Archive | August 2018

The Word! The Heart!

Romans 12:6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.  

11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Let these words find a resting place in our hearts Lord! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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Just Own Up! Woo Sing And The Mirror!

An ancient Chinese proverb says “The fire you kindle against another often burns you more than it will ever burn another. To keep your temper under control is the toughest kind of discipline it says.

This story goes thus. A boy named Woo Sing was on the field like all little boys playing. His father came home from a long trip while Woo Sing was not home, with a mirror. Woo had never seen a mirror in his life. This mirror was hung in the main room, and when Woo came home, he did not know what it was. He thought his father had brought home a boy just like him. A friend?

The thought made him happy as he took steps towards this other boy before him. Woo spoke to this boy but the boy did not answer. He smiled and waved and the boy did the same.

Woo stopped, deep in thought, does this boy not hear? Maybe, I should go closer. As Woo walked towards this boy, the strange boy walked towards him, mimicking his every move.

Woo Sing was livid with anger, “This boy mocks me; he does everything that I do.” The more Woo thought about this strange boy, the more irritated he became. He was so enraged that he took a long stride towards the boy and struck him, the boy in the mirror, ouch, Woo felt a searing pain and watched in shock as the boy in the mirror crumbled in pieces all over the floor. He ran to his father crying.

His father said to him, “The boy you saw was your own image.” This should teach you an important lesson, my son. Do not lose your temper with other people. What you see in them is in you! You struck the boy in the glass and hurt only yourself. And broke my mirror!

The moral of this story is that “In life when you strick without cause you will hurt yourself most of all”

2 Corinthians 13 asked us to5-9 Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. I hope the test won’t show that we have failed. But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise.

We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.

10 I’m writing this to you now so that when I come I won’t have to say another word on the subject. The authority the Master gave me is for putting people together, not taking them apart. I want to get on with it, and not have to spend time on reprimands.

Just own up! Own up to your mistakes, your assumptions, and miscalculations! Own up to the fact that you do fall into errors like everyone else! Come off your high horse, my friend!

You reveal so much about your character, who you are in your core by the way you treat others, especially those you think are beneath your social class or are disadvantaged. Repent! 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Just Own Up!

As a parent or guardian of young people, you must learn to own up for your mistakes so your wards can learn from you that owning up for wrongs done is not a sign of weakness, but of tremendous courage, strength, humility and truthfulness!

Accepting our fault does not come easy from time immemorial! Adam had to blame Eve for eating the forbidden fruit in Genesis 3 instead of owning up for his own short coming.

We see this play out in all sort of relationship! Pride has blinded many to the point of not seeing the log in our own eyes and seeing those of others with magnifying glasses! Examine yourself!

Naturally, we have inflated ego, and accepting we have done something wrong is like been stripped and whipped! We will dance around this and point fingers and all sort of acrobatics!

Just own up!

This inability to simply say “I am sorry”, have broken many homes, severe families, and caused unnecessary heart aches! It’s a sore thumb we most often are willing to play ping pong with, ofcourse with a touch of super strength Tylenol every now and then!

To be continued!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

A Call Out! Repent?

It is a pity that the Leadership in “Churches” of this age do not see the handwriting on the wall. Like the days of Martin Luther and the then Catholic Church, the masses, though ignorant are been awakened! The Spirit man is being enlightened! The Truth is made known by the Holy Spirit poured out in these last days!

We must study history to understand the present, and prepare for the future! The Spirit of man once awakened will not go to sleep, this we all must acknowledge and adjust ourselves to!

Change is coming! Change is here! If the present day “Saints” do not repent and amend these evil ways, God’s elect prepared and immersed in “water” are about to rise up like a mighty flood! A call out to “The Establishment”! A call? A warning? Take it as you may!

Repent of your evil ways ‘cos God will require of you and I, recompense for the distortion of The Truth that are leading many into damnation!

A word for the discerning! Open your heart and hear what the Spirit is saying!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Self Examination! Look In The Mirror!

2 Corinthian 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

This is a call to self reflect, a call I was made to answer truthfully lately. I wonder how many answers that call! It is not an easy call to answer for it lays you bare before your very eyes.

You may see some yuckness, the kind you see in others! That’s right, it’s your turn to weed out all those tares. For while men slept, the enemy came and sowed stares – Matthew 13:25-30.

What have you allowed to creep into you, cling unto you, what is that thing you are romancing?

Help is available to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. The blood of Jesus Christ is available for you today. You know what? It requires realness, genuine desire to be made whole, to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Talk to God, asking for help, and grace! He will not fail thee!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

 

A Temple Of God! You!!!

That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone.

God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together.

We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.
Ephesians 2:19‭-‬22 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/eph.2.19-22.MSG