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Truth Is In Love?

The human heart and ears accept everything except truth with joy, especially when our wrong is pointed out to us. When you tell the truth to some, you have become their enemies. We must not dilute the truth of the matter just to be in the good books of our hearers! 

Apostle Paul experienced this amongst many others. Galatian 4:16 He asked, ” Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?”. This was in the Galatians observation of special days, months and so on. Yet, this can be applied across board.

Friends, the one that tells you, and shows you what you are doing wrong loves you! I mean, if you come out of a bathroom with used tissue hanging out of the back of your skirt, or your zipper is down, and everyone can see your business, you would want someone to tell you right? Why then will you not want someone to tell you that you have become vain in your attitude?

Lord I am asking this day for a friend like no other, true, loyal, and discreet. A friend that will correct me in love, tell me the truth about my oversight, and pray for me. Drive far from me everyone that will sugar coat thier speech around me, tiptoe over my mistakes, and praise my errors, yet gossip about me.

Holy Spirit, let the truth of The Word begin to shape my life to conform to the image of my Lord and Saviour. Jesus Chirst the King eternal, world without end in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

We Are Watchmen!

In the Open Heavens Devotional of this morning by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. It is about Christians being God’s Watchmen.

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Watchmen are those that have been charged to keep watch and warn others of impending danger – Read Ezekiel 33: 1-6. They are those that the eyes of their understanding has been enlightened and specifically instructed for this task.

Ezekiel 33: “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.

Proverbs 8 34

As a Christian, born again and spirit filled you have been charged to go into all the world and preach the gospel, warning people of eternal death if they do not receive the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, the truth, the way, and life, who says, no one can come to the Father except through Him -John 14:6, and no one that comes to Him will He cast away – John 6:37.

To be effective in this charge then, ” we need to avoid falling into the sin of covetousness, pride, self-centeredness, love of money, and ambition for power” Open Heavens Devotional. These vices is what has enabled the world to creep into The Church, where materialism is glorified, holiness without which no one can see the Lord is at best superficial, men and women have become lovers of self, vain, and lukewarm.

The Lord is saying to us all, ” return to the great commission”. Let the undiluted word of God be preached to all, in your sphere of influence speak the truth of the word, glorify Christ in your word, body, and in all your ways! Do not let the fire of the Holy Ghost be quenched.

We must work the works of Christ, not our own agenda, Christ Kingdom, the people He died for must be warned! There is damnation awaiting the wicked, everyone working unrighteousness, hiding under the umbrella of Christianity to commit evil will be damned. We all must repent, so that the fire of the Holy Spirit can have full expression in us, and convict sinners of their sin. 

Lord we need fresh fire, fresh oil on our heads, rekindle the fire on the altar of our heart as at first when you met us and cleaned us up. We desire to do your will Lord Jesus, help us today we pray. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Discernment!

This is why I turned from you my friend!! I love you, but I love God more than you! I cannot afford you coming between God and I! It is that simple!!

Radiant Glory Of Love

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Neglecting Need! In Totality!

Nehemiah 10:37 “Moreover, we will bring to the storerooms of the house of our God, to the priests, the first of our ground meal, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees and of our new wine and olive oil. And we will bring a tithe of our crops to the Levites, for it is the Levites who collect the tithes in all the towns where we work. 38 A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury. 39 The people of Israel, including the Levites, are to bring their contributions of grain, new wine and olive oil to the storerooms, where the articles for the sanctuary and for the ministering priests, the gatekeepers and the musicians are also kept. “We will not neglect the house of our God.”

“WE WILL NOT NEGLECT THE HOUSE OF OUR GOD”  There is no shortage of sermons about tithing, first fruits, and offerings, so I will not belabor you with it friends.  The message, or rather the question that has been gnawing at me considering what I have seen, heard, and read lately is “Are there still Prophet like Elijah? Are there?

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Are there still men and women after God’s heart like David, Deborah and Esther who said in Esther 4:16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

b4390a5a-5388-4622-bc32-7f44c3e65a13Do we still have men like Elijah who called down fire upon the Prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:16-45. 

“We will not neglect the house of our God”  The house of God is neglected when evil is perpetrated in our midst and we turn our eyes away. We neglect the house of God when, truth, justice, compassion, love, and kindness has taken the backseat in our services, offerings, and daily living – Christlike living. 

We rob God when we shortchange what is due, the right thing, for what is convenient for us to the detriment of another and God’s Kingdom. God is looking for men and women, you and I to strip off our camouflage, stop deceiving each other and start living right, SEEKING FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS wholeheartedly, and not our own kingdom on earth.  

1 Corinthians 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 

Hmmm! Friends your work and mine, can it, will it pass the test? Lord have mercy on us we plead!

14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

That brother you are cheating, the organization and business partner you are defrauding, and the employee you refuse to pay their wages, yes! These are all God’s temple and should not be neglected.

18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours,22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.

Lord raise up Elijahs in this generation, men and women after your heart, to build up your Kingdom, your body, and temple, rid your sanctuary of pest and parasite – the prophets of “Baal” operating in disguise in the temple . Please count us worthy to be one of such Lord. Clothe us in your power and grace in, and enable us Lord to care for your house in Spirit and in truth with love.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!