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!

You! Affirmed By God!

Lately, I have heard God speak to me through unlikely vessels. I say unlikely vessels because these people do not know me intimately, which makes their comment even more intriguing. God speaks words of correction and affirmation just like in the scriptures through unlikely vessels. When strangers affirms you, you will know it is God speaking to you what you needed to hear.

If you remember in the book of Numbers 22:30 a donkey spoke and asked its owner in human voice a question and the owner answered back. Balaam was not even surprised that an animal spoke. Read the full chapter of Numbers 22 for more insight. It confirms to me that God can speak through any vessel. You will do yourself a disservice not to listen.

Therefor, when you hear words of encouragement that speaks the mind of God for you, thank God for affirming you. You know the devil will never affirm you.

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I hear the Lord say to you:

You have all that you will ever need

You are gifted with gifts for your world

You will be doing a disservice to God if you do not amplify that voice

You definitely have something in there

You have a story to tell to inspire and encourage many

You are a success, you must believe this

You are blessed and highly favored in many ways you may never know

You have a way with words, it touches so deep

You are unique

You are a pacesetter

You are anointed

You are ……

Take time to listen to what you hear when you study the scriptures.

Mind you it also tells you what you need to work on by the help of the Holy Spirit of course. The truth is that we CANNOT change ourselves apart from the Spirit of God. The Spirit transforms. I will elaborate on that soon. Right now be inspired, the Lord Himself affirms you!

Shalom!

You Are Chosen In Him!

In Christ Jesus I was also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:11

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Friends, this new month, if you do not remind yourself of what God has spoken about you in the scriptures, the devil will tell you what God has not said about you!

Remember, God’s intention towards you is of good, to prosper you, not of evil, God’s intention is to give you hope and a glorious future, to see you to your expected end of goodness and mercy always. Jeremiah 29:11

You have got to believe this and walk in that confidence! Jesus loves you and want to have a relationship with you. He also has great plans for you.

Walk into the light as He beckons you come. Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory – Romans 3:23

My 2 cent to start you off on Truth that set free!

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!

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!

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!

A Living Heart! A Gift!

Luke 16:27“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.29″Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them. 30″‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent. 31″He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'”

Do you know that, that someone did rise from the dead, and yet many still do not believe!!!

Friends, if you believe that Christ Jesus came walked this earth, died, and rose up, and is seated at the right hand of the Most High God, you should give God some praise.

Many people’s minds are blinded, cannot hear, see or perceive this great but simple truth!

Father in your mercy let every Vail shrouding people’s minds from receiving the simple truth of your Word be removed in Jesus mighty name!

Amen!

Shalom!

At The Scent! You Will Sprout Again

There is hope for a tree when it is cut down, ……. 

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. 8 Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, 9 yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.

What scent does your life, situation, and circumstances need to sprout again?

Your specific need is different from mine, your neighbors, Pastors, Bishops, friends, and other believers.

Oh!, You think your Pastors, Bishops don’t have needs? They do, and if you are privy to others real needs you would be encouraged.

You have a need, I do, and every other person you know has needs.

Your case is not different, strange, special, or need more than faith in the Word of God, the name of Jesus, the blood of Jesus, plus the mercy of God to solve it!

There is nothing that has befallen you that is not common to man – 1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Do not let anyone corner you into believing falsehood. God is on your side.

The scent your life need is unwavering faith in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. What He did on Calvary for you and I.

Moses at a time was cut down, Joseph, Hannah, Esther, Mordecai, Ruth, Naomi, Jesus himself, Paul, and Peter, and many more Saints were cut down, but at the scents of water they sprout up and are alive through their works even today.

Will you rise up from wherever you are to embrace Christ Jesus and all He already wrought for you?

Do not emphasize your human frailty more than what it is, and do not let any man or woman magnify the issues of your life for you to the point that you are blinded to what is attainable in Christ Jesus!

Jesus Christ!
Faith in Jesus Christ!
The leading of the Holy Spirit!
Total reliance on the Sovereignty of the Almighty!
And total commitment to believe in the capability of God to perform what He said He will do in you, through you will birth hope in you friends.
Hope does not make ashamed! Romans 5:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart! Proverbs 3:5-6

Shalom!

A door! The Door! Our Blessing!

In life, we often unconsciously stand in our own way. We think that a person need us to open a door for them, when in actuality, we need to open the door for them for our own good.

We are sometimes blinded by self that we walk into a room and open the door against the person, persons, subject, object, or the very thing we are expectantly expecting!

Hey! I am here! Behind the door, the blessings whisper as we scan the room for “it”

May the Lord help you and I to know the difference, see the difference, and grant us courage to do the needful according to the will of The Father in Jesus mighty name. Amen
✨Radiant Glory

Guided? Holy Spirit Leading!

John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.15All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.

We have limitations in that we only see in part – 1 Corinthians 13:9-12

However, by the help of the Holy Spirit, God in His infinite mercy will prompt us per time to worship, pray, dance, dream, speak, keep silent, embrace,  engage, withdraw, rest and so much more if only we ask for His help and wait for His guidance.

Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!

He knows all things and the secret things belong unto Him. You should lean on Christ Jesus more. Play safe!

Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.

Shalom!