Archive | November 2018

It Is Discerned!

Only by discernment can one really see as the Lord want us to see.

Father, open thou the eyes of our understanding.

Many are in defense of what they know not

Many are working contrary to the WILL of God and knoweth it not

Father, in your mercy, guide us and lead us on the path of righteousness!

Many are being led astray by doctrines of demons arrayed in purple.

Lord let every deception in our minds be striped away by your WORD, BLOOD, and HOLY SPIRIT

Demetrius was not about Artemis, he was about his pocket and led many to rise up against the true God.

“”Most of them had no idea what was going on or why they were there.””

Give us understanding Lord!

“”But before he (Apostle Paul) got away, a huge ruckus occurred over what was now being referred to as “the Way.”

A certain silversmith, Demetrius, conducted a brisk trade in the manufacture of shrines to the goddess Artemis, employing a number of artisans in his business.

He rounded up his workers and others similarly employed and said, “Men, you well know that we have a good thing going here—and you’ve seen how Paul has barged in and discredited what we’re doing by telling people that there’s no such thing as a god made with hands.

A lot of people are going along with him, not only here in Ephesus but all through Asia province. “Not only is our little business in danger of falling apart, but the temple of our famous goddess Artemis will certainly end up a pile of rubble as her glorious reputation fades to nothing. And this is no mere local matter—the whole world worships our Artemis!”

That set them off in a frenzy. They ran into the street yelling, “Great Artemis of the Ephesians! Great Artemis of the Ephesians!” They put the whole city in an uproar, stampeding into the stadium, and grabbing two of Paul’s associates on the way, the Macedonians Gaius and Aristarchus. Paul wanted to go in, too, but the disciples wouldn’t let him.

Prominent religious leaders in the city who had become friendly to Paul concurred: “By no means go near that mob!” Some were yelling one thing, some another. Most of them had no idea what was going on or why they were there. Acts 19:23‭-‬34 MSG

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Transforming Minds!

You! Yes you! You have no idea of the impact God is making through your life!

You are touching lives

Changing things

Shining in the dark

Impacting minds

Oh! You didn’t hear?

That’s right!

Your transformation

Makes you a change agent

Keep yielding

And listen

“””””He walked out and went to the home of Titius Justus, a God-fearing man who lived right next to the Jews’ meeting place.

But Paul’s efforts with the Jews weren’t a total loss, for Crispus, the meeting-place president, put his trust in the Master. His entire family believed with him.

In the course of listening to Paul, a great many Corinthians believed and were baptized.

One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: “Keep it up, and don’t let anyone intimidate or silence you.

No matter what happens, I’m with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you.

You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city.” That was all he needed to stick it out.

He stayed another year and a half, faithfully teaching the Word of God to the Corinthians. Acts 18:8‭-‬11 MSG

All About YOU! His Love!

I don’t know who you are

where you are

what you are doing

How you are living

Or coping with life

Just know this

For sure

He who created you

Formed you

In your mother’s womb

He sees you

He knows you

He loves you

Acknowledges you

Needs you

He want you to be joyful

For only then can He work through you

With you

For you

To transform you

To bless you

And make you a blessing

Trust Him

He sees you

Loves, and cares for YOU!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Outsiders! And The Fire!

Ģod is raising up “outsiders”, those the “Jews” of our times have labelled unfit to be used of God.

Outsiders are those that does not fit into the picture perfect image of religion. And Jews? Those are the religious, self righteous bigot of today!

Well! Here’s what the scriptures says:

There was dead silence. No one said a word. With the room quiet, Barnabas and Paul reported matter-of-factly on the miracles and wonders God had done among the other nations through their ministry.

The silence deepened; you could hear a pin drop. James broke the silence.

Friends, listen. Simeon has told us the story of how God at the very outset made sure that racial outsiders were included.

This is in perfect agreement with the words of the prophets: After this, I’m coming back; I’ll rebuild David’s ruined house; I’ll put all the pieces together again; I’ll make it look like new So outsiders who seek will find, so they’ll have a place to come to, All the pagan peoples included in what I’m doing. “God said it and now he’s doing it. It’s no afterthought; he’s always known he would do this. Acts 15:13‭-‬18 MSG

Brethren, look around you! Take a look! Who are the ones on fire for the Lord? Who are signs and wonders?

The Outsiders, once bartered, rejected, abandoned, traumatised, abused, discarded, murderers, doubtful, prostitute, I mean, the once good for nothing walking on the way to hell.These are the souls on fire, ablaze and burning for the Lord now!

The religious, self righteous, picture perfect, law observing, and enforcers? The Holy Spirit may bypass you in this last days! I am being generous here! 🙂

Lord Jesus, be merciful unto us and rekindle the fire on the altar of our hearts. Deliver us from self righteousness and help us to take up and hold unto the righteousness that is ours in Christ Jesus, we pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

On His Account

“David, of course, having completed the work God set out for him, has been in the grave, dust and ashes, a long time now.

But the One God raised up—no dust and ashes for him!

I want you to know, my very dear friends, that it is on account of this resurrected Jesus that the forgiveness of your sins can be promised.

He accomplishes, in those who believe, everything that the Law of Moses could never make good on.

But everyone who believes in this raised-up Jesus is declared good and right and whole before God.

“Don’t take this lightly.

You don’t want the prophet’s sermon to describe you: Watch out, cynics; Look hard—watch your world fall to pieces. I’m doing something right before your eyes That you won’t believe, though it’s staring you in the face.”Act.13.36-41.MSG

I Charge You!! Pray!

So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent and persistent prayer for him was being made to God by the church. ACTS 12:5 AMP

It is sickening that the Church of this last days, do not pray for each other. How we have grown in the wrong direction baffles me.

These days, when we see brethren in bondage to sin, being persecuted, arrested by poverty, troubles, failures, and the likes, WE, the Church, Pastors and congregants alike point fingers, makes jest, insinuates demeaning remarks etcetera, about them.

We are charged by Christ to pray for each other, including those we perceive as enemies – James 5:16, Matthew 5:44

It’s even worst when snide remarks are heard from the pulpit!

Christians! Christ beloved and followers, please repent! We must start loving Christ genuinely by caring for His body, one another!

Just think about it friends! Will Jesus know a brother or Sister in need and not reach out to such?

Take a look around, how many people have you personally touched with kindness?

How many in your congregation, family, friends and acquitances have you shown kindness? Just being nice!!! I mean, this may be all that someone needs!

How about prayer? How many do you know struggling, arrested and in prison, enclosed about by poverty, lack, relationship woes, addiction, and the likes, have you earnestly prayed up?

This is what true Christianity is all about! Caring for one another enough to talk to the Father on their behalf positively.

I said positively because many would rather God takes some off the face of the earth so they can shine more, or covet what belongs to them.

Friends, I charge you in Christ name to pray for a brother or Sister you know or perceive may be going through an unpalatable situation.

Just do it and you’ll see how satisfying it is. Your Spirit man will confirm the heart of the Father and you will feel peace like never before.

Try it! It is liberating!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Share The Good News!

Brethren, there is a group, there is a kind, there are people, that you have been specifically designed to reach, to bring the gospel of Salvation to!

Go out there today, and be led by the Holy Spirit to speak about the saving grace in Christ Jesus!!!

Go! Make disciples of all nation! Tell the good news!!

Many are waiting to hear, for their hearts have been prepared!

“”So then [since they were unaware of these developments] those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with [the stoning of] Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, without telling the message [of salvation through Christ] to anyone except Jews.

But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, proclaiming [to them] the good news about the Lord Jesus.

And the hand (the power and presence) of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord [for salvation, accepting and drawing near to Jesus as Messiah and Savior].
ACTS 11:19‭-‬21 AMP