Archive | June 2016

In Love With God!

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I for one do not want to imagine where I would be right now without the love of God in my heart. I am so very grateful for the fresh encounter I have daily with the person of the Holy Spirit. He reveals the heart of the Father daily in the most unexpected places. You can never predict how God will show you a side of Himself you are yet to know. He is always fresh and refreshing. The love of God in mortal man, makes one immortal with eternity engraved in our DNA.

Lord Jesus, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. It is an honor and a privilege to be yours and divinely commissioned for good works prepared in advance for me to walk therein. I have weathered storms, failed in many ways but my greatest achievement in life is knowing you as my Lord and Saviour and that in itself is a gift bestowed on this precious soul, placed in this wonderful and blessed body called Joan.

Thank you Lord for never forsaking me even in my unfaithfulness, disobedience and rebellion. You brought me back to yourself by love. You are the source of my life, joy, hope, peace, and my everything. Thank you for adorning me with your essence- love. I am grateful and thankful. Your praise Oh Lord will never depart from my heart and lips. Your presence I pray will never depart from me in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.

Love you Lord!

Your dearest daughter!

Oluwaferanmi = God Loves Me!

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Know The Lord Jesus?

Acts 14:1 Paul and Barnabas spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders. The people of the city were divided; some sided with the Jews, others with the apostles. There was a plot afoot among both Gentiles and Jews, together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them. But they found out about it and fled to the Lycaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding knowing Godcountry,where they continued to preach the gospel………21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch,22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. ……26 From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed.27 On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

The gospel message spoken with love and truth has inherent power to transform the most depraved heart, present signs and wonders in the most unlikely vessels, in the most unlikely places.   John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God’s love for you and I took Jesus Christ to the Cross. He died that you and I may have life and have it more abundantly.

Friends, with or without faith, there will be challenges. Life is a battle ground. There will always be something contending for your peace. However faith in the saving grace in Jesus Christ makes a lot of difference. In John 16:33 Jesus said “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus Christ paid it all friends! Only in Him is hope, joy and everything that makes living life beautiful. Christ grace will make you to thread on your high places, go through storm but not drown, through the fire and it will not kindle upon you. Please if you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ, now is the time to open your heart for Jesus to come in, He is always knocking.

Leap forward to the platform of grace and receive eternal life.

Jesus is Lord!

Holy Spirit! For Sale?

Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God………Act 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

84275017218c34fa84bf941449388195Simon who practiced sorcery confessed Jesus as Lord, verses 9-13. “Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done”

Simon had been astonishing the people of Samaria through sorcery, claiming he was someone great. Now that he has confessed Jesus as Lord he cannot use sorcery anymore for that demon has been cast into the abyss I believe. He felt he was not relevant anymore and was bitter, for he wanted to still be able to dazzle Samaria.

He wanted to be in the center stage like we all do, so he offered money for the gift of the Holy Spirit. How wrong he was!!!! The giftings of God cannot be bought, no amount of money can buy spiritual gift. They are bestowed by God upon His own, as many as believe and have a right heart before God! Remember, God knew us before we were conceived, His hands molded our hearts so He knows our frame, our hearts, and hears every thought.

Friends, bitterness will poison your soul and iniquity will paralyze you. You will not see even in the light for your eyes will be cloudy. Whatever hurts, pain, or worries that has turn to bitterness, please let it go!!!!!!  It is never worth your peace and eternity! Let it go! Let it not poison and bind you!

  • Peace! Peace! Peace! Unto you!

Christ Jesus My Lord!

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Do you desire peace and joy? Do you know the purpose of your being alive today? Do you desire to fulfill that purpose? Do you want to walk in victory over every issues of life? Do you want to walk in dominion? Live an impactful life? Do you want to make living life meaningful?

Come to the throne of grace and mercy today! Come to Jesus Christ,  the author and finisher of your faith.

Jesus Christ?  Yes! He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning of all things, the end of all things. Christ is the Savior of the whole World, redeemer of all souls! He beckons you to come and be saved from impending disaster looming over the world in ages to come, which is even right now! Accept Jesus Christ into your life today!

Peace be unto you!

Competing With God? Haman!

Esther 5:7 Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this: If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.” So Haman went out that day joyful and with a glad heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, and that he did not stand or tremble before him, he was filled with indignation against contentment-4Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and called for his friends and his wife Zeresh. 11 Then Haman told them of his great riches, the multitude of his children, everything in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and servants of the king. 12 Moreover Haman said, “Besides, Queen Esther invited no one but me to come in with the king to the banquet that she prepared; and tomorrow I am again invited by her, along with the king. 13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.” 14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made.

1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. The cause of all ills in life is lack of godly contentment. You see the self centredness of man makes man to think the world revolves round him, causing him to covet and defraud and all sort just to seemingly take hold of what others do not have. Haman was such a man!  Entertained privately by the ruling royal, exclusive pass to exclusivity and yet was not content, but covet the adulation of that simple man called Mordecai, that has nothing else going for him but stand at the gate with dust all over his ragly clothing! You are right! It is quite easy for the nose in the air, self righteous to look down on those perceived to be disfavored as subject to be god over.

We all have felt like Haman at one point or another, where we felt we deserve more recognition or acknowledgement from someone, a group, establishment or community than we got. We’ve all at one point assume we are better than others and so on. I had felt disrespected by someone that I felt was not at par with me. We place our self on a higher scale and look with disdain on those others we assume, based on our limited knowledge to be of a lower class on the lower scale.

Friends, it is time to set aside our preconceived and faulty way of thinking and take up the standard laid down by Jesus Christ according to scriptures. We are all equally saved by grace, cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, sanctified and ordained for His good pleasure. Be humble and treat everyone like you would like to be treated.

Fear God and depart from evil. Lack of contentment was Haman’s downfall, may it not be yours and mine in Jesus Christ name. Be contented with your lot in life even while you strive for more of what God has to make available for you. Don’t be a stumbling block for another! Come down your high horse. Christ speaks to you now, please listen, He loves you!

Shalom! Shalom!