Month: March 2011

The Societal Poison

‘Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;’ (Deuteronomy 6:14)

Society influence is what we’ve ignored as far as human understanding is concerned. We underestimate its power without taking conscious of the effects until it’s too late.

Around us, people do things that are unacceptable, things that we should be ashamed of if caught in it but somehow instead of us to correct these people, we, ourselves become entangle in the same act without any remorse.

And God is not happy with this. Moving from serving God to worshipping another god is religion prostitution. It means a so-called Christian has missed his way at that moment when he pushed aside God’s grace over his head and goes to serve his neighbour’s god.

We have one God and only Him you, and I must serve. Whatever god your neighbour(s) serves is none of your problem.

Be faithful to God and He will bless the work if your hands. Also He will give you successes in whatever you do.

And what happened or will happen if you neglect God and go to bow your head to your neighbour’s artificial god?

Well…you know the answer, already.


The Grace of Giving

‘But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you[a]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.’ (2 Corinthians 8:7)

There is a price attached to every act of faithfulness. No one who remains honest with another person loses. Being a true Christian is not restricted to following God. It equally brings you lots of blessings attributed to you.

Everything pertaining to you changed the moment you took that decision to forgo the sinful life and gave your life to Christ. That day you receive salvation; that is a new life fully devoted to God and His kingdom, likewise you are given knowledge to discern, power to overcome, authority to make things work plus eternal life.

By possessing all these beautiful gifts from God, you are empowered and prospering starts embracing you, continuously.

Thus by your faithfulness to God, your life becomes positive and you are rich, but is it just fine by God that you should keep all the wealth He blesses you mainly for yourself?

A grace to give is inside of you. So you must give. There is no excuses whatsoever that you should be a tight-fist.

It is in your giving that the name of God is forever known and appreciated.

So pray to God, asking Him to give you the strength and the joy in the grace of giving so that your passage on the earth will be for nothing.


Why separating Christ?

15. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice.” (Philippians 1:18)

From the day I began to understand what life is all about until now, I’ve heard lots and lots of stories regarding churches; I’ve heard the positive and negative ones. Stories of men of God (as they are called) embezzling church monies, indulging in sexual immorality, mixing up juju magic to perform false miracles, and many more.

Likewise I’ve heard stories of other men of God helping their church members, comforting them, remaining firm on the truth of gospel of Christ without any dilution.

When you look at these two different group of men of God; the good and the bad ones, you’ll get to a point when you won’t be able to find better words to justify their actions.

However one thing these two have in common is that they are preaching Christ!

Alleluia! Praise God for this!

You read the verses above this post and you’ll agree with Apostle Paul that these two group of men of God, are at liberty to preaching Christ. Their motives may be different but what is important is Christ is being preached by them.

Do you know that sinner gets saved through the preaching of a false preacher who is preaching Christ based on his own interior motive?

I am not the one to judge any man. Only God has the power and the authority to declare judgement on any one. This is not to say that we should not condemn evil acts but we must simply continue to rejoice, just like Apostle Paul, with all our hearts that Christ is being preacher all over the world.

Whatever the motives behind every man of God for preacher, it is God who has the final say. May the name of the Lord be praised forever and ever, amen. May Christ live on for eternity in our lives, in Jesus mighty name, amen.


Not Just You

‘After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.’ (Job 42:10)

In verse 7 of the same verse, the Lord was angry with Job’s friends for not speaking right about God and He revealed this to them. It wasn’t until after Job interceded on their behalf that God pardoned them.

Apart from this, Job became richer than he used to be before the affliction.

When you studied Job thoroughly, you will come to discover that throughout his affliction. Job did not curse God. Well…that will be another discussion for another day.

What I would like to bring yo your notice in this post is about being your friends’ shepherd.

Job would have gotten out of his problem and just leave his friends to sort out their own problems with God. In fact Job would have let God punish his friends BUT the bible says that Job PRAYED for his friends.

Job showed love and compassion. Through his intercession, he told God to have mercy on his friends. And God heard Job. Not only that, because he prayed for his friends, Job demonstrated true love as well as true friendship. He showed he was not a selfish man.

And to compensate Job’s love for his friends, God blessed him more that before, I mean more than he used to be to such extent that Job recovered more than he’d lost, previously.

It cost you more than you imagine when you see your friends in need and just pretend not to see anything. God does not give you your friends in order for you to just look at them.

God gives them to you because He wants you to be a tremendous blessing to them. You need not forget the real definition of friendship.

The more you take up the duty of seeing to the welfare of your friends during their needs, the bigger you become and of course, the richer you will be.

I want you to be like Job. I want you to love your friends with complete sincerity and compassion. I want you to be an uncommon blessing for them.

And lastly, I want you not to always be self-centered because when it comes to being blessed and prosperity, it is not just you.