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Speak To The King!

Judges 17: 6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. This sentence was repeated three more times in the book. It means everyone made rules and lives by whatever pleases them per time. They were a law unto themselves, answerable to no one. No guidelines, no best practices, agreed to stipulations of how we ought to live, behave and serve God and others. The list goes on! So is chaos!

King here refers to leadership,  a supreme being, authority and to bring it down to this moment, for a man, a King is first God Almighty, Father – spiritual and biological, bosses, and anyone in authority above you.

A king to a woman represents God Most High first, husband if you are married, Father – both spiritual and biological, bosses and anyone in authority above you. To both sexes, then when there is no “King’, that is, when there is no one we are answerable to, that is when everyone does as they saw fit! We behave and act as we deem fit which does not necessarily mean good, bad or perfect, for you know our knowledge and perspective at best are one-sided and narrow often.

When we do not have the full picture of a situation, we bring tools we think is ideal to play. This most often will give temporary relief, but, to garner a long lasting solution and relief, knowing and having all sides of the issue tabled before us will enable us to proffer the best solution which is where the need for a “King” comes in.

The role of a King cannot be emphasized enough in a nation, life of its people and individuals. Therefore, be careful and prayerful! Only the King Eternal has the full picture of your life and He has given us His Word and His Holy Spirit to guide us. You must be answerable to God, the King Eternal and to those He has set over you. Only then, can you actually live to please Him that died for you 

In many instances, Kings have been the downfall of a nation and also the strength, prosperity, peace, and well-being of its people. The King then, that only good emanate from is the King Eternal. From the category of Kings, you have choices to make except in the King – biological father. All others then require you to seek the King Eternal’s input to make the best choice.

Have you been making wrong choices? Does it seem you cannot make right choice since all your choices have been “ish” afterward? Will you go to the King Eternal this moment? Ask Him to help you to make the right choices, not the choices based on your logic, but according to His will for you.

In organizations, we will say industrial best practices, which basically is a generally accepted way of doing things that give the best result superior to other means. Therefore, friends, let your next choice be made in line with the best practices, God’s best for you.

This brings me to this question! Have you given your life to Jesus Christ? I mean the King Eternal! Yes. Praise God! If you haven’t, today is the day to do that. You see, friends, we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God Romans 3:23! We all need a King, a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ, be you a man or a woman, young or old! Jesus Christ died for us, let us live for Him! Repent of your sinful ways friend, accept Christ Jesus into your heart, confess Him as the King and Lord over your life. Speak to the King now!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Serve The Lord Because He Is God!

Joshua 24:14Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshipped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

96084cfd-54f6-4689-aa9b-b540489a974b16 Then the people answered, “Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods! 17 It was the Lord our God himself who brought us and our parents up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we travelled. 18 And the Lord drove out before us all the nations, including the Amorites, who lived in the land. We too will serve the Lord, because he is our God.”

Friends, can you relate to the above response to Joshua’s statement by the people of Israel? Do you understand the context? Can you really relate this to your own life? I can!!! Oh Lord my God! Far be it for me to forsake the Lord my God to serve other gods! Lord, were you not the force that brought me out of my mother’s womb? It was you Most High God that kept me all this while. You kept me through thick and thin!

You blessed me with a heart after you from youth, you kept me through the various disappointments in life, my heart did not get damaged afterall, you kept me tender! You kept me through lack and insufficiency, sickness and pain! Oh! How you delivered me from the worry of spinsterhood and loneliness, fear of barrenness and unfruitfulness!

Lord, you helped me to taste love, feel love and hold love albeit short-lived yet rewarding! Your kind of love overwhelms me, Lord!! Through the stormy seas, the raging tempest, the dark nights of living, you remain sturdy, a force within bearing me up! How can I forget Lord? Your tender mercies, loving kindness and steadfastness towards me, I could not understand, but that is who you are Lord.

How can I forget? Your hands holding, bearing and guiding me when I couldn’t stand, hold on or find my way. Oh Lord God of Israel, thank you. I will serve the Lord always for He is faithful! The Lord our God is Mighty. It is the Lord that goes before us to fight for us against all our enemies. It is the Lord that has not allowed it to be for us according to the desires of our enemies. He is my stronghold, my fortress and redeemer.

How about you friends? Have you looked back lately? To see how far you have come? Are you grateful for where you are this moment? It could be worst you know? Can you see the Lord even in that situation? Transition – joblessness, sickness, fruitlessness, loneliness, immigration issues, relationship issues, marital palaver, and all.

These issues are all transient, for the Lord is making ways where there was no way-Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Remember He made a way through the red sea, brought the wall of Jericho down, raised the dead, healed the sick, settled the lonely in a family like Ruth, fed thousands with little, lifts up the downcast, helps the barren to carry, restored hope to the hopeless. What did Christ not do? What can He not do? Nothing!!! For with God nothing shall be impossible – Luke 1:37 KJV

What more can I say about this God my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? He is dependable and trustworthy, abounding in grace towards all who comes to Him. He said and is saying today in Matthew 11:28    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Friends, will you accept Christ Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior today? For we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23. Confess and forsake your evil ways, believe in your heart that He truly came to die for your sins and mine and rose up on the third day. He did!!!!! Declare Jesus as Lord over your life and begin to plead His blood over you.

The devil will flee for we overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the words of our testimony -Revelation 12:11

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Take My Life And Let It Be!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the ultimate sacrifice you rendered on my behalf. You forgave all my sin, removed them so far from me. Thank you for a new lease of life. Everything I am and will be is yours, Lord. I give myself to you Lord, today and forever!

 

Friends, ain’t you glad Jesus Christ came? Where would you be without His love finding you and taking hold of you when He did? Why not thank Him and rededicate your life to Jesus today?

Maybe you don’t know Christ yet and would love to this moment. Great! Ask Jesus to forgive you your sins, ask Him to come into your heart, welcoming Him as your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to help you not to go back to those sins, believe in your heart that Jesus heard you and as you have asked Him, He will indeed help you.

Rejoice and be glad! You are welcome in the beloved for no one that comes unto the Lord will He cast away – John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.36………37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Joy Of A Loving Father!

What a joy that fills the heart that knows the love of a Father? The unconditional love of God, overtime, assures the heart walking alone, even in the dark places and season of life, of safety, love and peace.

The promises of God is put to test more during the season of bleakness! How easy it is to praise God on the mountain top, to dance on the luscious green and laugh at the table of delicacies!

Oh, barren sing for joy! Only by His grace can one sing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

A faith untested is no faith at all!!! How can we profess love of God, if we have not loved the unloveable, the wicked and the ungrateful?

To see the depravity of souls ignorant of God’s unfailing love for them, releases unto us the grace to love as we have been loved, for we were but once ignorant, wicked and ungrateful.

How we love you Abba Father! Ancient of days, the God who was, who is, and who is to come. Be thou magnified oh Lord our righteousness!

 

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Manipulating Facts!

Friends, be cautious with those that will use the facts of your life to justify their wickedness. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!- 2 Corinthians 5:17 You have been transformed and are bearing fruit and your fruit is abiding. You are growing and having impact in your sphere of influence. You are standing for truth, justice, and dignity of others. You are upholding sound doctrine, rebuking evil, a shining light in darkness, a voice for the voiceless and walking uprightly minding the business of the Holy Spirit. You have just become a target for Satan. Oh! How He will rise up against you and bring up your past against you. If you do not stand right before God, you will cringe before Satan.manipulator

Paul and Silas are Jews quite alright and were Romans citizen also. However, I want to direct your attention to Act 16:16 -19. They stood against divination which the Lord was against. Those profiting by it brought up allegations that as Jews they have come to impose Jewish custom on Romans. The wicked will manipulatively use something in your past, the facts of your life to justify to perpetrate evil against you.

Act 16:16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

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You will be lied against, accused, oppressed and denied your right to freely be and participate in rendering service where you have been planted. Your accuser will unabashedly without remorse spread evil report to solicit support from all and sundry. You have to resist! Vehemently stand, unwavering in your faith, prayerfully trusting God for a without which the wicked will succeed in tarnishing your good name. You must not permit that for if you do not stand for truth and justice, you are standing for evil. There is no middle ground.

Come to think of it, the people of the city had not yet encounter Paul and Silas but this guy was able to persuade them to rise up against Paul and Silas! How many Saints have you been manipulated to ill treat? How many have you manipulated others to kill? When you spread evil/slander about someone, you are killing their character.

Father Lord Almighty, we ask that you will forgive us this day our trespasses even as we forgive those who trespass against us, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all evil we pray in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

Purpose For Being!

 

I am loved, imperfection and all

Loved by my maker, the Most High God

If loving Him back is my only achievement in life

I would be content

My only prayer is that God’s love would reflect through me

That another may see Christ in Me, the hope of glory

That I may impact many a soul for my Saviors kingdom

So that when I finally behold His face

I will not be ashamed for failing to impact lives as He created me too.

Oh!

Those He sent me through and to

My Father and Mother

My brothers and sisters

Husbands and children

Aunties and uncles

Nieces and nephews

Friends and neighbors

Bosses and coworkers

Lovers and haters

Acquaintances, and much more

All those far and near, predestined and planned

Chosen in advance to be touched

Reached through me

Dear Lord, please forgive my lackadaisical

Infuse my being with fervor

Ignite my spirit man

Strengthen me from within

That I may soar on wings like eagles

That I may run and not be weary

Walk and not faint

Until your will, your great pleasure

Is fulfilled in Me

Amen!