Defined And Known By Love

1 Corinthians 8:1 Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds upThose who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to knowBut whoever loves God is known by God.

This pretty much tells us about the nature of love if you can see it from this perspective. Your love for God makes you known to God. It makes you known to others too. For the scriptures says by their fruits ye shall know them! Matthew 7:16-27

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Matthew 7:16-20 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

God knows who loves Him. We should also know who loves us. If a supposed representative of God bears no good fruits that you can see amongst all virtues then you must know such is not of God. Do not be deceived. False Christians abound! Don’t be one either!

There is chaos in Texas and a Senator thinks this is the time to go on vacation? What fruit is this folks?

Talk is cheep! Action speaks louder!

It is time Christians begin to look at the fruits a tree is bearing. Talk is cheep! Action speaks louder! But when words are backed up by action, good or bad, you will know who is on the Lords side! We must be intentional in doing good! And for all! Not a selected few!

In our individual lives, we must take stock and weed out every greed, bitterness of Spirit, negativity, selfishness, and egocentrism most especially. Jesus Christ is our model! Be Christlike!

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The story of the good Samaritan should teach each and everyone of us valuable lessons. It does no matter if the needy got themselves into their predicament, our duty as Christ’s beloved is to help. In the last 11 months or thereabout, how many of your Church member did you check upon man of God? How many did you send word of encouragement to woman of God? Christians should care for one another!

Love builds up! Love God, love yourself, and love others like yourself!

Shalom!

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Thoughts, Tongues And Words

When Christ love is in your heart, it will show in your words and deed. Receive grace to speak words that sustains the weary.

Proverbs 18:20 From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled;with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. 21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
 and those who love it will eat its fruit.

James 3:5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Speak God’s words and it shall be established. Speak words of affirmation and no condemnation. Evil words are viruses. Speak words seasoned with salt. Let the words of your mouth sustain the weary.

Psalms 19:14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Words fitly spoken are like apples of gold in pictures of silver – Proverbs 25:11

Shalom!

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Today’s Words

Words of affirmation

But I, Joan, am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own special girl, that I may proclaim the praises of Christ who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light; I Peter 2:9 NKJV personified

Words of Comfort

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Behold, God will not cast away the blameless, Nor will He uphold the evildoers.He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, And your lips with rejoicing.Those who hate you will be clothed with shame, And the dwelling place of the wicked will come to nothing.” Job 8:20‭-‬22 NKJV

Call For Repentance

God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered? Job 9:4 NKJV


None! God is Sovereign! Repent therefore of all your sins!

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You Are Loved! Believe This!

I don’t know why it is so difficult for you to believe God loves you! God loves everyone! He does! He loves the Democrats, the Republicans, the Muslims, the queers, the unbelievers, everybody! God loves the WORLD! Everyone in it!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 1For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

When you and I accept this, when the WORLD accept this love, it would be easier to live a life worthy of this love. When you love someone, you do things to make that person happy, not hurt the person! So also is with the Lord. You will desire to please Him in all your ways!
Hebrews 3:12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

If the world believes that he or she is loved, this is where transformation begins! What you come to believe God does not like drops off of you when you genuinely love the Lord. You will cry out to your maker to help you get rid of what you now know is filth and lies!

Will you accept God’s love today? While it is today, as you hear God’s voice reading this, harden not your heart!

Hebrews 3:15 As has just been said:“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.

Whoever believes in Christ Jesus is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Do not reject the love of God. Open up your heart to faith!

Shalom!

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Walk In The Spirit – Galatians 5:16

It takes a lot of discipline to seek the face of the Lord for direction and wait to be led by the Lord!

We often want to help God to achieve that which he placed upon our hearts by running ahead in our own power, even when God says rest, wait, and relax!

Our times are not His, this we all should know by now. When there’s delay in any area, it’s not always the devil or our enemies working against us. God is actually protecting us from undue stress and heartaches.

God is sovereign, He knows the end from the beginning. We must do ourselves favor by listening and following heavenly direction.

Wait on the Lord! Let Him direct and lead you!

Shalom!

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Yield! No More Excuses!

Be it people, situation or circumstances, when it hears the word of God and does not accept or obey it, transformation will never occur and the situation and circumstances will persist.

You and I may need to reexamine ourselves in relation to some instructions we had received. Have we complied in obedience? Maybe you cherry picked like I did, friends, now is the time to repent and obey the Lord, for His instruction is for our good.

1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied:“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”

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No amount of sacrifice, gift, seed, or whatever we have to offer can appease or incline the Lord to bend backwards for us. God is not a man! The Lord will not oblige our disobedience.

We need to repent and realign ourselves to the Lord according to the instructions contained in His Love Letter to us – The Bible!

Ezekiel 3:4 He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel— not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the people of Israel are not willing to listen to you because they are not willing to listen to me, for all the Israelites are hardened and obstinate. But I will make you as unyielding and hardened as they are. I will make your forehead like the hardest stone, harder than flint. Do not be afraid of them or terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.”

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Father, help me to obey your every word. I know I have been very disobedient. Forgive me Lord and help me to yield in obedience to your instructions. You are my Father, help me I ask in Jesus name.

You may be wondering and thinking, how hard is it to just obey! Just obey! Can we really do anything except the Lord help us? It is by God’s grace that the dinner you had last night digested and your body is able to get nutrient, and the left over excreted. If you’ve ever been constipated, I mean a bad one, you’ll understand.

Friends, let us ask our Father to help us by His Holy Spirit that dwells within us to yield our all in obedience. The stake is high friends, now is the time to truly obey and do the will of God!

Shalom!

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Intelligence Harnessed!

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding.


Education, intelligence, and wisdom should be employed to solve problems, create solutions and opportunity for dialogue, reformation, peaceful transition and positive transformation for the good of all.

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In spiritual settings, skills, giftings, talents, and graces – the capability to harness and employ education, intelligence, and wisdom in services for the good of all should likewise be channelled to solve problems for people, create solutions, and opportunity for growth, reformation, transformation, and inspiration!

Be careful therefor of what you listen to! 1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 34 Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame.

Negative rhetorics can erode your capacity to think and make good judgement


When faith in that Spirit which existed in people, that the Spirit of the Almighty has revealed as a result of these people giving the Holy Spirit room in their lives, is gradually being chipped away by the very medium through which they heard these words of liberation, the zeal and spark dies, get corroded, or at best lay dormant and useless for the good causes it is created to be applied to.

Everyone with ears should take care of what goes in there! Hearers beware!!

It however, is used as we see in the Capitol, to oppress, depress, suppress, and intimidate! This is counterintuitive don’t you think?

As a society then, blessed and highly favored, we must lay aside the sins that easily beset – ego, selfish ambitions, greed, and all kinds of evil that have dominated our lives and gatherings, to embrace repentance, reformation, and graciousness.

So help us God!

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Kindness Is A Virtue

Ephesians 4:29 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.

One of the fruit of the spirit is kindness.

As a believer, transformed by the word of God. One of the evidence of your transformation is that you will begin to bear this fruit- Kindness. You either have it or not. You cannot fake it for it has a fragrance of it own.

Pray that Christ’s love, grace, and Word will take root downward in you and bear the fruit of kindness upwards in your heart.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

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Infect Your World!

That little light in you need to shine – “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven – Matthew 5:16

This new year the only kind of infection acceptable worldwide is that which brings joy to a hurting heart.

Therefore, resolve to infect your world with your light, your joy, your kindness, your peace, and love.

Let the radiance of God’s glory in you show forth to the praise of His holy name. The world need more sunshine!

Shalom!

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Your Aches Is Profit

Just a friendly reminder!

Do not let anyone profit out of your fear, aches, pain, hurt, bondage, and so on! Believe it or not your heartaches is profiting someone! You have to let it go tonight. Let everything that has held you bound go with this season. Its a new day in the morning. Make the best of it!

I was listening to T. D. Jakes “Woman! Thou Hath Loosed” again and felt I should remind someone about it. Your bondage to sin, fear, low self esteem, trauma, and so on is profiting someone and they don’t want you to be loosed. Someone is laying that bed of “not enough”,not worthy”, “still broken”, “poverty stricken” etc so nicely and comfortably looking to entice you and keep you in perpetual bondage. Don’t take the bait!

You have been set free from fear, pain, aches, sickness, lack, trauma, and whatsoever it is that has plagued you! Declare this, ” I am set free by the blood of Jesus – Revelation 12:11″ I am a new creation, old things are gone, I am brand new” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Acts 16:16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by .fortune-telling. 17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 18 And this she did for many days.

But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour. 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

This slave girl under bondage of divination was profiting her master so immensely that when this evil spirit was sent away by Paul, he had to lie about Paul and Silas to get him out of the way – Acts 16:16-24. The wicked ain’t playing, you must not be slack with your destiny!

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You must resist the devil and it will flee. Hold unto God’s word for your life. The Scriptures says him/her whom the Son of God has set free is free indeed – John 8:36. Do not subject yourself to bondage again this new year. Take charge of destiny.

Shalom! Shalom!

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