Permitted, Not Ideal!

The scriptures cannot be broken. Divorce is not the original will of the Father for His children. The Lord desires for us to have unity of purpose, for only then can we really worship in spirit and in truth.

However, due to human errors and persistency of purpose, our forefathers were able to get permission from God’s general to divorce. Since then men have exercised this “right” to divorce women at will.

Many a time infidelity on the path of the woman is non existent and the man divorces still because “variety is the spice of life”.

If you find yourself here, the unspeakable, what you dread has happened, don’t sweat it, our God is a merciful God. I know it is easier said than done, it is a process, and I know you can get there. Ask God to forgive you, because either you accept it or not, one way or another you had a part in the dissolution. Own up to your mistakes and God who sees the depth of your soul will help you to overcome this pain.

The ideal is to ask for restoration. There is nothing impossible for those who believe. God can and will restore broken vows.

You will survive, you will move forward, you will yet thrive in the courts of the Lord. Remember divorce is not a death sentence! Live henceforth to please The Father of mercy. He will sustain you!

As many times as you fall get back up and ask for mercy. Mercy never run dry from the throne, it flows ceaselessly for all situation, all sins, all disobedient, and rebellious hearts that have repented of evil.

On the flip side is to be in a union and yearn for that which is out there. More to come on this!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Stumbling Block! Don’t Be!

Mark 9:42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones -those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. 43 if your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed……

To every believer, Christians who have made it their life’s work to discourage new converts, here is what the Lord says. ” it would be better for you to have a large millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into the sea”.

To every leaders with influence and authority, if you have been a source of discouragement to another believer in their walk with God this is what Jesus is saying to you, ” it would be better for you to have a large millstone hung around your neck and be thrown into the sea”.

It is so easy to use your position and influence as a source of discouragement, for power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely. Many Pastor have fallen into error here and knoweth it not. When you do not understand or have full knowledge of what has transpired, or is happening before your very eyes do not be rash and pass judgement, or speak in such a way as to grieve another’s spirit.

Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, He will guide you to the truth of the matter and you will save yourself the consequence of standing against God. And if it is of Satan, you will be guided aright. It is a dangerous thing to take a stand contrary to the plan and purpose of God.

Kanye West, knowing his past, and seeing him now proclaiming Jesus as King should be a thing of joy and cause us to ask God to perfect what he has started in him. This is not a time to pass snide remarks, judge the validity of his salvation, the salvation of all that have heard him and have been led by the Holy Spirit to declare Jesus as King, Savior and Master, or ask for proofs, signs, and all sort.

No one who can declare Jesus as King and Lord of Lords without The Holy Spirit. Just like the Holy Spirit worked in you Reverend, Bishop, Pastor, Evangelist to declare Jesus as King, He is working in many that do not look like you and I in our lifestyle to declare thus.

Embrace and do not cause to stumble, do not discourage anyone who call Jesus Christ Savior, King, Lord and Master! Selah!

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

Against The Work? No!

Whoever is not against us is for us. Mark 9:40

With all the talk about Christians supporting Kanye West and the likes, I wonder what main stream Christian clergy/authority are thinking.

We cannot deny that the Lord has used Kanye West as a medium to reach the very people the mainstream are supposed to have reached en-massed, but have not reached due to misappropriation of our priority.

Many should be reviewing the Works done in the name of Christ to actually see if it was for him rather than satisfying our own ego and maintaining status quo!

Every Bible believer should be happy as Jesus was happy when the disciples told him about someone driving out demons in Christ name in Mark 9:38 to which He responded, “Whoever is not against us is for us.”

Let us also intensify our works, The Lord’s Work to preach the Gospel to all nations and people!

In what way can you propagate the Gospel personally as an individual?

  • Share yourself/your God testimony with others
  • Be real with your struggles and triumphs and what difference having a relationship with Christ makes
  • Be genuine with your walk, don’t be two faced, walk the talk

Shalom!

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Reward Of Evil Is Costly!!!!

Like Vashti’s arrogance – Esther 1:10-22, Haman’s ego plot – Esther 3:1-6; 5:9-14 ;6 & 7, Judas greed and betrayal – Luke 22:1-6, Ananias and Sapphira’s deception – Acts 5:1-10, Saul’s envying and hatred of David led him to unfaithfulness towards God. King Saul was anointed, prophesied as God’s oracle but ended up consulting medium at the end of his life. He lost eternity!

Radiant Glory Of Love

Proverbs_10_2aProverb 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

1 Chronicles 10:13 Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted a medium for guidance, 14 and did not inquire of the Lord. So the Lord put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse.

1 Chronicles 11:9 And David became more and more powerful, because the Lord Almighty was with him.

1 Chronicles 12:1 These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul son of Kish (they were among the warriors who helped him in battle; 2 they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin):

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Kindness, Hospitality, And Care!

He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 ” Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcome me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:36-37

Be kind and affectionate towards each other – Romans 12:10-13. We are all children of God, let us welcome one another with kindness.

Our interaction, communication, and conduct among ourselves will bring more soul into the fold.

Let us be good examples of what hospitality means.

Shalom!

His Cause! My Cause!

“The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it. Mark 9:31-32

The disciples did not understand what Jesus was alluding to, however, amongst themselves they were busy arguing about who is the greatest much like the competition and argument in Christian circle today.

So many disciple of the gospel today are not conscious of the season we are in, the handwriting on the wall written on walls all across the world seem not to mean anything to the Church establishment. Why am I of this opinion you may ask! How else can it be that we (The Church) are busy building structures, investing in esthetics, and bickering about the mundane, while souls in millions are going to decay even while they live?

We all want to be great, we want to be the first, be hailed, celebrated, feel important, fulfilled, but how can we be fulfilled while the very purpose for which we came into being and called forth goes to rut?

It is time for each and everyone, for we all have influence, not only the Pastors, preachers, bishops, but folks on the pews, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandparent, teachers, everyone saved by grace are to serve the cause of Christ Jesus. The first shall really be the last and the last shall be the first.

Leadership, influence is about serving a cause. As a wife and mother, sister, aunt and friend, I am called to be of service. I must always ask myself, “what can I do to ensure the future of my kids are pleasant? What does my friend, nephew, neice, or even co worker need? Am I available, willing and ready to serve? For my kids, I invest in their today, serve their need, guide and guard them so that they can be who God created them to be.

Leadership, position, motherhood, fatherhood is not just to be a title, it is a call to serve a cause much higher than yourself. I remember a time I was overwhelmed by life’s event and then a teenager I was serving was acting up. I was so overwhelmed that I cried unto the Lord. I said here is this gift you gave me to care for, what would you have me do! Please step in and guide my hands, emotions and everything to do it right and that was it. God showed up big time!

I knew all along that it was a call to serve, and acknowledging this before God invited Christ to work in me to will and to act in order for his good pleasure to be fulfilled in the situation – Philippians 2:13

Father help us to genuinely serve your cause in spirit and in truth. May we yearn and thirst for your cause – the salvation and well being of all souls you present all around us in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

How Long More? Rise Up!

Mark 9:14 – 29 When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15 As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

Jesus asked and responded as follows:

  • “What are you arguing with them about” he asked – verse 16
  • “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” verse 19
  • “How long has he been like this?” – Verses 21
  • “‘If you can’?” Said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes,” – Verse 23
  • “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, ” I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” Verse 25

26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, ” Why couldn’t we drive it out?”

  • He replied, ” This kind can come out only by prayer.” Verse 29

Think about this friends:

How long have you been arguing with the issues of your life? You have been going back and forth, negotiating, compromising, and yet no solution in sight.

How long are you going to continue in this situation? How long are you willing to put up with the unbelief in your heart? The impossibility whispering in your ears! Why will you not take it to the Cross? Be determined to rise up!

Think about it! How long have you been like this? How long more are you willing to remain the same, going around in circle without remedy?

If you can conceive it in your heart, precipitated by love for God, love for others and love for yourself, it is attainable. Everything is possible for those that believe.

You then need to/ have to cast down everything that has raised itself up against the backdrop of the Word of God, the plan of heaven for your life, and your freedom in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 10:5

Stand upon The Word, I say again, stand – Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!