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Can You Deceive God?

“Ananias,” Peter asked, “why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, were not the proceeds at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You did not lie to us, but to God!” Acts 5:3-4

Do you still remember this sad tale of Ananias and Sapphira, his wife? In the days of the Apostles, the members of the church willingly give up what they have among them, distributing to the poor, and helping each other.

This applies in today’s present churches when members voluntarily give whatever they have to help themselves.

Ananias and his wife, Sapphira have this piece of property they agreed to sell and give the money to the church. Yes, they succeeded in selling it off but when the time came for them to give the money, Ananias thought otherwise, concluding with his wife that they best they should do was to keep part of the money they generated from their sale.

Well, they did and came, smiling pretentiously to Peter, thinking that he will not know. Thank God for the divine gift of the Holy Spirit that helps us to discern easily.

Peter revealed everything to Ananias as you read in the above verse.

The result was Ananias died instantly after hearing Peter’s scolding. Shortly his wife, Sapphira came looking for her husband, and on hearing Peter announcing her husband’s misdeed plus his death, she too fell and died.

Today, many people don’t just die naturally though you may think they died that way. Do you know how many people had sinned secretly in such way as Ananias when it comes to giving to churches and God? Today, these people are paying in one devastating way or the other.

Listen, if you are not capable of giving to the churches or to the service of God, please, I plead with you; DO NOT OFFER TO DO IT!  It is better you announce that you can’t than for you to put yourself in unnecessary chaos.

No one forces or can force you to donate to God’s service. In fact, none of the Apostles forcibly asked Ananias to sell his piece of property. He himself decided with his wife’s consent upon this.

If they had given up all the money they generated from the sale, I bet, they would have incurred tremendous blessings upon their lives instead of that sudden death they got as result of lying.

You can lie to your fellow human being and get away with it BUT what about God? Can you get away with lying to God?

You will notice the two lessons in this verse above;

1)   Don’t promise to God and the churches what you cannot do, I mean what you are absolutely and totally incapable of fulfilling.

2)   Avoid lying in whatever occasions you find yourself. You are to show the true image of Christ in you. Lying only brings you further pains, chaos plus headaches. Just make sure your ‘YES’ is basically your YES. No one will kill you or put dagger to your neck in order for you to give.

I pray you won’t end up your life and those of your family’s, like those of Ananias, and his wife, Sapphira in Jesus mighty name, amen.

Peace!

Princess Ayelotan

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Posted in Bible, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, love, people, Word of God

The Man of God

“But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to respect those who labour among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; esteem them very highly in love because of their work.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13A

There are men of God and there are men who claim to serve God but their hearts are not straight with the Lord. It takes the divine surrender to God to become His vessel. I mean with serious devotion, dedication and of course, the love for God, and His kingdom to be called the man of God.

Many people have gotten themselves ordained as Pastors, Reverends, Bishops, and so on, but majority of them have offered their services mainly to their churches, following the sect doctrines even if these don’t conformed with the law of God.

A sincere man of God does not necessarily be a poor man. He may have his personal work aside where he earns his income or he can work full time for God and be paid by his church. Some men of God don’t even have any attachment to any church, yet, they work full time.

Those ones often, have to struggle a lot to feed them and their family members, but in spite of all, they have never suffered whatsoever, because God provides for them miraculously.

You must have met some of these men of God I mentioned last, please, do not fail to bless them. They labour among you in the name of God. They would have chosen not to heed to their divine callings; instead, they gave all up to follow God.

Bless them with some cash, food, clothing, books, prayer, and words of encouragement. Make them feel worthy of their callings. Do not be like some folks who derive pleasure from taunting men of God.
It is better for you to live your life under the blessing of God than reaping curse as result of joining these ignorant people to mock the men of God.

Esteem them highly, that’s what the Bible instructs! And the more you do this, the more faithful you are as true Christian and child of God.

Peace!

Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Bible, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Word of God

Making A Unique Come-Back

“Listen! The LORD is not too weak to save you, and he is not becoming deaf. He can hear you when you call. But there is a problem — your sins have cut you off from God. Because of your sin, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.” Isaiah 59:1-2,

The way you develop a relationship with someone can be liken to the way you start your closer relationship with God. Though, it is different when referring to your acceptance of our Lord Jesus Christ as your personal saviour.

With all respect, God’s relationship with you is deeper than those you have with your fellow being because God oversees your life, your endeavours, your emotions, your inner secrets, your pains and happiness, your desires.

While with your fellow being, this is not the same. You can have a friend for specific reasons or none at all.

Do you know that God hears you at all times when you communicate with Him? He does not hesitate to give you whatever you want, so that you can trust Him the more.

But do you also know that God can turn away from you? Listen! This does not mean that God is wicked or He does not love.

Please make sure you won’t get yourself to that point in life when God is no longer your God. We have so much choice in life to do whatever we want.

I mean God gives us the liberty to choose how we want our lives to be. Many people have misused this unique freedom to the extent that they sin freely without any remorse.

Some even got themselves to that level that they now think God does not exist. You know you can sin thousands of times and still be forgiven, by God.

But there are some sins that are unforgivable such as blasphemy, deliberated sins, and debauchery, and many more.

You may think you can commit any of these sins and get away. Then after sinning, you come to God in prayer, asking Him to help you for something else.

Sure, God hears you but He will not give you your request because he warned you already not to commit those sins but you deliberately did them. Why can’t you obey God if you can seriously obey your earthly father?

In spite of all, I must inform you that God is forever loving and forgiving. In fact, His ways are not our ways. The bible says in the book of Lamentations 3:22-23 “The Steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases, His mercy never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your Faithfulness.”

Come to respect God. Obey Him. Listen to Him; follow His divine instructions that He laid out for you because none of them are difficult to follow. Just obey and avoid sinning.

Peace!

Princess Ayelotan

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Posted in Bible, Christianity, coming of our lord Jesus Christ, Faith, false spirit, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, love, resurrection, scientists

It Will Not Tarry!

“For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3
This verse deeply focuses on the virtue of patience. The need to hold on, no matter the circumstances, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When the bible refers to the end, it means all these things that will come to pass at the final age before the coming of our Lord.
Indeed, the appointed time will come and it will not delay. God does not lie concerning his promises. Everything God says is true. The end will surely come. Do not believe those that say there is no end. Of course, there will be an end first in order to have a new beginning with the Lord.
People, who have chosen to follow the order of the earth, the lies of the scientists and so-called intellectuals, are merely wasting their times. Imagine someone whose belief in something till the end, finally comes to realise that all was after all false hope.
With God, there is no false hope. What God says will happen with surely come to pass. Do not give up believing in God. Do not throw away your faith in Him. Just be patient, and put on your garment of perseverance. You will need all these to move on in your Christian faith.
Surely the end will not delay in coming. Make it your uppermost duty to live your life in the way to a true believer, pray non-stop and endlessly, read the bible, sing praises and worship unto God, preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and above all, let the Love of God dwell and manifest richly in you.
It will not tarry!
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Bible, Christianity, compassionate, Faith, faithfulness, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, love, mercy, troubles

I Will Wait Upon the Lord


“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3: 22-23
It is God’s mercy that keeps us till this moment. It is the great love of God that moves us higher than our imagination.
When you think that all hope is lost, God’s mercy shows up to prove to you how great is the love of God.
Read that verse again, you will see that God is exceeding faithful to you. His faithfulness is renewed every morning, at the rising of the sun, at the first crow of the cock, at the beginning of the blinking of the morning sky.
Aren’t you happy to be called the child of the living God?
The enemy wants you to go down, for your life to be complete mess, to destroy you, to ruin you, and in fact, to wipe your memory entirely from the surface of the earth BUT God is not ready to lose you!
God is after your wellbeing. He is completely willing to ensure that no harm comes to you. This is why He loves you, to show you that you need not worry over anything as long as you are with Him.
The Bible says, by His mercy, and His great love, you are not consumed. He won’t allow you to leave this world as a nonentity. He won’t watch and see your life a total mess.
When God loves someone, which He does with every, of His creations, He will jealously guide this person. And you are one of His creations. 
His compassion will never fail. So don’t be weary when you are downcast. God will lift you out of your troubles. He will raise you up; shines His face upon you, bring you favours from all corners and put a bashing smile on your face plus a peace that is beyond all human understanding.
God bless you, amen.
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in appreciation, Bible, Christianity, God, gratitude, heart, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, praises, worship

An Open Heart of Gratitude

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16 (NIV)
When someone does something great for you, you tend to appreciate this person. In fact, you end up going an extreme length some times to say ‘thank you.’
A heart that is not grateful is a heart that does not appreciate value.  Life is such that you must not forget to be grateful to others for where you are. The truth is you don’t get to that level in your life all by yourself. People contributed in many ways to raise you up.
These people don’t just get to you by mere luck. God uses them to be tremendous blessings to your life and this is why you must not forget, first of all, to give honour mostly to God.
It is one thing to praise God, to read the Bible, to teach the word of God, to worship Him and it is another thing to do all these with genuine gratitude in your heart.
I can’t help bursting into tears whenever I praise or worship God. I don’t fake this. It just comes normally because my entire soul, spirit and body understand how much God has been playing tremendous role in my life since I was born.
My life is not an accident. All the experiences I had in life, both good and bad, all have God see me through. In fact, many people who are close to me known how much God has worked through me.
I didn’t just get to serve God with this vehemence.  I am a living testimony, testifying of the goodness of God in my life. The truth is, I won’t be where I am today, where I am going to and my greatness tomorrow if God hasn’t changed the course of my life.
What the enemy designed, God changed it all, He transformed me, mould out a new me and give me successes in all direction, irrespective of odds.
So you can understand why I must never forget to show my profound gratitude to God. And I knew I am not alone. You too must never forget to thank God, to tell Him you appreciate Him for everything in your life.
One important note; the more you thank God, the more secure your life and endeavours are.
Don’t be ungrateful. Praise God with an open heart of gratitude, please praise Him!
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Bible, Book of Romans, Christianity, confession, Faith, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, love, redemption, resurrection, salvation

I am a Child of God

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” 
 Romans 10:9
I am a child of God. I didn’t just get this qualification like that. I become God’s child by salvation. I am deeply convinced that Jesus Christ came to die to pay for my sins, not just mine but yours as well.
There is absolutely no one who can die for his fellow beings. Don’t even think of the tale about Romeo and Juliet. That’s extreme fairy tale!
Jesus Christ is not mortal like us. He is the Son of God, the embodiment of the Spirit of God. He is God Himself in another form.
In spite of His supremacy, of His grandeur, His glamour, His status, of being our creator, Jesus Christ leaves all these aside, humbled Himself to the lowest rank by becoming the son of a carpenter that you and I will not end up in eternal doom.
What a priceless gift! What a self-less sacrifice! How awesome is His humility!
In your acceptance of the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ, you must continue to profess His supremacy with your mouth. Do not let your confession end up just at your church, or in the midst of your brethrens, or when you are happy. Instead, make it a duty, not just one, but the willingness deep down from your heart, to always confess that Jesus is Lord.
Also, you must ensure your confession about our Lord, comes directly from the bottom of your heart, and not just a formality. Believe that God raised Him from the dead.
By these confessions, you will be saved in every aspect of your life. In fact, your soul will be at peace with your Maker, and you will be able to understand deeper all about God’s sovereignty.
The question is; can you boldly claim and confess like me, without any doubt that you are a child of God?
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Abednego, Bible, Christianity, Daniel, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, king Nebuchadnezzar, Meshach, serving God, Shadrach, sovereignty, worship

No matter what, I will Serve the Lord Forever.

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image, which thou hast set up.” Daniel 3: 17-18 (KJV)
Do you remember these three men of God; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego? They were with Daniel but their works is not the same as Daniel’s because he (Daniel) worked at the gate of King Nebuchadnezzar while the three are assigned to work in the province.
The king instructed everybody in his kingdom to bow to the golden image of himself he made, but these three men; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego refused.
They know God, they understood the law of the Lord and that they must not worship other gods.  It is this faith they carried with them. In fact, King Nebuchadnezzar was not expecting these men to betray him.
After all, he gave the job, he paid their salary and they work for him closely. Imagine them now, refusing to disobey his instruction.
In spite of how deeper the king threatened these men, none of them changed their minds. They insisted on serving God, on obeying the Lord rather than their mere mortal.
They saw the burning fire but they did not denounce their faith in God. Read the above verse and you will see faith in their speech.
And God works in their favour! The men that dragged the three men into the fire died from the fierce scourge of the heat but Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did not die!
In verse 24 and 25, it read;  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 
   He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
What a mighty intervention! The three men’s faith in God delivered them from death.
When you don’t waiver from your faith in God, in spite, of all odds, of your situations or problems, God will raise you up.
God honours those whose faith in Him stays strong and not doubt. Also, to live on with God is a definite assurance for your life. No matter how far you suffer, no matter the pains, the agony, the tears you shed, the headache you have, when you focus on God without any doubt, He will help you.
Please, learn now to rely on God. Learn to accept His sovereignty over your life just the same way Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did. You can see that there is no hardship to their profound faith in God.
It is their faith that moved King Nebuchadnezzar to accept God supremacy in his life. Without these men’s confession, the king would have no idea there is a living God greater than him.
Let the entire world come to acknowledge God through your faith in Him. I repeat, stand strong for God, be His ambassador on earth. Worship and serve only Him, and your life will be a divine testimony.
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Bathsheba, Bible, book of isaiah, Christianity, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, king David, love, punishment, Solomon, wife of Uriah, worship

By His Stripes, You are Healed!

“Then David got up from the ground. After he had washed, put on lotions and changed his clothes, he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and at his request they served him food, and he ate.” 2 Samuel 12:20
Sometimes, crying over split milk can be mere waste. What has happened had already being done and there is no need for one to break heads over that.
In spite of the fact that King David was known as a man after God’s own heart, the man still sinned. It showed he was not a perfect man. No matter how human tries to be sane, and without any blemish, then that human should know that only God is perfect.
David stole Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, thinking that he can have his way since he is the king. He slept with the woman, impregnated her, and did not stop there, but to cover his deed, he moved on to have Uriah killed.
God sees this and is not happy. To have David pay for his crime, the child Bathsheba had for him died. Before then, King David prayed, fasted and refused to eat, nor be comforted. He thought God would answer his prayer.
But  the child died.
When King David learnt about the death of his child, do you know what he did? Read that verse above. King David, stopped fasting, stopped praying and went to bath. He ate, put on new clothes. Not only that, the bible says King David went on to the house of the Lord and WORSHIPPED!
How loyal is this man! In spite of all, David did not forget God. He went back and worshipped God. His servant questioned him about his behaviour in the following verses ( 2 Samuel 12:21-22) and he still reminded them that above all, God is the author of his life.
Are you in the same situation like David? When trouble comes your way, it may be you are being corrected for your deed. God punishes those He loves. He did that with King David. You must understand the differences between problems and your own handiwork problems.
God corrects you when you transgressed but not for long. He wants you to learnt never to do that again. If God does not correct you, then what happened to the love he professes to you?
No matter how much you suffer in your moment of correction, do not forget to acknowledge God afterward. Even in your situation, praise God just the way King David did.
Look at this; because King David praised God despite all, it was the same woman, Bathsheba who bore King Solomon who replaced the died-child! What a marvellous gift!
The more you praise and worship God, the more God will intervene in your life. And the more you are showing to God that you accept His correction over your life because it is for your own good.
Remember, no punishment last forever. It is only to uplift you, so don’t take it the other way round? Instead, be wise as King David and get up to worship God.
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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Posted in Bible, Christianity, God, God's age, God's name, Holy Spirit, incomparable, inventions, Jesus Christ, power, scientists, sovereignty, supremacy

Who Can Know God’s Age?

“How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.” Job 36:26
our understanding is human. We have our limit because we are mortal. In every sense of the word, we can only do what we think best and after, every other thing becomes how we want it to be.
But when we are referring to divinity, we are absolutely nowhere with God. It is for His love and mercy that we are in deep relationship with Him. That He loves us, He proves this by sending His son, Jesus Christ, who paid our prices once and for all.
You can think of how great our God is! You can imagine all His wonders even those you have not seen! Everything we are and we will be, is still mystery to me.
Each time, I reflect on God and His wonders, I marvel at His creations, wondering how He created us, all by Himself. I marvel at His supremacy, and of course His abundant love.
To whom can we compare God? He is beyond our understanding! The scientists have tried to change the order of God’s creations. They have concluded that God is not the creator but they are wrong.
Most of their inventions have failed to far and these, most of them, have largely admitted.
No matter how they tried, God will forever be beyond our mortal understanding! No one is able to determine how old is God. Isn’t that wonderful?
You can know the ages of all the scientists, the wise ones, the doctors, the intellectualists, the fundamentalists, the writers, the professors BUT no one knows God’s age!
How excellent is His Holy Name! How magnificent is His supremacy! Aren’t you happy and joyful, knowing that you have a supernatural incomparable God?
Peace!
Princess Ayelotan
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