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Where Are The Christians in the Face of Fear?

Damascus has become feeble, she has turned to flee and panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her, pain like that of a woman in labor. (Jeremiah 49: 24)

Fear is the perfect weapon to destruction. Once given the opportunity, fear leaves no stone untouched until it achieves its goal. Where panic emerges, there is fear. And where fear dwells, there is no sense of calmness. Fear gives rise to panic. The entire scenario gets bombarded with disruptive thoughts. Human mind becomes agitated and brain gets confused. Clear thinking then becomes a struggle.

To leave a space for fear entering is to leave a space for unlimited merciless catastrophes. In these three days of terrorist attack in Paris, everyone’s mind is up. People now think twice before walking out of their houses. Mothers insisted that their children switch their mobile phone on to check on them. Some even refused to step away from their homes.

Fear! For with it, there is no time for faith. Countless Christians neglect to turn to God at this moment because they’d let fear dominate their minds. They have failed to pray! Hear them pray, and what they will recite far from anything in the Bible. Can we blame them? Not at all. It takes courage to confront the spirit of fear. Only a real Christian filled with the power of the Holy Spirit is capable of rebuking fear.

Prior, I mentioned that we must be cautious.  It appears to be no better period than these present days. Every event surrounding us brings more or less distracting news. Situations left us wondering whether it is best to migrate to a safer country. But we knew on the surface that nowhere seems safe. God’s protective shelter (Psalm 23) is the only safest haven. The book of John 14:27 (AMP) says, “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” Our Lord Jesus Christ does not leave us as orphans. And we ought to remember that we have His peace.

I urge us to take one step backward and remember the promises of God of Psalm 121. Rather than joining others to talk of the issue, let us engage others in assuring them of the love of God that covers us all circumstances. We should deviate from supporting them to spread frightening stories. When they preach hatred, let us preach on God’s compassion and love. We must show our love. Now, people need us more than ever. They want to learn from us the words of assurance of life and not of horror. Why don’t we spend time in prayers for others and ourselves, rather than waiting for humanity’s peace?

I pray that God teaches us to talk of peace and love irrespective of whatever situations we find ourselves in Jesus name, Amen

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Wait

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

There is nothing as pleasant as PATIENT. It is a very hard thing to do but the end result is extremely rewarding.

I would like you to know that if you are able to put all your trust in the Lord, if you firmly stand on your faith in Him, believe me, you will with bountifully rewarded.

God is aware of your need. He knows your thoughts, He sees your tears, and He understands your feelings. There is nothing that escapes His eyes. If you fully understand this, then I don’t think you should be worry at all.

When God is the author of your life, then all will be well. I may not be able to understand what you are going through because I am not there to see with you, but God is forever there for you.

This is why I want you to be very, very, patient. It may take so long as you think and it may be come on time, despite, you need to wait. Just keep your faith strong in the Lord.

Do not give up. Never think all hope is lost. Don’t ever condemn your life as useless. Rather, wait and keep waiting. Everything will be fine.

Peace!

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In My Distress

“This is my comfort in my distress, that your promise gives me life.” Psalm 119: 50

There is no one who is without any problem. We all have our personal problem(s), and the differences are in what we have, how we got it and how to solve it.

Life is not a bed of roses. If anyone comes to tell you that life will remain bright without you having any problems, please be very careful with this person.

While on earth, Jesus Christ faced many problems especially from people who were against Him. They did all they could to prevent Him from spreading the gospel. They tried to stop Him from healing the sick. They attempted so hard to seize Him and Kill Him but they failed in all these.

They failed because God did not allow them. It was when the time came for Jesus Christ to pay for our sins that God permitted them to capture Him. For this we are celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ today.

He paid the debt, a ransomed one, which no one can. He died for you and I. And today, the third day, He’s risen from the dead! Hallelujah!

For this reason, you must not forget God’s promise. He says He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will never give you stone instead of bread. He will see you through all the troubles that you are going through.

Be at peace, brethren, because the Lord will comfort you. Just remember His promise. He never fails and He will never fail.

Peace!

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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?

Peace!

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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!

Peace!

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The Rights of the Poor and Afflicted

“I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.” Psalm 140:12

There have been lots and lots of accusation against God. In times of troubles especially those happening in the world such as the earthquakes, sudden deaths, economic recession and so on, many people tend to ask why God allow this and that situations.

If you listen to them all, you will almost get to the point yourself that if you are not careful, you will join them in blaming God.

I would like you to understand that God will always maintain the cause of the afflicted and He will continue to fight for the rights of the poor. He is not wicked. He cares for you and I.  His name is Love!

Many of the events that occurred came out of our own doings. Take a look at the climate changes, this does not exist this way in the pasts, but because we have involved so much in carrying out lots of new technologies that cause large pollutions and damages to the world, the results of these we are now experiencing with the climate changes.

We failed, I mean many of us failed to look at this, rather, and they turned their thoughts to God and pointed accusing fingers at Him. God is not responsible for the accidents, incidents and events going on around us.

He is here to help you and I. This is why we must not reject Him. He will fight for our cause and our rights. I have never doubt God’s works in my life because I am a living testimony to all He’s done and still doing in my life.

I want you to recognise His works in your life too. Remember His miracles upon your life and do not forget that He will fight your battles and gives you back your rights.

Peace!

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In Search of What?

“If I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.” Galatians 2:18

A life of a Christian is transformed the day he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal saviour. In spiritual context, his past becomes his past and now, he is a new person.

In this aspect, it means he is no longer that old person he used to be. He is now ready to live in obedience to God and his commandments.

I passed through this stage when I met Christ. And you did too. It is like changing out old clothes and then put on a new one, beautiful and brand new!

What happened to us when we then try to go back to the same life? We will be termed as sinner! That’s it! You may not believe it but the day you decide to go back into your old lifestyle, then you are a sinner.

You may have stopped smoking, drinking, and doing all the things of the world, but the day you return to such life and you start smoking, drinking and restart all the activities of the old, then you are automatically back in sin.

Apostle Paul called it ‘transgressor.’ And this is no different from the word ‘sinner.’

You may need to ask yourself, does it worth is going back into the old lifestyle? What do you gain from returning?  You are in search of what?  Peace?

The grace of God may stay with you even when you return to your old ways but you need to understand and realise that you are not doing the will of God when you restart your old life that was supposed to have been buried and forgotten.

Make it your duty not to suffer the grace of God upon your life. It does not make any sense that you should put the name of God upon your life into shame. Think about this, we are referring to your life and you must make it your ultimate duty to let everything about you glorify the name of the Lord.

Peace!

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Are You Ungrateful?

“For him that is joined to the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” Ecclesiastes 9:4

Are you at the point of cursing yourself, wondering why life has remained unfair to you? Then I implore you to wake up!

Look around you and observe what is happening, then you will see how many people daily lost their lives. Majority of these peoples are wealthy, very rich but their riches had failed to buy them life.

Is this making sense to you? That you are alive is a blessing and you should be grateful. Instead of you hiding in a corner and mourning, why don’t you make use of that time to praise God?

There is hope for you! I repeat: there is extreme hope for you. You are alive, and that is a great achievement, which I want you to be forever grateful. As long as you are living, everything will be fine with you. It is just a matter of time.

There is hope for you!

Peace!

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The Glory of God

“The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor the brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.” Isaiah 60:19

It is human that we all loved to be respected, and honoured. Our joy lies in the knowledge that we want glory in all we do. Our lives are in greatest peace when God becomes our glory.

When we let Him into our lives, He gives us new light, brighter than the normal daylight and moon. There is no joy or completeness aside of living in Christ Jesus.

The glory of God is what you need.

Peace!

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The Source of Forgiveness

“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.” Acts 13:38 (NIV).

You don’t have to doubt anymore about where comes your redemption because as you have read in this verse above, your forgiveness and mine is from our Lord Jesus Christ.

Without Jesus Christ coming to save you and I, I bet we would have been lost long ago.  Christ came, forgave us and took away all our sins without Him asking us to Him back.

What a priceless love! Thank God for our Lord Jesus Christ, and for giving us the gospel of peace.

Praise the name of the Lord!

Peace!