You Must Be Built Up

Every child start life on milk from the mothers breast and then graduate to formulas. Gradually the child is weaned from milk, both mothers milk and formulas and started on light solids, peas, fruits, fish, until gradually the child is grown enough to eat every kind of food.

So is with us as Christians, we start up after salvation with forsaking our old ways of living. We embrace righteousness through Christ and drop of unholy living, lying, being troublesome, sexual immorality, murder, and all kinds of evil. We are weaned off such way of living at our conversion. We however must not remain there. We need to grow, feeding our spirit man with the word of God as the Holy Spirit help us.

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To get us to be transformed Christ gave gifts unto some from amongst us to help feed us with depth of insight revealed from The Word so we can mature in our knowledge of God and what Christ Jesus attained for us

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Ephesians 4:11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

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We however, must be careful of what we are being fed. As a child, when an infant or toddlers are fed something they do not like, the child will vomit such, spit it out, reject it, even though they cannot speak, signalling to the adult that I don’t want this. So also as born again and spirit filled individuals, we must be able to spit out teachings that are contrary to Christ. Most do not know falsehood from the pulpit because they have not been reading their Bible. Many are fed false narratives not in the Scriptures.

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To build your spirit man up, you must take time to read your Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that gives understanding of what you are reading. You must learn to discern truth from falsehood or else you will be tossed here and there.

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While men slept, friends, the enemy has sown weeds amongst the good seed of God. The gifts Christ gave to many have been polluted by greed, disobedience, pride, and the love of mammon. We must pray for sight to see.

Shalom!

Love Letter To You And I!

This is a love letter to you and I from Apostle Paul. It is also a reminder of how we were, where we were, where we left, where we are now, and how you and I should conduct and comport our self. Here it is.

It will do you a lot of good to commit these words into your heart. I pray that the Holy Spirit will help you and I to imbibe what brother Paul is saying here.

Dear brothers and Sisters In the Lord,

17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 

18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 

19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 

21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 

22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 

23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 

26 In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold

28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:17-32

Shalom!

Your Choice! The Word! Scarcity! Heaven Or Hell?

Amos 8:11“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land–not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.8:12Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.

Friends, does it not seem like that time is now?

The Word of God is not really scarce, just that it’s been watered down, and twisted to soothe our every whim.

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How often have you and I heard a sermon about having a pure heart, living right before God and man, being kind, helping the poor, looking out for other brethren, being truthful, standing for fairness, justice, and so on?

When was the last time I heard or speak anything about heaven and hell? Hmmm 🤔🤔🤔!

The Word of God is not only about what we can get from God in this life like prosperity – material possessions, wealth creation and gathering, getting married and staying married, being fruitful in our bodies, etcetera, but how we are supposed to live, to be a light that shines in darkness and darkness cannot comprehend it!

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Now is the time to desire the sincere milk of the Word of God 1 Peter 2:2 so we can grow past give me this and that, to God make me a vessel of honour in your hands, use me to quench someones thirst, and change the trajectory of situations in my community, let me be your hands and feet to seek the lost and downtrodden, use me for your glory Lord, make me your battle axe with which to dismantle and crush every structure you have not built in the heart of your kingdom, make me a beckon of hope for the hopeless, a voice for the voiceless.

Use me Lord, use us for your glory we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen

We have to step away from the transactional gospel a little to see beyond our horizon and ask, if am called home today, where exactly is home? I know no one likes talking of going home but the fact remains that we all will one day. That is One day we do not know about! Should we not prepare in advance and trust that Christ will welcome us as He promised?

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Heaven or hell? Where will it be friends?

You have the opportunity to make amends today. Ask the Lord to help you. I am also asking for me and mine! We all need help and grace to stay true to the confession of our faith and walk therein in spirit and in truth, glorifying God.

Father we ask for grace to live right before you with eternity as our focus. Take our eyes off the transient and laser focus us on the immortal we ask in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom!

See You In Scriptures?

But because of God’s great love for me, God, who is rich in mercy,
made Me alive with Christ even when I was dead in transgressions –it is by grace I have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 Personified
You must learn to see yourself in the Scriptures, it will build up your faith.

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Today’s Declaration
I am being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.
Ephesians 2:22. You also can declare thus and believe. It is so! Hallelujah!

Therefore, heaven and earth has come together to build YOU up as Gods temple which will never be defiled by sin, sickness, or infirmity

For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
Ephesians 2:18. You and I have access to God! Take advantage of this!

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. Ephesians. 2:17. Jesus want you and I to have peace. Trust Him!

Shalom!

Expect Goodness!

When I look around me, I see the Lord’s goodness.

It is funny that we pray God’s goodness and mercy shall follow us all the days of our life – Psalms 23:6, yet we are looking around for that which is contrary!

When you pray God’s goodness, expect God’s goodness! It’s that simple.

Stop looking for trouble!

Be expectant that pleasant surprises await your every step!

Shalom!

Life Is A Gift!

Many a time, it takes the passing of someone else for us to appreciate life, our life, this moment that is ours!

Take pleasure with every breath!

Friends, learn to savor the breath in your nostrils, feel the beating of your heart, take in the sight around you and say thank you Jesus!

From the depth of your heart give God the glory due to Him!

Shalom!

Will To Live! Hope!Not Giving Up!

In any war there are always casualties. May we not be casualties of war, and for those that will be, may they find someone who will not give up on them, someone who will nurse them back to life, someone who will inspire them with the “Will to Live”

That is the phrase I woke up with this morning. In the dream of the night, I saw two factions, a group of military personnel and what seems like civilians, gang members of sort under tension.

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In the twinkle of an eye, fight broke out, and some people were caught in the cross fire. I saw body bags in Humvee. To me it seems these bodies are not been helped as much. They were given up on too easily, too soon. One person’s last word was to her mate to take her valuables to pass on to her family as life was slipping off of her and her mate just took the items to pass on without so much as assisting her to stay here.

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I went to this body and felt rapid heartbeat and the other body also with life color off, yet with a heart beat. I touched both and spoke thus, “summon up the will to live”! I kept repeating this phrase while touching these two until they both seem to regain color on their faces, one got up and was repeating the phrase, “will to live”! Will To Live! Will To Live!

You can speak life to dead situations around you. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

In whatever situation or circumstances, may you receive grace to Will the dead situation in your life back to life. Many a time we give up so easily without a fight, we abandon projects, difficult tasks, hurting relationships, goals, ideas. and the likes. We bury seeds that only need a little scent of water to blossom.

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Job 14:7-9 “At least there is hope for a tree:
    If it is cut down, it will sprout again,
    and its new shoots will not fail.
Its roots may grow old in the ground
    and its stump die in the soil,
yet at the scent of water it will bud
    and put forth shoots like a plant.

I don’t know where you have been written off, forgotten, or left for dead, I have a message for you, receive life this moment. By the help of the Holy Spirit receive grace and the Will TO LIVE!

The Word says you shall not die but live to exalt the Lord In the land of the living- Psalm 118:17

Shalom!

Peace Of Christ.

Many times over we run here and there, looking, searching for something, someone, an experience to satisfy our innermost cravings.

We search for that which has always been. The voice of the Spirit of life within us, for it has been with us before the foundation of the world was laid.

Resting In Christ Embrace.

This is the ultimate peace and joy, and it has ALWAYS been within us, and our reach if only we had learnt to listen, and pay attention to that inner voice.

The Spirit beckons you to come this moment. Lay your heart bare before your maker. Ask Him to touch you where no hands can. He’ll hold you close and give you His peace, peace like a river.

John 14: 27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Allow the peace of God to rule in your heart – Colossians 3:15

Peace of God that passes all understanding!

Only then will you finally find what you have been looking for within you.

Rest In The Lord, Confidence In Jesus, Hope of Ultimate Perfection, Assurance Of Salvation, Home In Your Savior, and Walk On Eternal Path amongst many.

The mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. -YOU

To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, WHICH IS CHRIST IN YOU , THE HOPE OF GLORY.”
Colossians 1:26-27

Shalom!

Never Too Late!

As long as you are living, and you are fortunate to know the mind of God for your life, let nothing stop you from doing all that you know God wants you to do.

To many times we allow situations and circumstances to steal our time, energy, and resources.

Friends, this very moment is the perfect time to walk the path you know heaven ordained for you before the foundation of the earth was laid.

Apostle Paul is a good example of someone who refused to let situation or circumstances stop him from fulfilling his God given destiny.

Paul was a prisoner yet he kept on walking the path heaven bestowed on him. The thorn in his side could not stop him, neither the many storm and shipwrecks.

Acts 28:16 When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him.

.. 30For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.
31 Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

You also can pickup from where you left off 22years ago, 30, 40, or 5 years ago. Pick up your dreams this day and start running with it.

With God, it is never too late, or else you’d be 6 feet under!

Get up, wake up, pick it up, and walk!

Shalom!

Humbled! We All! Our World!

Hmmmm!
In the very thing in which they boasted, Covid has humbled them!

The World in her entirety is humbled! That is, you and I!

The facts still remains that this season is the best ever for some people.

God is Sovereign!

God works in mysterious ways! Even when the world is set at disarray, God is setting up some people for greatness!

Friends, it is an individual thing! What do you see the Lord doing this season?

Isaac sowed in the land, during famine/ Covid/ distress, and reaped a thousand – Genesis 26:12

What do you see?
What do you want to see happening for you, yours, your land and her people?
Seek the face of God for your desired results by faith!
Put faith to work!
Take action!
Voila!
It is done?
By God’s Holy Spirit.

Shalom!