Archive | February 2018

Caution Against Error!

advocate1Luke 11:33 “No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”

 

2 Peter 1: 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

2 Peter 3:17 Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

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Relationship On My Mind!Making It Home! Successfully!!

Some hours ago, while writing about “Relationships on my mind! Cleaving as a pair!” I prayed that God will gived us peace in our marriages, calm the storms, grant us grace to weather the storm, and restore broken hearts and homes.

You see friends, holy matrimony, marriage is the most important relationship apart from our relationship with Jesus Christ, the success of which can make us or mar us.

However, the success of your marriage or its failure is not the criteria for hearing that phrase, “well done, good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord. Matthew 25:23.

Paul was never married, the Samaritan woman had one too many, yet she met with the Lord, she became an evangelist! The only criteria to hear Matthew 25:23 like Billy Graham just heard few hours ago is to believe in the Lord Jesus, his birth, life, and death, faith in the finished work at Calvary.

Friends, don’t let anything that is transient cheat you out of your eternity! Give your life to Jesus Christ today! Put your trust in Jesus totally, lean on him.

Employ your talent, skills and all, live your life for his glory! Eternity is real! Soon enough you and I will be on our way in our 100th year, if Christ tarry! Which will it be? Heaven or hell!!

Choose ye this day whom he shall serve – Joshua 24:15. Nothing in this world is worth your eternity! Your relationships, your worldly achievement, career, accolades, looks, money, power, influence, whatever, it is transient my friends!!!!

Reflect on the truth you already know! Take a stand! Seek to please him – Christ Jesus! Seek the good of His kingdom.

Jesus Christ is Lord! He is coming soon! Are you prepared?

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Relationship On My Mind! Cleaving As A Pair!

This is a sequel to Relationship On My Mind!

The lack of truth and trust in our interaction with each other most often spills over into the marriage relationship.” Relationship On My MindTransparency – Truth, And Trust 

Many have no idea of what is expected in the marriage relationship. Marriage is the first institution ordained by God between a man and a woman as long as they live. It is the most intimate of human relationships, and as much as it is plainly defined in the scriptures, it is the most complicated of all relationships.

Why complicated? Complicated in the sense that “they two shall become one”. Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called woman because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

To cleave(verb) as defined in The Webster’s New World Dictionary and Thesaurus has two meanings. One is to divide by a blow: split; sever, and the second meaning is to adhere: cling to, and to be faithful to.

Friends, would you agree with me that it is easy to adhere, cling, and be faithful to one partner as long as they live? This should be the most natural act, like breathing!. You don’t learn how to breathe! On the other hand, cleave as in to divide by a blow, split, or sever, needs exertion, a force has to be applied! You would also first have to decide the spot, stage, and time to apply the force. This should be difficult and as such should not be preferred. Right?

The reality of life is that cleaving, as in to sever seems to be the order of the day. When a man cleaves to his wife, he is meant to cleave, cling, adhere to the totality of her being, all others not existing, and so also for the woman. She is to embrace and cleave to her husband, all others not existing. This, however, is far from what it is. Couples come together these days and jump ship at the slightest smell of wind. And for many more, marriage has become an “act” where a mask is put on for the world, to hide the gloomy hearts. This has resulted in different kind of infirmities- Proverbs 17:22

There is no fortitude to ride out the storm anymore – lack of trust, truth, honesty, faith in God and in each other, desire to please God in obedience to his will, perseverance and determination to work it out has resulted in breakdowns across every demography.

We must remind ourselves that God’s plan trumps all other plans, and life, living, itself is a storm! Since we can not jump ship when living life becomes stormy,(though some do by suicide, that is a totally different topic) we must, therefore, resolve to weather the storm together for calm is promised, its a guarantee for no matter any storm it must cease. That is the order! The question then is, are we ready to hold on till the storm ceases?

I pray Lord for every troubled mind, hearts, and homes. Let there be calm Lord. Peace be still to every union tossed to and fro by storm. To the ones that have shipwrecked Lord step in and do that which only you can do. You, Lord, can salvage anything and make it new. You are the restorer of old ruins – Isaiah  61:4. Most of all Lord, we pray for a fresh encounter with the person of the Holy Spirit. We want to hear you say “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things” Matthew 25:14-26

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!