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Who Is My Real Enemy?


Why can’t we apply the same principles that see God behind the scene of the person that give us something to Satan behind the one that did us wrong also ? We tend to see them as the enemy instead of focusing on Satan as the one behind the scene. Our fight should be against the Kingdom of darkness being rule of Satan. As believers, why is it that when people showered us with gifts we tend to see God behind the person ( we see it as a blessing from God, sometimes when we want to express deep appreciation to such person, they in turn ask us to thank God) but reverse is the case when someone does us wrong, we tend to see them as our enemy instead of Satan?

In the old testament, Nations sees other nations as an enemy not an individual in most cases. Back then they fight for territorial supremacy or to enslave.  Very rare to see an individual seeing another individual as an enemy. In most cases, individuals resolved the issue among themselves. Such is the case of Abraham and Lot, Esau and Jacob. Even though these people wronged each others, they never see themselves as eternal arch enemies. They pursued peace to resolve their grievances.  David had every opportunity to kill King Saul, but he refused even though he was advised by his men to do so. Whereas, the day Cain saw his brother Abel as an enemy, he killed him, but God was angry with him.

“Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the LORD is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.'” So David crept forward and cut off a piece of the hem of Saul’s robe. 1 Samuel 24:4 (NLT)

So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way, 1 Samuel 24:7 (NLT)



Where is the doctrine of calling the fire over enemies come from? The only time Elijah called down fire, he called it over the altar of Baal, not on people (1 Kings 18: 38). Jesus who is our perfect example never called down fire over anyone even though he was advised to do that by His disciples. Jesus teachings are centred on believers loving their so called enemies. He never preached anywhere for them to be killed.

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. Then he and his disciples went to another village. As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Luke 9:51-57 (NIV)


The above scriptures shows us how Jesus handled rejection and offence. His desire was to pass through Samaritan village on his way to Jerusalem. This journey was CRUCIAL in His life and ministry, because He was about taken up to heaven. Here I can see the reason why frustration and anger set in for the disciples. His disciples advised Him to allow them call fire down from heaven to burn the villagers so that they can have easy access; they saw the villagers as their enemies-enemy of progress ! But Jesus refused the idea. Jesus is introducing a new doctrine here. The doctrine of peace. To allow peace to reign, He asked them to pass through another village. Therefore, it then means because Elijah did such things does not make it a perfect doctrine. Jesus must be our perfect example, if we call ourselves Christians.



We must make every effort to follow peace with all men. I mean all men  !!!. With the help of God and our positive mindset and attitude, it is possible. Remember, I am not saying you should make everyone your friends. We are not commanded to make everyone our friends. Even Jesus never called everybody His friends. He only called those who obey His words as friends ( John 15:14-15). The very moment you shifted your energy on confronting people as your enemies, you have missed the real perpetrator and trust me, Satan will be somewhere at the corner laughing at you. Satan only is your enemy ! Of course, like God, he uses human to perpetrate his evil acts, people are only being used as his host and some of them may not even know they are being used by him.  Some people though invited him into their lives knowingly or some gave invitation to him by the choices and actions they made.



  1. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. Revelation 12:9

  2. Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples, Luke 22:3

  3. But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” Mark 8:33

  4. ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Revelation 2:10

  5. For we wanted to come to you–I, Paul, more than once–and yet Satan hindered us. 1 Thessalonians  2:18

  6. Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.              1 Chronicle 21:1

  7. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10

  1. They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon. Revelation 9:11

  2. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.                   2 Corinthians 11:3

  3. “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. Daniel 10:13



  1. “Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him? “No, I have not allowed my mouth to sin By asking for his life in a curse. Job 31: 29-30

  2. “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, Matthew 5:44

  3. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22

  4. Do not say, “I will repay evil”; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22

  5. that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Matthew 5:45

  6. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? Matthew 5:46

  7. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14

  8. “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Luke 6:35

  9. Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:28

  10. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7


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The Changing Face of the Kingdom of God


It is not uncommon in this age to see people who don’t like certain features of themselves to go extra mile spending a fortune to look like how they wished they would have been created. Of course it is not a bad idea if this is done to reconstruct accidental damage to a particular part of the body.  Cosmetic surgery is more acceptable and fashionable this day that even a child of seven  would like to have one. It is that bad !! Nevertheless, a few have become happier after it, whilst many have regretted it afterwards; due to permanent scars and defect left on them.  They do not know that until a man start seeing himself in the light of the WORD OF GOD, it will be almost impossible for one to appreciate ones body as a wonderful and perfect creation of God.


For no one can lay any foundation other than the one we already have–Jesus Christ(1 Cor 3:11 NLT)


Sadly, this kind of philosophy is now creeping into the body of Christ.  The end time church is finding it increasingly difficult to uphold sound doctrines. Scriptural truth of holiness is no more valuable and fashionable. Every church  has their own definition of how the Kingdom of God should look like.  Many ministers of the Gospel are doing or have done cosmetic surgeries  to their teachings and doctrines. A doctrine that has no fundamental truth of the Bible. Sometimes you wonder where they get them from !


For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17 ESV)



Jesus mission on earth is to introduce and bring about the Kingdom of God to the world. His birth and ministry  centred on that. Sometimes He will say, the Kingdom of God is at hand, sometimes, says, The Kingdom of God is here, sometimes says, the Kingdom of God is within you.


Before Jesus era, people used to see the Kingdom of God afar off in Heaven. They only see themselves closer to God when they go into the Synagogue or any other place of Worship. The Samaritan woman Jesus met at the well will shed more light on this. The woman said her generation worship God on the mountain and the Jews preferred Jerusalem, but Jesus told her a time will come when God can be worshipped anywhere. Which means the Kingdom of God does not answer to a place alone, but to the people themselves (John 4:19-21).

What am I saying here? Any place of worship where the three core values (Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost) of the Kingdom are not being preached, taught, and encourage people to live, will be counter productive to what Jesus came to the world to accomplished.  If you are a preacher, preach it. If you are a teacher, teach it, if you are a believer, talk about it to others. We are to live it and talk about  it.



The kingdom of God is about, ‘ RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE and JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST‘.
Jesus Robe is seamless, woven in one piece. It is knitted together. We are  not to tear it up into one- sided sermon/teachings.  Show me where the righteousness of God, His peace and the joy in the Holy Ghost is, then I will show you where the Kingdom of God is.

When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they divided his clothes among the four of them. They also took his robe, but it was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. So they said, “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.” This fulfilled the Scripture that says, “They divided my garments among themselves and threw dice for my clothing.” So that is what they did. John 19:23-24 (NLT)

From the above scriptures, we can see that the Soldiers were able to tear Jesus clothes into pieces , but not with His robe. They couldn’t tear the robe. Because the robe of Jesus is righteousness, holiness and the love of the Father. It is the Robe we must all wear; it is the only heavenly garment that I know.


Righteousness is the ruling symbol of the kingdom of God. The banner of  righteousness  must be raised in our lives and also encourage others to live the same.  Of course, being righteous is a gift of God received by grace through accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, still we are to walk in righteousness. The church must continue to admonish its members on this, and not to be distracted into worldliness. Likewise believers must live their lives to maintain the robe of righteousness from being wrinkled or blemished. Sadly, many churches are no more preaching on Holiness. Many are distracted to serve tables and this shouldn’t be.

But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” ( Hebrews 1:8-9 NIV)


The Kingdom of God is being rule by Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Pursuit of peace is becoming unfashionable to the body of Christ. We are now being taught to purse revenge or pray for our enemies to die.  The idea of who our real enemies are, have been distorted. We see people more as our enemies than the demons and the forces of darkness. A strategy Satan plays so well to distract the body of Christ from confronting him. He will tempt you to see your in-laws, parents, neighbour, etc, as your enemies. Whereas these are the people God commanded us to love. The only adversary Bible says we have is Satan.  A true believer of JESUS CHRIST will pursue peace like his master. Jesus is called the Prince of peace. If Jesus had seen Peter as His enemy when he rebuffed the idea of Jesus being suffered, killed and resurrected ( The crux of His mission on earth), rather than Satan, Jesus would have missed resisting the real perpetrator.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Pet 5:8 (KJV)



Until a believer start seeing himself or herself as a carrier of Joy (because the Holy Ghost dwell in us), he or she will be running helter skelter looking for joy that is not missing. In the Kingdom of God, there are many things to be joyful about. There is  a joy of salvation, joy to carry us through lives, and the feeling of joy that we shall one day live forever with God. Nothing else can satisfy us beyond the provision of the Kingdom. In fact, we are known by the unbeliever to be HAPPY HAPPY PEOPLE. We don’t need professional comedians to make us happy. Likewise, we don’t need Pastors that play on people’s emotions to caress the itching ears of worshippers. The source of our Joy can only be in Jesus Christ alone !


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Which one is you in the dragnet?


The most common occupation in Jesus day was farming and fishing. As a result, most of the parables of Jesus Christ are in this context. Therefore, anytime he told a parable, they can easily relate to it. However, the understanding of Jesus parables in literal form is not limited to the Jews since agriculture is a global practice. Consequently make it a global wisdom to be understood. For example, in Nigeria and most of Africa countries,  agriculture used to be the major source of income and the mainstay of the National economy before the advent of the mineral resources. Sadly, the reverse is the case now due to over dependence on mineral resources i.e Petroleum.



4“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind, 48 which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. 49 So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, 50 and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Matt 13:47-50 (NKJV)


This parable is the last parable told by Jesus in the book of Matthew chapter thirteen. I think this chapter could otherwise be called the CHAPTER OF PARABLES in my own opinion. These parables tell a lot about what constitutes the kingdom of God. The understanding of these parables will help us to understand some situations and people in the kingdom, and the role we must  play in making it HEALTHY.


Literal meaning of the  PARABLE of the DRAGNET

A dragnet is of  great length, weighted by lead and designed to sweep the bottom of the sea, gathering fish in masses. Two boats would drag this net between them, sweeping a section of the Sea, after which the sailors would haul the net to shore. During fishing, during this process the hope of the fishermen is to catch THE GOOD FISH only. Despite using the effective fishing method still the fishermen could not be selective while catching the fish, the catch is always a MISMATCH. Meaning, not all the catch will be of COMMERCIAL VALUE, nor good for eating (Lev. 11:10). Which will then call for a daunting time of separation of the bad from the good ones. The bad ones are thrown back into the sea.  Likewise is the story of the Kingdom of God.


Spiritual meaning of the PARABLE of the DRAGNET

This parable is used by Jesus to tell us that whenever the dragnet of the Gospel is being used, it captures all kinds of people into the Kingdom. Not only does it capture people of all races and nationalities, but it also captures the good and the bad. The good are those who believe the Gospel and have their sins forgiven and Christ’s righteousness imputed to them. While the bad are  those who do not believe the Gospel and are thus condemned by their sins.




Every genuine believer is a fisherman. We are called to catch men. This is our primary assignment. The word of God is our tool. We are to be equipped by it. We have the responsibility to tell others about the Kingdom of God. We are to be Like Andrew, who went and tell his brother about Jesus.


The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). John 1:14 (NIV)


When Jesus Christ called Simon and Andrew, He categorically told them that He will make them ‘FISHERS OF MEN’ (Matt 4:19). Them being fishermen knew exactly what He meant. They knew they would be catching the soul of men into the Kingdom of Light from that of Darkness. We all have the same responsibilities. The main purpose of our calling as Children of God is to win souls for Christ. We have the most effective dragnet of the Gospel. This World is a World of fish, but until we launch the Dragnet of the Gospel, we aren’t catching any fish!


Now when he had ceased speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch. Luke 5:4 (KJV)



The Dragnet is the Gospel of Salvation preached to bring everyone into the Kingdom of God. (Mark 16:15-16)The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the dragnet. No one enters the Kingdom without the word of God. It is the word of God preached to us and our acceptance of it that makes us to become the citizens of the Kingdom. We are all born by the incorruptible WORD OF GOD. Each time we preach the Gospel we are throwing the DRAGNET.


For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Pet 1:23(NIV)



The FISH are different categories of people in the Kingdom of God: When the dragnet net is being used to catch fish, it draws all kinds of fish along with it. This is where it calls for concern. Not everyone in the Kingdom of God here now will make it to heaven. It will be sad to be associated with the Kingdom of God here on earth and missed out on the day of reckoning. This is why we all believers must check ourselves and examine our walk with God thoroughly. No one will make it to Heaven by mistake or any error of judgement.


                       MOTIVES DETERMINE THE MISSION

Many people are in the Kingdom of God for different reasons. We are attracted to it for different  reasons. But God is interested in people who are in His Kingdom for one reason……. Which is to love and serve Him in truth. Acknowledgement of this fact should give us the understanding that not everyone in a Church is actually genuinely saved. Many are there for their own reasons. A good example is Simon the sorcerer who pretended to be a genuine believer (Acts 8: 9-25).  It then becomes the responsibility of the church leaders  and brethren to help nurture such people to the right path of salvation.  At least we will know we have done our parts should they end up on the other side of Heaven when being separated.


For the time has come for judgment, and it must begin with God’s household. And if judgment begins with us, what terrible fate awaits those who have never obeyed God’s Good News? 1 Peter 4:17 (NLT)



The SEA SHORE is the time of reckoning with God: At the sea shore the fishermen  separates the different kinds of fish in the net. Those with high commercial value from the rest. At the END OF AGE, same is the way God will separate kinds of people in His kingdom. A time is coming that God will do the separation. We can all claim to be citizens of the Kingdom of God now, but God knows who are His.


Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Tim 2:19(KJV)


But if you are an unbeliever (not yet born again) and you are reading this, please give your life to Christ. If God would judge people claim to be in His Kingdom, how much more you that is outside of His Kingdom. To be in His Kingdom, all you need to do is to give your life to Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and genuinely serve Him for the rest of your life.


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Leaves but No Fruit


The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

6 And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” Luke 13:6-9 (ESV)

The above is an experience of a disappointed vineyard owner. He was so disappointed to the extent that he wanted the tree cut down. This parable was told by Jesus to buttress the need for the righteous (chosen ones) to continually have a repentant heart and not to see themselves better than others BUT RATHER TO SEE THEMSELVES AS PEOPLE ENJOYING THE GRACE OF GOD.  ”Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:4-5). I think it is high time we Christians did a reality check on our walk with God. Time to examine our individual life as prescribed by the Bible.  My writing is not about judging others, but rather to point everyone into the right way and right living in the Kingdom of Heaven.

There are many places in the Bible where God likens His Children to a tree, yes a TREE.  Any time an object is used figuratively to represent the righteous, it is because there are good features for us learn about the object. Little wonder the believers are not liken to a pig and dog because of their behavioural patterns. “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces(Matt 7:6). Although I’m not saying both animals aren’t good by nature, but to buttress what they mean spiritually.

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. Isa 61:3 (KJV)

Like other investment, when a fruit bearing tree is planted, it is expected to bear fruits. Nothing more, nothing less !!. Good as the leaves might also be of importance for other needs, the utmost dividends the owner expects is its fruits.The leaves might be good to have on a tree, but a farmer goes home disappointed with an empty basket if he found no fruits. It is high time we took a stock of our lives on what we are producing. Otherwise God will be disappointed in us. It is time to check if we are still in the faith or out of it.  The question is, If God should pay you a visit will He find fruit at all?  Will He be happy with your way of life or  be disappointed? Likewise, If Jesus should come back today, will He find you rapturable?

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Rev 3:1 (NIV)

There are works that are dead works. Meaning, activities that are reputable but are not practised in a godly manner and precepts. You can be a Pastor and still not have fruit. You can be a Bible Teacher or a member of a Choir and still not bear fruits. Though those activities are good and important, it is not about what we do for people to see that matter, but the genuineness of our hearts and the motives behind them. If our Church activities is primarily to please men or show off, it is what the Bible called dead works. If the only time you pray is when you are in the gathering of believers without you having your own personal prayer time with God, sorry, it’s also dead works “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full ( Matt 6:5 NIV)

Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?” And then will I declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matt 7:21-23)

God pleasers are fruit bearing Christians  I believe if we remain to be mindful and conscious of what God is expected of us, it will help us to always want to please Him.  A tree bearing fruit is a type of a believer that maintained a repentant heart: ready to forgive others, ready to ask for forgiveness. Repentance is not only at the point of salvation, but a lifetime attitude. If this is your attitude, you are a tree bearing fruit.


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Don’t Get Involved in Premature Celebrations


I returned and saw under the Sun, that no footballer/team celebrate until they score or win. Athletes are taught their whole lives to carry on running through the finish line, but few had been a victim of celebrating prematurely, only to find out they never score/win. They are impatient to wait till  the  ball crosses the goal line or declare a scorer/winner by the referees/umpires. Beware of people who overly celebrate your achievement by making you feel you’ve arrived. They could either be flatterers, men pleasers or using you for their advantage( Gal.1:10). Don’t let people overly celebrate you prematurely. Neither celebrate too early yourself…..when things are coming together for you, learn to stay humble.

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead, I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, Phil 3:13(NET)


Regardless of what you have achieved so far, be it spiritually or physically, there are many more you can still achieve.  At old age, God  told Joshua, he can still achieve much more. When Joshua had grown old, the LORD said to him, “You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over (Jos 13:1). At the age of 85 yrs old, Caleb was still fired up to fight in a battle (Jos 14: 11-14). Likewise oftentimes, Jesus refused people from announcing His  achievement to others( Mark 7:36, Matt 8:4, Luke 5:14). A way of  avoiding  people celebrating Him too early. At a point they were so excited that they wanted to make Him their KING, but He refused and WITHDREW Himself from such people (John 6:15). Jesus knew that His race was not finished until crucifixion and resurrection.

When the people saw the sign that Jesus had performed, they began to say, “Truly this is the prophet who is to come into the world.” 15. Realizing they were about to come and make Him king by force, Jesus withdrew again to a mountain by Himself. John 6:14-15(BS)

But when the right time came, lo and behold, he accepted the celebration and honour.  On His way to the cross, He was HIGHLY CELEBRATED and He never stopped them. That time, He was a moment away from finishing His course and mission on earth. He delightfully made a MAJESTIC entry to Jerusalem and the whole city went agog.  Matt 21:8-10

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela

On the other hand, David fell into this trap, he was celebrated by women after his victory over Goliath. Of course he was not part of the crowd chanting the songs,  but maybe he could have stopped them one way or the other, or made his case known to King Saul of his discontentment about the songs .  Since this celebration was done prematurely, it stirred up the anger of his boss, King Saul. David’s victory over Goliath was a stepping stone to the PALACE (place of destiny), and need not to be overly celebrated until he ascends the throne.  Premature celebration could be inciting or create unnecessary attention to yourself.

It happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with musical instruments. 7 The women sang as they played, and said, “Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.”8 Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?”…1 Sam 18: 6-8.


What am I saying here, am I saying its not good to receive compliment from people? No, No, No! Rather I want you to know that there is always room for improvement no matter your achievement. The compliment of men should be taking lightly and not to be taken as if you’ve arrived. Let it be a MOTIVATION to improve more on yourself to be much more better . The race is not finished until you breathe your last breath. You have not arrived, you are still on a journey !

 press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14)


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God has a Prophetic End for You


¶  When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son. Matt 2: 13-15 (NIV)

But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene. Matt 2:23-24 (NIV)

The above scriptures highlights two occasions when Jesus earthly parents were divinely instructed to run away from danger.  Amazingly, as they were running for safety, every step they took were actually fulfilling prophecy. However, whilst they were running away on both occasions, it looks as though they were running away from the plan of God for baby Jesus, but their commitment to obey divine instructions caused them to arrive at where it has been pre-planned for the child to be.

The truth is, God plans our future long before we were born into this world….yes,  long before we arrived! He knows the end from the beginning, knows you inside out and have planned your life ready. Nothing will ever happen in your life that God had not seen beforehand.  And when we align ourselves to Him in obedience, by following His directions,  there is nothing stopping us from getting to where God wants us to be. The truth about this was revealed to Prophet Jeremiah in the scripture below.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jer 1:5 (NIV)

Having said that, circumstances do happen in one’s life that may intentionally or unintentionally orchestrated by evil forces or by our wrong choices to scuttle divine agenda. The circumstances surrounded the birth of  our Lord JESUS CHRIST and His formative years will be relevant to this post. At a tender age, two times He had a threat to His life. King Herod wanted Him killed likewise his successor, King Archelaus. (Matt 2:16-17, 22-23).

But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:39

Every time the two Kings tries to terminate Jesus life, they end up pushing him to fulfil a divine prophecy that has been written long before Him. It then means that sometimes God will allow us to go through certain situations just because He had seen it long before us and had decided to use it as a recipe of our progress.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28 (NIV)

What do I want you to take from this post? To let you know that you have a goodly heritage in God. God has expected end for your life, marriage, career, eternity,  and whatever the enemy may throw at you, God can still turn it around for your good. You only need to keep on trusting Him and believe that He has your best interest at hand. Trusting that in fire and water, God will be there with you. The same God that turned the furnace of fire made by Nebuchadnezzar to a cooling room is the same that kept the baby Moses afloat in a river. He is committed to taking you to the end of His prophecy (plan and purpose) for you. If nothing could stop Jesus to fulfil  prophecy, nothing would be able to stop you fulfilling yours in Jesus name.


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Little Acts of Kindness


As I was driving to a nearby local shop this last week, I saw a boy of about the age of four running across the hedges of a car park lot….jumping as he walk alone. Ahead of him were 2 adult male I had thought he was probably with. But as I was about parking in the parking lot, it became clear to me that I’m probably looking at a missing boy as he kept hopping in and out of a couple of shops panicking. Myself and few others have no doubt this is a missing boy. To make the matter worse, the boy could not mutter any sentences that could help in locating his family when asked.

 “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We decided to keep him in the shop whilst I and another guy went out to look out for someone who might be looking for him within the area. We checked the events Hall nearby to ask, but to no avail.  There were suggestion to call the police, but I resisted it by advising others to make it our last resort- away by not wanting to put the parents in trouble. Eventually we came across the parents, who have been looking for him as well. The boy restored to them and they were very thankful.

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness” ….Mother Theresa

It is possible to be kind and not be a Christian, but for me, you cannot be a good Christian and not be a kind person. No matter how harsh, rude, nasty and unkind a person is before accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour, he or she should receive transformation through the grace of Our Lord Jesus and help from the Holy Spirit after salvation.  Any little acts of kindness will bring joy and happiness to the recipient any day.

” If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion”….Dalai Lama XIV

It was me and another guy that painstakingly combed the area in search of this boy’s parents among all that saw the boy missing. As a result, the other guy gave me a compliment for our fruitful efforts after we handed over the boy happily to his parents.  I told the guy that I was equally impressed with his reaction and act of kindness. The guy may not be a Christian but that was a Christ-like attitude. It is an attitude every believer must possess. By going extra-mile to help people, whether we know them or not. Everybody we come across deserve to be loved and cared for as Christ would have done in such a situation.

                       LITTLE ACTS OF KINDNESS

•  Say “Good morning” to a person standing next to you in the elevator.

• Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even though you’re rushing.

• Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her.

• Contributing some of your unwanted clothes to a charity.

• Say “please” and “thank you”—and really mean it.

• When you’re on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person.

• Assisting somebody with their packages.


  1. “The LORD bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. Ruth 3:10(NIV)
  2. The people of the island were very kind to us. It was cold and rainy, so they built a fire on the shore to welcome us. Acts 28:2 (NLT)
  3. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:12 (NIV)
  4. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Eph 4:32 (KJV)
  5. Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did. Acts 9:36(NAS)
  6. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Gal 5:22-23(NIV)
  7.  Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Prov 3:3 (NLT)


There is no greater reward in life than to be the kind of person who feels they can lovingly give. Occasionally we all in reality do acts of kindness a lot of times a day but we don’t realise it. However, it is what we ought to be doing consciously at all times. Make it a goal and you shall derive satisfaction in doing so.


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Who is my Neighbour?


I heard a story of a Muslim fundamentalist who was hell bent on travelling on a journey to kill Christians. On this journey, he had a serious car accident. As God would have it, it was a Christian family that stopped by to help the man from the wreckage. They took him to hospital and pay the bills. This act of kindness surprised the man, changed his views about Christians,  and later gave his life to Christ ; become a devoted christian and a minister of the Gospel.

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10:25-29 NIV

The scriptures above was a story told by Jesus in response to the questions asked by a religious expert (Lawyer) as a test for Jesus. But thank God this question was asked because the meaning of this parable teaches us a great lesson.

The question was about how to inherit eternal life. Jesus answered and said, ‘love is the answer’: The love of God and love of man. The prove of loving God is how you love people.

The second question the man asked was so interesting. He asked, ‘who is my neighbour?’ Jesus answered this questions by telling the Parable of Good Samaritan. This story can be found in Luke chapter 10 from verses 25 to 37

From the Parable of the Good Samaritan there are three characters to study.

  1. The Priest
  2. A Levite (Temple assistant)
  3. A Samaritan

Priest: Surprisingly, One would think this man as a man of God, representing God, would be quick to help and show compassion to this victim. I believe it was divinely arranged for him to be the first person to show up, still he walked away and distanced himself from the plight of this man. Despite this man was in great pain (possibly crying for help), still, the priest shows no empathy.

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Gal 6:2 KJV)

I believe we can relate this story to the disposition of many priests, man and woman of God in our day. Many are like this priest; no compassion, no kindness. They would prefer to build an empire than to help even the church members. If Church shy away from helping members how would they help the outsider. The church could be of help to families and communities, where governments have failed.


  1. A Levite: In the old testament, all priests are Levites, being taken from the tribe of Levi, but not all Levites are priests. Levites helped the Priests in their duties (Numbers 1:50; 3:6, 8; 16:9; Ezra 3:8-9). Just like the priest, a Levite also represents religious person. If the Priest could ignore, no wonder the Levites. Probably they listen to the same sermons and practices the same doctrine. This tells us that many church members may not take any action until they see the church leaders taking part. No wonder the body of Christ are negligent in this area because the church leadership is not taking any step in this way. The church and believers should be at the cutting edge in serving the poor, widow, orphans and the destitutes. We don’t need to wait till we are bidden. If the plight is obvious the need is obvious.


  1. A Samaritan: Thank God this man shows up. He had compassion on the wounded man and stopped to do the needful. God will always get His job done. When the people that are expected to fulfil the desires of God refuses, He doesn’t waste time in replacing them and use somebody else instead (Luke 19:40). This Samaritan did what is required of us, he stopped,  applied first aid treatment,  lodged the victim in a safe place, get him fed,  and also left him enough money for sustenance. This is compassion at his best!  This is what the victim need and that is what he got.


A great lesson must be learned by all of us as Church (Leadership) and believers. Our neighbours are not necessarily people that attend our churches, but also those outside the four walls of the church. They need a practical assistance we can provide. It is our practical assistance that will make Christianity attractive to the unbelievers. The needs of the needy must be our concern.

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”  …Mahatma Gandhi

In conclusion, Jesus asked the man who among those three guys treated the wounded man as a neighbour. The man’s answer was the obvious one, it is the Samaritan. But Jesus statement to the man was profound. He told the man,‘You go, and do likewise’. When we love our neighbours as ourselves, just like the Samaritan, it is then we will inherit eternal life. Anything short of this is not acceptable to God. We are commanded to go and do likewise. All the actors from this story are individuals. We can all individually change our world for the better if we all play our part very well.

Matt 25:45 (NLT) “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

Who, then, is my neighbour?

  1. Any individual in need (financial, emotional, spiritual, physical)
  2. Anyone who requires the gospel of salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  3. Any individual who is, hurting, in distress, suffering.


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It is still by Grace


I know you worked very hard to get that job, buy that house, car, and to attain that good life of yours….but regardless of all that, I like to tell you that,” It’s still by grace’‘. Christian life is full of abundance of grace. The grace that open door of salvation, grace to live righteously and grace for success in our chosen field. There is nothing we can do without grace. It is not just an unmerited favour, it doubles as human enabler. Grace is to be believed, prayed for and valued.

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. Acts 20:24 (NLT)

The focus of this post is on the necessity of appreciating the work of grace in our lives. To think your achievement is all of your effort is to frustrate the grace of God bestowed on you. Your success and achievement is made possible by God.

                       WORK IS PART OF LIFE

God does command us to be hardworking in whatever we do. He strongly warns against laziness and idleness. He exemplified this by working for SIX days and He’s still working to this day. A good christian should love his or her work. Do it with sheer loyalty and commitment. Knowing that whatever we do, we are doing it as to the Lord. Col 3:23

In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5:17 (NIV)

Having said all that, in spite of our diligence (even though that is required), the grace of God is what gives us the strength and ability  behind the scene. As believers, it is in Christ that we walk, move and have our being. It is also God that works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Phil 2:13.

                     GOD MUST BE HONOURED

It marvels me when I heard some people talking about their accomplishment without making any reference to the grace of God (most especially the unbelievers). Of course I know they don’t believe in God, still it makes me sick in my belle.  They boast of their qualifications, efforts, certificates and smartness. While someone like Apostle Paul will stop at nothing to appreciate the grace of God in his life.

But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me–and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace. 1 Cor 15:10 (NLT)

If lessons must be learned, Nebuchadnezzar experience would be a valuable resource. The Bible says he,’reflected‘ on his achievement and conquest, as he walked on the roof of his palace and he began to praise his efforts. And whilst he was still talking, a voice came from heaven (God cannot condone a proud person. James 4:6)  to depose him of his position. The point is, God will always resist the proud. And when a man refuses to appreciate the grace of God he is proud.

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.(Eccl 5:19KJV)


Peter for some reasons would not PROCEED in the ministry of evangelism committed to him and other disciples (Matt 28:19-20). Decisions that caused others six disciples to join him to go fishing. Jesus appeared to them in the morning after another failed EFFORT to catch fish. For Peter, it’s ”DEJA VU!!”. They later caught a multitude of fish after heeding to Jesus instructions.

Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” John 21:10 (NIV)


People will always give you the credit for your achievements. But don’t fall for it, right before their eyes quickly ascribe the glory to God. From the scripture above, Jesus gave the disciples the credit for catching the fish. But you and I know from the story that it wouldn’t have been possible without Jesus intervention. As children of God, we get blessed by God for following His instructions and ideas. People may not SEE God in the process, but we KNOW God is part of the process. So when we get results, they may not see God in it, still we know God is in it. That call for you and me to let them know that, ”it’s all by GRACE”.  Let’s not be like King Herod, who failed to glorify God.

They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. Acts 12:22-23 (NIV)


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Working in God’s VINEYARD


In the time of ancient Jews, vineyard was a source of livelihood (selling produce as a source of income or as food) for the family. It is an essential part of the agricultural economy. Likewise God encourages the ‘HAVES’ to share with the ‘HAVE NOTs’: the alien, widow and the fatherless. (Deu 24:21)

The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:16 NIV)

20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

“About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

“‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.

“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

“When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

“The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend.Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”

The above scriptures is about a vineyard owner looking for someone to employ to work and earn money.  They happily responded and faithfully carried out their duty. Here we see a scenario of an employer who needed the services of others to carry out probably their professional services which he may not have been able to carried out by himself or rather too enormous to do . It is a relationship of win-win situation.  The relationship started off by agreement on the service required,  price and the duration of the service. Nevertheless, due to the enormity of the task at hand and the urgency to get the job done on the day, the vineyard owner continuously going to the wayside calling out for somebody to employ at every interval of a period of time. Essentially, each group has what to expect at the end of the day. It was during payment of wages that every group got to know they were being paid the same sum of money. A decision that didn’t go well with early birders so to speak. The early birders who took off  before others protested for being unfairly treated.


What can we learn from this parable

1.The vineyard owner is God

2.The vineyard is the Kingdom of God

3.The labourers were called to work (salvation and service)

4. They were paid at the end of the day

4.There is a promise of reward

5. Display of envy by the early starters.


The vineyard owner is the representation of God, showing an expression of His attitude and desires.  GOD is daily looking for the unsaved to be saved. He is unrelenting in his call. He uses Holy Spirit,  Angels, Men to bring people to his kingdom and whoever responded shall be saved. His call is for every tribe, tongues, and nations.


God  calls the outsiders (sinners) to become the bona fide citizens of His Kingdom. If you are reading this post and you have not accepted His call to become one of His Children, this is another opportunity  to do so. From the parable, every one that responded was employed and taken care of. Likewise, if you will surrender your life to Him today, He will gladly welcome you.


The labourers were called for only one thing- work . They are working for the master. They were ready for whatever the master would have them do.
Are you a believer? Since the time you have committed your life to Christ, what services have you RENDERED?  Do you make yourself available for master’s use? God’s interest is to see people saved. And since you have become citizens of His Kingdom, do you join the master in spreading the message of the kingdom?  the message of salvation to others?  What are you doing to promote and advance the kingdom of God?  He called people to work not be idle or play around. You are called to serve the Lord with all your heart and mind, to be diligent to the work of the Lord.


This is the area we must all be careful and take seriously. We can understand from the parable that the payment was made after the day. It then means that for any of the labourers to be qualified for any payment they have to work till the end of the day. Little wonder the Bible says only those that finished their spiritual race to the end shall be saved. I like to think that the landowner used this as a big factor.  Considering the fact that they didn’t all started at the same time. To him, to finish well is what that matters.  I remember during my time in higher institution, whilst few of us were very committed to the campus church fellowship, some of my course mates would not give a hoot. A few of them even make a fun of us. But to the glory of God, many of them are now very committed to serving God. Imagined if someone like me has backslid. My commitment of the past would have been a waste. Be committed to God and serve Him to the end.



Like the vineyard owner who paid all workers, their full wages, God is also a rewarder of those diligently labour and serve in the Kingdom. His judgement is just. He will pay everyone according to their labour. Because whatever a man sow he would reap. God rewards us in this world and the world to come. Your diligence to serve God and people according to His will, will not go unnoticed, and shall never be in vain. So, live your life to please Him, by following His purpose and ways. You shall be blessed spiritually, physically,  financially, emotionally and intellectually.  Above all, the crowns of reward are waiting for you in heaven. My prayer for you is that you will not miss it in Jesus name.


The protest of this group of people is that, the landowner was too generous and unfair to pay them the same amount with the others who started late. They couldn’t get their heads around with why others should be blessed like them. They see themselves more qualified.  As believers, envy and jealousy should not be mentioned among us. It is God who gives freely to whom He  chooses.  Of course,  all the workers worked for their reward, but for us, regardless of our efforts and services in the Kingdom of God, everything is still down to the grace of God. We must learn to appreciate the grace of God upon each other instead of seeing ourselves more righteous,  holier and religious than others. Thereby creating an envious spirit of merit-mentality. Our works are good,  but everything still down to the grace of God. It is not of works, so that no one can boast.  We are what we are by the grace of God.  Celebrate that brother who just bought a car !  Celebrate that sister who just got her dream job. That is the spirit of the kingdom of God.  Let us keep celebrating one another !

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