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Against All! Grace Speaks!

You never know who is jealous of You! Read Acts 5:12-20

Those that should celebrate your deliverance from doubt and unbelief, your healings – emotional, physical, and psychological, may have not wanted that miracle to be yours, because of whatever!

But for God!!! Hallelujah!!!

The teacher of the law, if they were good men should be celebrating the good taking place before their very eyes amongst the people, but…

They were filled with jealousy! They tried to discourage, belittle, and maligne the Apostles!

But God?

He will always show up for You!!

Watch out, for as it was, so is, so shall it be!

There will always be those that will work relentlessly to douse your fire, your spark!

I found out that those with what seemingly looks “small” are not envious or jealous, they are content, while striving for more!

But those seemingly with ‘all’? Never content, never satisfied, always wanting to grab from the Naboaths, the David’s, the Mordecais, the Urriahs of this world!!!

At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders (attesting miracles) were continually taking place among the people.

the sick and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.

But the high priest stood up, along with all his associates (that is, the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy and resentment. ACTS 5:12‭-‬17 AMP

The Lord is leading you out of the box the enemy want to constrain you!

He leads You! And You! Yes!!!

“But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors, and leading them out, he said, “Go, stand and continue to tell the people in the temple [courtyards] the whole message of this Life [the eternal life revealed by Christ and found through faith in Him].”
ACTS 5:19‭-‬20 AMP

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

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It Is A Gift!

If you’re a hard worker and do a good job, you deserve your pay; we don’t call your wages a gift.

But if you see that the job is too big for you, that it’s something only God can do, and you trust him to do it—you could never do it for yourself no matter how hard and long you worked—well, that trusting-him-to-do-it is what gets you set right with God, by God. Sheer gift.

Romans 4:4‭-‬5 MSG

This is Salvation, uprightness, righteousness, joy, peace, and much more like discernment, wisdom, beauty, contentment, and life itself is a gift! No amount of money can buy you those!

☀️Radiant Glory

Competing With God? Haman!

Esther 5:7 Then Esther answered and said, “My petition and request is this: If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, then let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.” So Haman went out that day joyful and with a glad heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, and that he did not stand or tremble before him, he was filled with indignation against contentment-4Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless Haman restrained himself and went home, and he sent and called for his friends and his wife Zeresh. 11 Then Haman told them of his great riches, the multitude of his children, everything in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the officials and servants of the king. 12 Moreover Haman said, “Besides, Queen Esther invited no one but me to come in with the king to the banquet that she prepared; and tomorrow I am again invited by her, along with the king. 13 Yet all this avails me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.” 14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made.

1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. The cause of all ills in life is lack of godly contentment. You see the self centredness of man makes man to think the world revolves round him, causing him to covet and defraud and all sort just to seemingly take hold of what others do not have. Haman was such a man!  Entertained privately by the ruling royal, exclusive pass to exclusivity and yet was not content, but covet the adulation of that simple man called Mordecai, that has nothing else going for him but stand at the gate with dust all over his ragly clothing! You are right! It is quite easy for the nose in the air, self righteous to look down on those perceived to be disfavored as subject to be god over.

We all have felt like Haman at one point or another, where we felt we deserve more recognition or acknowledgement from someone, a group, establishment or community than we got. We’ve all at one point assume we are better than others and so on. I had felt disrespected by someone that I felt was not at par with me. We place our self on a higher scale and look with disdain on those others we assume, based on our limited knowledge to be of a lower class on the lower scale.

Friends, it is time to set aside our preconceived and faulty way of thinking and take up the standard laid down by Jesus Christ according to scriptures. We are all equally saved by grace, cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ, sanctified and ordained for His good pleasure. Be humble and treat everyone like you would like to be treated.

Fear God and depart from evil. Lack of contentment was Haman’s downfall, may it not be yours and mine in Jesus Christ name. Be contented with your lot in life even while you strive for more of what God has to make available for you. Don’t be a stumbling block for another! Come down your high horse. Christ speaks to you now, please listen, He loves you!

Shalom! Shalom!

The Importance of Attitude

July 20, 2015

The Importance of Attitude

Philippians 2:3–5

This may shock you, but I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me, or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. The attitude I choose keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.

Yet we must admit that we spend more of our time concentrating and fretting over the things that can’t be changed than we do giving attention to the one that we can change, our choice of attitude. Stop and think about some of the things that suck up our attention and energy, all of them inescapable: the weather, the wind, people’s action and criticisms, who won or lost the game, delays at airports or waiting rooms, x-ray results, gas and food costs.

Quit wasting energy fighting the inescapable and turn your energy to keeping the right attitude. Those things we can’t do anything about shouldn’t even come up in our minds; the alternative is ulcers, cancer, sourness, depression.

Let’s choose each day and every day to keep an attitude of faith and joy and belief and compassion.

Take charge of your own mind!

 The most significant decision we can make today is our choice of attitude. Chuck Swindoll

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Love The Word!

Embrace the Word!

Embrace the Word!

Friends allow God to embrace you through “The Word”, his son Jesus Christ. As you get to know the Lord more by studying and owning the promises contained in the scriptures, a love relationship happens that you can actually feel “The Word” embracing you.

The assurance of his presence, confidence in his ability to do what he says he will do, total trust in him to shield, protect, sustain, provide, promote, enable, heal and so much more is just some of the many benefit of a relationship with love personified, our Lord Jesus Christ who loves us unconditionally.

I can’t but emphasize this enough friends, Jesus loves you and want to have a relationship with you. Its like the most handsome guy on the block doting on you, then imagine he who created the whole Universe and all in it asking you out. How awesome to know that you are loved unconditionally, no matter what you do or do not do, now or in the past, nothing is capable of separating you and I from the love of God.

Oh! I feel love, I feel joy and happiness. I am walking on the cloud drunk with love, joy and contentment in the arm of my maker, creator, lover of my soul, Most High God, all knowing, all seeing, only wise God, to whom be glory, honor, and adoration.

Unfailing Love – Rise up, take hold, it’s real!

I am beloved!

I am beloved!

Friends, be encouraged and know that God will not leave nor forsake you. He loves you so deeply beyond human comprehension. Imagine your first love, the fluttering of butterflies in your hearts and stomach. The giggling sensation of a loving touch and overwhelming calmness of contentment in the arm of your love. All this is not adequate enough to describe the love experience with the most high God. It is just too awesome! Knowing God loves you, with weakness and all is something that should give you warmth.

You see we do not qualify for love  because on our own merit, there ain’t anything good in us, we backbite, hate, envy, tell lies, an average Joe is full of arrogance and so on. Yet God gave his own son Jesus Christ to die for my sins and yours. Christ redeemed us from all the evil that was second nature to us.

The evil things we enjoyed in the past is repulsive to us now. In the past when a guy “checks you out” you feel good about it. Now you are like common man, repent. You are conscious of your royalty, you are not common, not cheap, you are rare, wonderfully and beautifully made, not a play thing to be handled any how. You are Christ ambassador, a diplomat, God’s own special person. Whoa!

Our God is awesome, recreating strength, courage, love and patience out of nothingness. Revamping our life’s to exude glory, honor and majesty. Can you see the picture of who you are through the eyes of the Master? Open your hearts my friends, let the love of Christ in. You will be transformed to be who you are created to be, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a special people that God gives authority to have dominion upon all things created.

Will you draw close to God today, repent of your do it yourself approach to life, invite Jesus in to take the rein and lead you on the path of righteousness. He loves you regardless of your decision today. You will be doing yourself a disservice if you reject Christ love. It is freely given, please stretch your heart, extend your hands today, reach out in faith, just believe and ask him to touch you today. Tomorrow might be too late!. Today is the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 130

A song of ascents.

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
2 Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive
to my cry for mercy.
3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love
and with him is full redemption.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
from all their sins.