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God or no one else

“They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, and gods he had not given them.” Deuteronomy 29:26

We have ONE life. We have ONE God. For this revelation, our lives are not given to us by ourselves. We are created by God and in His own image. He has the right to create us the way He wants. He could have designed us like the chimpanzee and we would have live our lives in the forest, eating away the grass.

God knows why He chooses to create us like him and gives us the dominion over all the animals in the air, the sea and on the earth.

Therefore why must you become so stubborn as to abandon your maker and instead go for the gods who are nothing but mere waste? There is nowhere in the bible that God ordered us to mix up our salvation with serving other gods.

He created us so that we can live with freedom and love for one another. God does not authorise us to worship other gods. He does not force any impurity on us. God wants us to acknowledge Him and Him alone.

If your life is not deeply rooted in God’s divine love, then you must be ready to change and do away with all the gods. Imagine you bowing down to a carved idol? How do you feel?

It is easy to be forgiven but it is more dangerous when you have to be keep doing the same thing over and over again. Keep off from any barbaric acts. Worship God only. And DO not BOW to any false image, rather, BOW to the KING of kings!

Peace

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In Your Ignorance

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.” Acts 17:30

Jesus Christ is everything we need. He is Lord. He is our help in all moments. He is our deliverer. He is our saviour. He is our intercessor. He is our healer. He is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

God gives us His son not just as mere gift but to stop us from continuing in our ignorant. In the past, and before Jesus Christ, every one can sacrifice unto God with blood of the animal, and through many means. Then God overlooked lots and lots of our ignorant.

Out of His patience, he waited until the right time when He sent us His beloved son and since then, we knew there is no more space for stupidity. When someone tends to overlook your ways of life, it will get to a point when that person will openly tell you that enough is enough.

Now, God wants you to repent. The days of ignorance are over. He overlooked so much because He loves you. He cares for you. He watches you all these years without any impatient so that you can freely come to Him.

So, what are you waiting for?

Peace!

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Do You Know Love?

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life….” Proverbs 15:4a

There are many passages of the bible that emphasis on the usage of tongue and how Christians should speak. The bible is not just a dictionary nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is the word of God given for the development of our spiritual lives.

You know what? Your tongue is very small and of course, as small as it is, it plays many vital roles for your survival. You can taste and mix your food with your tongue but it does not end there.

You can equally talk comfortably with your tongue. I bet that without it, you will be speaking roughly and with difficulty. God created your tongue so that you will have the power to express yourself.  For this reason, please note that it is not a mistake that your tongue is part of your body components.

Your tongue is so powerful and so fast in making you react to situation around you that often you may not realise its potential. Yes, you can talk BUT it is not your strength that is doing the talking. If your notice, you will discover that many times, you have found yourself jumping into a discussion without you controlling yourself.

That is your tongue! It is small but it is capable of either keeping you alive or directing you to your doom.

For this reason, you must start controlling your tongue. What you say to yourself or to those around you has the power to make it happen. If you are the type who keeps talking about the bad issues in your life, believe me, you will keep reaping these bad things.  And if you have been a speaker of peace, definitely, this peace will not cease from your doorstep.

You may be having problem controlling your tongue. Speak to the Holy Spirit. He is not just in your life for nothing. He is there to help you, to teach you, to admonish you, to control you and of course, to change your life.

Whatsoever you say affects you or people in your life. Look at the second part of this verse of Proverbs, it says,

“…But a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:4b

It is not by hazard; I mean the word of God.  It tells you exactly the situations of your life such as your tongue.

Careful! I say, careful, my friend! Life is not given to you for you to toy with it. Life is bestowed upon you so that you will be a blessing to the kingdom of God by your ways of life, your conduct, and your speech.  Watch your tongue, teach yourself to control your mouth and you shall live longer than your expectation.

Peace!

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Ichabod

She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel”-because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.” 1 Samuel 4:21

The story of Eli and his two sons— Hophni and Phinehas is very interesting because it teaches not only about proper parenting but equally the need to separate the chaff from the wheat.

Eli lacked the ‘strong’ paternal ability to discipline his sons. Hophni and Phinehas were priests and they supposed to follow the footstep of their father by obeying God but they rebelled. They collected briberies, committed lots of atrocities and deliberately sins against God.

When people get to the point where God is not their priority then these people have lot the touch and the glory of God in their lives. And where the glory of God is missing, there will be no peace.

God replaced Eli by anointing Samuel as the priest and this He (God) did long before the war that took Eli and his sons. Even God warned Eli through Samuel’s prophecy but Eli did nothing to avert the danger ahead. He just told Samuel that God is God and let Him (God) do as He said (1 Samuel 3:18).

Eli and his sons died the same day at war not just because they lost but also because they paid for their sins. Eli paid because the ark of God was captured at war and because he did not control his sons, and their debaucheries.

Phinehas’ wife died as she gave birth out of pain and loss of her husband, and she named the child Ichabod. This woman should not have died. There is nowhere mentioned that she too sins but then when a family is paying for their sins, the innocent ones would pay too.

The Glory of God is very needful in the life of every Christian. It protects, provides and uplifts. This is why YOU as God’s child need to be careful the way you are with God. Avoid messing up your life as if God is nothing. Follow His instruction. Obey Him. Live your life for Him and let Him the Lord of your life.

May His Glory not depart from you in Jesus name, amen.

Peace!

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Your Major Gateway

Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” Genesis 25:21

Prayer is very important. It is one of the major gateways to God. Prayer is not what you should take lightly, I mean what you should ignore as if it does not matter.

As a Christian fills with the Holy Spirit of God, you need to embrace prayer throughout your life. There is no way you can get directly access to God daily without you talking to Him and you do this through Prayer.

It is true that by worshipping you still have access to God but Prayer should not be an alien to you. Your faith increases in God when you pray daily and without ceasing.

You don’t have to get on your kneel all the time of the day to pray. You can pray within you while in a bus, in a train, while driving, while at work, while eating, while discussing with your colleagues or family.

Do not toy with the idea of praying. Do not keep postponing your moments of prayer until you get weary. I repeat, your life as a Christian is not complete without prayer.

Be ready to pray every day and remember, you don’t just pray to God for your need, but you pray to keep 100% relationship with Him.

So are you going to embrace your major gateway— Prayer?

Peace!

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Don’t Miss it!

And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.” Luke 2:40

A man who has the grace of God upon him is blessed forever. He would pass through several ordeals but he won’t get hurt. He would succeed in all his endeavours such that everyone around him would come to love him.

The Grace of God is higher than your imagination. When you have the grace of God working tremendously in your life, everything becomes different. In fact, you won’t see the dark side of life and relax in it.

It is the Grace of God that gives a man abundant blessings and adds no sorrow to it. It the through the grace of God that many people’s lives are changed for the best. It is the grace of God that moves mountains, bringing out the peace.

If you are lacking the grace of God, then I implore you to go to God and ask for it. He will give it to you without any hesitation.

Have you not wondered why some of your colleagues are getting promoted with so many successes? And of course, they are born-again Christians. There, you light be wondering why you are not making it like them.

Believe me, it is the grace of God at work in their lives. The grace of God brings to full stop every lack, every disease, every trouble, every failure and instead, replace them with goodness, sound health, freedom, peace and of course, financial breakthrough.

Please, get the grace of God upon your life and you would come to understand how much you have missed having it after you get it.

Peace!

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Who Are You?

“Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.”   James 5:12

There is no one who can boldly says he has never swear in his life. Everyone swears and everybody believes that’s the way of life. For a born again Christian, this should not be a way of life because the moment you are in Christ, then your attitude should change.

You don’t have the right to live your life as if you don’t care about God. It is your duty to live your Christian life in a proper way, and one of these is to avoid swearing.

You need to come to the point in your life that you must let your word be as you said it. Do not indulge in lying or swearing because these are not the attribute of the child of God. You are to let your ‘YES’ be exactly ‘YES’ and your ‘NO’ be exactly ‘NO.’  When you are doing this, people in your world or around you or far from you, when they see you, they would be able to differentiate you from those in the world.

Your words determine the person you are and of course, these determines your relationship with the Lord. It may be that you have not realised how sinful this is, I would like you to stop it! Stop swearing! Stop lying! Stop turning your ‘YES’ to be your ‘NO.’  You can’t live your life in between, which is living today for Christ and living tomorrow for the devil. It is not possible.

May I ask you: “Who are you?”

Peace!

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Are You Spiritually Blessed?

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessings.” Ephesians 1:3

Life is not just about the physical and sadly, many people have failed to realise this. Life starts from the spiritual aspect and this is why your life STARTs in the spiritual before being in the physical.

When you value your spiritual life, then there will be tremendous balance in your life but when you don’t have any respect for the spiritual, it is where the problems would surface. I would like you to know that if you are blessed both spiritually and physically, you would come to understand and accept profound prosperity, and live a fulfilling life.

I don’t want you to limit your life to one struggling side of life. You may be going through a lot even when you don’t understand the reason why your situations are like that. You may be blessed physically and ignore the spiritual side, and for this, you won’t have a durable blessing.

Now, you need to sit down and ask yourself,

Am I spiritually blessed?

Peace!

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He Never Holds Back

“But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.” Psalm 130:4

Forgiveness brings joy. And where there is forgiveness, there is peace. We are capable of doing wrong as result of our human nature. We are able to commit offenses that are too serious and might not let anyone forgive us BUT the bible makes it clear to us that God is not like us.

One of the reasons why people come to fear God and to respect Him is because He FORGIVES! God does not hold any grudges about what you and I have done through sinning against Him. He overlooks our wrongs and goes on to Forgive us when we acknowledge our sins.

Aren’t you grateful to be a child of God? I am so blessed to know God and I am sure you are too. God forgives no matter the level of your sins. He forgives because He loves you and do not want you to live in guilt, in shame or anguish over your sinful acts.

Do not condemn yourself to a corner and think that God will never forgive all your wrongful acts. You are not the one to decide for Him, to know what He thinks about you. He is God and He is love and for His love, He wholly forgives without holding back.

I implore you not to hold on today but to come to God and ask Him to forgive you. He will surely forgive you.

Peace!

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A Help Beyond Description

‘Then Asa cried out to the Lord his God, “O Lord, no one but you can help the powerless against the mighty! Help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in you alone. It is in your name that we have come against this vast horde. O Lord, you are our God; do not let mere men prevail against you!” 2 Chronicles 14:11

There is power and there is power but I would like to inform you that there is the greatest power on earth in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. King Asa did not just rely on his own strength. He trusted God. He knew that without the Lord on his side, and then he would be defeated.

I am using the verse above to illustrate the love and the power of the Almighty God. I would like you to come to the point in your life that you won’t fear anything because the Lord is on your side. And the only way you can reach that point is when you have fully accepted the Lord as your personal saviour.

The world may try to bring you down. They may even get to the point of getting you out of the world entirely but I would like it inform you that you must not worry because greater is the power of God than any of those.

Do not just rely on your own strength because it will not take you far. I want to you get closer to God and to call upon Him in your moment of needs. And for God to help you, He is not going to force Himself on you. He prefers that you come directly to Him and tell Him all your problems.

God will hear you even if you are not a Christian but believe me, there is more help for you than your imagination if you are God’s own child. This is why you must accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord. Call unto Him; tell Him to take over your life, to change you and to give you the strength to continue the Christian journey. Then wait and see how the Lord God will bless you and pulls you out of your troubles.

Peace!