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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!

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!!

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Love In Perspective

Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere – not twofaced – let words=actionwe are only permitted to Hate what is evil – do not turn a blind eye, dress/paint/cover it up, excuse/explain it awaycling to what is good – uphold justice, do the right thing 10 Be devoted to one another in love – regardless of whatever. Honor one another above yourselves – not just the “high and mighty” – the wealthy, and affluent 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervoras you are not lacking in zeal do not quench anothers fire, do not be a stumbling block – hindering and discouraging othersserving the Lord.12 Be joyful in hope , patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need – not oppressing, ridiculing, or as subject of gossipsPractice hospitality – not just to those we hope to reap from, but to all.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. 20 On the contrary; “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Just putting scripture in perspective! We quote these very often, believe it, but are we living it? Make amend from today.

Ask the Lord to help you by His Holy Spirit to live by His words!


Father thank you for your faithfulness. Be magnified Eternal King of glory in Jesus name. Amen


True Friends Are Rare! None Like Mine!

True friends are rare! I mean the kind of friend that let you know when you act like a jerk. A friend that knows you more than yourself. How possible is one to know another more than themselves you may ask. Friends, praise you, support you, defend, encourage, comfort, and just love you and want you to be happy.

However, there is a limit to what even the closest, kind, faithful, and loyal friends can be to you at every stage of life. The best of us are prone to error, that is just who we are, our perfection is in Him alone.

TruthI want to talk about a special friend and confidant that I have. He is the truest of them all, constant, steady, faithful, loyal, dependable, reliable, true and loving. 

My special friend does not mince words with me. He tells me things as it is. He has never betrayed me except to myself, taking my lies and revealing the truth of it to me -convicting me thereby. Never demanding except to request I be the best I can be, to do unto others as I would like it to be done to me.

My friend act as a sounding board to me sometimes, like when I say something not too nice and I hear it played back. You know what friends? We all have some friends that will nod at every word, agree with any idea just to be in our life. Not this my very special friend and I am grateful for having Him in my life.

My special friend is the Holy Spirit. He let me know that it is Him that has kept my secret secret, so that I do not go around telling tales and reveal others secrets. My friend let me know when my criticism deviate from constructive to destructive due to my own jealous and envious heart. When the discussion moves from the subject – topic of discussion to the object – the person.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit shall guide you into all truth. John 16:12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the 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 glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

Do you have this friend in your life? A true friend that will let you know you have deviated from the path of truth, living in error, and show you a way back into the light of God’s countenance. True friend that will direct your path and safeguard you in treacherous terrain. A true friend that stir you to do the right thing amidst contrary opinion, a true friend guarded by truth, love, compassion, justice, and a sound mind.

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It was this friend that instructed Abigail to make haste to appease David – 1 Samuel 25, directed Tamar to take Judah’s seal, its cord, and his staff – Genesis 38. It was this friend that helped Ruth though in pain, sorrow of heart, to see Naomi’s loss and pain and,  decide to accompany her on a journey to a strange land – Ruth 1. It was this friend, unseen, but His presence was felt powerfully, he guarded Rehab’s heart aright to help the spies – Joshua 2. 

Do you have this friend in your life? You must be born again to have this special friend. You must accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, forsake all your evil ways, confess Jesus as Lord and cultivate the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. No better friend than Him!!!!!!

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit -1  Corinthians 2:14.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

Love In The Wilderness! Awakened!

Song of Solomon 3:1 All night long on my bed
    I looked for the one my heart loves;
    I looked for him but did not find him.
I will get up now and go about the city,
    through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
    So I looked for him but did not find him.
The watchmen found me
    as they made their rounds in the city.
    “Have you seen the one my heart loves?”
Scarcely had I passed them
    when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go
    till I had brought him to my mother’s house,
    to the room of the one who conceived me.
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
    by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
    until it so desires.

Friends Or Foes? How Can You Tell? Be Discerning And Cautious!

Ezra 4;1 When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the Lord, the God of Israel, they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, “Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to him since the time of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.” But Zerubbabel, Joshua and the rest of the heads of the families of Israel answered, “You have no part with us in building a temple to our God. We alone will build it for the Lord, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia, commanded us.”

Friends, your adversary, the devil, though he goes around looking for whom to devour, will not present himself as an enemy. The wicked will often come dressed up like a friend, someone reliable and dependable. They will come to you at a time you need a friend, maybe a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, or just a listening ear. 

honest enemy

Like the scripture stated, the wicked will always hear and have information for, like a dog they sniff and always have their ears to the ground, eavesdropping on your case. They will suddenly show up, summoned by the insatiable desire to hinder and turn upside down, that which is meant to be upright. May the blood of Jesus prevail against such in your life.

Zerubbabel and the others were able to discern that these people are foes and not friends as they made themselves out to be and they were right. Friends, if you read further to chapter 6, you will know the extent to which they opposed the rebuilding of the temple.

Likewise are those that have presented themselves to you as friend, team member, working for the same course but are indeed actually sabotaging what you are working for. These are those standing against your peace and joy, promotion,  fruitfulness, lifting, breakthrough, and increase. Those stationary, going no where, blocking your way – may the hand that is not of mortal uproot them from your path in Jesus name.

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See friends, Satan is a spirit and require bodies to carry out the task of hindering the plan of God for His creation. When you see someone, groups opposing a good course, just know they have been taken over by contrary forces, it is beyond them par se. You have to engage The Spiritual in order to effect a change in the physical.

Like the sermon this past Sunday. Saul was already in his palace, yet he left the comfort and honor of the palace to seek for David in the wilderness rough terrain. Don’t you dare underestimate the extent the wicked will go to in order to cause you pain! Satan is not playing, you also have to sit up, get up and deal!!!! You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow -Psalm 21:12. 

The time that you have wasted is enough, it is time to redeem the time now friends for the days are evil – Ephesians 5:16. Stop these time wasters in their track by engaging them by the power of the Holy Spirit and you shall overcome in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Arise and take up the battle cry!! The Spiritual controls the physical my friend, so engage putting on your armor. Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Engage boldly, standing against the onslaught of wickedness!!!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Relationships: Made To Love & Be Loved!

Is there anything too difficult for God? Nothing is!!!! I know that with God nothing shall be impossible! This very much I know.

On a walk not too long ago with a friend. We got talking about this and that of relationships, the ups, the downs, and the in between. The conclusion is that the human soul is designed to love and be loved, regardless of the pain, hurt, bliss, and all kind of experiences, disappointing or what not! We all are created to love and be loved!!

When hearts get broken in relationships, we often vow not to be vulnerable again, building walls of defense and putting on armors to shield cupid arrows. However, no matter our stand, we may reject, deny, and abuse love, it always finds us when we least expect it.

Love is an innate desire and need of every soul. No matter how old you are and how young you may be, we all desire love, to love and be loved in return.

However, before I go on about the emotive love, let me tell you about the love of God, the “spiritual” love of the creator for every being created. The love of God for us is unconditional, it has nothing to do with our responses or lack thereof. Our acceptance, rejection, and indifference does not affect God’s love for us. God’s love has no boundaries, it cut across every human divide.

It is this unconditional love that made the Un-created creator to come in human flesh to reconcile us all to the Father. Will you yield your heart to Him today? Oh how God loves us!! It is beyond human comprehension friends. It does not matter what was and is, Christ will ensure your “to be” is beautiful and glorious. Christ Jesus will give you a new beginning and make sure you have eternal life.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!