exclusivity Of Christianity( Part 1)

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 A couple of years ago, I watched an interview on Larry King show on CNN. There was a famous televangelist quizzed by Larry King. He asked him if Jesus is the only way to heaven. To my chagrin, there was no direct answer from the man. Larry King  again asked him if the worshippers of other religions would not go to heaven as a result of not following Jesus. This man also said, “It is God who decides that”. Of course, God decides who make it to heaven. But He will only decide among those who claim to be Christians…..judging them on their faithfulness. People outside Christ has no consideration at all, according to the Bible. They already chose their path. Unless they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour before death.

But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.(Matt 10:33NIV)

 

The Bible has made it clear that it is only those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour would make it to Heaven.  I am here to lend my voice with others who are not ashamed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Those that have not bowed to the politically correct order of our governments. No wonder Jesus said if you deny me, I will deny you. He must be talking about the situation like this. A situation where a believer must be bold and courageous to stand for what he believes; people like Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel. Political correctness has shut the mouth of many believers such that many are afraid, to tell the truth, which is in Jesus Christ.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.(Rom1:16NIV)

Of course, you stand the chance of being persecuted, harassed or ultimately killed. But since nothing can be done against the truth, but for the truth. Everything you suffer in the name of Jesus would never be in vain. So please, don’t bury your head in the sand.

So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.(1Pet 4:14NLT)

Jesus remains the only way to heaven. It is either His Way or no way at all. He is the mediator between God and man. He is the sacrifice for our sins. He makes mankind  acceptable to God. Human righteousness, morality or set of rules cannot save anyone. Even at our best when we are good, is not good enough or measure up to  God’s standard of righteousness and holiness. Jesus Christ is the covering and atonement of sins.

All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature, we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,(Eph 2:3-4NLT)

The point I’m making is this, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, don’t be apologetic to say Jesus is the only way. Because truly He is! The world may believe in a plurality of ways, but we are not. And in case you are reading this and you don’t believe in one Way, please pray to God to reveal to you the truth. If you ask Him with an open heart and genuine heart, He will surely answer the longing of your heart.

Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.(Jer33:3NLT)

If you have not  received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; prayerfully and from the depth of your heart. If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form if you need guidance and counselling. God bless you.

 

How Easter Brings Hope For Mankind

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Easter and Christmas are two big festivals widely celebrated by Christians every year. Unbelievers do join in the celebration as a way of catching fun. I remember when I was growing up, these two events are what we always looked forward to as kids. The same applied to my contemporary age mates in my community. We all knew it was always a time we get new clothes, have fun, and most importantly, get a most elusive meal such as chicken or turkey from our parents for this special time. You will understand if you are like me, born without a silver spoon in my mouth. Eating of chicken and turkey was not common in our meals. But one thing is sure, in any of these festivals, it was as certain as death and taxes.

Likewise spiritually, the Easter period should rekindle our hope of eternity and heaven. It should be spent with sober reflection on the love and unselfish choice Jesus made to lay down His life for mankind. Knowing full well that He was not accepted by His people while He was alive. Even so, He still went to die. What gave Him impression that His death would mean anything to His people and mankind? He had to die in hope, hoping that people will repent of their sins. Hope that he had to do what he had to do, for you and me.

28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.   30 But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way. (Luke 4:28-39NIV)
Jesus is the first-born in the family of God. His experience is our experience. His death our death. His resurrection our resurrection. Easter should remind us of his accomplishment on the cross. Jesus didn’t die for Himself. He died for others, even for those who hated Him now and then. His death paved the way for our liberation. Liberty from the clutches of Satan.

Before and during the Jesus era, death reigned supreme in human lives. It was a rare thing to see anyone wake up after pronounced dead. One rare occasion was when the body of a dead man touched the bone of Prophet Elisha when buried in his sepulchre. That is why it raised a lot of eyebrows when Jesus raised people from the dead. People did believe in resurrection after death, but never believe it can happen now.

RESURRECTION IS FOR NOW AND FUTURE
Jesus resurrection not only brings hope for the future but hope for today. Otherwise, He wouldn’t have raised any dead during His time. He would probably have left them to eternity. Believing in resurrection only for the future would not allow a man to take advantage of what Jesus had accomplished for mankind to enjoy on this planet earth.

And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. 1Cor 15:19NLT
The above scriptures never said we should not have hope for this world rather it warns us not to live only for this world. The resurrection of Jesus brings hope for today and hope for the future. This is why He died. This is why God sent Him. He died to give us a better life in this world. We must explore those benefits and we must enjoy them.

                                               HOPE FOR TODAY

From the Book of Isaiah 53:5, below are the benefits:
1. But he was pierced for our transgressions: FORGIVENESS OF SINS
2. He was crushed for our iniquities: DELIVERANCE FROM CURSES AND EVIL
3. The punishment that brought us peace was on him,: PEACE AND PROSPERITY
4. And by his wounds, we are healed. HEALING AND RESTORATION

                                             HOPE FOR THE FUTURE

1. Family and friends reunion. 1Thess 4:13-14
2. Meeting the Patriarchs. Luke 16:19-31
3. Meet with God. Ps 42:1-2
4. Meet with Jesus. 1Thess 4:17
5. Inhabit mansions. John 14:2-3
6. Received rewards. Matt 19:28-39
7. No more pain, tears, sorrow, etc. Rev 21:4
8. Live forever in peace and unity. Isa 9:7

The hope that death and resurrection of Jesus brings should excite everyone who has given their lives to Jesus and is serving Him faithfully. It gives me strength to endure hardship. You should get excited. For me, I am excited to see what lies before me. It gives me the courage to continue to be faithful to God and man. Because my labour shall never be in vain. I hope you too!

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. (Matt 28:8NIV)

While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.
Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.(Luke 24:51-52NIV)

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; prayerfully and from the depth of your heart. If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form if you need guidance and counselling. God bless you.

Happy Easter to you all!

 

Stay blessed

You Are Already Blessed:celebrate it (Part2)

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The word of God proclaims that we’re blessed. As children of God, we’re blessed. In our position that is who we are; regardless of our present situations and challenges.
As unfolded in part one, where I laid emphasis on how we had been blessed in Christ, by way of being born again. In this very last part, we shall be looking at the role revelation play in helping us to discover, maximise and actualized those blessings.
my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6NIV)

God desires us healed, live in perfect health, triumph and prosper. He had made provisions for us long before we were born. But we are to find them to harness it.
The importance of knowledge  cannot be over emphasised. Knowing that we are blessed is not enough, we are to recognise the areas we are being blessed.

His divine power has GIVEN US EVERYTHING we need for a godly life through our KNOWLEDGE of him who called us by his own glory and goodness(2Pet 1:3NIV) Emphasis is mine.

Understanding the gifts of God in our lives is imperative to our Christian life success. Absolutely everyone is bestowed with one gift or the other. Show me a person without a gift, and I’m able to show you a person still unborn. So, instead of searching outside of ourselves, we ought to start  looking inward to discover what and where they are. The Widow whose husband died with unpaid debt hanging on her shoulder ran to Prophet Elisha for help. The apparently insignificant cruise of oil she had in the house turned out to be the seed for her miracle. The man of God only opened her eyes to the oil.(2Kings 4:1-7) You have what it takes to prosper, and  I mean financially, spiritually, emotionally and physically.


a person’s gift opens doors for him (Prov 18:16a ISV)

YOUR BLESSINGS ARE WITHIN YOU NOT OUTSIDE OF YOU

Many of us always praying for a particular thing and God might be saying,” but I already blessed you”. Moses had the same experience. When God called him to give him an assignment to face King Pharaoh, he considered himself incapable and un-equipped. But God called his attention to the rod in his hand. Eventually, it was the same rod he has used to lead the sheep is the same that God used as a weapon of mass destruction in Egypt.(Exo 4:2-6) We ought to pray for God to open our eyes to what we have already got, that is probably a key to unlock the floodgate of blessings.

Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.
(Ps 119:18 NLT)

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

After Hagar has been sent away by Abraham, as instructed by God, she ran out of the water to drink along the journey. The Bible says she started crying, but God showed up to show her the water. Guess where the water was? Beside her!
Why didn’t she see it in the first place? I presumed she by no means thought it could be beside her. Which means there is a good chance for people to be blind to what God already provided for them. Many live all their lives begging and crying to God to do what is already part of their inheritance in Christ. Whereas what they need to do, is to apply those things into their lives, by agreeing with the word of God; by confessing and affirming them.


Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink (Gen 21:19 NIV)

The gift of a man is like a raw cloth deposited in him waiting to be submitted in the manufacturing process of God. Your blessings live in you. Christ lives in you. He is the hope of your glory. God has given you everything that is about life and Godliness.
Your blessings are in you no longer outside of you.
If you can look deeply, you will find what God has endowed you with. There’s no one without a gift and skills. If you do not know them, go to God in prayer or ask someone close to you who may be sincere enough to tell. They’ll see what you do not see. It is our responsibility to find out.

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.(Prov 25:2 NIV)

What do you need today? God says it is already done. Do you want to be healed? It is already done. Do you want forgiveness? It is already done. Whatever you want, it’s already done. All you need to do is to know the principles of God stipulated to get them.

And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ (Luke 14:17ESV)

Do you know that it is possible for people to be invited to a party and not eating? Despite the availability of different sumptuous meal? I have seen it happened. For personal reasons, some people have done that. In such a situation, can we then blame the celebrant? Absolutely not. In the same vein is the provision of God. It is our responsibility to make our choices from the table of His blessings and start eating.

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; prayerfully and from the depth of your heart. If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form if you need guidance and counselling. God bless you.

Stay blessed

You Are Already Blessed: Celebrate it! (Part 1)

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You are already blessed beyond belief. That is the Gospel truth!
This is neither one of an April Fools pranks nor an attempt to psyche you. It is the reality of who you are. All I want to do is to open your eyes to your blessings if you don’t already know. If you are in Christ, you are blessed. It is not a matter of ‘you are going to be bless’-you are already blessed! God says in His word that you are a blessed man and woman. Please meditate thoroughly as you study the Scriptures below:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who HAS BLESSED US in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, (Eph 1:3 ESV) (Emphasis is mine )

His divine power HAS GIVEN US everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3NIV) (Emphasis is mine)

I hope you see what I am seeing? Didn’t the scriptures say,’ you have been blessed?’. It’s past tense, not future tense. What am I saying here? I’m saying that God already made provisions for you even before you were born. And the realisation of it gets into reality when you are in Christ. Therefore, enjoy the here and now. Regardless of what you are going through right now as long as you are in Christ God have you covered.

Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but you have done nothing but bless them!”
He answered, “Must I not speak what the LORD puts in my mouth?” ( Num 23:11-12NIV)

I know you have some needs still not yet met. I know you have a challenge in one area of your life or the other. Whatever you might be going through makes no difference to what God says.

Sometimes we tend to focus on what we don’t have and forget what we already have.

If you can look inward, I believe there are things you have right now that you should be celebrating.
Nothing in this life should be more important than your spiritual life. (Mark 8:35)
We must all learn to appreciate our spirituality more than anything else. Your spirituality should be more valuable to you than anything else.

CELEBRATE WHAT YOU HAVE

If you have any of these, celebrate it:

Celebrate that you are a born again Christian
Celebrate that God is your God and Father
Celebrate that you have eternal life
Celebrate that you are a candidate for heaven
Celebrate that you are a candidate for Rapture
Celebrate the priceless peace of God you have
Celebrate the gift of God you are endowed with

The Disciples of Jesus came back from their assignment one day with the excitement of miracles wrought through them. But instead of Jesus to join them in the groove, He swiftly corrects them to rather rejoice that their names were written in Heaven. This should be our joy at all times. Every other thing is secondary.

But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20 (NLT)
The recognition of this fact has helped me greatly. It has availed me to avoid being envious of people that are achieving greater things than I around me. I know that if I die today, what is important in life is to reach heaven. It has also helped me to be contented with what I own. My duty is to continue to thank God every step all the way for where I am now before I get to another greater level He is taking me to.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.(Luke 17:15NIV)

Ten lepers were healed in the Bible. Only the one that returned to appreciates God was made whole. The lesson from that story, tell me that it is possible to have fewer people appreciating God, compare to those who don’t appreciate Him for what they own. Learn to thank him for what you have. If anything, for your spirituality. For me, I have made up my mind to always be among the few. But I want you to be part of the few too.

Anyone who is among the living has hope –even a live dog is better off than a dead lion! (Eccl 9:4NIV)

NO ONE CAN CURSE YOU

Do you recognise that the Children of Israel doesn’t even know someone is trying to rain a curse on them? Every effort made to curse them was altered by God. Balaam was influenced to bless them instead. This is an instance of an unseen battle God fights for us. They are being protected because they belong to God. Imagined if they have been cursed, their destinies would have been changed. As long as they are obedient, they continued to enjoy God’s cover. There are many invisible battles God has fought and is still fighting for you. And you are to appreciate Him for that. He decided to keep you alive, there is HOPE for you.

If you have never received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, this is the right time to do so. You are not reading this post by accident. Only confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour; prayerfully and from the depth of your heart. If you have done that, believe your sins are forgiven, and you are now a child of God. For your spiritual growth, you need to join yourself to a Bible believing Church in your area. You may contact me by submitting your details through the contact form in case you need guidance and counselling. God bless you.

Stay Blessed.

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Don’t Agree with the World

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People of the world have their ways of doing things. The way they talk, dress and behave. Their ideas, beliefs, value systems and method of operation are entirely different. And when a believer wants to act contrary they see him as being weird. The world system belong to the kingdom of darkness ruled by Satan while God rules the kingdom of light; where believers belong.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,(Col 1:13NIV)

As children of God, we are totally different because we belong to a different kingdom. In our kingdom, we also talk, dress and behave differently. For people of the world, it is normal for them to act in a certain way but see you weird or abnormal when you are different. My work colleages once told me it’s weird not to drink alcohol, smoke and  womanize. They believe you have to do one of those. For the married men among then, that engage in extramarital affairs, I  asked them, “how would you feel if your wives are doing the same?”. Their responses have always been it would be intolerable. Therefore, it is right for them as a man but wrong for their wives. The world strives in unfairness and injustice, but we are not supposed to behave in such a way as Christians.

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. ( 1 Jon 2:15 NIV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world……..(Rom 12:2a)

BIBLICAL MEANINGS OF THE “WORLD.”

The biblical concept of the world falls into five categories: the physical world, the human world, the moral world, the temporal world, and the future world.

 THE WORLD SYSTEM 

This includes people nonchalant attitude to God, the God-hostile environment generally, and all sorts of corruption and evil summed up under the general term “the world.”

The world in the Bible majorly means the world system: the norm,  an acceptable way of life and the principles being adopted.

People might call you all sort of names and segregate you for not doing what they do. They might even call you a weird person. I have been called that few times. Knowing that our citizenship is different, we must be bold enough to stand out among them.

CONTRAST  BETWEEN THE WORD AND THE WORLD

Below are few things we must do differently as citizens of Heaven

Don’t say what the world says, but say what is in the Word of God

(Bible)says.  “A friend of the World is enemy of God” James 4:4

It might be normal to talk anyhow in the world, but wrong for a believer.

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)

The world says “I am ill” when they are feeling unwell, the Word of God says I have to say, ” I am healed.”

“No resident of Zion will say, “I am ill”; Isa 33: 24a

The world says ” I am weak “, the Word of God says ” I am strong.”

” Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong”. Joel 3:10

The world says ” cast down”, the Word of God says ” Lifting up “( Job 22:29WEB)

The world says what is fact, but the Word of God tells the truth.

“Nothing can be done against the truth, but only for the truth”. 2 Cor. 13.8

You are not lying when you say what the Word says. You are absolutely telling the truth. The world always suppresses the truth while God always tells the truth. Rom 3:4

The world says truth is relative,  the word of God says truth is absolute in Jesus and in His word.

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.(John 17:17NIV)

The world says some situations are hopeless, the Word of God says no situation is ever hopeless.

“Even a tree has more hope! If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches. (Job 14:7 NLT)

The world says it is not possible to live holy,  Word of God says it is possible.

….for it is written: “Be holy because I am holy.”( 1Pet 1:16NIV)

The world says there is no creator and creation, Word of God says God is the creator.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1 NIV)

The world says there are different ways to God, the world of God says Jesus is the only way.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 NLT)

The world may say there is no God, the Word of God confirms there is God.

For the director of music. Of David. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; no one does well.( Psalm 14:1 NIV)

The world says Jesus was not crucified, the word of God says he was crucified and resurrected.

He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. (1Cor 15:4NLT)

The world says it’s not possible not to lie, the word of God says “my grace is sufficient for you.”

……He has always hated the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.( John 8:44 NLT)

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. (2Cor 12:9NLT)

The world may delight in professing negative confessions, for you as a child of God it is wrong.

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.(Prov 18: 21NLT)

The world may be impatient to wait for their times thereby resulting in cutting corners, cheating, fraud, dishonesty, etc. Believers are to wait patiently  for God’s time to all their requests.

……he that believeth shall not make haste.(Isa 28:16KJV)

These and much more are our heavenly recommended ways of talking and behaviour

Stay blessed

Are You For Real? (A Question For All Of Us )

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Posting on social media, be it Facebook ( including live video), Twitter, Instagram, Google+, e.t.c, could come as a challenge to some of us at times as Christians. Particular when expectations for viral views and clicks, subscribes, comments, sharing, are not met. Many stopped the MOMENTUM of pursuing their God-given visions as a result of that. But personally, I want to share my experiences on what has helped me to keep going on. Although I am not yet there; still a work in progress.

Are you a Christian or a Blogger or someone who like to post randomly on social media? This message is for you.

I joined Facebook somewhere around 2008. At the time it was just for fun, showcasing myself in pictures and browsing other people’s profiles. But in 2011, my perspective changed to the use of my timeline. God impressed it upon my heart to start using my page for godly matters and to make my personal interest secondary. Ever since then I have never looked back.

But it has never been a smooth sailing. There were times I had felt like stopping. Why? The feeling of rejection, lack of appraisal, and lack of sign of approval from people. It hit me so hard then because no one was clicking likes, comments, or share my post. During those times, when I shared a post, I would be checking it back and forth to see if someone has clicked it. Please don’t laugh!

This is what I had to put up with until the Spirit of God asked me some serious questions that changed my perspective.

These are:

1.  ‘What motivate you to post?’

2.  ‘Are you driven by clicks, comments, share or read?’

At that point, my perspective changed. It dawns on me that I was losing focus. My inspiration was RENEWED. I had a new perspective. Quickly after that, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the Book of Habakkuk Chapter 2 Verse2. I meditated on it, and I saw that according to that passage, any vision, after being written down, is for reading. The primary purpose of your message is for reading. Click, subscribe and share is only secondary. Ever since then, that has been my encouragement. It is just a bonus when people clicks, comments and shares.

Hab 2:2 (ESV) And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets so he may run who READS it.

RIGHT MOTIVES BRING RIGHT RESULTS

Always let God be the source of inspiration for anything you do. (1 Cor 10:31) One thing I have found out is that people tend to comment and share worldly posts much more than the Christian related posts. This happened among Christians too. Rather than allowing themselves to be used for the word of God to go viral, they chose otherwise. Lies seem to spread more than the truth. If you are a Blogger or someone being inspired to share Godly views, you will need to ask yourself certain questions, and you’ve got, to be honest with your answers.

 

You need to ask yourself:

1. Why am I into blogging as a Christian?

2. Why am I into posting scriptural and motivational quotes on my social media walls?

3,   Is likes, comments, or share, the driving force for my post or rather to be a blessing to my reader?

4. Why am I doing the live videos?

REMAIN FOCUSED

Your commitment to your vision tells a lot about you and confirm if you are for real or not. It is the best way to silence your critics or prove to yourself that you believe in your vision.

John the Baptist put  Jesus Christ ministry into questioning one day……He sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He was for real. And Jesus told John’s disciples to go back and say to him how committed He was. That settles the matter!

Matt 11:3-4 (NLT) “Are you the Messiah, we’ve expected, or should we keep looking for someone else?”  4.Jesus told them, “Go back to John and tell him what you have heard and seen–

People are watching your commitment. It was Jesus dedication and passion that attracts His followers. You are the epistle that men read. It is your persistence that will give birth to your breakthrough. It is an ice breaker. No one achieves anything in life, without committing themselves to what they believe in.  If God lays it in your heart to pass a message across, don’t hesitate to do it regardless.

Until you pass the test of dedication, your vision has no future…when you pass His dedication test, you can’t miss His manifestations. Until you arrive at the point of dedication, you are not free from frustrations.” …..Bishop David Oyedepo

As a Christian blogger, let your desire be to impart your readers and not financial reward. If your goal is all centred on financial gain, you are missing the point, and it’s not a proof of real passion. Passion should precede prosperity. If we pursue wealth, we displace God , but when we seek God success will be in place.

For me, blogging is an integral part of God’s vision for my life. Before I start blogging, I have always been a regular person posting on my social media pages ( Twitter, Facebook, etc.) for about six years or more consistently.  I like to think that it was my commitment to doing that increases the grace of God over me to do more for His kingdom by blogging. My transition to a blogger happened seamlessly because posting articles, messages, quotes, exhortation, has always been part of me.

Psalm 40:2 (NIV)He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

APPRECIATE GOD FOR THE LITTLE 

The point I’m trying to make is this, please know that YOUR POSTS are for reading. And as you continue to enjoy God for given you the inspiration to write, He will meet you at the point of your needs by paying your wages for doing His work (1 Tim 5:18). We must learn to appreciate people by thanking them when they comment, subscribe, like and share our posts. Likewise we are to be the kind of persons that likes, comments, share other people’s post that makes impact in our lives. Because, What you make happen for others God makes it happens for you also.  With that attitude, the coast of your blessings would be enlarged, and before you know it, the likes, comments, subscribe and share you least expected will follow ( Matt 6:33).

2 Cor 9:10 (NIV) Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.


Let’s think of this, when we read Bible, we then study and meditate.  Likewise, when people read your post, they go with that memory and later be transformed. People read a post and don’t  click nor share for a reason best know to them. Don’t lose your sleep because of that. Be happy that at least it’s been read.

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,……….

Conclusively, don’t be discouraged when nobody clicks your post. If what you are posting is your passion, don’t be discouraged. Posting messages is like starting a Church, it takes time to see the growth. Never stopped your vision because of insults, criticism, lack of approval from people. They all come with the package of your success.

Please feel free to submit your views and opinions below.

Stay blessed.

 

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