Tag Archive | Character change is by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the inward man.

The Jezebel Inside!

When talking about Jezebel, many people refer to the esthetics:

2 Kings 9:30 Then Jehu went to Jezreel. When Jezebel heard about it, she painted her eyes, arranged her hair and looked out of a window.

We need to talk about the wicked conniving, rallying of elders, and sane people to take another’s inheritance by force, killing him! 1 Kings 21

You may have become a target because of what heaven endowed you with! Your gifts, skills, your successes, your talent, your predisposition, your aura, and to sum it all up, God’s glory on your life!

Jezebel was a conniving woman, she was a gossip, a witch who will kill and maim anyone, great and small to get what she want, her way, and always!

Jezebel was a manipulator who succeeded in turning the mind of everyone in Jezreel against Naboth – 1 Kings 21. Everyone who knew Naboth intimately suddenly turned against him.

There are many Jezebel in our families, friends, communities, in places of authority, not only turning the hearts of people against each other, but also against God.

Is there a trace of Jezebel in you friends?

I am also checking myself for the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9

Shalom!

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Welcome July!

Presenting a transformed you to your world.

I believe being born again means reintroducing ourselves, our new being in Christ to the world.

When there is no difference between us and the world other than the words we speak, then we cannot impact the world, try as we may.

The world knows words are cheap.

However, acting out The Word, seeing a transformed being cannot be explained away! This is what can change the world

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


Change the world one person at a time starting with You! Your good self!

Shalom!

Let The Word In!

Psalms 119:130 The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

The entrance of God’s word brings light and understanding. For the entrance of The Word to bring Light then, it is imperative to say darkness existed.  Darkness is a state of being where we are ignorant of who we are as Christ beloved, which makes us susceptible to seeking validation from others who are in the dark as we were. Once God’s words comes in and our minds begin the transformation process, we become a new being, full of joy, hope, faith,  grace and validated by the sheer death on Calvary’s tree – for God so loved the world that He gave His one 

psalms 18and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life John 3:16. We become lovely, gracious, bold, courageous and peaceful. There is no need therefor to look to others to define who we are. We no longer live under the bondage of oppression. We are redeemed and set at liberty to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord our God, who loved us enough to die for us.

Rejoice and be glad friends! We are more that conqueror through Christ who strengthens us – Romans 8:37.

Shalom!

Be A Blessing!

b04581b2-0ef2-4045-9286-4b04f90243f5.pngEsther 4: 1 When Mordecai learned all that had happened, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city. He cried out with a loud and bitter cry. He went as far as the front of the king’s gate, for no one might enter the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. And in every province where the king’s command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes………10.Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a command for Mordecai: 11 All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days.” 12 So they told Mordecai Esther’s words.13 And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

It is a given for us to feel secure the moment our immediate needs are all met. Once secured, we become blinded to the collective need. We rationalize and assume all is well. Mordecai knew Esther might feel so secure in the palace now to care about her heritage. Just like Moses was secured in Pharaohs palace as a Prince in Egypt without any idea of his heritage. Once he knew though, Moses made every effort to help in his own power, not knowing the God of his Fathers – Exodus 2:1 – end, 11: Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

Mordecai had to remind Esther that she was granted favor and placed where she was just so that she could one day be of assistance to God’s heritage, her brethren. You and I friends are blessed in many ways to be a blessing to all others. Whatever you have, whatever you have attained in life, your position, your skills, your talent, everything you have was given to you either you believe it or not. You are meant to use your all for the glory of God’s name, to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to His people- everyone. Genesis 12: 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

In what way then have I used my life to bless another? Has the circumstances and situations am in changed my disposition to impact others positively? Have I buried some talents because of fear or lack of care? The advantage position I occupy should be to seek the good of all and Christ kingdom and not to build a castle on water just to prove I have the means like is done in some quarters. To be real friends, wherever you are, can you think back and pinpoint something, someone God used you to transform?  A life impacted by your transformed self!

In my late teens, I was at Church and saw a torn neckline of the t-shirt worn by a girl sitting in front of me. I had tailor made dresses still hanging on racks in my room for over 6 months, yet unworn, while a girl just like me is on well worn clothe praising God. I was prompted to do something about it so after service, I invited her home which was close to the Church. The next few Sunday’s we saw at Church, she had the dress on, she wore a dress for 3 consecutive Sunday. When next I saw her, she was well dressed in native apparel with a baby strapped on her back. I was riding by so we couldn’t talk, but you know what, I believe God needed her to be dressed so she could move to her next level like Joseph in Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.

I never did forget that experience.  We must minister to others that which we have received of the Lord. If we don’t, help will come from another quarter, but we would have missed a chance to gladden the heart of Our Father in Heaven. Lend a helping hand, seek someone out today to bless. Make a call out to someone just to cheer them up. The Lord will lead and direct you.

 

Shalom!