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The Way Out of Hopeleness

“F”For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4.

The Word of God is the ever living book. It is not meant for us to put it in our house, on top of our table for decoration.

The Bible is written for edification, recharging our Faith, for establishing our spiritual identity, for acquiring strength and for living the life of a born-again Christian.

Many issues are bound to get you downcast, withdrawn or even give up.

You know what? One person among three commit suicide daily. This person would have lost hope of life and thought the best way out is taking his or her own life.

God is interested in you being alive and prospering. He finds no joy in your death. So when you have reached a stage where you don’t want to live anymore, I implore you, grab your bible and speak God’s words into your situation.

He will not alienate himself from you. He will help you and get you out of your hopelessness.

Peace!

or whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:4.

The Word of God is the ever living book. It is not meant for us to put it in our house, on top of our table for decoration.

The Bible is written for edification, recharging our Faith, for establishing our spiritual identity, for acquiring strength and for living the life of a born-again Christian.

Many issues are bound to get you downcast, withdrawn or even give up.

You know what? One person among three commit suicide daily. This person would have lost hope of life and thought the best way out is taking his or her own life.

God is interested in you being alive and prospering. He finds no joy in your death. So when you have reached a stage where you don’t want to live anymore, I implore you, grab your bible and speak God’s words into your situation.

He will not alienate himself from you. He will help you and get you out of your hopelessness.

Peace!

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What Else Are You Looking For?

“He gave power to the faint, strengthens the powerless.” Isaiah 40:29

Your help in time of weakness is no one else but God. If you are looking elsewhere then it is a waste of time and energy.

The current societal crises as well as personal issues can create weakness to our souls. In the face of financial troubles, we can get weary. We may encounter storms when we never envisage.

In face, there are so many things that can make us powerless, and weak.

For these reasons and many more, we might lose our strengthen, lose our reasoning, and might as well embrace depression.

How then can we survive through these? It is very, very simple! I mean as simple as eating a delicious meal! I guess you like the sound of that, right?

The straight and that simple way out is God. Do you get my point now? He is the one who can renew your strength. Listen, there is nothing your bank can do to lessen your trouble when you are in huge debt. They may extend your refund date but they will never let you go free. The same goes with your landlord whom you are owing several months of house-rent.

God will never ask you to pay back. Believe me, I am a living testimony to this. I can’t remember the many times He saved me and still saving me from troubles. He restores my strength when I lost it. He removes all my weakness.

For everything, I can tell you to go to God and ask Him to strengthens you. Tell Him your weariness and your weakness. He will handle them without any stress.

Peace!

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Our Perfecter

“But for you who name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” Malachi 4:2

Sickness is not the best for you. What you deserve is a life free of diseases, sickness or whatever. You are a Christian and you carry God image within you.

When your body is trapped in sickness, be it of any degree, there is no way you can function properly in your every day life because you will be overshadowed with pain, symptoms and restlessness.

Imagine that you are healed, and your life is filled with peace and rest, how would you live? I bet you won’t want to fall sick anymore.

It is to God’s glory and honour that you are in sound health. He created you to be happy, to live, to rejoice and to manifest His name. He is the Perfecter, making everything good.

I want you now to ask God for divine healing. He will answer you and heals you. He cares for your well-being. He cherish every laughter that comes from you. He is happy when you are happy and He is sad when you are sad. He shares your emotions, your feelings, your crises and whatever.

God healed me and He is willing to heal you too. Go on, talk to Him and ask for divine healing.

Peace!

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How Many Do You Have?

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescue them from them all.” Psalm 34:19

I have heard many preachers who boasted that Christians are affliction-free persons, BUT these so-called money-generated preachers are false. For their motives for money, they will not tell the truth.

The people with many afflictions, I mean about 60% of all, are Christians. Are you surprised? When you stand for God and refused to mingle with the world, surely you will encounter problems. It may be you got sacked because you refused to cheat as your employer asked you to. Or your non-believing spouse quit your matrimonial home because he or she couldn’t accept your new-found faith.

There are afflictions. And they don’t just end there. You may be facing lots and lots of temptation that are testing to your faith in God. These are afflictions. Name them, how many afflictions do you have?

Despite, I want you to know that there is hope for you. God won’t watch you consumed by your afflictions. You choose to serve Him, you make up your mind to follow Him while you left go of many things. For these, He will deliver you out of your afflictions.

He is God and He has all the power that are incomparable. He will give you a new job. A better one that is beyond your imagination. He will restore your marriage so that your spouse who quit you because of you are a born-again Christian, will return and join you to serve God.

Remember, afflictions are wind before God and He will blow them off your life.

Peace!

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Are You Scared?

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

A traveller focuses his mind on his destination. If along the way there is obstacles, the traveller will be left with no choice than to go back. If he is blocked and has no way to return or arrive at his destination, then he is hopeless.

That, fear will creep in such that will render him weak and dismayed.

The same with a Believer who worries about his journey with God. You might be in this position right now.

My message for you is: do not give up! I know it is not easy to be a ‘true’ Christian but God will see you through. He will not forsake you. He will not shut His ears to your cry. He will not abandon you, no matter what.

He calls you into this journey of Faith, so He will go before you in Jesus mighty name, amen.

Peace!

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Your Sweet Enemy

“Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Life is 50-50. There is an opposite side to everything. There is man and woman. There is white and black. There is hawk and hen. There is love and hatred. There is life and death.

And there is GOD and the DEVIL! Yeah! This is real! You don’t have to accept this but believe it! You know with God, everything is Good. So also with the devil, everything is Bad.

Please note – the Devil is ABSOLUTELY against God. He does his jobs, which are to destroy everything that God created.

Devil comes in several ways. He is crafty, cunning, smooth, intelligent, brilliant and full of false hope.

He understands the plan of God concerning man. The devil knows the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He tried to stop Jesus Christ from dying for us. The devil knows the Bible from Genesis to Revelation – he’d quoted the bible to Jesus Christ while tempting our Lord.

What else? The devil won’t watch you serve God. He will do all it takes to make you sin and hurt God. He is nothing but your sweet enemy.

Devil don’t bother about non-believers because he knows they are his. He goes after Christians, I mean Born-Again Christians. This is why often you wonder why churches are having conflicts or why brethren are attacking one another. It is the devil! He is at work and he will create chaos in such a way that brethren, and churches will overlook his power.

Many Born-Again Christians and churches have fallen into the hands of the devil. Out of ignorant and lack of discerning Spirit of God, they’d allowed the devil to ruin their Faith in God.

This is enough warning for you. You cannot overcome the tactics of the devil if you don’t pray consistently, if you don’t read your bible daily, if you are not in deep communal relationship with God.

It is easy to fall by the wayside BUT it takes the Grace of God for a fallen Christian to return to God.

Therefore, WATCH-OUT!

Peace!

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Whatever You Do

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” Colossians 3:23 (NLT)

Work is the most profound duty of every man. A child is not required to work because he is still young. He can pick up a spoon and feed himself from the food given to him. Or he can allow an elderly person, be it his mother or his guidance to feed him. But a time will come when that child is grown up.

Then he is or must take it upon himself to go out there to look for job. He need not depend on his parent or someone else for survival.

Work is not a taboo neither is it a curse. It is mandatory for every living soul, irrespective of sex, race, nation or differences.

Many people hate their jobs while on the other side some people treasure theirs.

Those whose jobs are like hell for them, often do not have the chance to quit because these jobs may be their sole sources of survival. Some may just decide to stay on the job maybe because they have the choice to quit but they don’t want to.

And for those whose jobs are pleasant treasures, they will do whatever it takes to protect and guide them jealously.

What if those who don’t like their jobs are Christians? Do they have to treat their assigned posts with nonchalant attitudes?

Take a thoughtful look at the verse above. The Bible says in whatever you do, you must do it as if you are doing it for God and not for your boss(man).

You are not to hate your job and you are not to dislike your employer(s). It is true that your job is not pleasant for you BUT you are to work with LOVE!

This is too complicated to understand but with the wisdom of our precious Holy Spirit, I bet you will.

Forget about how ill-will you were treated at your post of duty. Ignore the mockery you got from your employer(s). Rather, work on with diligent. Be Faithful. Be Consistent. Be Loyal. Be trustworthy. Be Fruitful. And be Friendly.

All these positive vibes will change your negative out looks about your job and in due time, you will be rewarded.

Peace!

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Don’t You See?

“I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from?” Psalm 121:1(NIV)

Everybody needs help. You need help and I need help too. There is no human on this planet earth or elsewhere who can do without help.

This is the reason why we need help and the reason why we are together so that we can admonish one another.

But many people have abused this privilege. Many have deliberately turned their back against their fellow Brethren and friends. And some don’t even care if someone beside them is dying.

The good news is that God is not a man. The Bible says he is not the son of man that he should lie.

I want you to bless the name of the Lord for He is good and His mercy endures forever! If anyone refuses to help you, please do not panic or worry about this because God will prove Himself to you. He will help you.

He never disappoint anyone who comes to Him. He never refuses to help. He is forever ready. For this solid assurance, don’t you realise or see that it is an enormous waste depending on mere mortal being like you and I?

Peace!

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Purification

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

One verse in the bible says, “The heart of man is desperately corrupted, who can know it? There is no doubt about this because no matter how good in character is someone, only God can detect the inner person.

I would like you to understand that anything is possible with this world current situation. A man can change from being good to being bad. It may be a sudden transformation or a slow process.

We live in a critical society, full of chaos, economic recession, natural disaster, betrayals, sudden suicide & death, divorces, cheating, and lots of them.

All these are such that can destroy the faith of a sincere Christian. He may not have prepared for this to happen but somehow, the negative changes creep into his life and that’s it! Shortly, he loses his Faith, his spirit becomes polluted, and his pure heart is messed up.

A typical example is Ray Boltz. I love his gospel music so much that my Faith in God grow extensively any time I listen to them. Then I no longer heard of him for years until one day when I google on him to find out why he disappeared from the gospel rail.

It was everywhere! Ray Boltz a gay! This was overwhelming for me! I couldn’t fight back my tears. I’d thought of him differently only to be disappointment in the end.

Later on, I realised it’s all about being deeply rooted in God. The heart of man is indeed fragile and susceptible to change. Also it requires the 100% presence of the Holy Spirit for one to live a life of God’s chosen one.

Give your heart and soul to God, and allow Him to purify your heart as well as give you the right spirit so that you will be able to live the life God calls you to live.

Peace!

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Your Level of Confidence

“So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the messiah, tell us plainly.” John 10:24 (NRSV)

In spite of Jesus explaining to the Jews, they don’t care to believe him. They doubted his presence.

It is clear that these Jews had expected their Messiah to fall from Heaven and boldly declare himself. They had not expected a Messiah who was born by a physical being.

For this reason, they doubted.

What I learnt from this verse is simply about FAITH. One does not need to see God in His Splendour before believing He is God. Also one does not need to see Jesus descending down from Heaven believing affirming He is the Messiah.

Your Faith will speak for you. You only need to believe everything the Bible and the Holy Spirit say about God.

Never try to follow the way of these Jews whose spiritual understanding was far from the truth.

And to develop your Faith to that level of Confidence, you must pray every day and at all times and READ the Word of God daily.

This way you will be fully grounded in Faith and won’t doubt the existence of God.

Peace!