Month: March 2010

You Need Faith!

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near;” Isaiah 55:6

The Lord is forever waiting and ready to hear you. But you must call upon Him. You must go to Him.

And the way to do this is by praying, reading the word of God, meditating, praising and worshipping Him. You may call this devotion but it goes beyond just this.

The only ways to get to God are through the ways I described above. And for you to be able to do this, then you need faith.

I repeat, you need FAITH. You don’t see God. No one sees Him YET we believe He exists and He hears us all the time. This is why even when praying, or reading the word of God, or worshipping him, or meditating before Him, you need to be strongly established in faith so that you will believe that everything you ask Him for is granted unto you.

He is near and you can find Him anytime you want. Just go to Him in FAITH!



“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.” Luke 1:50

It is widely known and accepted that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and you can find this stated in several verses from Genesis to Revelation.

When you fear God with all your heart, then you are acknowledging His existence and His supremacy. You don’t see Him but you believe He is forever there for you.

There are so many people who don’t fear God. They don’t even believe He exists. They have concluded in their hearts that there is no God.  And this is very well known in our present day society.

Lots and lots of people have sown their hearts to the devils and they don’t want to accept that God is there anymore. They rejected God and they speak harshly about Him. In fact, they don’t have any respect for God.

In spite of all these and of course of these people, there are generations of people whose hearts are forever on God’s side. I am one of them and I will forever be.

To fear God, you need to genuinely love Him. You need to accept Him as your own Lord and saviour. You need to live your life solely for Him. Believe me, it pays to serve God and to fear Him, truly because you are not just doing this for yourself but you are doing this for your generations and generations to come. Read this above verse again and you will come to understand what this means.

This is Mary the mother of Jesus praising God in this verse. You know how she became the appointed mother of our Lord and how her cousin, Elisabeth the old woman ended up conceiving at her old age and gave birth to John the Baptist. If you read these women stories, you will know that they deserved being the appointed ones.

Their past generations have laid the foundations long ago by fearing God. This is why you must continue to fear and reverence God so that your coming generations will reap the benefit of this.


Since When Did You Become A Judge?

“Let us therefore no longer pass judgement on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.” Romans 14:13

With what is going on around the world, and us, it is very easy for anyone to blame the next person for whatever happened.

We love to point fingers at another person during our moment of troubles. We don’t want to accept that part of what happened to us is our fault. Rather, we blamed those people closer to us as if they are responsible.

Apart from this, we are likely to derive joy when something happened to someone, and there, we joyfully judge this person as if it is in our power to do so. Often we may not even realise that we have gone this far in passing out our judgement.

This is why the bible is there for us to learn, for us to understand and acknowledge the ways of God.

The bible says, we SHOULD stop judging others. I have been guilty of this several times and you can’t deny this either.  As Christians, we are forever under the tutelage of God. He instructs us about his laws and love and we must behave to others people even if they are not Christians like us.

Many people who are being judged by you are likely to find their lives in more miserable situation than before. They may lose hope after listening to how you judged them. They may end up committing suicide because through your judgement, they may felt that they are actually irresponsible as you called them.

And if this happened to them, then you have sinned by putting a stumbling block in their ways, which prevented them from changing their lives and accepting Christ.

Are you getting this?

God does not teach us to treat unbelievers like goats. He instructs us to love them and care for them. Also He reminds us through His word that we MUST NOT JUDGE!

I implore you from now on to please stop judging others. God alone has the power and the authority to Judge. You and I don’t have the right to do this and please stop it!


Can You Wait?

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

Hope is more about waiting and believing God for something. Hope is increasing your faith in the Lord and your salvation. You know the day of the Lord is near when Jesus Christ will come but you have no idea about the time or the date. Yet, you keep waiting, exercising your faith.

A hope that stands alone and can succeed in all odds. When you rest your faith in God, at all times and you tend to believe Him to deliver you, to save you, to help you, to live in your life, then you have hope.

The moment you get weary and you start questioning your faith, then there is problem. Many believers fall by the wayside. They get to a point and then, they began to ask if truly God exists, if truly Christianity worth the effort.

I would like to tell you that you must stay firm in your hope. Do not give up. Never get to the point where you will lose your hope in God.

Be patient, pray at all times, read the word of God daily to empower you, and stay strong in your faith.

The more you keep your hope in God, the more He will raise you up, and beyond your extreme imagination.

Right now, my question to you is, Can you wait?


Do You Need It?

“Have nothing to do with stupid and senseless controversies; you know that they breed quarrel.” 2 Timothy 2: 23

When you decide to keep cool in the midst of conflict, it does not mean that you are a dummy who cannot fight. It simply means that you are wise to know how to avoid trouble.

It is the same when dealing with people. You need to understand that not everybody will be able to understand things the way you do. This is why you need to be very careful with what comes out of your mouth.

You may say something and another person will read different meaning to it. They will go on to accuse you of being a problem and before you know it, they will start quarrelling with you.

Now, I implore you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to be very, very cautious when you talk.

  • In fact, you should only talk where it is relevant and needful.
  • Be careful what you say.
  • Think thoroughly before letting the words out of your mouth
  • Be spiritually conscious all the times.

I pray that the Lord will help you more in your Christian life so that you will live the pleasing life require of you, amen.


What is Man?

“To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me that we may be like.” Isaiah 46:5

All glory must be unto God, the creator of heavens and earths. I would like to announce to you that there is never anyone like God and forever will anyone be like Him.

The Bible says, ‘what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?’ Psalm 8:4. This is vivid reason why you must never give priority to your fellow human being instead of God.

It does not matter how great or wealthy you are. What matters is how you treat God, how you render to Him all honour, all glory and all adoration due unto Him name.

Think thoroughly about this and don’t ever, ever compare God with your fellow mortal beings. It is an act of stupidity and also sinful.


Assurance for Your Life

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2

There is a popular song that says, “the steadfast love of the Lord never cease, His mercy never comes to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; great is thy faithfulness, oh Lord! Great is their faithfulness.”

This song is taken from the book of Lamentation 3:22-24. In King James Version, the verse 22 is written this way, “it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”

If you are able to digest this verse and understand it thoroughly, you will realise that God is forever on your side.

You may be passing through tough circumstances in your life that you wonder why these are happening to you. You may have been asking yourself countless unanswered questions because you are so curious to know why unfavourable situations come your way.

In spite of all, I have good news for you! God is in charge of you! You don’t have to believe this.  Just accept what I stated. No matter what you are going through, no matter the level of troubles you are in, no matter the deadly sickness that try to destroy you, and irrespective of every difficult situation in your life, the good news is that God will see you through!

Hallelujah! The name of our Lord be praise for ever and ever, amen!

He is the El Shaddai! He is Jehovah Jireh, our God the provider. He is Jehovah Shalom, our God of Peace! He is Jehovah Shammah, Jehovah Elohim, The Alpha and the Omega. He sees all and He knows all.

There is nothing too difficult for Him. Jesus says in the book of Luke 18:27, “And he said, The things which are impossible with men are POSSIBLE with God.”

Wow! How amazing is the Word of God! You know what? You have all the assurance for your life right there in the bible. Do not waste time anymore fighting your battles all alone. Go now, I say go, go, go, go, and tell God all your problems, He is in charge and He will take care of them all!


Power of His Might

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18 (KJV)

When you understand fully well the Lord you serve, then I am sure you will not panic in the face of adversary.

God is love, and He cares for you and I, but when it comes to exhibiting Himself, He manifests in His splendour!

There is no power on this earth, under this earth of anywhere that is higher than the power of God. This you must never forget.

  • There is power in the Blood of Jesus Christ.
  • There is power in the Word of God,
  • There is power in the commandments of God
  • There is Power in the grace of God
  • There is Power in the faith you have in God
  • There is Power in the ways of God
  • There is Power in everything that God says
  • There is power in God’s sovereignty and supremacy
  • There is power in the love of God
  • There is power in everything of God!

Tell me, are these entire not assurances for you? This is the reason why you should not forget that no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn…” Isaiah 54:17a

Knowing that your life is secured in the Lord and in the power of His might, aren’t you glad?


Sly! Sly! Sly!

“And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do any obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him.” 11 Samuel 15:5

Absalom was a typical example of deception. He did everything he could to overthrow his father, King David and of course, he succeeded.  No one except his co-accomplished knew what was going on. He won the heart of every Israelite through kissing, comforting, counselling, and love, which I will refer to here as false love.

There are so many of Absalom here today. To you, they are the best candidates for any position. There is every possibility that people will end up referring to these people as their idols.

Examples of such are found in the presidential race, or any political positions. This is where people will do all they could to vote in someone because they have concluded that this person is going to solve their problem. At the end of the day, all these people would discover they made mistake voting for this person.

Deception is an invisible spirit. You may not believe this but it is a spirit in disguise. It comes to you without your awareness. And it comes through any means. It may be through women, men, animal or whatever. By the deception operates most using human being. This is why you have to be very alert in your Christian life.

It is not enough that you are a believer. You must embrace the Holy Spirit of God with all your heart and your soul. When the Spirit of God is fully in your life and directing you, He will help you to discern any spirit especially the spirit of deception.

There is surely no gain in falling through deception. It ruins life, destroy relationship and can kill as well. Absalom won over his father, David. But then, he did not live long. He died during war. If Absalom knew that his end would be that way, I am sure he would have done anything to avert it.

I would plead with you to avoid any form of deception you have or anyone want to bring you to. And for you to flee from this, please, be consistent in prayer, reading the bible and being in daily relationship with the Holy Spirit. Build your love for God!

I bet you don’t want to ruin your relationship with God. So be very, very, careful with whom you deal with, how you go about your life, to whom you discuss your life with, and what you yourself do with your life.


The Power that Be

“But the word of God grew and multiplied.” Acts 12:24

There are false beliefs everywhere, where majority of people believed that Christianity is not authentic. Many have concluded that there is nothing as gospel. Some said the bible is false. Other said Jesus Christ is just human as us and that he is not the Lord.

In the days of the Apostles, the disciples of the Lord suffered greatly because of this.  Some were martyred, others molested, and the rest of them died anyhow. Before their deaths, they encountered lots and lots of tribulations.

The leaders then tried by all means to stop the gospel from spreading. They threatened them, beat them, jailed them, mocked them, and did all sort of things to them.

BUT the Bible says, in the above verse of the book of Acts that God’s word did not cease to grow! What a joy! The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ multiples and this is why you and I are able to know salvation.

There is power in the word of God. And there is nothing that will diminish it. God says, “heaven and earth shall pass away but his word will never go away.” This is a solid assurance of our faith in the Lord.

I want you to know that your faith in the Lord is a blessing and you must not relent in your services to Him. Do not fear because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.